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Response to twins.fan (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:17 PM

50. History is irrelevant? If that is how you approach issues, fine.

"I'm sure you don't look for help BECAUSE you are WHITE American. Teabaggers do have that expectation." - Who said that was meant in a mocking manner? It simply means that I expect that a poster at DU is not a racist nativist and that teabaggers most often fit that description. I don't think that any DUer expects help because they are white. I would not say the same thing about a member of the republican base.

You definitely have a problem with people who are WHITE or from the South! - I don't have a problem with whites or Southerners. I certainly have a problem with conservatives who think they are special because they are white regardless of what part of the country they come from. The link to Southern opposition to liberalization of our immigration law in 1965 simply shows that conservatives opposed this liberalization since we all know what type of politicians were elected from the South back in those days.

Today the US has more immigration than the rest of the planet COMBINED! -

The foreign-born population of the US is 12.2%. More progressive countries have more immigrants than the US.
Canada - 18.9%
Australia - 23.6%
Germany - 12.9%
Sweden - 12.2%

http://www.oecd.org/migration/internationalmigrationpoliciesanddata/37835877.pdf

The US has certainly been immigrant-friendly historically (if that is relevant), but many progressive countries are much more immigrant-friendly today than we are. And their workers are better off than ours are.

That said, I realize that statistics - like history itself - can be thought of as irrelevant if one has figured out who the real
enemy is.

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