Thursday, May 22, 2008
The producer's comment:
The checkpoint in this video was nearly 50 miles north of the Mexican border, so it would have been utterly pointless in stopping illegal immigration. The real purpose of these checkpoints is to condition Americans to get used to the police state.
The checkpoint system does apprehend undocumented immigrants, so I disagree with his first statement.
But perhaps the video shows a double standard in operation. The driver's Caucausian without an Hispanic accent; maybe I could get through a checkpoint using his method. How likely would a U.S. citizen with features of a Mexican or Central American exit the checkpoint so easily?
I won't copy his stunt anytime soon. But henceforth, I'll think about "the police state" whenever I pass through a checkpoint.