a reply to: Stormdancer777
I'm not saying it's not a real situation for you guys - but come on, the irony of Americans claiming people should fix their own land prior to coming
to yours is too bloody amazing to ignore.
As for your problem, here's the thing...
You can control it at the Texan border. That shouldn't be hard. Clearly, your government isn't trying hard enough. They are to blame, not the people
simply seeking a better life. Even to blame them both is dangerous. The blame should fall on the government strictly.
You CAN'T control it at the sea-borders as effectively, and cannot afford the resource drain to do so. You can't afford to do much actually. This is a
product of having such a large land-mass to call a singular 'country'.
But you also reap the benefits of such a large population.
Let's not forget the USA has effectively run a world-wide propaganda campaign since WW1, that was completely aimed at painting America as the land of
the free and opportunity, and more importantly - to set-up the process of BRAIN DRAINING.
You have MASSIVELY reaped the consequences of this, and hence must naturally take the negative side likewise.
America is the 'place to go'. You wanted to be, and now you are.
Lastly, a LARGE part of the economic troubles in South America can be attributed to America's shock operation during the 60s/70s/80s.
The IMF crippled them with forced loans, and people were oppressed by torture / secret police to accept the economic hardship the countries fell into.
Only the top men ever won.
I'm assuming this is where the majority of your illegal immigration comes from, right?
This is simply a natural reaction to choices made past and present. Now, the question becomes, who do you blame?
Do you really blame the individual attempting to escape 'inescapable' poverty and provide a better future for their children? Once again, isn't this
how America was FORMED? They have that right because you had that right.
But you ARE ALLOWED to stop them, and yet you aren't. So, who does the blame lie with? Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the immigration issue was
partially or completely allowed to escalate to provide another 'boogie man'.
I know for a fact here in England more and more people have suddenly started openly complaining about immigration and even certain ethnic types, and
it's even become common in the workplace. On the other hand, hardly ANYONE discusses anything else going on in the world.
It's an extremely good tool at tunnel visioning people and justifying actions against said people. A prime example is Germany prior to WW2.
By the way - my original post was meant to be slightly sarcastic. I'm not trying to play down your problems. I understand your country is very bad at
the moment. It has been under the reign of the wrong people for too long.
edit on 4-8-2014 by DazDaKing because: (no reason given)