To: Tailgunner Joe
I could be wrong, I often am, but this has the smell of the immigration concerns of the early 20th. Century. The scare was Anarchists and Bolsheviks. The concerns were not unfounded. Some members of these immigrant groups were truly up to no good and were sent to the US as agent provocateurs. Most however, were peaceable and assimilated into American society and culture, while taking the occasional once a year ethnic holiday to remember the hardships of their ancestors.
I hope we have learned, though I doubt it, to keep a watchful eye out for those that wish us harm, and take notice of those that do us, and themselves , well.
posted on 09/16/2002 10:23:05 AM PDT
The difference between then and now is that assimilation was required (Henry Ford required men to shave their beards and wear the same clothing so that they would forget their allegiences to their previous homelands), whereas now it is discouraged in the name of diversity. Also, their were immigration quotas so that we could plan ahead effectively (making sure their would be enough food and water and housing). All that has been forgotten and it will end in disaster if we dont reverse the current trend.
posted on 09/16/2002 12:26:00 PM PDT
Most major religions have had periods where they engaged in forced conversion and conquest. The problem with Islam is there is no hierarchy for interpreting it, so even if the majority of Muslims actually believe in peace, it will take generations to housebreak Islam as a whole. Generally it takes defeat over a long period of time to break folks of the habit of pooping where they eat.
posted on 09/16/2002 1:51:00 PM PDT
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