I was talking to someone earlier today who was talking about the news she saw on TV where Sweden was paying mothers to stay home and how crime had gone down and things improved for the country, because children feel wanted. She was so impressed that she felt our government should do that so that the children here feel loved and wanted.
And then she really stuck her foot in her mouth and what she spewed out was pure and utter crap. Because you know when someone starts a conversation with "Not to be rude" it's going to be. She felt that we should "help our own" but that it was a horrible thing for her to say because we are all immigrants.
Excuse me? I am a Native Canadian Citizen. I was BORN here. My ancestors that came in the 1800's were the immigrants. All children born on this soil are Native. And help our own? Since when did the human race divide into sub-sections? I mean, lets break this down, that's like saying my mother's side of the family has less rights than their children, because they are immigrants (dual citizenship however) and their children are native. Doesn't that sound ridiculous? Who cares where you were born? We're all human beings.
And you just know that if the people who spew out this garbage of "helping our own" was living in the country that was devastated that they would expect other countries to help out with food, water, clothing, supplies without so much as a bat of the eye.
And as a final note, Sweden's population doesn't even reach 10 million, whereas Canada is nearly at 3.5 million. Who has that kind of money to pay all the mothers in Canada to collect a pay check from home? And Oh wait, lets not forget the lazy ass people who DO collect a paycheck from Social Assistance who still treat their kids like crap. Having a parent stay at home doesn't make a child feel loved or wanted, showing them and telling them does.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.