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Old 09-22-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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MY ancestors were simple farmers. Their land was invaded, the invading army took their crops, leaving them to starve to death, forced them to change their language to the invaders language, took all the land from many of them, leaving them with absolutely nothing. They also ended up stuffed into boats, arriving here to face discrimination, made to do the worse and most dangerous types of jobs, for barely subsistent wages.

It was difficult for them also.

But, when I meet people from the country that invaded my ancestors land, and did all of that too them, I'm not carrying a grudge against them - Even though I know that to this day many of the people from that country still look down on us.

I'm not complaining about it...It's pretty much in the past. I'm here and now.

And, there are plenty of others, from other lands, whose parents and grandparents went through hell.

But, they're here and dealing with the now also.

Almost everyone in this country comes from a heritage of starting in this country with absolutely nothing. Nothing at all.
What you described has happened to probably all major ethnicities throughout history----------the difference being that the USA is still strong enough to secure its borders once the PC multiculturalist traitors are put in their place.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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How dare my ancestors come here illegally.

Paternal ones arrived in 1620, maternal ones arrived in 1915 via Ellis Island. Where was the border patrol to stop them?
False premise.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Outside of Chicago
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How dare my ancestors come here illegally.

Paternal ones arrived in 1620, maternal ones arrived in 1915 via Ellis Island. Where was the border patrol to stop them?
Nobody owned the land in 1620. There were no property laws or boundaries in 1620 N. America.

As for Ellis Island, that was a port of entry of individuals that were legal immigrants.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Nobody owned the land in 1620. There were no property laws or boundaries in 1620 N. America.

As for Ellis Island, that was a port of entry of individuals that were legal immigrants.
The American Indians may disagree there----------never mind that stronger tribes were the equal of the Euros where atrocities were concerned against weaker 'indigenous' peoples.

The Aztecs were a textbook example.

The difference being that Indians did not have guns.
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