Monday, March 27, 2006

angry!!

so when i got home last night i called lalo to apologize for not showing up to his surprise b-day. i apologized profusely!!! i honestly felt bad!!! he told me not worry and that as long as i remembered that's all that mattered. i finished talking to him and started watching the news...Channel 2, 5, 7, 9, and 32. Out of all of these channels ONLY channel 2 and 32 took there time to give a FULL report on the immigration issues that we have all been hearing about. After finishing watching the news i turned off the t.v. and started crying!!! i am just in disbelief that someone actually took their time to think about, write, and propose such a law. i started thinking about how i have ALWAYS felt like a sell out working at Howard Brown Health Center. Don't get me wrong, i love my job but this is a place that claims to have diversity yet i see none. I started crying because this law will affect EVERYBODY in so many ways!!! i started crying because i know that i have family members that will probably not be able to get health services or any type of services for that matter if such law is passed. I was crying because i felt HELPLESS!!! HOPELESS!!! I wished there was something i could do. i then started thinking, as my tears continued to roll down my cheecks, about how this world would be if ONLY the mexicans would leave this country. There would be no Little Village, no Pilsen, no Back of the Yards. Do you realize how much profit this city gets from the venues, merchandise, restaurants, and i can go on, that are located on 26th Street? AND i am only talking about Mexicans leaving this country!!! i can't even imagine how the absence of other immigrants such as the chinese, japanese, columbians, dominicanos, the list is endless, can effect these states!!! i woke up this morning with the image of the Channel 32 reporter as she said "Bush has said that he will agree to keep immigrants ONLY if they are willing to take jobs that Americans will not". i'm angry, enraged, sad...i'm a tornado of emotions....

7 comments:

Santiago said...

it is scary!! how much ignorance is still prevalent in this day an age. we are supposed to be more enlightened. the worst part is that the leaders are the most inept than anything. again, we elected a monkey.

*~Marie~* said...

I have been bothered by all of this ever since it started comign into the news a few months ago (i don't know if I am behind or ahead of the times!) Anyway...it is saddening...to think of where we are headed with this mindset...ignorance will kill us off...i am sure of it

DCNats said...

All of these laws will affect me and my family VERY much... I would elaborate more but I probably shouldn't. Let's just say I'm very worried right now.
The civil wars that the US subsidized in the 80's ruined Central America to the point that now, only the upper class can earn enough money to survive. In many cases the people had to come here just to feed their families... And now the same Government wants to criminalize and dehumanize these people all over again?!?! It's like a serial rapist coming back to rape their victims a second time... I know that sounds harsh but sadly it's the most accurate description I can think of.
I'm ashamed to be an American right now.

dr.v (Not a narcotic Pez dispenser) said...

DON'T CRY....DON'T CRY, Grrl!!!

GET ANGRY and FIGHT. This is the time to take action. We ALL must speak up. I too was outraged...and began blogging about it and have tried to give updates on what's happening in DC. This is when WE HAVE to RALLY.
If we don't, we will be eaten alive.

i am an American citizen...born and raised here but i care about immigrant issues. I will NOT be silenced!!!!! Speak UP and take ACTION!!!

Cracked Chancla said...

its very scary. feels like immigrants are becoming the modern day scapegoats. that or its a tactic to force us to 'assimilate'.

Cracked Chancla said...

y no eres sellout. your working with another part of society that really needs your gifts.

dr.v (Not a narcotic Pez dispenser) said...

CC,
i think it is more of being the Modern scapegoat....like other immigrants...the Irish were the scapegoats before....any to distract us from the fucked up way Bush is running the government....from the WAR...all to cloud us...to cover our eyes from the real problem

i don't think it's to make us assimilate....the Gringos love anything "latin"....