Just go read. Too, too good to miss:
Xenophobic racist bullshit has always been a beloved cornerstone of proto-fascism, so of course it is a specialité de la maison of 21st century American patriarchy. It has been successfully implemented in selling the Iraq war. It sustains the long lines in airports in which honkys can satisfy their rekindled passion for casting suspicious glances at swarthier passengers. And now the federal government proposes it be used to oppress and control the terrifying foreign (read: Mexican) menace.