Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Open letter to el Presidente

Mexico issues alert over Arizona illegals law
President Felipe Calderon on Monday slammed the law as "racial discrimination" and said his government would "use all means at its disposal" to defend its nationals.

(In my best Cheech Marin accent) Hey, Mr. President Calderón, instead of threatening the U.S., why don't you apply your energies to improving conditions in your own country for the farmers and workers? [Oiga, señor Presidente Calderón, en lugar de amenazar a los EE.UU., ¿por qué no aplicar sus energías a mejorar las condiciones en su país para los agricultores y los trabajadores?]

4 comments:

TRESTIN MEACHAM said...

Because like most politicians he has no concept of personal responsibility.

hbl said...

I am afraid it runs much deeper than that. Are you familiar with the European class structure? As in, you know who you are and you know your place? Mexican society is ruled by a tiny elite and the laws don't apply to them. For the rest, they have no property rights. They can occupy a plot and grow crops. But, they have no right to the land which means they can't use it as collateral for a loan. They are stuck with no chance of advancement. It's no wonder they come to del Norte to work. If they can remain under the radar, their kids will have a future that the average Mexican cannot even dream of.

Ron Russell said...

I've spent a great deal of time in the Mexican interior. Use to go down for several months each summer when I was teaching. I always had to have a visa and be prepared to show it to any policeman who asked. This same should apply here that would be fair. As the old saying goes, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander".

hbl said...

Yeah, 'racial profiling' is only found in America. I think it's a Progressive thing. Part of their 'social justice' agenda, which, in turn, is part of their larger, Marxist agenda.