Somehow Border Fire Report gets picked up by Google News which may lead some people to believe they are just another unbiased site of news and information. Unfortunately, as you can gather from the name, they are focused on pushing their views against undocumented migrants.
The title for their latest piece is We are not being sent to the back of the bus we are being kicked off which gives us the oft used comparison of today’s issue with immigration and the civil rights movement of forty years ago. However, it is the American people (or whites if you care to read into it) who are being treated as second class citizens. This claim couldn’t be more misguided and their use of this struggle to fuel hatred on their site is truly disgusting. This ‘news’ site tries to do is convince readers that we are all heading into an abyss and it’s all the fault of undocumented migrants. Nobody likes the analogy, but it cannot be refuted that this same tactic was used in Germany over sixty years ago to much success. It’s simply playing on people’s fears. In the U.S. we have the fear that our comforts will be stripped away and we’ll all fall into severe poverty.
The reason I wanted to write about BFR though is because of their coverage of the McDonald’s fine in recent news. While not all BFR articles take the time to bash Hispanics this one certainly does. Here’s the title of that article:
The title alone is quite terrible and doesn’t represent responsible journalism to me and the words underneath are no better. John Lillpop, a writer for Border Fire Report calls this piece satire which will surely afford him a spot at The New Yorker.
American citizens are generally aware of the fact that eating at McDonald’s can pose a serious risk to one’s health owing to the salt, fat, sugar, and carbohydrate content of food prepared there.
But how many Americans realize that dining under the Golden Arches might also expose one to ID theft and financial ruin?
In this case we have a company being charged for hiring undocumented workers, many of which were allowed to return home from what I could gather. This is slightly different than the fate of those who were caught in the Postville raid. In the McDonald’s case there was a hefty fine, but I still have not found any confirmation that jail time will be served to anyone involved. It seems once again that if you have the money you can buy the ‘get out of jail free’ card. For Lillpop this episode becomes a means to further spread the fear that his buddies at Border Fire Report like to set ablaze in the driest American minds.
That crime was bad enough, but Gillespie and Moore went the extra mile by providing invading criminals with false identities and social security numbers belonging to Americans!
People working a job seen unpleasant by many people, but one that does provide a means of living are “invading criminals” meant to make you think they want to kill you. Lillpop says these “criminals” want to steal your identity when it’s the franchise that handed over identification. Somehow Lillpop thinks that migrants are criminal masterminds and are using your information to become wealthy beyond belief. All the while they continue to go to work at McDonald’s to fool us all.
Next the article celebrates these migrant’s return home to their “third world nations of origin.” This statement is exactly what’s wrong with America and why we’re in the mess we’re in. It’s a simple inability to care for others. No matter what Lillpop thinks about undocumented migrants or “illegal” immigration his celebrating the fact that others live in “third world” nations is crass and quite sickening. This type of sentiment is often seen displayed by White Supremacist groups at anti-illegal rallies as “3rd world immigrants make third world nations.”
If that’s not enough John gives Hispanic people one last little kick at the end of his article:
This bizarre episode simply begs for a new McDonald’s motto: How about,
“Try a Spicy McDonald’s Taco, With Extra Salsa–to Go!”