Re: Them and Us

Mark Grant (
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 12:40:29 +0100 (BST)

den Otter ( wrote:
>You can do better than using these cheap semantic tricks to discredit the
>"opponent". I presume you're not very familiar with the local (Dutch)
>politico-social situation, but that apparently doesn't prevent you from
>dismissing my worries as "xenophobia". You must be wise indeed.

Of course there's a *big* difference between the kind of immigrants you
get when you say 'hey, come over here and we'll give you lots of welfare
money for doing nothing' and when you say 'hey, come over here, but if you
can't find work we won't help you'. We're talking about the latter case,
and you're talking about the former.