Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
So the next time you are whining about the damn 'illegal aliens', I suggest you go look in a mirror, and unless a Native American face is staring
back at you, remember that you are the decendant of an 'illegal alien' (none of us were 'invited').
True, but it doesn't answer the very real, present, and negative nature of illegal immigration. Your whole O.P. has great points, but it's mainly
hyperbole. It really doesn't answer much more than "Europeans did bad things...we're all "illegals"...feel some guilt over guys doing things
hundreds of years ago(?)...."
I agree, we are all "Aliens" in some respect.
But that doesn't answer or explain much. You could very well say that unless we are all of African descent, and more specifically Ivory Coast African
descent, we're ALL illegal aliens. I could say , like your hyperbole does, "If a black man isn't staring back in the mirror, you have no right to
That's what is wrong with any form of cultural or ethnic "identity". It's meaningless. My "forefathers", my race, my color, my heritage, and all
the other crap, has NOTHING to do with reality. It is used to divide and blur lines and it's all subjective or relative.
Being "white" or of European descent should not make me feel special, just as it DOES NOT MAKE ME FEEL GUILT. You say the "white man" destroyed
this country. Well, yeah, and many Asians, Africans, Hispanic, Caucasian, destroyed their lands and others too.
People destroy things. Destruction isn't a "white man" trait. But many of those decisions by "white guys" were made for profit , under plots and
devices that most of us wouldn't dream of employing. If you took most people that I personally know, and bought them back in a time machine to the
1400's, there would be no way they would do what "forefathers" did.
But hindsight is always 20/20.
Illegal Immigration is a problem happening within a PRESENT day nation. Yes the circumstances of how this country came about are full of murderous
intention, thieving, genocide, and the like. We all know this. And nobody here would condone it (I don't think).
But these arguments don't address anything with the present. Illegal Immigration is aiding to the downfall of this country socially(in certain
places) and economically. It's an overall negative effect scenario. It's an issue that can only be argued in the present.
Emotional appeals about past horrors done to people and all the "white man" mumbo jumbo....says nothing. Problems require solutions, not blame or