Go to http://www.MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com and read articles and comments from other Americans on what they’ve witnessed in their communities around the country. While most of the population of California is now ILLEGAL, the problems, costs, assault to our culture by Mexico is EVERYWHERE. copy and pass it to your friends.
THE BANKSTER CRIMINALS ARE DOING FINE UNDER THEIR BOY, OBAMA!
THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA IS EXPANDING EVERYWHERE UNDER OBAMA. CALIFORNIA, WHICH HAS MORE “SANCTUARY” CITIES (LAS DON’T APPLY TO LA RAZA), PUTS OUT $20 BILLION PER YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS. MOST JOBS IN CA GO TO ILLEGALS, AND MEX GANGS HAVE INFESTED CITIES ALL OVER THE STATE.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AS OWNED BY THE SPECIAL INTERESTS AS THE REPUBLICAN, IS NOW THE PARTY of ILLEGALS! THERE ARE NO DEMS NOT PUSHING FOR OBAMA’S CONTINUED NONE-ENFORCEMENT, OPEN BORDERS, SABOTAGE OF E-VERIFY, AND COUNTLESS PLOYS FOR NEW AMNESTY DEVICES.
OBAMA DONOR, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, ENDORSED BY LA RAZA, HAS LONG HIRED ILLEGALS AT HER S.F. HOTEL. SHE’S TAKEN BIG LOOT (FROM ANY AND EVERYONE) BIG AG BIZ DONORS TO HELP KEEP THE STATE FLOODED WITH ILLEGAL FARM WORKERS TO EXPLOIT, DESPITE THE FACT THAT ONE-THIRD WILL END UP ON WELFARE.
BARBRA BOXER, ALSO ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICIANS IN HISTORY, RAN FOR REELECTION ON THE LA RAZA PLATFORM OF “NO ILLEGAL LEFT BEHIND, AND NONE WITHOUT A GRINGO JOB!
BOXER WAS REELECTED WITH THE VOTES OF ILLEGALS.
PELOSI UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE OF A STATE FLOODED WITH “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGALS. HER CORPORATE PAYMASTERS, AND COMPANIES SHE’S HEAVILY INVESTED IN, LIKE SUNKIST, DEPEND ON EXPLOITATION OF ILLEGALS. PELOSI HIRES ILLEGALS AT HER NAPA WINERY.
ALL THREE LA RAZA SISTERS, FEINSTEIN, BOXER, AND PELOSI HAVE GOTTEN FILTHY RICH OFF ELECTED OFFICE. THEY HAVE VOTED FOR ALL OF OBAMA’S AMNESTIES, DREAMS ACTS, AS WELL AS HANDING ILLEGALS SOCIAL SECURITY.
THESE WOMEN COULD NOT BE MORE CORRUPT, AND THE CAUSE OF CALIFORNIA’S MELTDOWN IS IN LARGE PART TO THEIR YEARS OF CORRUPTION.
The evolution of the American dream
There's a sense of skepticism about it now.
By Richard O'Mara
from the September 29, 2008 edition
Baltimore - What is the American dream today? It's a fair question in these times of financial and economic disorder and a less than harmonious political scene. The general election has stimulated references to it throughout the country. I want to know what all this dreaming is about.
Promises to revive, live up to, or simply abide by the standards of the American dream seem to flow more fluidly off the lips of people in high places, those who are already enjoying its supposed benign effects.
Many ordinary people, I've found, refer to it reluctantly, and often with sarcasm. It's as if they regard it as a phrase with little concrete meaning, or an ideal betrayed.
Take my barber, for instance. She's a smart lady, independent, with her own business: She's been around. When I put the question to her, "What's the American dream?" she responded immediately: "Pfaat!!"
Or something that sounded like that.
Then, she went on to talk about this land of promise, where people could, with hard work, obtain a home of their own, gather enough money to send their children to college, and expect, under the benign influence of the American Dream, to do better than their parents did, and so forth. She explained the dream as it has been for generations.
In other words, she believes in it, but believes also that its time has come and gone.
I don't know how widespread this feeling is, but I suspect that a lot of ordinary folks, and more than a few serious thinkers, would tend to agree with my barber about the fate of the American dream.
"Many social critics would argue that what millions of Americans are really embracing is not the American dream so much as the American daydream. The authentic American dream combines faith in God with the belief in hard work and sacrifice for the future," writes economist and social thinker Jeremy Rifkin, author of "The End of Work" and "The European Dream." He continues, "We have become, say the critics, a people who have grown fat, lazy, and sedentary, who spend much of our time wishing for success but are unwilling to 'pay our dues' with the kind of personal commitment required to make something out of our lives."
At some point in our national history, back when the Pilgrims slipped ashore, an energized cohort of fiery Protestant preachers emerged to press the notion that we Americans had been singled out for greatness by God himself, an idea that stuffed us with national pride. Thus patriotism and religion were cojoined from the beginning, and, to a certain degree, the link is still there.
Benjamin Franklin imbued in us the zeal to work and encouraged the inclination for self-improvement. Then a little more than two centuries on, the sociologist Max Weber observed how the Calvanist emphasis on hard work, once driven by Puritan religious aims, had, over the years, stimulated the growth of capitalism. The religious element has since faded, and getting rich has become nearly the sole purpose driving the dream.
The collective dream of which we speak is a unique part of the American experience. I can think of no other country whose people asserted they have been chosen by God, except Israel.
Most others beyond our shores seem baffled by it; some call it presumptuous. There is no English dream, Brazilian dream, no French or Chinese dreams. Are we the exception, alone to enjoy the comfort of our own dream? Very nearly so.
It was James Truslow Adams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian with a foot in each of the past two centuries, who gave the name to the phenomenon he regarded as this country's greatest achievement: the American dream, a democratic standard for the world.
The American dream, he wrote, is a "dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of a social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position."
In his book, "The American Epic," Mr. Adams not only described the phenomenon of this "social order," but acknowledged that many had turned against it or distorted its purposes.
He admitted to its fragility and specifically cautioned against allowing it to develop into "A system that steadily increases the gulf between the ordinary man and the super-rich, that permits the resources of society to be gathered into personal fortunes that afford their owners millions of income a year.…"
Certainly, just such a situation has evolved. Adams's words, published in 1931, early in the Great Depression, sound prophetic for our own times.
It seems that the American dream, indeed, has devolved into a "dream of motor cars and high [read: stratospheric] wages," and other excesses as he indicated. The future, as suggested by the disastrous collapse on Wall Street, does not look bright.
Even so, it is apparent that the American dream survives, at least in the bright mind of my barber, as her spontaneous and accurate description of it reveals.
She knows what it is and what it was: an ideal that grew out of an idea, maybe one waiting for its time to come again.
Richard O'Mara worked for 34 years as an editorial writer, foreign correspondent, and foreign editor of the Baltimore Sun.
Pantries struggle with more needy, less food
Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
(09-29) 17:59 PDT -- A free food pantry that ran out of supplies last week was restocked Monday in time to give Senobia Garcia of Pittsburg some milk, beans and canned fruit to supplement the $400 a week her husband brings home to support their family of five.
Food giveaways like Concord's Monument Crisis Center are struggling to keep their shelves stocked as soaring prices and growing unemployment drive more families to desperation.
"Last September, we served 4,000 people, and this September we're up to 6,000 people," said Sandra Scherer, executive director of the Crisis Center on Concord's Monument Boulevard corridor.
When the center's shelves went bare on Wednesday, Scherer raised the alarm, prompting help that ranged from a $25,000 matching grant from Chevron Corp. to 480 pounds of backyard fruit collected by high school students in a food drive organized by Alamo business woman Alisa Corstorphine.
"It just takes one person to coordinate a collection," said Corstorphine, who recruited a dozen students with a notice in the San Ramon High School bulletin.
The Monument Crisis Center is one of 184 distribution points affiliated with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties. Spokeswoman Lisa Sherrill said the two-county Food Bank has seen systemwide demand surge about 20 percent this year, with some 98,000 people currently getting supplemental food aid.
Food banks around the Bay Area are buckling under the same crushing need - and asking volunteers and donors to pick up some of the load.
At the Alameda Community Food Bank, executive director Suzan Bateson funnels protein and produce through 300 pantries and soup kitchens that serve about 230,000 people a year - roughly 4 in 10 of whom are children. Some of these distribution centers have been running out of food in the face of increased demand, or else shorting bags to stretch their allotments so no one leaves empty-handed.
"These are working families with one or two minimum-wage jobs where the parents don't have enough money to buy gas and food," Bateson said.
In San Francisco, distribution outlets like the Ingleside Community Center that once helped feed 120 families have seen the number of regulars jump past 150. San Francisco Food Bank spokeswoman Marguerite Nowak said their network of 192 local outlets now reaches about 17,000 families a week.
"We're getting hit from every direction. Our need is up at the same time that food prices make it harder for us to buy supplies," Nowak said, citing eggs, up a third in the last year, milk up 30 percent and bread about 15 percent.
Another blow has been the declining purchasing power of the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program. In 2002, Congress allocated $140 million nationwide to buy and give away such items as rice, beans, pasta and peanut butter. Nowak said that in fiscal year 2003 the local share of that outlay enabled the San Francisco Food Bank to give away 3.8 million pounds of staples. By the current fiscal year, proceeds from the program enabled the food bank to dispense just 1.6 million pounds of foodstuffs.
Nowak said Congress recently boosted the food program's outlay to $250 million and indexed it for inflation so those numbers will soon rise. Bay Area food pantries need donations and volunteers to keep filling bags.
At the Monument Crisis Center, 67-year-old Maria Visintini collected checks in person from neighbors in Pleasant Hill to say thanks for the food she got when she was down on her luck.
"It is very important not to feel like a beggar or a charity case," she said.
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THESE FIGURES ON WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARE DATED. IT NOT EXCEEDS $600 MILLION PER YEAR!!! (source: Los Angeles County & JUDICIAL WATCH)
LOS ANGELES – A MEXICAN WELFARE AND CRIME STATE WHERE THE JOBS ALSO GO TO ILLEGALS
EXPORTING POVERTY... we take MEXICO'S 38 million poor, illiterate, criminal and frequently pregnant
The Mexican Invasion................................................
Mexico prefers to export its poor, not uplift them
OBAMA’S HOMELAND SECURITY
8 Out of 10 Illegals Apprehended in 2010 Never Prosecuted