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  • FriendlyGoat

    Although I don’t really blame some in Europe for vehemently opposing immigration because so much of theirs can have Islam coming in with the folks, our Cato Institute and Wall Street Journal hardly need additional tutoring on how the immigration issue can be politically played to achieve other agendas (such as high-end tax cuts, deregulation, and austerity to be imposed on little people.)

    • Suzyqpie

      Do you think that Pres 0bama considers the tribes of Islam, “the folks?” How are “the folks” different from the “little people?” May I suggest that you could lump them all together with the label hoi polloi.

      • FriendlyGoat

        All actual people anywhere are “the folks”. Some folks are raised in Islam. Some of those move from country to country.
        That’s for the first half of my sentence. (And I don’t know why Obama shouldn’t speak of Muslims as folks.)

        Some (most) American people are employees and participants in national entitlement programs. They are the “little people” (compared to those who need neither jobs nor entitlement programs) for the second half of the sentence.

        They might all be hoi polloi if we consider the definition of that as merely “common” people. To the extent the term, hoi polloi, carries a derogatory connotation, I don’t think I can agree to write it in.

        • Suzyqpie

          I am hoi polloi. I am not ashamed to be hoi polloi. My parents were hoi polloi. My Grandparents were hoi polloi. Only sanctimonious democrats find shame in being common working class. It is a shame that (most) Americans need entitlement programs. Of all of my blessings, I count my most important blessing, is that I have never felt entitled to a portion of the earnings of another American. Hoi Polloi Pride.

          • FriendlyGoat

            Good grief, Suzy. It’s not like people ordinary people have not paid into Social Security and Medicare to the point they still have combined surpluses in the low trillions. They were not and are not giveaways, and I have not really said anything here to offend you or light up your anti-Democrat radar. You can write about hoi polloi all you want, but you do not need to have a burr under your saddle because I don’t. The term is often used to speak down about the masses. I didn’t. You want me to, and then you want to have some kind of fit about it. This sort of feels like harassment. What’s the point? You could just as easily be saying something smart.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    I’m on the side of the anti-immigrant parties of any nation, most of the immigrants are coming from nations and cultures that are failed or failing, and they bring those failed cultural attitudes and political leanings with them. In the vast majority of cases these aren’t political refugees, but economic refugees looking for earning power which they steal from the citizens of the nations they get into. The injustice here is that these people have no right to enjoy the economic, infrastructural, legal, political, and cultural inheritance of the citizens, and they generally treat them with contempt. The refusal of most of these aliens to assimilate and adopt the more successful culture is creating pockets of failure where none existed before, and the citizens completely understandable desire to rid themselves of these aliens and their failure.

    • Suzyqpie

      International welfare predators is an accurate designation.

    • Josephbleau

      For a while I thought you were talking about people moving out of California, but you said nations instead of other states.

  • Pete

    Swedish far-right!

    Why do you call the SD that? Why should any country want to be inundated with Third Worlders who will never share the same culture as the host country nor will they ever be able to contribute meaningful to the society?

    Get real, kiddies.

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