Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.
Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, ?No! I like it here. It's better than my house. I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I?ve done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).?
According to the protesters: You are Required to let me stay in your house. You are Required to feed me. You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan. You are Required to Educate my kids. You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family.
My husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest (except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.
It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I?m just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for, well, you know, I did break into your house.
And what a deal it is for me!!!
I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior. Oh yeah, and I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE so that you can communicate with me.
Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?
America is populated and governed by idiots!
If you agree, please share with everyone! (in English and Spanish - we want them to know too).
If not blow it off ??? along with your future Social Security funds and a lot of the former benefits of being an American Citizen.
Ah, yes... another delightfully misguided anti-immigration rant.
From Snopes 2007
Pues, pienso que otras personas deben aprender un otro idioma sólo porque es un cosa bueno hacer. quizás deben aprender el idioma nuestro, pero no los debimos odiar porque no pueden hablar inglés. ¿Puedes tú aprender un otro idioma cuado tienes 30 o 40 años? Pienso que no, porque eres un perdedor, y perdedores cómo tú no pueden aprender algo. Cogedor estúpido.
Ah, yes... another delightfully misguided anti-immigration rant.
A day in the life of a darker than lily-white white person in Texas; it's quite ridiculous...brace yourself.
A very small brown man leeringly looks at a female he thinks may provide him with a means to stay in America, "blahblahblahblahblahrat-a-tat-tat"
American female with very little patience left for tiny, brown men, "I don't speak Spanish!"
Little brown man with disdain and anger, "No speaka Spanich?!"
Increasingly angry American female, "No, do you speak German?"
"DO YOU SPEAKA GERMAN?!"
Little brown man dismisses woman with a dismissive, degrading gesture. (AND DON'T TELL ME ALL YOU LIBERALS HAVEN'T SEEN HOW THEY DO THIS GESTURE TO THEIR WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!)
American female about to get violent (has had a history of losing her temper) looks at man like she wants to pound him into the ground.
Little brown man backs up and looks at her like he is seeing her for the first time.
Bam!...another day out in PUBLIC!!! Isn't Texas (Mexico) great!?
First some further elaboration: I'm cute...always have been. I'm tiny and cute. I make fun of myself because I know looks don't mean anything except you get harassed more; so being "cute" is not my idea of a good time. I look a good 15 years younger than my age; another hindrance to living a peaceful existence. I will never dye my hair because I can?t wait for the age to show so I don?t look so damn ?cute?! (This disclaimer is for all of you liberals that think these experiences are made up).
But, I digress.. let's get to the lessons of these experiences shall we?..
Lesson 1: We have allowed so many Immigrants in that they don't feel they have to assimilate.
Lesson 2: We have allowed so many immigrants in that they assume their cultural norms are THE cultural norms.
Lesson 3: No matter how many times you tell a Liberal something is a bit wonky here they say, "That doesn't happen" and "You're racist".
Lesson 4: It won't change until the tide is turned in terms of sheer numbers.
Lesson 5: Immigrants expecting Americans to speak Spanish happens every day, all the time...just open your deaf-in-denial ears and they aren't nice AT ALL when you don't know. Or in their eyes you "claim" to not know. Talk about sheer, unadulterated arrogance.
My summary conclusion: White guys like how I look too but they don't try to "glom" all over me with their silly "macho" attitudes and they don't bump into the back of me in line with their carts and force me to violently shove it back on them, and they don't stare after I have made it clear I don't like them staring. (And, yes I dress modestly..have been "hiding" how I look for years; think huge baggy t-shirt over loose fitting jeans) They (American men), culturally and socially, have been raised to give some space and show some respect. They in essence have been trained by American women. I don't have time to train up all of Latin America but I do have time to fight for border control because this **it is getting ridiculous!!!
I even have my own d*** motto: Buy American, Hire American, Date American!
Of course liberals don't like what you said. They really don't have a clue. For example: the catch and release of the man who went on to rape a child. To the liberals catch and release is okay.
Everything is left vs right to you. You need to grow out of that.
The real fact is that it won't be long before Caucasian culture is the minority in this country. I do understand the need to cling to it and hope that other cultures start to assimilate to that but in reality you're seeing the end of it. Italians are no longer the major ethnicity in NYC, a title they held for decades, now its Puerto Ricans, Los Angeles is the second largest Spanish speaking city in the world. How will you like it when most of congress and the President are Hispanic or some other ethnicity? The founders had the foresight not to declare a national language or religion, are they still geniuses? Will you learn Spanish so you can understand what the President is saying?
How has the recent trend of calling everything fake news taught you about what you believe about history? How much of what you thought you knew and believe is fake news? Are you smart enough to start questioning everything? Are you comfortable in your own skin?
Change is coming swiftly and people are terrified. Melting pot indeed.
Change is coming swiftly and people are terrified.
And that is exactly what liberals don't understand and why they were shocked Trump was elected. We're not terrified; we're getting angry because people from other countries are behaving in an arrogant manner when they are in essence "guests". Do you ever ask yourself why Obama felt he had to not ask what all of the American people wanted?
The problem with your reasoning is: if I move to a foreign country such as France, I'm expected to assimilate into their culture. How come I can't expect the same if they come to my country? Why do we have to make accommodations for them? Seems to me that there is a double standard. Go to Mexico, away from the tourist traps and see how many people speak English.
Once again, it is a left vs right proposition. Maybe you should watch some Fox News a learn something.
How come I can't expect the same if they come to my country? Why do we have to make accommodations for them? Seems to me that there is a double standard. Go to Mexico away from the tourist traps and see how many people speak English.
Mind you I'm not talking about illegal immigration, I'm talking about a change in culture. The majority will rule in this country like it always had, soon the majority will be spanish speaking. Better get used to it. I've taken steps in my life to adjust when it happens.
I for one will not roll over when I am told to speak Spanish.
I for one will not call newspapers "coupon books" like I have heard Mexicans (yes, I know specifically these women were from Mexico) call them because I see a newspaper as a source of news not freebies.
I will inform as many Latin American immigrants as I can to stop being so damn racist in assuming people are Hispanic like them.
I will continue to dismiss any construction or landscape company that I suspect of using nonAmerican workers.
You say you have taken steps but are you: the owner of a landscaping company trying to survive against companies hiring illegals
the parent of a teen who is constantly laughed at and harassed by the rest of their barely English-speaking crew because that's "how they do".
going to change the color of your skin so you are not harassed by Latin American immigrants
a man that is in a trade and has watched good jobs you can do without a college degree (Thank God some still exist) go to people from El Salvador that you know did not come here legally.
Get used to it?! What do you think we are fighting for? Oh, that's right...it's racism. No..this is about our livelihood; this is about our safety; this is about the peace we should be able to find living in our own country. This is about a dream that America can heal from the racist issues it already had by coming together and feeling secure that we are one nation and that the people we meet on the street are Americans and from that starting point we become stronger and learn what we need to do to "get it right".
Logically...just logically...does it make any sense to take on other countries' problems; and taking in their people because they are not making the changes they NEED to make AT SOME POINT? This is too much on us.
And let me just say...Democrat politicians do NOT care more about people than Republican politicians. Former Pres. Obama NEVER had a small landscaping company in Houston, Texas. His kids did not lose out on a summer job that was close enough to home to walk to because the place was filled with people barely able to speak Spanish. He wasn't here on the ground actually observing what is happening.
People say they (immigrants) are taking jobs Americans don?t want. Really?! Are they deaf, dumb, and blind?! No...they are biased because to not see what is happening you have to be biased.
Though you specifically have not cried "racism" from the posts I have read of yours many do and when they do they negate all other possibilities for this push back.
"Get used to it" you say? Hmmmm...I'll get right on that...
That's ridiculous. There's no Hispanic elected to government that doesn't speak English, and there won't be any, in the future. This is just hysterics on both sides. We do have to control the flood of illegal immigration- but even if non English speaking people are in the majority, English will remain the language, because we won't allow that to happen.
You won't be told to speak spanish, you just won't understand what's being said. I'm sorry...what have you not read about my experiences? And, I'm not alone. Many young Hispanic Americans go through very similar reactions from immigrants just coming over.
Mandarin will take over before Spanish? How so...I haven't met a Chinese American yet that didn't know English because English is the language of commerce at this point in time. Maybe Latin Americans could learn something from them...