posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 07:24 PM
i need to rant
This is what pisses me off about these protests.
Have you seen the pictures of the protests, a majority of the people are running around with Mexican/Latin american flags, most with signs in spanish.
Lets think about this for a second.
If you were protesting in order to get a government to accept you into their country as a citizen, how would you do it?
Lets say you and 10,000 other americans went to china, and demanded to be accepted by the government. Would you take to the streets and WAVE AMERICAN
FLAGS AROUND, ACTING LIKE THE STEREOTYPICAL AMERICAN? No, the world would laugh at you, china ( just using them as an example, it could be any
country) would kick your ass out in a split second, and nobody would care. You don't go to another country, and demand to be accepted by showing the
pride of your native country. This shows that you CARE NOTHING ABOUT THE COUNTRY YOU SO BADLY WANT TO BE A PART OF.
Instead, if you want to be in the country so badly, you'd wave chinese flags around, you'd try to learn mandarin, if you made posters etc, they'd
be in mandarin, not english. You'd show the government that you were trying to adapt as a chinese person. That's the logical, smart way of doing
things. Now mind you, in china you'd be arrested for protesting, but again, i'm just using it for the hell of it.
Earlier in the century, if a group of 500,000 people ran through a country , waving FLAGS of a different country, speaking in a different native
language, the army would swoop in, and they'd be shot. You don't get a group of a half million people to demonstrate national pride for a different
country than you are.
Yes, some have american flags, most don't. Most of them are not showing that they want to make any effor to become american at all. If you don't
want to be american, you can't live here.
But wahhh, america was built on immigrants. Yes, you are right, absolutely!!!! For the most part though, it was nothing like this, those immigrants
that came to america did so under different circumstances. Sure, they all wanted a better life. But most were willing to adapt to/create a new
culture, and become part of it. Yeh, you have your little italian areas, you have your little jewish areas, but they are still 100 times more
integrated with american culture than these people are showing.
I DON'T CARE IF MEXICANS/LATIN AMERICANS/LITTLE GREEN MEN FROM MARS want to come to America.
Just remember you're comming to AMERICA. You're not comming to mexico. Come here, be a citizen, work, pay taxes. GOOD FOR YOU, I'M ECSTATIC THAT
YOU'RE DOING THIS!!!! Just become part of american culture.
Go to any country, buy a house, hang a flag on a flag pole, in the front of the house, of a differant nation. Other than a select few examples,
sooner or later it's going to draw a lot of attention, it's going to anger people, you may even get your house burnt down.
Think about Derek Jeter being traded to the Boston red sox. hehe. What if he constantly showed up to games wearing a yankees uniform. He just
refused to part with the yankees background. Guess what, he's not playing, and probably, he's off the team.
ooo i needed that