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Soros Group: Calling People “Illegal” is “Hate Crime”
scottfactor.com ^ | 05/01/12 | Gina Miller

Posted on 05/01/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT by scottfactor

There is a lonely, barren place in what passes as the logic center of the brains of members of the communist Left. Or, we could simply say that they are liars. That is certainly true of leftist leaders—they are indeed liars, but many millions of followers of the Left are more likely just deceived. That is A-OK with the power masters of the communist Left, because it is their aim to deceive.

I came across a promotional video for a campaign to abolish the word “illegal” when referring to people who are in our country illegally. Yes, that is correct. These leftists who are pushing for the dismantling of United States national sovereignty and promoting open borders are seeking to hijack the very language we use to describe criminal aliens. Of course, that is nothing new. For decades, these people have been manipulating the language to disguise their communist platform with euphemisms.

The video was produced by a group that calls itself Colorlines, which is itself a creation of the George Soros-funded Applied Research Center. According to Discover the Networks, the Applied Research Center is a “racial justice” think tank that views the United States as having “structural racism” deeply “embedded in the fabric of society.” Oh, sure! That is why we have members of racial minorities in positions of power at the highest levels in all our institutions. It must be all that “structural racism” that has placed Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court, Condoleeza Rice as the former Secretary of State and Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) as President of the United States, and countless other examples. Racism. Yeah, right.

The 47-second Colorlines video is called “Drop the I-word,” and here is a transcript:

Announcer on the video is a young woman. She does not appear on-screen; it is just her voice. She says, “Calling a person ‘illegal’ takes away their humanity. We can join our voices to ask media and government to drop the i-word now. The i-word derails real conversation about immigration and human rights.”

[Brief clips of media use of the word “illegals” on television]

Announcer, “It’s racially charged, legally inaccurate and morally wrong.”

Video of Neil Cavuto saying, “Hello! You’re illegal!”

Announcer, “And, as we have seen in the past, hateful language can be deadly.”

Video of Robert Smith, professor from Baruch College, saying, “‘Illegal’ functions like a racial epithet. It’s a way of legitimizing violence against a particular group of people because of what they are. That’s the definition of a ‘hate crime.’”

Announcer, “But we can stamp out the slur. No human being is illegal. Let’s drop the i-word. Sign the pledge at drop the i-word dot com.”

Good grief! Where do I begin? This is really a pathetic piece of lying propaganda.

First of all, calling a person “illegal” does not take away his humanity; it simply describes the fact that he has broken the laws of the United States to enter our country illegally. “Illegal” applies to any lawbreaker, and it does no good for a society to deny basic truths and try to pretend that “illegal” is not “illegal.”

The announcer then says that the word “illegal” derails real conversation about immigration and human rights. What?! Exactly what conversation does she want to have? What is being “derailed”? We correctly point out that certain people in America are illegal aliens who do not belong in our country, and that is a conversation-stopper? I suppose it is if the conversation you want to have pretends that these people are not criminal aliens who have snuck into our country.

And, human rights? What human rights are being denied to anyone by the United States? What human rights do criminal aliens have in our country? Criminal—Illegal—aliens have the right to be detained and deported. If only we would honor those rights for them more often!

The announcer claims the term “illegal” is “… racially charged, legally inaccurate and morally wrong.”

An illegal alien can be from any nation, anywhere on Earth, but it just so happens that many, if not most, illegal aliens in our country are from countries south of the U.S.-Mexican border, but we have no need to substitute the word “illegal” for any foreign nationality. And, for her to say that categorizing an illegal alien as “illegal” is “legally inaccurate” makes me wonder what, if anything, they are teaching our kids in schools nowadays. She also does not seem to understand that correctly describing an illegal alien as “illegal” is not morally wrong—it is simply the truth.

Then the announcer drops another whopper, “And, as we have seen in the past, hateful language can be deadly.”

Hateful or not, Language can be deadly? That is a new one on me. No, wait. I guess you could maybe argue that language is deadly, say, for someone in front of a firing squad when the guy says, “Fire!” But, even then, his word itself did not—and could never—actually kill anyone; the bullets did. So a command given (language) can result in death, yet these people are trying to equate a proper description of illegal aliens to words that lead to death. I would say “give me a break,” but I know a break will not be forthcoming from people who make these kinds of ridiculous assertions.

So, then they bring in the “expert witness,” a professor at some college I’ve never heard of, and he really stretches the logic taffy to its breaking point as he claims that the word “illegal” functions as a racial epithet. Boy-howdy! The Left never gets tired of finding new ways to create “racism” where none exists. His claim is ludicrous, but he was not done. He went on to say that the “racial epithet” of “illegal” is a way to legitimize violence against these people. Again, huh?!

I would ask what the heck he is talking about, but there is no need. When it comes to the “logic” of the Left, there is no good answer. He just throws those stupid statements out there as if all he says is simply a given, when anyone with only one eye half-open can clearly see the lies in his words.

Finally, he puts the icing on his fallacious argument cake by declaring that—by his above reasoning—describing someone as “illegal” is a so-called “hate crime.” Does this guy really believe this bunk, or does he believe we are dumb enough to buy it?

The final message in the video is that, “No human being is illegal.” This statement is either stunningly ignorant or deliberately deceptive—either way, it is not good.

This video, this piece of communist propaganda, is just one more fragment of the massive program of the Left. All their lies are for the purpose of hiding their true agenda for our nation, an agenda that includes domination by global governance through the United Nations, the dissolving of our national sovereignty, complete centralized government control of the people and the abolition of our United States Constitution—just for starters!

The part played by illegal aliens includes helping to solidify the power of the Left through election fraud. Illegal aliens who vote in our elections are not limited to one vote, and they each have the ability to cancel out many votes by legal American citizens. The communist Left (which does include “RINO” Republicans, who are also members of the Left) has for years been actively flooding our nation with illegal aliens for the purpose of diluting the conservative vote and wreaking havoc on our social systems.

Since conservatives outnumber liberals in the United States, the Left desperately fights against any measures taken to ensure the integrity of our elections and to enforce our immigration laws. They screech and wail against common-sense voter identification laws, because they rely on election fraud to help their side “win” office. Voter ID laws are a good way to curb quite a bit of voter fraud that occurs.

The truly depressing prospect is that our elections may already be compromised to the point of no return. I wrote about this back in mid-March. We are facing the potential for massive election fraud this November—fraud that would favor Obama, whether the nation votes for him or not.

As we move further into these last days of our world, however long they may be, we must remember that in fighting the forces of darkness, whose foot soldiers are members of the communist Left, our most potent weapon is prayer. We will continue to pray for our nation that God will have mercy on an undeserving people. America collectively turned its back on the Lord in the 1960s, and as this nation has continued its godless march ever-deeper and ever-faster into depravity, we certainly do not deserve the Lord’s mercy. But, the Lord is still merciful, and He may yet grant America a reprieve from this sickening, seemingly inexorable slide into the hellish, communist abyss.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: alien; illegal; mexican; soros

1 posted on 05/01/2012 4:33:22 AM PDT by scottfactor
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To: scottfactor

“The i-word derails real conversation about immigration and human rights.””

Will trespasser work better for you? How about criminal?


2 posted on 05/01/2012 4:37:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: scottfactor
Soros Group: Calling People “Illegal” is “Hate Crime”

Actually it's called "freedom of speech" and as such is a constitutionally protected right.

3 posted on 05/01/2012 4:38:47 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: scottfactor

Sign of desperation, knowing that the truth “hurts”.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:41:19 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: scottfactor

Don’t none of y’all redneck, honkey, cracker Lilly white a** white boys go and use the I word, it’s offensive ya know.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 4:42:38 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: scottfactor

When the left gets its way, we will be reeducated again in camps or killed.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: scottfactor
Soros and his group are illegal, illegal, ILLEGAL ! ! !
7 posted on 05/01/2012 4:43:30 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: scottfactor
The i-word derails real conversation about immigration and human rights.

I have an i-word for you... idiot.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 4:44:09 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: scottfactor

...somebody shoot the SOB....there fixed


9 posted on 05/01/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: scottfactor

Soros Group: Soon to come “Hate Crimes”:

1) Calling people obese people ‘fat’
2) Calling the Democrat Party members ‘Communist’
3) Calling Black males who commit crimes ‘Criminals’
4) Calling an Abortion ‘Killing a baby’
5) Calling people who look like Helen Thomas ‘Ugly’
6) Calling a gay man a ‘Pickle chugger’

Soros Group: Exemptions to “Hate Crimes”

1) One can correctly call a person who wishes to cut federal spending a Bully
2) One can correctly call a person who disagrees with Obama a Racist
3) One can correctly call a person who disagrees with Homosexuality a Homophobe
4) One can correctly call Christians as Close minded Neanderthals.
5) One can correctly use ethnic slang at high achieving Asians.
6) One can correctly label Sarah Palin as a slut


10 posted on 05/01/2012 4:47:35 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: scottfactor
Once again, they want to control the debate. At some point, conservatives will grow tired of these shenanigans and just pinch these people in the face.
11 posted on 05/01/2012 4:51:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: scottfactor

(She says, “Calling a person ‘illegal’ takes away their humanity.)
No it does not. Your being silly and saying it does changes nothing.
We must stop allowing the use of accurate descriptive words being labeled hate speech.
If you have broken laws, if you have stolen into our Country and are committing fraud by living as a citizen and reaping the benefits of such when you have not taking the legal steps to have that privilege........YOU ARE AN ILLEGAL!


12 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:01 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: scottfactor

The term “hate crime” simply means TRUTH WE WANT TO CONCEAL when used by the left.

It’s total BS, and when used simply means that these people are not to be reasoned with.

They shoot you—or you shoot them. Your choice.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 4:54:04 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: scottfactor

Apparently the first amendment is a “hate crime”...who knew?


14 posted on 05/01/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: scottfactor

We’re not allowed to hate criminals? Does that mean we have to become like those fatties who marry death row murderers? Blech!!

A “hate” crime is really a “thought” crime, and “1984” was not meant to be a project plan after reading “Rules for Radicals”. Evil Libtards.


15 posted on 05/01/2012 5:01:14 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: scottfactor
I hate ILLEGAL ALIENS

O, BTW: FUGS

16 posted on 05/01/2012 5:02:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: scottfactor

they’d really hate what I call Soros...


17 posted on 05/01/2012 5:11:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: lula
You're right. We are not the criminals here. Typical liberal reality inversion. The ILLEGALS are the criminals here. That happens to be how they got the moniker - they are in this Country ILLEGALLY. As you and others have pointed out, we are merely exercising a Constitutionally protected right. Calling it like we see it.

Announcer, “It’s racially charged, legally inaccurate and morally wrong.”

Wow, three falsehoods in one statement. Racially charged? Not by me, not in my book. When I refer to an ILLEGAL all I'm referring to is his or her legal residency status. That's it. Legally inaccurate? So, they have immigration papers? Current visas? Anything? Social Security numbers? Taxpayer IDs? Do they pay taxes? Visas? No? Then they are here illegally. That earns them the moniker ILLEGALS. Morally wrong? Ha, a lib lecturing anyone about morals. Tell me, since when has speaking the truth been morally wrong? However, were I to lie - to myself or anyone else - by not calling them what they are... Lying is morally wrong.

18 posted on 05/01/2012 5:11:32 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: scottfactor

I prefer the term “criminal”.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
I believe the whole notion of a "hate crime" is prejudicial anyway. If two people are assaulted, how does the race/creed/color/religion/gender/sexual orientation etc. of the victims play into it? Assault is assault, period. Beating up a person with demographic X instead of Y makes very little difference to the victim. I'd bet they wouldn't really care why they were beat up, just that they didn't want to get beat up. Saying "Well, assault is a crime, but assault against someone who is X is worse." That just introduced an inequity into the law. Hmm, seems I heard somewhere we're all supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law, not discriminated against. Well, that sure sounds like if I'm not X, I'm being discriminated against.

Ironically funny isn't it, that the very people who preach equality and acceptance, etc. etc. are the very ones laying the foundation for permanent inequality. In some cases I believe that is intentional, in others just ineptitude. I believe political and "social" leaders that promote this are doing so intentionally. I think the vast majority of the liberals that go along with it do so only 'cause it sounds good, they've never bothered to consider the consequences, and something in their personality makes them more susceptible to the manipulations of the so-called leaders.

20 posted on 05/01/2012 5:24:01 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: scottfactor
Assuming 'illegal alien' just drives'em nuts, they do have a country to go home to where they can cry about their mistreatment.

Some time back I proposed they be referred to as TOURISTS!

That way they lose their cachet as some sort of immigrant or "undocumented worker'.

A TOURIST uses up his welcome, spends all his money, and goes back home.

21 posted on 05/01/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: scottfactor

A new bumper sticker - Deport an illegal today. It’s for the children.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 5:36:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: scottfactor

(Although this tee-shirt is from a pro-life group, the message of truth is also a perfect fit for the leftist campaign of open-borders lies.)

23 posted on 05/01/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT by drpix
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To: scottfactor
Suppose I dumped hazardous waste in a community compost pile. Would that be illegal dumping? Suppose the cops entered Jane Fonda's home and searched if without a warrant. Would that be an illegal search? Does this terminology diminish the humanity of the waste dumper or the cops conducting the search or does it accurately describe the situation? What is it about accuracy that so offends the left?
24 posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: scottfactor

Sorryazz is a hate crime against mankind in my book.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 6:13:03 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Criminal it shall be. That really describes them better.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 6:16:03 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The next time a Moonbat says to you “there are no illegal people”. Respond by saying “so the Israeli settlements can stay.” Watch their heads explode.


27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:37:15 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: VanDeKoik
It would be a dangerous precedent to ban the word ‘illegal’ in describing undocumented persons who are here enjoying all the benefits of citizenship without any responsibility of REAL citizens and who have no valid status.

How's about my crying foul in front of a judge when I am tried for an ‘illegal’ traffic violation, etc.

Where does all this infantile parsing of our language and bone-head denial of the bare facts of law and order end????

28 posted on 05/01/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: scottfactor
I've never liked the word illegal to describe the Criminal Alien Invasion, it just seems so inadequate.

Maybe this soros based assault on free speech will be the impetus needed to get the Criminal Alien Invasion described accurately.
29 posted on 05/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: massgopguy

Good one.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 6:41:45 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: scottfactor
OK then...how about a word that rhymes with “jetpack”?
31 posted on 05/01/2012 10:07:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

HAHAHAHA!!!


32 posted on 05/01/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: scottfactor

Could care less what a group run by a convicted felon and Nazi collaborator has to say.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 2:11:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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