Re: oppressed people
- Our ancestors were looking for opportunity to give their children a future.
They hoped for themselves but understood the children were more likely to
benefit. There was hardly any chance of that where they were at that point
in time. I think that applies to many people from many times and places.
When they are peace-loving, willing to become part of our culture (not
giving up their own unique heritage and language) and willing to work for
what they want, they make America stronger. Just as a combination of metals
makes a stronger product, so does a combination of peoples, as long as they
adhere and not divide among themselves.
I think we have a responsibility to "teach other countries to fish" ( as the
saying, "give a man a fish and he is fed for a day, teach him to fish and he
is fed for a lifetime"). Then they can enjoy their lives in their unique
culture and value system and not need to try to force us to be the way they
wish their country could be, or try to bring us down to their level out of
jealousy or anger. (I think in some ways even many domestic criminals are
saying "see how I feel? See how it feels"... to be hungry, powerless,
abused, whatever the underlying problem is).
Yes, I'm a psych nurse. But these things deserve more thought than blind
Pat Sommerfeld Lyon (mother Anna Victoria Urban, father Rinert F.
Researching Maternal line from Moravia: Urban, Orsag/Orsak, Svach, Simik,
Gaas, Vavra, Kunetka, Jarma, Prochaska, Vasku (Zbranek), Zapalac, Gabera,
Malik, Bacak, Stasny, Ledvig/Ladwig/Ladeweg, Novak, Hubanek, Soukup, Cabron,
Rejcek,Slovak, Kmiec, Tesar, possibly Mechal, et al