If you remember the Maxine comic strip, the following (originally titled Right On Maxine!!!) piece provides an interesting take apparently fed by her creators or at least needing to be so attributed. The original piece used the word ‘poot’ as a descriptive term; I chose to be cruder…but not too crude.
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table…everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn’t sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon the back yard was like it used to be…quiet, serene…and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let’s see…Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free education, and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child’s second grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to ‘press one’ to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than “ours” are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not, just continue cleaning up the poop!
Obviously, this targets the influx of aliens, some legal and some illegal. This targets the talk about building a fence across our entire Southern border. This targets the discussions on how secure our borders are and what we should allow and what should not be allowed. These are very difficult subjects and these are subjects we are not always too interested in discussing for fear we’ll be seen as hateful people. These are things that threaten to divide us. These are things that we very probably would find okay if the influx were controlled to permit our economy to absorb the new population.
These are things that some politicians use to pin ugly “tails on the donkeys” who dare oppose their desires to add to their voter roles through such immigration. It is true that there are some who are opposed for reasons we’d prefer didn’t exist. To politicize this issue is a very bad way to try to resolve the issue and to help those we purportedly desire to help.
My solution for the bird feeder was simple: I didn’t like all the raucous Starlings but did like the Gold Finches. I bought feeders that were only accessible by finches and even those cute little birds have some foul habits, but at least I was able to decide for myself what I felt I could accommodate.
Our immigration policies are in need of some changes and they are certainly in need of strong protection. I don’t think we want to be forced to stop filling the feeder, but I believe we will be very resistant to simply opening our doors, and that is the proper way to consider things of such importance to us all.
Unfortunately, there is a political party that sees itself gaining from bringing as many immigrants into our country as can possibly happen; and, that party is willing to forego the proper vetting and the reasonable and rational manner in which we welcome these new people to our shores.
The Democrat Party’s leaders have chosen to use these people and this issue to their personal benefit. That they only see these fellow humans as additional votes is despicable…and yet that is where they are at…and they get the very willing cooperation of the vast majority of those in the press who are also believers in liberal politics.
We have seen the opposition in all its dark splendor since our elected President Donald Trump assumed his position; and, we will continue to see this portrait of disgust unfolding for us daily for years to come. Even the former President, who apparently does not believe he ought to have to follow the footsteps of all the other past Presidents, has begun his best effort to derail the conservatives and we can be assured that he and his cronies will continue down this path.
There needs be a certain sanity to our immigration rules. We cannot take everybody and there are those in the mix whom we do not want to admit to our country and feed, for very valid reasons, to use my bird feeder analogy. We have enough of a mess now; we do not need to knowingly add to those issues.