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What does manifest destiny have to do with Illegal Immgration?
any info would help.
blurt out whatever you want, i won’t be offended or report you.
this is reality, and this is history.
It has to do with the fact that northern Europeans began taking over this continent from the east while Spain came up through Mexico from the southwest. Seems simple enough but the problem is that the southern border of USA is where two entirely different cultures and languages meet. Remember, this process began hundreds of years ago. The North had Louis Pasteur with his new germ theory, The South had macho.
Picture a map of Europe, the Atlantic ocean, North and South America. Now imagine an arrow from England and Germany and Scandanavia to America’s east coast. Picture another arrow from Spain going around the tip of South America, coming up to the west side of Mexico and taking in all the territory of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and parts of Kansas and Wyoming. Spain owned that at one time.
Other lines existed, like from France around Florida to New Orleans and they pretty much owned the middle of USA all up through the Mississippi river and most of the midwest.
Russia owned Alaska and had dealings into Washington State.
We solved the French problem with the Louisiana Purchase, we bought it from France.
We bought Alaska from Russia.
But the Spaniards we had to fight wars with to take the land. By about 1850 USA had defeated the Spanish Forces and owned pretty much the borders we have now.
Texas is a special case. Texas fought the Mexicans and won it’s own independence as a sovereign nation, which lasted about 10 years before it joined USA. Google John Houston.
So “manifest destiny” had finally been accomplished, USA owned the continent from sea to shining sea.
(take a breath)
The problem with “illegal immigration” is that Mexico is a 3d world country, corrupt politically, where most of the population is poor, illiterate, and living in what amounts to feudal serfdom. And it’s right up against the richest, best job market for cheap labor in the world.
DEMOGRAPHICS: Since world war 2 “white folks” have a low reproduction rate. This has to do with the fact that in affluent democracies (like Europe and Japan now) children are not an asset, they are a cost.
Mexico has a high birth rate. Even back in 1980 Mexico produced one million 18 year-olds every year and there were not one million new jobs every year. So they came here taking the most menial jobs like working in slaughterhouses, butchers, fixing cars, anything.
“Illegal aliens” was not an issue then because these were single young men who worked here for 6 months and then went home to be replaced by their brother. USA liked the cheap labor, they were polite, kept a low profile, and didn’t cause any disruption in America’s culture.
But in the 1990s they started bringing their families. High birth rate. Soon in places like Los Angeles there were huge areas where they didn’t even have to try to learn English because it was nothing but Mexicans for miles and miles.
They began going to other big cities. Etc etc etc.
So basically Mexico is retaking USA one house at a time.
The problem with this is that cheap labor drives down wages. The problem with this is that Americans don’t want to have to learn a foreign language just to read the lables at the store. The problem with this is that once upon a time American teenagers could get a job but now they can’t because Jose or Maria already have them.
In the 1980s I was working in the poorer neighborhoods of Los Angeles. I’m a white guy from the suburbs, was fixing apartments. I began telling people I knew around USA “I have seen the future of America and the future does not speak English”. They didn’t understand then but now they do.
I had to leave the remodeling business because I couldn’t compete with the cheap labor the “brown tidal wave” provided. I was too expensive. But you know what; if I was a poor man in Mexico I would come here too. Got nothing against them.
Fortunately the Mexican people are mostly very good people, I personally like them. The culture they bring with them includes the 3 things necessary for civilization: family/church/work ethic. Oh sure, there’s a lot of crime. I think about 1/3 of our jails are full of illegals. But not because they are evil, but because any time you crowd a bunch of poor people together, that’s just going to happen. Compare to Gary Indiana in the 70s, there it was the Afro-Americans. Same deal.
So, while I am the first one to say “close the border” and “no amnesty”, I really know that this tide can’t be stopped and by about 2040 I figure (joke here:) the Spanish-speaking Legislature will put the last of the old English-only folks on the reservation just like we did to the American Indians (Native Peoples).
So the Monroe Doctrine worked. USA took the land. But it was only temporary.
Hopefully this helps.
Which is the cheapest place to live in US?
I want to move to one of bigger american cities, but I want a place that I can afford. I don’t need anything fancy, I am fine with everything as long as I have a place to sleep at night.
I could tell you how to live dirt cheap in the U.S. But you want to live in a large city. You can live super affordably in the largest city in America. And that is Jacksonville, Florida. It is not the largest populated city, it is the largest geographic area city in America. You can find very affordable housing by renting a real nice mobile home…or a small apartment. Fantastic public transportation. Fantastic weather. Sports. Jobs in the huge deepwater Port. Be careful you do not get stuck in some super populated area of the city like Blanding blvd. Unless that is what you want. Because there is tons of area in the outskirts that is rural and very affordable, and if you do not have transportation you will have to scope it out based on where the buses run. Don’t forget that Florida has no state income tax. And it has an average sales tax.
My husband and I want to take a cruise with some of our other couple frineds. What cruise ships and?
destinations should we consider? Is there a good cruise line that offers an ALL inclusive cruise? We would like to go for 7 to 9 days.
Fully all-inclusive cruise lines tend to be the most expensive of the lot, particularly Crystal Cruises, Seaborne and Silversea.
However, most cruises include everything except drinks and sometimes surcharge-applicable restaurants.
It depends on the type of company you and your friends prefer. For a relaxed, yet elegant journey I’d strongly suggest Princess, either on their Grand or Diamond Class ships, or their Coral Class ships. Their cruise to Alaska is phenomenal aboard the Coral Princess, and Princess is able to actually sail into both college fjord and glacier bay (which not all cruise lines are licensed to do due to environmental restrictions). Definitely make sure you get a cruise with both if you decide to go there.
If you want a more refined atmosphere with an older crowd, definitely look into Celebrity and Holland America Line. Elegant, luxurious and perhaps a bit stuffy, but overall excellent. For complete elegance, perhaps a little too much so, go for Cunard and take the Queen Mary 2 either on one of its Caribbean cruises or it’s wonderful transatlantic crossing.
For a more adventurous cruise, try Royal Caribbean, whose ships have EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT EVER POSSIBLY EVEN CONTEMPLATE NEEDING on the seas. Avoid Empress of the Seas unless you like the “small ship feel”. Also avoid Freedom of the Seas of a floating apartment block isn’t your forte.
Lastly, for an ultra-casual, somewhat cheap but still fun experience, go for Carnival, though steer clear of their older ships.
I am from America and want to visit Australia for 6 months when I turn 21…where is a good place to stay?
Ok so I want to visit Australia and Ireland when I turn 21 (staying 6 months in each) and I’m just excited and kind of planning early. I am looking to possibly rent an apartment in a small, safe town. Any suggestions? Like for towns, not apartments! Lol! Also, do you think there would be accent barrier? I am from the south, so I have a considerable southern American accent. Thanks:)
You can stay in Australia as a tourist for up to 90 days by registering for an ETA:
US citizens can stay in Ireland for up to 90 days without a visa.
For the rest, you need to see a real travel agency where you live to help you plan the trip.
Check with your health insurance to find out if it covers you outside the USA and pays for medical evacuation to home (should that be necessary). If yes then take proof of coverage with you. If no or not sure then get trip medical insurance, which is cheap and sold by airlines & travel agents. Please do not skimp on this as an otherwise-silly accident could turn into a crisis if you don’t have medical insurance.
Whats the cheapest site for holidays to Tenerife?
Me and 3 friends are looking to go to Tenerife (Playa De Las Americas), in November. With us all being students, were on a budget. Does anybody know the cheapest site for holidays? Thanks:)
I would recommend Alpharooms. As an example the 4 of you could have a week at the Columbus Aparthotel, in Playas de las Americas, from 5th to 12th November, staying in a one bedroomed apartment, on a self catering basis, for £218.34 each. Flights from Gatwick, with Monarch Airlines, are included but hold luggage would be extra, as would transfers from the airport, but these can also be booked with Alpharooms.
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