Here’s where we were.
is that Latino culture is a part of American culture.
Just look at the Southwest. Latinos have been here far longer than Anglos. Latinos have been the bedrock in Colorado for generations.
You think that only white Protestants (you have been on a riff lately against Southern European culture, or, in other words, Catholics) from the non urban Midwest or South represent American culture.
You definitely exclude Muslims (bye, bye Kareem and Muhammed Ali) and those from the Middle East. Not Americans or not American culture.
And Jewish people, not part of "American" culture either.
The beauty and strength of our country is how diverse it is, that we take from all cultures. This is why Americans succeed so much--we adapt and absorb and change. This is what Obama so epitomized, and probably why you detested him so much, posting a racist photo on your blog of bone through his nose.
You do not see America as stronger for its diversity, but fear it, and want to isolate "American" to some version of the white Protestant
MKS, you strain and strain and when you can’t answer my points trot out a bunch of straw men and false claims.
First of all, I have spent a great deal of time outside the US both as a military service member and as a civilian under contract to the State Department and as a civilian promoting business alliances. But I never pretended to understand the cultures of those countries.
I did, and do, believe in observing the results. The Russian culture created the climate that allowed communism to take root. The German culture created the climate that allowed Nazism to take root. And the Southern European culture, which was imported to the “new world” created a feudal society that has not served the peons well. The result has been an exodus to America. They see what we have. They want to improve their lives. Nothing in that is unusual or new. But the result has been an invasion of 13 million illegal aliens.
And like any group of 13 millions some are criminals. Some have communicable diseases.
And nothing in any of my comments has anything to do with how long Latinos have been in the SW. That has nothing to do with the problem of a mass influx of illegal aliens.
To repeat, my comments have pointed out that the Native Americans – NA – had some very nasty characteristics and so did the Southern Europeans, as I noted in my comments.
The result of the invasion was a culture throughout central and South America that has not been successful in establishing a modern democracy that serves its lower class citizens well. Indeed, it has created a culture of two groups. The “Haves” and the “Have Nots.”
And all of your blathering about the American culture or diversity has nothing to do with that. But to sooth your feelings, I believe in “E pluribus unum.” Out of many, one.
The Left’s. and your, definition of Diversity is a bunch of separate groups with their own goals and demands that the other groups abide by. That is balkanization and all we need to do is look at Europe to see what that can lead to.
As for the Mulsims, you again make things up. My point has been that we are importing tens of thousands of people that we cannot vet. That’s stupid. Plus:
“A significant minority (21%) of Muslim Americans say there is a great deal (6%) or a fair amount (15%) of support for extremism in the Muslim American community. “
And that’s the Pew Research Center, not BreitBart
But I digress.
My point is that we have a problem originating south of our borders and the problem will not cure itself. So my solution is.
1. Close the borders. Build the wall.
2. Give all those here, because you can’t deport 13 million, who pass a criminal check, Green Cards so that they can live openly.
3. By closing the borders you will create a shortage of labor. Labor is a commodity just like peaches. The shortage will allow the workers to demand, and get, wage increases and better working conditions.
4. Provide a path to citizenship.
Now, what do you find wrong with that?
"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper
“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine