Monday, April 5, 2010

You Can All Go Back To Where You Came From!

This is my beloved husband Alex. As most of you might know, Alex is Navajo Indian. He is one of the funniest people I have ever known. Alex is smart too and he's very successful. I'm glad he is my husband.

When we had a discussion with friends over right leaning politics and left leaning politics, Alex said "I don't trust either one of them. That's why I have guns and dogs." Is he serious?

Recently, we had a party and had about 20 friends over for a meal. The subject somehow turned to "illegal immigration". Generally, I feel that political topics are best avoided for obvious reasons. We all have opinions and frequently they are not going to be changed by anyone else. We build our beliefs on our own frame of reference. And we hold to them.

In this case, it was a rather enlightened crowd so the subject took off! In all cases, respect for each others' view points was shown. One woman who works at a hospital said that the illegal aliens put a huge strain on our health system. That may be quite true. Another person interjected that illegal aliens frequently did jobs that Americans did not want to do. That also may be quite true. In any case, the discussion went on for quite a while. It never became heated, but opinions flew all over the place!

Alex had not said a word for about an hour. He just sat there listening to everybody holding forth with opines. He stood up and said "As far as I'm concerned, you are all illegal aliens and you ought to go back where you came from." Then he went in the house to get a beer.

Silence ensued. Was he serious? Uh, who knows? That's Alex.

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