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Mother of Exiles

Inspiration: Your tired, Your poor

In Emma Lazarus famous poem The New Colossus she describes her personal interpretation of the Statue of Liberty. Lazarus' brief poem captures many of the concepts and ideals that people have for America as a land of opportunity, a shining city on the hill where poor exiles from around the world can seek freedom:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

statue of liberty mother of exiles

What great sentiments!

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I dare you not to read this

I dare you not to read this page.

then I dare you not to read this page for one week straight

Just being provocative. Read the site anyway to see what your diametrically opposites think.



I read it. Yikes. The only scary part is the inclusion of half truths and innuendo. I won't take the time to pick apart the false assumptions nor the factual inaccuracies. If you believe that page you aren't going to listen to it being picked apart.

I've read all that and I've debated immigration with my "diametric opposites". It's a tough issue, for sure. I just want to make sure that those who agree that immigrants are great (whether that immigrant is Alexander Hamilton, or a modern Hispanohablante) have some nice shirts to wear while they rock out to some inspirational music.


Human beings have an inherent right to live anywhere on the planet. Screw your nation-states and the imperialist system within which they exist. Workers need to take POWER!

Thanks for reading.