Recently, in a English class, my professor was reviewing two papers. One was written from a logical point of view. The paper used statistics to show how immigration into the United States is bad for our society. Another paper was from a Haitian woman’s point of view. It showed the poverty she lived in, and her quest to go to America to live a better life. It was a very emotional-based essay.
When discussed, it was clear that almost every student other than me agreed with the emotional essay. They completely denied the statistics and facts showing how immagration can bring down society as a whole just to help that single individual that appealed to their emotions.
It was very eye opening to see how easily an entire class can be pursueaded into an idea simply with a sad story.
I, on the other hand, see it differently. Why should we decrease the over all happiness and prosperity of our American citizens just to make sure an individual is happy? Is that one person’s happiness worth the suffering of countless people?
Immigration into the USA “specially illegal” is a burden on tax-based resources that cost taxpayers billions. It continues the growth of demand for cheap labow and low wages exponentially. Take into consideration the growing poverty rate, and poverty’s tendancies to raise crime rate, and it is indeniable that U.S. Citizens are getting hurt.
It scares me how open humans are to emotional manipulation. It almost begs the question, how can a virtious leader who wants to improve society ever compete with a manipulative, lieing politician that can easily appeal the the fickle people’s emotions?
For instance; when 9-11 happened, George W. Bush had the highest approval ratings of all time. Over 90% of the nation. It goes to show that humanity is a race controlled by emotion. Especially fear.