Mariel_1980

In the year 1980, the leader of Cuba Fidel Castro took advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to rid his country of dissidents, criminals, the mentally ill and anybody who wanted to leave was given a chance to go to America a mere 90 miles away. The United States government under George H. Bush was on board to accept these refugees.

In a six week period between April and October of 1980 more than 125.000 Cubans were relocated to first Florida and then across the United States all of this was done in a six-week period. There was no outcry from the citizens of this country that we are being overrun by criminals and drug dealers and let’s not forget the rapist’s that are always present to do harm to anyone within their reach once they cross our southern border.

Those people from countries that our current president wants to keep out of our sacred land because of their lack of education and let’s not forget their skin color which is a major concern for those who want to enter a country which was built by the sweat of immigrants from around the world. Europe, Asia, Africa all of these continents provided the people and ideas that are the backbone to what we call the American dream.

The point I am trying to make is how did we accept 125.000 Cubans then and now we have a problem with a few thousand now. America is now an aging society with the baby-boomers reaching 65 at the rate 10,000 per day for the next 20 years at least. Who will take on the work of a nation of old people in the future? That is a question we all will need an answer to in the coming years and decades. Robotics will not replace the human touch. Period.

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About serius1058

I am a 64year old male. I live in California. I continute to blog as a way to give my opinion on things that I read about. I am a baby boomer and I feel that because of the life I have experienced, and the times we are living through the need to be examined with a critical eye. I feel this is my purpose in life. Live,learn, and comment. I will attempt to make this happen.
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