Aztecs and Hidalgos: Are Upper-Class Hispanics Importing Their Own Peons?
Leaving aside the fact that some nonzero proportion of Mexicans take pride in their Aztec ancestry; and leaving aside also the very high probability that if I had described illegal immigrants from Norway as “Vikings,” Ms. Chavez would not have felt moved to comment; let us see if I had any kind of point.
Here is a picture of some illegal immigrants darting briefly, bravely out of the shadows onto the front page of the Drudge Report to cheer the passage of the Rubio-Schumer Amnesty Bill out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Here, to compare and contrast, are six leaders of the Amnesty movement in U.S. politics and media, plus two close kin. In reading order: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Cecilia Muñoz (Director of the Domestic Policy Council), Geraldo Rivera, George P. Bush (son of Jeb), his wife, his Mom, Linda Chavez.
And here is a question for you to ponder as you do your comparing and contrasting.
Is it unreasonable—is it unreasonable—to suppose that Amnesty, coupled with feeble enforcement of immigration laws and border security, would firmly plant in the U.S.A. a Mexican social order, with a wealthy aristocratic class of European-descended or high-mestizo hidalgos vote-farming a welfare-dependent client peonage of . . . Aztecs?
And if it is not unreasonable so to suppose, is this an outcome any American should wish for?