Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mexplaining Mexican Pride

Me thinkth they doth protest too much. Actually America is a messed-up, evil, racist place. They’d be better off back in Mexico.


The most feral and violent contingent of anti-Trump protestors appears to consist of unabashed Mexican supremacists falsely accusing Trump of being a white supremacist. They are so irreparably dim that they appear to believe that by stomping on cars, throwing rocks at police, and sucker-punching white people, they will finally quell all doubt about whether they deserve to be here.
Behold the parallel-universe specter of hateful assholes hatefully screaming and hatefully attacking people while toting placards that read STOP THE HATE. Even more absurd is the specter of people who ran screaming from the flaming abyss that is Mexico proudly waving Mexican flags in the USA.
The most unhinged anti-Trump street riot so far occurred on June 2 outside his rally in San Jose, CA. Mexican flags were waved, Trump hats were burned, women were pelted with eggs and water balloons, men were sucker-punched, and white Trump supporters were chased and attacked like beasts of prey.
In every case, assailants or their enablers were seen waving Mexican flags, a symbol of the fierce pride that was sorely insulted by Trump’s candidacy.
Is this the behavior of people who are truly proud, or is it a collective tantrum by people who are secretly ashamed?
“If you’re so proud of Mexico, why are you here?”
San Jose’s police chief Eddie Garcia told his men not to intervene in the violence. He implausibly claimed that 250 cops were unable to handle an estimated 400 rioters. He is also, as luck would have it, a proud supporter of La Raza. In other words, a Latino cop who supports a pro-Mexican racial-identity group told his men to stand and watch while Mexicans beat up white people. San Jose’s Latino mayor blamed the violence on Trump rather than the actual perpetrators of the violence.
Outside a Trump rally in Anaheim late in May, a protestor said:
I’m a proud ass Latino, homie. I’m a proud Latino.
The question begs itself, and I’m hardly the first to ask it: If you’re so proud of Mexico and America maltreats you so horribly, why are you here?
Are you proud of Mexico City’s vibrant dungheaps? Are you proud of the fact that your country is such an anarchic, corrupt war zone that millions of its citizens are fleeing it for the USA? Are you proud of a homicide rate five times that of the US? How about a per-capita income that is only one-third that of the US? Are you proud of the fact that Hispanic Americans’ mean IQ is 11 points lower than that of white Americans? Are you proud of the fact that at base, the only thing Mexicans ever invented is the humble yet universally adored nacho?
Rather than dare to honestly answer any of these questions—possibly because any honest answer would induce humiliation rather than pride—they insist that America was “stolen” from them.
Land that is won in a war is not “stolen.” The fact is that in what is now known as the entire American Southwest, a grand total of only 10-15,000 mestizos occupied the land when Anglos took it by force. But that was the 1840s—these days, there are single weeks where more than 10,000 Mexicans illegally invade the United States. And the nation of Mexico had only claimed that “stolen” land in the 1820s. By the time the Mexican-American War rolled around, its inhabitants totaled an estimated one percent of Mexico’s population. And, perhaps most humiliatingly, the scant technology they enjoyed had been brought to them by their Spanish conquerors. The country they’re allegedly “reclaiming” is so much more advanced than it was when a tiny smattering of their distant ancestors occupied it, it’s not even funny. All right, it’s a little funny. OK, it’s hilarious.
The lament that America’s immigration laws are unjustly exclusionary might make a sliver of sense if anyone could point to a nation on earth that enforces its immigration laws more loosely than the USA. Certainly America’s immigration policies are a lot more welcoming than Mexico’s.
Many claim that any anti-Trump violence is a justifiable reaction to Trump’s allegedly “racist” comments. This is rendered absurd when one ponders the following comments by Mexican supremacists:
We’re coming back to the era of the ugly American. The gringo was hated all around the world, and this guy [Trump] pretty soon he got the title. He is the ugly American, he is the hated gringo, because he’s attacking all of us, he’s offending all of us. Imagine, I mean that could take us to a war. Not to a trade war….Don’t play around with us, we can jump walls, we can swim rivers, and we can defend ourselves.
—Former Mexican President Vicente Fox
Go back to the Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You’re old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you; leave like beaten rats. You old white people, it is your duty to die. Even their own ethicists say that they should die; that they have a duty to die. They’re taking up too much space, too much air.
—Augustin Cebada of the Brown Berets de Aztlán
They’re afraid that we’re going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They are right, we will take them over, and we are not going to go away.
—Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre
We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. [laughter] The explosion is in our population.
—José Angel Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington
Remember: 187 is the last gasp of white America in California. Understand that.
—Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party
We’re going to take over all the political institutions of California. In five years the Hispanics are going to be the majority population of this state….[Whites] ought to go back to Europe. We are practicing ‘La Reconquista’ in California.
—Mario Obledo of the La Raza Lawyer for California
Spitting bile as he films himself while driving, a black YouTuber who calls himself The Doctor Of Common Sense asks some eminently sensible questions:
Why is it acceptable for people who come from other damn countries to be proud of their country, but if an American who is proud of the American flag is deemed “racist”? Why are you here if you’re so proud of Mexico? Nobody else wants to say it, but Mexico is a fucking hell-hole. They come over here and use our system because of our weak-ass politicians. Mexican pride this, and Mexican pride that. Then why the hell are you over here? Stop the bullshit. If I was saying a country was so great, I wouldn’t have my ass in another country screaming about how great that country is that I ran away from!
The most cogent answer I could find about the roots of Mexican pride come from a commenter on Yahoo!:
Mexicans are proud to be mexicans. You know why? Because we are mexicans.
So you’re proud to be Mexican because you’re Mexican. OK, this is all becoming much clearer.
Until I see a better reason for Mexican pride beyond “It’s because we’re Mexican,” I will continue to suspect that your violent pride is of the defensive sort. Based on the facts, on your behavior, and on the absence of a believable alibi, I will assume that your so-called “pride” is rooted not in pride but in its opposite—shame.
But I will attempt to remain open-minded. I know you’re proud. But I don’t know why. Please Mexplain it for me.

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