Category Archives: Immigration

What Happened to Critical Thinking?

There are words used every day in the political lexicon to hide reality.

Refugee and illegal are two of those words.

Did you know it’s illegal to enter this country, as well as others without a passport? A Visa is required if your stay is longer than 6 months or you want to work in that country. You must check with the country you want to enter to understand and obtain the necessary permits before you enter. Detain and deport are exercised by each country as they desire, not as you wish.
It doesn’t matter the reason, if someone comes into the USA or any country, they need to gain access through immigration.

What we seem to want to do is come up with different exceptions to suit our emotional context.

That’s when a nation of laws becomes a nation of whatever feels good, do it. This was the motto that emerged from the 60’s hippy movement. It’s not a sensible way to live.

I suggest everyone that wants to allow people to enter this country illegally, begin a personal family foster program. Just let them into your home. Why not, they have it much worse than you? While you’re at it take in a homeless person or two.

The critical problems we have get worse because people refuse to act like responsible adults. We want to be considered compassionate, but we forget that sometimes, no, is the correct response.

We don’t know who we let in without proper border screening. They may carry diseases, such as small pox or tuberculosis. In our confusion of emotion over intelligence, we block out any questions of what do we do, how do we properly provide, and what do we do with our homeless and “refugees“? Do we just set up sanctuary cities then sue the federal government for not picking up the tab? I grow weary hearing speeches designed for TV consumers and a short attention span audience.

Build the walls, barriers necessary to block all entry. Screen all those who wish to come in. Fix what’s broke first, before adding to our already overloaded local areas. First consider taking care of our veterans who served, sacrificed, then through the ravages of war, came back home unable to fit back in to a civilian world, and to a people who pretend the government is finding solutions.

There’s no options that have been discussed, other than providing proper border security. I would like our elected officials hold to their oath of office and protect this country from threats foreign and domestic.

Here’s what a person is required to swear in order to gain citizenship in the USA.
The current Oath of Allegiance of the United States is as follows:

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

According to U.S. regulations, the phrase “so help me God” is optional and that the words ‘on oath’ can be substituted with ‘and solemnly affirm’.

Why is This so Difficult?

Here we are again. . .
Politicians are speaking to their most loyal and influential adherents of their respective parties. Meanwhile nothing of value gets done. Some see this as a good thing, I see it as dysfunctional adults behaving more like children rather than leaders.

constitution-page-portionTo ignore our broken immigration process and to say, just let them in, is to ignore the reality of what is happening to the lives of all involved. For those who say, just let them all in, can we do that? Are the consequences for those involved (not those of us sitting in our over stuffed chairs), mostly positive?

Can we at least admit to ourselves, setting our political and personality hatreds aside for a moment, there are things going on which may require ignoring media pundits and think for ourselves.

I can’t tell you, nor should I, that what is right for others, maybe the perspective needed. I need not tell you that there’s more to what’s going on over the southern border arguments than the personalities of the strange and delirious Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi.

What I can suggest is, how do you conduct your personal lives with respect to people you don’t know? Do you leave your home with doors unlocked? Do you invite a neighbor in for coffee and then find they want to stay in your home? They like your bathroom toilets are not clogged and the kitchen dishes are clean and put away, so why not stay in your place? 49_ford_at_stoplight_c Since your personal generosity has been extended, and they’re asking to sleep in your main bedroom, why not toss them your car keys? They really don’t mind you continuing to make those hefty car payments, but can you do something about changing those radio station selections?

I don’t know about how you conduct your lives, but I’m kinda selfish. Oh I don’t mind helping out a neighbor. I’ve mostly been generous with my money and time. I do have my limits. I lock my doors, hold on to my car keys from strangers, and I don’t have unlimited resources where I can let anyone take over my house while I foot the bill(s). No, I won’t let someone else take over my house payment and car note just because they like mine better than theirs.

I’m even a bit peeved when someone insists I don’t share whatever someone else wants because I have a specific dislike for their accent, language, religion, or skin color. Somehow, laying on guilt or definition changes to words, doesn’t make me want to use as much of my time and material resources just to make you or someone else happy. I’ve tried that before and all I ended up with were a bunch of bills, ugly names, and an unending cycle of guilt tripping because I was never working or budgeting enough to satisfy the demands of the other party.

Your choices may be different.

BTW, can I come over and eat your food, and maybe take your car for a spin? I’m sorry your car ended up in a ditch, you know you should have been spending more on maintaining a proper vehicle.
That’s maybe too obtuse for some to understand, but that’s my immigration speech for today. Come back tomorrow after you watch more of your favorite news and commentary to tell me how xenophobic and uncaring I am.


Are We Headed Toward Extinction?

Among the many anxiety laden news articles such as, climate change, terrorism, random violence, and power grabbing politicians, we have a new category of change, MGTOW. I recently ran across several articles and videos about this topic.

MGTOW, (<- click on the link to watch a video explaining this further) is an acronym for men going their own way. There’s ample explanation for this phenomenon. Modern society has changed significantly over the last 50 or more years.

Divorce has become as common place as it is for marriage. Men and women are equally concerned about the chances for marital success should they decide to commit. For men, divorce with children usually means primary custody goes to the woman. If the wife didn’t work during the marriage, the courts favor women, requiring men provide up to 60% of his net income in support of an ex with children. If there’s a home, the house will usually go to the woman. Of course there are various reasons this isn’t always the case, but this does weigh on a man’s mind.

There are other societal changes for men. Many young men choose to be effeminate so as to seem sensitive to a female. Many females have taken on masculine behavior traits to demonstrate they are the equal of men. There are many who subscribe to the idea, gender is merely a social construct.

For men who wish to chart their own course, yet attract a woman, they’re pressured into earning high income, possess good investments, have a well muscled shaved body, and have the ability to support her in a manner in which she wants to live.

If necessary, a woman may settle on a lesser achiever, while looking for a better Mr. Right. This is still a win for her, because a divorce from a man with assets gives her further financial independence. This works well for her next choice, because a man with wealth is more inclined to believe he’s safe from a “gold digger”, when she has money. This is often just part of her scheme to trade up.

Skeptics might suggest, you’re over generalizing and unfairly critical of women. Perhaps so, but as has been routinely stated, perception is reality.

Steve Harvey is a well known radio & TV personality, as well as an author. He’s written a book explaining the 5 questions every woman should ask a man before getting serious. These type of questions have value. A man should take into account not only his answers to those 1st three questions, he should also have a few questions of his own. More importantly, he should take his time to determine if her verbal response matches her life patterns.

The cultural influence of John B. Calhoun’s rodent experiments

I look at Gotham my friends and what do I see? Gangs roam the streets attacking at will. Stress related illness, crime, murder. Their society is collapsing around them just like the universe ..’ – Batman comics 1995.

Calhoun’s rodent experiments in the 1960’s spawned numerous books, movies and in some cases, government actions. China is the most overt example. They made it unlawful for couples to have more than 2 children. This led to several unintended consequences, parents killing or abandoning the first child if female, giving away excess children, and today’s looming problem, a much larger older population without enough youth to take over responsibilities.

The U.S. has created a unique and not broadly understood solution. They’ve allowed a huge wave of undocumented, “illegal”, foreign population into the country, mostly from countries where large families are common. Most people are unable or unwilling to see this occuring.

Will this new concern of men and women going their own way, bring on another potential societal collapse? Who knows? Right now, the latest buzz centers on “global warming”, man made CO2 emissions, and possible massive flooding of coastal regions. In my youth, the biggest concern was being bombed into oblivion by those “godless” Communists. Shortly afterwards, it was the “Population Bomb”, as we were going to birth our way into another man made catastrophe.

The anxiety never ends, does it?

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