Sunday, February 15, 2009

When the Bullet Hits the Bone

Excuse me Amigo, but can you help me find Iraq on a map?

The U.S. military is offering citizenship to beef-up recruitment, and I think its a great idea. For starters, every new citizen we have reduces our individual national debt burden a bit, so that's a plus!

What I found scary from this piece is the following:

Recruiters expect that the temporary immigrants will have more education, foreign language skills and professional expertise than many Americans who enlist, helping the military to fill shortages in medical care, language interpretation and field intelligence analysis.

Lets be honest with ourselves--the Octomom is the future, as (gulp) Peggy Noonan eloquently points out in yesterdays WSJ.

Behold--Idocracy is a prophecy! This is just (give or take a few facts) exactly how the film saw it all playing out:

There is a plaque inside the Statue or Liberty that reads:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from
land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with
a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The
air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame."Keep, ancient lands, your storied
pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "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-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden
And so it is. What of the above is still relevant today? Will there even be a tomorrow? Is The Government reading this?!?

I am not sure where this post is going, has gone, or is going to go next, but that's the point, I think, of what I am trying to say. If intelligent, capable folk still desire to resettle here, I am all for it, as we now need them more then they need us.


BB-Idaho said...

Hmm, sounds like Peggy Noonan has gradually trended into the Susan
jacoby school of thought...

Utah Savage said...

I didn't listen to Peggy Noonan since she usually says something to annoy me. But what you have to say is worth reading. And since I agree with you I think you're quite brilliant.

Unknown said...

Jeez, what will they think of next??

Comrade Kevin said...

The irony is that the same country which lifted a torch to immigrants was quick to put into place quotas to keep away all those social undesirables.