The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant.”


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Modern American freedom: The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant.”

And what happens if someone ignores this ban? Will they send them to a concentration camp?

Considering the overwhelming support for the ban (with only one abstention), I wouldn’t be surprised if that is exactly what these students would like to do. And I expect them to try in the coming years as they move into positions of power.

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  • Cotour

    Yes, the future looks interesting to say the least as the younger generation moves into positions of power. I offer one glaring example, Barak Obama.

    The younger generations have been immersed in a confusing world where emotion, morality, strategy, social justice and the “bad” acts of America throughout history are one and must be reconciled to the “new” way of thinking where everyone is equal related to their potential and needs.

    Is the future truly able to be redefined based in this kind of thinking where decisions of this magnitude can be made while we live so many levels from reality as we live in America? To make such assumptions and decisions based in ideology and rejecting the stone cold facts about human nature throughout history can only result in a very interesting social experiment. To say the least.

  • wodun

    My prediction: Whatever new term that is adopted will also become racist when people who are against open borders start using it. Remember folks the Revolution never ends.

  • Edward

    I will have to start using the phrase “criminal immigrant” or “misdemeanant immigrant” so that I don’t end up in a Berkeley concentration camp by accidentally using the banned phrase on campus, sometime.

    How pointing out that a misdemeanant is guilty of illegal activity is “racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory” is a mystery. Do they also extend that label to muggers, bank robbers, or rapists? Indeed, I am offended that the unfair, derogatory and racist labeling of such a properly descriptive phrase has resulted in the banning said phrase. I’m sure that the students don’t care that *I* am offended by their ban; they selfishly care that they feel that they *should* be offended by the now-banned phrase.

    Oh the irony. Next year is the 50th anniversary of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, yet the campus’ student council (once so proud of the FSM — and certain to celebrate this anniversary) is engaged in its own banning of free speech. So much for the students’ respect for the FSM or the First Amendment.

    As I have noted for decades, their attitude is: “Free speech for me, but not for thee!”

  • Pzatchok

    The first baby steps of our future fascists.

    Their parents should be so proud.

    Just imagine their futures in politics and law.

  • “Just imagine their futures in politics and law.”

    You are more right than most people probably realize. This ban was voted by the student government, a body which is almost always made up of students who want to be politicians or lawyers.

  • Pzatchok

    What I find funny about this is that they seem to have forgotten simple etymology of language.

    With the high influx of spanish speaking people into America I’ll just adopt ‘inmigrante ilegal ‘ or ‘ immigré clandestin’ in French.

    They have no idea that almost 75 % of the English language is taken from other languages. Maybe more.
    Many words have been socially deemed unacceptable and they have not gone away. They are just whispered now depending on the company one is in.
    Outlawing a word will just mean its now whispered and only used in trusted company.
    In the end all that does is help mark a divide in society. Those who are trusted and those who are not. Them and us.
    They become the dividers and not the uniters. Exactly the opposite of what they say they want.

  • Cotour

    The term now is “out of compliance”, they are no longer illegal.

  • Pzatchok

    Does it make them any more legal?

  • Cotour

    No, but it makes them sound so much better to the general public. We want to create the proper politically correct imagery you know.

    To be fair, keep in mind that the American government has since the sixties created the influx of more people from south of the boarder than from Europe. So on one hand they say they are taking measures to stop it but they have created it and continue to allow it to happen. Don’t listen to what they say watch what they do.

    I have no problem with people coming to America legally, and I don’t really care from where they come, as long as they come here to become American. Is that racist?

  • Joe

    The Progressive movement always wants to change the language and the dialogue so that they can control the conversation, when are the conservatives going to learn to turn it around against them, perhaps it is too late to start infiltrating the education systems and entertainment, the progs have used the media and education to their advantage against conservative movements for far too long.

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