posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 04:49 PM
Now, most of my friends here on ATS would think that this is another one of my joke threads, it's really not. Now I am not a racist just for the
sake of saying, I don't like black people, or I don't like brown people.
It's a new kind of racism I think I have developped over the span of perhaps ten years. It has nothing to do with my environment or my upbringing it
has literally crept on me.
Here is my problem with people. Immigrants. Why is it that you all have this notion that when you move to ANOTHER country, you MUST have your way of
life respected or accepted among us?
Now I am not talking about assimilation, the American "Melting Pot". I am talking about you coming here and expecting us who have lived here the
same way for hundreds of years, to change our laws and our way of living for you, who made the CHOICE to live in another country who had different
values and a different way of thinking.
Take the problems in the UK with the muslim community for example, this is not something that should happen.
Why do you not learn our language? I am sorry, but if you move to a primarily English country, LEARN ENGLISH, do not get upset because I cannot speak
If I moved to another country, whose primary language was not English, I would be expected to learn said language. I don't even care if you speak it
poorly, learn enough to be able to get around. It is not our responsibility to learn your language because again, YOU made a choice to move to a
different country with a different way of doing things.
Now this sounds like a rant, but honestly I DON'T want to feel this way, I want to love everybody regardless, but I am sick of hearing about this in
the news, immigration laws and our never ending changing of the playing field in order to satisfy the wants of people who made CHOICES to move
I feel really bad for writing this, I feel as though I am almost going to have people look down upon me for feeling this way, and trust me I wish it
was not so.
So what do you think ATS? How do I change this line of thought? Are there any immigrants who can provide an argument to what I have said above?