Well obviously neither I nor anyone else alive "nicked" anything from anyone. So to start with, the implication that we are forbidden from enacting and carrying out policies in our people's best interests on this (despite that being the only legitimate means the system provides to do so) is little more than collective punishment, which I assumed was largely not endorsed by the liberal worldview.Short Man Syndrome wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:03 pmRichest country on earth, one of the least densely populated… I just think America can afford to be more charitable than whipping immigrants or stuffing their kids in cages, is all. It’s all a bit precious, considering you nicked the place off the natives in the first place.fonzeee wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:33 pmSo you do genuinely think the relevant question is whether there are available plots of land?Short Man Syndrome wrote: ↑Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:09 pmMy apologies... I forgot to add the 'dripping with sarcasm' emoji. Texas is fvcking enormous.
Apparently though, if we do accept that view, the means by which we came to inhabit this land is illegitimate, despite being exactly the f**king same as the people we "took" it from, and indeed, the overwhelming majority of peoples on this planet that have survived to this point. Or did you think the natives spent their days waving to one another like suburban neighbors?
The purpose of the nation is not to be "charitable" to people whom it owes no responsibility to; it is to further the well-being of its people. Considering we are already a (politically and culturally fractured) nation of a third of a billion people that has proven spectacularly incapable of caring for the least of its people, an underclass that would dwarf the population of most countries on Earth, I would suggest that perhaps we take it easy in terms of letting in yet more people who will only put pressure on those least capable of bearing it. And the picture above, yes, is part of what that's going to look like.
The fact that every square foot of land in this country has yet to be converted into a high rise has absolutely no bearing on the matter.