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Neo Marxist nonsense

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Submitted by Ed Melik (United States), Oct 3, 2006 at 04:13

I think I am agreement with you in most of your deductions through a logical perspective, however, it needs furher elaborations to make a convincing arugument. Nonetheless, I agree with you. One thing however bothered me a bit. Your third and last paragraph says "So we bend over backwards and make room to accommodate these downtrodden masses only to find that they are so hostile to our way of life they form a fifth column in our society. Street crime, rape, theft, riots and murder are the payment for our kindness. Then we get told once again somehow it is our fault for not including those who don't seem to want to be a part of our society in our society. In this never ending tautological excercise of self blame that you seem to want us to subject ourselves to never is the question addressed - what about the other side of the equation?

That sounds like you are describing California in particular and the USA in general, about the plight of the illegal Central and South Americans and a lesser degree, the Asians and other illegal immigrants. As a matter of fact, recent protest against the American immigration reforms with Mexican and other countries flags flying high on thier pick up trucks and cars reflects a lot what you have stated above. I am by the way, a supporter of putting up the fence and at the same time be considerate in granting legal immigration to those who deserve and qualify to come and make America thier new home.

I don't think that the above stated descriptions of yours are exclusively for the "these downtrodden masses" of the Muslim world now amassing in Europe but certainly applicable to almost over 18 million illegal aliens now living in the United States with porous border with Mexico. "hostile to our way of life they form a fifth column in our society. Street crime, rape, theft, riots and murder are the payment for our kindness". Are you describing the Mexican illegal scene in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, etc?

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