Should Latino Activists Get “the Vote”?
By: J.J. Jackson
“A bloodbath just south of the Mexican border has alarmed neighboring Arizona towns that have nervously monitored a rise in violence in the Mexican state of Sonora the past two months.
“About 40 assailants apparently related to Mexico’s powerful drug gangs, drove in a convoy of up to 15 vehicles into the town of Cananea, 20 miles south of the U.S. border, to seize the policemen Wednesday. Mexican state police confronted the gunmen in the mountains 60 miles south of Cananea and reportedly killed 15 of the gunmen.”
- WorldNetDaily.com, May 18, 2007
And we’re in appeasement mode. Madness…
In my recent column “Mexico: Annexation or Desolation”, I pointed out (once again) that the thought process of a goodly number of Americans is tainted by the “well-funded campaigns of those who claim to represent Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans at large, such as MEChA, La Raza and the Mexica Movement
.”"The fact that organizations such as these possess the temerity to support nebulous “civil rights” for people who entered the United States illegally notwithstanding, it is generally known by a relative few that these groups not only don’t represent the majority of Mexican immigrants, but they take their marching orders from American socialists (whose sentiments parallel those in the farthest-Left vicinity of our new congressional majority).”
- Mexico: Annexation or Desolation
Consequently the gutless consideration that’s been given these groups by our lawmakers the media (of course) and other involved principals galls me to no end. I have no qualms whatsoever at calling these organizations the poverty pimps of American Latino society (Hell, if Obama becomes President I’ll probably have to flee the country given how I’ve upset his applecart). They preach entitlement and victimization rhetoric to young Mexican-Americans and dangle a plethora of perks before migrant workers who aren’t savvy enough to know are simply political maneuvers. Their demands and audacious dictates will have the most deleterious effects upon the American working middle class (of all races, by the way), rather than the monolithic, obscenely wealthy “Racist America” that’s been exploiting them for so long. I am presuming that financial assistance, employment, and not being shot or prosecuted for illegally entering the United States became “exploitation” while I wasn’t looking.
Of course, since they are associated with various globalists and socialists in Congress and in the media, they are being taken seriously – or at least that’s the impression being portrayed. Given my druthers, I would tell them collectively to go straight to hell. Migrant workers are actually at the bottom of their list of priorities apropos the guest worker/amnesty/immigration reform proposals into which they’ve insinuated their germy claws. The greatest beneficiaries of illegal immigration (migrant workers) will suffer, as will people living in border regions. The only people these faint and feeble measures are going to help are the activist organizations themselves, and their Leninist overlords.
So in my opinion, these Latino poverty pimps, using the model of American black activists don’t get a “vote” where immigration reform (forget “rights” – there’s no such thing when the immigration is being executed illegally) is concerned. Why should they? The only beneficiaries of their actions will be them!
From “Reid Forces New Senate Debate on Immigration”
Washington Post, May 10, 2007
Jonathan Weisman, Staff Writer
“Both parties are battling for the allegiance of Latino voters. Indeed, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered immigrant groups virtual veto power over this year’s bill.
‘Unless the stakeholders are going to believe that it’s worthy of their support, no matter what we do here in the United States Senate, it isn’t going to work,’ he said.”
And who are these “stakeholders”? A litigator’s question, of course, because I already have the answer: The Latino organizations that happen to be rattling their cardboard sabers at the Democrat leadership the most vigorously right now. An interesting irony, as these are primarily concerned with the “civil rights” (non-entitled entitlements) of Mexican-Americans and illegal aliens from Mexico. I’m not sure which self-appointed, self-serving organizations are presuming to speak for other Central and South American immigrants. Then, do Puerto Ricans count – or are they exempt from “the struggle” because Puerto Rico enjoys commonwealth status?
Aren’t you glad someone asks these questions..?
Kennedy’s shameless, invertebrate conclusions are sickmaking, or course; they simply underscore the consummate prostitutes certain politicians are capable of being. The reality that the “stakeholder” activist groups are merely cogs in the Leninist wheel is what’s important to Kennedy and his brood of vipers; the fact that they pay lip-service toward “representing” only around 5% of the population (poorly, I might add) hardly matters.
Image is everything, you seeâ€¦
The bipartisan “deal” that is nearing approval by Congress (so say the news agencies) is being criticized as not enough by the Democrat presidential hopefuls and a dangerous sellout by the Republican side of that coin. Lovely posturing, but more verbal incontinence to those who know how many on both sides are too well-invested in the status quo to ever propose anything prudent or decisive – Democrat and Republican base supporters be damned, by the way.
As with confronting black activists, Americans at large had better find the vertebral fortitude to tell these parasites where to cram it, even though they be branded racist, latinophobes, exploiters of poor (thanks to the Mexican government) human beings “just looking for a better life”.
This will be what is called “projection”, as they teach in beginning psychology classes; ascribing undesirable traits that one actually possesses to one’s opponents. Because this isn’t about America treating illegal immigrants fairly, it’s about empowering the opportunistic parasites who actually exploit them – and anyone else foolish enough to fall for their lying drivel.
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker who lives in Colorado and writes columns of sociopolitical fare for WorldNetDaily as well as dozens of nationally-distributed print and online news sources. He has appeared on FoxNews, CNN’s Paula Zahn Now and is a veteran of numerous radio appearances. Erik is also a Staff Writer and Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc., a national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An
archive containing links to his work can be found at http://www.erikrush.com. He is the author of several books; his latest, â€œAnnexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilationâ€, has just been released by Level 4 Press.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts The Right Things. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at Liberty Reborn.