The American people to the Mexican people: Make our day

Resentment has erupted throughout Mexico over the immigration law in Arizona that is considered racist here.
The AP

Outrage over Ariz. law “awakened a sleeping giant”
— AP headline

As I keep saying, it’s both white liberals and nonwhites who call white Americans racist, i.e., morally wicked, for wanting to stop illegal immigration. Of course the Arizona law has nothing to do with race; it has to do with apprehending and deporting persons who have entered this country illegally. But the Mexicans, citizens of a country with immigration laws inconceivably stricter than our own, regard this basic act of national self-defense and sovereignty on America’s part as a racist, i.e., morally wicked, attack against brown skilled Mexicans as brown-skinned Mexicans, ignoring the fact that the U.S. admits hundreds of thousands of brown-skinned Mexicans as legal immigrants every year. What this means is that the Mexicans do not respect U.S. national sovereignty and U.S. law. What it means is that the Mexicans are at war with the United States and intend to take it over, as I argued in my 2006 article at FrontPage Magazine, “The Second Mexican War.”

So I say to our neighbors to the South: “If you want to make it so explicit that you regard us as a morally wicked country for simply defending our national sovereignty; if you want to make it so plain that you think we have no right to exist as a country; if you want to make it so obvious that you intend to conquer us by demographic invasion, fine. Bring it on. Show us, the American people, what you’re about. Do a repeat, on a national scale, of what your illegal alien brothers did in 2006, when they marched en masse in Los Angeles carrying Mexican flags. Show us how you feel about us, and what you intend toward us. You say that the Arizona law has awakened a sleeping giant? Just wait and see the sleeping giant that your attack on the United States will awaken!”

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Charles T. comments on the same AP article that is linked at the start of this entry:

Here is an interesting article about the relationship between the US and Mexico at an Arizona border town.

Here are some quotes from the article:

Border cities depend on each other and it has been that way for many years,” said Maria Romero, a nurse from Nogales, which lies across from the Arizona town of the same name. “It seems they don’t understand that on the other side and are always looking for ways to make things more difficult.”

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad, an autonomous government agency that supports Mexicans living and working in the United States, called for boycotts of Tempe, Arizona-based US Airways, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Suns until those organizations denounce the law. (Mexico is now setting US policy.)

Mexican legislators of all political stripes have called on the government of President Felipe Calderon to consider breaking commercial ties with Arizona. The government has issued a travel alert for the state, warning that migrants face an adverse political environment there. (The people who are breaking our immigraton laws are not migrants—they are invaders.)

One of the most interesting quotes is from the mayor of Nogales, Sonora, one of the subject border towns of this story: “I have family in Nogales, Arizona, and I have a lot of friends who live and work there, and they help Nogales, Sonora,” Hernandez said in an interview with The Associated Press. “That’s why I worry that if the boycott is not directed correctly, it could harm our Mexican brothers who are there and are helping us.”

And finally, there is this quote:

“I’ll return to Arizona because I know a lot of people there, and I’ll go where people will give me work, law or no law,” said Nicasio Benitez, who worked in landscaping there until he was deported last week after being caught in a car with a cracked windshield.

One would think that crossing into each other’s countries legally to shop would be accepted. However, the defiance which is woven into this article is more than just about shopping in each others border towns. The Mexican people—and indeed some of our fellow US citizens—are saying to hell with any law the US people make in order to protect themselves.

Edward writes:

A news article described a man who fell asleep. There was a fire in his house and he just slept through it. He died, he never woke up.

The invasion of Europe by Moslems has failed to awaken Europe. My prediction is that the Arizona law and the Mexican response will fail to wake up America. I hope I am wrong and past performance is no guarantee of future performance, but past behavior of European people since the end of World War Two is the only thing I have to go on and it demonstrates their ability to sleep deeply.

The United States govt turned against Rhodesia, it turned against South Africa and is now turning against Israel. The only people left to turn against is their own citizens. Possibly in November the Republicans can pick up some seats in Congress and temporarily stop Barack Hussein Obama. My prediction is in 2012 Obama will be reelected. The economy will have improved, people will have forgotten and the Republicans will choose another candidate with the political skills of Dole or McCain.

I apologize for being so pessimistic but that is the way I see it.

LA replies:

That’s powerfully put. You may end up being right. You have a lot of evidence for your position.

But remember, we are always dealing with the possibility of defeat, or rather with the high likelihood of defeat. Western suicide—which is the project of liberalism, which is the dominant belief system of the West—is the default position from which we are starting. From the start, the traditionalist position is that the West’s direction must be radically changed, or the West will be destroyed.

So, having started from a position of horror and despair many years ago when I first saw where things were heading, I’m done with despair. What I focus on is the irrationality of the ruling system, its self-destructiveness, and the fact that it cannot endure. And that creates hope.

Edward replies:

Your response is both powerful and beautiful. As people of the West we must never give up. Western civilization has an amazing resiliency.

LA replies:

Thank you. I’m not trying to suggest that I am somehow beyond discouragement, fear for the future, and all the rest; I’m obviously affected by things too. But I do know that I have a different feeling than I had, say, 20 years ago. In the ’80s, when I was alone with these thoughts and had no conservative intellectual friends, I experienced so much despair and horror about what I saw happening to white America and the white West that maybe I burned it out of my system, or burned it out partially, so that now, when much much worse things are happening than were happening then, they don’t affect me as much or make me feel as down as they might otherwise have done. Maybe it’s like having an immunization.

Also, in the late 1980s, I had a kind of spiritual experience that God was behind everything, and that removed a lot of the fear that I had had, including the fear that had kept me from writing about immigration.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 03, 2010 08:30 AM | Send

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