Food was good, conversation was better.
Korean Fusion is yummy stuff. Pita Bread, Korean BBQ (Golbi?), and Kimchi (Mild American Kimchi) make for a tasty semi-sandwich. Fried (battered?) plantains with chimichurri sauce was excellent.
Good overarching conversation, spanning epistemology, ethics, HBD, food, Chicago, Transformers, and a few other topics in a long hour.
I think we were both in agreement that the anti-immigrationists (him) and the pro-immigrationists are mostly talking past one another.
The pro-immigrationists are for Jose trading his lawnmowing work for my $, and his $ for lodging and food...and are highly offended by busybodies trying to get in the way of his trading with me and his landlord.
The anti-immigrationists are opposed to American Andy having to pay for Jose, or his effects, when Jose crashes his car, or has 6 children.
Furthermore, the anti-immigrationists are opposed to the incremental changes in our culture produced by Jose (and family)....and especially by large numbers of Joses.
As is normal, very few folks are willing to acknowledge both sides of the issue.
I suggested that if these are really the issues, we should simply abolish legal immigration, illegal immigration-enforcement, and land-citizenship. Thus Jose gets to trade lawnmowing with whomever he wants, Andy doesn't have to pay for Jose, and Jose doesn't get to vote, nor do his kids. I remain in favor of a net-taxes paid requirement for citizenship...or more specifically for voting privileges.