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  •  I guess I haven't understood what she/he meant (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, kyril

    Wasn't there a rich elite that came as the first colonists, who clearly came to claim the land and exploit it for the empires

    Once they had the land they "bought" every miserable poor guy, who was hungry, in serfdom or under threat to be thrown into prison, with the notion that in American you can start a new life, a better one. The advertisements they sent over to Europe to "get people dreaming about a better life in America and a piece of land to farm on", started from the very beginning. And I believe they were as much brainwashing and misleading than they are today.

    Once the immigrants arrived, those immigrant saw that their situation was not quite what they had imagined. I don't want to know how many people were completely traumatized by what they had to face. How many million of immigrants entered America in the late nineteen hundreds and were poor? A lot.

    I don't see how one can call those immigrants anti-social and believe they were "exported". I rather see them as being "imported" just not as slaves, but certainly as working bees for the capitalists and industrialists. I see them "lured into a situation" out of which they couldn't get out. Wasn't it hard enough to get to America, how much more it must have been for the poor to get out and return to Europe once they discovered that the land and their life was not all milk and honey? They couldn't and the solution to their situation was to deny their own hardship and declare America to be the best country in the world. That's what your brain does, when it can't find another solution to handle hardship.

    Well, I guess, I had just a hick-up with the wording of the comment and that prevented me from thinking it through. I am a little soft brained, when it comes to thinking.

    It's Time to Clean up the Mess. Do it. Occupy the Broom.

    by mimi on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 07:09:30 PM PST

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