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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Never the Twain Shall Meet

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Chicago Tribune, October 9, 1920. Nativist fretting over the "Yellow Peril" was sky-high in the Roaring Twenties, and four years after Helen here spoke her ethnocentric mind, Congress passed the Asian Exclusion Act as part of the comprehensive new Immigration Act of 1924. The borders were reopened to Asians again in 1965.

You said it, L.T.: They come here on their 5-year contracts just to work their asses off in the face of restrictive laws, shakedowns and racial violence. Then they have the effrontery to go back to home countries that permit them citizenship, the dirty rats.

"You don't like any of those opinions? Stick around, I got plenty more. Wait, where're you going? Hey, I bet you $3 you can't pick open this padlock in three minutes. . ."

"Take Fu Manchu, for example: That guy gets more white trim than a barbershop floor on senior discount day. It ain't fair to regular joes like me, I tell ya. We just gotta protect our women!"

"But we should also eradicate the ones who are already here by cultivating our psychic control over the earth's morphogenic field!"

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