(Quote) Bernie-350671 said:
I don't care that someone comes here speaks a foreign language. I care that they come here a...
(Quote) Bernie-350671 said:
I don't care that someone comes here speaks a foreign language. I care that they come here and get upset that they should HAVE to learn the country's language. People come to America because their country is really messed up, then they try to recreate their country here. I cannot fathom the psychology at work there. If their country was so great, what are they doing here?
My great great grandparents came from Germany. They insisted my great grandparents learn English, because they wanted to be American. They wanted to assimilate into America. I work with a guy born in Mexico and lived there till he was 11. He came here and didn't get any coddling. He had to learn English and learn it immediately. He graduated HS and speaks without an accent. Public schools used to give free English classes for immigrants weekday evenings. Now if we suggest if you are going to live here you should learn English, we are called xenophobes and worse, racist.
As for La Raza, I ask you what does the name mean? The Race! Except that Hispanic isn't a race, neither is Mexican. You keep talking about the radicals. You need to come out of the darkness and into the light. La Raza is racist and radical. I personally have seen La Raza pamphlets handed out at demonstrations calling for the return of the western half of the US. You would have to be going through life with blinders on not to know this.
I'll copy La Raza and get in touch with my ancestry. My family comes from Germany and Ireland. I suppose I should blow up some Englishmen and gas some Jews, correct? I reject that notion. My family may have come to America well after the revolution, but I trace my ancestry to the men who stood on the green at Lexington and fired on the lobster-backs at the Concord bridge. I am American and I'm proud of it.
I am ashamed that someone whose family has lived in America as long if not longer than mine, somehow seems to think they have more in common with a country their great great great grandparents came from than the country where they were born. I can't help but be prejudiced. I pre-judge them to be ignorant.
"People come to America because their country is really messed up, then they try to recreate their country here. I cannot fathom the psychology at work there. If their country was so great, what are they doing here?"
The psychology of this stems from Political Correctness. And Political Correctness tries to diminish America and
Americans as though they have caused some great historical blunder.
Any major accomplishment of America, over the years, has had to have a negative spin put on it by the politically
And the fact that we cannot be called Americans anymore, but a hyphenated form of American, is the latest derogatory
form of identity.
Americans have a unique history and a unique pride which came from our forefathers, and it cannot be easily understood.
And it does not come from a title.