From France to Arizona

[Policing the West in order to maintain its
white, Euro-centric, "Christian fascia."]

By MARK N. HOFFMAN

Raid on migrant workers by the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (CRS) in Calais, France; and by ICE on migrant workers at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa.

PREFACE

There is a great RACE WAR (some refer to it as a "Civilization War") taking hold on the World – one that pits the West – i.e., white, Euro-centric Christians - against "all comers." This heinous struggle is being fought - at least insofar as the West is concerned - in the Name of God; in the name of Jesus Christ, A FACT THAT MAKES A MOCKERY OF ALL THAT JESUS TAUGHT.

As real Christians, we need to be very careful to stay clear of this kind of conflict. There is no room for RACISM in the Kingdom of God. As evangelical Christians, we desperately need to come to the realization that we are no longer citizens of this earth (or of any of this earth's civilizations, nations or ethnic groupings - regardless of the perceived facts of the matter), but we are now citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, "whose builder and maker is God." (Heb. 11:10) And this isn't "make believe" or simply a "doctrinal matter" without any practical outcome: the fact is, unless we begin walking in this reality, we will inevitably get swept up in the RACE (civilization) wars that are already beginning throughout the world in places such as Arizona and France (see below). In these "latter days," we need to -

"... put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. (Col. 3:10-11)] [We URGE you to see our articles, "Racism and Right-Wing Christianity" and "The Hamitic Hypothesis;" finally, please also see our article, "Chiapas: The Effect of the New World Order on the Poor;" MOST OF ALL, WE URGE YOU TO SEE OUR ARTICLE, "THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION REACHES AMERICA'S SOUTHERN BORDER" TO UNDERSTAND THE INVOLVEMENT OF AMERICA'S BUSINESS ELITES IN IMPOVERISHING MEXICO'S POOR AND LEAVING THEM NO ALTERNATIVE TO MIGRATE TO EL NORTE.]

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On September, 22, 2009, hundreds of French riot police from the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (CRS) descended upon the Calais "Jungle," a camp of makeshift tents near the French port sheltering more than 800 Afghan, Iraqi, and Iranian migrants.

Most if not all of the migrants were escaping violence in Afghanistan and Iraq and seeking low-skilled jobs in the homeland of their region's "colonizer." Many of them had helped British and American forces in their campaigns against Saddam and the Taliban and were suffering the consequences of their collaboration with Western forces. The agency in charge of the Jungle mission, the notorious CRS, was first deployed in Algeria to re-establish French colonial dominion after World War II. Back in the French metropole, they've been empowered to suppress political dissent. In Calais, they used tear gas, dogs, and overwhelming force to subdue both the offending migrant population and its activist supporters. They demolished the tent city and arrested 278 people, including over 150 minors, in a mission designed ostensibly to "defend Europe."

A year earlier, on May 12, 2008, over 900 heavily armed officers drove a caravan of black trucks through the sleepy back roads of southern Iowa to Postville, site of Agriprocessors, the largest Kosher meatpacking plant in the United States. The officers were agents of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an organization established by the government to "protect America" by "eliminating vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders." The Postville mission: to detain immigrant workers from Latin America en masse for "Aggravated Identity Theft," the crime codified by the 2004 Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act. ICE sought to arrest nearly 700 workers that day, one fourth of the town's population. Of the 390 workers they found and arrested on the shop floor, 383 were Hispanic.

Actively recruited by Agriprocessors, these workers had traveled 1800 miles from their native Guatemala to work under harsh factory conditions for minimum wage on the plant's cut-and-kill assembly line.

To understand the "Why" behind these raids one has to understand the imperatives that animate the new regimes of border control in Western nations.

For instance, consider this:

Intensifying demands for low-wage workers and corresponding patterns of migration and settlement have posed intractable problems for Western regimes of border control. Guardians of the West articulate the central problem in terms of national security and prosperity: "How do we defend the West from potentially dangerous, non-Western foreigners when the relative economic prosperity and global supremacy of the West depends upon the profitable employment of foreign workers?"

The problem becomes embarrassing for the West in the cases of non-Western immigrants who are fleeing violence and poverty engendered by the foreign policies of Western governments and by neoliberal institutions of trade and "development." This problem provokes a militant response from the state when immigrant workers emerge as political actors capable of articulating political demands and of challenging the exclusive sovereignty of Western populations.

WE ARE HUMAN TOO; WE ARE NOT MERELY "BEASTS OF BURDEN"

This problem provokes a militant response from the state WHEN IMMIGRANT WORKERS EMERGE AS POLITICAL ACTORS CAPABLE OF ARTICULATING POLITICAL DEMANDS AND OF CHALLENGING THE EXCLUSIVE SOVEREIGNTY OF WESTERN POPULATIONS.

These dilemmas unearth a deeper, more disturbing set of questions that, although hidden, nevertheless motivate the recent bordering practices in Western nations. These questions arise from anxieties not only about the changing demographics of Europe and "real America," but also about the precarious privileges enjoyed by "native" European and Euro-American workforces.

CLEANSED OF LEGAL PRETENSE AND HYPOCRISY, THE QUESTION OF THE BORDER IS A QUESTION OF THE ECONOMIC SECURITY OF AN ETHNO-RACIAL IDENTITY. As the guardians of European identity and supremacy, Western nations must ask: "How can the West incorporate foreigners into its national economies as apolitical, docile workers without jeopardizing the political privileges of its 'native' workforces"? In other words, how can the West continue to expand and prosper without jeopardizing the racial exclusions upon which citizenship in Western countries is founded?

Section 287 of The [U.S.] Immigration and Nationality Act and the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act were two of the West's cryptic responses to this question. In Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, the state's objectives are more transparent. THE BILL WARNS THAT IF YOU SEEM FOREIGN, YOU ARE A SUSPECT. YOU OUGHT TO BE AFRAID, TO REMAIN SILENT, AND TO ACCEPT YOUR ALIEN STATUS.

NOTE FROM ANTIPAS: The real object of these laws – at least insofar as the elites are concerned (i.e., the ones with which Conservative Christians are allied) – is not necessarily to remove migrant workers from the "homeland, as it is to keep them cowering in fear, and in the process rendering them as docile slave-laborers in the service of rich, white Americans who have a need for cheap agricultural and factory workers to say nothing of nannies and gardeners for well-off white families throughout the country.

Illegal aliens in a holding cell in the U.S.; Illegal aliens in a holding cell in France.

These kinds of repressive legal mechanisms can be traced back to the early years of European imperial expansion and colonial rule, when racial distinctions could still be employed in legal discourse to justify the inclusion-through-exploitation of supposedly inferior peoples. Today, however, ostensibly post-racial and postcolonial Western nation-states must disguise racial exclusions as colorblind matters of law and order. The language and official intentions may have changed, but the effects are the same.

Posters asserting the inferiority of Black People - ideas that were widespread both in the North and the South in the years leading up to the Civil Rights Crusade. Denigrating "people of color" as something less than human gave whites (and, sadly, even white Christians) the justification to treat such people as nothing more than "beasts of burden."

As they did in the years leading up to the era of fascist and communist totalitarianism, Western governments have attempted to address the problems associated with the transgression of ethno-national identities by delegating sovereign authority to the police as a force of national defense. Laws and decrees encouraging agents of border control to arrest suspected border crossers function to insulate expert guardians of national borders from the political fray. By coordinating national and international policing initiatives, new regimes of border control have produced monstrous networks of relatively autonomous agencies responsible for the protection and purification of Western populations as such.

ICE and the CRS: American and French agencies charged with the protection and purification of Western populations - patrolling the streets like vultures.

Perhaps most disturbingly, the new legal frameworks effectively deputize not only local police, but also entire populations. By encouraging local police and local businesses to collaborate with local residents as well as with national agencies of immigration management, the frameworks pit citizen-subjects against their improperly documented neighbors. In Tucson as in Calais, citizens are now encouraged to participate in state surveillance by informing on suspected "illegals." Those who strive to protect immigrants from draconian practices risk legal ramifications designed to punish those who harbor, aid, and abet offending aliens. Racial surveillance is once again morphing into a civic duty, border control into an everyday practice.

In Calais, the CRS patrol city streets like vultures hunting brown-skinned bodies. European passport holders applaud or turn a blind eye when the police arrest children on their way to food distribution centers or men walking to warming houses and gutted, outdoor shelters. But even the most properly documented Europeans need to be wary. The CRS will stop you on your way to the supermarché should you possess what they regard as a migrant's complexion. They will ask for your "papiers, papiers!" and you'd better have them on your person, no matter what, or else. They catch, hold, harass, document, detain, release, and catch again. On occasion, they will deport an offender to Italy or Greece, the migrant's "country of first entry," where their fingerprints are archived and entered into the European Union database. Once agents of French imperialism, the CRS are now agents of fortress Europe. Their jurisdiction is Europe-as-a-whole.

ICE haunts Postville, Tucson, Worthington, New York, LA, and Phoenix. It haunts small- and big-town America with equally chilling effects. It haunts like a dictator's spectral force on the eve of a horrible purge. One never knows when and where it will strike next or whose lives, families, and communities it will destroy. And it doesn't act alone. It recruits your municipal officers and politicians. It recruits major corporations and small businesses, all of which must now participate in its new programs of electronic surveillance. It recruits the Department of Agriculture and Attorneys General from every state. It recruits us all. Under the auspices of laws like 287g, "partnership" programs of "community policing," executive decrees that demand compliance with these programs, and the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, ICE acts. It acts independent of "the people," but always in our name, in the name of "we the people," IN THE NAME OF THE EURO-AMERICAN POPULATION, OF THE EUROPEAN RACE. It acts as the police state representing the West.

And if the readiness of politicians and citizens to follow Arizona's lead is any indication, the chilling will continue.

We the Euro-American people? We the people-police?

The colonial police state has blossomed in France and it lurks behind Arizona's Senate Bill 1070. Beware, Americans, of the emerging police state. Beware, lest we all reap what Calais and Arizona now sow.

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"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

"THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

"THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

"THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."

Martin Niemöller

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