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Ki Adi Mundi VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

As a personal rule, I don't normally post in The Pub, but I feel this needs to get out to more readers. I received an email today that makes perfect sense:

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Subject: Let's Say I Break into your House... Take a deep breath and really think about it.............. 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 U.S. 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 break 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, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is 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 hard-working and honest, um, except for well, you know....I broke in your house. 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 selfishness, prejudice and being an anti-housebreaker. Oh yeah, and I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me. Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America ....if you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it as a good simile. If not blow it off along with your future Social Security funds.



Medhiv

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#2 12 years ago

i think that is a somewhat inapropriate analogy ... a country with 300mil citizens and a house witha bout 5 ... plus: you ever came to think about the fact that the immigrants, pay always higher/more taxes than the locals, not to mention the low-paid jobs they have to take ... it would make your little analogy-test look like: he broke into the house, made all the beds, the dishes, cleaned the whole house and left you about 200bucks on the kitchen table although he's just earning 500/month, expecting you to offer him save haven ... sure even if the example looked like this only a nut would do that ... but foreign-issues are not always this easy




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#3 12 years ago

Is there a topic in this thread?




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#4 12 years ago

It's only your house because you stole it from someone else. (And you didn't even try to live together with the original inhabitants, you killed half of them and forced the others to live in the shed!)




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#5 12 years ago
Ki-Adi-Mundi Let's say I break 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).

I'd say thanks while i proceed to drag the fool outside like trash. That is if I didn't shoot them first.

According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide other benefits to me and to my family

Is there a punchline here somewhere or what?

Oh yeah, and I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me.

Sorry, this aint Mexico, learn ENGLISH or get out! :beer:




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#6 12 years ago

We should just let all the Mexicans in who want to come. I mean, it's no different from our companies outsourcing jobs to Asia.




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#7 12 years ago

beef flapsI'd say thanks while i proceed to drag the fool outside like trash. That is if I didn't shoot them first.

Is there a punchline here somewhere or what?

You almost always share my same point of view, Beef.

Anyway, I think the text in the thread author's post is quite a good analogy. These people are protesting to let people [i]Illegally[i] sneak into the country:uhoh:

Sorry, this aint Mexico, learn ENGLISH or get out!

Exactly!!




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#8 12 years ago
KikooIs there a topic in this thread?

Makes a lot more sense if you click the spoiler tag.;)




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#9 12 years ago

Medhivi think that is a somewhat inapropriate analogy ... a country with 300mil citizens and a house witha bout 5 ... plus: you ever came to think about the fact that the immigrants, pay always higher/more taxes than the locals, not to mention the low-paid jobs they have to take[/quote]

That's where I stopped reading. You are exactly wrong. They pay no taxes whatsoever. Zip, zero, nil.

It's only your house because you stole it from someone else. (And you didn't even try to live together with the original inhabitants, you killed half of them and forced the others to live in the shed!)

And do you think your ancestors always lived in the same part as Europe? Or that the Indians never had territorial wars? Either way, it happened hundreds of years ago, something that the current generations can not be held responsbile for. Hell, the Mexicans have enough European blood in them by now that the whole arguement is moot.

[quote=ZeRoNiTe] Exactly!!

Well, we can agree on something.




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#10 12 years ago

There is currently a debate like this in the UK, with Romania recently joining the EU, many romanians can come here to work without a visa. There are debates as to whether these people should be allowed to work in the UK.