Memo From Middle America | It’s No Joke—Russian-Style Cross-Border Ethnic Meddling Is Coming To America. In Fact, It’s Already Here.
The crisis in Ukraine illustrates the rise of ethnic politics and secession—and mass Mexican immigration into America means it is coming here. Conservatives treat this as fodder for satire today, but it will be in the headlines tomorrow.
Ukraine and Russia are attempting to protect their interests and the key weapon has been ethnic populations. Crimea’s referendum contained irregularities, but what’s undeniable is that the ethnic composition of the population resulted in support for a union with Russia. Though they may have been technically citizens of Ukraine, many Crimeans were Russians in heart and spirit and when the status quo collapsed, the Bear was able to exploit it.
Of course, American Exceptionalism holds that rules just don’t apply to us. Thus on March 23, a piece appeared on the The Daily Caller entitled Mexico sees Russian gambit in Ukraine as chance for American land grab, by Eric Owens, labeled “satire”:
On Friday, in Geneva, Mexico signaled alarm at the treatment of its large Mexican minority in the United States, comparing American actions to prevent the use of Spanish to attempts in Ukraine and Estonia to prevent the use of Russian…
Russia has maintained that annexation of the Crimea peninsula is justified because it has the right to protect Russian speakers outside of Russia’s borders. Mexican political leaders have taken note, perhaps sensing an opportunity to gain long-lost territory and increase the size of its economy by expanding northward into areas currently administered by the United States.
Mexico has begun enthusiastically supporting protections for linguistic minorities, a Mexico City diplomat told the United Nations Human Rights Council. “Language must not be used to segregate and isolate groups,” the diplomat said, according to details provided to The Daily Caller by the U.N. Mexico has officially expressed concern about “steps taken in this regard by belligerent elements in the United States.”…The Mexican diplomat then forthrightly compared the treatment of Mexicans in the United States to the treatment of Russian speakers in Ukraine. Mexico, the diplomat said, has the right to protect Spanish speakers who have migrated without documentation to the United States in search of economic opportunity. He further noted that, unlike in Ukraine, these migrants very often remain full Mexican citizens.
Owens’ article was patterned on a March 19 Reuters article by Robert Evans: Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia:
“Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian. Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment”
But Owens’ satire cited actions and statements similar to things the Mexican government has already actually done and said.
In Ukraine, you had the volatile mix of
- A large ethnic-Russian minority, dominant in certain regions of the country.
- A meddlesome neighboring county, with which this minority identifies.
- A change of government in the Ukraine and a breakdown in relations between Ukraine and Russia.
In America, you have:
- A large Mexican minority, increasingly resistant to assimilation, and pandered to by the government.
- A neighboring country, Mexico, which meddles in American politics and works to retain or attract the loyalty of the Mexican-American minority.
- A change in the American government, which no longer demands assimilation and now promotes non-assimilation.
Mexico openly tries to manipulate its neighbor by using its expatriate population as an asset. The country’s vast “diplomatic” network of 50 consulates interferes in American politics on behalf of illegal aliens, lobbies for Amnesty, and works to gain or retain the loyalty of Mexican emigrants and ostensible “American citizens” of Mexican descent.
The United States doesn’t protest this – indeed, it actually enables the Mexican state’s participation within American government. Mexican consulates were involved in the administration of the 2010 U.S. Census. In March, it was reported that Obamacare navigators were enrolling U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals at Mexican consulates.
Mexican consulates issue the matricula consular, a document accepted by many U.S. entities. The Mexican embassy even has an “Office of Latino Affairs.” Mexican diplomats such as Carlos Flores or Teodoro Maus throw themselves into American ethnic politics through organizations like the “Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights.”
And it is not as though Mexican leaders are concealing their intentions. To give just some examples, President Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000) said: “You are Mexicans too- you just live in the United States.” More outrageously, he blustered: “We will not tolerate foreign forces dictating laws to Mexicans” (referring to U.S. immigration laws being applied to illegal aliens on U.S. soil!)
Vicente Fox (2000-2006) spoke of “large Mexican communities settled in that country [U.S.A.].”
Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) said: “There are Mexicans who are now Americans because they were born here [in the U.S.]” i.e. because of the anomalous anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment.
And current president Enrique Pena Nieto also sees “Mexican-Americans” as an extension of Mexico. One of his advisors, Arnulfo Valdivia (now director of the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior) said during the presidential transition period in 2012 that “There are 35 million Mexicans in other countries. “ And Valdivia said of those of Mexicans in the U.S. that “they do not, by reason of having left Mexico, lose all their rights…The intention is to continue having links, they still have roots in Mexico. There is no reason to exclude them nor to leave them out of the rights of their country [Mexico].”[Google Translate]
After all, according to Mexican law, all children born to Mexicans in the United States are potential Mexican citizens. There are now millions of dual U.S.-Mexican citizens and Mexico considers them its own. During the Iraq War, Mexico was organizing a census of all Mexican-origin soldiers in the U.S. military and moving to negotiate directly with Saddam Hussein over U.S. military prisoners of war who were dual citizens of Mexico and the U.S.
The Mexican government regularly defends Mexicans sentenced to death for murder on U.S. soil, such as in the recent Edgar Tamayo case.
And Mexican-Americans are responding in kind, abandoning the pretense they are Americans. Famous Mexican-Americans now openly identify with Mexico, such as U.S.-born astronaut Jose Hernandez. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who didn’t think much about his Mexican heritage while growing up, later declares that he is “100% Mexican”. American-born comedian George Lopez rails against controlling the border. Jorge Ramos, now a dual Mexican-U.S. citizen, promotes Hispanicization in the media.
Recently a U.S. soldier with a Spanish name and surnames—Carlos Vives Feliciano— was caught smuggling illegal aliens across the border into Texas. [US Soldier Admits Smuggling Illegal Aliens For `Mexican Transnational Criminal Organization`, by Brandon Darby, Breitbart, September 5, 2013]
Mexican plutocrats openly meddle too. Of course there’s Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, partial owner of the New York Times, but he’s not the only one. Mexico’s second-richest man, Ricardo Salinas, joined forces with then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to promote immigration.
This manipulation almost always has a partisan edge. In 2010, the president of the Mexican Senate, on U.S. soil, told Hispanics to vote for the Democrats.
The Mexican rock group Manaendorsed Obama in 2012.
In October of 2013, the reconquista band Tigres del Norte played at the rally on Washington Mall during a supposed government “shutdown.”
Of course, Russia is a much more powerful country than Ukraine and Mexico is not more powerful than the United States. However, American power is never directed against Mexican meddling. Indeed, because of domestic politics and corporate greed, the American government facilitates mass Mexican immigration.
The Department of Agriculture cooperates with the Mexican government to increase food stamp dependency.
The National Labor Relations Board made an agreement with the Mexican foreign ministry in July 2013 to protect illegal aliens in the U.S
Jeh Johnson, the new head of Homeland Security says illegal aliens have “earned the right to be citizens.” [Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have ‘Earned Right to be Citizens’ Penny Starr, CNS News, January 24th, 2014]
The 9th U.S. Circuit court of appeals upheld the California school that suspended boys for wearing the American flag on Cinco de Mayo because it might incite violence by Mexican-American students. A Texas principal lost her job over a language dispute at her school.
The San Ysidro Border Attack of November 2013, in which a large group of illegal aliens stormed the border, may just be a sign of things to come.
Of course, the Republican Party, or any party espousing its supposed principles, is bound to be swept away by all this, not that it is stopping it from celebrating it. And Reconquistaand Southwest secession may be the best case scenario. Current demographic projections show non-whites will make up nearly 60 percent of the U.S. by population 2060, and one in three Americans will be Hispanic—mostly in the Southwest. Will this be the long-awaited “Reconquista”? Or will they hold out a few more decades and just take over the whole country through demographics?
Ukraine-style cross-border ethnic meddling is coming to America whether Republicans recognize it or not—and it’s no laughing matter.
If the GOP’s willful ignorance continues, the time will come for a new party to defend the historic American nation.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan`s wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.