Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

This video from the Financial Times show how refugees are being helped in Baltimore and how they are helping revitalize that city which gave us the "Star Spangled Banner."

It was not the FT’s purpose to defend the family as we and nature know it nor is it a theme of this story. Yet watching it, I thought these refugees may be of more help in the long run than anybody. 

The warring camps on immigration include the President who wants to let in those who he thinks will vote Democratic and the business elite who want to let in more techies and entrants into the New Class. None is lobbying for the unwashed masses who haven’t had their understanding of human nature educated out of them: those waves of humanity who swarmed into our country before 1920 and fueled our greatest period of economic growth.  The unjust and prejudiced laws pasted in the 1920s were designed to keep "those people" out.

These refugees in the video are only allowed to come because they have been victims of one repressive regime or another and were lucky enough to have had an advocate.

America was once a country whose Lady Liberty welcomed all such folk,  
                      "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!". 

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