Monday, May 22, 2006

What if most Illegals,... looked like her?


Publius of Protect and Defend wrote a posting of a subject that I think needs bearing. What if our southern neighbor countries were all of European descent and culture?, and were mostly caucasian?.... What if Europe itself was there and not Mexico....Think of the possibilities and ramifications as it applies to today's socio-politics. Is it really Illegal immigration most of America is harping about? or is it the TYPE of illegal aliens we don't approve of?.... Would the cross-border problems of health, drugs, language etc be as blatant? or would they be more palatable...
I'll shut up now, read the piece and make up your own mind...

5 comments:

betmo said...

i read the post- and it is a relevent point. i personally think the immigration thing is a smoke screen so that all of the corruption in the beltway is overlooked. the immigration problem has been around for decades- otherwise there wouldn't be millions of illegal folks here already. not to mention that americans are targeting the mexicans- what about the other central and south americans? what about the cubans or haitians? what about the europeans or eastern europeans? i live in a small community in upstate new york that is a microcosm of larger cities. we have a large immigrant population here comprised of eastern europeans, southeast asians, blacks, hispanics- you name it we got it. we are a hub for upstate new york to new york city so we see many types of people. i think that a large percentage of the population is afraid of these folks. i don't want to ramble too much but i will end by saying- we need to enforce our current laws. knee jerk reactions in an election year do not good decisions make. fences, tunnels- ridiculous. we need a plan- and until we have a good plan- we need to enforce the plan we have.

Truth-Pain said...

You have it very right, Betmo. The policy polio begins in the State Department and the arcaic policies of who gets in that are never questioned and maybe not in the forefront of the American discourse. I feel sorry for Mexicand in that they are the poster children for Illegan immigration,... it is an American pastime to demonize something in order to give the issue a face and a side. I myself was born in Utica NY, and most of my family who is there tell me the same as what you say. I did a posting on the fence issue... scroll down and check it out.

Publius said...

Yes, but 63% of those who illegally cross the U.S. and Mexico border are from Mexico.
But, here is a fun fact and maybe one you could do some more research into. Monday night Lou Dobbs interviewed a professor from the College of William and Mary, which was founded in 1693 by the way. Although they more or less breezed over it, the professor mentioned that Mexico has a guest worker program where Guatemalans do their low-skilled labor in Mexico. It seems that for Mexico and Presidente Vicente, the issue is not about the right of Mexicans to work here in the U.S. because there are no jobs in Mexico, the issue is the $20 billion dollars that Mexicans send back to Mexico each year which gets pumped into their economy.
Oh, and remember, Mexico puts their military along their SOUTHERN border to prevent illegal immigration into Mexico.
This is like a radical outsourcing policy so that the Mexican government can stay afloat while only offering the most minimal of services.

Truth-Pain said...

not only is the 20 billion (more than their tourism intake btw..)something they are deathly afraid of losing, but there is another conspiracy theory about....
That GWB has been helping Vicente prop up his fledging Government all along. The theory has some merit. Fox is -for all intents and purposes- a moderate in the Mexican political spectrum. He falls and a REAL leftist/revolutionary junta takes over feeding on the anger of youth unable to land a good job... that is not the best scenario for us, a real-honest to goodness marxist sympatico in Mexico City's throne. I don't believe in too many black helcopter theories,.. but this story has legs. I'm already snoopin'...

Publius said...

I apologize but I have only limited knowledge of Modern Mexican politics. But, if I remember correctly, Mexico had a ruling party for nearly 45 years or so and Fox was the first person elected form an opposing party in the country’s history and Mexico’s first bloodless exchange of power. I do know that Fox was seen as a moderate and someone the U.S. could work with on economic policies because he had worked in the U.S. for Coke and agreed with free economies. But, Mexico has only gotten worse under his watch. Perhaps a little socialism coupled with a conservative religious belief would be good for Mexico.