May 2, 2006

The Immigration Conflation II

Carroll Andrew Morse

Glenn Reynolds suggests an agenda that might be motivating some of the organizers of yesterday’s illegal immigration rally…

People are talking about backlash, and how these rallies are counterproductive. That's probably right, but I think that's what the A.N.S.W.E.R. folks are hoping for. Right now you have lots of immigrants who want to be part of America. The A.N.S.W.E.R. people have been stoking these demonstrations not because they want to help illegal immigrants, but because they hope to provoke a backlash that will make them angry at America instead. They don't have short-term ameliorative political goals -- they want shock troops for the revolution.
The group A.N.S.W.E.R that Reynolds (and Marc) refer to is a radical-left group who helped organize the rallies in some parts of the country, though they did not play an official role in the Rhode Island protests.