“Conservatve” website proposes annexing Mexico
Steve D. writes:
I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but it provides a small window into the thinking of many American conservatives. Last Sunday on RedState, there was a discussion over a floated proposal to invade and annex Mexico. Judging by the responses—which are, figuratively, all over the map—the consensus seems to be “maybe.”Below is the culminating passage in the article Steve linked. Showing a complete absence of logic, the author leaps from the possible necessity of the U.S. invading Mexico in order to destroy the drug gangs, to the desirability of the U.S. annexing Mexico and making it the 51st state of the United States, or perhaps the 51st through the 65th state. He makes this proposal, even while emphasizing the profound dysfunctionality of Mexico as a society. Why does he not quail at the thought of adding an entire dysfunctional society of one hundred million people to the United States? Because he thinks that they can be “assimilated.”
After reading the article, note the number of commenters who do not outright dismiss the idea, but seem to entertain it.
And this is at “Red State,” a blog the very name of which means conservative.
Correction. “Red State” does not mean conservative. It means Republican. So the uber fatuous reasoning on display here is perhaps somewhat less of a surprise.
The author’s one wise gesture is to decline to provide his name, only giving the name of his blog, “LaborUnionReport.”
… In 2013 and beyond, though, all bets are off. If the Mexican government cannot contain the violence in that country, or more bloodshed occurs on the U.S. side of the border, either the Mexican government may request humanitarian aide, or the U.S. would be justified in acting unilaterally to go into Mexico to end the drug cartels’ brutal terrorism (it’s not like it hasn’t happened before). In fact, if the violence on the U.S. side of the border does not cease, or escalates further, whomever is sitting in the oval office will be hard pressed not to go into Mexico.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 14, 2010 06:18 PM | Send