Yes, I find stupid arguments annoying. Second, you're equivocating this discussion to people taking issue over miscegenation. If that isn't calling people racist I don't know what is.I must have struck a nerve. Settle down, I didn't say conservatives were racist, and I didn't say you were either. Why are you so defensive of the people that are racists.
Why would you think that? Because your assumption is that people are taking offense because they are racistI doubt that Russians singing the national anthem in Russian would be anything other than a joke, besides which nobody sang the national anthem in this ad.
1) so you're not calling me racist, only implying that I have an issue with the ethnicity of the people in the ad?Think of it this way - if the Coke ad had been a bunch of blonde chicks singing "God Bless America" you'd be praising their patriotism. But one line was in Spanish and you're having a freaking conniption about the "percieved message" and going really overboard to defend yourself against accusations of racism that weren't made.
2) I made clear from the beginning that I thought the reaction to the add was silly. What I am doing is discussing immigration policy
It's hardly like they're popping out 5 or 6 children per woman like the Indians were doing thirty years ago here.
A population simply does not double in less than 50 years on a 2 children per woman fertility rate alone. That is due to the contribution made by immigration.
Which is why we conquered those areas, and displaced their local cultures, replacing them with our own.Latinos have been in the US since before it was the US. Ever hear of Texas? Who do you think lived there before white people moved there?
Mexicans are a native cultural group. They have lived in territory that is now the US longer than white people have.
The simple fact of the matter is that Latino immigrants are not "culturally American" and never have been. They are alien.
Well, it's not verifiable for someone who has never been to NYC where the are large Latino communities where most speak English.
I don't speak Italian or German even as a second language, and I don't fly an Irish flag outside of my home.No they didn't
Again, it's our country. It's our culture.Ahh, the old "but those people are different". That's not too bigoted.
If they're not willing to "play ball," they frankly have no business being here.
Every other immigrant group past and present seemed to understand this basic fact well enough. What makes Latinos so special that they need to be deliberately coddled so that they don't "lose their culture?"
I'm sorry, but I really couldn't care less about their culture. When they move to a new country, it should be expected to change.
Believe what you want.Yeah, "Some of my best friends are immigrants"
I've got pics, so it most assured did happen.
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So you're vociferously arguing with me because I implied that people who have that reaction are racist. Since that's not you, what's your problem?2) I made clear from the beginning that I thought the reaction to the add was silly. What I am doing is discussing immigration policy
I find that to be typical of most of my family, other neighbors, and friends as well. They can come back to us with all the surveys they want, that's just what I see in the actual community.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?
What's your point?