Joshua Holland takes two of the biggest haters in the hate business - Michelle Malkin and Michael Savage.
These two hate-filled morons are blaming the swine flu on undocumental aliens! Isn't that amazing? It's the goddamn migrants from Mexico that have caused all this sickness and fear!
Malkin said, "I've blogged for years about the spread of contagious diseases from the around the world into the U.S. as a result of uncontrolled immigration."
Savage, not to be outdone in hate, pontificated, "Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swing avian flu from Mexico."
But Savage went further, claiming the swine flu was a "radical Islamic" plot, which was undertaken because they knew that Janet Napolitano (head of Homeland Security) "would do nothing to stop the flow of human traffic from Mexico."
It wasn't only Savage. Other nitwits, including Neal Boortz and Bill O'Reilly climbed on that same bandwagon.
Ah, but, truth and common sense intervene. From Holland: "The flu virus is transmitted between humans, and the tiny organisms don't care whether those humans are Mexican immigrants or American tourists or truck drivers or corporate honchos traveling for business."
In fact, it appears that many college students, spring-breaking down in Cancun, brought it home to the U.S.
Holland begins this article noting how the Jews were blamed for the plague in the middle of the 14th century...which led "to a series of progroms in which thousands were burned alive."
Good Christians did the burning. Jews, like illegals, weren't welcome, and usually got blamed for anything that went wrong.
In the U.S., according to the FBI, hate crimes against Latinos are rising. That isn't surprising as millions of dumbnuts who never read a thing and know nothing get their information from the Malkins and Savages of our society and believe the bullshit they hear.
There lies the danger.
As Holland concludes: "The Savages, Glenn Becks and Malkins of the right-wing media may be clownish, but to the extent that they're helping to shape a climate in which all people with an outward appearance similar to that of a migrant from south of the border face discrimination, if not outright peril, their shtick is anything but funny."
Read the entire article here.