the Disillusioned kid: No Borders, No Nations, No Immigration Officials
| Email | Home | Linkage | Profile |

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

No Borders, No Nations, No Immigration Officials

OK. Consider this a warning. If you make me get out of a coach at three o' clock in the morning and stand in a queue to be called forward and have my passport checked so I can get back into this shithole of a country you can expect me to slag you off in a blog post. If you also happen to have been accused of participating in a "sex for visas" scam that just makes it much easier for me to write something. Even if those allegations originate in a bastion of top-quality investigative journalism like the Sun.

I have to confess I don't understand what would drive somebody to become a immigration official. No doubt most of the people who join the police do so out of some misguided conception of public service and to help others. Similarly many soliders end up in the army because they can see no other option or because of a misplaced sense of patriotism. But who wakes up one day and says, "I know I want to protect the UK's frontiers from hordes of eevil forners"?! The same kind of person who gives out visas to women with impressive mammaries or who amuses themselves with the passport photos of "ugly" applicants before having them deported, apparently.

Everything to do with the issue of immigration is contaminated by a distasteful concoction of racism and classism. Tossing a hefty dose of sexism into the mix isn't going to improve things. Let us hope - for once - that this is another one of those stories that Murdoch has pulled out of his butt.

Side Projects

Carnival of Anarchy
The Peace Pipe
UK Watch Blog


Against the Current
Culture hits and gendered bits
Daniel Randall
In The Water
Mike Wood
On The Barricades
Pizarro's Sword
Space Cat Rocket Ship
Surveillant Assemblage
TashCamUK FotoPage
The Naked Lunch
The Peace Pipe
The World of the Dynamite Lady


Anarchoblogs Blog
Arte & Lingua
Barker in Valencia
Blood & Treasure
Bombs and Shields
Born at the Crest of the Empire
Chase me ladies...
Chicken Yoghurt
Craig Murray
Dead Men Left
Disreputable Lazy Aliens
Empire Notes
Friends of Al Jazeera
Global Guerillas
Guerillas in the Midst
I Blame the Patriachy
Informed Comment
Janine Booth
Lenin's Tomb
Life of Riley Blog
Media Watch Watch
Neil Shakespeare
NO2ID NewsBlog
One Hump or Two?
Otto's Random Thoughts
Pitch In For Uzbekistan
Run over by the truth
Solidarity With Iraqi Workers
Shut Up You Fat Whiner!
Sudan: Passion of the Present
Talk Politics
The Anthropik Network
The Daily (Maybe)
The Devil's Kitchen
The Disillusioned
The f-word
The Head Heeb
The Killing Train
The Revenge of Winston Smith
The Socialist Unity Blog
The Wicked Truth
Theory of Power
Things I Don't Have Time For
This (Fresh) Gringo
This Is My Truth
Thumping the Tub
Time The Dreaded Enemy
UK Watch Blog
UK Poli Blogs
Under The Same Sun
What Fresh Hell Is This?
Where is Raed? (RIP)
Who Are You to Accuse Me?
Words and Rocks
Z-Net Blog


Asbo Community Space
Eastside Climate Action
Faslane 365
No Borders
Nottingham Student Peace Movement
Refugee Forum
Stop the War
Sumac Centre
The Demo Project

Ivory Towers

Anarchist Studies Network
Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice
Postanarchism Clearinghouse


Anarchist FAQ
Chagos Discussion List
Chagos Support Forums
Electronic Intifada
Future of Iraq Portal
Index of Political Blogs
Indymedia UK
Iraq Occupation Focus
Refuser Solidarity Network
Socialist Unity Network
The New Standard
UK Chagos Support Association
UK Watch
Weekly Worker

The Progressive Blog Alliance

Register here to join the PBA.