August 25, 2009, - 10:25 am

Et Tu, John Malkovich?: Star Gets on Illegal Alien / Open Borders Bandwagon

By Debbie Schlussel

I like John Malkovich as an actor.  He’s not only very talented, but he has a huge range. The man has a great ability to creep you out when he wants or make you laugh.  And I thought he was one of the more reasonable actors, philosophically, in the movie biz.

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Sadly, he’s now part of the open borders crowd (even though the guy lived in France until 2004, and only moved back to the U.S. because of a tax dispute with the French), trying to make us cry about the “struggle” of illegal aliens and executive produced a sob story on film that aired on HBO, last night:

Which Way Home,” on HBO Monday, is a documentary that will break your heart. John Malkovich, one of the producers [DS: he's an Executive Producer], tells me he watched just 11 minutes of it before finding it worthy of funding. It’s about kids from south of the border who ride freight trains to the states. “Americans have strong feelings about this,” he says, “but immigration is not so easy — legal or illegal.”

Duh. Immigration isn’t easy. That ain’t Einstein stuff. But so what? Robbing banks isn’t easy, nor is getting away with murder. And just as those are illegal, entering and staying in America when you’re not here legally is also a crime.

Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we should cry over it and not secure our borders and clamp down on the illegal alien population.

Ya know what was also not so easy? Hijacking four planes and managing to fly three of them into major buildings.

And we have plenty of people in this country–legally and illegally–who sympathize with them. Not all “immigrants” are innocent, cute “kids from south of the border who ride freight trains to the states” for a better life.

Many are something–and someone–quite different.

But that doesn’t matter to Malkovich and his production team, which characterize those who illegally enter our country as people “with enormous courage.”  PUH-LEEZE.

Talk about “Dangerous Liaisons.”

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26 Responses

I’ve got a solution for getting most of the illegal aliens out of our country. The following method would be minimal in cost compared to having to process them, perhaps incarcerate them, the court costs involved and transportation to their country of origin.

For those here illegally who have not broken any violent crime laws (other than they are law breakers for being here illegally), and once we determine that someone is here illegally, we put one of those dog shock collars around their necks. The collar would only shock them when they try to go into a welfare office (or any other public assistance office), an emergency room, Walmart, K-Mart or when they are hanging around a parking lot at Home Depot. Most of these illegals would be forced to go back to their country of origin because they wouldn’t be able to get the basic necessities of life. The best part about this is that we would only have to spend a minimal amout of money, time and resources. Once they leave the country, the collars can be taken off. Problem mostly solved!

Jarhead on August 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

It doesn’t take moral courage to rob a bank or to squat on someone else’s property. And its not moral principle that drives people to enter a country without that country’s having given them its OK first. Having open borders doesn’t make America secure. Not every one who comes here illegally is in search of the American Dream or to make America a better place to live. John Malkovich doesn’t get it.

NormanF on August 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

Ask the American Indian how important secured borders are.

goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

Let’s have a functioning legal immigration system so that people have the option to come with visas instead of smugglers AND let’s register all the people here, jail and/or deport the hardcore criminals, and give up on the fantasy that we will deport or drive out 12,000,000 people and their families. There is a straight path to law and order if the folks opposed to controled legal immigration and legalization get out of the way.

ForumDriv on August 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

    ForumDriv on August 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Let me place facts in their true historical context. When America was first settled, we needed PEOPLE. That’s why we had immigration.

    Now, we are fully settled and IMMIGRANTS WANT OUR STUFF. There should be very calculated immigration allowing resources of which we are short… not crazy murderous muzzies landing on Social Security plotting Violent Jihad and Cultural Jihad. We have no national interest in that.

    Note to Mexico: Your country is a hell hole. Fix it yourselves. Don’t come here and steal OUR stuff. We work for it. You just land and take.

    goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 12:41 pm

*Ask the American Indian how important secured borders are.

goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 11:20 am*

The Indians had no concept of private property or “thou shalt not steal,” so they felt no shame in raiding others’ goods or invading other Indian tribes’ lands. Thus, they never advanced beyond a hunter-gatherer, nomadic lifestyle. Because they had no concept of private property or property ownership, no one can say that Indians “owned” the American continents.

These illegal aliens also don’t seem to understand “Thou shalt not steal.” They come here and take all the services that are for American citizens. They steal jobs from American citizens. People feel no respect for those that they steal from; they hold them in contempt. The illegals don’t respect us, so we shouldn’t give them any sympathy.

JM on August 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

    JM

    I don’t know where you’re coming from.

    I can sum up WW III (Muzzies vs the World) very simply:

    THEY WANT OUR STUFF.

    goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

What part if illegal do they NOT understand? Compassion my arse.

JeffT on August 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

Hey John, you grossly overrated “great” actor,since you prefer open borders,as well as living in France so much, perhaps you should try reading a truly great French novel, Jean Raspail’s “Camp of The Saints”.

Phineas on August 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Which Way Home is actually one of two Mexican border movies Malkovich is producing

http://www.emmainteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17715&Itemid=40

His production company Mr. Mudd also appears to have produced The First Amendment Project: Some Assembly Required, a sympathetic portrait of the anti-Republican convention protesters in 2004. It was probably still the least offensive film on the First Amendment Project slate, when you consider that another one was Poetic License which blamed the ADL for censoring Baraka as New Jersey poet laureate.

Sultan Knish on August 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

In terms of creepy actors, Malkovich isn’t nearly as talented as Christopher Walken.

California is going down–too many ignorant, illiterate, lumproletarian Hispanics.

lexi on August 25, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    lexi

    You are correct about the United Socialist State of California with respect to the illegals. I truly despise all of the signs and forms that are either bilingual or only in Spanish. And then when you are trying to check out at a store, gas station, or whatever and you need to speak slowly, repeat yourself often and use hand gestures just to get your point across.

    I had to move out here about a year ago due to being laid off from my previous job in North Carolina. I’m down in San Diego, and at least I have a Republican Congressman as a representative, but I still have those two evil witches as Senators. They both refused to show their butt-ugly faces in public during the August recess. What cowards. I would have loved to have gone to one of Boxer’s town halls and called her Ma’am.

    Would you be able to define lumproletarian for me? I understand that the proletariat refers to the lower laboring class of society, but what is the lum?

    Jarhead on August 25, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Et tu Jarhead,

still up to your neck with your macho nonsense? You must be the resident troll here.

Luis from Mexico on August 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Nice to hear from you again Luis. So you still want all the illegal aliens to stay in the U.S and become naturalized citizens? Give me your solution on how to get rid of them all.

Jarhead on August 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    “Getting rid” of mexicans will be impossible, as the US needs Mexico for a lot of things right now, unless you become isolationist as Japan or China were for centuries.

    The problem I see is that the worst of the mexican culture has met the worst of the american culture and created a mounstrous hybrid that is the “latino” culture that you have there which don’t resemble at all regular mexican people in their own country. I can understand why you would love to see they go, they are very obnoxious, and don’t assimilate into their new surroundings.

    As I said before, the real solution will be the one that helps Mexico to come up to a level of development that gives its people the opportunity to have a good life here. In the meantime, I believe that temporary work visas for agricultural and other types of jobs that aren’t very appealing to americans can be an effective palliative measure. So these people can enter and come back without wanting to stay there because they put their asses on the line each time the attempt to cross the border. John McCain was into that but he couldn’t find the congressional support to implement it.

    Luis from Mexico on August 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

      Luis,

      I am sorry to report that we don’t need you. Go away!

      Your corrupt little country needs attention and you should give it to them. Reform your own country so it’s a good place to live.

      goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 3:23 pm

      Luis

      If the U.S. needs to become an isolationist country for a while to take care of out illegal alien problem, then so be it. We have enough problems here without adding to it with 20 million illegals.

      You are right that the worst of the Mexican culture has met the worst of the American culture. But that is a law enforcement issue, not an immigration problem. There is no way you can justify the drug problem, or other problems with illegals, by saying they are just satisfying an American illegal drug problem. Neither should be doing this and your logic is flawed. You cannot justify bad behavior by pointing to worse bad behavior.

      Another point that you try to make about helping Mexico come up to the standards of the U.S. is something that should not be a concern for the U.S. It is not our fault that Mexico is a third world pissant country. They should fix their own problems. The U.S. is not obligated to fix and help Mexico. Mexico has enough of its own resources to become a civilized country along the same standards that the U.S. has today. If Mexico truly wanted to raise itself up, it could. Why don’t you start a revolution to throw out your corrupt leaders, incarcerate and / or kill your drug cartels and other scum, and put in its place a government that can tackle the everday problems in Mexico and create an atmosphere where the rule of law is predominent and encourage a true free market system?

      As to the jobs that Americans won’t do, right now you can bet your a$$ that many Americans would jump at the opportunity to do these jobs in these tough economic times. I also believe that any company in the U.S. that hires illegals should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In fact, we should make these laws even tougher where there are mandatory jail sentences for the heads of these companies that hire illegals.

      Finally, even though McCain is an American war hero, the stand he takes on the illegal alien issue is Un-American. He is a liberal, amnesty loving, Democrat a$$-kissing, let’s be nice to the terrorists, traitor to the conservative movement, political weasel. And I am putting that mildly. There is no way he should have been the Republican candidate for the Presidency.

      Jarhead on August 25, 2009 at 3:28 pm

        I am not saying helping Mexico is a moral duty, just a practical thing to do, that would put yourselves closer to a solution. Irrational nationalist rethoric can only exacerbate your frustation, or maybe is an escape valve, but it doesn’t solve nothing.
        In the same way, I do not endorse illegal inmigration, I am just trying analyse it with a cool head. I am here trying to show you how it looks from the perspective of these guys and why the forceful solutions won’t work in the end unless you want to become an isolated country. I am not making a moral judgement of either part here. I am all for law enforcement, I am sure that corruption on both sides of the border is one of the main reasons why illegals make it into the US.

        I just try to open some eyes here that it is necesary that the US stop blaming the universe for their problems, step down from your false moral high grounds and start to see their faults where they are, not with shame (a la Obama) but with practicality.

        There are many things I admire from the americans and practicality used to be one of them, but right now americans in general are hell bent on taking offense for everything instead of simply doing what’s needed with a cool head.

        Luis from Mexico on August 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm

To Goldenmike,

Not only Mexicans have stolen from the US, remember how your country annexed California, Nevada, Nuevo México, Arizona etc? Thru war and corrupt dealings.

It’s not that I feel entitled to anything from you because of that, it’s just that your pretended moral superiority is very annoying.

“Go fix yourselves” is absurd, everything is interconnnected and a big part of Mexico being a hell hole right now is because of the gargantuan amounts of illegal drugs that US citizens demand and consume. So how about each starts fixing our part of the deal? It’s not like the US are perfect. How about the US cracking down on local drug lords and corrupt law enforcement? I would like a lot to see that. Then I will shut up.

Luis from Mexico on August 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I will check with our encarcerated Border Patrol Officers to see how enforement is going (thanks to Vicente). Oh, that’s right. Bush did something good on the way out of office: He pardoned them for doing their job.

    goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 3:25 pm

      Goldenmike,

      Your desire that mexicans just “go away” is unfortunately to you not feasible no matter how hard you wish. This attitude can give you maybe some emotional relief, but won’t get you an inch closer to your goal. So yell all you like. Fortunately I live very far from the US so I don’t take your rants personally.

      Luis from Mexico on August 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

        I treat criminals, I mean, undocumented Mexicans the same way I do muzzies.

        I don’t buy or sell to them. The way of the transgressor is hard. God makes it hard. I suspect you’re my neighbor not FAR away as you claim.

        goldenmike4393 on August 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm

When he donates 80% of his assets to their cause, I will listen to him. Until then, we have a big enough mess on our hands with the amateurs in DC.

ray on August 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Jarhead: The Mexicans, etc. who sneak in here are lumpenproletarians–they are ignorant, uneducated, and members of the lowest strata of society. They have high crime rates. They do not share our values. For example, the concept of private property means nothing to them. They are part of a culture that has not progressed. I’m sure many of them come from villages where their shacks have no running water. They are primative and backwards. We sure don’t see the educated and intelligent Mexicans sneaking in here. We just get the dregs.

Luis: Stop making excuses. Mexico is and always has been a hellhole in spite of the fact that it is a country with vast natural resources and oil. The question is why, with all her wealth, Mexico is mired in corruption and poverty? Could it be the culture and character of the people? It’s not OUR fault that Mexico can’t pull itself into the 21st century. Colombia is doing a good job, why can’t Mexico?

lexi on August 25, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Again those who confuse the national debate on illegal immigration only about race have no clue how the world is run. I am American of Mexican decent and thank my lucky stars I was born in America. My father came here legally on a work visa and applied for a citizenship in the 50s and my mother was born here. I love this country and I love my heritage. Both don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Just like Jews, Italians, Scandinavians, Blacks, Irish, Germans etc. All identify their heritage.

Illegal immigration south of the border has been a phenomena for over 100 years. Since 1986 after the Reagan Amnesty, free-trade was the blueprint of future policies. NAFTA was created. American owned factories sprung up on the southern side of the border to take advantage of industrious Mexican labor and to evade environmental, workplace regulation in the U.S. So as Americans were losing their jobs and went to Mexico it was the policies created by Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr, and the Republican Congress that created this. Now Conservatives and Republicans bitch, scream and moan about how Mexico is screwing them. During the 90s when Gingrich was in power he and Clinton strong armed Congress to pass NAFTA. Illegals were still flowing in and Gingrich didn’t hold up Congress to stop illegal immigration. Too concerned about Blow Jobs in the White House I guess. Now Bush, Jr., gets elected and illegal immigration is still occurring. Wow, I guess that heavy lobbying by the Chamber of Commerce and corporations got them to look the other way. So many people were making money, lets not let something called our national sovereignty get in the way of making money. Again Americans get screwed. I know so many American Building Contractors, Farm Labor Contractors, Small Businesses who made loads of money off illegal immigrants. Does it justify their existence, HELL NO!! We know live with the consequences of those who used them as modern day mules so they could live in those gated communities. A lot of that GOOD CALIFORNIA LIVING was on the foundation of illegal alien Mexicans working in the hot sun to put up those houses on those prime real estate atop those canyons. So when we want to line people up as the guilty, it first has to start with the American policies that created this gold rush for illegal Mexican labor. Mexicans didn’t take over Congress and the Presidency and created those policies. The biggest laugh I get is they steal jobs. No some AMERICAN GAVE them that job. Let me repeat that: Some AMERICAN GAVE them that job. Saying that they steal jobs takes the guilt away from the American who gave them that job.
The solution should be build a wall, require e-verify and shut down business that hire illegals, deny services to illegals and deport those that are caught. The U.S. should have fair trade with Mexico to strengthen labor on both sides. As both economies grow there wont be a magnet to come. The problem is we are screwed because we are now owned by China. Again trade policies got us so addicted to cheap Chinese products and indebted to China’s credit.
The politics of LaRaza, which I despise, it parallel to the victimization created by liberals to shackle African-Americans. I don’t see myself as a victim. I don’t want a check or affirmative action. LaRaza is a race-baiting group like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
I comment on this site because I share many of the views with Debbie and if I thought she was racist I wouldn’t post here. I honestly believe she is too intelligent and has moral convictions not to believe one group of people are superior to another. Regardless if others will post a racist comment or not.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 26, 2009 at 2:00 am

“And I thought he was one of the more reasonable actors, philosophically, in the movie biz.”

Debbie Schlussel, you’ve got to adjust your Leftdar! I could smell Malkovich’s Leftism a mile away from the get-go!

Hesperado on August 27, 2009 at 5:14 am

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