Friday, November 4, 2016

Lest we forget Donald Trump’s Scottish Roots in the land of immigrants!

In this eve of the US Presidential Elections, concentrating on the abrasive character of Donald Trump it is useful to know that he also came from IMPOVERISHED STOCK

His mother who was the youngest of a family of 10 went to the US in 1930 from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland at the age of 17 to be a MAID. She gave birth to the DONALD in 1946, sixteen years later. She went on to live till 2000 to see her son get to the top in his real estate business, a far cry from the abject poverty she grew up in.

 So what if an underage maid from Sri Lanka goes to say Italy, and then her son becomes the PM there, that would be wonderful wouldn’t it? However she could never be the mother of a President of Sri Lanka, due to the various prejudices that people in Sri Lanka carry with them, make it extremely difficult for one born into poverty to make it to the top.

It is also important to know that his father’s ancestors came from Germany. Nevertheless his immigrant roots are clear and it is NOT ironic that he wishes to stifle immigration, because many people who have actually made it big in the US, feel they have had to go up the hard way, and today’s immigrants are only coming not out of poverty, but to compete for jobs and take jobs away from local people. Back then it was the labor shortage that encouraged them to come to the US from a very sick and poor Europe that could not employ their people.

America was DESPERATE for labor to run their industries, and even as in this case to work as housemaids. If today’s circumstances are also considered, Sri Lanka is desperate for people to do the work locals refuse to do. We will not only have to import construction labor from India to fill the vacancies, but even maids from wherever they can come due to the shortage of over 50,000 maids just in Colombo to say nothing of the other domestic labor, and factory labor etc.

Isn’t it ironic that there are millions of people in refugee camps in the Middle East in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan, and we will not permit anyone here to take the jobs that we have, and instead send workers to Jordan and Lebanon. There is some human mismatch when that occurs, presumably the Jordanian refugees are NOT allowed to work in Jordan, or are so well looked after by the refugee agencies that they don’t want to do the jobs our people go for! All quite confusing!

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