See post 1493 for an answer.THE NEW COLOSSUS
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows WORLD-WIDE WELCOME; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR,
YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE,
THE WRETCHED REFUSE OF YOUR TEEMING SHORE.
SEND THESE, THE HOMELESS, TEMPEST-TOST TO ME,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Bonus points for anyone who can tell me where you can read this poem...
I utterly disagree with @Pale Rider asserting this has nothing to do with race the underlying point about America is worth pondering.His main customers arreared to be American tourists.
That's the worrying trend in UK & US politics, this "us & them" attitude that's prevailing. The moderates in the Labour & Tory parties are being marginalised. Hearing people like Len McLuskey call Tories "the enemy" and John McDonnell saying a female MP should be "lynched" whilst the ERG talks about "traitors" is not how politics is meant to work.The idea of 'working across the aisles' seems to have died with both sides voting the party line as if whipped inUK sense.
Visiting the US I was at a party where I was asked of all the countries I had visited, which was the best. The utter incomprehension when I didn't say "America" was quite a sight.Or who doesn't think he's a lying, bullying, racist, xenophobic mysoginistic, philandering, dangerously selfish knuckle head, who loves nothing more than the sound of his own ignorant voice.
"Make 'Murica Grate again"
Yup - he's sure done that.
His whipped up rallies, of are curiously reminiscent of footage I've seen posted from Madison Square Gardens in the Thirties.
I worked in middle, and southern America on farms thirty years ago.. As part of my college sandwich year (I elected to go to USA - it wasn't compulsory)
There was still open reference to black farm workers as N****rs.
It was a very educational experience, in just how inwardlooking and insular the less educated portion of the USA is.
I guess if you've been repeatedly told, that your country, and the way it does things is "The best in the World" then it will be a very seductive position to take.
And not that difficult to get you to join an uninformed crowd who are all shouting the same misguided nonsense.
I know many Americans who are as equally appalled at this Trump flump as we are.. Let's just hope they can effectively mobilise in time for the 2020 election.
I found it one of the most 'foreign' countries I've ever visited.Visiting the US I was at a party where I was asked of all the countries I had visited, which was the best. The utter incomprehension when I didn't say "America" was quite a sight.
Diplomats like to (very quietly) spend large sums of money on large receptions in even larger houses, collect their meaningless knighthoods, then retire (also very quietly) on an even larger large pension..
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