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That cartoon is far too accurate to be funny. It is a pity more people do not see it as a possible harbinger of the future of the United States.
It drives me bonkers to hear people say moronic things like “The white man stole the United States from the Native Americans and the whites are just getting paid back by the Mexicans.” or “Whites are bigots because they do not want Mexicans in the U.S.”
Here are a few facts. Native Americans lost wars started by illegal aliens who refused to acknowledge the rights and culture of the indigenous people thus resulting in the virtual genocide of Native Americans and their culture. What is happening with the current invasion of illegal aliens from Mexico is indeed the EXACT scenario that preceded the annihilation of the Native Americans and their society.
Anyone who wants Mexicans to be in charge or influencing decisions made within the United States needs only take a long hard REALISTIC look at Mexico.
Please make note; there is a VAST difference between Mexican Americans (legal Mexican immigrants who have embraced the culture of the United States) and Mexicans (Aliens from Mexico who do not feel compelled to obey the laws or embrace the culture of the United States.)
Incidentally, there is NO such thing as an “illegal immigrant.” However, there is such a thing as an illegal “alien.”
Please see page 15, box 1 of “Immigration Policy of The United States.”
The sooner the general public becomes aware of the difference between an “immigrant” and an illegal “alien” perhaps then a goodly number of the population will indeed understand some Americans NOT wanting illegal aliens in the United States has NOTHING to do with bigotry.
Ah, yeah… Well, I’m not buying all that. From what I’ve seen, there are a bunch of Mexicans who just want to take care of their families because they can’t do that in Mexico If we would stop letting US corporations like PETERBUILT move there and pay Mexicans the same amount for a DAY that they pay US Citizens for an HOUR and instead insisted they have better labor standards AND if we would exert pressure on Mexico to raise the standard of living for their people which they can afford to do, we wouldn’t have this problem. NEWS FLASH: Mexicans would rather live in Mexico if they can survive there and have a decent standard of living.
mzchief – those are very self-righteous and sanctimonious views you have there. I find it interesting how easy it is for you to dehumanize a fellow human being by simply labeling them an alien, because labeling them as such, a person frame of reference of the word itself identifies it as a scaly green being, not from this planet. You do have one thing right, it is land lost in a war created by the non ruling dominate culture, but what makes me sick is the way our people were and are confined like animals in these camps, families split up due to this imagined “border.”
Even worse is the self-righteousness and lapse of memory after this invasion. Time and time again every single treaty has been broken and yet you judge others for not playing fair. You talk about how we are not assimilating, I’ll tell you this, I *am* assimilating– to the bilingual, multicultural fabric that Tejas, as well as California, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida have long had. Go look up the those treaties if you dare, even here in Texas, the treaty signed by Sam Houston and Santa Anna stated that Tejanos were able to keep their language. But I serious doubt you would because you know your arguments would tumble down like a house of cards.
It is obvious you are suffering from a fair dose of self-righteousness and sanctimoniousness which is further proof that moral indignation is the opiate of the uber-American right — and those who enjoy making self-centered pontifications with disregard to historical facts are especially susceptible to addiction.