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Jim Morin

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    I own the box-set of “The Beverly Hillbillies” and in one episode of season one Mr. Drysdale shows the Clampets where vegetables come from.

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    Same scene as the cartoon, in 1952 or so!

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    How did the U.S. ever feed itself without cheap labor from south of the border? Did you ever actually GROW something? Except cotton, but we know what you did to harvest that, don’t we?

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    PS:
    “Django Unchained” is my new favorite move :-)

  2. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    The more you say such things, the more you insult my ancestors.
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    I come from a long line of farming & ranching people on my dad’s side of the family… and I’m probably whiter than you are.
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    Once upon a time, if you weren’t in a skilled trade or working for Uncle Sam, odds were that you were a farmer or rancher.
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    In fact, a significant factor in why family size was so large up until the 1900s was because if you were a farmer or rancher there was an economic advantage: your kids could help you and your wife tend the homestead, removing the need to hire additional labor.
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    The issue with the use of illegal immigrants as farm & ranch labor stems in part from the nation increasingly moving away from agriculture and even manufacturing and towards service as the main economic activity.
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    And before you say anything, my folks have fruit trees on their property. I frequently help harvest said fruit whenever it comes in. It may be a far cry from what my ancestors used to do, but at least I understand where the food supply comes from.

  3. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Old garbage, Morin.

  4. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    In the ’00s Eastern of Va farmers were praising the quality of Eastern European migrant labor from “up North”.

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    How about the CBS-TV documentary fro the 1950’s (or early 1960’s?) called “Harvest of Shame”. I think it was narrated by Edward R. Murrow.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    Update: I just googled harvest of shame. I think you can watch
    it on line. It is from Thanksgiving day 1960. (Thanksgiving day is a US holiday)

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Fine print: (citizenship not an actual destination)

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ‘W’ wanted a path to citizenship

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Some do, for sure, but the situation was different. The Italians and Turks were invited (by the growing German industry), they worked hard and expected respect. They didn’t get it, which was bad. These days they are better respected, at least a bit, but there is still a lot of prejudice flying around from both sides.

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    Furthermore: I have a Turkish colleague (IT, junior developer) who has a slight accent and I always have to remind myself not to poke fun at him for it, it’s so prevalent in German media and culture to mock them. We “think” they don’t mind, but it must hurt, so I refrain from it.

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    And then there are the effing actual Neo-Nazis who actually kill Turks. Fun fact: these idiots would have been killed themselves under Hitler (Turkey was a (silent) supporter of Germany, they only declared “war” on us in February of 1945). But what do you expect from people who can’t even draw a swastika the right way around…

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