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My point in both my posts is that we are fed information by the 6 corps that own 90% of everything we see, hear or read. And they a deliberately telling the public 2 different stories. This is simply a wedge issue that people bite on and will not let go.
If all illegals were not here there would be less crime because the small percent of bad would not be here along with the law abiding illegals (other than breaking the law to be here).
a reply to: theantediluvian
If illegals weren't here, there would be a smaller number of crimes in terms of raw numbers. If nobody had any children next year, there'd also be a smaller number of crimes in terms of raw numbers. What we should concern ourselves with is crime rates, not raw numbers. 10 murders in NYC in a year, with a population of what? 8-10 million? Would be nothing short of miraculous. 10 murders in a town of 800-1,000 would be an astronomically high rate and if they were separate murders, I'd think mass exodus would be in order
1. outstandingly bad; shocking.
We live in an imperfect world, all illegals are by fact breaking the law by simply being here.
There are indeed more crimes because the illegals are here, and unlike your approach, I will not dismiss that or try to explain it away.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
This was hardly a surprising move considering the nature of candidate Trump's rhetoric about Mexican rapists and his repeated invocation of Kate Steinle. Fear is perhaps the most effective, hence popular, method of manipulating the masses. From what I've observed, it seems to that when it comes to choosing a boogeyman, right-wingers favor non-whites and non-Christians (or here in the US, particularly in the past, non-Protestants) whereas Leftist employ... well... right-wingers. In either case, the name of the game is to generate fear, distrust and outrage by using the most egregious examples from among the boogeymen.