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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Not So Strange Alliance of Islam and Hispanics


A lot of us understand the intimate connection between the Islamic ambitions of world conquest and their use of Hispanic footsoldiers "conned" by the Muslims into doing a lot of their dirty work for them.

Iran is cozying up to Hugo Chavez, who is trying to make life uncomfortable for the Jews living in his country, and Chavez, Castro, and Bolivia's Evo Morales are cozying up to each other to "break" the United States.

Hezbollah, Iran's terrorist grunts, are cozying up with the drug lords and gang leaders of the infamous Tri-Border Region in South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay), where they are forming alliances in order to get Hispanics to work for them (since they can get across the border so much more easily than a ME-looking person can - although, as we now know, there are a lot of them doing that, too).

The alliance is being encouraged by Islam in order to further its goal of world-wide conquest. That's easy to understand.

But why are the Hispanics so vulnerable to Islamic influence? I believe there may be a little more to it than the simple envy of a more prosperous culture and the influence of Communism.

More and more, I think that there exists a subconscious cultural bond between Hispanic culture and Islam.

Spain, a largely Catholic country, has a history of suffering longer at the hands of Islam than any other European nation. The Spanish fought bravely for 300 years to get the heel of the Muslims off their neck, and 500 years ago, they finally succeeded. You would think that their experience would be a "lesson well learned" that would translate into the attitudes of their cultural heirs.

Yet, despite a long history of Islamic abuse and occupation, and even despite recent terrorist killings at Muslim hands, we see their cultural children in Central and South America allying themselves with Islam in an effort to bring down the United States. Many of them even want to carve out a separate nation from the United States, an entity they propose to call "Aztlan." It would include all those lands paid for, upon mutually agreement, by the United States taxpayer under the terms of the Treaty of Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War.

I think that it is unavoidable that some remnants of the attitudes and worldviews that were formed under the influence of 700 years of Islamic occupation years still remain. After all, most human beings still feel the influence of our Stone Age ancestors whose children played hide-and-seek, a game that is supposed to have been passed from one generation of children to the next over many thousands of years.

It is not difficult to believe that while the European Spanish have continued to make progress in shaking off the relics of destructive Islamic influences acquired during the centuries of occupation by Islam, it has been harder for their Hispanic children to do so. Spain was in the middle of all the action of the Italian Renaissance, which was just getting under way as the last Muslims were finally kicked out; Spain was right there during the thunderous philosophic growth of the birth of the Englightenment in Great Britain, and the Industrial Revolution was born.

The Hispanic cultures of South and Central America were too far removed physically to experience this rapid change; communications were poor, so the people of the Spanish colonies didn't benefit as quickly or as much from the changes that wer taking place in Europe. Even more, the primary reason for the Spanish conquests in the New World was to find gold to send back to the Spanish Mother Country, throroughly impoverished from her wars with Islam. That was why Queen Isabella, in the very year that Spain met with success in removing Islam, had to sell her jewels to financy Columbus' voyages of discovery - after fighting Islam, there was no other source of money left.

The Hipanics have remained far closer to the Islamic ideals of "machismo;" the common practice of having women/families outside of marriage; a visible contempt for women and physical labor; an attitude that considers the "little people" to be somehow less valuable than the elites; problems with self-esteem, and a political system that institutionalizes poverty and a caste-like system of social immobility. Even the battle cry of "reconquista" seems to resemble closely the Islamic notion that wherever a Muslim has ever set foot, the land belongs to Islam. There are even traces of Arab influence in the language - for example, the elaborate, almost poetic curses, as contrasted with the shorter, decidedly unpoetic expletives of much of the rest of Europe. Even the commonly used expression "Ola" is said to come from "Allah." In addition, there is an element of fatalism, determinism, and mysticism in their view of existence that is greater than we see elsewhere, especially in Britain and Northern Europe.

Since the worldviews of both Islam and the Hispanic culture is a collectivist one, where the "collective" (in Islam's case, the fusion of state and religion) is supreme and the individual is unimportant, the Hispanic cultures remain relatively more vulnerable to collectivist doctrines such as socialism, fascism, communism, and ultimately, to Islam's peculiar form of totalitarianism.

I believe that this cultural relationship explains, in part, why the Hispanics are so easily (if subconsciously) inclined to join with Islam in this "pincer" action attack on the United States.

In our current President's abject refusal to secure our borders, as well as a like-minded Senate, these allies have found powerful friends to help them achieve their goal.

Under the circumstances, is there any hope for a sovereign and secure United States?

There is, if we can get someone in office who 1) takes his oath of office seriously, 2) who believes that the United States is a sovereign nation, and 3) who believes that our national security is a legitimate concern.

There are many such people, but perhaps few are as well known as one seasoned politicican, Tom Tancredo (R-CO).

Here is a talk he gave when President Bush visited the border, seen on his website:

Congressman Tom Tancredo's (R-CO) Weekly Capitol Update
Tue, 23 May 2006

VISIT COLORADO'S SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE: http://www.house.gov/tancredo

If you would like to contact Congressman Tancredo, please do so through our website at http://www.house.gov/tancredo/contact_tom.htm



Tancredo Urges Enforcement Action as President Visits Borders


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the 97-Member House Immigration Reform Caucus, urged the President to take several steps to secure America’s border as the President visits Arizona, today.

“I’m glad that the President keeps saying he wants to secure our border, but a Presidential visit won’t do that. Press conferences without Administration action is, as border ranchers say, all hat and no cattle,” said Tancredo.

Tancredo continued, “While the President is down at the border I hope he sees firsthand what I see when I’m there—mass illegal entries, threatened ranchers, overburdened Border Patrol officers, and environmental degradation.”

“If the President takes a clear view of the situation in Arizona – scars, blemishes and all – he won’t have an excuse to stall increased border enforcement,” said Tancredo.

There are at least nine enforcement actions the President can take that require no new legislation:

1) Suspend the visa waiver program.
Citizens of 27 countries are allowed to travel to the U.S. without a visa, which could pose a serious national security threat.

2) Encourage Basic Pilot Program use.
DHS’ Basic Pilot Program allows employers to check the legal status of potential employees instantly through the Internet. The program is fee-based, thus wider use will not require any new federal resources.

3) End ‘catch and release’.
Persons caught who are illegally in the U.S. but are not Mexicans or Canadians are released by ICE and told to show up at court for deportation proceedings. Not surprisingly, few return to court. Despite an announcement from DHS to the contrary, catch and release is alive and well. In fact, a majority of the persons arrested in the highly-publicized IFCO raids were released by the following day.

4) Instruct the Justice Department to identify local governments’ sanctuary policies.
Federal law prohibits local governments from enacting illegal alien sanctuary policies. The Attorney General could easily identify such sanctuary policies and prosecute localities that violate federal law.

5) Do more high-profile raids on businesses that hire illegals.
With limited resources, an effective way to execute interior enforcement is to go after businesses who regularly hire illegal aliens. Such raids would make other businesses think twice before hiring persons illegally.

6) Deploy mothballed military technology on the border.
Military technology, such as mothballed UAVs, can be deployed effectively on the border, and military training can be relocated to land adjacent to the border.

7) Facilitate volunteers who want to backstop the overwhelmed Border Patrol.
Instead of calling the Minutemen ‘vigilantes’, the President could encourage volunteers until more Border Patrol can be hired and trained.

8) Remove the Mexican and Canadian exceptions from the USVISIT system.
USVISIT requires all non-citizens to be recorded when entering and exiting the U.S. President Clinton unilaterally exempted Mexico and Canada from the system. In addition, there is no ‘exit’ component to USVISIT for any country, which prevents the U.S. from knowing whether visa holders leave when they are supposed to. Approximately 40 percent of illegal aliens in the U.S. are visa overstays.

9)Begin extending the border fence.
The Defense Department has the resources to begin extending the border fence which exists near San Diego."



In addition to the nine points he made above, he made the following comments ahead of the President’s Immigration Speech (also seen on his website):


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the 97-member House Immigration Reform Caucus, made the following statement ahead of the President’s immigration speech tonight:

“Sending National Guard troops to the border is a necessary stop-gap measure to gain control of our borders. The government has chosen to limit the National Guard to a supporting role, but that will allow the Border Patrol to do its job—stopping illegal aliens from breaking our laws.

“It appears that the Administration has begun to understand the breadth and depth of frustration with our open borders, and I welcome the President’s support of increased enforcement. But if the President thinks by taking one step forward with enforcement the House will follow him two steps backwards with amnesty, he’s confusing us with the Senate. The American people understand that blanket amnesty is not a pre-requisite for border security.

“The Senate’s 12-million person amnesty – the largest in America’s history – would crush our background check system. It would dishonor legal immigrants who came here the right way. And, it would only encourage more illegal immigration. The President may say that the Senate’s plan isn’t amnesty, but when you reward people with citizenship and you allow them to continue to work in the U.S. for the sole reason that they broke the law, what else can you call it?

“A few weeks ago, the Administration announced a crackdown on illegal employers, arresting more than 1,100, nationwide. But by the next morning, more than half of those arrested were released. Public relations in lieu of enforcement won’t fly with the American people. We will all be watching and waiting to see if the President follows through on his pledge to enforce the law.”

2 Comments:

  • At Wed May 24, 03:54:00 AM PDT, Blogger Eleanor © said…

    Ojalá, "God willing, if only..." an ancient Spanish phrase showing longing and the hope that God will assist in hoped for endeavor in an example of a language remnant that translates into the cultural phenomenon of which you writing.

    In spite of the efforts of Los reyes Católicos, the 15th-century rulers of Spain, Isabela and Fernando to purge the Iberian Peninsula of all Moorish influence and to create a "common culture" by insisting that those remaining in Spain adopt Christianity, they failed. Thousands of those remaining became crypto-Muslims or crypto-Jews, and inexplicably these allied in an attempt to overthrow the new regime, thus hastening a program of inquiry that later became known as the Spanish Inquisition.

    The crypto-Muslims and crypto-Jews ventured out into the New World on the voyages of exploration among the Catholics, and if they were not found out, tortured and killed, became part of the fabric of Latin American culture which was set up in the authoritarian mode that exists today.

    British colonies in North America, not accustomed to Absolute Monarchy, the kind necessary to force a common culture on populations of disparate ethnicities and ideologies, were able to shake off the vestige of authoritarianism that has allowed innovation and progress, whereas, countries south of the border are hampered by the echoes of feudalism and paternalism that hold them back, a system that comes along with migrants of that cultural mentality, a culture that is used to paternalism and regulation fostered by both the Moorish and Catholic root stock.

    Spain has moved on, Latin America has not. Perhaps the is similar to that of New Zealand and Great Britain. Great Britain is greatly changed by immigration. Remote New Zealand reminds visitors of the Great Britain of another generation.

     
  • At Wed May 24, 05:57:00 AM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…

    Eleanor,

    You have said it with much greater authority and scholarship than I!

    The whole subject would make a great book!

     

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