Nott, in what ways do they complain?
Huh? Verbally, mostly...
You mean what about? Excuse my lame English.
The popular topics are:
- abuse of the benefit system
- laziness and lack of competence, paired with:
- inflated expectations, 'gimme' attitude
- playing the race-abuse Card
- criminal inclinations
- racism... group-favoritism, let's call it
Hard to say which are the most popular. Important (and rather obvious to most people) thing is, that these accusations are not directed against 'non-Polish immigrants' in general, and not even against 'non-white immigrants' in general. There are specific groups that are targeted, although they can be often wholly contained in one race.
Besides, many opinions on particular groups are not exactly complaints, just observations which may, or may not, be considered derogatory. Like "Indians know how to make money'. This maybe followed either by 'fvcking leeches', or by a resigned/envious sigh, depending on personal taste.
MG was generalizing, as usual.
Granted, but this was just an off-hand remark, so we can be more forgiving here.
It was said in context of LEGAL immigrants protesting ILLEGAL immigrants. That's all.
That's somewhere in the direction I am aiming at, but it's a simplification. Actually, if you concentrate on legality, it's not a general attitude. Before 2004 Poles were illegal here, and the memory is still quite fresh, so legality is rather a supporting argument only.
The thing is more complicated. Of course, from a newcomer you may hear 'blacks are lazy cvnts', but quickly the fresh immigrant learns how to recognize a West Indian from a Somali, and opinions get differentiated.
To put in practical context:
Nigeria - system abusers, crooks, thieves
Somalia - similar, but more inclined to work as a pack
Ghana - nice people, actually
West Indies - warm, friendly, hard working, decent, racist; this doesn't include the rasta-reggae-ganja' type, another box.
Pakistani - cowardly crooks, never to be fully trusted
Filipino - sympathetic, hard working carers, poor girls
China - DVD dealers; crooks, but useful; harmless
Thailand - well... nice girls
Then whites, separated for the benefit of... Ok:
Czechs, Slovaks - easy to get along with, good companions, maybe a bit too materialistic (and sorry for bundling the two nations together)
Romanians - thieves, beggars
Lithuanians - working horses, if not too bright, with a grudge against Poles
Russians - actually quite all right and amiable... those who came here, that is
Hungarians - acceptable, no specific characteristics, just regular people
Jews (are Jews white, MG? ) - good neighbours, respectable; tough in price negotiations, yet honest in agreed payment, unlike the Indians
Irish - good companions, but b1tches at work.
English - oh, they are natives...
Poles, right - now that's a whole big story
The bottom line is:
Poles might be 'in the same boat', as MG said elsewhere, but it doesn't have the slightest importance, unless somebody... well. There are much more important factors than the immigration status of whatever group. Namely, the group's characteristics, as perceived. Not without reasons.