30 Apr Immigrants See America in Ways We Cannot
A caller to the Rush Limbaugh radio show this month captured the attention of Americans across the country. The entire transcript is pasted in below this article.
“Pablo” called into the Limbaugh show to say that he came to America from Argentina, and in his call passionately implored American voters not to turn America into Argentina. He urged that voters here must not make America into the “same crappy place we came from.”
Pablo described “chills” when he hears “kids in school learning songs of praise to Obama,” and elaborated:
“We don't want to destroy America. We are not liberal. We're not Democrats. We're not socialist. We lived our own version of socialism in our nation, and it didn't work.”
Pablo’s life experience with those who lived under communism in the Ukraine was equally compelling:
“Socialism, what it does to you economically is the least of the damage. What it does to the spirit of people is absolutely horrendous and that's forever. I have business in the Ukraine. I have to go there sometimes, and I deal with people that lived under communism. And I tell you, their spirits are broken, because they are unable to trust on anything because that's what communism teaches you, to distrust everything, including yourself.”
So what does that have to do with American politics?
Too many Americans do not connect the dots between the policies supported by the Obama administration and the Far Left leadership of today’s Democrat Party, and socialism.
But Americans like Pablo do.
Americans who used to live in countries where big government controls the people and the economy, and the people and the economy suffer, can translate the ”government is here to help by giving you free stuff” promises, into the reality that government has no ability to take care of the people, without completely controlling the people.
People who came to America from repressive regime countries can see that, for example, the government takeover of the national healthcare system (Obamacare) was one big step, but not the first and not the only step toward socialism. In America, the Democrat Party’s push for socialism takes the form also of frequent advocacy for using the tax system to redistribute wealth, and of incessant claims of and focus on a supposed large divide between the rich and poor, while never mentioning that the poor in America live much, much better than most people in the world, and certainly better than the poor in socialist countries.
Socialism is ugly: it is not about being social, or about sharing, or about helping poor people.
It is about empowering government to forcibly confiscate the private property of hard-working people, and government giving that confiscated property to voters of their choice who will then vote to keep the confiscators in power.
This is today’s Democrat Party.
Too bad Pablo’s call and life story, and tens of thousands more like it, are not the subject of mandatory reading in schools, and dinner conversation around the country. Read the transcript, and tell a friend. Let’s support Pablo’s dream of not making America into the “same crappy place” he came from.
Immigrant: We Don't Want to Turn America into the Same Crappy Place We Came From
April 25, 2013
RUSH: Here's Pablo. Pablo in Ft. Lauderdale. I'm glad you called. Welcome to EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. I was born in Argentina, before I became an American, the best nation that ever was. I grew up learning songs of praise to Evita. In kindergarten they made us sing and dance songs of praise, that when I hear now kids in school learning songs of praise to Obama, I get a chill in my mind.
RUSH: I can imagine you do.
CALLER: Now, I want to tell you this. Most Hispanics, like me and many friends that I have, we don't want to make America the same crappy place we came from. That's the last thing in our hope. Most of us are conservatives. Some are conservative, I'm a patriot, I love America.
RUSH: Well, you know what, Pablo, it's a good point. A mistake is being made in that all Spanish speaking people are being lumped into Hispanics. But of course you are Argentinean.
CALLER: I'm American.
RUSH: American. Others are Mexican, others are from Cuba, others from Hispanola, El Salvador. They're all over the place, and they do have cultural differences. They're not monolithic.
CALLER: But most of us do not want to make America the place where we come from. We don't want to destroy America. We are not liberal. We're not Democrats. We're not socialist. We lived our own version of socialism in our nation, and it didn't work.
RUSH: How many Hispanic arrivals might you be talking about who don't know what the Democrat Party's doing? They don't know that the Democrats are in the process of turning this country into Argentina or whatever else you escaped.
CALLER: They learn quickly, like I learned, Rush, when I went from 15 to 21 years old, I was a communist myself in Argentina. So I know a communist when I hear one, when I see one. I was one. I studied. I can still sing you the International, and I can tell you by heart the manifesto. Of course I'm a patriot, I'm American and a conservative, a hundred percent now. But I can tell you, I recognize a communist. And we have that in government. And that is a terrible thing that is happening to America that I would've never thought could happen. I mean, if America's gone, there is nothing left. There's nowhere to go.
RUSH: That's it. We are it. There is no other place on earth that is going to stand up for the freedom of anybody, anywhere.
CALLER: And I wish most Americans will stop taking all the freedoms for granted and understand that we can also collapse. I mean, it happened before. Socialism, what it does to you economically is the least of the damage. What it does to the spirit of people is absolutely horrendous and that's forever. I have business in the Ukraine. I have to go there sometimes, and I deal with people that lived under communism. And I tell you, their spirits are broken, because they are unable to trust on anything because that's what communism teaches you, to distrust everything, including yourself.
RUSH: That's exactly right. That's exactly right. Broken spirits, no hope, no aspirations, no ambition, no dreaming.
CALLER: Right. They become sarcastic and that's the end because at that point they cannot take anything seriously, not even their own freedom, their own life. They cannot fight for their own life. They give up and they believe that that is the normal status of the man, they never saw anything else, and you cannot repair it. And we have that in Argentina, and that's why Argentina, even though they have the third largest shale deposit in the world, is totally bankrupt and will continue to be that way as a result of Peronism, which was our own version of socialism.
RUSH: You know, Pablo, I can hear the voice of experience when you talk, I can hear it. I don't know, I wish people like you ran for office, but I know you don't want the media anal exam that you would get, but keep talking. Keep talking. I'm glad you called.