Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), a man of the people.
March 29, 2006, at 9:00 am, Bad Eagle officially declares war on los generales de la Ciudad de Mexico. The problem is not immigration, not the feeble, traitorous US senate, but a mobster-run government in Mexico City. The enemy is not the Mexicans, but the incredibly corrupt and wicked families than run Mexico. The immigrants are actually fleeing the misery of Mexico. Amnesty? In America? The idea that amnesty applies to illegal immigrants here is rational only if the truth is recognized–the truth about Mexico City. Mexican people have been used, abused, and otherwise misled in the greatest ethnic farce since Martin Luther King.
Mexicans have their own government to address. They need to be patriots of their own country. King at least addressed problems on the home front. He wasn’t protesting the treatment of Tibetan monks by the Chinese government. Mexican protests are pitifully out of place here, the people are confused, and suffer from acutely misdirected anger. Their problem is Mexico City, not Washington. Their anger must turned on their own leadership. King believed racial integration was the path to equality, but the Mexicans don’t care about ingetration. In fact, they’d rather be Mexican all the way–in America, with all the rights of American citizens! They are exceedingly confused, and the US government, as well as Mexico, is confusing them.
Mexico exports more than 1.8 millions barrels of crude oil a day, making it one of the top ten oil exporters in the world. (Mexico aspires to be the number one exporter to the Unites States.) Mexico is not a country without wonderful resources. It is a country with astounding civic corruption and environmental pollution. 26% of the population (106 million) live on less than $2. a day. And according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Mexico is not significantly affected by the glorious globalization envision by the Council on Foreign Affairs. The great regional treaties like NAFTA and GAFTA had not worked wonders at all. The northern states of Mexico, the most polluted, have experienced the most benefits of foreign investment (in cheap labor).
People inside Mexico cry out in fear. “One of the biggest problems in Mexico is insecurity, the population lives with fear not only of thieves, corrupt politicians, and bush [sic] but also face injustice from abuse of power of authorities and the police. It is very dangerous for a population to be fearful of its protectors the police force. Mexico has to improve its deficient police force, and must improve the reputation of current police officers.” MIEPA: Mexico/Economic Policy Analysis 2005. Mexico is all about drugs, like many Latin American countries.
It is as if the whole people of Mexico are just one fat sheep to be shorn. Everyone uses them. Their own miserable government uses them.
Where is Zapata when you need him? The greatest need in Mexico right now is another revolution. The first one, in 1910, was all about land–the relationship between the people and their land. The government had gradually taken ownership of all the land. Power was invested in only a very few men. It was a grand socialist dictatorship under General Porfirio Diaz When the Mexican people rose up and broke the power of Diaz, they did not maintain the ideals for which they had fought.
Emiliano Zapata (right) and his brother
Eufemio. True Mexican patriots.
An unusual commentary on this is found in a movie, The Professionals (1966), when a left-over Mexican revolutionary (Jesus Raza) laments that a revolution is like a woman. She’s beautiful, and you are in love. Then the affair gets old, and you see her as she really is. What you need is that first love again!
We all do. America is quickly forgetting the nature of her own revolution. America is quickly whoring out to the highest bidder. Our pathetic senate has become the public enemey No.1. The US Congress has betrayed the American people at the most fundamental level. Our government does not represent the people, but the interests of business. Nationhood, sovereignty, are no longer valued, by law.
But let Mexicans be patriots of their own country. The most patriotic thing Americans can do for America is to encourage Mexicans to be Mexican patriots. They should all be sent back to fight for the honor of their own country. They should be more like Iraqis, willing to fight the enemies amongst their own. The mass of Mexican immigrants here in America are betraying their own country, Mexico. They are giving up. They are fleeing Mexico, yet waving the Mexican flag. This is a heartbreaking tragedy of foolishness. No people have ever been so duped, and made an international joke. They misunderstand patriotism completely. It isn’t a show of a flag. It is fighting for your country!
And while America is promoting all this patriotism, Americans must be ready to rise up against our own corrupt government, which has obviously lost it’s way, abandoned its principles as a republic, and betrayed its people.