Itís not how he worded his statement itís his suggestion that language and cultural differences are to blame when the root cause is plainly that one or more of the races involved donít like the other. He is in effect promoting the very thing that is guaranteed to destroy your nation Ė racism Ė while at the same time trying to convince you that itís the only way to save your nation.
well, I disagree and of course I'll explain why...language is a problem...it's difficult communicating with them...frustrating to say the least...they can't read when they drive, there are a lot of accidents b/c they can't read, they don't obtain drivers licenses that are legal b/c they can't read, and they of course don't aquire insurance (not good)...it costs this nation more money to appease them by printing bilingual directions and signs, and hire bilingual teachers, now police officers need to have Spanish, as well as our emergency care workers...it creates more problems all the way around. I mean, if I want to be in another country, that is the first thing I'd do, is learn the language...I'd have to?
Again, how would my friend who came to this country have been able to put herself through college if she didn't learn the language, and she did, and she was so happy and proud to become a citizen...but the language barrier is just that, a great imposition and large cost and strain on everyone. On everyone that has to deal with them on some level, even in emergency situations....
Being labelled a racist seems to be a little harsh I know but being racist is a little like being pregnant, you either are or you arenít and when someone starts to argue against a group of people using generalisations like language and culture itís hard to attach any conclusion other than the arguments are based on race and by definition racist.
a little harsh to say the least, when I think of a racist, I picture Archie Bunker, and I am not even related. and no, my arguments are not based on race...I said before, illegal immigrants are from other contries, so naturally they are from many different cultures..there are many illegal cultures here, but not all of them are as fearless as the Mexicans. Some actually do possess guilt for what they are doing, b/c they are wrong...as we would be if we went to another country and did the same thing. Diversity is fine, as long as it doesn't give one rights over another...there is not equality with this...the best man doesn't get the job....yanno?
Itís unclear what you are arguing against if itís not the immigrantsí race,
illegal = something that is prohibited or not authorized by law or, more generally, by rules specific to a particular situation, which in this case is against the law...years ago, people were actually deported if they didn't have a green card. They also respected the laws...when laws are ignored, people think they are above the law...which in turn causes big trouble for everyone.
you mentioned the legality of their entrance into your country. So if they all entered legally in the same numbers and paid taxes would your fears suddenly disappear? Or are you simply saying that you donít feel comfortable with a load of foreigners, legal or otherwise, moving into your country?
I have no problem with it, if they go through the legal system and do it the legal way...no acceptions...and they must learn to speak english, read and write...why wouldn't you want to do that?
Listen, here's an example...I got a traffic ticket for speeding. That is against the law...my son's a cop, I could have used him to get out of the ticket...it was against the law and I was wrong...it was early in the morning and I was not paying attention...so I deserved to pay the fine...and I did...
Put it another way, which would you honestly prefer illegal Canadians or legal Mexican immigrants?
Canadian men would still wolf whistle, especially if they were in a group, instead of saying ahhhh, chica...they'd say...in French, something very romantic, but it would still scare me....meaning, neither...honestly...its wrong to be an illegal.
maybe this will help you understand my culture...there is no way, I'd go to another country and expect to work without becoming a part of the community, the working community...there is no way I would not feel guilty if I didn't pay my way, and I would want to fit in...be a part of the community...be liked...so why would I want to break their laws...I just couldn't even be so bold as to have it any other way?????? It just wouldn't be right? I couldn't do it, no matter how poor I was, how hungry I was...I'd want to do my part...and give back to the community that was kind enough to hire me and give me that opportunity...it would be a great priviledge...and believe me, there was a time, I was thinking of doing it.
Grinch, I do appreciate your patience and kindness in explaining...you've brought out some very thought provoking points, and this is what makes this issue so confounded hard...but in the end...I really do believe there are less racists on this subject then you'd like to believe...it's just that the issue is a heated one...and touches some very delicate spots on both sides...
The reason I posted this man's speech was because it really scared me...cuz it is happening now...you disagreed, you made me feel badly, by calling me a racist, saying I was politically incorrect....and from the replys I guess everyone was thinking I was just like this man...when what I wanted was your comments on the events he was discussing....
another thing, you state that this problem exists b/c the races do not like each other...well, I'm going to tell you something...when you've worked all your life since you were 13 years old, you've gone by the book, paid taxes, paid medical expenses, and struggled like anything...and someone else comes in, and gets everything handed to them...gets a cut in taxes, doesn't have to speak your language, your culture starts creating things in his language...well, I start scratching my head, and yeah, people are definately going to get a chip on their shoulder, regardless of his nationality...after a while, you say, what in the heck have I been working for all my life, now I gotta appease all these other folks...you start feeling used...it doesn't fit right, yanno.
Everytime I open my mouth to contribute to a subject or issue, like this one, I must be very careful that someone else may take it wrong, and stuff outa my mouth is usually taken the wrong way anyway.... this isn't fair to us either...and is in a way...racist against us...what I mean is, just because you don't always agree with me, doesn't make me right and you wrong, or visa versa, they are opinions...and if we sit down, and discuss, maturely, maybe this world would get jiggy with it?
do I make any sense?