Gettin’ a Little Political

Just a little.  Don’t want to alienate too many folks, so I generally keep most of my polical views to myself.  Or at least not to the written word on my blog because, well, because that’s just how I want to do it.  It’s my party and all.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shores.
Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” 
                                                     –Emma Lazarus, 1883

So anyways, I was just reading this about the Bhutanese refugees.  Seems the country of Bhutan effectively “cleansed” its country of ethnic Nepalis in the early ’90s by forcing those folks into exhile.  Now, of the over 100,000 estimated refugees living in Nepal, the United States, the great and generous country that it is, has offered to take in 60,000 of these refugees.  Meanwhile, about 10,000 refugees are each going to Australia, Canada, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Denmark.   So for all of you anti-American idiots out there, you can all SHOVE IT because look how many people we are offering to take in with open arms!  Considering how large Canada is, look how comparatively few they’re offering to resettle.  Look at all the other neighboring countries in Southeast Asia or Europe or the Mid-East that haven’t offered homes for these people that were persecuted against by their own government.   Many of these people had been born and raised in Bhutan; their families there for several generations, yet their own government put strict sanctions on them about their culture and kicked them out.

To all of you Bhutanese refugees, I hope that you find our country welcoming, with plenty of food on the table, and opportunities for you and your children.

About the Author

Colleen

This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.

3 Comments

Flea

Our country is just one more of the great big dysfunctional families amongst other countries out there. But our heart is large, our intentions good.

Burgh Baby's Mom

Dude, Canada is only taking 10,000 because that was how many didn’t realize just how freakin’ cold it is up there. When they figure it out, we’ll be getting another 9,990 or so in the States.

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