What’s up with John McCain’s home state? The state legislature has just passed an immigration law that basically targets the state’s Latino population for random stops and demands of their ID’s. As my man, Siddhartha Mitter, remarked yesterday: Apartheid nostalgics will be pleased to learn that the Pass Laws have been dusted off and reinstated, in Arizona. Separately, they have also given official sanction to the fantasies of “birthers” who claim President Barack Obama was not born on US soil.
Made Siddhartha think of Public Enemy’s 1990 tune “By the time I get to Arizona.”
Remember Arizona, and New Hampshire, were the only states that opposed a holiday honoring Martin Luther King. BTW, John McCain has a shameful history in the anti-King initiatives and now the xenophobic immigration initiatives.
Via Siddhartha Mitter