Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Fact, Not Extremism, He Says

Sometimes I find there is just nothing to say. Go read this article in Utah County, Utah's Daily Herald (this is the county where Provo is):
Utah County Republicans ended their convention on Saturday by debating Satan's influence on illegal immigrants.

The group was unable to take official action because not enough members stuck around long enough to vote, despite the pleadings of party officials. The convention was held at Canyon View Junior High School.

Don Larsen, chairman of legislative District 65 for the Utah County Republican Party, had submitted a resolution warning that Satan's minions want to eliminate national borders and do away with sovereignty.

In a speech at the convention, Larsen told those gathered that illegal immigrants "hate American people" and "are determined to destroy this country, and there is nothing they won't do."

Illegal aliens are in control of the media, and working in tandem with Democrats, are trying to "destroy Christian America" and replace it with "a godless new world order -- and that is not extremism, that is fact," Larsen said.

At the end of his speech, Larsen began to cry, saying illegal immigrants were trying to bring about the destruction of the U.S. "by self invasion."

Republican officials then allowed speakers to defend and refute the resolution. One speaker, who was identified as "Joe," said illegal immigrants were Marxist and under the influence of the devil. Another, who declined to give her name to the Daily Herald, said illegal immigrants should not be allowed because "they are not going to become Republicans and stop flying the flag upside down. ... If they want to be Americans, they should learn to speak English and fly their flag like we do." Convention ends with Satan and immigrants

There's a ton more. Go read it, and think about how nice things are here in our little county.

4 Comments:

Blogger Randi Schimnosky said...

Wow. I think Larsen is mentally ill. And I don't think its any coincidence that mental illness is often corelated with religious ideology - the crazier ideas of religion encourage it because it makes some delusional thinking socially acceptable.

April 29, 2007 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea-not anon-
well, as one of Satan's handmaidens, I want to say that he hasn't said anything to me about immigration. He is too busy trying to keep his brothers, Dick and Karl, from doing too much evil in the world. Even Satan has his limits- unlike DIck and Karl.

Andrea

April 29, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger Orin Ryssman said...

Ok, I guess it is time that I 'fess up to the fact that I lived in Provo in the early 80's...

It is a whacky, crazy sort of place...little wonder that it is rumored that Utah County has the highest per capita consumption of anti-depressants of anywhere in the US. I don't mind being labeled conservative...but these folks...well, they scare even me! And no, you could not pay me to live there...if I were to move to anywhere in Utah it would be within the city limits of Salt Lake City. Yes, SLC has this loud-mouthed liberal for a mayor, but there are far fewer crazies to contend with.

Randi writes,

And I don't think its any coincidence that mental illness is often corelated with religious ideology - the crazier ideas of religion encourage it because it makes some delusional thinking socially acceptable.

I would like to see studies that substantiate that prejudice because I have seen actual studies that indicate that religion leads to less, not more, mental illness.

Still, in the case of Provo, I might make an exception. Though Provo does appear to validate a personal social theory of mine that the higher the concentration of any single social group leads to more odd behaviors. Whether it is Mormons in Provo, Gays and Lesbians in San Francisco, or Baptists in Nashville...too many of any single group is not a good thing.

May 02, 2007 11:25 AM  
Blogger Randi Schimnosky said...

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May 02, 2007 7:31 PM  

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