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originally posted by: byteshertz
The ignorance in this thread is mind boggling.
These people are swimming away from the sinking Titanic, you fat cats are the brainwashed rich in the life boats. You don't want to save them, and with good reason - they will sink you.
But to say you don't know why they are leaving is just ignorance, any hardships you think you face are nothing on what the poor of these countries face. These people would rather live on your streets than in their shacks because they are afraid for their families, their loved ones and themselves. The fact they are willing to die to get on that lifeboat should spell it out for you.
I'm not saying save them, because you can't - in order for you to maintain your buoyancy people need to drown. But to say it is their problems caused by their people is just ignorant - I hope the world returns the favor to you (not your people) when you are looking for a lifeboat.
Are you ready to pay for what your people and your government have done?
originally posted by: ketsuko
I really don't understand why they are so desperate to get to the US. According to the HPI many of the Latin American countries are the happiest places in the world. Why are they leaving in such droves?