Are We Just A Bunch Of Racists

I’ve been wondering about this port deal that everyone has been talking about this week. One thing that seems to be happening is that there is a reaction going on. This reaction to me seems to be based on racism. A reaction to this deal for Dubai management to take over the ports of the United States. There are likely some legitimate concerns, but it seems like the bulk of the reaction is people in Congress trying to get some attention, set themselves apart from the current administration and stir up and actually encourage fear and racism.

To be fair, I don’t live near a port so this doesn’t affect me personally, but something just doesn’t seem right about this to me.

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One comment

  1. The purely reactive and xenophobic nature of the congressional pile-on is depressing. Then again, yet another White House response of “it’s fine, trust us” is none too comforting. The concern is almost certainly bullshit, but then again post-Katrina, its hard to find the bottom of the federal government’s capacity for dropping balls. The only good that could possibly come out of it is a serious discussion of port security, but that’s probably too much to ask.

    Incidentally, you don’t live all that far from an international port. Why do you think they call it International Falls?

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