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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:53 PM

The "Original Pathway to Citizenship"

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Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #3

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:09 PM

1. It was that, indeed. K&R!

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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream



I was riding on the Mayflower
When I thought I spied some land
I yelled for Captain Arab
I have yuh understand
Who came running to the deck
Said, “Boys, forget the whale
Look on over yonder
Cut the engines
Change the sail
Haul on the bowline”
We sang that melody
Like all tough sailors do
When they are far away at sea

“I think I’ll call it America”
I said as we hit land
I took a deep breath
I fell down, I could not stand
Captain Arab he started
Writing up some deeds
He said, “Let’s set up a fort
And start buying the place with beads”
Just then this cop comes down the street
Crazy as a loon
He threw us all in jail
For carryin’ harpoons

<lots of stuff happens>

Well, I got back and took
The parkin’ ticket off the mast
I was ripping it to shreds
When this coastguard boat went past
They asked me my name
And I said, “Captain Kidd”
They believed me but
They wanted to know
What exactly that I did
I said for the Pope of Europe
I was employed
They let me go right away
They were very paranoid

Well, the last I heard of Arab
He was stuck on a whale
That was married to the deputy
Sheriff of the jail
But the funniest thing was
When I was leavin’ the bay
I saw three ships a-sailin’
They were all heading my way
I asked the captain what his name was
And how come he didn’t drive a truck
He said his name was Columbus
I just said, “Good luck”



Copyright © 1965 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1993 by Special Rider Music

Read more: http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/bob-dylans-115th-dream#ixzz2JleMYghF

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:14 PM

3. Totally 100% not PC but here's a question...

 

I completely understand why someone would want to come here.

I completely agree that undocumented residents are screwed and exploited in multiple ways.

I absolutely want those here now to have an immediate amnesty -- not into this "path to" nonsense.

BUT....


Are we not already awash in excess workers as is? Do we not currently see ludicrously overqualified people fighting and clawing for sub-poverty level jobs? Was it not the corporations and billionaires who funded and demanded the essentially open-border imigration policies that provided them human-meat for their mills and factories during the "Jungle" days?

Is it not possible that we are, once again, shooting ourselves?

AGAIN, please note, I am aware that this is a sensitive subject. I have NO interest in causing anyone offense. If I have I would like to apologize now. I only ask because these seem like reasonable questions based upon both our history and our current reality.

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