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So the first volume of Mr. Clemens' autobiography is about to be published after 100 years of sitting in a vault in Berkeley, CA. Why did he want to wait so long before publishing it? One possibility is that he was concerned that expressing his true views would have hurt his public image. Based on the following, Failin' Palin would have been all over this guy. Move over Steinbeck, let's get Twain out of the curriculum!
Originally Posted by PinkoCommieArtsyWriterGuy
"He had doubts about God, and in the autobiography, he questions the imperial mission of the US in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines," says Shelden. "He's also critical of [Theodore] Roosevelt, and takes the view that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel. Twain also disliked sending Christian missionaries to Africa. He said they had enough business to be getting on with at home: with lynching going on in the South, he thought they should try to convert the heathens down there."
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and takes the view that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel
Patriotism = Loving your country.
I love America.
He says Patriotism = scoundrel
Scoundrel = Han Solo
Han Solo = Awesome
Therefore, if we do the math, I think we can all agree and come to the same conclusion:
I am awesome.
Not if you're a migrant laborer or subsistence wages worker. Unless you equate opportunity with making just enough money to get by.
You're focusing upon illegal labor from Mexico. Who cares about people who come here illegally anyway?
How about the REASON why so many want to come here legally. As you stated, MONEY is a big reason. And why are so many immigrants successful once they arrive here no matter what color they are?
I have friends from Liberia (and of course, they are black) and many of them have flourished since they arrived. What do they know that others don't? One thing they don't let stand in their way is the color of their skin.
__________________ "No one walking this earth knows what is truly righteous"