Diversity Is Strength! It`s Also…Selling Your 14-Year Old Daughter?

A recent cultural offense in
California

got

international attention
: the Mexican who sold his
14-year-old daughter for

cash
and

beer
—a nasty mishmash of a tale with too many
twisted hooks for the press to ignore. The beer angle
may have initially attracted friends of the

noble brew
, but the pedophile and slavery aspects
likely left a bitter taste of diversity depravity.

Time and more details have only added to the ugly.

The first reports were bad enough. A father from w:st="on">Oaxaca, Marcelino de Jesus w:st="on">Martinez,

arranged with an 18-year-old neighbor
to trade 160
cases of beer, six cases of meat, $16,000 and other
assorted beverages in exchange for his 14-year-old
daughter. And when the groom, Margarito Galindo, was not
forthcoming with the loot even after the girl had
obediently moved in with him, concerned dad w:st="on">Martinez
went
to the police
to complain about non-payment.

Both men are

illegal aliens
from
Mexico
.

The Greenfield PD has been propagandized with the
usual ethnic sensitivity training—look at this
PowerPoint presentation [16.2
MB
] on the fine points of Oaxacan indigenous culture
on its

website
. But the police appreciation of diversity
did not extend to endangerment of a child.

The initial charge against Martinez was

Penal Code section 266D
, taking money or valuables
in return for allowing a person to live with someone to
whom they are not married, a felony. (Slavery is illegal
in w:st="on">California, but maybe the
police didn`t think of that.)

Police Chief Joe Grebmeier noted that
Martinez
` actions would not be
illegal in
Mexico
, including
arranging the marriage of a 14-year-old girl, because
the age
of consent is 12
in some locales.
Greenfield

police have heard rumors of

girls that young
being sold into marriage in the
city. But the recent case is the first one where the
perp went to the police and announced his behavior.

" `There was no force, fear or coercion,` [Chief Grebmeier]
said. `What we`re dealing with now is a difference in
cultures. All of this would have been perfectly legal
where they came from.` [...]

“But culture
clash or not, Grebmeier said, he was compelled to
enforce the law. He said he had appeared at community
meetings to warn recent immigrants against pursuing
underage marriages. And when his department looked into
reports about the 14-year-old girl, finding a matchmaker
and `documents used in the negotiation,` he acted.

" `I`m tasked
with protecting my community, and 14-year-old girls need
a lot of protection,` he said.
[Teen`s
arranged marriage is allowed in native Mexico
,
By Steve Chawkins,
LA Times
, January 15, 2009]

It would have been nice for the
Chief to voice more enthusiasm for the rights of women
and girls present in American culture, rather than make
excuses for Mexican illegal aliens. But

politically correct police chiefs
are common in

Mexifornia
, At least
Grebmeier did arrest the perp when the chips were
down.

The Mexican apologists began squawking just a few
days after police arrested daddy
Martinez
. The local Oaxacan
mouthpieces insisted that the situation was a

"misunderstanding"
—a characterization which reveals
how little respect they have for our legal system:

” `The use of
terms like `sell` is incorrect, because these are
dowries that are requested,` according to a statement by
FIOB representatives Gaspar Rivera Salgado and Rufino
Domínguez. `We know dowries are not an exclusive
practice of indigenous communities. Other European and
Asian cultures used to use them in the past and some
still practice the tradition—yet they aren`t accused of
“selling” their daughters.` "
[Oaxacans
Indignant Over Case of Man who `Sold` Daughter
,
By Mireya Olivera, Translated by Elena Shore, New
America Media, Jan 17, 2009].

Actually, a dowry is defined as
"the money,
goods, or estate that a wife brings to her husband at
marriage"
which is the opposite of the Mexican
arrangement. Even misogynous w:st="on">India has tried
to stamp out the dowry practice, which is still the
source of

bride murders
when the groom or his family is
unsatisfied with their swag.

Time magazine used the correct terminology:

Bride Prices:
Native Mexican Custom or Modern Day Crime?
.

Its February 1 article on the w:st="on">Greenfield case included fascinating diversity
details:

"San Juan Copala village council secretary Macario Garcia claims the
bride price makes the husband commit to the marriage,
reducing breakups. `It is so the man gives value to his
wife and so he won`t easily leave her for another
woman,` Garcia says, sitting in the shade of a wooden
hut under the glare of rugged hilltops. In the ancient
tradition, he explains, the suitor negotiates the
marriage with the family through a so-called
`ambassador.` After a deal has been struck, the suitor
then goes to meet and collect the bride at minute="0" hour="2" w:st="on">2 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. Local
custom also permits polygamy and
some men in the
Triqui region have up to seven wives
.”
[Emphasis
added]

Seven wives? Say, even
generous Mohammed allowed only

four
to his randy followers. (Although Mo`s
assurance of
72
virgins in the Islamic Paradise
must certainly rank
as the top ogasmatronic religious promise in history.)

As a cultural aside, ordinary Americans still expect
foreigners to assimilate to our law and customs, even
after multiculturalism has been relentlessly promoted by
elites as the highest good for decades. A 2005

Rasmussen poll
found that two-thirds (67%) of
Americans said that those who move to the w:st="on">USA should
"adopt w:st="on">America`s culture, language, and
heritage."
Just 17 percent thought it was acceptable
for immigrants to retain their home culture.

A 2006 Zogby poll determined that

only 26 percent
believed that current immigrants
were assimilating adequately, and 67 percent thought
immigration should be reduced so the melting pot could
begin to work on those already here.

Assimilation is working in one respect: By the time
Salinas County held the preliminary hearing on Friday,
Jan 30, daddy Martinez was duly lawyered up with counsel
who said his client was


"as much a victim as the girl in this case"
.

The courtroom scene must have been
Babel

from hell.
Martinez

doesn`t converse in English or Spanish. He speaks the
language of his

Triqui tribe
. So proceedings and testimony had to go
from

Triqui to Spanish to English
and back again. The
girl

testified in Triqui
, saying that she was kidnapped.
But none of the reporters were curious about whether she
attends school, which is also required by American law,
so that aspect remains unclear.

Here`s a
fascinating bit of Mexican culture
that turned up
during the hearing:

"[Defense attorney J.]
Hernandez maintains the case involves `me la robo,` a
custom sometimes carried out in parts of
Mexico

by young men who have no money for a traditional dowry.
Under the practice, the young man
takes a girl, with her cooperation or not, and has sex
with her,
then asks her parents for permission to
marry her. Because of cultural and religious taboos
surrounding virginity, permission is usually granted.
"[Greenfield
Girl Testifies She Was Kidnapped by Teen
,
By Virginia Hennessey, w:st="on">Monterrey
Herald,
month="1" w:st="on">January 31, 2008]

Is this the kind of diversity we
want in w:st="on">America?
Primitive indigenous practices from w:st="on">Mexico`s back country? There`s a
reason why we don`t want 14-year-old children to make
life-determining decisions—they are not mature enough.

In addition, the couple never did
get married—apparently the

Triqui custom
is far less formal—but

Gallindo did have sex with the girl every day
of the
two weeks that they were together.

If they wanted to live according to
their tribal culture, they should have stayed put in
Oaxaca
no
problema,
then.

But the day ended with Judge Larry Hayes charging
daddy w:st="on">Martinez with a list of crimes, namely the
felony charges of procuring a child for sex, aiding and
abetting statutory rape, and child endangerment; plus a
misdemeanor count of cruelty to a child. The accused

could be sentenced to 8 years in the slammer
if
convicted on all charges. Hope springs eternal.

Perhaps we shouldn`t be surprised at
Greenfield
`s`s unpleasant treatment
of young girls—this is not the first instance of
indifference to Mexican piggyman behavior. In 2001,
concerned citizens in the town contacted the INS because
of a menacing crowd of foreign farm workers who gathered
every morning and afternoon when schoolgirls walked
through downtown to watch them and catcall.

"Frustrated by what they saw as the Police Department`s ineffectiveness,
parents, school workers and even some students turned to
the INS.

“`These guys come
out here twice a day, you can set your watch by them,`
said one downtown worker who asked that her name not be
used. `They stare
at the girls, and follow them and push up against them

and intimidate them.

“`It`s so
infuriating,` she said. `I`ve complained to the police,
and they just shrug and ask, "What do you expect us to
do about it?" It`s just sexist.`"
[A
Town Divided: INS deports 39 after schoolgirls and
parents complained of harassment
, By
Maria Alicia Gaura,
San Francisco
Chronicle,

April 16, 2001]

Kidnapping and rape are crimes. The
parents were simply trying to protect their kids by
taking pre-emptive action against a dangerous situation
where those crimes might happen.

Needless to say, the parents were called
“racists” and threatened by the local
reconquistas. But the moms who raised the alarm were Hispanic, just
like most people in town (88
percent in 2000
).

This situation was another case of non-assimilation.
Mexican males regard public harassment of women and
girls as normal behavior and the right of men. w:st="on">Mexico City has made
attempts at retraining, but it`s a tough sell there to
turn down the volume on traditional machismo. In 2006,
the big suits launched a campaign of

public service announcements
designed to decrease
workplace harassment of female employees.

But it must not have worked out well. Perhaps
billboards showing

sex dolls dressed as office workers
sent the

opposite message
to what was intended. The
government apparently gave up on efforts to shape
behavior, and turned to simple physical restraint; the
authorities designated a number of buses in the capital
city as not available to men, to the great

happiness of women
thrilled to be able to get around
without being groped.

As one Mexican man remarked about the necessity for
the program:

"Truly in this society there is no culture of respect
for women."

Amen to that. Yet many Americans are shocked and
dismayed when they catch a glimpse of

Mexican culture`s dark side
.

The press loves to pontificate about w:st="on">Mexico`s

alleged
family

values
. But that

fantasy
doesn`t hold up when the facts are revealed.

When a 14-year-old girl is sold by her father for
cash and beer in a farm town

80 miles from San Jose
, Americans should realize
that the diversity train has run off the tracks and
needs to be

stopped
entirely.

Brenda Walker (email
her) lives in w:st="on">Northern California and publishes two websites,

LimitsToGrowth.org
and

ImmigrationsHumanCost.org
. The
Greenfield case
reminds her of sociologist Robert Putnam`s

remark
, "The
effect of diversity is worse than had been imagined."