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Re: “Ask a Mexican!

I've tried to reach you befor by emain but it always comes back no such address. I'm sending this as a test. Let me know if it reaches you. Tks Robert

Posted by Robert Horvath on 08/17/2017 at 4:24 PM

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I love your column. Great writing!

Posted by Kathleen DeBoer on 08/17/2017 at 10:40 AM

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An EXCELLENT example of "Identity Politics" group think, dividing Americans and pitting then against each other on the basis of race or ethnicity.

Can YOU recognize the INHERENT RACISM of such ideology? I can!

Can you reconcile this ideology with Dr. King's admonition to judge each other "on the content of our character and not on the color of our skin?: I can't!

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Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 08/17/2017 at 7:03 AM

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Orale.

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Posted by icecld51 on 08/03/2017 at 7:52 AM

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Fuck you ROY Warden!... Funny how CNN and all the supposedly "Liberal" news media conveniently omit how NAFTA fucked over millions of Mexican families since it was passed into law in 1994. Where's all the "outrage" over this injustice and why is it always left out of the immigration debate when gabachos like you bitch about the "problem" of "illegals" which any half wit knows is code for "Mexicans". Oh, and by the way, when it comes to making a choice between going to El Norte "illegally" to find a job to feed your family or staying in MEXICO and starving is the very DEFINITION of a "life or death" decision, ok?

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Posted by THETRUTHHURTS on 07/30/2017 at 9:30 AM

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The problem with "The Mexican" is his inability to separate his Left Wing bias from his (presumed) nationality.

His he a "Mexican" (born in Mexico) and a citizen of Mexico? If so he represents a minority viewpoint.

Is he an "American" born in America who believes he is a "Chicano"? If so he is simply a "left winger," as the majority of Americans of Hispanic descent (and former Mexican citizens who immigrated HERE lawfully) do NOT share his "open borders" viewpoint.

As for land: what WAS formerly Mexico, is NOW America, paid for with blood and treasure. ALL land in EVERY country around the world was at one time paid for with blood and treasure.

Get used to it, Chico!

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Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 07/27/2017 at 10:19 AM

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BSLAP: Nice post. I'd like to contact you. How can we connect?

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Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 07/27/2017 at 10:11 AM

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If the U.S. took half of Mexico then the U.S. took half of France in the Louisiana Purchase. The Mexican Cession was primarily unoccupied country (neither Mexico nor the U.S. ever counted Native Americans) with arbitrary lines drawn back in Europe based on a few Spaniards on horses riding through the area years earlier and some treaties made with Spain. Santa Anna gladly handed it over for some quick money to save his butt. Mexico couldn't control that region and had very little population there and, quite likely, if the U.S. hadn't taken it, someone else would have or it would've seceded from Mexico anyway. It was a semi-autonomous region with constant revolts and mixed populations.
Besides, Mexico stole it from Spain 25 years earlier (who stole it from the Apaches, Navajos, Hopis, Utes, Pasquas, etc.). Not saying the war was right, far from it, but let's not make up a simplistic and misleading history in order to create some vast grievance that justifies illegal immigration all the while pretending to be teaching stupid Americans their true history.
And Mexicans were forced North like the Irish? I must've missed the news of the famine and the U.N. airlifts of rice and flour. Comparing it to the potato famine is hyperbole.
Migrants came north not due to famine, but because of a population surge prior to widespread use of birth control, economic disruptions and lack of opportunity (partly based on policies their own government set), and better money was available in the U.S. These are the same reasons most immigrants came here. But you make it sound like the big bad U.S. forced them into NAFTA and it was a choice between death and immigration. This is over-simplification to advance an agenda.
Not saying anything for or against Mexican immigrants, or minimizing all of the crap Mexico and Mexicans have put up with from the U.S. and Americans over the years, but if you twist and over-simplify history with the transparent goal of creating a special right for Mexicans to immigrate to the U.S., you lose all credibility.

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Posted by bslap on 07/27/2017 at 6:11 AM

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