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Old 02-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #21
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Ah the racist card, shocker
I'm simply inquiring of your own statement for clarification.

An implicit, and I think reasonable, interpretation given America's multi-cultural heritage and character -- being primarily a nation and culture of immigrants from around the world -- is that you feel it (America) won't work. If this is an incorrect reading, please clarify.

If it is a correct understanding, then I would have to say that card was dealt by you.

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This goes along with other studies that have had similar results.
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I'm simply inquiring of your own statement for clarification.

An implicit, and I think reasonable, interpretation given America's multi-cultural heritage and character -- being primarily a nation and culture of immigrants from around the world -- is that you feel it (America) won't work. If this is an incorrect reading, please clarify.

If it is a correct understanding, then I would have to say that card was dealt by you.
That is not multi-culturalism. America used to be a melting pot. People would come here from all corners of the world, bring their cultures and make them part of, to the betterment of, the American culture. That process is dying out and we are seeing more and more ethnic enclaves that stick to their own kind, less or at least slower assimilation, etc...thereby negating any sort of melting pot (which was a very good thing when it worked) we had going.

Multi-culturalism isn't just people coming here to live. Multi-culturalism is all different cultures residing in the same place and maintaining their cultures and for the most part not becoming all part of the same culture. THAT doesn't work. I mean multi-culturalism as a more or less opposite to assimilation, as I'm sure there are several definitions of the term.
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That is not multi-culturalism. America used to be a melting pot. People would come here from all corners of the world, bring their cultures and make them part of, to the betterment of, the American culture. That process is dying out and we are seeing more and more ethnic enclaves that stick to their own kind, less or at least slower assimilation, etc...thereby negating any sort of melting pot (which was a very good thing when it worked) we had going.

Multi-culturalism isn't just people coming here to live. Multi-culturalism is all different cultures residing in the same place and maintaining their cultures and for the most part not becoming all part of the same culture. THAT doesn't work. I mean multi-culturalism as a more or less opposite to assimilation, as I'm sure there are several definitions of the term.
Assimilate to Mexicans, then.
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Assimilate to Mexicans, then.
That's an awesome idea, they've done such a bang up job with their country
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That is not multi-culturalism. America used to be a melting pot. People would come here from all corners of the world, bring their cultures and make them part of, to the betterment of, the American culture. That process is dying out and we are seeing more and more ethnic enclaves that stick to their own kind, less or at least slower assimilation, etc...thereby negating any sort of melting pot (which was a very good thing when it worked) we had going.

Multi-culturalism isn't just people coming here to live. Multi-culturalism is all different cultures residing in the same place and maintaining their cultures and for the most part not becoming all part of the same culture. THAT doesn't work. I mean multi-culturalism as a more or less opposite to assimilation, as I'm sure there are several definitions of the term.
I'll remember that the next time I leave an Irish Pub in Chinatown, drive up to Germantown to visit my brother to talk about visiting Little Italy in Baltimore before getting some great German food at Hausners.

Ethnic enclaves of recent immigrants have always been a part of American history, one that continues today. However, contrary to perceptions, assimilation is still going on strong and healthy. America never has been so much a melting pot but rather, a tossed salad. Indeed, the melting pot concept can imply a bland homogeneous soup rather than the rich, vibrant and colorful culture that is America. It isn't necessarily an either/or situation. Do some ethnicities hole up in their enclaves? Sure, including many Anglo-Saxon Protestant whites in their gated sub-urban communities.
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That's an awesome idea, they've done such a bang up job with their country
Which is why so many bright, motivated, hard-working Mexicans are coming to the U.S., often by great effort and even peril, to create a better life. In fact, we are in many senses getting the cream of the crop as the lazy, indolent or unmotivated are lounging away back in whatever slum they're content to stay in.

This theme, incidentally, is pretty typical of many/most of those of European background, fleeing war, famine, oppression and poverty of their home countries. Nothing particularly new in that.
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If Republicans, the GOP, or conservatives are so fearful, then why must you continue to scrutinize them and degrade them every opportunity you get OP? Perhaps the left is actually fearful of conservatives.
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who's scared sh!tless trying to take people's 2nd amendment rights away again?
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who's scared sh!tless trying to take people's 2nd amendment rights away again?
Paranoid people.
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If Republicans, the GOP, or conservatives are so fearful, then why must you continue to scrutinize them and degrade them every opportunity you get OP? Perhaps the left is actually fearful of conservatives.
Perhaps because the fearful are often those most to be feared and given so-many of the GOP's fear-based policies and rhetoric, I would say that would be a well-founded caution.
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who's scared sh!tless trying to take people's 2nd amendment rights away again?
I don't know. As soon as I see anyone trying to take away people's Second Amendment rights, as opposed to implementing reasonable, modest legislation well within its parameters, I'll let you know.
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