Skip to comments.America's Curse
Posted on 07/20/2003 9:11:31 PM PDT by JackelopeBreeder
In a talk entitled The Map of the Future I gave recently in Dallas, I discussed which countries throughout the world were or could become the greatest threats to Americas national security. At the top of the list, more dangerous than Iran or North Korea or China, I placed Mexico.
The bottomless inferiority complex that Mexico feels toward America is summed up in an old saying known to all Mexicans as Mexicos Curse, the lament that their country is So far from God, so close to the United States.
The truth, however, is the reverse. Today, Americans lament Americas Curse, that their country is so close to Mexico.
The U.S.-Mexico border is unique in the world, a 2,000-mile-long interface between a First World superpower and a Third World poverty pit. One of the greatest of all politically incorrect jokes is about that border, as it exposes a deeply embarrassing truth. Remember first that Mexico lost Texas in 1836, and after Americas victory in the Mexican War of 1848 (whence comes the Halls of Montezuma line in the Marine Hymn), Mexico ceded over a half-million square miles (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more) to the U.S. in the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
So the story goes like this. An American is having a beer in a bar in Mexico City. He talks with a Mexican fellow at the bar, and after a few Dos Equis, he asks: Amigo, I really dont understand something. This is a beautiful country with tremendous natural resources and a hard-working people. So why, then, is Mexico so poor?
The Mexican looks condescendingly at the American and replies: That is very simple, Señor. Mexico is so poor because you gringos stole half our land.
The American takes a tug on his beer and responds, Really?
To which the Mexican continues, Yes and what is worse, you gringos stole the half with all the paved roads!
Try this on as a thought experiment. President James Polks emissary to negotiate the treaty, Nicholas Trist, could have included both Alta and Baja California, Alta being defined as north of the port area of San Diego. Yet he deleted Baja as a concession. So imagine it wasnt deleted, that Baja California was still American territory and ask yourself, What would be the real estate value of an American Bajas 2,038 miles of coastline?
The value of an American Baja, under American sovereignty and rule of law, would be orders of magnitude greater than it is now under Mexican sovereignty and law.
An American Baja is not going to happen. But a Mexican California may.
Virulently racist groups espousing a Mexican Nazism are blossoming in California and the Southwest U.S., groups such as La Raza, which literally means The Race. Its motto is Por La Raza Todo, Fuera de La Raza Nada For The Race, Everything; Outside The Race, Nothing.
La Razas declaration of racial war against the hated Anglos (white or European Americans) is contained in its Aztlan Plan.
The goal is La Reconquista, the Reconquest: to force by whatever means necessary from population swamping via illegal immigration to Palestinian-style terrorism the return of the entire American Southwest to Mexico. La Raza calls this region Aztlan, the mythic land of Aztec origin.
A group associated with La Raza, La Voz de Aztlan (www.aztlan.net), refers to Mexican-Americans as Americas Palestinians, who are struggling for independence against an Israel-like tyranny that is the United States.
Mexican Nazis have formed a student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan The Student Movement of Aztlan Chicanos) officially recognized and supported with U.S. taxpayer dollars at dozens of university campuses throughout the U.S. (www.azteca.net/aztec/mecha/index.shtml).
Guilt-tortured white liberal faculties are ideologically defenseless against them, thus the campuses are infested with Chicano/La Raza Studies programs.
California politicians are equally defenseless against Mexican Nazis. This is a principal reason for Californias current $38 billion debt. The state is broke because illegal immigrants account for one-third or more students in many public school districts, one-third or more inmates in many California prisons, and have gained access to a vast raft of government benefits such as health care.
Yet any attempt to deny government subsidies to Mexican illegals results in riots, protests and death threats to the politician daring to suggest it.
Thus California is becoming transformed into Mexifornia which is the title of Victor Davis Hansons latest book ("Mexifornia: A State of Becoming," Encounter Books, 2003).
Such transformation, Hanson argues, is being accomplished with the full support of the Mexican government and ruling elite. For not only do the elite and intelligentsia in Mexico bear the Reconquista grudge, they need a massive outflow of illegal emigration to the U.S. as a safety valve, deflating pressure to reform.
Corruption is in the bones of Mexican government. Combine this with political control over the economy about to get even worse, and you have little hope for prosperity among the majority of Mexicos poverty-stricken population. The gains made by the socialist PRD party in the mid-term Congress elections on July 6 insure that.
The high hopes for President Vicente Fox, whose free-market PAN party overthrew the PRI monopoly of power, have vanished. Congress will become even more intractable to anti-socialist and anti-corruption reform. The PRD gains mean that its likely candidate, Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has an increasingly good chance to be elected president of Mexico in 2006.
A PRD-Lopez Obrador government would mean no chance for the privatization and de-unionization of Mexican industry. The prime example is Pemex, the state-owned Mexican oil monopoly, one of the most corrupt and incompetent companies in the world. It would also mean the illegal emigration safety valve would be open full tilt.
Are there solutions to Americas Curse? Here are some suggestions:
· A federal law forbidding government benefits or services of any kind to illegal aliens.
· The federal creation of a National Benefits Eligibility Card, issued only to U.S. citizens or legal residents, entitling them to government services. Note that this would not be a National Identity Card, as all U.S. citizens and legal residents would not be required to have one, only those who wish to receive government taxpayer-paid services.
· The repatriation of any and all illegal aliens back to their respective countries.
· No amnesty for illegal aliens.
· No bilingual education. All U.S. taxpayer-paid public schools should conduct classes exclusively in English.
· A federal law mandating that the U.S. government communicate with citizens and residents exclusively in English.
This is not an exhaustive list, but the most important is the first. Ultimately, however, the solution lies within the Mexican-American community itself.
It is here in an article like this that there has to be the obligatory caveat: that the substantial majority of Mexican-Americans are decent folk who have no intention of participating in a civil war to split America apart. This is unquestionably true.
This makes it even more obligatory that Mexican-Americans denounce and rid their community of the La Raza Nazis in its midst. It makes it obligatory that they demand an end to corruption and socialism in their mother country, an end to the illegal-emigration safety valve.
Mexican-Americans have as much right and justification to be proud of their heritage and culture as so many other sub-cultures in America, from the Irish to Polish to Jewish to on and on (they have little cause, however, to be proud of the history of the Mexican government).
They also have as much right as any other ethnic group in America to be proud of their contribution to this country. Just a small example: The first American pilot shot down over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War was named Alvarez.
So it is only they who can heal Americas Curse, and in so doing, help transform Mexico into the First World country it can and should be.
They'd look just like Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas. Nothing changes north of the border except the way of government and culture. All the same natural resources exist on both sides but Mexico has an extremely high level of corruption and hideous form of government.
It's sad but this is how very many actually see it. Of course it's what their government is telling them too.
A lot of the problem is the elites of Mexico are delaying the Revolution by speeding up immigration to the USA but all that's going to do for us is make sure we're very tangled up in the next Mexican Revolution. Much of it will be fought over here on our side.
The areas were inherited by Mexico as the result of decrees made by Hernando Cortez who claimed nearly one third of what is now the United States for Spain without ever seeing any of it. There was no way to get there to see it as the desert acted as a barrier. The northern half of Mexico remains an uninhabited desert barrier today. What was eventually to become the United States was uninhabited except by a few crude villages with 15 people 60 chickens and two goats. --resembling a scene from a Clint Eastwood movie.
We're finding the same is true in Afghanistan and Iraq.
PS I love your disclaimer
mexican nazi . . . . . . Mazis
We can talk about this business, at least for now, but this stuff will never come to a vote until it's too late. Watch and see.
We can talk about this business, at least for now, but this stuff will never come to a vote until it's too late.
As long as the politicians take the citizens who vote for granted and keep kissing Illegal Alien butt nothing is gonna change. Until enough voters start caring about this issue and kicking out politicians who cater to illegals they'll keep right on letting them come in and promise them everything at the taxpayers expense..
Also, Mexico was geopoliticaly unstable. It had been ruled by Spain, France, Germany and was a bargaining chip in many, purely European, deals. Mexico, as it was used by European, countries was a threat to American interests in this hemisphere according to the principles of the Monroe Doctrine. That there was a Mexico before 1910, is a specious argument.
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