Stupid Protest Marches: A Mexican Cultural Thang?
By: John Lillpop
With the threat of even more marches by illegal aliens on the docket this week, it is prudent to remember that in April and May of 2006, the entire world was witness to one of the most remarkable displays of human stupidity imaginable:
Millions of illegal aliens from Mexico marched through American cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas etc. to DEMAND citizenship and all benefits accruing thereto.
Many were even foolish enough to carry the Mexican flag and signs reading ‘Yes we Can,” in Spanish.
Keep in mind we are talking about criminals who, by law, should have been rounded up and kicked out of the country.
These are people with absolutely no legal or moral standing in the U.S., but who cost American taxpayers upwards of $100 billion per year in public services to which they are not entitled!
Yes, these criminals took to American streets to demand citizenship and to protest legislation passed by duly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Only in America, right?
Well, not quite.
Third world Mexico held a national election in July 2006, a very close race between Lopez Obrador, a liberal leftist, and Felipe Calderon, supposedly a conservative.
Obrador and Calderon had been neck and neck in the polls, but Calderon won on election day.
And how did Obrador supporters handle defeat?
In a very Mexican way: Hundreds of thousands invaded the streets to protest election results and to charge fraud. They essentially refused to accept election results.
Think back to 2000 and one of the most gut-wrenching and difficult presidential elections in American history. It took several weeks and intervention by the highest court in the land before the matter was finally settled.
And how did U.S. Democrats handle this most bitter defeat? How many took to the streets to protest?
The good news is that even the most irresponsible, whacked-out Democrat is far more bright and sophisticated than most Mexicans, whether the Mexican is in America illegally or stuck in that 3rd-world cesspool called home.
There was, and still is, much political rancor and bitterness from Democrats about 2000. But there have been no idiotic street marches or threats of violence.
One cannot help but wonder why Mexican protestors do not simply write, call, fax or email to make their opinions known, rather than engaging in mindless and childish adventures on the streets?
The answer: Because that would require literacy, a commodity apparently in very short supply in the protest marcher community.
Perhaps the “Yes, We Can” refrain should be updated to a more realistic
“GD it, No You Can’t!”
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.