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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:46 PM

17. As in "Adios White America!" Why not just say it?

Its so childish the way these anti-immigration nuts act. I'm a white North American. My grandparents immigrated to Canada. They were persecuted in the USSR. I revelled in my cultural upbringing. The TV shows, bands, comedians, movie stars were all for the most part white like me. It was great, at least I thought so at the time, to have all these artists reflect back to me their interpretations of life through the eyes of someone who grew up with much the same white privilege as me. Jokes could be made, music stories could be written, sit-com settings that were most always a relatable white middle class family, and the top stars in Hollywood were most certainly white.

But as an open minded, and a thinking person, regardless of race, I accept and understand that Caucasians will one day not be the majority. They already are the minority in my city. I've moved on from that long ago. I learned to appreciate humour, music, performances from black America, and other minorities over the decades. Also learned to be more understanding and accepting of gay orientation when events happened like Ellen came out of the closet. I had never before even connected being gay and also being a talented funny comedian.

In other words, I've evolved. Its like there is this bastion of white conservative thinkers that are living in a dream world, where if they just try hard enough, they can go back to some idyllic society, in their minds, where every politician is a Ronald Reagan, and every movie star is a John Wayne, every comedian is Dennis Miller(?), every musician is a Kenny Rogers. It ain't gonna happen! Get over it for fucks sake! Grow up. Instead of looking at what you lost in giving up your dominance in culture, look at what you are getting! Such a diverse and talented scope of cultures from other countries, meshing and jamming with established culture to create new art, music and performances! Celebrate the possibilities of a new multicultural society. Stop clinging to something that will never be again, and also was a very limiting and limited view of what kind of richness culturally your society could be

Whenever I see someone like Coulter whining about immigration (of brown people and their culture they bring with them) I just think they look like bawling children stomping their feet over being told they have to eat their vegetables.

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