I think Americans of today are hypocritical. Not individually, not you and me, say, but as a country, we are becoming pretty preachy. Also cowardly. For instance, we invaded Iraq on the possibility of weapons of mass destruction.
We have weapons of mass destruction. Are we the only ones allowed? We're the only ones who've ever used them (an act I approve, but nevertheless). Hence the hypocrisy.
Korea and China and Russia and Israel and France have weapons of mass destruction. Korea's leader is a fruitcake who might use them any day. I don't see us invading any of those guys. Hence, the cowardice. North Korea and China would kick our butts were we to invade them.
I see the same type of hypocrisy in the illegal alien thing. I don't understand the legalities, I don't understand why these people don't get visas and come here legally and work. I don't understand what's the holdup with that. I'm thinking that "Greek-to-me" guest worker debate has something to do with possible solutions.
But who died and made us God?
Like I said, I don't understand much of the problem or argument surrounding the issue, but I don't have the problem many people do with illegals. We have a lot working here on farms and they're good people. They shop at Wal-Mart and pay taxes. Their kids go to school, I guess some could construe that as leaching, but I see it as progress. Any education anywhere makes my world better.
If we really want to get honest, we'd better turn all our land back to the Native Americans and line up outside their state department begging for green cards, visas, and work permits. There is an air of racism in the protests that really bothers me.
I suppose if I lived in California, or Arizona, I might feel invaded. But California has lots more problems than that. I hope the strike Monday struck fear into Californians. I'm on the side of the illegals in this one.