Bette Midler is an ignorant twat, and the worst kind of American.
I have had the honor of teaching and tutoring hundreds of immigrant students from grade school to college. For the last 27 years, I have seen some of the hardest working people I’ve ever met in these classrooms. I, embarrassingly, am a monoglot, despite the fact that I’ve taken multiple years of classes in three different languages, I am not conversant in any of them. And that was me having not a hell of a lot else going on in my life, just school. And I still couldn’t do it. For a while, I thought I knew how to speak Spanish. But then I went to Mexico and stayed with a local family for 2 weeks…I do not know Spanish. But these people, these legal immigrants…imagine it: you just managed to get yourself and your family out of an intolerable situation, you’re in a new country where you may have never been previously, you don’t read or write the language, you don’t know the money system, and you’re expected to take care of your family, find a place for you all to live, and find and keep a job, and, oh yeah, you also need to learn one of the most difficult languages on the planet, from the alphabet on up. I don’t know that I could do it. But they do. In my classes they work their asses off learning the language, while many native speakers could be bother to crack the textbook. But the immigrants don’t have that luxury: they need to learn the language to survive.
So they learn basic English…just barely enough to get by, but enough, and so they get the first job they can get, probably at the neighborhood grocery store or coffee shop, because, oh yeah, they don’t have a car. Keep in mind, some of my students held PhDs, law and engineering degrees back in their old country. But here they are bagging groceries and retrieving shopping carts all day long, then busting their ass to try to get to my class and learn English at night. And they do it. And they continue to do it, every goddamn day, working their asses off at some menial job, just tying to get food on the table and try to get ahead in their new home. They are the epitome of what it means to be American. And then, one day, while they are working far harder at their job than any of their American teenage coworkers ever will, some shitbag American starts making fun of their poor English or heavy accent. Starts yelling and giving them shit about being a foreigner. It happens all the time, and I despise it. Bette Midler is just such a shitbag. Her behavior is classless, un-American, and despicable. As she sits in her Hollywood mansion mocking legal immigrants’ accents, she personifies the image of the Ugly American. Bette Midler is a disgrace, beneath contempt, and an embarrassment to real Americans.
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