March 30, 2006

"Gringos Go Home?"

I'm feeling almost human again, although still a little on the shaky side both physically and mentally. I felt it might be time to try to see if I can still make a post that may strike a chord with someone, whether they agree or disagree.
I would again like to give my thanks to all of you for being so kind and patient with me this last month your prayers and well wishes are truly the best things that sustain me.

Read on and let me know if I have succeeded or not.

I caught the march in Los Angeles onh the periphery of my conciousness the other day....and I must say I'm kind of glad that they (La Rasa and LULAC) are organizing events such as this.

WHY? you might ask. It's like this; illegal immigration has been a "hidden" but growing problem for the last ten years or so, and now, finally, the true goals of groups such as La Rasa and LULAC are out in the open.

For far too long they have tried to pass themselves off as nothing more than "defenders of the rights of discriminated against people" They are NOT. They are nothing less than invaders of the USA, attempting to take over a large section of our country.

They claim that the Europeans are the invaders of the land and that they are the "indigenous people".....hate to remind them, but in reality, should they care to look into their own history they would find that there was this european country called Spain that conquered the lands they were born in in the 1500's...they are no more indigenous than my neighbor is. They are "mutts" as much as any American is. It's true that Indian blood is a part of their heritage also, but that is just as true for many White and Black Americans as well.

The issue here is whether or not a country has the right to limit entry into it's sovereign territory or not, and what is expected of those that chose to leave the lands of their birth to become citizens of a new country. That is the main problem; these people did not come to become citizens, they came to provide mere survival for their families, and in the process expected the American culture to adapt to them, and the PC crowd has provided them ammunition in this clash of cultures.

The present difficulty has been greatly exacerbated by the PC concept of multicultualism. We have Balkanized our country with these misguided concepts, and WE have allowed it to continue unabated for far too we bear part of the blame for the present unrest.

RACIST! you might try to call me; how DARE you deny a people their heritage! "Don't you know how discriminatory we are against these Brown people?"

I say B U L L S H I T . I too am from another country, My family decided to come here because of the opportunities that are freely available ONLY in the U.S. NO ONE can be prouder of his heritage than I am, BUT when I came here, I came to be an AMERICAN; to join myself with, and to add to, a new heritage, of which I am even prouder. I, and all of my brothers were proud to volunteer to do military service to defend our new homeland in a time when the draft was still in effect, and there was a war raging in the Far East. None of us ended up serving in combat, but that was just the luck of the draw, and the areas where I and at least one of my brothers served were "trip lines" in the Cold War; areas where, should the Cold have turned Hot, we were the front line of defense, and probably would have been hard pressed to survive the initial onset of hostilities. Why do I bring this up? It's because I see the attitude of these protesters and know that they are NOT Americans looking to be equally treated and respected, but nothing less than invaders trying to infiltrate, destabilize, and ultimately defeat, the country that I love. They are the enemy, and they should be treated as such.

I have no problem with anyone from ANY country coming here to try to make a new life and provide greater benefits for their families; and by all means, be proud of your background heritage and culture, but always keep in mind that AMERICA is the culture that is sustaining you and giving you the opportunities that you didn't have before you came here.

Come here through the legal channels just as millions of us did before you and add your little piece to the tapestry of America that we are weaving as a nation; I will welcome you as a friend. Come here surrepticiously, and work to try to change our tapestry to match your old one (that didn't provide you with a means to live as you wished) and you will be my enemy. Burn the flag that I pledged my honor to defend in my presence and you WILL pay the price.

Posted by Delftsman3 at March 30, 2006 03:51 PM | TrackBack

GREAT STUFF! There are millions of us who feel the same way on both sides of the political spectrum and the gotdam politicians are feeling the heat. And if they don't take some positive action they will feel the flame come election time.

Posted by: GUYK at March 31, 2006 06:53 AM

Good to see you posting again and I am in total agreement with you on this one. I was stationed in San Diego for 12 years and watched it become more and more Northern Tijauna. Glad I got out of there when I did.

Posted by: Rey B at March 31, 2006 10:46 AM

You couldn't have stated it any clearer, this is the Delftsman spirit we've all all missed.Welcome back Bert.
I've watched the hometown turn into little Mexico for the past 30 years, about 30% can speak broken english the rest not a bit. How many are legal, how many are not? I don't know but at the last 'amnesty' deadline they were lined up 3 blocks long for days, registering for Social Security cards. The State has built a health clinic, food distribution center and a local welfare office there, and the community was forced to build two new schools. All light industrial jobs left the area and the agricultural side is on it's ear. I sold all interest there and moved away. It must all be Wal-Mart's fault.

Posted by: Jack at March 31, 2006 11:22 AM

Good Post...Hope your feeling a bit better.
See ya soon ..
NEiland Dea...

Posted by: NEilV at March 31, 2006 03:51 PM

Delftsman, good to see you back and ranting.

I agree with everything you say. If we're going to have borders, we have to defend them. And if we're not going to defend them, then let's not pretend we have them.

I believe that illegals are taking jobs Americans don't want, I think that the depression of wages caused by illegals depresses wages so much that good jobs become jobs that no American can afford to take. I can't really fault those for whom even these nearly slave conditions are better than where they came form. I fault those who hire them. And I know someone with personal experience of losing a job to an illegal.

But here's the one thing I can't get out of my head and it's why I have a problem with the Sensenbrenner approach. When I picture deporting 12 million illegals, I picture round ups of men, women and children. I picture detention camps and American citizens helping people hide and risking arrest themselves. Where have we seen this before--and not only the obvious? We only have to go back to WW2 and the round-ups of Japanese. Maybe this is over-dramatized, but how else are you going to deport 12 million people? And even if a guest worker program were enacted, the numbers I've heard would only grant about 2 million permits.

I don't have the answers. I only have the questions. And I don't like the choices.

I don't like the idea of national identity cards, but how are we going to know who's legal and who's not. I don't like the idea of amnesty, because that just encourages more people to come and figure if they can lie under the radar long enough, another amnesty will come along. I do think we need to hold employers responsible, but there are already fines for hiring illegals and I doubt it is more than a bump in the road. I don't like having our social programs clogged and schools overburdened, yet I don't like seeing children hungry and uneducated. I don't like the idea of a wall, which won't stop everyone, but a fence doesn't stop anyone.

I do think we should step up enforcement of businesses that knowingly hire illegals--I'm not worried about the small businesses who maybe don't check too closely, but I do worry about the large businesses who depend on illegal immigration. But these are the same businesses giving big contributions to politicians--do we really think there will be a crackdown? \

Maybe we need to consider a constitional amendment to bar citizenship to persons born in this country to illegals. I don't like it, but...

We need to do something, but what? I don't ever want to see round-ups and detention camps and neighbors spying on neighbors in my own country--not even an imitation of them.

All questions, no answers, I know. But there are no magic bullets.

I don't h

Posted by: Grandma_Jo at March 31, 2006 09:24 PM

Amen brother, amen

Posted by: hoosierboy at April 3, 2006 08:02 AM


I AM A FULL BLOODED man from the (purepecha nation.)

i do not have any spanish, in my blood, i have the right to fihgt for my land wich is the land of my people the native american people.

from alaska to argentina.

i do not ask any one of you to go back to england, thats just as unreal not posible.

JUST LOOK AT THE LOS ANGELES MAYOR, do you see any spanish blood in him???? NO!!!!!

thats because he is like most mexicans and most in the so called lain american country,s he is (a native american)

another thing, how do you not expect to be hated by most of the world, if from the start you invated our land, murder my blood brothers the CHEROKEE , APACHE, and all other native nations?

AND NOW YOU INVADE SMALL COUNTRY cowardlly droping bombs from plains! killing small children a weman!

how do you not expect most of the woeld to hate the US ?

i todavia tienen la desfachates, y sinverguenza de decir que somos espanoles?? pero que descarados son estos gringos, europeos!

beliave me i am a pure bloode native american! i have NO SPNISH BLOOD in my ancestry!

Posted by: Apache Olmeca at August 12, 2006 11:47 PM
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