Friday, January 8, 2021

#2426: Frosty Wooldridge

Frosty Wooldridge is an experienced anti-immigrant activist and advisory board member of the group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), whose bigotry and hate reflect an impressive depth of delusion. According to Wooldridge, Muslims and immigrants are to blame for Detroit’s decline into bankruptcy (“descen[t] into the abyss of crime, debauchery, […] and human depravity”) in the early 2010s: Firstly, “unlawful Mexicans moved in at a torrid pace”, converging “on the city for free government handouts.” Worse, though, Muslims are making “the city like a new American Baghdad” (there are some clues that Wooldridge might be confusing Detroit and Dearborn, but whatever: it’s all Michigan, and blame for Detroit’s decline must be assigned), “creating a beachhead for Islamic hegemony in America” and turning Detroit into a new breeding ground for Islamic terrorist. Wooldridge also promotes the false claim that Shariah Law is “creeping into American society, of course.

And just in case you don’t realize the depth of the problem, Wooldridge is ready to remind us thatendless legal and illegal immigration of third world people and their cultures and religions” is a far greater threat to America than the coronavirus. Accordingly, he has called on Congress to “shutdown all immigration immediately” in order to keep Muslims out of America: “Once in control of any country, Muslims destroy any artifact that fails to honor Allah. That means: everything. Then, they install Sharia Law, the most barbaric practices under the sun against women, children, animals, free speech, free thought and anything rational.”

 

Fortunately, he is not a racist. He even has an idea for how to address the issue of racism:Why not separate the races in America? He would also like to remind black people that “slavery built the pyramids, Great Wall, Carthage, Rome and other big empires. The one thing that African-Americans can at least appreciate: over 500,000 white Union soldiers gave up their lives to end slavery.”

 

In 2004 Wooldridge collected many of his ideas in a book, Immigration’s Unarmed Invasion: Deadly Consequences, including his ideas about immigrants’ “disease jihad”: If you go to Wal-Mart, or the movies, “you’re breathing air that may be carrying hepatitis,” and that’s just the top of the iceberg consisting of tuberculosis, head lice and more. And thanks to donations from illegals, blood supplies may be contaminated with a deadly parasite that will destroy your heart. One suspects that Wooldridge has never donated blood. Not scared yet? Think about the sanitary habits of “barbaric” immigrants, like Somalis, who have “never used a toilet or washed their hands before being plunked down in America,” or Mexicans, who “do not wash their hands after using bathroom facilities.”

 

Diagnosis: Yes, it’s the person on whom that stereotype uncle at the Thanksgiving dinner seems to be based. Lunatic, though probably (hopefully) pretty fringe still.

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