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… #BlackLivesDoMatter [#overseas][#Africa][#Nigeria]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 14th,2016

.. especially in Nigeria .

.. the Nigerians have made terrific progress . They have worked to make themselves into a multiethnic and multireligious democracy , even after decades of juntas and dictatorships . Nigeria is both Christian and Muslim , but one faith does not dominate the other . Also , they are not the only faiths . Even so , no faith makes up a majority of the country ‘ s population …

.. Nigeria is working hard to diversify their society and their economy . Nigeria is a member of OPEC , but it is not a major one . They produce substantial oil for export and sale to others , but they are moving fast to diversify their economy away from being an oil – based econmony . Not without some hiccups , though . Corruption is a serious problem , even now …

.. [h/t — TAS.org]..
.. [link] to the blog commentary …

.. however , they also have big problems . The Boko Haram insurgency is not helping the situation any . The Bokos would like to make Nigeria over into an entirely Islamic state , with no Christians allowed . That would not do …

.. the other significant problem for the Nigerians is the gross lack of strategic foresight by the ObamaCrap Administration . The ObamaCraps have granted limited aid to Nigeria . The Nigerians need so much more , without being overly intrusive . They deserve a whole lot more . The problem is that the ObamaCraps are strategically obtuse , and do not get the message , and the picture ..

.. hopefully , the new Congress will be far more helpful . Also , the ObamaCrap will finally get their act together . I am far more hopeful of the former than of the latter …

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… Sick ! [#Genital Mutilation cases in the U.K.] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 2nd,2016

.. there has been a surge in recent years of cases of genital mutilation in hospitals in Britain in the last few years …

.. [h/t — DailyCaller.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. considering the amount of immigration and the nations from which those immigrants are coming from , the culture of Britain is slowly changing …

.. and not for the good …

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… “Amnesty” and English …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 1st,2013

.. This immigration reform attempts to dissolve the melting pot .

.. Backers of the immigration bill under consideration in the Senate say the legislation encourages illegal aliens to learn English, but that’s apparently not so . They’ve been running ads on conservative talk radio programs insisting that the illegals “must learn English” as a condition of legalization.

.. It figures .

.. The usual suspects, including a group called Americans for a Conservative Direction, backed by establishment Republicans and liberal Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, are peddling this dubious claim. Most backers of immigration reform have opposed efforts to designate English as the official language. These include POTUS . Earlier this month he used his weekly radio address to claim the immigration reform bill “would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are in this country illegally — a pathway that includes passing a background check, learning English, paying taxes and a penalty.”

..  We are sure he is serious about the “tax” part, but as Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle notes, immigrants are supposed to learn English already under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Gang of Eight bill actually waters down existing requirements by allowing illegals to qualify for “learning English” status if they sign up for a course , regardless of whether they actually take it. Even if the Gang were serious about the language requirement, it poses a serious  logistical challenge.

.. These people are not all coming from Mexico , from Central America , or from the rest of Latin America . These migrants who might get the proposed amnesty are from

all over the world . That mean language instruction for more than just Spanish speakers , folks . Bringing the entire set of illegals up to fluency in English would require the hiring of thousands of teachers of English as a second language at a cost of millions of dollars.

.. We are a cultural melting pot , merging the best (and , it seems , the worst) of our cultures ., into  one . We are of many faiths , but of one  common language , American English.  It may require a great deal of expense , at first . But , you go the extra mile  , to bring people in from the cold . You help  them to acclimatte  , but voluntarily ., not by force . We all speak our  native tongues , if they are not American English . But we all speak one in  common  . It is not just decency , but dignity  . It is acclimation and cultural fluency  as well as linguistic fuency .

.. The fatal flaw in the Gang of Eight plan is, in fact, its lack of anything encouraging unity; assimilation is an afterthought. Any real reform of the immigration system must take us back to the day we welcomed immigrants and encouraged them to learn our language , our history , our traditions , and our  culture , so they could become independent Americans, rather than wards dependent on the state.

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