Ignorant Facebook Posting: What The Right Wing Wants US to Be

I've seen this posted several times on Facebook, and I felt it was time to respond (Warning; if you're allergic to ignorant crap, save brain cells now and look away):

YOU PASS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YRS HARD LABOR, YOU PASS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET SHOT. YOU PASS THE AMERICAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET A JOB, DRIVER'S LICENSE, ALLOWANCE FOR A PLACE TO LIVE, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT SO YOU CAN READ A DOCUMENT. WE CARRY PASSPORTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES OR FACE JAIL TIME. REPOST THIS IF YOU AGREE!!!

So, lemme get this straight…

We live in the United States of America, and all of the posters of this garbage thus far have been US citizens. They live in a country where they are free to post stupid shit on Facebook at will, and where they are free to get a passport and travel everywhere else in the world and enjoy the full protection of the United States government when they do so. They enjoy one of the most prosperous and free societies in the history of the world.

But now they wish we were more like North Korea (one of the most brutally repressive dictatorships in history), or Afghanistan, which is in the middle of a war?

But it's worse. Almost all of the undocumented immigrants who are here are working their asses off. They get a job, but the vast majority of these jobs no Americans will do. They don't get a driver's license most of the time, they don't get health care unless their condition is grave, they don't get an education.

And by the way, you do not face jail time in other countries if you don't carry your passport. I spent three months in Australia and not once did anyone ask to see it, except when I was entering and leaving the country.

I'll get more into this in another rant. But this stuff was just too ignorant to let pass.


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