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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Immigration and Video

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Type "immigration" and click search on YouTube and you will find over 2600 videos on the subject. A similar search on Google Video will net you just 581 videos. YouTube provides various tools to sort the results by date added, view counts and user ratings. The most viewed immigration video on YouTube is an animation video which places the current immigration debate during the time of the Pilgrims. The best rated is a video of Led Zeppelin live in concert with their rendition of Immigrant Song. Google Video by comparison has less videos but, I tend to find their videos of higher quality both in terms of balanced debate and education.

Although all of YouTubes videos are free, most of Google's are also free. Google has a few from the exceptional Charlie Rose his videos are here and here. The aforementioned videos can both be purchased at a cost of $.99 per video. The videos are about 57 minutes in length and in my opinion excellent pieces and well worth the cost.

The Ben Wattenberg and his Think Tank immigration videos at $2.99 are "pricey" in an era of free video on the internet, but excellent intellectual pieces that address how immigration is remaking the American mainstream. These videos discuss assimilation and contemporary immigration issues.

Lastly, the HDNet World Report: Illegal Immigration video ($.99) featuring former President Jimmy Carter are a visual feast and focus on immigration in Africa and the US.

If after diving into the deep intellectual abyss of immigration you need to clear your head just check out Zorro69's video of Snow White and El Tao Tao.

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6 comments:

Hector said...

interesante esta comparación de resultados de videos con la palabra o tag inmigración.

saludos desde Barcelona

Hector Milla

Anonymous said...

hola, here's one for fun.

Anonymous said...

Spanish-- yet ANOTHER reason to hate the Beaners

Patriotic Americans can rattle off any number of reasons to demonstrate how our Spic-- oh sorry, "Latino" infestation is the worst plague our country's had since AIDS. Here's another one-- Beaners have truly the worst, stupidest, lamest, laziest, most incompetent, ugliest, most useless f***ed-up language ever made. Spanish is a cultural abbomination that only the Spics could love.

Let's see, in English we have the great writers, and playwrights that everybody in the world wants to imitate, we have Milton, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Austen, the Brontes, Blake, Kipling, Whitman, Poe, Lovecraft, Mellville, Frost, Eliot, Emerson, even modern great writers like King and Grisham. We've got the greatest singers like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, U-2, Guns 'n' Roses, Streisand, Sinatra, Martin and Lewis, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey-- you name it, we Anglos dominate it. We've got the greatest TV shows and movies. In short, in all branches of literature, music, TV and movies, English just rules over the pathetic gobbledygook known as "Spanish," 'nuff said.

And in Spanish, what do the Beaners have to match up to English? They've got, oh, uh, lemme see here-- oh yeah, that's right, Julio Iglesias. Since they have such a brilliant-o great-o singer like Julio, this clearly goes to show the great artistic heights of Spanish and Spic culture. NOT.

Oh, yeah, Spanish can also take great pride in its ghetto-pimp, no-talent, ugly, sorry-ass hip-hop dumbass wannabes like Daddy Yankee and Don Ommar or talentless little sluts like Shakira or Paulina Rubia who stink up the airwaves emenating from an otherwise decent radio. Wow, we Anglos are all so impressed by your talent. NOT.

We Anglos-- or maybe gringos, you like that one better?-- we hate your sorry fat asses here in more ways than anyone can count, it's hard to choose, anymore. Spanish is nothing more than noise pollution, and we Americans look forward to the wonderful day when we wouldn't again have to hear any loser mumbling "por favor" or "gracias" here in this Anglo country anymore, that would be almost as great a day as the United States winning WWII since we'd finally get to rid our country of this infestation. And don't even start up with the BS about how "the border crossed us," oh boo-f***ing hoo, this is Anglo turf now-- you Beaners not only lost the Mexican War, you got your SORRY ASSES HANDED to you by the Anglos, no doubt while you were busy goofing around and babbling in your monkey tongue and screwing your senoritas while the Anglos were out there marching on Mexico City. You suck-- just deal with it.

I can think of nothing better than to dedicate myslef to eradicating this verbal diarrhea known as Spanish from the US, as should any patriotic Gringo. The sooner we can rid ourselves of Hispanic stench in all its forms, the better off we'll all be. Have a nice day and don't choke on your tacos, Beaners.

Signed,

Anglo and Proud of It, the Gringo who haunts your dreams at night

Anonymous said...

The rant from 'anonymous' is a perfect example of why the world regards the average white american as being closed minded, cultural bigots with the IQ of a door knob. All the best to anyone who values cultural and lingual diversity from an actual English person. PS thanks for your advice on immigration videos - I'm looking for resources to use with my Geography students.

Burkey said...

Holy crap. I apologize to everyone who had to see the despicable comments aired here by some creep who doesn't have the cojones (or ovaries) to print his (her?) name. Sounds like a guy to me.

Whoever it is is sadly deluded. I say this because he thinks we have good radio here, first of all. And he apprently hasn't heard some of the frickin' awesome rock en Espanol that comes from the so-called border. Hey, Mr. Redneck Crackerhead. You think you're patriotic? I think you're a disgrace to my country. And by the way, that 'border' you and your ilk like to spout about? Could you show that to me sometime? An aerial shot would do fine. Just show me where that line is. Can't find it? That's 'cause it doesn't exist. It's completely in your, my, and our government's imagination. There's nothing there. God didn't put it there. It is a figment of government invention.

Oh, and how about our corrupt US government putting Mexican corn farmers out of business by flooding the market? That's a good one. But it's the immigrants' fault for coming here to find work, yeah!

You're disgusting and you make me ashamed. All the things you say in your post are things you might very well apply to your own self. If you are walking around with that much hatred in your heart for people you do not know, you should consider consulting a therapist, shaman, or priest.

I LOVE Southern California because we have so many of these cool people here. They are so much nicer than white folks in general, more polite and don't have phones stuck to their ears in public places (disgraceful and rude behavior). They make eye contact at four way stops. They work their asses off. If these folks were not so much a part of Southern California culture I doubt I would enjoy living here that much. I for damn sure wouldn't relish living wherever you live, though. The United States of Hate.

Burkey said...

Oh, and Spanish is a beautiful language. Wish I could understand more of it. But it is definitely more melodic than English (let alone the clackity-clack of Chinese).

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Federico Garcia Lorca, Miguel de Cervantes; they beat the crap out of Steven King, puhleeze. And when was the last time Anonymous went to see a movie in Spanish? I'll betcha Anonymmous is one of those cultural geniuses who can't do subtitles. He's for sure never seen the phenomenal filmmaking that goes on all over the world. I got to see the submissions for foreign film oscars one year and was blown away by the incredible movies being made around the globe. Way better than the Terminator crapola that passes for filmmaking in Hollywood.

No, Anonymous simply isn't educated or experienced or well-traveled enough to know that there is great art and science and tradition alllll over the whole world. No wonder he's anonymous. I'd be ashamed of such ignorance too.