Sunday, January 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY TEACHABLE MOMENT: IMMIGRATION MOVIES DEBUT AMID BORDER WALL SHUT DOWN!!!



This vital institution is lead by one of KC's leading establishment conservatives and so the upcoming consideration of immigration history, hopefully, might be balanced and offer a unique perspective. Certainly, it's content and context worth consideration as a national impasse over border policy continues . . .

KC Public Library -- Becoming American: The Century of Immigration

Description:

Immigration is a central component of the American narrative. The Library launches a six-week series of film screenings and discussions exploring its history and impact, looking first at the period from 1820 to 1924—the Century of Immigration—when 40 million new arrivals swelled the U.S. population.

Two 30-minute film segments examine the great wave of immigrants to New York City and the allure of America to Jews seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity. University of Missouri-Kansas City historian Sandra Enriquez leads a post-screening discussion.

The event opens Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience, a project of City Lore, New York City’s center for urban folk culture. It is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Related news links tonight . . .

Forbes: How The Shutdown Is A Win For Trump's Authoritarian Agenda

ABC: President Trump isn't giving in on southern border wall, Graham says

Newsday: Trump dangles DACA program deal in exchange for border wall

Fox News: Many media sources are reporting that a border wall won't stop drugs from coming into the country, is that true?

Stuff: Donald Trump's border wall battle could soon give way to bigger fights over Russia

You decide . . .

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is an immigrant community.

People might say that the immigration is legal but the rules were far more flexible and there was no wall of any kind.

Without immigrants, KC would be nothing but unused dirt and rocks.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Somewhat true but the Dutch and the Polish immigrants never get their credit for building a lot of early Kansas City & KCK.

Anonymous said...

you really look at KC and people don't hate immigrants, they just hate anybody who doesn't speak with our Midwestern twang. It's a battle of accents. Nothing else.

Anonymous said...


Isn't it funny how in 1996 Bill Clinton received funds to construct a boarder fence between Mexico and the U.S. but now that they have caught Pakistanis, sex traffickers, drug dealers trying to sneak "not come through customs, but sneak" into our country all of the sudden it's this big deal and Trump is this big bad guy and republicans are racist and awful.

I just wonder where all of this hatred was when Clinton was building the fence down there and sexually harassing a 21 year old intern?

Anonymous said...

So Trump is no better than Clinton? That's an interesting argument not very inspiring. Doesn't matter the wall is a dream. And the country is waking up from this nightmare. #timesup

Anonymous said...

No #timesup, your dream of no wall is over, it’s happening and you can’t do a damn thing about. #buildingthewall

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with the wall. We have to protect our borders. Democrats shouldn't disagree with that.

Real KC said...

Immigration is fine, but make it LEGAL immigration. The DACA compromise is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Never going to happen, the Coulter/Limbaugh win don't want compromise they want to remain on air. When they lose this, they are OVER.

Anonymous said...

Don't blame me. I voted for the General.

Anonymous said...

Wake up @11:04. You are dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Build the WALL.

Anonymous said...

Note the film covers 1820-1924, which compared to now is like comparing apples and oranges. The population was one-third of what it is now. Jobs were plentiful thanks to the industrial revolution. Land and natural sresources were abundant. There were no government entitlement programs. Drugs and violent crime were not epidemics.

Anonymous said...

In 1924 a bunch of racist thugs, most of whom were Klan members (this was during the resurgence of the KKK in the 1920s), passed strict immigration controls that limited immigration to a miniscule number based on US population makeup in 1890.

There was indeed a violent crime epidemic caused in large part by prohibition (which in no small part was a reaction to German and Italian immigration). There was not a drug epidemic because most drugs were legal.

In 1924 the Great Depression was only five years in the future, and farmers were already suffering a deep post-war depression.

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good narrative.

Anonymous said...

What are they selling.

Anonymous said...

Listened to a podcast this weekend with a Sheriff down in Arizona. Trump is approaching this "wall" all wrong. It's pretty much driven by his base.

Trump needs to communicate more clearly on barriers where appropriate, coupled with Human Resources and technology. There are many, many areas where barriers are pointless, will cause waterflow issues (ie private property flooding), and will have far reaching environmental impacts. I honestly think he could get it done but 1. he's sold his base on this end to end border wall and 2. he's too much of a dipshit to communicate this approach or he flat out doesn't want to. He's painted himself into a corner on it and there's really no way out.

This whole thing is a lesson in piss poor leadership by the guy at the top. His base loves it because they're stupid and all they care about is saying "fuck you" to Democrats. It's no way to run a country.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning. And now today's news.

Anonymous said...

Woke up got out a bed, stuffed a snack cake in my head, booted up the computer and crashed upon it's own, the bill was over due and now internet is gone.. la la la la

Anonymous said...

And We'reeeeeeeeeee back!

Anonymous said...

And this is the Open Thread for now

Anonymous said...

By all means spend five billion + on a thirty foot wall because everyone knows Mexicans have no access to a 32 foot ladder.

If in the 19th century Mexico had been strong and Great Britain had been weak then we’d be talking about constructing a southern border wall in Arkansas hmmm think about it and the senators from the states of Ontario and Prince Edward Island would be grandstanding for it.

Thanks,
Radish

Anonymous said...

Does this take on the differences between Legal Immigration and Illegal Immigration? Seems to me libs get purposely obtuse about this to try and blur the lines because they don't have an argument for illegal immigration

Anonymous said...

^^Here's the key to that dummy. Try and understand if you can. 75% of illegal immigration comes from people overstaying their visas not the southern border as the current repubturd administration claims. So what are the repubtards doing to address that? How does building a 30 foot useless wall and rampant waste of money address that? Oh that's right, it doesn't. When you can grasp that concept, then you will better understand the "lib" refusal to address this boondoggle copy that dummy?

Anonymous said...

How come nobody talks about the evil nazi Russian collusion Great Wall of China and how racist they were for stopping innocnent little children from crossing into China?

Anonymous said...

^^Because we aren't retarded like you.

Anonymous said...

Except most libs including Obama are on record saying there is an immigration crisis, and libs were for a wall when they thought it was a lib-prog idea. :)

Anonymous said...

^^and this is key here dope try to follow along...(I know it's hard)...the "libs" gave $1.6 billion for border security in the last CFR which by the way, had bi-partisan support, before Trump got called out by Rush/Anne. So, the "libs" are for border security, and not "The Wall" because that is a stupid fucking idea that nobody with an IQ over 40 thinks will work. So there's that! :(

Anonymous said...

^^^^ According to what numbnutz? You got fucking numbers to back that up? So Obama put up and maintained walls....so fucking what? Illegal immigration is at it's lowest point since 2000. Job is done then. Why do you need to build a wall across the whole damn border? Oh yeah, I forgot, that idiot in charge ran on that bullshit and made it a crisis and you clowns lapped it up. Trump has made it his only fucking mission. It makes sense though, it's right out of Putin's dictatorial playbook. Find a common enemy or two and hammer that home all day long. Fortunately, in the US, you can't jail your political opponents or those that are critical of you.

Anonymous said...

^^^^I don't think 12:25 is disagreeing with you.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, someone just made the argument that a border wall would stifle 25% of all illegal immigration. Sign us all up. It would pay for itself easily on that alone.

He was a lib and droned on arguing from a strawman after that. They really are so stupid they make the arguments against what they're arguing

Anonymous said...

Pay no attention to the Putin fantasies or the lies about illegal immigration being the lowest in so many years. There is a crisis on our southern border. The whole open borders let’s all hold hands and crime is make believe is just stupid progressive BS.

Anonymous said...

^^^@ 12:57PM See this is why there isn't going to be a wall. The people who support it are utter fucking morons. No one said the wall would stifle 25% of illegal immigration. Where did you get that? You just made that up. The other poster said that 75% of illegal immigration comes from people overstaying their visas. That by no means the 25% would be stifled by a wall or that the other 25% even come from the southern border! What you did is called a false equivalency and that's a tool used by morons to propose solutions that cannot be arrived at logically. Your average dunces, morons, shit-for-brains, and Fox News personalities use them regularly. I know you have no idea what I'm talking about because judging from your last post, you struggle with everything. Maybe ask your mommy what this means, and leave the talking to the adults. OK simp?

Anonymous said...

So angry! Grrr! So triggered.

Try English maybe? Your frothing hatred of Trump has made you incoherent. One sentence at a time dear.

But Obama was for a wall! And said there was a crisis! Oh no! Could St. Obama....have been wrong??

Too much fun. ;)

Anonymous said...

Ok, take it easy. Deep breaths now.

How many minutes a day do you spend in psychotic hatred of Trump, not realizing that libs from Obama to Hillary have not only declared there to be a crisis at the border, but actually started to address it?

;)

Anonymous said...

^^^Here's hoping they will process your prescription refill ASAP!

Anonymous said...

They will just overstay their h2 work visas instead, as they already are. Building the wall just is an admission that the trump administration’s revisions of NAFTA were ineffectual and useless.

Anonymous said...

^^Oh Maude @1:17PM, I know you have nobody else to talk to and for you, this is "too much fun". Frankly it's sad that this is the only interaction you get with other people. Your inability to post anything else or come up with anything but Trump hatred as excuse for a different opinion, renders you nothing more than pathetic one-tick pony! Maybe get a hobby, try to re-connect with the family that dumped you at the home. Do something else. Because in addition to being quite sad, your boring & derivative as hell. :(

Anonymous said...

nafta is pro corporate agribusiness, anti amply farmer, anti organic farmer, ant sustainable farming, ant farmer, anti subsistence farmer, and pro underpaid Mexican and Central American farm laborers suppliedwith Obamacare and SNAP . Obamacare is so expensive not only by covers preexisting conditions of US citizens,, but also bc of bill skipping immigrant farm laborers with untold preexisting conditions, dangerous & injurious working conditions, and pregnancies.

Anonymous said...

Anti family farmer, amply farmer is a typo, spelling nuts. If u a immigrant farmer laborer or have one living with u, u get SNAP bc unliveablenwages. No waiting period, no interview. Access to Obamacare is widely advertised to recruit.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Huh? Stream of consciousness writing maybe? Or LSD flashback?

Anonymous said...

So sorry fcktard, never had lsd but u have, and u also have poor reading comprehension and I am trying to type on a very small keyboard without glasses.

Anonymous said...

154 likes to roofie the ladies in Westport.

Anonymous said...

1:59: So you're illiterate and blind. A typical Trumpster.

Anonymous said...

Yeah no. Just checking back in some hours later, while you...well, just look. Everyone knows that absolutely everything you couldn't help but write (about ten minutes after my comment, lonely boy) applies directly to you. It's called 'projection.' If you don't know it, that's fine, you're a good teaching example for others. That's why it's fun.:)

So when exactly did you start expressing your loneliness online by accusing everyone of the facts of your own pathetic life? Everyone has read it dozens of times by now. Aren't you embarrassed? Ashamed?

Knocked. The. Fuck. Out.

Get help.

Anonymous said...

10:37 the notion that 3/4 of the 12-20 million illegals came into this country on overstayed visas is pure bullshit and any ICE or Border patrol officer will tell you that.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Umm ICE agent here. That number is accurate. Sorry, you can look it up, but you won’t, because you’re lazy and stupid and there’s no changing your mind.

Anonymous said...

^^^Ummm liar there.

Anonymous said...

319 a strange fool who thinks has Jedi mind tricks.