Monthly Archives: May 2014
It’s simple, the answers for our problems in the 21st Century lie in the wisdom we can glean from our elders aka the senior citizens we throw into “old age homes”. Talk to your elders ask them what would they do to fix the problems of today. You might be surprised by the answer you’ll receive.
When the Roman Empire was in its infancy it held the policy of Romanizing immigrants into the Empire and securing the borders of the Empire to protect not only the culture of Rome but also it’s economic prosperity. The Romans knew that without cohesion in society with a common culture and especially a common language a prosperous Rome would not be a possibility. How can a society functional at all without the people having the ability to communicate properly? During the Empires waning years the policy became lax allowing unchecked immigration and not requiring the Romanization of those immigrants entering Roman society and the military. This eventually led to economic stagnation and attacks from within and without the Roman Empire causing the inevitable collapse of Roman society.
Lets explore some of the finer points of why amnesty is a bad idea with the back drop for this post being the Roman Empire.
As I’ve stated earlier that the Romans needed a common language to pervade throughout the Empire in order to secure social cohesion and economic prosperity. Once that line of communication began to dwindle the Empire began to rot from within allowing for the borders to become insecure and porous. In 21st Century America we’re starting to see the lines of communication breaking down as more illegals are allowed in and without any encouragement to learn the language of their host country. One example happened in New Jersey recently when a woman didn’t speak English was supposedly falsely arrested. The unfortunate grab here is that the blame is being placed on the police for not having a Spanish interpreter and not the other way around. In other countries, including my fathers country of Uruguay, requires you to learn the language of the host country and tends not to attend to you with bilingual signs. Out of respect for that country and for your success in that country you tend to learn the language. It’s simply common sense. Without encouragement from our coddling government newly arrived immigrants, especially illegal ones, will not bother respecting this country and its language by learning it. Instead, the government will give handouts to illegals in order to secure future votes. He who gives amnesty, gains more power.
The African-American Question
Perhaps one of the most looked over and largely ignored issue concerns the African-American community and securing of employment. Right now, all Americans are suffering from lack of jobs and one those hardest hit by the lack of jobs are African-Americans. Once amnesty is given to illegals we’ll have even less jobs because now they are virtually legal and grab any job they wish taking a huge swath of available jobs away from the African-American community. How is that fair when African-Americans by birthright are Americans will lose jobs to those who came here illegally and were rewarded for their crime with amnesty and access to jobs? It’s bad enough American companies hire migrant labor for pennies when Americans could be doing those jobs, but for the impending amnesty that will overburden the already lack of jobs is simply a crime in it’s own right. Why are most African-American organizations not rallying the African-American community against this? Why are they remaining complicit with the coming attack on the black community? Perhaps, because they are too involved with the political oligarchy that runs this country. They are in the pockets of the political elite, bought and paid for with taxpayers money. This is the bleak future African-Americans face when amnesty occurs and the organizations set up to protect them are betraying them with their deafening silence. Rally and fight it or ignore it and suffer. Your choice.
A Slap in the Face to Legal Immigrants
In 1976, my father moved here from Uruguay, South America. He knew little English, but he did his best to learn on his own. When he met my mother she began teaching him more English and learned enough to get a nice paying job as a truck driver to provide for her and me. He applied for citizenship and in 1998 became a full fledged American citizen. He did everything right when he came here. He knew that in order to survive he had to learn English like the rest of his fellow immigrants. Now, what’s happening is a continuous slap in the face to legal immigrants who went about achieving their goals in this country via the legal path. Today, the illegal path seems to be the way to get what you want with little to no effort on the part of the illegal immigrant. Once amnesty happens they’ll set for a better future than my father and other legal immigrants were ever offered. Once again the problem of how fair this is in reality comes into question. How is it fair that those who didn’t care enough to learn the language and integrate into our society are given rewards while those who integrated and learned the language are swept aside as if they didn’t matter? Why is it that those who clamor for fairness the loudest are the least fair? As this happens the government simply alienates those who have already paid more than their fair share into the system whie those who haven’t paid at all will be greatly rewarded off the blood, sweat and tears of citizens, legal immigrant and natural born. This is not what America is about.
Americans need to stop being cowards and start having a civil discussion about this issue and not allow the politicians to decide our future for us. This isn’t their choice since the only way it’ll affect them is by grabbing more votes in the future. The rest of us will suffer the consequences much more harshly such as even shallower pool of jobs for us to choose from and a lack of communication. None of the propaganda both Democrats and Republicans spew is to be believed because it’s their political future on the line, not yours. We are simply serfs to them to obey their bidding without question and to accept what putrid pile of garbage they place before us whether it’s amnesty for criminals or an already failing government healthcare plan. They never have to suffer their choices like we have to suffer. How much are we Americans willing to endure before we stand up and shout, “Enough is enough!!”? If we don’t do it soon, it will be too late. The oligarchs will win this one and we will suffer dearly for it.
It has killed hundreds of millions of people since the dawn of mankind.
It kills indiscriminately regardless of your skin color, socio-economic status, religion or lack thereof, gender, sexual orientation, and age.
It divides people needlessly.
It is abused daily by wealthy elitists.
For the same reasons that Liberals wish to ban guns thus they should be clamoring for the banning of politics and political ideologies; the ineptitude of responsibility of the wielding of such. If grown adults can’t trust with guns than it is reasonable to believe that grown adults can’t be trusted with politics and political ideologies.
Toure is absolutely one of the most racist folks on TV these days, but he receives a reprieve due to his skin color, which isn’t white, and still complains about the faux idea of ‘white privilege’. If white privilege truly existed this man wouldn’t spew the divisive, venomous racist remarks he does. Rubbing white peoples faces into what he perceives as ‘white privilege’ isn’t starting off a serious race discussion, but being racist, envious prick. A calm dialog about race was actually brought by the most notorious racist organization the American Nazi Party and African-American Community Acitivists. How is that possible? Perhaps it’s due to the fact of these two opposing groups not coming out at each other with bared teeth. I can’t stand the Nazi Party and believe the world would be better without them in it, but at least they are willing to have civil discussions over race issues.
I would say that Toure enjoys a hearty amount of privilege of his own since he will not be thrown off TV and will continue his mantra of hate and racial division. To heal the racial divide is not to be a condescending jackass towards the other races, but rather extend an olive branch of forgiveness, hold hands together as we all walk the path to healing the division.