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Being someone of South American descent, I was never raised under the auspice of race or racism.  In fact, I was raised color blind.  I know, the term “color blind” is now considered covert racism, which is absolute nonsense.  My parents didn’t want me to recognize nor prejudge a person by the way they looked, but rather by their character.  Throughout my childhood anyone darker than me I just saw it as that, just a tanned human being with no label other than their given name.  The mind of a child is an amazing thing in life and the ability to accept people as they are is born into us.  For example, my mother worked at an animal shelter whom had a co-worker that was black.  Once in awhile, I would go with my mom and the black woman would bring her children as well.  We’d have a good ol’ time just playing and being kids.  Not once did I think of them as anything but fellow children.  It wasn’t until high school that the idea of people being separated based on “race” (I use that term in quotations due to the fact that there is only one race, the human race) due to ones melanin content was actually a thing.  To me, basing what “race” someone is based of the melanin content of ones flesh is ridiculous.  It’s nothing more than evolutionary by-product that has ZERO bearing on who you are as a person.  No one, by virtue of their abundance, or lack there of, of melanin make them superior nor inferior. The dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had was of a world where our differences no longer mattered.  However, today we have begun to reverse our progress in “race” relations towards neo-segregationism where the idea of a “black only showing…” of a movie is something to be applauded.  No, nothing that divides human beings is never a good idea.  I’m sorry, but that isn’t progress, it’s regressive.

Throughout my adolescence my father, who is of Spanish (originating in the Canary Islands), Italian (both a mix of northern and southern Italian) and French, always made it a point to remind that due to our Italian and Spanish heritage that we have North African(Moors/Berbers) blood pumping through our veins.  And from mothers side of the family we have English, Irish, Welsh, German, Dutch, Swedish and Native American blood.  So, I’m not exactly pure anything, I’m a mutt.  My mother made sure to remind me of that as well.  We’re not pure anything.  Having these ideas surrounding me growing up made any sense of pure anything really to me and became even more alien when you realize that in human history with the migration out of Africa of our early ancestors and the successive invasions by different groups of people, the idea of pure anything becomes ridiculous to even contemplate.  Anyone who figures they’re pure anything, especially here in America, they obviously have no sense of human history.  Also, keep in mind, if “race” truly mattered mutts like me wouldn’t exist.  Since we do exist, that only means there’s no genetic difference between all of us human beings and the lie that racial supremacists have been fed is an absolute crock of shit.  I do get pride in your ancestors and I think that’s great, but when we use our ancestors as a means of puffing up our delusional superiority, that’s when it becomes a problem.

So, why do we do this to ourselves, allow ourselves to be separated by petty and silly labels that truly have no meaning.  We aggravate our lives with these lies of “race” even though science shows otherwise.  If humanity is to have any future it needs to start deconstructing the lie of “race” and start realizing that there is one race, the Human Race.  If a conquering alien civilization came to Earth, they wouldn’t see white vs. black, but rather all a bunch of humans that should be conquered and nothing more.  The superiority of your “race” would mean nothing to an advanced and aggressive species.  You can call me a covert racist, like I’m sure some might want or even a “race” traitor, none of that matters because I feel my convictions are right and once people start to get their fetishism over “race” we humans might actually make a decent species for once.  You want change?  That’s where it begins.

Illegal Immigration, the Issue That Will Destroy Us

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.

Ill Communication

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.

Conclusion

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.

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