We’d thought we’d heard it all, and seen a lot of it, but then again, we haven’t had much contact with the NYU College Republicans. We did have a brief run-in with the 4 or 5 CRs at Columbia back when the Minutemen came to town, but their NYU counterparts are taking their own twisted spin on their anti-immigration "cause" with an event they’re sponsoring tomorrow on campus subtly titled "Find the Illegal Immigrant".
The organization’s Facebook.com page explains the "game":
There will be one individual with a nametag that reads ’illegal immigrant’. This person has volunteered to do so and is not actually an illegal immigrant. On Thursday people will be signing up to be ’INS’ and the first person that signed up and finds the "illegal" will get a prize. At the table there will be information and handouts on the subject matter to inform others on the problems that ILLEGAL immigration causes.
Name: Find the Illegal Immigrant
Host: NYU College Republicans
Type: Causes – Rally
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: South side of Silver
Naturally, we assume there will be more protestors than supporters on campus tomorrow (as tends to be the case), but really, what were they thinking? I’d like to hear their list of "problems" and see how cushy their lives would continue to be if all their anti-immigration policies were put into effect. Or are these (most likely) over-priveliged NYU youth really aching for jobs at delis, factories, restaurants, construction sites, etc.? I think NOT.
Oh, and for the record, the INS doesn’t exist anymore… it was swallowed up into Homeland Security back in 2003 as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). Do some research, NYU-ers.
I don’t really know what else to say, except WTF?!??! Again.
So I’ll leave you with some more blather from the original Facebook posting (that has since been erased):
we, as CR’s, are free to hold politically incorrect events while at the same time making a point. Not all things politics need to be serious.
What is serious, is how quickly we’ve been able to garner so much attention and controversy, and so mission accomplished. Thanks guys.
(This message will probably piss you crazy wall-posters off more, which I do find funny)
We have more wall posts than people definitely attending this event. The people with no lives giving life-story testimonials to this event wall as if we, the real CR’s, actually give a shit what these people think should consider that we’re doing this regardless, but we appreciate how pissed off you guys get at a joke with which you dont agree.
btw, just another example how small minded people fear other people’s ideas and try to stifle it by attempting to cover it up/silence with their own rhetoric.
-Rick (The Captain)