Greenville, South Carolina
Ok, this is going to be a several part series of posts about my views/issues on America. Most of the posts will be in the Alley but this subject belongs in Philosophy, I think.
This all started with a joke that was emailed to me. You've all probably heard it already; here it is:
The Blue Pigeon Joke
The mayor of Phoenix was very worried about a plague of pigeons in his town of Phoenix. He could not remove the pigeons from the city. All of Phoenix was full of pigeon poop. The people of Phoenix couldn't walk on the sidewalks or drive on the roads. It was costing a fortune to try and keep the streets and sidewalks clean.
One day a man came to City Hall and offered the Mayor a proposition. "I can rid your beautiful city of its plague of pigeons without cost to the city. But, you must promise not to ask me any questions. Or, you can pay me five million dollars and ask one question."
The mayor considered the offer briefly and accepted the free proposition.
The next day the man climbed to the top of City Hall, opened his coat, and released a blue pigeon. The blue pigeon circled in the air and flew up into the bright blue Arizona sky. All the pigeons in Phoenix saw the blue pigeon and they all gathered up behind the blue pigeon. The Phoenix pigeons followed the blue pigeon as she flew southward out of the city.
The next day the blue pigeon returned completely alone to the man atop City Hall. The Mayor was very impressed. He thought the man and the blue pigeon had performed a wonderful miraculous feat to rid Phoenix of its plague of pigeons.
Even though the man with the pigeon had charged nothing, the mayor presented him with a check for 5 million dollars and told the man that, indeed, he did have a question to ask and even though they had agreed to no fee and the man did rid the city of pigeons, he decided to pay the 5 million dollars just to get to ask ONE question.
The man accepted the money and told the mayor to ask his question.
The mayor asked: "Do you have a blue Mexican?"
Ok, so there's the "joke." It's obvious where the issue is. Maybe I'm looking into it too much, but has America become such a "hot club" that no one else is allowed in? What do Americans have against the Mexicans? (Now when I say "Americans" I don't mean every single American, I'm speaking in general; just thought I'd point that out.) I think Mexican culture is cool, and I'm currently trying to learn the language and I think their language is pretty gnarly too. I'm just wondering why Americans have to have all this hostility against our neighbors down south.
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