I had a dream that I was on a different planet. This planet had one large Green Country and two small countries, one Blue and one Grey.
The Green Country was a rich country and was inhabited for thousands of years by the Green people. It was known as a country of thoroughbred people!
Then one year the people from the Blue and Grey countries started sneaking into the Green Country through cracks in the border.
The Blue and Grey people were sick of their poor existence in their countries. They wanted a better life in the Green Country!
The government of the Green Country thought maybe this was a good thing, to have a mixture of people, it might work out to the benefit of the Green people!
After a while nobody knew how many Blue and Grey people were in the Green Country. There were wild estimates that infuriated the Green people. Some Green people said the estimates were exaggerated to stir up the population. It might be less than the estimates or it could be much more!
Life was hard where the Blue and Grey people came from, so they wanted to get into the Green Country, where life was good and there were many benefits!
Then large scale protests began in the streets of the Green Country. Social unrest was rampant, it became a thorny issue; should the Greens push out the Blues and Greys from the country? BUT, would that be against their Melting Pot Rights?
Walking through the streets and sitting on the park benches, you would hear all kinds of conflicting conversations:
“The Blues and Greys are getting the benefits of our Green Country without contributing to it,” said one Green, angrily.
“But some of them do bring skills to our country, that are needed,” said another Green.
“They are taking some of our jobs, when our people are unemployed. Should Green jobs go to illegal Blues and Greys?”
More and more Greens were coming to add to the conversations.
“Some illegals are having children here and the parents claim the right to stay in the Green Country. The Melting Pot Rights Act says they are entitled to a family life and can’t be kicked out!”
“The Blue and Grey children are born here, so they are legal citizens. But, if the illegal Blue and Grey parents weren’t here in the first place, their children would have been born some place else!”
“It’s hard to converse with some of the Blues and Greys.”
“Why is that?”
“Because they are well-balanced, they have a chip on both shoulders!” said a Green, laughing.
“We are suffering from over population!”
“Our leaders don’t know what to do. They have one meeting after another and nothing gets sorted out!”
“Can there be a solution to the problem, when there is so much bad feeling around?”
“Maybe we could stabilize the population in some way to allow some immigration.”
“One thing that has to be done is to plug up the cracks in the borders. Then maybe we could have an orderly in and out flow of migration.”
“It could work, if our leaders would agree to it and stop kicking the problem into the long grass!”
A big burly Green stepped into the crowd and said:
“The other day a Blue stopped a Grey on the street and thanked him for letting him into the Green Country and giving him so many benefits!”
He said: “But I’m not a Green!”
“Oh,” said the Blue. “Where are all the Greens?’
“Probably at work,” said the Grey.
All of a sudden two Greens jumped up on a box and started shouting. It was like a Bug House Square where anybody could get up and speak.
One Green said: “The Blues and Greys keep coming in with their strange ways, we Greens are losing out identity!”
The other Green shouted: “Someday we’re going to have to learn to live together!”
I woke up in a cold sweat.
I WONDER WHY I HAD SUCH A STRANGE DREAM!