A Catholic Reader Wonders About Those Hispanic “Family Values” 


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From:  Daniel
McCarthy

A friend of mine, one of those
people who supports English as an official language but still likes unlimited immigration, is fond
of telling me that immigration at least brings with it the “family
values” that conservatives hold dear.  He`s not convinced by my arguments that
unassimilated Mexican immigrants will not only vote against conservatives in
politics but also make the culture less conservative.
He assures me that even illegal immigrants are all devout Catholics.

A link from the Drudge Report gives a snapshot of
“family values” in the Southern Hemisphere.  Specifically, this is an article
about “Funk Balls” in
Rio
.  A 14 year old girl got pregnant and got HIV at one of
them, and she`s not the only one.  These parties involve a creative
variation on “musical chairs.”  This is happening in Brazil, not
Mexico, but they`re both Catholic countries, for what that`s worth.  Apparently, not
much.

I`m Catholic myself and not a big fan of Yankee
puritanism, but I don`t think importing customs like the “Funk Ball”
will improve matters any.  If anything I`m afraid the soul-killing puritanism of
America will combine with the soul-killing carnal excess of the Funk Ball to give
us the most inhuman culture yet.  Maybe something along the lines of
Huxley`s Brave New World?

March 14, 2001