Two years ago, I
interviewed North Carolina Republican Congressional
candidate Vernon Robinson about his position on illegal
Robinson told me that Mexicans:
have homes. We need to help them go home."
Sadly, Robinson didn`t win his
Congressional bid. But his remark is worthy of
revisiting because of the constant implications by the
pro-illegal alien lobbyists that returning Mexicans
to Mexico is
cruel and unusual punishment.
That`s a fascinating analysis when
you think about it. Normally, "going home" is
synonymous with all things good.
A lexicographer`s society once
concluded that along with "mother" and "love,"
"home" is one of the most comforting English
People feel better just reading the
Why then does suggesting that
Mexicans return home create such resistance?
Mexico, the thrill next door."
begins at a horizon line, joining the heavens and the
desert in one great extension that invites us to
discover Mexico`s mystery with an endless of enticing
magnificent beaches to breathtaking canyons, desert and
mountains views, the vast region is one of unsurpassed
scenic beauty. Colonial Towns and prehistoric cave
paintings are a reminder of Mexico`s rich past while
gleaming cities are a testament to the nation`s vibrant
beaches are more inviting:
beaches of México go on for over 9,660 kilometres. If
México is a treasure of breathtaking vistas and
beautiful places, the crown jewels must surely be our
beaches. The visitor will find white sands and turquoise
waters surrounding our Caribbean islands and beaches in
Cancún, Isla Mujeres (Women Island) and Cozumel, in the
State of Quintana Roo. To the west are the secluded
coves and palm-lined stretches along the Pacific coast
with places like Acapulco, Huatulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo,
Manzanillo, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Beyond them
lies the stark, almost surreal contrast of land and sea
found on the
Península, with beaches in La Paz, Loreto and
is home of nearly 30,000 species of flowering plants,
including a thousand species of orchids and a thousand
species of birds, including fifty species of
hummingbirds alone. In the past, one might have planned
vacations from the viewpoint of trying to get away from
it all, but this time the visitor may be ready to step
away from the man made, and step into a world of more
natural wonders in
Baja California and the Sea of Cortés, the Copper
Canyon, Sian Ka`an Biosphere, Cozumel, Xel Ha or Xcaret,
an ecological area near Cancún billed as `nature`s
sacred paradise`, with
underwater caverns, tropical lagoons and channels
for excellent snorkeling."
I`m confused. Even allowing for
tourism hype, I can`t quarrel with Mexico`s self
If Mexicans are asked about
returning, their normal reply is that "there`s
nothing for me there."
is actually a place of some sentiment and that other
than the fact that the person makes less money in
Mexico, there is a lot about the culture, except for the
government, that is
pretty good. That`s what all the news stories say
when they follow these illegals
back to Latin America and report on how much nicer
their culture is than ours.
person should admit is that going back is not
the cruelest thing in the world.
seems to me that implicit in these cries of how terrible
it would be to go home is that their culture is
retrograde. I wonder if they really want to tout that in
And Brenda posed this question: "Why
are millions fleeing a
I realize that "going home"
is not a concept that will be embraced immediately.
But I believe that illegal aliens
living in America can go home to fight for a better
Mexico by summoning up the courage they draw upon when
cross the border, the cunning they deploy when they
false documents, the guile they use when they learn
milk our system and the tenacity they display when
they march in the streets for "
Imagine the impact 20 million
determined Mexicans could have on their country`s
alien population in the United States, let it be
known that for now and forever more VDARE.COM—who you
previously perceived as your enemy—is, in fact, your
staunch ally in
helping you fulfill one of life`s noblest quests:
to go home.
Joe Guzzardi [email
him], an instructor in English at the Lodi
Adult School, has been writing a weekly newspaper column
since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.