Re: Oh, Ann
- From: nick c <n-chen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:54:39 -0700
On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:53:00 -0700, "Barbara Lake"
"nick c" <n-chen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:jPKdnWuElJgR1NjZnZ2dnUVZ_vednZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxBarb I didn't get that from what Nick is saying. Its just what I wouldBarbara Lake wrote:In effect, what you are saying is that the most uniquely American culture is in NOT having any other culture. What a culturally poor country this would be if that held true. However, since your blood pressure seems to be rising on this discussion, I'll end it here.Tell me, Nick, what customs would you call typically American? We are and have always been a nation of immigrants. We are and have always been enriched by the customs of those from other countries. Apart from that, please point to even one custom that is uniquely American.Bunk, pure bunk. An example would be the wearing the dress of native countries is not American. So long as people want to be different and flaunt their differences, they will be treated differently by those who are different and that may well contribute to the continuation of racism and/or culture segregation.
This idea that the US benefits from the culture and traditions of old countries is pure bunk. Such things openly practiced keep people divided and all the do-gooders have to offer for people to be tolerant and try to understand differences. There would be no need for such counsel if we all were of one mind. BUNK .......
Mr. & Mrs. Oliveo came from Italy. Mr. & Mrs. Viddertoskie came from Poland. Mr. & Mrs. O'Brien came from Ireland, Mr. & Mrs Haripschak came from Hungary, etc. etc., and when settled in their new apartments in the Bronx, they enrolled in PS 9 school to learn English. They dropped the traditions and customs of their former countries because they felt the US was now their country; with the exception of their relations and religious observances. These were the kind of people that made America because it was in their hearts to be Americans; by acts and deeds.
say & have just different words. I grew up in a very mixed race city.
I have ate whole Lamb roasted over an open fire Russian made. Italian
food & many others. However like Nick said they all learned english &
used it with others not of their country. Mostly it was at home they
spoke their language.
On target, Ray. The immigrants I knew in my youth had the objective of blending in, seeking to communicate with and help each other. They didn't want to be seen as being different.
It looks to me like your pushing an agenda for others to keep their
native customs & language while forcing them on others. It won't work.
The Mexicans have pissed people off over their demonstrations of flag
waving & things they have said. It has back fired on them. May 1st
will also if they go through with it.
If they march on May 1st and cause upheavals in industry and schools, it will awaken the populace just how much they have integrated by being illegal and demanding the rights of legals. It will be an awakening that was not expected.
BTW how about that thousand they are sending back now? Only eleven
million nine hundred thousand more to go. Granted that there are only
twelve million here. To think they may put some American employers in
jail or a fine? What ever.
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