Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Totally Different Way Of Looking At The Anti-Immigration Debate


Anonymiss - January 23, 2008 at 12:21 AM  

I've been saying this for eons. Ever since rednecks have been spewing garbage about how "They're taking our jobs!"

I have a soft spot for immigration cuz my family's from Nigeria. Because of that, I simlply can't subscribe to the xenophobic thinking of these foolish Americans.

wisdomteachesme January 23, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

may i add/turn-a-round your comment 'anonymiss'= "the xenophobic thinking of SOME Americans that are foolish Americans."

And not all immigrants are worthy to be here in the land of the free. no matter where they hail from.
some come with the wrong attitude and outlook toward black americans.And toward America.

i have some issues with the American govt.and with some of the American people-- but i would not trade America for any other place. It is Great here. yes, it is 'jacked-up'
in many regards, but it is a Great Place!

Be careful how broad you paint with your brush.

Hate cannot get rid of hate!

i do love the cartoon-The First Nation of People, have the right to look at MANY groups of people this way, that arrived here through out the times with the Motive of 'taking over the world'.

wisdomteachesme January 23, 2008 at 4:04 PM  

all 'rednecks' do not speak like that about immigrants or people of color.
some do-but i know quite a few that are some of the nicest people....guess it falls into the catagory of, not all black people play b-ball nor can we all dance on beat and i'm sure not all nigerians are involved with $ scams...

(when I go to micky-dee's, I certianly have been looking for those dancing black people i see in micky-dee's commercials LOL)

yes, i know the history of the 'redneck'--i know it first hand. born-and raised & i live in the south--not the deep south--and i have witnessed very hostile language and actions by some whites (at times directed toward myself) and i know a whole lot of history concerning some of their hateful actions....but not all of them are terrible. as my gma would say=
some will treat you better than some blacks will...imagine, humans treating humans with compassion...great concept eh? ! LOL

i just have issue with blanketed comments that start with "All..."

if it were not for some rednecks....the underground railroad would not have been able to work...and on and on-i could go.....

Praise God for His compassion given to all of us and those that use it often!

SheCodes January 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM  

I, too have family that desperately want to come here (I am an immigrant) but I think that suddenly gaining millions of new citizens -- especially very poor ones -- is pure insanity.

Citizenship is more than being able to vote and get a driver's license. It makes you eligible for lifelong welfare, medicaid, social security, government programs, and a host of state and federally funded aid.

America is in a desperate financial state, and can't afford to take care of the the poor that it has already existing.

The fear of 'taking jobs' is only 'xenophobia' to people who aren't in danger of losing theirs.

I completely believe in immigration. However, creating MASS ASYLUM is not the same thing as immigration... which is what people are calling for right now.

Anonymiss - January 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

I wasn't suggesting that all Americans were foolish. I'm American-born so I'd be including myself in the equation. And I type the way I speak which isn't PC the majority of the time & shouldn't be taken literally. You ladies don't know me personally and it was irresponsible on my part to type as though you do.

When I was typing that post, I did consider using "some" but I felt "these" would suggest that I wasn't making a generalization. My bad for that.

And I can respect the argument about how a large influx of immigrants wouldn't necessarily help our country. The DREAM Act is a bad idea. I just don't accept the vilification that some underpaid Mexican dish washer or underpaid Mexican nanny or the day laborer at Home Depot moving your furniture are receiving.

The media does a poor job of implicating the real culprits of this problem.

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