Letter criticizes Infowars anti-immigrant position
PETER'S NEW YORK, June 10,
2009--Our website was sent a letter of appreciation recently for
defending immigration, legal or otherwise. It is our opinion that no
country ought to exercise its authority to block people from settling
within its borders, and that government's only legitimate role is to
facilitate such immigration consistent with the maintenance of order.
It is a human right to travel freely, and to live where one wants.
While radio personality Alex
Jones (www.infowars.com) is praised by many in the activist
community who are daily engaged in the fight against organized and
endemic government abuse and lawlessness, Jones's extension of this
activism to malign people from other countries attempting to exercise
their human right to settle in the United States has been challenged
by, among others, Jones's own radio show guests, such as former
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
Jones often cites a plan by the "New World Order" to disrupt American
society by encouraging illegal immigration. However true this may be,
it does not nullify the human right to earn a living and live where one
chooses. It is not justification for demonizing the people of Mexico or
any other country. Many of the privileges enjoyed, according to Jones,
by illegal immigrants, such as relative freedom from harassment by law
enforcement, are the ones that all Americans should possess.
We hope that Alex Jones, whose efforts
we, on the whole, applaud and actively support, and whose radio show is must-listen to
everyone concerned about the state of this country, continues his good
work while revisiting his attitude toward immigrants. While Jones often
characterizes Mexicans by such actions as "taking a dump" in the toilet
tanks of public restrooms, it would be hard to believe that this is a
common practice among all but the tiny minority of Mexicans in this
country, or that the rate of crime among illegal Mexican immigrants is
much different from that of the overall American population.
What follows is the text of the letter referred to
above, published with permission of the author, whose full name
has been withheld at their request.
"Hi, I just discovered your website through my professor and was reading your article about Alex Jones and his views on immigration. and I totally agree with you. I went to Infowars.com and
found the website interesting and agreed with most of it, but when I
read about how Mexicans are the scum of the earth, I was shocked and I
was heartbroken, to think that someone like Jones who believes in
rights and was against control, would be writing about illegal
immigrants ruining this country, yet for some reason no one ever
mentions that the corporations and our government are the ones to blame
for creating corrupt governments in Central and South America.
"My family is from Guatemala, and if you are not familiar with Guatemala, there was a civil war in the '70s and our government aided the rebels who ended up taking over and f**king up the country and they did
the same in Chile.
So it frustrates me when I read these racist remarks on Infowars, when
I assume that the people there are intelligent and would do their
homework and realize that drug dealers are not the only people crossing the borderand
make up a small percentage; plus our government needs drug dealers
they depend on it and also would realize we have a HUGE number of
illegal CANADIANS, but no one ever mentions them, because they are
white! and no one seems to realize that issues of illegal immigrants
have been part of this country since the beginning, they did it with
Eastern Europeans and Asians and now it's Latinos aka Mexicans, because
apparently every one who is brown is supposedly Mexican, very
irritating, anyway so I wrote because I wanted to thank you for not
agreeing with him and stating your opinion on Infowars, because a lot
of those people on there are totally racist and only one in a hundred
actually realizes that the people are not to blame, but rather our
government. So thanks."