Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist went on Vic Eliason’s Crosstalk radio show and they took a call from a woman who was both fact-challenged and fascist. She actually suggested that we put immigrants into a prison camp and gas them. Eliason said he didn’t think that we’re that kind of country, but Gilchrist sympathized with her and said he understood where she was coming from.
“We need to put them in a prison camp or a building and not give them any help, just lock them up with arms behind them, or otherwise we are going to put them in a building and gas them to death like they did in Germany, we can’t put up with this,” the caller said.
After host Vic Eliason chided the caller for her remarks, Gilchrist said he sympathized with her “angst” and “anger” at the “mob of illegal aleins.” He thanked the caller and commended her for sharing her beliefs, claiming that her call to kill the immigrants was simply a metaphor.
“I understand that lady’s angst and her resignation that we are no longer a nations of laws,” Gilchrist said. “She sees we are no longer a nation of laws.”
He continued: “Maybe the conduct du jour now is fight lawlessness with lawlessness, and if we are going to have a Congress and a president and a mob of illegal aliens who are going to snub their nose at the law, why can’t this lady feel the same way? I sense that is where her anger is coming from. She has no intention of putting anyone in prison, I think that was a metaphor. I commend her for coming forward with her feelings because I know what she is talking about. Thank you, ma’am.”
I should also add that the Obama administration is following the law for all these child refugees. Federal law, signed by Bush, requires that those children be given an immigration hearing before a judge. They can’t be sent back immediately, as Gilchrist and the other right wingers demand. They are the ones who are demanding that the law be violated, while simultaneously blathering on about the importance of the rule of law.
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