Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Illegal Immigrants In the Mix
Polish Nuns Evicted By Police


[AP photo]

by Mondoreb

The U.S. isn't the only country beset by illegal immigration woes. Apparently, it's a problem in Poland also. This story originally was about Polish nuns being evicted from their convent in the Lublin diocese for "disobedience". The Vatican formally expelled the women last year. Evicting nuns can be bad for one's image.
From the AP:
KAZIMIERZ DOLNY, Poland-- Police pushed their way into a Polish convent Wednesday and evicted about 65 rebellious ex-nuns - arresting the mother superior and a monk who had occupied the complex with them illegally for two years.

The women had taken over the building in a rebellion against the Vatican, which had ordered the replacement of their mother superior, Jadwiga Ligocka.
Buried in the 8th paragraph was this snippet concerning the immigrants.
Among the ex-nuns were five citizens of Russia and Belarus living in Poland illegally, [police spokesman Mariusz] Sokolowski said. They will likely be deported, he added.
In this European game of musical chairs, Poles stream to the U.K. in search of a better life while Russians and those to the east move to Poland. All the time, almost 2 million people have emigrated from the U.K. to points throughout the globe (385,000 in 2006 alone). According to published stories ,many of them expressed discontent with England losing its identity and its "Britishness". The rising crime from the influx of Muslims also figured prominently.

Some English are leaving their homes, only to be replaced by an assortment of "Asians" as the press usually refers to them. Unassimilated over time, the "Britishness" of England is affected. Can not the economy be affected also? One reason for America's success as a "nation of immigrants" was the high rate of assimilation of the new-comers.
[Italian immigrants seek a new life in the turn-of-the-century United States. photo:]

Cultures place different weights on the same values. Compare the weight attached to the value of homosexuality between Iran and the Netherlands. Economic factors are also weighed differently between cultures.

To point this out during this past summer's U.S. illegal immigration debate was to risk the being labeled a "racist". The forces of political correctness were and are relentless. Aping the best totalitarians, PC shouts down debate on an issue; it's not about examining the issue: it's about attacking the person holding the opposing viewpoint.

One begins reading a story about nuns being evicted in Poland and ends thinking about the lessons learned in Macroeconomics 101: an economy is affected by many different imputs.

People immigrate seeking a better life for themselves and their families. An economy springs from many parts of a country's culture: change the culture and you change, to some degree, the economic make-up. Those ambitious immigrants seeking a better life might be better served if they assimilated to the culture which drew them economically from their homeland.

One begins reading a story about ousted nuns and ends with images: of immigrants, of Econ 101, of the forces of intolerance that is PC and of whether there are Polish Minutemen. Diverse images admittedly. And all those images reflect through an amazingly non-racist prism.

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