Before the future becomes the pasture I thought I’d get out my crystal ball and do a little wild speculation on what the outcome might be of the planned ‘A Day Without Immigrants’. As I see it there are a number of potential outcomes and something depends on what actually happens tomorrow.
1) The rallies may fizzle
2) The boycott may fizzle.
3) Both the rallies and the boycott may fizzle.
4) The rallies and/or the boycott may shut down one or more cities.
5) It could be a danged nuisance but otherwise not much.
I can think of several possible reactions to them:
a) Who cares? No reaction.
b) It could reveal the objective falsehood of the necessity of (illegal) immigrants to our system.
c) It could be a nuisance but basically ignored. A sort of “What can you expect of the wogs?” response
d) We need to do something!
e) My goodness! We do need the illegal immigrants. Let’s reform the system.
I’m guessing that the we’ll basically have 2c i.e. there will be some big rallies around the country, no appreciable boycott, and a slight continued erosion of support for the illegals (and, possibly, immigrants generally).
I think that outcome 4 and reaction e (which, I guess, are the objective of the organizers) are extremely unlikely. Jay Tea at Wizbang thinks that the illegal immigrants and their allies are trying to backpedal and reduce expectations.
I think it’s very, very unlikely that there will be any major violence. If there is, all bets are off.
UPDATE: Well, that’s a good question from Ed Morrissey:
Speaking of which, has anyone ever asked these dolts how they can oppose national sovereignty in the same breath as globalization?