Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Babbling at the keys

"It must be a real hell for the gueros [blond, fair-skinned people] to be without the person who does the work at such a low cost, and who allows them to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and be more productive in all of their businesses and homes," wrote Mexican Senator Laura Alicia Garza Galindo in this April 23 op-ed translated by Watching America.

I may have missed it, but I don't think I heard about anything bad happening to the US economy yesterday. And Mexico's own "Day Without Gringos" in which no business would be done with American-owned companies apparently was a bust.

Hubby and I watched some of the coverage of the Marching Mexicans yesteray, looking specifically for the American Flag. We saw some here and there, more than a few flown upside down. It was hard to spot any of them, though, when swamped by a sea of other counties' flags around it.

This shot looks pretty good, though, doesn't it. All that red, white and blue.

Except the signs read, "Today we march. Tomorrow we vote." Heck, at least they're printed in English . . . not that I'm sure the people carrying the signs could read them.

In other pics I spotted T-shirts worn by protestors that said the same thing . . . printed in Spanish, of course.

Senator Galindo is not a happy person. She says Vincente Fox should have done more to help "[o]ur radicalized, immigrant countrymen" in their "struggle"; talk show hosts who helped promote the first demonstration have been silenced this time with a threat of losing advertisers; and . . . and . . .

Gag me.

At City Journal Heather Mac Donald asks and answers, What Would Mexico Do with Protesting Illegals?
No issue is more central to a country’s sovereignty than immigration policy. Yet we won’t be seeing any statements by Mexican diplomats . . . urging its citizens in the U.S. to refrain from efforts to influence American laws.
The contrast always amazes me.

When other countries act solely in their own self-interest we're supposed to be nice and understanding and just go along with it, but if the United States does it that's always portrayed it being really bad, horrible, mean and nasty.

And . . . and . . . if Mexico insists that so many of its citizens are only good enough for jobs "blacks" and "gueros" supposedly can't or won't do, where's the condemnation for making racist (Viva La Raza!) statements like that?

Hmmmmmmmm?

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Touche.

2:08 PM  

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