Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Not an original thought in my head
The other day Mrs. Octopus and I were discussing immigration as we drove past MacArthur Park on our way to Kobawoo in Koreatown. I was trying to make the point that America had been founded on illegal immigration (think Plymouth Rock, Jamestown, etc.). I hadn't really thought of this idea in precisely these terms before. (I obviously hadn't been reading enough Howard Zinn.)
I was momentarily taken with this idea, but then realized it had probably been made many times before. And it has. See here, here, here, and here.
So anyway, perhaps I'll start referring to the Pilgrims and other early European settlers as "Boatpeople".