Illegals and Poetry

by Brad Nelson   8/17/14

It’s often said that illegal aliens are “just looking for a better opportunity.” Well, so would I be if I snuck into a department store at night and took items that I wanted.

Illegal aliens are stealing what does not belong to them and which they had no part in making.

But we do have a process for those who wish to enter the country legally, to benefit from the fruits of a system that they had no part in making. This is a recognized function of a civilized country (as opposed to uncivilized countries such as North Korea). But “just because I want to” has never been a legitimate reason to break the law.

On another subject, I’m going to have to cut down for the moment on posting in the Prose/Poetry section. The workload of running this site is becoming too much for one. I need to ask that only original poetry or prose be submitted for that section. Thanks for your understanding.

If one wants to do an extended essay on some beloved poem, then have at it. All such creative works will be honored. I have someone who may in the future be volunteering as a sort of assistant editor. If that happens then I can “liberalize” this policy.

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About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.
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5 Responses to Illegals and Poetry

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    For liberals, “I want” is all the excuse needed, at least for politically correct wanters.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      That’s in line with what I think is an inherent flaw in Objectivism, libertarianism, Nazism, and Progressivism. “I want’ is another way of saying “The will to power.”

      Being a reasonable (I hope) conservative, I’ll admit that enjoying one’s life entails a great deal of “I want.” But a life bereft of “I ought” is out of balance and is no longer in line with a society envisioned by the Founders, let alone the Bible.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        “I want’ is another way of saying “The will to power.”

        Yes and the half-baked Nietzscheans out there do not recognize that anyone has the right to limit their wants, which become what they deserve as they have the “right” to do anything except physically hurt another. Reality means little to these potential and in some cases real monsters.

  2. Cato says:

    “I want” is becoming passé. “You deserve” has replaced it in the political sphere.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      They go together. Emotional entitlement means that if someone (particularly a member of a politically correct group) wants something, then by definition he or she deserves it. Liberalism seeks to infantilize the population, partly for its own sake and partly because infants will always vote for their mommies.

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