When you treat other people wanting to come into this country the same as drug lords and criminals, then you are making the exception be the norm. Treating the exception as the norm, is always a mistake, and costs more money to insulate the multitude for the mistakes of the few, 100 percent of the time. Not only that, statistics show that when illegal immigrants cross the borders, there is a rise in the crime rate. How many people are aware that the biggest reason for this increase in crime rate is that the illegal immigrants are victims to the insanity of senseless attacks by legal immigrants? Then again, we United States legal citizens do not hide our prejudices too well, since we do not seem to have the same desire to want to wall off the Canadian border.
Treating the exception of the tea party as the norm of the Republican Party was certainly one of their biggest mistakes. The tea party’s stance in the Republican Party is about as credulous as Scientology is to religion. In both cases, when facts are maligned so as to make a better story, they cancel themselves out as moot points.For most of us United States citizens, we were either born here, or our parents or grandparents simply walked through Ellis Island. Neither they, nor we, had to go through the complicated and rather dysfunctional immigration system that now exists, with its many rules that cover making all the exceptions be the norm.
The voter photo identification process is another example of making the exception be the norm, when in reality, most states instituting these measures are blatantly prejudicial measures which I am shocked are allowed to legally exist. It is apparent that acceptable prejudices include black people, elderly and minorities. With all of these exceptions being the norm, I feel like I am watching, and the world is watching, a sibling squabble, each slapping each other’s wrists, and pointing fingers at each other trying to deflect blame from one another. It would make for a rather hysterical sitcom if it weren’t so embarrassingly infantile on the world stage.
It used to be we all knew the Republican Party promoted government from the top down, and the Democratic Party promoted government from the grassroots up, then at the end of the election they would work together as best they could for the common good. But not this past four years. That is when the United States of America dared to vote in their first black president. Never before has the opposition party voted against any and every remedy for the problems that faced this country, in spite of the fact that many of its citizens and companies went bankrupt in the process, so long as the Republicans could point fingers at the Democrats.
It makes me wonder, just how prejudiced are we?
It is time to grow up as a country.