Failure, Not An Option, Taken Well

Certain truths… a rodent will jump from a burning ship into the sea not knowing if it can swim, an immigrant is more certain of making a good go of it in a new land, not even knowing in advance if it can be done, against the certain certainty of staying in one place and dying, that is not an option taken likely. Does anyone know of an immigrant that has not risked it all to become an immigrant, an American immigrant? This American President wants to make it easier for the well-educated, opulent and skilled to enter the U.S., that’s all well and good on the surface, but without that essential, nagging hunger to succeed, that is crucial and ‘a must’, be the driving force of any immigrant, that is not present in the well-educated, opulent and skilled, who can probably succeed almost anywhere. The underdog immigrant is expected to lose, is most likely the victim of social, racial, economic or political injustice at home, will often find the most minuscule of opportunities in the U.S. a bonanza, not to be wasted, not fully appreciated by the well-bred or even among some the native born. Rohingya Muslims, would make the best U.S. immigrants, the genocide, experienced in Myanmar, (that must stop), there is no hard-ship too difficult to endure, when they arrive at these great American shores…

 

And now a brief, in part, internal history in America…

 

“The Great Migration was the movement of 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910 and 1970. Until 1910, more than 90 percent of the African-American population lived in the American South. In 1900, only one-fifth of African-Americans living in the South were living in urban areas. By the end of the Great Migration, a bare majority of 53 percent remained in the South, while 40 percent lived in the North, and 7 percent in the West, and African-Americans had become an urbanized population. By 1970, more than 80 percent of African-Americans lived in cities, and by 1960, of those African-Americans still living in the South, half now lived in urban areas. In 1991, Nicholas Lemann wrote that the Great Migration:

was one of the largest and most rapid mass internal movements in history—perhaps the greatest not caused by the immediate threat of execution or starvation. In sheer numbers it outranks the migration of any other ethnic group—Italians or Irish or Jews or Poles—to [the United States]. For blacks, the migration meant leaving what had always been their economic and social base in America, and finding a new one”. The Great Migration, (African American) excerpted from Wikipedia, thank you…

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