The March edition of ‘Front Line’, Help Save Manassas’ marching orders is on news stands now. (Please stand back while I hurl.) And what brilliance are we in for this month? Cultural Chaos. According to Dan Arnold, Vice President of Help Save Manassas Prince William County is in a cultural chaos. Okay, and what does he validate his claims on, well ‘a strange phenomenon.’ (Keep reading this is a classic.) According to Arnold, Prince William doesn’t enjoy a ‘pleasant mix of ethnicities’ as other cities like Chicago, Cleveland, Saint Louis and Minneapolis. You can’t make this up folks. Yes, he said a pleasant mix of ethnicities, please tell me, Mr. Arnold what is so unpleasant about the ‘mix’ in Prince William?
Well you see in those cities – the Polish, Italian, Puerto Ricans (note: Puerto Ricans are Americans), Germans and Lithuanians they ‘subject’ their ‘native, ethnic culture’ to the ‘dominant American culture.’ News flash Mr Arnold, those countries primarily immigrated last generation what would you expect? And the only Hispanic group named are the ones that are already Americans. This is a joke right? Wait, it’s not over yet. He proclaims, in those cities, ‘they are naturalized citizens’. Really? Okay, what did you do a survey in all those cities and Prince William, so you could come to this ‘determination’? No? Well, what did you do, just pull this out of thin air? Then he goes on to say, they are ‘second, third generation or legal residents pursuing citizenship.’ Exactly, my point Mr Arnold. And I actually wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today. These guys make it so easy. Let’s keep going. He states, ‘I couldn’t pinpoint it initially’ (I wonder why!) ‘but there was always a palpable something missing every time I would step foot back on Northern Virginia soil.’ Yeah, I’d really like to tell you what was missing from Virginia while you were away but I’ll refrain myself. Here’s where he loses it – ‘it strikes him what is missing in No. Va. is… the overwhelming presence of Mexican and Central and South American culture in Northern Virginia’. Personally, I don’t think that’s what he meant to say exactly but we get the drift.
Every time I get home, within 10 minutes or less of deplaning, I inevitably hear people speaking Spanish. And loudly, as if it were the American tongue. I have barely taken the onramp to Centreville Road and already I am seeing the little Honduran rearview mirror flags, and the Mexican bumper stickers. I reach Yorkshire and the business marquees in Spanish begin to appear. And then, as I enter Manassas, now just blocks from my home and family, the pain of this overwhelming deluge hits hard. All this change has swept through our community in but a few short years.
Here we go, in his final paragraph he admits that he doesn’t know people’s status’, he surmises – either ‘illegal immigration swarm is either less of an impact, or at least less apparent,’ in these cities. And he ‘relishes it.’ For these reasons, Mr. Arnold is ‘more convinced then ever that we must continue to fight the scourge of illegal immigration and all the negative effects it brings.’
Do we need anymore reason to discount what these people are saying? Do you hear their motivation? Hello?
Let me translate that, areas where there are ‘illegal’ Germans, Polish, Lithuanians etc… appear as though there’s less of ‘an impact’ of ‘illegal immigration’ and that’s what he relishes. So as long as they don’t look ‘illegal’ that’s okay?
This article is exactly why Help Save Manassas doesn’t sit well with me.