Thoughts About Auntie Zeituni

An interesting e-mail conversation with a co-worker prompted by the television interview with Obama's aunt, an illegal immigrant:

Cath: Ye Gods, did you hear that Auntie Zeituni said that America has an obligation to make her a citizen?

Yours Truly: Ayuh. I like that. “An obligation.” Yeah. Right. Why should she merit special consideration? Or maybe she’s been infected with the “It’s owed to me because the bleeding heart politically correct Progressives say so” virus.

Cath: She said her American Dream has become her worst nightmare. Oh geez, my heart, she bleeds. Maybe she should go home then, eh?

Yours Truly: Funny, I don’t remember my maternal grandparents ever saying their becoming American citizens was owed to them. They did it the old fashioned way: they earned it. Nothing was owed to them. Nothing.

Cath: Same here. I really don’t understand why more legal immigrants aren’t speaking out against these people. [A friend of mine] became a citizen for the sole purpose of voting against Bush and she doesn’t understand why we hate immigrants (another one that doesn’t make the distinction between legal and illegal).

Yours Truly: I’ve run across the same issue, where people seem to think that because I’m against illegal immigration that I’m against all immigration. I’m not. But you know how it is with the bleeding hearts – their logic discriminators were surgically or chemically removed sometime between birth and achieving adulthood (assuming they ever really reach it). Logic and rationality have no place in their thought processes, only emotion. (I think I’ve said this more than once: I don’t know how many times I’ve had to interrupt some fount of progressive wisdom and state “I don’t care what you feel about [place subject du jour here], I want to know what you think about it!” And the only response I usually get is “What’s the difference?”)

Need I say more?