Ted Rall for September 25, 1997
Strip-Miners long to be free. Environmentalists have just determined that immigration is killing the environment. (Man: If immigration continures at present rates. The population of the U.S. will double to 500 million by the year 2050!) (Woman: That's terrible.) (Man: It sure is! You don't have to be a Pete Wilson style racist to know what all those extra people will do to our old growth forests!) (Woman: Maybe some good old-fashioned internment camps will help protect our wetlands and endangered species!) (Man: Well, it would be nice to think so, but many immigrants come from countries where ecology doesn't exist! They don't even sort their trash for recycling!) (Woman: My God! If we let them, they'll trash America as badly as they've trashed Peru!) Act now- before there aren't any more trees to lynch foreigners from! (Man: From now on. You'll do your littering in hell, Jose!) (Man 2: The environment is connected you know.) (Man 3: Owl killer! Oxygen waster!