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Look up. Look down, then Look the REALISTIC WAY.

Postby LOJ » Fri May 12, 2006 1:15 pm

There was an article that was sent to me recently that totally irritated me.
Which doesn't take much these days. The article related the thoughts of what this author thought was the majority rule so to speak in the USA.

While I don't condone terrorism, it does seem to be taken totally out of context and exaggerated to the utmost to attract attention to the individual trying to be the HERO of the moment. My reply follows, you might not agree or disagree but at least think it out "realistically".

My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register
which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by
sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined.

Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange
County Register:

Dear Editor:

So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made
up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the
Statute of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated
the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr.
Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of
immigrant any longer.

Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the
United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New
York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees
and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support
their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a
primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their
names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new
life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate
into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare,
no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and
craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father
fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany,
Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave
any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were
Americans fighting Hilter, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were
defending the United States of America as one people. When we liberated
France, no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the
German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only
Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of
those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's
flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace
to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.

These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred
the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same
rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a
different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a
guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. Not to mention the influx of TERRORIST that we constantly are allowing into this country!
I'm sorry, that's not
what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who
landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900s deserve better than that for all
the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a
land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life.
I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags. Why don't we write our congressman and until the dust is all settled, quit allowing middle easterners into our country to kill us AMERICANS!!!!

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statute of Liberty, it happens
to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.


My reply:

Then I guess we should start writing our local congressmen and relay to them that we want pharmaceutical companies to hurry up and begin research on a new drug that will only allow women of childbearing age to bear females. No more white males would be allowed to be born in the USA.....Because after all Timothy McVeigh, Charlie Manson, Wayne Gacy, etal were WHITE AMERICAN MALES who committed atrocities against other "AMERICANS". Not to mention that we should also give frustrated post office workers a week off every month just to ensure that they don't go WACKO and kill us "AMERICANS". What about WACO,TX and etal.????
STATISTICALLY most violent crimes committed in this country which cause death are done so by WHITE AMERICAN MALES, or better yet they might have been committed by one of those so called IMMIGRANTS that knew what it supposedly meant to be American.

Not all immigrants act the way that you depict. There are still MANY WHO appreciate the fact that they are being allowed into a country that exhibits such freedoms. The way you talk about immigration sounds like you are the master and the immigrants are the slaves....check yourself.
The only reason that we as a nation FEEL THAT IMMIGRANTS ARE ALL TERRORIST, is that our supposed "FREEDOM OF THE PRESS" society, only bothers to include stories that will interest the public. And unfortunately those stories include death and dying and in general CHAOS that is caused by others and more specifically to take advantage of the moment and use it to promote stories so that there papers will sell!
We never hear the million stories of how recent immigrants who have come here have done well and become contributing members to society, instead we only hear those few involving terrorism, and then those few are exploited to the max for the benefit of $$$.
I happen to think Immigration is like any other problem in our society, there are bad and good that come of it, but if there is $$$ to be made then it all of a sudden brings the "bad" to WORSE.
Have a good day.
Lori Johnson

While I am a big fan of persian poetry I especially like Nima Yushij.
And while his poem entitled the "It is Night" was aimed at situations in Iran such as the word night being the symbol of
the dark situation of society, of tyranny and injustice, of poverty and ignorance, and of everything that people wanted to be ended. In contrast to "night", were ''morning", "dawn", "day" and their herald, "the cock" and its "crow", by which the people who are in sleep of a wretched life might be awakened to welcome the light of freedom and enlightenment.

I do believe that this poem can also be interpreted to mean the ignorance of certain individuals as well as the awakening of others. Hence Night And Dawn/Morning. I will close with his poem.


It is night

A night of deep darkness.

On a branch of the old fig tree

A frog croaks without cease,

Predicting a storm, a deluge,

and I am drowned in fear.

It is night,

And with night the world seems

like a corpse in the grave;

And in fear I say to myself:

"What if torrential rain falls everywhere?"

"What if the rain does not stop

until the earth sinks into the water

like a small boat?"

In this night of awful darkness

Who can say in what state we will be

when dawn breaks?

Will the morning light make

the frightening face of the storm

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