Saturday Forum

06/12/09
- An Argentinean Immigrant In NY Reports Another Illegal
Alien Drunk Driver, Says He`s Sick Of Open Borders

A New York Reader Says Queens Residents Are Learning The Hard Way About Santeria; etc.

From:

Norman Blake (
e-mail him
)  

Evidence of

Santeria
, a Caribbean religion that mixes
Christianity with African and Native American
traditions, is popping up all over

Queens
—America`s diversity headquarters.


Some of the proof: a dead rooster and a black goat`s
head and torso found in Forest Park, headless chickens
on an altar surrounded by candles in University Park,
the dead carcass of a dog that was shot and eaten by a
man and a cow tongue stuffed with pins in Central
Park—a


“hoodoo”

spell to discourage a witness from testifying in court.
[Animal-Rites
Horror
, by James Fanelli and Rich Calder, New
York Post
, June 6, 2009]

This is yet another result of the
failure to enforce the laws against illegal immigration.

Third World
types who have no right to be
here are turning the America into a


Third World
country with a


Third World
quality of life.

Blake`s previous
letter about multiculturalism in his Forest Hills
polling place is
here
.

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A Third Generation Harvard Legacy Says Post-1990 Immigration Makes It Tough For Aspiring American Students and Workers

From:
John Rice (e-mail
him)

Re: Saturday Forum:
An Angry Chicago Father Says America`s Top Universities
Shut Out His Daughter Because She`s White

Letter writer Philip Sanchez`s
experience with his daughter Jane alarmed me because I
too hope that some day my own child will be admitted to
an elite private university.

In fact, as a third-generation
Harvard graduate and fourth-generation
Ivy League
attendee, I expected that my legacy
status would give me an advantage. But apparently,

that will not be the case.

When I applied to Harvard in 1980,
the odds of admission were approximately one in six.
Now, with applications topping 22,000 per year, the odds
have dropped to less than one in fourteen—and that is
among a highly self-selecting applicant pool.

Since I chose a career in academe,
I can`t make big donations to Harvard`s endowment, so my
daughter`s legacy value will be zero.

Several years ago, according to


Patrick Buchanan
`s column
, Harvard began a
tradition

of discriminating against American applicants
, a
problem has been greatly exacerbated by post-1990
immigration. [The
Dispossession of Christian Americans
, by Patrick
J. Buchanan, November 27, 1998]

Our children must compete for

admission to a top American university
with
thousands of
Indian
and Chinese
children with high IQs.

According to my calculations, the
combined populations of those two groups creates roughly
120,000 potential foreign high school applicants for
about

10,000 slots
in the most

elite colleges
: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the
University of Chicago,
Stanford,
MIT, and Cal Tech.

So Sanchez`s daughter is now in the
same boat as a

citizen software developer
looking for a

programming job
in

Santa Clara,
CA

or a high school dropout
who needs a job

plucking chickens in Arkansas.

Because of our government`s ruinous
trade and immigration policies to get a domestic job or
an educational opportunity,
everyone must confront global competition.

As for Harvard, no doubt it wishes to

diversify its alumni portfolio
. As America`s power,
influence and

wealth
wane in the 21st
Century,

thanks to unchecked immigration
, the country is less
likely to produce those rich donors the institution so
covets.


Rice, who teaches in the
California public school system, has a PhD in science.

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A New Hampshire Reader Who Lived In China Recommends Global Solutions For Getting Ahead

From:

Rossianina (e-mail
her)

I am an American who has
lived
  and
taught

English in China. 
I highly recommend that letter
writer Sanchez`s daughter Jane eschew getting a
bachelor`s degree in the
U.S.
, at least for now. 

Jane can spend relatively little money
to obtain a Teaching English as a foreign language
[TEFL] certificate this
summer ($1500 – $2000 for a good program). 

Then, she should go to
mainland w:st="on">China, support herself as an
English teacher, and
work
toward becoming completely fluent in Mandarin
.

After that, Jane then could apply to a
Chinese

University
and get her
degree there.   

Letter writer Sanchez and other
readers might think this idea is radical. 

However, because of globalism, it is
the way the world will continue to evolve during his
Jane`s lifetime.  Also, highly successful people
like
Jim
Rogers
(read Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip) have moved their families to Asia.  


Rogers
, for example, hired a
Mandarin-speaking nanny to make sure his young daughters
mastered the language—which they did within only a few
months.

Personally, I`d follow
Rogers
` lead before I ever took
anything to heart that an admissions officer at one of
these ridiculous American colleges said. 

Although Jane has learned a hard
lesson in the world`s unfairness, these schools have
done her a favor by rejecting her. 

Why would she want to study


“foreign service”
anyway?  I went to a
prominent university in Washington, w:st="on">D.C., and know many
Georgetown

Foreign Service graduates. All they do is push paper
around,

bankrupt the U.S
. and send our soldiers to illegal
wars

If Jane wants to be a productive,
substantive, and worthwhile human being (as her academic
record indicates that she does), then she should educate
herself.

Jane can get a diploma from any
university. It will not be the key to her success.
Sanchez should encourage Jane to develop real skills and
to study useful subjects like languages,

sciences
, geology or

history
.   


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A Georgetown University Freshman (Asian) Explains How College Admission Really Works

From:

Merry Li (e-mail
her)

Like Philip Sanchez`s daughter Jane, I
too was turned down by Yale. I understand how difficult
rejection is after four years of hard academic work. And, again like Sanchez, I
disagree with affirmative action.


Nevertheless, I find his letter misleading at best.


Many factors contribute to college
admission, college rejection or college wait-listing. To
simply boil down the entire entry process, which is kind
of a crapshoot, to grade point average and
test scores (not to
mention the fact that

admissions officers
do not care about advanced
placement scores at all) mischaracterizes the
applications and applicants.

The elite colleges Sanchez listed are
impossibly competitive. Beyond the raw score numbers,
students must submit essays, teacher recommendations and
extracurricular activities, all
of
which are closely scrutinized.

That process creates an unlimited
number of opportunities to make a
"mistake"
(i.e., sounding arrogant on the essays, not receiving as
high marks on the recommendation as one might suspect,
not demonstrating enough commitment to outside
activities, etc.). Any error can be fatal to a student`s
chances.

What
troubles me most about Sanchez`s letter though, which is
understandably emotionally-charged, is that it reflects
a deep streak of entitlement.

How does Sanchez or his talented
daughter really know how impressive the minority
students` applications may have been? How can he know
that Jane absolutely positively deserved acceptance over
tens of thousands of qualified applicants from within
the
U.S.

and across the world?

Having
high expectations, as Jane does, is admirable. But one
of life`s important lessons is how to deal with
disappointment. From what Sanchez wrote in his letter,
it sounds like Jane isn`t coping well.

I
sincerely wish Jane the best of luck in her college
endeavors. If she continues to perform at her high
standards, as I am sure she will, then success awaits
her.


Li, who is
Chinese, lives in
Connecticut
.


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