a reply to: Kandinsky
To say that migrant or slave labor is the driving factor in Western civilization's success is simply inaccurate. Clearly the vast majority of Western
civilization was built by the West, just as the vast majority of Eastern civilization was built by the East. To say no contribution was made by
migrant labor is equally untrue, but I think it is pretty obvious by looking back at our noteworthy inventors and creators throughout US history.
Compared to contributions to the West by the West, external influences are likely minimal at best (with a couple noteworthy exceptions)
It doesn't necessarily make one better than the other, but many Eastern civilizations still employ some form of failed or repressive government
(socialist/communist/etc). China may be a partial exception here, since they've struck a balance between BS communism and intelligent capitalism, but
no doubt the remnants of authoritarianism/communism are still holding their burgeoning economy back. This was supposed to be China's century after
all. Sadly many soon-to-be-failed Western states (like Australia, UK, EU, etc) also practice these failed forms of governance, or dip their toes (in
the case of UK/AU). Populist Democracy (aka socialism) doesn't work.
No they didn't. They stayed on and have 150 to 300 years of American heritage and birthright behind them.
Sure, and I am sure they are Americans. They likely live the American culture, way of life and work to advance American goals. These folks are part of
"the West" (broadly) and United States. Those folks are Americans, "The West." They are excluded by nature from the focus of my text.
This post is entirely against having multiple cultures (not ethnic groups) within one nation, and how it is a recipe for partisan gridlock (best case)
or apartheid dystopia. My only point is that those who wish to live in America must do so with the intent of Americanizing, not twisting or bending
this country according to their will.
I'll again reference the Muslims who made a federal case of French schools failing to provide their children with free Muslim food (ie: pack their
lunch yourself, or don't...who cares). But expecting an entire culture/society to change to their external views/culture is unacceptable IMO. When you
move to a new country, the onus is on you to fit in and assimilate. It isn't up to that country to make you feel super fuzzy and welcome. IMO, you're
welcome when you become part of the culture. Until then, terms like "outsider" "alien" etc are logically descriptive and true. Those labels are
reinforced by these types of misbehavior we witness. In this above example, there was nothing stopping the Muslim family from simply purchasing the
food on their own dime (not at tax payer expense) while they were already being put up for free in a host country.
Ungrateful, if you ask me. All the more reason to close to the door to refugees who haven't demonstrated a clear desire and ability to assimilate.
edit on 3/11/2018 by JBurns because: (no reason given)