This legislation is going to be law in 5 years. In 10, you will be scared publicly to express any dislike of it. And this is the future completely irrespective of whether Republicans or Democrats get elected for any office.
But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None.
But we are not for open borders. Ha ha ha, of course not. What a crazy thing to say.
So the colleague I wrote about yesterday? The one I was in perfect sync with? And we did a mountain of work on our service project?
Today she worked with two other people on our committee. They have done exactly zero action items. From the minutes, it looks like the meeting was just them sitting there, bickering over minutiae.
I’m so glad I did the earlier meeting.
And one more thing that I forgot to mention yesterday.
Menasse’s The Capital is promoted as “the first European novel” or, more modestly, “the first EU novel. It’s neither. The Capital is completely Austrian. If you read the novel in any translation and fail to realize on page 3 that this is a German-language author, you must be really unobservant.
We can talk all we want about national literatures being outdated, but even if you forget completely about language, the likelihood of a Spanish or Ukrainian author writing anything like did is zero point zero zero zero percent.