Never forgive, never forget

Black folk celebrate their victimhood this Fourth of July. Boo hoo – long past time to get a life, you morons. Tell your tale of woe to Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Jews, Irish, Poles, Scots, Haitians, every single group that has come penniless to this country, been oppressed, overcome that oppression and succeeded. Why? The key to personal success is to stop whining, suck it up and go to work. Getting  an education is helpful too.

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  1. Earth Ocean Sky Redux

    I may have told this story already but it bears repeating today, especially since I have all my children home today, including our soldier. 🙂

    My maternal grandparents came to Ellis Island in 1900, separately. My grandmother was 8, her mother died in childbirth with my grandmother’s twin sister, her father died shortly thereafter. Relatives put my grandmother on a boat, alone, and when she got to NY, the cousin who was to claim her made her wait almost a week, to the point that she was nearly sent home. The not-so-nice cousin needed money and put my grandmother to work, at a hat factory in Brooklyn. My grandmother didn’t know that was wrong and worked 7 days a week. She was not given the privilege of going to school and learned English on the fly, no one speaking to her in her native Italian dialect. Her arranged marriage to my grandfather took place when my grandmother was 16 and she was to care for him and his brother. My grandfather was also dirt poor when he arrived, his story was that he had a nickel, and he too learned English and worked whatever jobs he could find. No handouts, no whining. My grandfather became very successful but they always lived very modestly, so proud of their accomplishments and very very proud to be American citizens. My grandparents story is not unique – many of us have family who came from abject poverty in their native countries, or who were forced to flee persecution, arrived in America to realize the American dream. I cringe when I hear whiners today, with ZERO concept of real struggle our ancestors went through and no comprehension of what it means to suck it up and get to work.

    My children had the luxury of getting to know their great-grandparents well and thrived on their stories, which we were smart enough to put on tape for future generations. They each lived to over 100, and not once ever did I hear either of them complain.

    Once again, Happy 4th.

  2. Peg

    EOS – your stories captured exactly what has made America great. I hope that future generations can learn and understand this lesson.

    Thanks and happy 4th, everyone!

  3. Just_looking

    I expect that you may hear how they were the only class brought here against their will, but at this point you are correct they should shut up and try, or shut up and leave, but either way shut up.
    I am certain that there would be no lack of funding for one way tickets back to their “home” country, but I would require that they are forever barred from returning. See how many takers you get on that offer.

  4. hmmm

    you racist!

    hehehehe

  5. Add Koreans to your list. Wife is Korean. We know literally dozens of families who came here legally. The parents, often highly educated and skilled but hindered by poor English (and yes, some racism) take multiple menial jobs, pool their resources to buy a small business and live in real poverty in order to get their sons and daughters into college where they become doctors, engineers, teachers, etc. Then the children turn around and care for their parents who have earned a well deserved rest. Rarely do those we know turn to welfare or handouts and I have never heard any whining.

  6. Walt

    Dude –
    Sometimes you just need to get over stuff, and learn to deal with it. Am I right? It is like you being born with a microscopic weenie. You can kick and scream all you want about it, but it won’t change the fact that you have a pinky penis. You learned to deal with it. Right? GOOD FOR YOU!! You Eunich. You overcame.

    And the blacks? GET OVER IT. LEARN TO DEAL WITH IT!! GROW UP!! NO ONE OWES YOU ANYTHING!! Except maybe Al Sharpton. He owes you an apology for disgracing your entire race. We have a black President. He is the worst one we have ever had, but I don’t think that is due to the color of his skin. I attribute it to him being a Commie.

    Anyhows, does Barry try and unite our Country? No, he tries to divide it. Does he applaud our soldiers, who HE sends to war every day? No, he says they embarrass him. It is a disgrace. Barry has no idea how to inspire, or how to lead a Nation. Because he has no integrity. And that is a fact.

    But this country still provides opportunity for all those who want it. Regardless of race, color or creed.

    Brunch tomorrow?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  7. Not bob

    With such an outpouring of strongly felt emotion, might I suggest that reparations might be in order? I propose that we compare incomes of descendants of slaves in the US with those who remained behind. I believe that easy payment terms could be arranged, though I doubt the NAACP would like them.

  8. CatoRenasci

    None of the things I would like to say in response to the story can even be said in public. As the descendant of a minister who freed his slaves at great personal cost before The Late Unpleasantness (because he believed slavery was incompatible with his Christianity), I really have no patience with all the victimhood 150-odd years hence (were only a couple of months from the 150th anniversary of Antietam). Anyone who really doesn’t like it here is welcome to leave. I’d even support paying those who leave $1 million if they surrender their citizenship and agree that neither they nor their descendents can ever enter the US under any circumstances.

  9. Libertarian Advocate

    Cato: You know very well they couldn’t bind their issue…