3 Nov

Courtesy my old college friend Rob, “Immigraniada”, which touches on a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. Immigrants come to this country to start a new life out of whole cloth, oftentimes with nothing. Ladies & gentlemen, Gogol Bordello:


One Response to “Immigraniada”

  1. Hapklein November 3, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    I don’t know what the intention of the clip is but it certainly is confrontational.
    I prefer the frequent quiet and mostly unnoticed naturalization ceremonies we have and the growing realization of the ability of the children not only to grasp our culture but excel in it. Every year I notice the scholarship winners and special recognition is given to more and more unfamiliar spellings and names and I am satisfied that we grow and absorb more diversity that gives greater strength.
    I personally work with three people who are obviously foreign born since they have strong accents but I know of the country of origin of one- she is from Turkey. Does it matter?
    I am especially distressed these days with all the hullabaloo n the south and southwest about Foreign people. I smiled to myself when I noticed the Alabama Agri businesses whining about crops rotting in the fields as the people of color fled the draconian laws affecting them.
    The same region tries to emphasize Christian values. And we had the nerve to think the Yugoslavian Christians who slaughtered Muslims were savages while Alabama codifies such prejudice.

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