I haven't seen these in my neighborhood or community as of yet. I hope to God I never do. Someone has, apparently, though:
I saw the first of these ribbons on a car a few months ago, since then I’ve come across them a couple of other times. It’s a picture we’re all familiar with. You pull up to a light, and start to read the messages displayed on the back of the cars stopped in front of you, and you begin to get a mental picture of its occupants. You can tell a lot about a person by reading the messages proudly exhibited on their bumpers.The author then goes on to describe the organization behind the sticker and ribbon: The National Alliance. Duke1676 gives a quick description of this hate group's campaign from their own site:
This particular sticker was accompanied by the usual cast of characters; the W sticker, a few for some local Republicans, the flag sticker, a support or troops ribbon, maybe even one about killing the unborn or taking away our guns. Frankly I’ve grown immune to them. My outrage meter, now unable to take the constant barrage of inflammatory rhetoric. But this one stuck out in my mind, not because it was so blatantly racist, but because for a moment I had that sinking feeling that perhaps I was one of a small minority of people who would find it so. This kind of racism seems accepted by many in today’s post 9-11 world, where Lou Dobbbs can nightly lecture millions on the “broken borders” and invasion from the south.
Bring Them Home and Put Them On The Mexican Border!And just to drive the point home that these cats are up to no good, here's their "statement of principles":
The brave men and women who serve in our armed forces are the victims of a deadly conflict of interest. Millions of Third Worlders are invading the US through Mexico, while the blood of our sons and daughters is spent protecting the borders of a hostile country.
Why invade a sovereign country that never attacked us? The answer: The desire to secure Israel by powerful Jewish lobbyists and advisors who wormed their way into the Bush administration.
The Arabs wage war through desperate, primitive terrorism and the Jews wage war through high-tech terror and corruption of the US government. We want no part of their war. Millions of Third Worlders invade the US, through Mexico. But our government is being run by people who are more concerned about Israel’s borders than our own.
Our world is hierarchical. Each of us is a member of the Aryan (or European) race, which, like the other races, developed its special characteristics over many thousands of years during which natural selection not only adapted it to its environment but also advanced it along its evolutionary path. Those races which evolved in the more demanding environment of the North, where surviving a winter required planning and self-discipline, advanced more rapidly in the development of the higher mental faculties -- including the abilities to conceptualize, to solve problems, to plan for the future, and to postpone gratification -- than those which remained in the relatively unvarying climate of the tropics. Consequently, the races vary today in their capabilities to build and to sustain a civilized society and, more generally, in their abilities to lend a conscious hand to Nature in the task of evolution.The signals they're sending are clear: "white skin good, brown skin bad." Based on that belief, their argument is that immigration from Mexico and Central America must be stopped. Now do the folks that put these stickers and ribbons on their cars know who they're supporting? Hard to say. Would it matter to them if they did know? I wonder. Let's just say I have my doubts.
As XicanoPwr of ¡Para Justicia y Libertad! notes, "it is the same crap when sick fucks who like give out permits to hunt liberals ..."
Maybe this comment says it the best:
I don't know which is stupider, thinking that they can stop either the inevitable demographic shift now taking place in both the US and Europe, standing on Indian land to spew their ignorant sputum at the sons and daughters of the indigenous people of the continent, or their beyond the planet of lame and never-ending attempts to hijack the Resistance in Palestine and elsewhere with their anti-Jewish garbage.I don't think I need to add anything to that.
That particular bit of idiocy reminds me of the "fundie" Christians whose "support for Israel" is based on their belief in and desire for the "Rapture" which features hurling recalcitrant Jews into a lake of fire.