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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Retro Housewife Survival Guide - Understand

Hello Out There!

I have a question for you. Why do you think Mexico is a 3rd world country and the United States isn't? Are Mexicans genetically inferior to Americans? Are they born with smaller brains? Are we just plain better?

The answers to the last 3 questions are No, No, and No. At least I have never seen any evidence of this, and I would be highly skeptical if somebody turned up with some.

Here is my answer to my first question: Our system is better than theirs. That is really the only reason. We have put together a social structure that does a far better job of taking care of the allocation of resources, educating the population and preventing corruption. Our system is based on the rule of law - which requires the majority of the population to respect the law or suffer the consequences. I don't like every law we have and I am sure most people feel the same way - but I do try to follow the law because I know if I don't, bad things will happen to me.

Our system is not by any means perfect, it could be better; there are a lot of things we need to improve on - but here's the kicker: it can also get a lot worse.

That's why when I hear Nancy Pelosi promising a group of illegal immigrants amnesty - and calling the enforcement of US law "un American", I get a little peeved. She is creating what some like to call a moral hazard - rewarding those individuals who have broken the law and giving them what they want. She is putting our system in danger, the only thing that stands between us and the crap hole that is Mexico. And yes, it is a crap hole. Most of the population lives in poverty, while the upper-class enjoys ridiculous wealth. If you are Mexican and feel insulted, you should be - but not by me - by the Mexican government that protects the corrupt few and forces the many to make do with crumbs or risk life and limb to sneak into the US.

The sheer number of illegal immigrants alone should have you quaking in your boots. Why? Because it makes it less likely that they will be assimilated into American society before their ways of doing things do too much damage to our system. In other words, instead of doing things the American way, they will continue to do things the Mexican way, which is what they know and are familiar with. This isn't something that is peculiar to Mexicans, this is human nature.

This is already happening right under our noses. The increasing prevalence of Spanish in this country should be setting off alarms from San Diego, California to Bangor, Maine. Not because there is anything wrong with Spanish - it is a beautiful language, but because it is not the language of this country.

The English language is the main ingredient in the recipe for making Americans, it is what we all have in common. And NOWHERE on earth is there a country where two languages peacefully coexist when spoken by two different populations in the same geographic location.

In Switzerland, they have four official languages, but the populations are separated geographically. They may learn the other languages in school, but most people are not fluent in more than one. I know this because I have tried to get by with German in Geneva, where they speak French, and it does not work. I had far better luck with English.

Even the perpetually peaceful Canadians are constantly running around trying to keep Quebec from declaring its Independence or trying to rejoin the mother ship. And they have geographic separation. What they don't have is a common culture -and that is because they have two languages - because language is, to a large extent culture.

Finally, In case you haven't noticed, the country is in a good amount of trouble. The system is currently broken and vulnerable. Nancy Pelosi and those like her are the biggest threat to your well-being and accustomed way of life there is. She is putting in jeopardy the lives of every single American citizen as well as those of all current and future immigrants to this country, both legal and illegal. Because if we break the system, we will be just another 364 million homo sapiens living in cardboard boxes and scrounging for food.

You must insist our laws are respected and enforced, and that Spanish is removed as an option. I hope I never get to say I told you so, because by then it'll be too late.



Princess Freckles said...

This is worrying me also. Have you seen those bumper stickers that say, "Welcome to America, now speak Engligh"? I'd love it if more people did that.

champagnejayne said...

You know how angry it makes me when American Citizens like myself can't get healthcare and the illegals get it for free? I just got laid off from my job and it costs me $240 A MONTH to get healthcare! The biggest crock is that I am a Summa Cum Laude College graduate and can't get a job because I don't speak Spanish! ( I speak French and Japanese fluently)
Now the Social Security Administration offers services IN SPANISH! ( Hello?!?)
This "assimilation" didn't start happening until about 10 years ago. What gives???

Retro Housewife said...

Yes, I think I can understand how angry it makes you. How about when the DMV suddenly only has Spanish forms - no English? That has happened to me in Santa Barbara, CA. My bank branch Wamu now becoming Chase often only has Spanish deposit slips. So I don't fill out a deposit slip and then am told at the counter that next time I should. I don't speak Spanish, and especially when it comes to money, I am not going to use a form I can't understand.


champagnejayne said...

Tell me about it. I live in Los Angeles and it makes me sick when i ( a person who worked hard to do everything right and worked my way through college) can't even get a lousy CUSTOMER SERVICE job because I can't speak Spanish. They give the jobs to these women who are tattooed with not even a high school education. SOMETHING needs to change.

Retro Housewife said...

I know, it is so far gone I am not sure it can be stopped. Did you know that 25% of all California births are to women here illegally, who can then collect welfare for their American born child for 18 years? (This was changed for citizens, who max out at 5 years by Clinton). They also get prenatal care and free health care for the kids. My sister moved to California from Oregon with her husband and was unable to get insurance because she was pregnant. So they had to pay over $10,000 to have a baby in a hospital. They're not poor, but they aren't rich either.

But everybody keeps electing the democrats in California who are dying to raise taxes to pay for this.


champagnejayne said...

I guess you've heard that Ms. Boxer wants to give them "amnesty". Now, I'm all for chasing the American Dream, but look at all the problems the illegals have caused. Is it just me or did the whole "Gang" thing just take root in the 80's? I lived here in 1983-84 and heard NOTHING of the gang problem.
There are some parts of LA that I could NEVER go to, even with my fiance. ( Sun Valley, Arleta, and parts of Van Nuys to name a few.) Hardly a day goes by that you hear of a "drive by" shooting.
You know, I could live easier as my grandparents did. The only thing they really had to fear were the Russians!

Retro Housewife said...

Not only have I heard, I just sent Ms. Boxer a fax telling her I do not support this.

And donated $20 to the above organization. We are being played for fools.


champagnejayne said...

Have you tried FAIR? ( Federation for American Immigration Reform.) They have a very informative website.
A list of some of the more serious crimes:

( Sorry, I can't code..)
This SHOULD wake people up, but I think we've become complacent.

Retro Housewife said...

Yes, I belong to them as well. Good people.