The real threat to America
While President Bush is
threatening to launch pre-emptive attacks against
dangerous states in the Middle East, he might give a
little attention to a dangerous state somewhat closer to
home. Down on the border with Mexico, what can only be
low-intensity warfare is breaking out.
Last week, a group of illegal aliens from Latin
America told the U.S. Border Patrol that Mexican troops
had chased and shot at them on the American side of the
border. Eight aliens were wounded, and agents found
shell casings near the scene, as well as vehicle tracks
showing that a Mexican military Humvee had crossed the
border and then returned into Mexico.
Rep. Tom Tancredo has found through his
own investigations (no
one else in the U.S. government seems
interested enough to look into the matter), [VDARE.COM:
Tancredo has a petition you can sign
here.] this is
not exactly news. Border Patrol agents have reported for
some years now repeated tales of Mexican troops and
police crossing the border and sometimes even firing on
them, not just on illegal aliens or drug smugglers,
which is what the Mexican authorities say they`re after
(when they bother to say anything).
Last month a Mexican military Humvee
shot out the rear window of a Border Patrol vehicle
on patrol near the border, according to U.S. officials.
"We`re having more and more of this stuff happening,"
Mr. Tancredo says.
And we can expect more and more of it to happen in
the future because our government won`t do anything
about it and the Mexican government—probably—wants it to
keep happening. The reason the Mexicans want their
troops and cops to
stir up border violence against us is that they
think there is no border, that what`s on the other side
of it—namely, our country—belongs to them.
And the Mexican people agree with them. Last week,
just as news of the border shootings was breaking, the
immigration reform group known as
Americans for Immigration Control released a poll
conducted by Zogby International. The
poll surveyed Americans about what they thought
about immigration, but even more interesting, it also
asked Mexicans in Mexico what they about it.
A large majority—some 58 percent of the Mexicans
surveyed—agree with the statement, "The territory of the
United States` Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico."
Only 28 percent disagree and 14 percent aren`t sure. The
last category would make good editorial writers for the
Wall Street Journal.
Almost the same number—57 percent—agree with the
statement "Mexicans should have the right to enter the
United States without U.S. permission," while 35 percent
The poll goes far to explain not only why so many
Mexicans feel perfectly free to invite themselves into
the United States whenever they please but also why the
Mexican government feels so
little concern about stopping its own population
from fleeing. The compadres in Mexico City view
mass emigration to El Norte as a good way to get rid of
people for whom their own economy and society can`t
provide as well as the advance team of what can only be
colonization. Put more precisely, the Mexican
government isn`t worried about
mass emigration because in its eyes, the Mexicans
aren`t really leaving Mexico anyway. They`re just
establishing new provinces.
The Mexican government may not want to announce it
publicly, but what it is doing is managing the conquest
(they`d say the re-conquest,
La Reconquista) of the United States through the
displacement of one population by another.
The displacement has been going on for decades now
and in some parts of the Southwest (excuse me, Mexico)
is almost complete. In some areas
only Spanish is spoken. In others,
federal enforcement of immigration laws is not allowed.
In all of them, Mexicans remain Mexicans while Americans
are pushed out.
Is President Bush going to do something to defend his
own country against the invasion from Mexico? The same
day the news about the Mexican military shooting up the
car was reported, President Bush was
announcing that he was determined to see that the
rate of black and Hispanic-American home ownership rise
to meet the rate of white home ownership. No, Mr. Bush
is far too busy waging a useless war in Afghanistan and
pandering to Hispanic voters to take much interest
in the invasion and conquest of his own country.
Incidentally, the Zogby poll also found that some 58
percent of Americans believe the United States should
"admit fewer immigrants each year," while a whopping 68
percent believe the U.S. military should be deployed to
the border to help stop
illegal immigration. But don`t imagine that the
democratic form of government of which we and especially
Mr. Bush like to boast so much will do anything that
reflects what these majorities of Americans want done.
June 24, 2002