Ordinarily, in the American Congress the comedians pose as politicians, but yesterday, a comedian posed as a Congressman. Stephen Colbert told a congressional committee, “this is America. I don’t want my tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.” He arrived at the session accompanied by the United Farm Workers president, Arturo Rodriguez. Some congressmen were not amused to have a comedian show them up by displaying more common sense and intelligence than the entire pack of these pseudo -intellectuals. They asked Colbert to leave because they preferred conducting their daily farce in a the secret of fellow ignorant political leaders. As Colbert stated clearly in response to the issue of how do Americans avoid having their fruits and vegetables picked by aliens, “the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables.”
Colbert had earlier spent a day picking fruit in order to qualify himself as an “expert.” HIs comment about the hard work of picking anything was most probably ignored by the learned men who have never picked up anything since lobbyists pick up their lunch checks. “I like talking about people who don’t have any power, and it seems like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and o our work, but don’t have any rights themselves.” Amen.