Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Charlotte, South Carolina Dragon Boat Festival, 2008.

The chances of this celebration of multiple cultures happening in these girls' (or parent's or grandparent's) home country is vanishingly remote, but it happens here, every year and everybody has a great time. (There's a lovely website, lovingly updated.) That is why everybody wants to come here and not stay there. No damage is done to our culture by celebrating others, and more fun is had by all....

Ever been to a Cinco De Mayo celebration in the US? That's why closing the borders or limiting immigration is stupid. Not misguided, not poor policy, just plain stupid. It doesn't do what you want it to do, because the problem you identify isn't a problem, it's a virtue.

Tell me how this much fun is a bad thing. Just try.

1 comment:

gayle said...

Thanks for the new blog! J.