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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Marchers say gringos, not illegals, have to go

While debates about guest-worker programs for illegal aliens take place in the corridors of power, in the streets of America's big cities no amnesty is being offered by activists calling for the expulsion of most U.S. citizens from their own country.

While politicians debate the fate of some 12 million people residing in the U.S. illegally, the Mexica Movement, one of the organizers of the mass protest in Los Angeles this week, has already decided it is the "non-indigenous," white, English-speaking U.S. citizens of European descent who have to leave what they call "our continent."

The truth is that most Mexicans are no more indigenous than any North American of Northern European descent. The actual, unmixed descendants of the so-called "indigenous" people of Central and North America make up a very small minority of Mexico's population. In truth, there are no "indigenous" people in the Americas, at least according to most archaeologists. The bottom line is that the whole discussion of who got here first is pretty silly and pointless.

In any case, the agenda of the neo-Jacobins moves ahead according to plan. The act of some of these lunatics calling themselves "America's Palestinians" is music to the neo-cons' ears.


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