The Sac Bee (commie rag) has been running this series over the last week about Afghani refugees and how tough they have it…..so each time I read one of these I think of all the times I have responded to calls in apartment complexes where I work. In many ways they are similar to the ones described in the reports……my take as an insensitive bastard? Go home if you don’t like it here.
We have plenty of people to take care of (veterans for example) ……enough mentally ill people to fill a stadium and then there are the dirt bags……In my experience the Afghan men who come over and live in these shit hole apartments don’t assimilate to American culture they turn these complexes into makeshift villages and then try and game the system. They are not stupid people and they are not innocent victims….
There is an endless supply of domestic violence and child abuse in these refugee complexes; they prey on one another and then scream and cry when one of them becomes victimized. I work with a female partner most of the week, when we are dispatched to calls involving middle eastern men I know things will be rough. The majority of the men refuse to talk to my partner, they will not address her and if we determine a crime of domestic violence did indeed occur, there is often outrage when we take the male into custody.
Why do we (society) feel the need to try and swing the opinions of the public in such a way? If other cultures want to come to America, we will greet them with open arms, we will set them on a path to assimilate and become part of OUR culture. There is opportunity, there is freedom. We do not ask immigrants to lose their identity or culture but in order for this to work they must accept ours in return. There are no free rides, success is not given it is (like respect) earned. Are some of these “settlement programs” taking advantage of these people? Probably, since there is government involved there is fraud involved
I appreciate that some of these people have helped our troops, I am grateful for their assistance and I hope they can make a go at a better life, but it is not a free ride and it will not be easy. Do not for any minute take this as a rant against Afghani or Muslim people, it is not about race of any kind nor religion, it is simply me being tired of having multi-cultural diversity rammed down my throat. I get it “we are a nation of immigrants” now shut up, learn the language and the culture; become part of something bigger and better not a bunch of fractioned tribes trying to coexist independently in the same space. That is where you came from it didn’t work there it won’t work here. Europe has been trying to replicate the same thing, it doesn’t work and it won’t work. For society to function it needs to focus on the similarities of people and then (and only then) can it focus on the differences. Why is it so hard to put OUR culture first? We are not a bad people; we are not an evil nation.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
We will do our part, but you need to do yours……Sacramento- good luck- between the Nazis, the Fascists, the gangs and the refugees you have your hands full.