I have a bunch of stories I didn’t post when they first appeared, so count this as an oldie-but-goodie from a couple of weeks ago.
Here we have the political and business leaders (note Chamber of Commerce too) in Aberdeen, South Dakota attempting to get peoples’ minds right on the issue of ‘multiculturalism’ that comes with importing a work force from the third world. Of course my first thought when I read this was what about the huge unemployment rate among American blacks and Native Americans (which abound in South Dakota)—don’t they want jobs?
From the Aberdeen News:
The mayor says—we just make critics feel guilty and suggest bigotry is behind any criticism in order to shut them up!
Refugees and immigrants may be able to help fill upcoming jobs in Aberdeen, and a presentation on Thursday detailed the process of how they get to South Dakota.
Amy Spaulding Zimbelman and Deb Worth, who work at the Lutheran Social Services Refugee and Immigration Center in Sioux Falls, spoke to a gathering at the Public Safety Center, hosted by Absolutely! Aberdeen, the Aberdeen Development Corp. and the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce.
In introducing Spaulding Zimbelman, Mayor Mike Levsen said that, for about the past five years, gatherings such as Thursday’s have been held to discuss minority populations and how people in Aberdeen will handle them.
Participants in those meetings, he said, have been trying to discourage the kind of “blatantly bigoted comments” that were prevalent in Aberdeen as recently as five or 10 years ago and are still said at times.
Levsen’s favorite response when he hears a bigoted remark is to ask, “Why would you say that?” That question, he said, makes the person who uttered the racist remark “defend the indefensible” or “makes them just shut up.”
The article doesn’t tell us how many refugees will be resettled in Aberdeen, but you can bet the other South Dakota cities have hit immigrant overload!
Lutheran Social Services is the only resettlement agency in South Dakota. Every year, the organization resettles 400 to 600 people in Sioux Falls and Huron.
They “must” get a job—that is a joke!
Immigrants are given money to support themselves for either four or eight months. During that time, they learn English and must get a job, Spaulding Zimbelman said. Immigrants even reimburse Lutheran Social Services for their plane fare after they get a job, she said.
“Our programs are meant to equip people to be self-sufficient. They’re not meant to be welfare assistance,” she said.
And, it is so annoying how these contractors twist the truth on the airfare reimbursement. They didn’t pay the airfare for the refugees—you did! The US taxpayer pays the airfare and then the contractors act as bill collection agencies for the US government and get to keep a portion of what they extract from refugees (who usually are not employed so don’t have anything to give back!).
Shelbyville propaganda film shown! To soften up the town folks, that one-sided film from Shelbyville, TN was used to guilt trip anyone who might have some questions. (Golly gee, if some southern town can come to see the light, surely you South Dakotans can!)
Two documentaries were shown at the gathering. One was about life in Burma. The other was about Shelbyville, Tenn., a town that has had an influx of Hispanic and Somali people.
During showings of that film around South Dakota, “We have had people leave because they were frustrated by one viewpoint or another,” Worth said. She encouraged people to stay Thursday morning. No one left.
Let me tell you, a Leftwing Open Borders advocate is not going to walk out of the Shelbyville film, but someone who smells a rat and can see the bias just dripping from the screen might walk out. So, what the heck is that “frustrated by one viewpoint or another” supposed to mean?
And, what is Levson talking about here?
Near the end of the meeting, Levsen was one of several people who spoke. He said that in documentaries such as the one about Shelbyville, the “truly unfortunate segment” will not speak on camera. It’s very difficult to reach the “5 percent of the incorrigibles who simply will not listen,” Levsen said.
Yes, there were some people who refused to be interviewed for the Shelbyville propaganda film because all they had to do was look into who was making it (smell that rat!) and know that it was not going to give a FAIR portrayal of the situation in a town roiled by the large number of Somalis who arrived there almost overnight supposedly to do work Americans won’t do!