Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reading The Forsaken at Work

I was very surprised at the reaction of some of my coworkers to the subject matter in the book the Forsaken. Many of us find it difficult to imagine a time when more people
emigrated from the United States than immigrated. In the depression people were lured by promises and lies told to them by Communist hacks. In the current economic climate
this history is ironic as Trotskyite clowns extol the virtues of Hugo's mess but are not stupid enough to move there.

The parts about communist stealing passports in the 1930's and altering them via photo substitution to admit spies is also interesting. This is still a problem today as passport theft and abuse still operates similarly. Perhaps the inclusion of biometrics will reduce this somewhat in the future, but criminals constantly find new ways to get around fool proof techniques all the time.

The question of what happens to a person who takes or is given foreign citizenship is somewhat relevant today.

I will do a full review of the book in the next few days. I did not really think of these points when I purchased the book.

2 comments:

Ducky's here said...

The Huffington Post posted, while John McCain was chairing the International Republican Institute, he gave over $400,000 to Rashid Khalidi's Center for Palestine Research and Studies for work in the West Bank.

This is bad, Beak. Even Lou Dobbs was punching McCheese in the teeth over this one.

Beamish said...

And this is worse than Obama caught on video at a party toasting Khalidi and spewing vile anti-Israeli hate, in attendance with two Weather Underground terrorists Obama used to pretend he didn't know very well.