… Britain, the U.S., Canada and Australia more tolerant than anywhere else. …
But if you walk alongside the Clyde River in Glasgow you’ll likely see a Gypsy lady with a disposable cup siting on one pedestrian bridge. She sits quietly.
There must be enough regular pedestrian traffic to bring in some money each day. She’s there at least 10hrs / day.
I was passing when a young Scottish guy diverted to give her some grief. He then wanted to bend my ear.
“Scum taking the jobs of the white man.”
She was as white as he. Clearly didn’t have a job.
Most of the rest of the rant was unintelligible. He was angry. She a convenient target. Perhaps he shouts at her every day on the way to work.
Unhappy. Fearful. This is the kind of voter Donald Trump appealed to when he said:
They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Gypsy beggars are common in Europe.
I don’t like begging. But this woman on this bridge is no problem.
I don’t like illegal immigration. I’d rather spend the tax money to resettle illegal immigrants. Or – if they decline being returned to their homeland – to deliver them to a safe refugee camp.
We should spend even more tax dollars improving the systems of how illegal immigrants are processed. It’s the right thing to do.
Note: Most of the Romani people (Gypsies) in Europe are not illegal immigrants.