America, doormat to the world

In my article, “The Second Mexican War,” I quoted Mexican political leaders bragging of a single Mexican nation that includes Mexicans in Mexico and Mexicans in the U.S. These are blatant expressions of an expansive, hostile intent to use Mexican immigrants to take over the U.S. for Mexico, a campaign I described as a war.

But here are a couple of quotes I missed, which seem even worse.

As reported by Daniel Sheehy in his book, Fighting Immigration Anarchy, p. 29, Mexican President Vicente Fox said in a speech in June 2004, “We are Mexicans that live in our territories and we are Mexicans that live in other territories. In reality, we are 120 million people that live together and are working to contruct a nation.”

Similarly, in July 1997, also reported by Sheehy, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo said, “I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important, a very important part of it.”

What makes these worse than the similar quotes in my article? Both of these speeches by Mexican presidents were delivered in Chicago, Illinois. Fox was speaking at the opening of a new Mexican consulate; Zedillo was addressing a meeting of the National Council of La Raza. (I quoted from the Zedillo speech in my article, but missed the fact that it was given in Chicago.)

So, on at least two occasions, the president of Mexico came to a major city in the United States and announced that Mexico is constructing a Mexican nation inside the United States. And what happened? Nothing. There were no editorials telling the foreign interloper to get lost. There were no denunciations of Fox or Zedillo by Illinois politicians. There were no demonstrations by Americans against the outrageous statements of the Mexican leaders. There was no official protest registered by the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. There were no exercises by U.S. troops along the Mexican border. Nothing happened. As I wrote in my April 2001 article, “America No Longer Exists,” an organism that is attacked, and doesn’t respond, is an organism that is dead or dying.

And yet—the ultimate irony—America is the country that is believed by the whole world, including itself, to be hyper-nationalistic! Sure, we’re hyper-nationalistic, all right, when it comes to spreading our democratic “idea” in Muslim countries. But when it comes to defending our actual country, there’s no one home.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 01, 2006 11:25 PM | Send

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