|Will Smith and family react to Miley Cyrus'|
raunchy performance at the 2013 Grammy's
The question is whether a flawed bill is better or worse than no bill? It seems to me a simple question.
With a Democrat president and similar majority in the Senate, there is no way we're going to get something that we are 100% happy with. And, yes, there is always the danger of being played. And, yes we could wait until 2015, but now the Democrats are in trouble and they are arguably more likely to deal.
The crux of the argument against immigration is that the Hispanics hate us. Obviously, that's not true, we can in a good year, get more than 35% of the Hispanic vote. Terrible? maybe, but this misses the point.
Immigration reform is not completely about Hispanics, it's about all immigrants and a disturbing narrative that the Republicans are anti-immigrant / anti-brown people.
And, look at Will Smith and his family, His (beautiful) kids really do look like the future of America and one that we can look forward to with hope. Look at their reactions to the most base performance of Miley Cyrus last year. Only people with good values found her performance execrable.
But that's a minor point, the bigger point is this: will the non-black new immigrants be as satisfied with the Democrat plantation as blacks have been? My personal interactions with America's newest arrivals say no way. And, when I see the very beautiful but very Aryan-looking Ann Coulter arguing for it, I start to feel a little self conscious about being a conservative. Even I don't relate to her. She's too uber.
Beyond that, part of the Immigration reform deal has to include increased immigration of highly-educated people who study here. That should be a fast track to citizenship and currently it is not. So, let's get something now. We can always improve it when we get majorities back in Congress. If we don't, we'll be branded anti-immigrant/anti-brown people again and again.
Demographics are destiny, but destiny exerts a compelling force all its own, Giuseppe Verdi wrote an opera about it called La Forza Del Destino "The Power of Destiny," the point of which was, that destiny is not something we control. Plus, everyone dies at the end -- by each other's hand. We've already lost control of the immigration process. Let's not kill ourselves over it.