Mi nueva vida

Aquí estan publicados varios articulos, textos , mensajes, emails, notas,etc que en mayor o menor proporción , me han llamado la atención en relacion con mi nueva aventura de la inmigracion que se inicia oficialmente el próximo 30 de Julio / 05, fecha estimada del viaje a Montreal, Canada.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Immigration comments from wabash students

Well, this is a message I decided to keep a while ago during my first and only stay in the US: back in 2002 / 2003 at Wabash College where I worked as a Spanish Intern. After all, I guess I learned to value freedom of speech, but… thank God there are some Sean Webecks out there, it´s nobody but them who just make this place a better world ….a real better world. Daniel


Original Message From weglarzd@wabash.edu :

This says it all! I couldn't agree more! After hearing that the state of Florida changed its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her face covered this is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper. He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please!


IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT.

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.

I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America. Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! In “God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.

If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every! Citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.

If you agree -- pass this along; if you don't agree -- delete it!
David Weglarz
Senior Writer/Editor/Specialist
Weglarz' Wonderful Paper Co. (Trademarked)


All I have to say is someone wanting to cover their face for their drivers license for religious beliefs or not is like someone saying they don't believe "religiously" that it is right to have to follow the rules of a country. It is no different than any other rule, you may or may not like it, and even if it is stupid it must be followed. What if someone needed to identify this woman and all they had was a picture of the lady w/ her veil on from the driver's license, its bullshit, this is not the middle east, it is America, get over it or get lost!

Joey Olson '05
Delta Tau Delta
361-7739
olsona@wabash.edu




webecks@wabash.edu wrote:

I too am proud to be come from where I did yet I find it disconcerting that people in our country could think like this. I am not against someone expressing patriotic feelings or proud to be an American. Effortlessly, these things come to us if we are raised in this society. I love the consequences (negative and positive) with which the tag, ‘American,’’ brings with it. Yet the truth is that I didn't realize the depth of these feelings until I left the United States. That’s because one of those consequences is responsibility
to be an American, and live by the ideals by which the founders suggested, at all times. The forwarded article collides head-on with this responsibility.

I say suggested because the Constitution can be changed. I hope an amendment is never made though which allows for the persecution of individuals based on color, race, or religion. Does it really matter if a lady in Florida, or anywhere else, covers her face for her driver’s license? How does that infringe on your right to be an American? Now, think about it from your own
perspective...

I didn't come from the US, if I wasn't American, what would I be? Would I be me, as I know in the constructs of my mind? Or, would I be just another carbon-based organism? Would my ideas be different? An example is my relationship to Wabash. That is, if there are two "Sean's," one going to Wabash and the other not (DPU for example), does that assume that Sean as I know myself (Wabash) is inherently better than the other Sean (DPU)? I say no, but my answer is as indefinite as another's. Important is the search for the answer to the question.

It is only in the contemplation of ourselves and our society that we can possibly grasp the world in which we live, our world. In C&T many of us begin to grasp the interdependence of this world. I would say that one of its main objectives is that, by the culmination of the course, each student be capable of embarking towards the true understanding their place in society. What is a
"Wabash man?" Is the Gentleman's Rule real? Wabash is but a transient part of our lives but we are forever linked to it. I hope this is clear to all Wabash men. There is no one institution or action that makes any man or woman greater than another. My case is not for altruism but we are citizens of the world from the day we are born until the day we die. Wabash College will always
remain a part of us and us a part of it. If we are to “ship” people out of the country then because they do not hold the same views as ourselves,ultimately, we are the ones who will suffer.

I really have a problem with the language issue. Although our country may appear to be a monoglot there are many different groups within the United States that speak different forms of English. Language is important; for many of us it is the easiest way to communicate the constructs of our brain. Remember that of all the brains on Earth, no brain “thinks” in English. Language, then, is merely a manner of emitting what one perceives to be going on inside the noggin. Someone speaking another language brings no threat upon you. But, if you want an unbelievable advantage over someone else, learn another language. It will enable you to not only express yourself in different ways but it will open you to new ways of thinking about the world.

I close, asking everyone to talk to an international student about this. This is a wonderful topic to discuss; one that, most likely, will bring us closer together. In addition, a different light will shine on the subject if you have a face to associate with the issue.

Sean webecks

”It is the meaning that men attribute to their life, it is their entire system of values that define the meaning and value of old age. The reverse applies: by the way in which a society behaves toward its old people it uncovers the naked, and often carefully hidden, truth about its real principles and aims.” Simone de Beauvoir, The Coming of Age

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