Titles are often a hard part of blogging, what do you call something, that is just barely a whisper in your mind? Things are slowly returning to normal, on this, the last day of 2010. I see the most popular post is once again, “Bikini’s Why Men Are Pigs” is #1, which really blows me away. Why this one little post is so important, so popular, amazes me.
I read in the paper this morning that some idiot is suing WalMart for hitting a light pole in the parking lot. Hard to believe, but he is claiming that WalMart put it there as a hazard and it is causing him untold grief, blah-blah, yadda-yadda. You know these people who tie up the court systems with these blatantly frivolous lawsuits ought to have to pay a price for inconveniencing the rest of us.
Let say if you bring suit on a frivolous issue and the court, the judge or the jury decides it is a no brainer and throws it out, then you “automatically” should have to serve sixty days in the county jail. That would stop a lot of this non-sense.
I am sitting in the cafe this morning writing this on my laptop and the din is terrible. Even though I am tucked back into the farthest corner of the place, I can almost hardly hear myself think as my mother used to put it. It is not a noise of people celebrating the holiday or the beginning of the day, it is the noise of a foreign language being spoken. Here lately no matter where it is that I go, I cannot seem to escape it.
Let’s face it, if you are not fluent in any language other than English, then all of this in the background, breaks down to noise, nothing else.
Most likely it will get worse before it gets better, we have it seems, turned over the keys to our house to the invaders and they are outnumbering us about three to one. Just this week I came across a blog that had a poster on it that said, “Get rid of the I word” that word being illegal.
Immigrant is an “I” word, and this year, 55,000 to 60,000 new people will be allowed into the United States “legally.” It is even being suggested now in some circles, that those of us who are only proficient in English would benefit by learning a second language (Spanish). No one blends in anymore, we are no longer the “melting pot” nation. These days if you come to America, you do your best to make it a satellite of the place you recently left. And to make matters worse, our elected officials make it easier to do this year by year.
You can however take solace in the fact that you are not alone. Canada our neighbor to the north is paying the price for a huge flaw in their immigration policies. That’s due to generous support for family reunification, the country is now being overrun by immigrants who’t can’t speak English or French.
Anyone who marries a Canadian can get in. As a result, a scandalous spousal industry” has sprung up, enticing desperate Pakistanis or Somalis to pay their entire fortunes in dowry money to get their children into Canada.
After the kids get in, then the aged parents are then brought to Canada “ not because of family concerns, but because the parents will collect old-age pensions. The United States has a similar policy, if you are illegal, but your child being born here is legal, when the child reaches the age of 18, then you are automatically legal.
Much like the United sates, the courts, hospitals, and social services in Canada now struggle to meet the needs or accommodate the new arrivals. Perhaps we can all learn from those people down under, the Australians.
Australia, which has a strict English proficiency requirement for all immigrants and doesn’t automatically let in a citizen entire extended family. Australia “tells immigrants that if they miss their elderly parents, they should buy a plane ticket home.
Now that sounds pretty harsh I have to admit. But without language skills, an immigrant is cut off from mainstream society. Which is not a great way to live, whether it be here at home in the States or Canada. By accommodating them instead of “educating them” we are not only crippling them, but we are doing the same to the United States too.
Have a Safe and Sane New Year … See you on Monday.