Saturday, March 03, 2007

You gotta think about it eventually.

I don't who the author of this is. It was part of a local list-serv e-mail (posted anonymously). While the comparison isn't a true apples-to-apples, it should get everyone to thinking.

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I sneak into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:
*You are required to let me stay in your house.
*You are required to add me to your family's insurance plan.
*You are required to educate my kids.
*You are required to provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).
*If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest person, except for, well, you know, I did break into your house illegally. And what a deal it is for me!!!

I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?!
Only in America. What do you think?

If don't agree, blow it off, along with your future, Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

I just do not understand folk sometimes. It's called illegal immigration for a reason. What part of illegal don't you get?

I love this video

This has been out on the web for a long while, so I'm sure many of you who surf or get random, "you've got to check this out" type e-mail regularly have seen this, so here it is again. Those of you who haven't, enjoy.

It's got two of the things I like best, The Beatles and juggling, all in the same package.

Comments about it are cool.