Anti-Migrant Hate: November 2007 Archives

(Picture of severe wearing of the teeth, or attrition, from smile-dr.com)

Anti-migrant advocates have been tremendously successful at labeling everything amnesty and then pushing an anti-amnesty agenda.  It's always easier to organize against something than it is to organize in favor of something.  With that in mind I've decided it's time pro-migrant advocates come up with their own anti-agenda: anti-attrition.

Attrition sounds innocent enough.  It's a clinical term.  An anti-attrition rallying cry might not seem very appealing at first.  But the same could have been said for amnesty.  Amnesty essentially means forgiveness.  If anti-migrant advocates were able to make amnesty a bad word in a God-fearing, Jesus-loving nation, then it can't be hard to do the same thing with attrition. 

What does attrition through enforcement mean?  Believe it or not, unlike amnesty, attrition through enforcement is something that leading anti-migrant organizations actually advocate for.  A dry definition of the term attrition is to wear something down, like a rock, through constant rubbing or friction.  But when applied to humans attrition has all sorts of horrible connotations.  Dictionary.com provides this definition:

A wearing down or weakening of resistance, esp. as a result of continuous pressure or harassment
To engage in attrition warfare is to wear down your enemy to the "point of collapse".  If these connotations haven't gotten you riled up yet, they should.

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