posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 08:28 PM
a reply to: onequestion
What bothers me about this is not so much the "illegals". Hello, who knows who was legal and who wasn't. For all we know 99% of them were. I can
certainly understand the anger coming from people of Mexican heritage or just everyday normal decent people in general. One could argue semantics and
the like but Trump basically kicked off his campaign by saying that Mexicans, the one entering illegally in particular, are rapists and criminals. He
even went on to say that Mexico isn't sending us their best but rather(again) their rapists and criminals.
I personally do not like illegal immigration but the fact remains that certain sectors of the U.S. economy is dependent on legal and ILLEGAL
migrant(or otherwise) workers. If the government were to pull every illegal WORKER out of California we'd have a big problem. Also I can see the
anger in regards to Trump's deportation plans. What he is suggesting is nothing short of a new " Gestapo " like force that will need to bus MILLIONS
and MILLIONS of people to the nearest rail head and then transfer them south in cattle cars or box cars? That's all assuming that the Mexican
government will accept all of these people, many who likely don't even hold Mexican citizenship! Enough of that though.
I'm not really trying to debate policy at this point. Rather, I'd like to say that I am a bit troubled by these reports. It's a bit scary to see a
group of people, people that may well be American citizens, waving a foreign flag in protest of a presidential candidate's rhetoric. While I can more
than sympathize with their disgust in relation to some of Trump's comments I find it utterly abhorrent that they would protest with a flag of another
nation. If they are in fact American citizens then they should damn well act as such. This is just another dividing wedge. I have no problem with
American nationalism, it includes all that are here. America is a salad bowl or melting pot after all. Had these people flown a Mexican flag below an
American flag that would be one thing. This is an entirely different thing. It's sad that a country that has been a home to these people doesn't seem
to garner their respect or possibly even appreciation.
Again, I do not like or agree with Trump on many issues. These protesters, even IF they were illegal but called America home should have been flying
the stars and stripes as well as standing up for American values.