"Stay tuned - this story is not yet over. As the UN and their VOLAGS continue to spin out of control, someone needs to bring sanity to this insanity. Until we get the round hole in the round hole instead of the round hole in the square hole - we will continue to have problems in Minnesota."
Living on the outskirts of the Twin Cites, has been like living by ground zero in this whole immigration debate. Have there been quite a few changes as of late? For sure. Many, many new Somali immigrants. Some have come from the Middle East, but mostly from Eastern Africa. How has it been going so far? Depends who who ask. If you ask the "Chameleon Mayor" of Minneapolis who panders to every group on the planet - things is going swimmingly. If you ask folks in central Minnesota - not so much.
So what is it? Okay - I will be a truth teller. Going down to Cedar-Riverside right now does not look like it did when I was a student at the "U". Many times it looks like it is another country. There - I said it. Now send in the hate mail.
Do I hate Somali People? Absolutely not! Do I think these people have been to hell and back with their civil war? Absolutely yes! Do I think that Minnesota is a good place for these people to resettle? Once again - absolutely not.
Wait just a minute Bird! Are you a racist or something? Nope - a realist. But I will say this. Why in the world, would a practicing Muslim from Africa, come to an area of the country which is butt ugly cold, very Catholic and Lutheran, and also (gasp!) mostly white, want to live here? One more time? Why in the world would they want to come a half a world away to start a new life in this tundra?
Here is the bottom line as I see it. To come to this country, to keep PART of your culture, with the goal to assimilate into the whole - that should be the immigrant's dream. The Hmong have done that beautifully. If you cannot assimilate, or maybe chose not to, a Judeo Christian country might not be the right place to be.
Now the bottom to the bottom line. If America decides to stay a mostly Judeo Christian nation, problems will persist. Plus, if any newcomers decide to assimilate us rather than visa versa, problems will persist. This is not a hit piece nor a rah-rah for the home team. It is simply the world as I see it. For peace to reign, either newcomers need to assimilation to a degree, or this country needs a major sea change. And I am betting on the former.
Until then, we can expect more problems in central Minnesota. And maybe even Cedar Riverside. All the pandering of the mythical Mayor of Minneapolis will not help until we solution this.
Stay tuned - this story is not yet over. As the UN and their VOLAGS continue to spin out of control, someone needs to bring sanity to this insanity. Until we get the round hole in the round hole instead of the round hole in the square hole - we will continue to have problems in Minnesota.