Our president may have referred to countries such as Haiti and the African nations as “shithole countries” and indicated he didn’t want their peoples to come to the United States. He earlier didn’t want Muslims to come in either.
I believe there was a reference to the Norwegians. Why would they particularly want to come to the United States? Norway is not a shithole country and the standard of living is probably higher in most instances than it is here.
Why did Europeans come to America in the first place? They were facing a sometimes hostile environment in a strange place with no cities or facilities save what they managed to scavenge for themselves. They had to build shelter, hunt food in unknown terrain and do lots of praying. Why would they leave a nice comfy country to endure this? Because they didn’t. They left shithole countries because life had become unbearable and poverty ruled in places where royalty lived like…well, royalty.
America was built on the idea of allowing religious and racial freedom for all. We’ve certainly had our serious setbacks, such as slavery, but today we should be on track.
Unfortunately, we aren’t on track. There are only too many who believe that we should restrict the United States to white Protestants only. Maybe we could allow Catholics to stay through Christian charity and the entertainment industry would collapse overnight were it not for Jews behind the screen and on it as well. We could probably allow them to stick around.
Okay, that’s about as far as our Christian charity goes. We don’t necessarily like it but after all, being Christians, we have to be charitable. The citizens of Chinese origin are okay because we all love Chinese restaurants. Besides, most people of Asian descent keep pretty much to themselves and we only interact when we go out for Chinese, Korean, Pho and so on. America without taquerías wouldn’t be America, but we allow that because those people run legitimate (and very necessary) businesses. They aren’t out robbing and raping. ¡Ay Chihuahua! Everybody loves a taco.
Some speak of making America great again. I don’t believe it was ever particularly great, but it could be a lot better if we just minded our own business and took care of our own crumbling country instead of trying to run the rest of the world while pouring billions of taxpayer dollars into what amounts to bribes or missiles that run as much as $1,500,000.00 a pop. You read that right!
Imagine what $1,500,000.00 would do for our infrastructure right here. And let’s not forget that shameful wall. Jericho didn’t work. The Great Wall of China didn’t work, and the Berlin Wall didn’t work. I have a gut feeling that (a) walls aren’t very efficient and aren’t worth their cost and (b) instead of walls and all the extra border patrol expense, we could use the same sort of border we share with Canada?
If people slip across, so what? Where else are we going to get our landscapers, dishwashers, busboys, general laborers and field workers? Have you ever tried to weed beets in the heat of summer for so little money it’s risible?
We could get by much more cheaply by simply dealing with aliens on a case-by-case basis. When an alien is arrested for a crime, deal with that particular alien. If an alien comes to the attention of authorities for any reason, we can deal with him/her on an individual basis. This alone could save our taxpayers millions of dollars every year while allowing us the dignity of being to walk with our heads up rather than the shame of skulking around behind walls for fear of aliens invading to rob us and rape our womenfolk. We’re talking about our next-door neighbors here; not aliens from outer space.
It’s time to stop talking political rhetoric and focusing our woes on other peoples. Hitler chose to use Jews. President Trump first wants to use Muslims, and so on. Kim Jong Un uses the US as a horrible threat to keep his people walking in fear of a surprise attack by the hated Americans.
These are dated tactics that everyone should understand and choose not to applaud. It’s time for us to grow up and maybe we can, finally, make America great.