Monday, October 25, 2010
Is It Really That Bad?
So I decided to rant on something today, but had no idea what. I posted a status message on facebook, but none of you bothered to give me ideas. One person did, and it was actually worth talking about so here I go. There seems to be this whole issue about illegal immigration in our country. It's a pretty polarizing topic, surprisingly. You see you have one set of people that believe that we should just let anyone come into our country. That was the original premise for our country. Ellis Island was created for the soul purpose of bringing in the tired, hungry, weak, and downtrodden to a new land. If those people knew then, what we knew now...I don't think they'd come as often. Let's just be honest, the biggest thing about illegal immigration isn't really the whole morality of trespassing. It comes down to money and racism. I'll go on the money rant first. Apparently there is this general misconception that illegal immigrants take jobs from people. If that isn't the biggest bunch of malarkey I've ever heard, I don't know what is. Look, most of the "jobs" that are being taken by illegals are menial tasks that no one was really in a hurry to get anyway. How many of you have been pining for a job picking fruits from an orchard? Raise your hand if you've been dying to mop the floor at the McDonald's that you just got your last meal from. Look, let's be real, the job isn't the problem. So it comes down to racism. Now I know that racism is a dirty word and most people would rather not be associated with it. Let's just get it out there, what is the main people group we associate with illegal immigration? Nine out of ten of you probably said Latino. The other person said "Mexican". It's gotten to the point that Arizona was wanting to pass a law that basically said that if any person looks to be of Latino decent, they can be checked for legality. Not German, not French, not even Arab, Latino. There are facebook groups that basically say, "I shouldn't have to press such and such for English, I'm in America." That's kind of trivial if you ask me. You should be more upset that you're on hold for 47 minutes and every person you talk to in the phone web is named "Peggy". Yeah I stole that from a commercial, but whatever. Now, before I get into my serious rant, I just want to preface this by saying that if you are not American and are here illegally, you're in the wrong. There is paperwork to do, and there is a test to take if you want the benefits of being an American citizen and you should do all you can to obtain it. Trust me folks, it's not that hard. Now, to the rest of you, get over it guys. Outside of a couple of folks, most of the illegals are just squatting at worst. The people that keep them here are the supervisors that hire them for peanuts (in our standards). If the supervisors can find cheap labor, why risk it? According to them, it's about making money. If you really want them gone, take the menial jobs that they're doing. Take the cheap labor instead of stealing unemployment and spending it on new Nikes for your 1 month old. Like I said, the Statue of Liberty promotes people who are in down times and people coming from most countries are in down times. We're one of the wealthiest nations in the world, they want a piece of the pie. The least we could do is a) help them get legal citizenship b) love them and pray for them and c) quit labeling all Latinos as illegals. You're not doing us any favors. Part of the reason that they are staying in the country is to spite us. Let's be real, if a bunch of hateful people tell you this and that, you're going to want to spite them too. I'm really tired of the holier than thou attitude that some people have about "their country" when it comes to Hispanics wanting to do what every person's ancestors wanted back in the olden days, prosper in America. However that whole "their country" goes out the window when the president that was elected to lead the country gets mocked and persecuted (on both the left and right, it's all the same really) at the slightest deviation from their beliefs. Like I said, I love America but it disappoints me with how they treat those that want to experience what we Americans have been blessed with. Help them get into America legally instead of trying to build a giant fence to keep them out forever.