Trump idea to abolish “green card lottery” may be God’s message
President Trump idea of ending the “Green card lottery “ may be a good one because as it stands now, it is just like slavery brought back through the back door.
Many may condemn him not knowing that he could have been heeding “Gods message” to end “human trafficking” and “brain drain” from underdeveloped and developing countries that are targeted.
…Nowadays, many families at their own will are leaving their countries for America in style while using modern aircrafts unlike the legendary “Kunta Kinte” of the famous Alex Haley film documentary “roots” who was captured and bundled into an unsafe boat and later to be sold as a slave.
They become victims of a Diversity Visa lottery that can be equated to a two wedged sword for it can bring misery to many while at the same time it can also elevate some that had no alternatives back in their country.
It has brought misery to some and still happiness to others.. Misery when one recalls the many marriages that have broken down as a result, …Misery when one recalls terrorist acts by naturalized immigrants, ……prostitution, ….drugs abuse, suicide and depression to those that despair too soon when life becomes unbearable.
Happiness to those that were at the lowest in Africa and elsewhere but now can afford to own a home, raise a family and afford to drive a car something they could not have achieved in their lifetime.
All the same, children raised up in America some without guidance due to limited time spent as a result of working many jobs are left on their own and many get lost while trying to assimilate and adjust themselves with strange cultures.
Family values compromised as religion is not taught in school and clergymen may not fully achieve that during the mostly two hour service at a segregated Sunday morning service.
Strange cultures because in the first place the system is abusive by defining skilled and non skilled immigrant workers as “Aliens” …. a true or closer oxford English dictionary definition is a “creature from outer space”.
A white man arriving in Africa for example is termed as “expatriate” a “tourists”, or “visitor” and hence it beats logic and common sense as to why educated and known cultured people are regarded as “Aliens”.
Many people come to America not knowing exactly what to expect and get immediate shock after realizing that the degree or education one acquired in Africa has to be evaluated. In most cases degrees especially from Africa end up lacking the required minimum hours set by American standards.
Degrees like Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Commerce and Law will not make one to qualify to sit for board exam as they fall short of minimum hours required.
The lottery should have clearly defined ones expectation and more so lay guidelines that will aim at assisting the winners on how to settle down.
It should be done the same way they do to refugees programs but this time in a more elaborate manner by giving immigrants temporary free houses.
Relatives should not be given the responsibility to assist people that will eventually be of benefit to the Government as in most cases they finally part as foes.
The accrediting body for instance should have offices located in countries where the lottery takes place so that people have enough time to evaluate their education.
I will also echo Trumps definition of the program as worse of the worst as immigrants are selected by a computer without any basis or classification and thereafter “ you are on your own”
Many Kenyans and all in Africa at large dream of going to America but they have little or no expectation about how life is in America. They simply do it after admiring returnees wearing designer T-shirts not knowing that it’s just for show only but little else.
The American Government used immigration laws that were similar to those back in the days of slavery (aiming at getting unskilled workers) but this time made it official without spending a cent on the worker they need most unlike the old days they would pay the slave traders.
This time around the immigrant worker will arrive in America not exactly like a slave but in deeper sense similar as many will finally end up working under bureaus which in true definition are modern day slave masters.
I will with those few remarks therefore support Trump and add that, Green card lottery is high level slave trade movement brought back through the back door to unsuspecting immigrants, referred to as Aliens.
It’s purely a 21st century voluntary slavery movement well designed, to cope with the ever expanding huge American Economy.
This time around no one will force you to do manual labor but after arriving in America and failing to get a “suitable job”, (mentioned in the invitation letter) you are forced by circumstances to do any job available in order to sustain your family.
If you are a foreigner of over 30 years and successful wherever you are and have been hearing of the “American dream” through lottery, don’t even think about it, since it could eventually turn out to be the “American nightmare.”
In any case it’s a dream as they put it but not a reality and you won’t blame anybody in the long run since dreams never come true in the first place.
Qualified foreign Doctors, registered Engineers, Lawyers, or registered Architects, could easily find themselves doing meager degrading jobs just for survival sake.
The experiences in bad weathers and always away from their families, will eventually leave many with unforgettable, hateful and painful memories that would eventually make the victims too ashamed to share with others.
Many will justify that money is money but is it a good life if one left a banking career, a teaching job and eventually ended up as a casual worker in a foreign country.
The answer is NO for if the lottery had defined expectations then many would have made up their mind while submitting.
Bankers, University Professors, and Accountants, from other countries suddenly changing careers after arriving in America to be nurses, baby sitters, dishwashers, not on their own will, but rather led by circumstances to sustain their family is not a sweet “Disney world” tale to narrate.
If you make a mistake like so many have done, it will eventually leave you with no simple dignity, no personality, no foolproof in life and no nothing . You may regret why you thought about it in the first place.
It will leave you with haunting, daunting memories and at times start envying a life of herding goats and cows in Africa.
A life of working day in day out without allowing oneself enough time for pleasure except for a few hours on Sunday is not exciting.
The experience will eventually leave you confused to an extent of imagining that you could easily swim across the Atlantic and arrive in Africa within no time.
The majority of educated immigrants are unable to overcome the odds and eventually return to Africa or elsewhere being too scared to write or imagine their own destiny due to their tragic immediate past.
They will realize too late that they wasted their precious glorious years that time cannot compensate.
Memories of their past eventually take control of their life, and enslave their mind even further thus minimizing chances of ever advancing in life and in short suffering from ADS “advancement deficiency syndrome” disease.
After getting that incurable disease, they may never be able to embrace the present and future wholeheartedly without becoming victims of their past.
Their conversation whenever they meet will always be the same such as “do you know when I was in Africa I was a senior Doctor or Engineer’’?
Or “Do you know I had a lot of money when I was in Africa? Eventually “The do you know generation is born”, a generation that can in essence really retard development.
That in itself’ is an insinuation of regret and total defeat and a person is forever tied by bondage of irreversible class change or better still ill placed classification and eventually a total strange character slowly evolves with time.
Characters that long forgot that happiness cannot be achieved by looking back into ones past and with time will despair completely with no hope of ever catching up with the fast transient world.
The grave adversities and atrocious deeds they experienced in America are too much to reveal, and finally they recede in silence, thus making others to join the same sick Cimmerian tricky mystery path in hope of finding an everlasting joy which those before them never found.
The few who think that they have found it, are tied up with strings like puppets or Muppets by players called financial institution, who swing them like a pendulant object any way they want till death. They will later pass on their much accumulated timber house debts to their poor children.
Yet those who make it without debts are eventually hooked by the system but the gains if any are not something worthwhile compared to their counterparts back in Africa.
Blind optimism has taken control of many that are struggling to make the America dream a reality.
Yes we are always relying on our positive outlook and ignoring and shut ting out the negatives and by so doing, we fabricate and dwell on the good things only while shunning criticism, truths and reality …a dangerous trend that can eat us alive.
The experiences to some is too agonizing and leaves many completely desperate, while unable to face the future in America due to its unpredictable nature and eventually returns home.
Not lucky either…. for the returnee will face the ridicule covetous relatives that watch with aversion, their once glorified hero suddenly a bother as he waste away.
The victims may never know the monster or the vampire that ate their much effort and eventually forced them to return to mother Africa (alive if lucky) ….broke and completely desperate and having lost reality.
It would be extremely hard to adjust to the prevailing social change occurring then and many will be out of touch with reality.
They will finally be isolated and then calamity will befell them after trying to find happiness in bars only to be victims of an addiction that will lead them to an early death.
A life that simply lost the sense of meaningful existence or in other words wasted by a simple invitation letter, or by marrying a deranged or handicapped US citizen just for the sake of the magic “green card”.
A real traumatizing experience, but all the same immutable and one lives with shame and frustration only recounting loses and time wasted. …Time which, could have being avoided if one looked ahead of time and refused to be a victim of the “green card movement”.
Are you among the many that would sum it as a personal choice to struggle?
Are you among the many that will curse the writer just because they have a few properties they can boast of and are blind to imagine the end zero sum game?
Are you among the many that are in style with the lifestyle mentioned above but too proud to remain maintaining the status quo?
Are you among the many that see America as their destination in life though not completely comfortable?
Are you among the baby sitters being paid meager wages and accepting to be underpaid out of fear of the master reporting you to authorities after the green card has expired?
Are you in that blind indescribable optimism puzzle ignoring the good or the darker side?
And elsewhere, are you one of those that are always desperately trying to come to America not knowing what to expect?
May be one should not shed tears after the visa is denied for you can use those tears later on in your life to cry for something more deserving.
Greencard lottery in my opinion is simply for those without alternatives and for the “where eagles dare” adventurers that want to start from scratch ready for any eventualities good or bad.
I am hereby all the same not writing my success story or for others in this country for things can suddenly change like unexpected lightning on a dry day to even those that think they finally landed to and into the “promised land”.
I am also not herby writing about my failures either for am not sure if I made a good or bad choice for I am just like the many in the suspense puzzle.
If others elsewhere in this vast continent are writing their success stories, always remember that you have two worlds and invest more where no landlord or government agent will knock at your door.
To those that had a better life back home and the light at the other end of the tunnel seems too far, make a daring decision for direct flights are already here.
It can somehow sound confusing and hence may what you read don’t go beyond your conscience.
Just like Plato, would say write or comment if you have something to say or comment ….but not just to comment or to say something.
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