I tried not to rise to the bait proffered so generously by the anti-immigrant nazis in their responses to today's New York Times editorial about the federal judge in Arizona blocking most of the new law's harmful aspects. I managed to resist a useless effort in the comments section which would probably achieve nothing. But having once thought that the anti-immigrant nazis must be a minority in the country, I'm really beginning to wonder. Apparently the Democrats are afraid of addressing immigration in a somewhat reasonable if somewhat harsh-to-immigrants fashion because of the upcoming elections. Just how strong is the anti-immigrant crowd in the US?
For that matter, how powerful are the anti-global warming forces; the idiots who don't understand why taxes are important, at least on the rich; old folks who bask in Medicare but want the government out of healthcare; people who can't think their way through a simple arithmetic problem let alone the economic problems facing the country, etc. etc.? If these forces win in November, truly, what will happen to the country and the world?
What to do?