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Inspiring letter I received from an Iraqi carpenter

I received the following letter from an Iraqi carpenter who has been working for my company for about five years now. He fled Iraq after being tortured and having his home and business destroyed. He just received his citizenship this week:

"Dear all the employees in Rjames Property company

Working with you was and still a privilege. I would like hereby to thank you very much for trusting me by having me work with you throughout all the past five years and giving me the opportunities one after another which helped me to support my family specially my kids to study in good schools and it was as a motivation for me for I worked hard to obtain citizenship and I am sure the coming will be much better for we all work to build this country to be the greatest among other countries. You have stood by me and I will forever be grateful to you.
Thank you for been the perfect."

I'm privileged to work with refugees from many different countries, and I truly feel they are living proof of the American Dream. Whenever I get down in the dumps about the state of affairs nowadays, these folks offer me inspiration to keep at it. Things can always be much, much worse.

Kelly James



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people dont get the american dream here.

Although sometimes that is what they come for.

The American dream is long over. All that exists in this country is exploitation of other nations working class. All that exists here is empire, and rule by almighty paper dollar and those who control its printing.

What we offer now for refugees isn't enterprise and entrepreneurship. Its a chance to be another pig at the trough of state and corporate handouts. We can't offer a chance to make your own life, all we offer is a chance to be a cog in the wheel that is the American Empire. And if it is not what you desire, then tough. You're not allowed to do anything else. they would actually force you to do nothing, rather than employ yourself in a way that doesn't benefit the state.

This is the most horrific perversion of the American Nightmare that our forefathers could have dared enter into.

Not only do we have no freedom, no power, and no voice, but we have no spirit.

Séamusín

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