note: 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 U.S.
elections. The other is the Mexicans across the
gathered at their
local consulates and sang the
somewhat bloodthirsty Mexican national
Another 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
trade and education and freedom.”
In fact, of course, it`s a typical overclass
delusion 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
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
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
complained about Mexican dignity being affronted by
new ID procedures.
- Bush has made
no effort to get Mexico to
extradite killers and other
serious criminals who have
harmed Americans and escaped across the border.
Mexico remains a sort of national park in which hundreds
of thugs who would face
capital punishment or life imprisonment in the U.S.
can gambol freely.
- Bush supports Mexican illegal aliens
Social Security payments after working only six
- Bush has made no attempt to collect on
water debt of 1.3 million acre-feet, which has
severely burdened Texas farmers.
- Bush has pushed for the easily forged
standard ID for illegal aliens, the
Mexico-issued matricula card, to be more widely
accepted for governmental and
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
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
Recently a couple of
Texas Democrats was outraged that 23,000
OTMs 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
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 remain
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
suggestions that Arizona, home of the late “Mr.
Barry Goldwater, is "in
play" 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
dynasty 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
her] lives in Northern
California and publishes
ImmigrationsHumanCost. She intends to observe Mexican Independence Day
by celebrating her bartender`s birthday, also Sept. 16.