Posted On: Friday - April 9th 2021 4:49PM MST
In Topics:   Immigration Stupidity  Curmudgeonry
This is minor, minor curmudgeonry at a time when I've been reading so much of the Cultural Revolution 2.0 stuff from Steve Sailer (such as this latest sickening bit about the DIE "industry). I should be concentrating on that, but, this one was already written, and I can't stomach reading the media that Mr. Sailer reads for our sake anyway.
This is about littering. One could say it’s just cultural, not genetic, as Americans used to be quite the litterbugs when I was young, at least many friends of mine during my high school years.
Last week, a couple of tree guys with a couple of Mexican* hands were working next door, and I paid them a few bucks to get them to use the their telescoping pole saw on a couple of limbs that were blocking sunlight from our proposed garden site. Well, they were good guys all. The one who knew the most about trees spoke great English but was Hispanic himself. I remember he was drinking a Coke as he walked about telling me stuff about the trees. An hour later when I went to get my bow saw, I noticed his empty Coke can in the firewood pile.
Listen, I don’t begrudge the guy any, and I’m not at all sore about it. It’s just that an American would either ask you where the trash is, or carry it out to throw in the back of his truck**, or at least hand you the can with nothing said. I mean, just, why? I guess I just notice stuff. It’s a Hispanic thing. As Mr. Sailer wrote in a comment telling Hispanics as a group that littering is not cool anymore is racist. I suppose we can't do another Lady Bird Johnson campaign*** then, much less have a crying Indian on TV. Not cool, Kyle!
Don’t even ask me about littering in China. You don’t have to, as I’ll tell you (from Litterbugs in China):
In the house where we stayed, the Dad was on the porch (such as it was) and yelled something in Chinese (of course) to a kid who had just thrown a bottle down in the road. OK, it was a 5 ft. wide alley, but it was a road to them! I am no expert in Mandarin, but something tells me what he said was “pick up your garbage!” The kid, being a somewhat obedient sort, picked it up and put it on top of a big pile of trash about 50 ft away. It was a pile meant to be collected, but as un-orderly as China is, it was just a big damn mess itself. “What’s the difference?” I said, in English.Once they assimilate, these folks will learn... oops, but they don't need to assimilate now. That's not expected now either.
* They could have been Guatemalan – how do I know? Yeah, I know, "Squatamalen", and all that.
** A friend of mine had a boat on a trailer locked to his big American car for something like a year or two, having lost the key to the padlock at the hitch. That was his mobile trash dispensary for awhile.
*** I just thought of something. What will be First Lady DOCTOR (of some Big Ed bullshit) Jill Biden's 1st Lady thing?