I laughed so hard I think I damaged some internal organ. It is called “Come to the USA” and it is a must-see. To date, it has been watched on YouTube by almost three million viewers.
As with most comedy, there is a lot of truth buried beneath the yuks. As Stevens sings in the three-minute video, be careful to choose your nation when choosing illegal immigration.
In this case, don’t sneak into countries like North Korea, Sudan, China , Iran or even Mexico. If you are ever seen again, it might be when you are shot.
Sneak into the USA? Stevens observes in his unique style that we will have lots of goodies for you, including health care, welfare, public housing, food stamps, lots of jobs, employers who’ll turn a blind eye and we’ll send you to school on our dime.
His video is funny and, unfortunately, too true.
What other countries will allow you to enter illegally and reward you for breaking the law? Only the good ol’ USA.
There is nothing to prick the thin skin of the righteous indignant than biting satire and Ray Stevens has delivered a whopping bite.
But after I finished laughing, I suddenly realized that the issue that he parodies so well is a sad commentary on a nation that will allow people into our country illegally and is loathe to do anything to stop it. Even more amazing is that some people will even try to justify it.
All of a sudden, it is not that funny. Oh, the video is hilarious but illegal immigration is no laughing matter.