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    Thursday, February 16, 2006

    The Second Mexican War

    Excerpt from FrontPage magazine, by Lawrence Auster
    The Mexican invasion of the United States began decades ago as a spontaneous migration of ordinary Mexicans into the U.S. seeking economic opportunities. It has morphed into a campaign to occupy and gain power over our country—a project encouraged, abetted, and organized by the Mexican state and supported by the leading elements of Mexican society.

    Thus, in orchestrating this war on America, the Mexican state is representing the desires of the Mexican people as a whole.

    What are these desires?

    (1) Political revanchism—to regain control of the territories Mexico lost to the U.S. in 1848, thus avenging themselves for the humiliations they feel they have suffered at our hands for the last century and a half;

    (2) Cultural imperialism—to expand the Mexican culture and the Spanish language into North America; and especially

    (3) Economic parasitism—to maintain and increase the flow of billions of dollars that Mexicans in the U.S. send back to their relatives at home every year, a major factor keeping the chronically troubled Mexican economy afloat and the corrupt Mexican political system cocooned in its status quo.

    These are some scathing remarks, to say that the Mexican government is aiding and abetting illegal immigrants; some sort of Mexican conspiracy. Such bold accusations require strong evidence. Is there such evidence? Evidence that the Mexican government is somehow aiding immigrants, legal and illegal? Is there evidence of cultural imperialism? You better believe it.

    (1) The sighting of Mexican troops up to three miles inside our border seems clear enough evidence that the Mexican government doesn't respect the border. Yet, there is more, slightly more subtle evidence. The fact that the Mexican government lobbied heavily to defeat a Utah state bill that would require proof of legal presence (HB109). In Oregon, my former home state, as well as in Utah, anyone can obtain a state Driver's license simply by showing a Matricula Consular, a card issued by the Mexican government. Since legal immigrants would have a green-card or visa, to use this alternate ID implies illegal presence. Oregon frequently hosts carousels of information, events designed to provide information on labor-laws, assistance in getting driver's licenses, etc... These carousels are put on by the State of Oregon with help from the Mexican consulate.
    Auster states in his article some interesting poll numbers. Zogby finds that a majority of Mexicans believe that the US Southwest belongs to Mexico, and that they have the right to cross the border. Furthermore, at a recent rally against the illegal activities of the carousels of information in Eugene, OR (chronicled very well by Daniel) supporters of the illegal immigration and the Carousel were heard chanting "We were here first", and holding sings claiming "For La Raza to do. Fuera de La Raza nada," (For The Race, all. Outside the race, nothing).

    (2) These chants strongly support the concept of cultural-imperialism. The growth of the Spanish language in the US is also testament. The language has grown, undoubtedly, simply due to the migration of those who speak Spanish as a primary language. Yet, the push to make services (such as driver's license tests), commercials and advertisements, and other public materials available in Spanish, I think, shows that many of those seeking to come to our country are not interested in integrating into our culture. Certainly those who have come here illegally don't respect our laws.

    (3) With money sent back to Mexico from America being the nation's greatest source of income, I think it is obvious that parasitism is rampant. The country of Mexico has great stake in not only maintaining the flood of immigrants, but facilitating them. This would explain their lobbying against things like HB109, and their involvement in the Oregon carousels of information.

    Unfortunately, tales of illegal immigrants obtaining work in place of legal residents are a dime a dozen. This is strange since these are 'jobs that Americans won't do'. Like construction, hotel work, driving trucks, agriculture, waitressing etc... The parasitism certainly bears a heavy toll on our country.

    Unfortunately, too many Republicans seem to support the immigration. The Bush guest-worker program is a clear example. The plan would essentially grant amnesty to those who have illegally crossed our border. Aside from legitimizing taking 'jobs Americans won't do', it will only encourage more people from Mexico and elsewhere to cross our borders. I think it is vitally important to support candidates and elected officials who take this serious issue seriously, like Jason Atkinson, or Sen. Tom Tancredo.


    Blogger Daniel said...

    This article is spot on and evident in every day life. From our ballots being printed in Spanish to the millions and millions that we see leave our economy to the local MECAH wackos, we clearly have a cultural problem on our hands.

    5:01 PM  

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