“Your papers, your papers”
“Show me your papers”
If you add a German accent these words can transport you to the distant past and to a place where ignorance, fear and intolerance prevailed. But this isn’t a scene from some black and white Turner Network movie; with Arizona’s favorable Supreme Court decision, this may just be a look into the future of what we are slowly becoming. It is laughable to believe that giving the police far reaching power they will look beyond their own prejudices and actually apply these Arizona immigration laws fairly. Does anyone actually believe that big bubba with a badge will ask Buffy and Buford for proof of citizenship in the same breath that he would Maria and Jose? Intolerance is still intolerance no matter how hard you try to make it about anything else.