Originally Posted by ninjahood
Rusty u cant even refute my point because you have a narrower view of da world.
My family came here and prospered After being subjugated from a Dictator, that isnt "rozy
Colored conservative kool-aid"
Thats just plain reality.
America is da golden ticket to life for many who get here everyday.
I remember being with my mom taking her citizenship test and people around her crying tears of joy when they pledged allegiancy to da United States and granted full citizenship.
Ya cant negate this. Doing so makes ya look so narrow.
Famb, narrow world view? Compared to you?
I have lived in two countires for extended periods of time. 4 if you include the many months I stayed in Canada and the UK
I have lived middle class and upper middle class in a Caribbean country. I have seen third world poverty with my own two eyes on my island
Lived in 5 states in America. From city to suburban to rural.
There are people that have had way broader experiences, including many people in my family. I don't claim to be some expert to that other people must adopt my worldview like I'm some authority.
And not one member of my family, not even the ones that have stayed in America, sees America as some savior.
And many moved back to to island cause they missed it, and they could make better lives for themseles back home. America was not some land of milk and honey for them
Many of my friends from the islands that came up to America for university have moved to places like: the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, France, S. Korea, New Zealand, Chile, Costa Rica, or the Netherlands; because the wanted better than they got in America. Most of the time, it was economically motivated.
It is all about trade offs, America is good for some but not others. So you can't tell black people "ignore all the ****** up **** that was happening back then" America's economy was "da best"........even though chances that they could have been denied share prosperity back then. That is a ****** trade off for them.
And you only comeback to when we bring this up is "well it was worst some parts of the world".
America was OUR moms savior, not mine, and just because I point that out I go a narrow world view?
Why? Because you think I'm denying you the empathy that you deny to other black people, especially African Americans.
Miss be with this hypocrisyEdited by RustyShackleford - 4/2/16 at 12:13pm