The people that are fighting to either get here or get their kids here still believe in the myth of the Land Of Opportunity...
I find it hard to blame them for that. What we are starting to see, though, is something I talked to my wife about around 20 years ago. In the old
days, people that wanted to live here came to Ellis Island (or whatever the West Coast version was) and willingly submitted to physical inspections
that make me literally shiver... I would never be able to wear contacts. Don't even tell me you need to be a touchin' my eyes! The glaucoma test is
barely tolerable to me. Whatever parasite it was, they used to let the "officials" take a tool and turn all four of their eyelids inside-out to check
for some worm. [shuddering]
What are people like the ones I know that jumped through all the legal hoops to become naturalized or the rest of the student body that heard a
certain "someone" say the Dr*amers in the crowd are our future supposed to think?
It's like I've said before. When my friend retired as Chief of Police, the kids in our town suddenly had two strikes against them. The cops don't
mess with anyone but the ones born and raised here if they can keep from it...
A fellow musician went to report having a gun stuck in the window of his car (and his face) outside of a local bar while he'd been on break and he was
asked, "You didn't look him straight in the eye did you?"
Like any sane person would ask, he said, "What the F*CK does that have to do with ANYTHING ???
He was told that in "Their" culture it is considered confrontational and it was his own fault!!!!
I can agree with a lot of stuff. For example, I like the fact that both sides of the political spectrum are volunteering to go out with deputies to
look for (I can't bring myself to be that PC at the moment fill in the blank yourself) ________, because politics is no comfort once you've seen a
pregnant mother or toddlers out there dead in the desert because someone turned them loose to make it the rest of the way on their own.
But giving the country away? We're almost there. Like in the old movie with Dan Akroyd, "You REALLY
wanna see some people going hungry or
hurting?" Try knocking on some doors and meet some of your neighbors!!!
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