Sunday, April 30, 2006

Happy May Day, Gringo

At the farmer’s market this morning one hot topic of conversation was the Hispanic effort on May 1 to impact the economy of the United States in the name of “civil rights.” [Ok, I admit that the discussion took place in Starbucks and that my boycott of Demo-sponsoring businesses has already stalled. There are now four Starbucks on the Hill and nothing else. Howard Schultz is like Bill Gates: He does not strive to own all the money in the world he just wants to “touch” it. – just like governments run by Democrats.]

Anyway, the conversation was lively. Two small-business owners who employ “documented” workers told their employees that Monday is a work day and if they do not show up they could look for work elsewhere. Bob thought that his students in Torrance would not take off, but he expressed support for the marchers. The State Senate also passed a resolution of support. Dave countered that the illegal movement is immoral, since they are jumping in line ahead of immigrants who have been waiting many years to enter legally.

The issue is a tough one since we all came from immigrants and we tend to sympathize with those who wish to come here for a better life. However, a nation must uphold its laws and Dave’s point is surely valid. And the radicals are not helping their cause. John Taft wrote in NewsWithViews:

Any group that illegally pours millions of bodies into our cities with the professed intent of shutting those cities down has in essence declared war on the United States and its citizens. Further, the US economic boycott has spread to Mexico where radicals are also calling for a boycott of all US goods in that country on May 1st. Jorge Rodriguez, a union official who helped organize earlier rallies bragged, “We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno."

Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez of the University of Texas has nothing good to say about the gringos: "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . . I love it. They are (expletive) in their pants with fear. I love it." The professor goes on to say: "We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him."

Professor Gutierrez is symbolic of the radical Hispanic movement that intends to bring this nation to its knees. It is emblematic that the demonstrations are on May 1. From Wikipedia: “May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various
socialist, communist, and anarchist groups.” The radicals have allegiance to a foreign country, Mexico.

Now what about the illegal immigrant’s complaints? Do they have legitimate “civil rights” claims or are they themselves the real problem? In Los Angeles County, according to the LA Times:

1. 40% of all workers are working for cash and not paying taxes because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal.

5. Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

Immigration to America is not a right. It is a privilege that needs to be earned. The first step of the process is to enter the country legally like millions have before. They also did work that most Americans did not want to do, but the numbers were small enough that any American who wanted such a job could get one.

When my grandfather came from Italy in 1906, he left his wife and two children behind. He worked as a fireman (he shoveled coal) on the railroad for three years before he earned enough to send for my grandmother and the two kids. They came here legally, worked very hard, learned the language and transferred all their loyalty to their adopted country. Their three boys served in the military, in Europe or Korea.

That has been the American immigrant model for two centuries. It works and is the model we must return to if we hope to keep America the greatest nation on God’s green earth.


Blogger pappy said...

My grandfather did the same thing comming from Scotland. He told me that his proudest moment was the time he became a U.S. citizen

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, Here. My grandparents (and my father) immigrated from Austria to the US in 1921 (I checked out the Ellis Island records for confirmation) and settled in New York City. I am not only a first generation American on my father's side, I can also belong to the DAR on my mother's side. Now, that certainly makes me an "American."

My grandmother (Daddy's mom) was so determined to be an "American" that she did not allow any language other than English to be spoken to her children. They wanted to be "American" and did not want their children to speak with any "accents." They came to this country for a better life. They wanted their "culture" to be "American." They didn't want to sing the National Anthem in German or Austrian, they didn't want to celebrate any German or Austrian holidays. They wanted to be Americans.

I have no culture other than American (and Southern since I was basically raised in the "South"). I like hot dogs, understand baseball and football (no woman raised in Texas could not not understand football) and would die for this country. I resent seeing voting material in any language other than English and abhor voice mail when you have to choose a number for anything other than English.

Most of my schooling was in Texas. I do not remember one student who could not speak English. There was no choice. If you didn't speak English when you started school, you were speaking it in less than 6 weeks. No mollycoddling -- learn English or fail.

If you travel to Mexico, be prepared to be cheated at the gas pumps and anywhere else you pay for goods. When we went to Tulum and Chichen Itza not one informational kiosk or placard was in any language other than Spanish. Check out our museums and see how many languages are posted. Hello! Mexico wants the tourist dollars but resents the tourists.

I am so annoyed (and I toned that down a lot) about this movement. I would like to see an "American" day when all of us "Americans" refused to go to work or purchase anything. I would like to see the silent majority speak up and say "enough is enough". Be American or go back from whence you came.


6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, a great piece of journalism! I’d like to throw my two-cents worth into the fray: Why is it that the organizers, participants and (what a surprise!) the media are billing this as an “immigration rally” or an “immigrant’s rights rally”? Most Americans are all for immigration – as am I, the son of an immigrant – we are just opposed to illegal immigration. Why don’t the papers call it what it is: an illegal immigrant’s rant. As for their boycott, I’m very curious: why don’t they also boycott education and stop sending their children to our schools (not for the day, for good) and why don’t they boycott hospital emergency rooms (also for good).

My mother and her family came to this country legally after waiting in line and they all became citizens the first moment they were able to. Everyone supporting these protests and boycotts should first read Former Gov. Lamm’s enlightening piece on how to destroy a nation (hint: it’s exactly what we’re doing now).


8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are a university freshman. Your professor addresses the class: "Congratulations to those of you who were admitted to our fine university. Many excellent high school applicants did not get in. Others with nearly the same credentials as yourselves were wait-listed, but will be denied admission, as there is no more room in the entering class.

"To those of you who did not apply for admission, but arrived on campus this morning demanding your right to be admitted, a particularly special welcome. Regardless of your SAT scores, grades, character references, and even possible criminal records, you will likewise be enrolled as students. If you pass, you will graduate. This is because we consider our university to be enlightened and nurturing for all who yearn for a college education."

Happy May Day.


8:22 PM  
Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

Isn't it funny when a "Lefty" like AlGore predicts the "end of the world" he gets appluase, but let a religious person predict the end of the world and he is run out of town on a rail and labeled an uneducated redneck.

I am trying to confirm it, but it appears I may have an ancestor who was one of those who signed the Declaration of Independance.


9:56 PM  

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