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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Mexico's War Against the United States

Focused on the "War Against Terror," the wars against, drugs, poverty, the struggles of feminism, gay rights, and so on, and on the far-way Battle of Iraq, we have missed the small incursions, the incremental increase of the war by Mexico against the United States.

Here is an article that every American should read and internalize. Our culture identity is being attacked by the threat of Islam and that of Mexico. Here is scholar and author Lawrence Auster:

The Mexican invasion of the United States began decades ago as a spontaneous migration of ordinary Mexicans into the U.S. seeking economic opportunities. It has morphed into a campaign to occupy and gain power over our country—a project encouraged, abetted, and organized by the Mexican state and supported by the leading elements of Mexican society.

It is, in other words, war. War does not have to consist of armed conflict. War can consist of any hostile course of action undertaken by one country to weaken, harm, and dominate another country. Mexico is waging war on the U.S. through mass immigration illegal and legal, through the assertion of Mexican national claims over the U.S., and through the subversion of its laws and sovereignty, all having the common end of bringing the southwestern part of the U.S. under the control of the expanding Mexican nation, and of increasing Mexico’s political and cultural influence over the U.S. as a whole.

Cultural imperialism
 
We experience Mexico’s assault on our country incrementally—as a series of mini-crises, each of which calls forth ever-renewed debates and perhaps some tiny change of policy. Because it has been with us so long and has become part of the cultural and political air we breathe, it is hard for us to see the deep logic behind our “immigration problem.” Focused as we are on border incursions, border enforcement, illegal alien crime, guest worker proposals, changes of government in Mexico City, and other such transient problems and events—all of them framed by the media’s obfuscation of whether or not illegal immigration’s costs outweigh its benefits and by the maudlin script of “immigrant rights”—we don’t get the Big Picture: that the Mexican government is promoting and carrying out an attack on the United States.

Another reason we miss what’s happening is that our focus is on the immigrants as individuals. Thus our leaders talk about illegal immigrants as “good dads,” “hard working folks” seeking to better their lives and their family’s prospects. In fact, this is not about individual immigrants and their families, legal or illegal. It is about a great national migration, a nation of people moving into our nation’s land, in order to reproduce on it their own nation and people and push ours aside.
 
Thus, in orchestrating this war on America, the Mexican state is representing the desires of the Mexican people as a whole.
What are these desires?

(1) Political revanchism—to regain control of the territories Mexico lost to the U.S. in 1848, thus avenging themselves for the humiliations they feel they have suffered at our hands for the last century and a half;

(2) Cultural imperialism—to expand the Mexican culture and the Spanish language into North America; and especially

(3) Economic parasitism—to maintain and increase the flow of billions of dollars that Mexicans in the U.S. send back to their relatives at home every year, a major factor keeping the chronically troubled Mexican economy afloat and the corrupt Mexican political system cocooned in its status quo.


Read the rest.

In his latest Memo From Mexico, Allan Way describes why Mexicans really don't need to come to the United States to make a living and how for decades the Mexican government has been waging a stealth war.

On January 9th, at a press conference in Los Pinos (the Mexican White House), Fox administration spokesman Ruben Aguilar was asked about emigration.

Here is part of what he said,

“In some cases it [emigration] has to do with real problems of poverty, and in others it answers to other types of personal interest. Statistics reveal that a very, very high number of the persons who emigrate to the United Status had work in Mexico. They don’t emigrate to get a job, but they emigrate for another series of conditions also of a cultural character, because they hope for a better condition of life despite the fact that they had work here. They aren’t going because they don’t have work in Mexico." (En algunos casos tiene que ver con problemas reales de pobreza, y en otros responde a otro tipo de intereses de las personas. Las estadísticas revelan que un número muy, muy alto, de las personas que emigran a los Estados Unidos tenían trabajo en México, no emigran por no tener trabajo, sino emigran por otra serie de condiciones también de carácter cultural, porque esperan una mejor condición de vida a pesar de que aquí tenían trabajo, no se están yendo porque no tengan trabajo en México.) [Press conference transcript]


Later in the article, he has this to say about the Mexican government:

These people weren’t starving to death. They just wanted to earn more money. Completely understandable—but hardly a justification of open borders.

You can count on the Mexican government, though, to promote emigration no matter what. As I reported in a previous article, Mexico Has No Intention of Decreasing Emigration:
"According to a document issued in November of 2001 by CONAPO, the Mexican National Population Council, even with a decrease in the birth rate and an improved Mexican economy, emigration to the U.S. will not diminish for at least the next 30 years! CONAPO called this emigration "inevitable." Of course what CONAPO really means by "inevitable" is that it doesn't want it stopped." 

Mexican emigration is driven by a combination of factors. Part of it is economic. But part of it, as even the Fox administration now admits, is driven by personal and cultural factors.


Auster and Wall have provided more than a convincing argument that Mexico is not our friend. Evidence of growing and political and cultural power of Mexicans is showing up in in many small and large towns and cities all over the United States.
Yes, the threat of Islam is real and frightening and coming, but the other threat, the threat from our neighbor to the south is here and now, and a solution may not be possible.

Obviously I am worried about this problem. However, there greater problems: why have those at the Federal level allowed this to go on for decades. Why are the borders still open? Why has the Mexican government not reprimanded? Why are the Border Patrol and Customs Services so small and underfunded? Why isn't the border militarized? Doesn't anyone beside Auster, Wall, and this blogger acknowledge this stealth war?

2 Comments:

  • At Sat Feb 18, 08:18:00 PM PST, Blogger ambarwarrior said…

    Wow. This is a really powerful article. I totally agree with you that something needs to be done with this issue of open borders.
    Hopefully, Senate passes some legislation and closes down the border with Mexico.

     
  • At Sun Feb 19, 02:57:00 PM PST, Anonymous webmaster_wny said…

    This is nothing new....

    I grew up in Southern California and personally witness the massive migration, i.e. take over, of Mexincans throughout numerous cities in California. They HAVE flooded our borders for years and folks are now starting to figure it out... In 1999, the Hispanic popluation topped California demographics -- 51%. There are more Mexicans than any other race in California now. Whoops, i guess the horse is out of the barn, now. This is not a simple problem that can be easily solved. Simply putting up a wall at the border is not enough; although, it sure would sloooww down the easy road these folks have to just hop on over.
    The military needs to patrol the border, especially when we know the Mexican government is supporting illegal crossings.

     

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