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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beware! Illegal Pilgrims

6 comments:

it's margaret said...

As Juan sez --the water they crossed is bigger and deeper than the water I crossed... They are the real wetbacks...

Hard not to agree....

Rachael said...

This is brilliant! I love it.

David |Dah • veed| said...

That is a take off on these very real signs on I-5 just north of the US - Mexico border in San Diego, CA.

http://disparate.info/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/crossingsign.jpg

Just about everyone who lives anywhere on the planet outside of the Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania are the descendants of immigrants at some point of their ancestry. In some places it has just been a matter of who got there first. Other places it has been a case of who got there with the most powerful weapons.

Elaine C. said...

My ancestors, as gypsy's, were deported from England to Canada, the deported from Canada to the US, in the 19th Century. I'm guessing they didn't start out legal in the US, I could be wrong. My greatgrandfather built a brewery, made money, and his children, born here were legal. His daughter always taught me that we should look out for other gypsy's folks like us who were always assumed to be guilty, or in the wrong.

I'm a long way from that ancestry. I've no idea what being a gypsy is, but I get the gospel imperative for social justice ... I learned it from Grandma and from Jesus.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Margaret, I think the point of this 'cartoon' is that we're all wetbacks. Everyone who is here came here from another place - even the pilgrims.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Dah-veed: I thought of you as soon as I saw this cartoon. You are in my prayers.