The MexiChurian Candidate?

September 16 is Mexican Independence
Day and it`s being celebrated in the United
States, where a large chunk of the Mexican
population lives. There are two things that you
might want to know about. One is the

Mexican Independence Day Voter Registration Drive

that`s taking place in Watsonville, California.
That is, they`re registering to vote in
elections. The other is the Mexicans across the

at their

local consulates
and sang the

somewhat bloodthirsty
Mexican national

missed opportunity for the Border

VDARE.COM congratulates Mexico on its Independence
Day, September 16. We think the U.S. should

have one too

George W. Bush loves Mexicans. He never misses an
opportunity to praise them by extolling their qualities
of family values and

hard work
. One of his favorite campaign lines for
Hispanic audiences is

"Family values don`t stop at the Rio Grande."

At least he doesn`t say "Rio Grande River."


Typical is this

radio address
from May 5, 2001

“In the United States,
I`m happy to say, we`re putting old fears and quarrels
behind us. We know that we must protect the integrity of
our border, yet we understand how that border can be
viewed from the other side, as the gateway to better
wages and a better life. I`ve often said that family
values don`t stop at the
Rio Grande
. The best way to have a stable border is
better opportunity in both our nations, opportunity
built by

and education and freedom.”

In fact, of course, it`s a typical overclass

that their Mexican servants have
particularly strong family values.

And, while family values may not stop at the Rio
Grande, the United States of America does.

A neutral observer would have to say that Bush simply
prefers Mexicans to Americans. When there is a policy
decision to be made that helps Mexicans to the detriment
of Americans, George W. Bush consistently advances the

Mexican agenda

As our country`s leader, Bush should be our number
one advocate and protector. But he listens to the beat
of another drummer—one wearing a sombrero. Mexico
has never had a

stronger patron
in the White House. He is the

MexiChurian candidate

Here`s an incomplete list of his thoughtful

  • Bush offered up a full amnesty

    amnesty policy
    in January, proposing that all
    "willing workers,"
    understood to be mostly Mexican,
    could be hooked up with "willing employers." The idea
    was fuzzy on details like how such a monumentally
    bureaucratic program could be run effectively, or
    honestly. But Bush wants to come across as a big picture
    sort of guy, not bogged down in wonky minutiae.

  • Bush has been gung ho for opening
    America`s highways to Mexican trucks even after the
    terrorist attacks—despite the obvious ease by which a
    largish nuke could be hauled from Mexico to anywhere in
    the United States.

    NAFTA trucking
    has been hanging around since the
    main trade agreement was passed in 1993, but Bill
    Clinton was convinced to postpone it by labor and groups

    Public Citizen
    because of the threat to

    American trucking jobs
    and highway safety.

  • Bush backed off from the proposed

    US-VISIT program
    , hailed last spring as a national
    security breakthrough because of its biometric
    identification (scanned fingerprints) for frequent
    border crossers, when el Presidente Fox

    about Mexican dignity being affronted by

    new ID procedures

  • Bush has made no attempt to collect on

    water debt
    of 1.3 million acre-feet, which has
    severely burdened Texas farmers.

Back in the Cold War, Washington`s favorite
foreigners were Cubans, given the propaganda value of
thousands of Hispanic

boat people
struggling to reach capitalism and apple
pie—so dramatic on television. (Even today the Cubans
retain at least one residual goody which other illegal
aliens do not get—the "wet foot, dry foot"
designation. If a Cuban reaches dry land, he gets to
stay, like
a winner on reality TV
. America, the ultimate

But now the favored "immigrants” (as the press
calls illegal aliens) are Mexicans.

Some border slang which is coming into common usage
is OTM, meaning Other Than Mexican. Because that`s the
division: by implication, Mexicans are normal
passers-through. But non-Mexicans, particularly those
from terror-linked countries, may actually receive
negative attention.

Recently a couple of

Texas Democrats
was outraged that 23,000

were released in the last year into the border
regions of America because of insufficient detention
space. One of them, Rep. Jim Turner, a

rare pro-borders Democrat
has just released a
detailed report on what should be done. He apparently
understands that

terrorists don`t stop at the Rio Grande

If OTMs are bad, Ms are good.

And they are very good indeed for unscrupulous U.S.
businesses. Slavery will never be legally reinstituted,
but for post-American corporations millions of illegal
aliens are the next best thing.

Foreigners accept exploitation, don`t complain about
hazardous conditions, work for sub-living wages and
don`t demand expensive benefits.

President Bush has really gone out on a limb for
Mexicans, angering conservatives in his

own party
and many Americans at large who believe
that government should protect the union from invasion.
But no matter how extreme Bush`s Hispanic pandering,

Latino voters

largely Democrat
. Instead, Bush is sending a message
to business that the

slave pipeline
is staying put.

Even so, Bush goes beyond the standard-level
pandering, whether to Mexican voters living in the U.S.
or to the business cronies. It`s a dangerous gamble when
the open southern border is understood by al Qaeda as an
easy entrance. Furthermore,

dozens of articles
have been written about how the
conservative base is ticked off over the open-borders
issue. But Bush has remained deaf to their concerns.

Remarkably, there have been

that Arizona, home of the late “Mr.

Barry Goldwater
, is "in
" for this election. If Kerry wins Arizona, it
will be because

angry conservatives
have withheld their votes from

Why does Bush continue to leave America`s doors wide
open when he`s fighting a war? It`s a vexing question,
and there are no clear answers, only indications.

  • The Bush
    family demographics
    are headed south since sibling
    Jeb married a Mexican woman, and now Poppy`s "Little
    Brown Ones
    " are all grown up. The Bushies are big on

    according to

    Kevin Phillips
    and may well have decided to go with
    the larger demographic flow. Young Jorge P. has already
    cast his lot with his ethnic compadres, recently

    standing on the side
    of illegal alien Mexicans
    against the Border Patrol. Apparently the apple doesn`t
    fall far from the tree.

  • The Bush family has some long-standing

    business connections with Mexicans of dubious character
    The ongoing contact with Mexican culture through various
    amigos may have convinced the Bushes that a business
    climate less encumbered by annoying laws was more to
    their liking. Making America more Mexican may seem like

    agreeable business decision
    : it fits with the
    corporate feudalism which many of the Bush social class
    obviously plan for our future.

  • Finally, I know I`m not the only one who
    imagines Vicente Fox owning blackmail-quality photos
    from Bush`s little chronicled wild years – something
    along the lines of a buck-nekkid GWB doing a
    rambunctious cha-cha on a bar with a straw stuck in his

Of course, there is absolutely NO evidence that such
pictures actually exist. It`s a fantasy from the
collective unconscious, that`s all. Bush merely behaves
as if someone in Mexico controls him.

Still, if anyone has photos of a hard-rockin` bad boy
Bushie, I`d like to see them!

Brenda Walker [email
] lives in Northern
California and publishes

. She intends to observe Mexican Independence Day
by celebrating her bartender`s birthday, also Sept. 16.