On Sat, 8 May 2010 12:55:26 -0700, "anorton"
Post by anorton Post by Doug Miller Post by Gunner Asch
Subject: Fwd: Fw: HB 1388 PASSED
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Does it EVER cross your mind to check ANY of this stuff out before you post
it, or do you believe every piece of crap that lands in your inbox?
You see a similar phenomena in the science newsgroups. Someone develops or
latches onto some wacky theory (e.g. refuting Einstein or seeing fossils in
the Mars photos) and it becomes so much a part of their reason for being
that they will not or can not discard it regardless of the amount of
contradictory evidence presented to them. As they become more desperate,
they will misinterpret facts or accept without question any falsehood from
any source that even slightly supports their theory. As these are rebutted,
they become more threatened and threatening.
Just to be clear, I am not saying this about anyone who is conservative. I
am very middle of the road and have several intelligently conservative
friends. However, the problem is unthinking ideologues on the extreme left
of right who basically live in a fantasy world.
Quite frankly....is ANYTHING the Left does so far out and extreme that
Im curious..how many Somalis are now living in the US...victims of
"persecution...." and brought into the US by the Leftwing?
"In Africa, the Bantu-speaking peoples make up a major part of the
population of nearly all African countries south of the Sahara. They
belong to over 300 groups, each with its own language or dialect. Groups
vary in size from a few hundred to several million. Among the best known
are the Kikuyu, the largest group in Kenya; the Swahili, whose language
is spoken throughout eastern Africa; and the Zulu of South Africa.
The Somali Bantu can be subdivided into distinct groups. There are those
who are indigenous to Somalia, those who were brought to Somalia as
slaves from Bantu-speaking tribes but integrated into Somali society,
and those who were brought to Somalia as slaves but maintained, to
varying degrees, their ancestral culture, Bantu languages, and sense of
southeast African identity. It is this last group of Bantu refugees that
has particularly suffered persecution in Somalia and that is therefore
in need of protection through resettlement. These Bantu originally
sought resettlement to Tanzania in 1993 and 1994, and to Mozambique in
1997 and 1998, before they were considered for resettlement in the
United States in 1999.
As a persecuted minority group in Somalia, the Bantu refugees have
endured continual marginalization in Somalia since their arrival as
slaves in the 19th century. Although they have lived in Somalia for
approximately two centuries, these Bantu are, in many ways, viewed and
treated as foreigners. This history, coupled with their cultural,
linguistic and physical differences, distinguishes them from other
Somali refugees who have been resettled in the United States. The
culture of subjugation under which most of them lived may present
special challenges to their American resettlement caseworkers.
Today, an estimated 300 Somali Bantu live in the United States. Of
these, some have come as students, others have accompanied spouses or
other family members, and a few have been resettled as refugees. The
Somali Bantu, like other refugee groups, have tended to concentrate in
urban areas. One of the largest concentrations is in Atlanta, Georgia,
where the Bantu have established a community association, the Somali
Bantu Community Organization, to assist newly resettled Somali Bantu
The total number of Somalis living in the United States is estimated at
150,000, of whom about 40,000 are Somali refugees from the dominant
clans. With tens of thousands of Somalis, Minneapolis has the largest
Somali community in the United States. Other metropolitan areas with
large numbers of Somalis include Columbus, Ohio, New York City,
Washington, D.C., Boston, San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit. (For more
information on Somalia in general, please see the Center for Applied
LinguisticsÕ Culture Profile on Somali refugees.)
Before the U.S. resettlement offer, faced with the prospect of
indefinite residency in the refugee camps, some Bantu refugee families
may have felt compelled to send members back to Somalia to try to claim
their former farms. However, when asked in 1996 if Bantu refugees were
still determined to resettle, a Bantu elder affirmed emphatically, ÒWe
didnÕt know what freedom was; we have been let out of the cage and we
donÕt want to go back in.Ó "
Resettlement offers are hardly new for the Leftwing
Cubans, Hmong, Iraqi, Kurdish, Iranians, Haitian, Salvadoran, Bosnian,
the list goes on and on.
And then of course are the Illegal "immigrants" from at least 5 Latin
American countries that are settled in the US, that the Left is so fond
So it was logical to think that the Friends of the Tangos, the
Democrats, would let..nay..encourage..a host of them to come to America.