"Warsaw Hearts New York" But Does America Heart Warsaw?
By PolPrairieMama on May 29, 2011
I really have never read an article before and decided to write about it until today. Actually, the article itself I had no issues with. It was short, informative, and accurate. Decent reporting. I am referring to the article by Fox News (shared by a friend) called Warsaw Hearts New York; Poles Hope for Visa Waiver to Shop Fifth Avenue.
What was called to my attention and which frankly disturbed me was the comments. Such as:
|chunkyscratch 16 hours ago|
Stay in Poland...the U S has enough forigners here that dont belong and who drain the system...do it LEGALLY or stay home.Heres an idea,build your own 5th Ave.!
OK, there is just so much wrong in this statement and I am going to conclude that it stems from a lack of education and an upbringing filled with racism and NO interest in facts. But, I'll try to tackle it with class.
First, the US was founded on "foreigners". You, sir, are a Xenophobe.
Second, they don't all drain the system. They keep the system going. Again, country founded on "foreigners".
Third, maybe there are some that do. I won't argue that. But most don't. My father worked over 80 hour work weeks when I was young just to barely feed us and we never went for assistance. I would say, perhaps the issue of the system being abused should be taken up with the crackheads, drug addicts, parents who don't care for their children, gang members and criminals. Now, I've never met a "foreigner" who was any of those things. Just saying.
Fourth, the Polish tourists and others coming here to visit are doing it legally. Perhaps you have an issue with another group of "foreigners" who you feel are coming over illegally. But what you are unaware of, is that people from Poland must take a plane to fly over to the USA and without doing it legally, they can't do that. There's no sneaking over. It's called the Airport. You know, TSA and Customs and Border Protection.
Fifth, your grammar and spelling are atrocious.
I am going to sum this one up with "Apparently, VERY apparently, you have never travelled anywhere on a plane before and certainly never to another country. Enjoy your trip to Walmart." Yes, I went there. I am very repulsed right now.
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