Skip to comments.U.S. Firms Say Mexican 'Nothing Gringo' Boycott Could Backfire
Posted on 04/26/2006 3:59:40 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
MEXICO CITY U.S. lobbyists lashed out Wednesday at the Mexican "Nothing Gringo" campaign timed for May 1 to coincide with the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott in the United States.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico said organizers are risking a backlash and foolishly targeting some of their best allies, since U.S. corporations have actively lobbied the U.S. Congress for immigration reform including legalization for many of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants.
Mexicans' refusal to "buy American" on May 1 could further polarize the debate and make reform supporters seem anti-American at the very moment that lobbyists are trying to persuade lawmakers in Washington to pass a bill that would benefit migrants, worries Larry Rubin, the chamber's president.
"This is like shooting oneself in the foot," Rubin said. "U.S. companies have been the first to lobby, launching a huge lobbying effort for immigration reform. ... Why hurt something that is helping you?"
Migrants and their supporters in the United States are being encouraged to skip work and school and not spend money for one day to demonstrate the migrants' importance to the U.S. economy.
South of the border, Mexicans are targeting American stores and chain restaurants "That means no Dunkin' Donuts, no McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Sears, Krispy Kreme or Wal-Mart," reads one e-mail making the rounds.
But even activists are confused about which companies are U.S.-owned. Sears is cited by boycott organizers, despite the fact that Sears' Mexico stores were bought by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in 1997. And few organizers mention Vips the chain of ubiquitous Mexican diners even though they are owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
A quarter of Mexico's formal private-sector jobs with regular pay are provided by U.S. firms, according to the chamber, including Walmex, the Mexican Wal-Mart....
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Looks like they want to shoot themselves in the foot!
Go for it!
What happens when nobody notices a difference???
ping for later consumption
I hope "Nothing Gringo"
means they will completely abstain from coming to El Norte
yeah! no illegals for a day.. wait .. make it no illegals for a couple of years! yeah that's it!! lmao
Where is the outrage? Where is the PC police? Surely they will start demanding apologies and reparations for such derogatory terms like "gringo" being used.
Oh, that's right, it's ok to insult and bad mouth the eeeevil white Americans. Silly me. Now if we organized a "Nothing Beaner" boycott you can bet your @$$ that the sensitivity gestapo would be all over it.
Armed troops and a fence.
may your words be of prophetic nature
I'm thinking that good ole American made tools will be a nice purchase for the Great American capitalist pig shopping spree. Then I can use those tools to do one of those jobs Americans won't do.
Personally, I think those of us who are here legally (whether immigrant or native born) and employed should absent ourselves from work on Cinco de Mayo and show what it really looks like when Americans don't want to do their jobs.
Already have my May 1st shopping list on the fridge. It's going to be a lovely day without having to dodge a few dozen illegals' wild kids as they're running up and down the aisles. Ahhhh, a lovely day.
"The American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico". One of the fences biggest enemies and supporters of LET THEM COME.
If they can do this while they are illegal, wait until you see how demanding they can be after they've been legitimized through amnesty.
These illegals are natural communists and they are just cutting their teeth with this early bit of attempted economic blackmail.
I really do wish they would boycott us. I mean really boycott. As in, stop coming here and leaching off of us, type of boycott. However I huighly doubt that a "boycott" will keep them from getting their backs wet on 5/1.
¡El Boicoteo Mexicano Ping!
Well, they are playing the FACT they have a Manchurian Candidate in the Oval Office -- they know they can get away with anything -- and they will. Just watch. B@stards.
Well, I've added Mexico to France and China on my boycott list. Nothing mexican.
I know how Texas can help lash back.
Make it illegal for a Mexican National to be in a Texas Mall during the Easter and Christmas holidays. Or better yet, make em stay in Mexico over the holidays. That'll drive em steer crazy, for sure.
Here it is:
: : NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO NO CONSUMAN NADA GRINGO EL 1 DE MAYO
A bit repetitive, eh?
I thought they sent all thier money home to Meh-ee-co?
How about doing it right... like this...
Here's a more descriptive one:
>>Sucede que el 1 de mayo en EE.UU. se les va a hacer realidad la
>>pelcula un da sin mexicanos, esto quiere decir que ningn
>>ese da en EE.UU. y han solicitado a sus connacionales (o sea
>>que no compremos nada estadounidense ese da. Esto con el objetivo
>>se les reconozca su derecho al trabajo, a la educacin de sus hijos
>>servicios mdicos en ese pas. Lo que solicitan es que el 1 de mayo
>>no se compre nada gringo en
>>el pas ni se consuma nada en franquicias americanas, esto quiere
>>dunkin donuts, Mc Donalds , Burguer King, Starbucks , Sears, Crispy
>>Walmart, seven-eleven y otras...de la interminable lista de
>>empresas americanas en Mxico.
>>S que es un esfuerzo para todos pero es lo menos que podemos hacer
>>gente que prcticamente est manteniendo a nuestro pas con las
>>Espero puedan hacer este pequeo esfuerzo de un da (1 de mayo).
I was buying lunch today and one of the workers was telling the guy in front of me that he wasn't going to show up May 1. The customer said, you know I might join you.
I almost busted up - as if anyone cares whether they show up. I can pack my lunch that day and save some $$.
"..the Mexican "Nothing Gringo" "
Yeah, all BUT the local Social Services office.
May 1 will be the day that this American goes out and buys a new, snazzy TV. A day with reduced traffic and absence of illegal aliens' kids running and screaming in Spanish in the stores. A GREAT DAY FOR SHOPPING!
The question is, do they truly believe enough in their "cause" to boycott the emergency rooms/WIC offices/welfare offices/Social Security offices? Parasites that they are, they will not. The term "proud Mexican" is oftentimes an oxymoron.
Like girls playing house and just making believe. . .
I love reading their stuff. Better than a funny book.
With ten days left until May 1st, more and more community leaders, student groups, heads of national organizations and elected government officials are joining the international effort that will paralyze the USA economy. The economic losses will be incalculable and this hopefully will send a strong message to the stubborn nativists, racists and bigots who by and large refuse to recognize the contributions that Mexican and other immigrants of color are making to the USA economy. These crass xenophobes will also be forced to learn the meaning of the word "respect".
These irrational and criminal reactions by racist nativists to the "awakening of the sleeping giant" will only backfire on them. These cowardly acts by White bigots such as the burning of a Mexican restaurant in San Diego on April 10 and the many other anti-Mexican hate crimes, which among these is the decapitation of three Mexican undocumented children in Baltimore, Maryland, will only stiffen the resolve of the Mexican and other Latino people to fight back. In light of these threats and hate crimes, it is imperative that every Mexicano, every Latino, every immigrant and every progressive person here and abroad join the economic boycott on May 1st.
Gringos need to boycott hecho en México!
I still say Americans should go out on May first and buy all of the lawn equipment in every store they can find.
I second that emotion! I hope they do it and do it well. I hope no illegal shows up for work that day. I hope it hits every media outlet and am personally in very strong support of this initiative. Go illegals!!
Well, duhhh. Let's re-write this title: U.S. Firms Say Mexican 'Nothing Gringo' Boycott Will Backfire.
Are we sure Democrats didn't write this? Commit the crime and blame the other side?
I thought some burned coyotes did this beheading.
That's the spirit! Myself, I have to work so I can "pay the taxes NON-AMERICAN ILLEGALS DON'T PAY." I remember the days when freeloaders were referred to as leeches. Now they're "undocumented immigrants".
Including Taco Bell?
Not only do they want to take our jobs, they now want to get paid more for doing so.
I went into a Taco Bell in Los Angeles last week. They are having a contest. "El Presidente". The winner gets 100,000 PESOS. Not dollars mind you. But Pesos. WTF do I need pesos for? This America I have no effin use for pesos. I left. I was gonna complain to the manager, hell, any employee for that matter, but I didnt see the point as they didnt have a command of the English language.
Interesting... I had no idea how much some Mexicans hated Jews. What on Earth have the Jews done to them? The only connection I've made so far is their apparently overwhelming support for Arabs and Muslims.
I like it. flipping it right back at them... lol
Of course including Taco Bells. Have been boycotting them since I got in the US, I think. Together with salt and pepper shakers they should keep Zantac on every table.
The word gringo is an offensive term for a foreigner. Wouldn't that make illegals 'gringos' here?
"U.S. lobbyists lashed out Wednesday at the Mexican "Nothing Gringo" Racists!
You get what you deserve so be careful what you ask for cause you may just get it Lobbyists,and employers, after they get amnesty.
If they get amnesty, lobbyists and employers you'll be sorry so go ahead and lobby for them to get amnesty cause they will be all over you all like white on rice.
And than we can say I told you so.
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