Saturday, October 9, 2010

Why I don't like foreigners

There are lots and lots of reasons to dislike foreigners, immigrants, and people who aren't like us. 
Look what we're having to put up with, courtesy of WGN in Chicago:

An elderly couple says Cook County sheriff’s police on a drug raid smashed into their Southwest Side house late Thursday night, terrorizing them before admitting they had the wrong house.

With her husband already asleep, 84-year-old Anna Jakymek was just turning out the lights when she heard loud noises at the back and front doors about 11:30 p.m.

Ok, let's start there.  What kind of name for an American is Jakymek?  Americans should be named Smith, Jones, or Patterson.  

Her initial thought was that her 89-year old husband had fallen out of bed, but she realized something else was happening when she looked into the front room.
“I see maybe 20 guys come in and see the door knocked open,” she said…
Son Andrew said the most potent drug in the home is aspirin.

Right.  With a name that sounds like something from a bad brewpub?  Jakymek?  I'm not buying it. 

“They don’t smoke, drink or even watch TV. They believe in America,” he said.
He added that his father, Andrij, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and has terminal cancer.
“He won’t even take pain medicine,” he said…

Andrij ??  Andrij ?? Someone named Andrij isn't rolling up a fat one every night?  Gimme a break.

His mother, he said, called him after the raid at the request of the supervising sergeant on the scene. When he got there, he said he was told the officers had raided the wrong home.

“When I arrived the officer explained they had misinformation, but said his job was over, and he was leaving. They left a copy of the warrant, but he absolved himself of any responsibility for the raid or the damage,” Andrew Jakymec said.

Don't these freakin' foreigners know that there's a drug war going on?  And that we're in a constant battle to save people from....themselves? 
Can Andrew Jakymec pull his Eastern European head out of his rear end long enough to see the truth?  We need to preserve the monopolies of the Mexican Drug Lords and the Afghan Opium Poppy farmers. 
Every once in a while, somebody's gonna get hit with friendly fire.  Don't try playing the victim card just because you have a funny name.
We're in a drug war.  Love it or leave it.  

He estimated the damage to broken doors, locks and windows at up to $3,000.
“Everything was violently opened. Cabinets were ripped open, clothes and sheets were everywhere, and pieces of wood where the doors were rammed were all over the place,” he said.

Radley Balko is claiming that the Jakymeks came here in the 1960's from the Ukraine.  Something about escaping Soviet oppression. 
Well, if they're going to be bitching and moaning every time our police bust up the wrong house looking for small amounts of marijuana, they can take their asses back to Russia. 
How are we going to justify building a border fence without a drug war, Mr. Radley Balko? 
How can we "save and create" jobs for border patrol guards unless we continue our twin policies of drug prohibition and sharia law? 
Do you think we can continue fighting in Afghanistan for the next century without giving our enemies a monopoly on opium products?  Why, if we were to end prohibition, the Taliban would go broke in a month.  Then who would we fight?  
Now that I've had time to think about it, what kind of name is Balko?  It doesn't sound Texan.   

Remember: Foreigners bad.  Drug war good. 


Nick Rowe said...

Now, now, let's clear up some facts here:

1. This raid was conducted by the Cook County Sheriff's Department, not the jackbooted thugs of the BATF. Many libertarians consider the sheriff to be the highest legitimate law enforcement authority. So this isn't about any federal "War on Drugs" but a legitimate, local concern over drugs and gangs according to local laws. The warrant was approved by a local judge.

2. Let's suppose this raid wasn't about drugs but about an Eastern European forced prostitution ring. So the cops got the wrong house - it happens. They had a legal warrant. Maybe they should have conducted more surveillance. But the mistake itself doesn't invalidate the reason for going in. That's an entirely separate argument. Illegal drug dealers are usually heavily armed, and the PoPo are not going to give the occupants the benefit of any doubts. Make drugs legal, and we'll hear about police mistakes in different contexts.

3. This is the same wretched hive of scum and villainy which produced the Daleys, Dan Rostenkowski, Rahm Emmanuel, Jesse Jackson, Blagojevich, and Obama. The entire city has been ruled by liberal democrats for decades. Are liberals part of the anti-drug crusade too?

Dr Ralph said...
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Dr Ralph said...

Wretched hive of scum and villainy? I'll have you know it's been 37 years since I lived in Chicago. Surely things have improved since then.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Yeah. You left. :)

Dr Ralph said...

My point precisely!

Anonymous said...

We all foreigners one way or another we all came from Europe in different times and you CAN'T deny this!

Anonymous said...

We all foreigners one way or another we all came from Europe in different times and you CAN'T deny this!

The Whited Sepulchre said...

My comments in this post were tongue-in-cheek. You silly wetback.