Thanks Mary Ann
So here’s the thing, and there really is no getting around it; you’re afraid that people from another country, who have a different religion, will flee the war torn hell that is their homeland, and then, once they are here, will begin killing us.
That premise is so utterly absurd that it can’t be argued against without making whoever made it sound totally insane. But wait, there’s more! Let’s suppose for just a moment that real terrorists are hiding among the refugees, okay? So now the people fleeing the war torn hell that is their homeland will allow those who made their home a hell to hide among them when they finally find a safe place to live?
But what if, I have heard, they begin to breed and have kids, and there are thousands of them, won’t that change our culture?
People are coming to this country and working at jobs a lot of Americans won’t do. Moreover, ask one hundred Americans, this question, “Do you like the direction this country is heading?” and you’ll get more than most of them telling you they really wish things were better.
Yet here we are, living in a place people will risk their lives and the lives of their families to get to, and we, those of us already living here, won’t do a goddam thing to make our own lives better and we’re up in arms about people coming over here that will risk everything just for a chance it might.
We’re a spoiled and lazy country of people who given the mechanism in place to change our government wherever we damn well please, won’t. There isn’t an ounce of difference between the two ruling parties and we swing wilding from one to another depending on which side the media convinces us is doing the worse job.
This very day, people will be murdered here in America over shopping spots on Black Friday. Human beings, here in America, will trample one another to death, shoot one another to death, push, shove, fight, and scream, so they can get into Wal-Mart and buy cheap plastic shit.
And we fear the refugees?
Imagine, for just a moment, how to explain Black Friday to these people. Imagine their first look at the uproar over the Starbucks cup. Honey Boo Boo is going to, somewhat, lower their expectations of who we are, I think.
When did we get to be a nation of people who were afraid to take in strangers? Do you think we’re not good enough for them? Do you doubt they will get here and say, “Gosh, how wonderful, I would like to be just like this people!”
When did our lifestyle and our culture become so stagnant, so decadent, and so loathsome, that we fear people will come over here from a brutal civil war and then try to change things?
You want things to change, don’t you? But you haven’t done anything about it, have you?
You want change? Vote for anyone who isn’t a part of the two party system. You want change? Open your doors and your hearts to those in need. You want change? Open your wallet to a local farmer instead of Wal-Mart.
You want to scare the straight hell out of the government? Grow your own food, share it with the poor, and cut the Feds out of the deal entirely.
But don’t sit there in front of a keyboard and tell me you’re scared of new people coming over here when you’ve been here all your life and haven’t once done anything to make America a place people will die to get to try to give their families a better life than can be found anywhere else on earth.
If they are willing to risk everything to make a better life here they have a better understanding of America than about 90% of Americans.
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit.
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