About the sad state of affairs in this country and what now passes as patriotism, head on over to Q and O and get a load of what Jon Henke has been dealing with lately. Jon linked to this outrageous video allegedly showing homegrown patriots executing illegal immigrants (the folks at Orcinus have been covering this in great detail). Jon writes:
Assuming the video is real…
He wanted to be free and live a better life where that was possible…so he was shot.
The shooter and everybody involved should be imprisoned for life. The United States would be far better off with millions of illegal immigrants living freely in our country….and one less of each of the people behind this video.
You would think the response, assuming the video is true, would be one of unanimous disgust and outrage. You would, alas, be wrong. Jon had to do a follow-up:
Last night, I wrote a post pointing to what appeared to be a video of border vigilantes shooting an illegal immigrant. Two comments to that post deserve to be exposed to sunlight…
1. “Look, America is our home. Our house, if you will. If someone breaks into my home at night, I’l shooting them. […] But when they show from the absolute start that they have no regard for our laws, I don’t want them here, and sicne the government is doing almost nothing to stop their entry, I would forward the idea that Paco and Jose will stop trying to break into our house once they hear about how Jose’s 2 brothers got shot trying the same trick last week…”
2. “That said, a few more of these may be a very effective deterrent against illegal immigration.”
There is no excuse and no defense for this, and it is not welcome in our comments.
Jon, of course, has it completely right, but the fact that these folks are out there and actually think they are patriots is still entirely too depressing for me to say much more.