Two men are playing golf. One of them is about to take a swing when a funeral procession appears on the road next to the course. He stops mid-swing, takes off his cap, closes his eyes, and bows his head in contemplation.
His opponent comments: “That must be the most touching thing I’ve ever seen. You are a very feeling man.”
The man, recovering himself, replies, “Yeah, well we were married 35 years.”
Recently Tom Brokaw ruffled the feathers of the main stream media by opining that Hispanic immigrants need to better assimilate into US culture. If we could all set aside our political trappings and rationally consider the immigration issue, we’d see that he is absolutely correct.
What attracts immigrants to this country is not that there is something special about this particular part of the globe. It is the society and culture that has been created here. There is no reason that it could not have been created by others, but it was created primarily by Christian, Caucasian men of European origin. The Left now demonizes this class of people because they are imperfect. But I digress.
As the country they created matured the rest of the world took note, and it became a magnet for people seeking a life that was better than wherever they were. Until the latter part of the 20th century these immigrants wanted to join and emulate the American culture. They realized that whatever they were fleeing in their homelands was better left behind.
Today’s immigrants seem to want to bring their culture with them, but if it was worth having why come here? Why not stay in your homeland and work to make things better? Why come here and try to turn the US into the third world country you fled? Assimilation is essential to America’s future. California is rapidly becoming North Venezuela, but I think the rest of the country is still salvageable.