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Yes, history IS repeating itself

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bruhman, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Good column. Very good points.
  3. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    from the article

    Some anti-immigrant activists are horrified of "fast-forwarding" history because they fear that, in 50 or 100 years, the United States will be a different country — alien to them and worse off.

    But for the average American of the year 2100 (who may be named Raul Roberts, Kevin Lopez or Esperanza Harrison), the real "aliens" would be those who complain today about Latino immigrants.

    actually, it is more common right now to have Tiffany Lopez and Brittany Perez - mixing a beautifully ethnic last name with a cliched first name - yeecchh
  4. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    The column doesn't exactly bring up an original point...in fact, it's bordering on cliche.

    Yes, there has been anti-immigration hysteria in America's past. And, yes, a good chunk of opposition to immigration today comes from simple xenophobia. But not everyone who has concerns about America's modern immigration system (or lack thereof) can be reduced to a caricature.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Or Tiffani Lopez and Britnee Perez
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Good column, but I question how the writer -- didn't pay attention to the name -- can tell me what Ben Franklin was thinking. He or she can tell me what Franklin said or wrote, but not what he was thinking.

    Am I asking a reasonable question?
  7. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    This hear is typical Americans for you always misunderstanding other people of other culture difference.
  8. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    You're correct: The writer can't tell you what Ben Franklin was thinking. He can only tell you what he thinks Ben Franklin was thinking.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hating Germans seems pretty reasonable to me.
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