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originally posted by: AM10101
a reply to: InTheLight
I'm sorry but that is a very naive way of looking at things.
If you think an army has to march with an attendant contingent of camp-women then you aren't critically thinking. What untold violence is happening in the wake of all these young fighting-age men? The spoils are here, and everywhere along the path to here; but we are the prize. If I told you all you had to do was get to this chunk of land and you could squat and hide beneath YEARS of litigation (in the mean time you could just relocate elswhere in our fractured States, which don't talk to each other) and you could live a life you never even dreamed of... what do you think the average young male would do? He'd take that opportunity.
It's all well and good to feel for people, but these people aren't escaping persecution. Who is persecuting them? Other religions? Another race? No, they could fade and blend into any country they've marched through before they got here.
Not only are we the land of milk and honey; we are the land of suckers and money.