Every New Year Comes With A Free Trip Around The Sun
I notice that the author of "Free Lunch" did not sign his name. Anonymous sources are always suspect and their testimony carries no legal weight. (If I were as angry as the author of "Free Lunch," I would want to attach my name.)
Also, note there are no links to online sources confirming the assertions made in your forwarded email email.
Urban Legends reports that "Free Lunch," is a constantly-morphing email dating back to 2006 when the original author claimed to be "the husband of a teacher." http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/government/a/cheap_tomatoes.htm
Here's the deal...
Angry white guys are doing what beleaguered ethnicities have done whenever their "favored status" is threatened They pick on minorities.
Burdened by socio-economic frustration, many people take pleasure in kicking the dog.
Humankind's enduring passion for pummeling the runt is rooted in the same psychology that accompanied the rise of Nazism.
It is widely known that right-wing email is super-saturated with alarmist lies.
Conservative ideologues extrude falsehood so tirelessly that the aggregate of Earth's truth-telling people could spend the rest of their lives "setting the record straight" and by the time the last falsehood bites the bullet, the volume of uncorrected lies would still fill the world's oceans.
It is a harsh truth that falsehood can be told in a twinkle, whereas fact checking is long, tedious work, and, not infrequently, impossible.
If I were to tell you that John Paul II had a torrid affair with Mother Teresa, how would you disprove the allegation?
Trust me: you can't.
You can enlist a conveyor belt of character witnesses, but you cannot prove that the affair did not take place.
Mingya! Obama releases a valid long-form birth certificate... and birthers still run their mouths.
Bill Maher nailed it when he said these folks would not be convinced even if you handed them Obama's original birth certificate -- with the placenta -- and a videotape of baby Barack emerging from the birth canal with Don Ho playing ukulele in the background.
In the absence of scientific rigor, people hear what they want to hear, see what they want to see, and disregard the rest. (Perhaps the fundamental teaching of higher education - at least when it's successful - is how to distinguish fact from opinion.)
As Lonnie C pointed out... 'When the economy turns, we will beg illegal immigrants to come back."
On balance, latinos - including those who are undocumented - have been a benefit to the economy, contributing more value than they take. http://www.
thedailybeast.com/newsweek/ 2010/05/14/why-americans- think-wrongly-that-illegal- immigrants-hurt-the-economy. html
Still, pharisaic conservatives think perfection is possible and in their prissy rectitiude are outraged by the slightest imperfection that contradicts their "certain knowledge" of God's Will.
Perhaps the most serious "susto" suffered by conservatives is the prospect of a "free lunch."
Not surprisingly, your forwarded email, "Free Lunch," starts with a grievance about... free lunch. (And free breakfast! And free dinner!)
Not long ago, I said goodbye to an illegal friend who was moving back to Mexico after a full decade imparting great value to "the economy," never accepting a smidgen of government handout.
Tomorrow I attend the "despedida" of an illegal Guatemalan who is returning home after a decade of similar high-value economic contribution. And like Lino, Carlos has always paid his way.
Keep in mind that the billions of dollars paid as FICA tax by millions of illegals like L and C redounds to the sole benefit of the Social Security System. Illegal latinos will never see a penny of their contributions.
Washington Post writer, Edward Schumacher-Matos, says: "In response to a research inquiry for a book I am writing on the economics of immigration, Stephen C. Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration and someone who enjoys bipartisan support for his straightforwardness, said that by 2007, the Social Security trust fund had received a net benefit of somewhere between $120 billion and $240 billion from unauthorized immigrants."
In my work as Hispanic ombudsman, I can no longer meet the needs of homeowners seeking latino yard help and housecleaners.
On those occasions when homeowners learn that legal immigrants charge a minimum of $12.00 an hour (and often command $15 to $18 an hour) they are shocked.
Then, when they hire these legal immigrants, they are pleasantly surprised by the tremendous value-for-money they receive.
You can count on this.
Every scenario that is hyper-simplified by America's hyper-simpletons is far more complex than it seems.
On balance, America is not getting ripped off by illegal aliens.
On balance, America is getting too fat, too sedentary, and too habituated to air-conditioning to perform its own hard labor.
In the final analysis, hostility toward latinos feeds on the same Know Nothing animus that white Americans have harbored since the 19th century, specifically, a hatred ofCatholic immigrants - especially those from Italy and Ireland. (And now, from Mexico.) http://en.wikipedia.
The simplest way to go radically wrong in these "United" States is to ally oneself with aggressively ignorant white bigots.
As a white person, I wish it were otherwise, but know it isn't.
Cassius Clay got it right: "White people are good thinkers, man, but they're crazy." http://www.playboy.com/playground/interviews/playboy-interview-muhammad-ali
Now the remaining question is whether or not we are witnessing the fulfillment of Euripides' prophecy "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."
Pax on both houses
On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM, JT wrote:
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From: JDMTo: Undisclosed RecipientsSent: Friday, May 25, 2012 1:06 PMSubject: Fw: Fwd: Free Bkf, lunch and now Supper in Santa Maria