Skip to comments.The Mexican Perspective
Posted on 05/17/2006 6:18:31 PM PDT by spintreebob
While surfing through the web, I ran across a rather vexing headline on a site called badeagle.com; it read: Mexican Women Beg: Close the Border. My first impression was of outrage! How dare they support the wall! How dare they support a roundup of the hard-working illegals that risk life and limb to support them! I was nauseous. Bad Mexicans! I said to myself. Where is their sense of solidarity and brotherhood? Then, I decided to read beyond the headline.
These women are rather spectacular. They are the women of Tecapulco, Guerrero. (Guerrero, although one of the poorest states in Mexico, is curiously enough the state where Acapulco is located, one of the most luxurious beach resorts in the world.) They have survived by banding together and forming a co-op that produces hand-made crafts and jewelry; they compete with global prices, find time to tend to their fields, take care of their children and have even found the energy to participate in a project called Art Camp.
Their case is solid. They want their men back. Wives want their husbands at home. They want fathers for their children, they want help cutting and polishing their jewelry. They need help. They are sick and tired of deadbeat dads who say that they are going to send money back, and never do. They want a functional, loving family. Who could argue with that? After reading this, I was about to fly to Tijuana and place the first brick myself. However, life is rarely that simple.
Curiously enough, my paisanos north of the border have a similar plea. They want to keep their families together. Many of the illegals who would be rounded up and shipped back to Mexico have family in the U.S. Their children are citizens, but they are not. They beg for amnesty or a guest-worker program in order to keep their families together.
Then there is the third case, the men and women who want nothing more than to go back to Mexico and see the families they were forced to leave behind. .......
In my troop it was sort of an indoctrination. Once you had been on a "snipe hunt" you were one of us.
Were I looking for an example of a successful revolution, that would not have been the one I picked.
Many of the illegals have wives and children in both the US and Mexico- so you can see what a problem it would be if they were all deported. The issue for many would not be seperating the family, but too much family togetherness.
Mexicans are just like everyone else, some good some bad and some indifferent. I don't think "bad Mexican" would be a slur- it would depend on how it was used. I think a serial killer who happened to be a citizen of Mexico would surely be a "bad Mexican"
I used France as an example only because they're the silliest country I know of, but they still managed to band together and get something done. The aftermath of the French Revolution was just...well, what one would expect from th French.
No problema. Happily ship the whole damn family back home together, and let the citizens among them apply for re-entry when they reach 18 or 21.
Their men and husbands are too busy screwing around on their wives here with impunity to go back more than likely.