Contemporary Colonization

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You enter the country without permission, disrespecting the laws of that country. You settle in and establish your culture, ignoring the native culture. You don’t speak the language, and make little effort to learn the language. You even fly the flag of your home country, instead of the flag of the country where you reside. You take advantage of the already built industries as well as the infrastructure. If fact, you stress the wealth of the country that you have taken over. You have no intention of adopting the language, and you exploit the economy, as well as the infrastructure, to your advantage.


In that you are not encountering much resistance, you invite your family and friends to come and live with you. Illegally, of course, as there seems to be little resistance once you get far enough inside the country.  The established institutions such as schools and hospitals kindly and generously make exceptions for you, and you take the generosity of those institutions as a given, that somehow you deserve them, even when you make a minimal contributions to their economy, and burden the education and health care system until they begin to neglect the native people of the nation. You send as much of the wealth that you can back to your home country.


Eventually, you establish segments of entire cities of the host nation as “yours,” where few speak the language of your adopted country. Your culture is transplanted into the new country, and you actually look down upon the culture of the country where you have relocated. Pretty soon, you begin to expect that the country adopt your views of religion, even when they are in direct contrast with the established laws of that country. No matter, because your culture is superior, and you have little regard for the native country where you have relocated.


More and more of your citizens come uninvited, because there are too many people in your country, not enough infrastructure, and the education and health care are so much better in the country where you came uninvited and illegally. The country where you have come to are wracked with guilt, feeling sympathetic to you, and you take advantage of that guilt. Many of the people from your country are criminals, but even when they commit crimes, being in prison in your new country is far better than being in prison in your native country.


Even though you are not citizens of the host country, you insist on changing the government of that country, and some of the people of that country even encourage you to participate, even though you are not citizens with the rights of citizens. You manage to vote certain people opposed to your agenda out of office, violating the laws of election, but then, you have your interests, which you have put far ahead of any of the interests of the country that has given you opportunities. All the while, there are people in your host country who feel pity for you and insist that the governments ignore existing law and accommodate your interests. So you invite more and more of your family and friends to come illegally, so that your culture, language, government (corrupt as it can be) be adopted.


In past centuries, we called it colonization; where uninvited visitors came, exploited as much as they could of the wealth, and sent as much of it as they could back to their home country. They had little respect for the culture or language of the country that they invaded without permission.  Many of them have no intention of learning the language, ever. They fly their native flags as if they have staked a claim in the new country, and from all intents and purposes, they have staked a claim.  How many million will have to be here illegally, how many will procreate as much as possible (while our healthcare system generously provides birthing services free of charge, billing Uncle Sam) and insist that they be allowed to stay? We are being colonized.


They have no intention of learning our language, adopting our culture, but they sure want to vote as soon as they can, preferably by being granted that right without any of the legal hurdles to be jumped through. Meanwhile, the people who follow the rules stand aside while the uninvited take liberties no one could take in any other country. Some people of a certain political party want more of this. More ignoring the language, more stressing of the infrastructure, more demands made upon our educational system and healthcare system, more draining of our national treasure even when we are entering perilous debt. Embracing diversity (without following established laws) will leave America broke and powerless, while the newly-granted citizens will (as they have been informed to do) vote themselves wealth until there is simply no more to give. Go to your nearest veteran cemetery and think about what your fellow citizens died for. For this?


Leroy Added Apr 2, 2018 - 3:40pm
My wife says there are many Chinese immigrants in the US who are worth millions in China laugh at being able to collect benefits in the US.  Some even operate businesses on a cash basis and live quite well in the US.  They may be here legally or illegally.  They have millions, but it is locked up in property, but they could sell it.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 2, 2018 - 9:19pm
Funny, that was what the British did to China! Some bloody battles were fought, to, as John Cleese says to "keep China British." thanks for your comments Leroy, always good to hear from you.
Pardero Added Apr 3, 2018 - 2:49am
Jeff Jackson,
This is a well done article. It takes awhile to catch on that it isn't the usual imperialist culprits. ; )
I only have one like, but will attempt to give it the higher profile that it deserves.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 7:11am
Thanks Pardero. Yes, the whole idea is to lead you into some imperialist colonization rant and then to draw the parallel between the illegal aliens and the imperialists. I like taking the familiar and then drawing an unexpected conclusion. Thanks for your comments.
Leroy Added Apr 3, 2018 - 8:13am
No doubt that Europe is being invaded and soon will be taken over.  I doubt the invaders will show the same consideration.
George N Romey Added Apr 3, 2018 - 8:41am
I’ve been told blank by social service workers in Miami, many of them children of legal immigrants. An family of illegal immigrants will also have priority over a single male citizen. As long as we are going to take care of these people they will continue to try to come here. What we don’t realize is that the tide is turbine from Central America to the Middle East.
Leroy Added Apr 3, 2018 - 9:05am
They say that buses of immigrants from Central America are on their way to storm the US borders with a list of demands.  They come with the impression that they can't be stopped.  I agree.  We probably won't stop them, even if we can.  Welcome to the USA! Just one more group with more rights in the US than US citizens.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 10:09am
Thanks George. As in many cities, English is  not the language used in a lot of Miami. Our government has been taking care of these folks to the extent that they now expect it. Thanks fir the comments.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 10:13am
Thanks Leroy-Germany and France are waking up. France in particular is not fond of people who do not wish to "be French." If you don't wan t to be French, they're not excited about you. I am told there is a section of Paris that is very nasty, and, of course, most of them do n ot speak French. Thanks for the comments.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 11:42am
Leroy, there are companies that sell pregnancy vacations in the US to wealthy Chinese, and have gotten in trouble for encouraging them to fake poverty when they go to the hospital to deliver, so they won't have to pay the bill.
The free hospitalization and other benefits that follow are just part of the package.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 11:44am
In many parts of So Cal if you don't speak Spanish you are treated like a second class citizen in many stores.  That's very true in many government agencies like many DMV offices.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 11:46am
A while ago a local school made the news when they made a white kid take off a shirt with an American flag on the front because it was offensive to the Hispanic students.  At the same time they do allow Mexican flags to be worn the same way.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 12:42pm
You are so right on this one Riley-my kudos. They're taking over, and we're watching it happen. They know our weaknesses and are playing us for a bunch of chumps, and "leaders" (used lightly here) like Nancy Pelosi want even more of it. If you disagree , well then, you're a racist.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 12:44pm
Riley-pregnancy trips- I love it. Time to change our Constitution.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 1:58pm
Jeff, actually we don't need to change the constitution, we need to go back to it's original intent.  The 14th amendment's intent has been twisted by bleeding hearts to give American citizenship to anyone born within out borders, even those on a pregnancy vacation, but that was never envisioned when it was written.
It was created to give the decedents of slaves citizenship, not anyone else. 
We could clarify it with another amendment, and put an end to all the judicial circumvention but that's unlikely these days because any politician who proposes or supports that will be called a racist by all the people who use that term whenever they want to demean and discourage other people from taking actions they don't agree with.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 3, 2018 - 4:16pm
You're right. But then - it's the duty of the natives to defend their territory - we're animals.
And then....when you look at the history of humans, continents came and went, countries came and went, people came and went. Hundreds of times, new empires and small kingdoms were created and disappeared, people conquered places and made them their own - for a while, for some generations, sometimes even millennia, more or less.
But we small ants here who live for 70 to 90 years at most - who are we to try to change that long course of history ?
Sit back and enjoy life - with whoever you encounter :-)
Because you can't change it.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 3, 2018 - 4:25pm
BTW: What I want to say is: The earth is a place which doesn't know borders. Nature doesn't respect them as well (luckily). We're a part of nature. What do we have to defend other than our own little life ? Maybe that Jesus guy was right (or what we interpret into him):
Love thy neighbor as your next. Because he is your next, and he will wear funny clothes and speak funny but will respond positively to you when you do the same. The basic desires of humans are all the same. We only have to recognize that and respect each other.
I never lacked respect in Africa. And I'm just a little white asshole from Europe. They could have killed me in no time if they wanted to, because I don't live in a "protected neighborhood".
Doug Plumb Added Apr 3, 2018 - 4:59pm
re "Go to your nearest veteran cemetery and think about what your fellow citizens died for. For this?"
They fought and died for the banks. None of the countries that we have attacked, bombed or terrorized have done anything to the American or Canadian people. The armed forces are debt collectors. John Perkins explains how they blackmail, threaten, etc other country leaders to accept loans everyone knows cannot be paid back, then they send the men with guns in to destroy everything unless that country agrees to have its money printed by the private banks. Hitler printed his own money and so was attacked, same as everyone else.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:02pm
Well, SEF, take a look at what the countries that they are coming from are like. I'm not into it. While the U.S. government is not much to brag about, the Mexican government makes our government officials look like saints. The income distribution of Mexico is 5% own 95% of the wealth, and the rest just starve, which is why they want to come here, that I understand. The gangs, let's not go there too much. One of the big gangs M13, or whatever it is, has established clubs here in the U.S., 'nuff said there. Infrastructure is almost non-existent. Even on welfare here in the U.S. you get education and free healthcare, with Parkland Hospital of Dallas billing the U.S. government dozens of millions a year, look it up if you don't believe me. One of the top hospital administrators said that he would not allow his staff to determine if any women in the delivery rooms were illegal aliens. If I were in the federal government, when I heard him say that, I would have done everything I could to shut off all of the federal funds that the hospital gets, and then see if he feels the same way after paying for all those deliveries from his own pocket.
I am sorry, but my grandfathers did not fight in the wars for this to be my destiny, and I do not want this country to become like Mexico, a Third-World country in all but name. If they want to play by the rules, fine. This illegal thing has to stop.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:15pm
Jeff Jackson, Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage had a spectacular maternity wing donated to them that attracted so many indigent Mexicans that they were forced to shut it down.  It just lost far too much money, and almost as bad, was so crowed that locals had a hard time getting a bed.
No hospital can say no to an illegal indigent, but no one says they have to offer services at all. 
Dave Volek Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:20pm
Nice analogy indeed. It seems the bees are biting us in the ass because we poked the hive!
It used to be well known in Canada that an immigrant to have a baby in Canada meant a lot of easily-earned privileges for both the baby and family. But I have heard about this "trick" for years. Maybe we Canadians have fixed that loophole.
Riley Brown Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:21pm
Stone Eater, I think we have a lot to defend, like our affluent lifestyle.
If you don't think so just try raising the poverty level a little by donating half your money to them and see:
1.  How much good it does all those poor people
2.  What it does to your own lifestyle
Then tell me if life here would be the same if we just ignored our borders and let the poor from other countries come here where they can get free educations for their kids, free medical for their families, and even Social Security money for their elderly even if they never paid a penny in taxes.
If that's too complicated, every time you go our to eat, buy a meal for someone who looks poorer than you do at the same time.  The principal is the same.  The days when immigrants who came here didn't cost taxpayers anything are long gone and the people who want to come here are often dirt  poor with no skills or education.
Dino Manalis Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:21pm
Emergency health care is a right, but other services should require the person to become a legalized resident first.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:40pm
Dino, education is free, and man, is it costing the taxpayers. Is pregnancy an emergency? For the most part, it is a deliberate act. I'm with you, that emergencies are one thing, but all the other stuff we do? It is no wonder we're going broke. Thanks for comments.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:44pm
Thanks Dave. I understand that there are parts of Toronto where certain Asian languages are predominant. Another Chinatown, and they're quite happy to ignore the language(s) of Canada, French and English. How soon is Quebec going to secede from the union, like they keep talking about doing? Thanks for your comments.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 5:44pm
Well stated, Riley.We have a lot to lose, and we've already lost a lot of it.
Leroy Added Apr 3, 2018 - 6:58pm
What you seem to be saying, Stoney, is that it is all the ebb and flow of life and we shouldn't worry about it.  In other words, colonialization was just fine and part of the ebb and flow.  Whatever the US does with the rest of the world is part of the ebb and flow of life.  Just relax and let life happen.
Yes.  European was invaded many times and we are the product of all that.  That's life.  But you can bet your bottom dollar that the people of the time didn't appreciate the invasions.  They couldn't stop them.  Their culture was forever changed.  Surely, if they could have stopped the invasions, they would have.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 3, 2018 - 7:16pm
There was once this little country in Asia. It had withstood colonization fairly well. Then it was attacked by one of, if not, the world's most powerful nation. They resisted, and eventually they won. Maybe you remember that country. It was called Vietnam.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 3:42am
If I donate half of my money I got per month to poor people I don't eat myself anymore. I'd say I'm poor for Swiss standards, but average by African ones.
However, what I "invest" in Africa gets back to me in another form, and what matters most, no bureaucracy blocks us from making a little business here and there to get by.
In Europe the government doesn't only block the unemployed from microcredits and has put up n bureaucratic hurdles to get an own business running, the welfare system also robs them of their dignity,
I agree however that people who don't assimilate to a 100% have to be kicked out. Means work, learn the language and engage in society. That's not asked too much for by a country that provides peace.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 3:47am
BTW: However we look at it, mass migrations cannot be stopped, be it by climate change (man-made or not I don't care to discuss), war, overpopulation in some countries etc. Africa will have 2 billion people soon, and the only way to stop that is investing, by creating jobs and lifting their standard of living so they don't need to produce n kids in order for one to maybe find a job and feed the family. Oh, and kick religion in general and popes out which block birth control.....
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 3:53am
There is a difference between immigration and invasion. But otherwise I agree, as I said to Riley. Especially in Europe which has so old cultures (I mean, about 1'000 years of "civilization" ;-) we're afraid to end up like Middle Eastern countries. 
Islam hasn't forgotten Karl Martell and would like to get back stronger in Europe....I'm against Islam as well as Christianity or any other religion, but Islam does have a more aggressive general attitude than the rest.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 4, 2018 - 5:40am
Thanks SEF-you have it. As you said: "I agree however that people who don't assimilate to a 100% have to be kicked out. Means work, learn the language and engage in society. That's not asked too much for by a country that provides peace." We brought them peace and more prosperity than they have ever known, and they somehow are under the impression that they don't need to speak the language of the society that saved them from poverty, or adopt the customs and culture. This is insolence on a national scale. If they are so proud of their culture, let them stay where it is predominant, fix their broken economies and reform their governments. We didn't get where we are by allowing governments to run roughshod over us, although our present government is doing a pretty good job of it. 
This lack of appreciation is where the contempt for saving their lives begins. The other aspect is where our kindness is mistaken for weakness, a very common trait that I see more and more, in many people. You extend kindness to them, and they take the inch you gave them and take a few miles. Recent experiences have reinforced this concept. There were those, of late, who were only capable of respecting me when I proved to them that I could pound their heads into the ground. I find it rather sad that more and more folks in this society only have respect for those who can harm them, physically, legally, organizationally, or bureaucratically. How this shift has come about is another essay.  Thanks for your comments SEF, Riley and Leroy.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 9:22am
fix their broken economies and reform their governments
That would be it but don't forget that we are also largely responsible for them not having a functioning economy, since we exploit them without giving much back. Their governments are often puppets of Western economic interests, means the globals, and their armies which support those puppets are also paid by us indirectly by IMF credits which were supposed to develop their economies but are transferred to the puppets - et voilà - return quickly to offshore banks or other money washing machines in our control.
We should give them some amount for free, a couple of billions once and for all, let them do it what they want and, supervise the use of the money, and when it still doesn't work after some decades, that was it. No more cash. But we also would have make secure that their heads of state are elected democratically without any influence by us.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 4, 2018 - 10:50am
SEF, while I am willing to concede that the U.S. (especially corporations that screw them) have taken advantage of them, we have also given millions to these governments, with little improvement in their economies. Some of the Central American states are "ruled" by gangs. The U.S. has had gangs, and while we have eradicated some of them, more pop up. As citizens, I understand that the situation is complex, but, in the end, declare open season on gang members. Killing everyone who is a gang member is not a new idea, but an effective one. No matter how bad their situation, it is up to the people to make it better. I understand that certain minorities are discriminated against-but our government recognizes that and gives them preference; we understand that. The U.S. economy cannot handle all the rest of the world.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 11:34am
we have also given millions to these governments, with little improvement in their economies.
This mean either
1. You have known that the money flows back in one or the other way with enough interest, or
2. You simply were naive.
No matter how bad their situation, it is up to the people to make it better.
I repeat:
The ordinary people have NO power to change that as long as only their armies and the heads of state are profiting. Often being soldier is the only job available and only source of income ( the US ... many soldiers are black or not really upper class, as far as I know) in those countries. Cameroon for example has an army of about 25'000 armed soldiers on a population of about 18 million (estimation), obeying the order of the president.
So how can an unarmed population ever be able to change conditions when no democracy exists ? And there IS NO "democracy". I hate that shallow word.
The U.S. economy cannot handle all the rest of the world.
LOL. They don't have to ! But they WANT, although massively in debt. What keeps the US upright is the dollar (which is not even in the hands of the state but in private hands) and its weapons, no more than that. And when BRICS comes into play, the US is the first to block other economies to emerge.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 4, 2018 - 11:39am
BTW: The US population is heavily armed. But they don't change their condition of having a crooked government that only lets profit the riches while letting infrastructure, job and health sector crumble. How then can an UNARMED population ever be able to change conditions ?
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 4, 2018 - 10:33pm
SEF, I have studied a lot of revolutions. Many didn't start out with guns. One of my professors gave a lecture on revolutions-and specifically demanded no recording devices of any kind. Guns don't always change governments, they just speed up the process. Gandhi didn't use guns. There are others. Revolutions come out of the mouths of people, not barrels.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 5, 2018 - 1:58pm
"Revolutions" are controlled events. Why ? Because after the revolution the situation is mostly as before the revolution....
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 5, 2018 - 3:05pm
As in the French Revolution, where they guillotined several thousand of the aristocrats and upper classes, leaving only a few who actually knew how to run things. Or the Russian Revolution, where they did a lot of the same thing, killing qualified people. I'm having a bit of a problem with this "controlled" thing; many times, that is far from the case.
Ian Thorpe Added Apr 5, 2018 - 3:11pm
Very well stated argument Jeff, and it sums up what is happening in Europe as well as the USA. The most bizarre thing about it is the 'liberal' elites are welcoming this takeover, top politicians and opinion makers are trying to tell us we must accept that eating pork, walking a dog, playing music and drinking alcohol are offensive to members of a certain religion and should be happy to desist from such activities in places where Muslims can observe them.
Mainstream media meanwhile, paints a picture of a society that is happy with the situation and wants to make our wannabe masters feel at home here, with only the old and 'right wing' extremists objecting.
If our learders ventured into a few pubs and social clubs in the old industrial areas they would hear very different songs being sung, and might come to realise how close we are to widespread civil unrest.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
Thanks Ian. I see no reason for citizens to curtail their behavior just to please someone who differs with them. I don't like ladies wearing things on their heads, and I am offended, so, therefore, they should stop wearing headscarves? They propose the most anemic arguments that cannot stand up to the slightest of comparisons. Besides that, like most of the elites, the rules do not apply to them anyway. Bring on the beer and the ribs, in as public a place as we can find.
What has angered so many Americans is that President Trump has promised to send them back over the border, deport them, and build a wall protecting us from them. Meanwhile, the working class, who were abandoned by, um, well, you remember her name, she still can't get over losing, cheers Mr. Trump on. I think the strongest piece of evidence is that they refuse to learn the language, as if we're all supposed to learn theirs, or accommodate them. Try that in their countries, or, try it in Germany, where you learn the language or you leave. The fact that they think they can ignore our language and just speak their own language is classic colonialism, plain and simple. Thanks for you comments Ian.
Ian Thorpe Added Apr 5, 2018 - 4:43pm
Jeff, I know this will be no comfort to you but in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and even France (especially France) as well as here, they have the same problem of first and second generation offspring of migrants having no interest in learning the language of the nation they live in.
In Britain official forms (for claiming benefits, free health care and medicines etc.) have to be available in over twenty languages.
Benjamin Goldstein Added Apr 5, 2018 - 4:49pm
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity." Yes, Europe before it's too late. ;-)
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Colonization has begun. Thanks, Ian, even if it is bad news, I'd rather hear the truth.
Doug Plumb Added Apr 6, 2018 - 2:43pm
Our level of stupidity in permitting multiculturalism must surely be viewed as a gift from Allah, perhaps even a miracle.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 6, 2018 - 3:28pm
WE allowed multiculturalism by inventing transportation vehicles from the bike to the plane. So it's OUR fault that people are spreading everywhere in no time LOL
....and btw......all humans look for a place where they can survive and raise a family. That's genetics. So......
Stone-Eater Added Apr 6, 2018 - 3:31pm
All religions are contradictory. On one hand they talk of tolerance, on the other hand it ends when another "god" is in focus. And in fact, Allah, God, Vishnu or Brahma, Odin or whatever ..... ist the same shit.
Stone-Eater Added Apr 6, 2018 - 3:36pm
they have the same problem of first and second generation offspring of migrants having no interest in learning the language of the nation they live in.
We have the same problem in Switzerland. But we offer free courses in German. And if someone refuses to learn the language he a) won't get a job and b) loses the financial government support (a kind of minimal welfare). We've become pretty tight on that. When refugees or immigrants refuse to show a minimal interest of assimilation, they are returned to the country they arrived from.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 6, 2018 - 9:09pm
Robespierre, that was exactly what I wanted you to think-at first. I'm glad you read the whole essay, because it was to get you to think as you did, and then to bring the point home that it is happening in the U.S., with almost the same technique as British colonization. Thanks for the comments, Robespierre.
Jeff Jackson Added Apr 6, 2018 - 9:36pm
Stone-Eater, that's exactly what the U.S. needs to do. Thanks fo the info and comments.
Count Myshkin Added Apr 9, 2018 - 9:25pm
Jeff, I enjoy meeting immigrants of all kinds and that's why I was crazy about living in Queens NY even tho now I've settled in the North Woods. (Canadians are the only foreigners  I distrust and am desperate to see a big beautiful wall on our northern border) But other than the Canadians, I  love to talk with every kind of immigrant legal,or otherwise and learn bits and pieces of new languages, even ones as tricky as Korean and Arabic. Just going out to lunch was an adventure in those neighborhoods  (Did you ever have $5 sushi in Flushing?) Nigerians are a riot, always trying to sell you some knock off crap, God bless Em. Of course, Russian people are my favorite, and the source of my name. They love to drink and eat and are almost always major goniffs. That's Yiddish for thief, and I even get along with the other major goniffs, the Hasidic guys. I like Arabs generally, very funny people, even the women once you psychologically get past those burka things with a few jokes. Don't believe what you hear about them being so serious about their religion. I liked to kid around with the Shiites about Mohammad, but some admittedly are kind of ex-Shiites. But don't joke about The Hidden Imam! Those Sikhs with the turbans are fascinating if you can get the talking about cars. And Mexicans, I love Em and  everybody south of the Rio G. The food, of course, but the country is fun. I spent months kicking around down there and if I could, I'd be helping out with one of those Pueblo Sin Frontera caravans. So hey Jeff, lighten up. The Beatles sang All you need is,love, but I say all we need is open borders. (Except with Canada)

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