This tide of meanness needs to stop – The Charlotte Observer

This is a great article on the current immigrant hatred.

This tide of meanness needs to stop – The Charlotte Observer
Posted on Thu, Jun. 05, 2008
MARY SCHULKEN

“I don’t see no Americans, I see trespassers, Irish harps doing a job for a nickel a nigger does for a dime and the white man used to get a quarter for.”

William “Bill the Butcher” Cutting, a hardcore nativist who had a bald eagle in his fake eye, ranks among the most vicious film villains of all time.

His character, portrayed stunningly by Daniel Day Lewis in the 2003 movie “Gangs of New York,” led the city’s white gangs in battle in the early 19th century against their Irish counterparts.

The Butcher (http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=djU2b_E WuDE& feature=related) was skilled with sharp knives. He hated immigrants – especially the Irish – like cockroaches, and lived to smash them.

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One thought on “This tide of meanness needs to stop – The Charlotte Observer

  1. Great find, symsess,

    She’s going to take a lot of heat for this, we should probably write in letters to the editor.

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