LinkMain Entry: 1alien
Pronunciation: \ˈā-lē-ən, ˈāl-yən\
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin alienus, from alius
Date: 14th century
1 a : belonging or relating to another person, place, or thing : strange b : relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government : foreign c : exotic 1
2 : differing in nature or character typically to the point of incompatibility
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
Who cares if it's offensive? Them being in my country illegally is offensive but you don't hear the liberals whine about that, do you?
We're calling them what they are. Deal with it.
The term "alien" specifically is a propagandistic one used to convey an image of severe detachment and a complete and utter lack of commonalities between U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants. It's thus used to escape serious consideration or analysis of the general topic, which is why the authoritarian and anti-immigration talking heads are usually largely ignorant of the legitimate economic consequences of illegal immigrants' presence and their own proposed policies.
I have no problem with illegal alien, but "illegals" by itself seems dehumanizing.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
It's funny. This issue is not really a right vs left issue as everyone can see.
The sad part is it is a very good example of how right or left, Republican or Democrat our government cares about nothing but voting blocks. They do not represent the interests of the people on this issue. They have not for years, and still we elect the same party's into office.
No Lives Matter
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