We are now refugees
My little daughter
Returns home in the evening complaining that no child
Will play with her. She is German, and comes
From a nation of gangsters.
When I exchange loud words during a discussion
I am told to be quiet. The people here do not like
Loud words from someone
Who comes from a nation of gangsters.
When I remind my little daughter
That the Germans are a nation of gangsters
She is glad with me that they are not loved
And we laugh together.
As a young child growing up in a small city in Ontario in the 60’s, my father’s mother would not let me play with the Francophone children on the same street where she lived. I learned at a young age, that the ‘French’ kids up the street were somehow dirty. She also wrote in her will that I would not receive the small inheritance she left me if I married a Catholic. My husband’s mom was Catholic Italian and his dad had French ancestry and a very French last name. My aunt (who was my grandmothers daughter) took me to court to contest my portion of my grandmother’s will. I won the suit on the day of my 21st birthday, but the inheritance was all spent in legal fees, most of which went to my brother-in-law lawyer.
You got the last word.
I too was a young child in the sixties. My best friend and next door neighbour spoke French somehow we managed to communicate. I married a Catholic Itallian, my mother-in-law used to call me “manga caka” My children attend French school, every color of the rainbow and every religion is represented in their classrooms.
well, it took grandma a long time to get over that her Norwegian-American kids married Swedish Americans and sometimes even attended the wrong synod of the Lutheran Church.
The poem is pretty great. The only thing is that the locals love Emperor Obama and have nothing but praise for everything he does. The drone strikes and NSA are never mentioned and FATCA is the stealth law. Most countries love the fact that it is the Democrats that are taking over their country. So, the poem is only relevant to those few US persons who understand who they are.
I’ve got contacts with lots of gun totin’ God-lovin’ folks that have the same thoughts back in the Homeland. They pretty much get both barrels of the Obama-go-happy “information” machine. Their construction businesses and merchant lifestyle is being closed down first by the economy but then by the goings on in Washington with loads of new demands upon their businesses doing this and that. Knowing that it takes more than a half-year of IRS-calculated manhours to report a European business to the IRS, I suspect they are experiencing the same.
The happy machine is in full battle gear. There are loads of twitter facebook pages with happy Stepford Wives bots readying for the next campaign. Lots of children with votefromabroad.org signs. Time to be happy about getting them tax evaders.