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Brenda Walker Honored—I Miss Out Again
Brenda Walker was just included in one of the "Top 10 Most Offensive Quotes" by a group of left-wing churchmen who have issued a press release.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Chicago - Today, the Center for New Community, a faith-based human rights group that tracks anti-immigrant activity, released "Indecent Proposals: Top 10 Most Offensive Quotes from Anti-Immigrant Leaders." The list captures some of the most offensive rhetoric being propagated and endorsed by anti-immigrant groups and their supporters on talk radio.
My writings were ignored. I also missed earlier out on being named one of the "Worst People In The World" by Keith Olbermann or saying that the Virginia Tech students should have fought back. (John Derbyshire got that one.)
I'd like to remind you that I did make the New Republic's hit list, ratified by the Wall Street Journal, for saying that in the aftermath of 9/11, it was really dumb for President Bush to have an Arab bodyguard. Professional jealousy aside,here's the quote Brenda won with:
2.) "Mexican men have a reputation for leering and worse at little girls, which shouldn't surprise us, since sex with children is socially acceptable in Mexico."
Brenda Walker, California anti-immigrant leader and publisher. From VDARE.com article titled "Top Ten Reasons Why the US Should Not Marry Mexico," January 1, 2007.
While they omitted the links on "leering" and "worse" in the press release, they did provide a link to the original article, [VDARE.com 01-17-07 - Top Ten Reasons Why the US Should Not Marry Mexico]and here's the context of what Brenda was saying, the paragraphs that follow it:
Fifteen-year-old girls have a ceremony called a Quinceañera which announces their availability to become wives, mothers and girlfriends. In America, children of that age are expected to complete three more years of high school, to be followed hopefully by a college education. But in Mexico, young girls are considered available, according to law and custom.
A 2005 news report from North Carolina found that "Culture might be factor in sexual abuse", [By Annette Newell, News 14 Carolina, June, 21, 2005] referring to Hispanic men's propensity to prey upon little girls. The story tip-toed around the obvious fact that foreigners bring their cultures with them, ranging from tasty cuisine to child sex abuse.
An example: Mexican Diego Lopez-Mendez pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl in West Virginia, with a not-uncommon excuse that child sex is normal among his people.
"In the pueblo where I grew up girls are usually married by 13 years old....I was unaware of the nature of the offense or that it was a bad crime", said Lopez through the translator. [Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault, WTOV9 2/28/06]
The point here is that Mexican standards regarding the age of consent are different than those of most Americans.
Here's a chilling comment from Human Rights Watch, about Mexican rape victims who are unable to get abortions.
Therefore, abortion is illegal in cases of pregnancy through incest, as defined by Mexican law, since the law defines incest as consensual sex, not rape. In most of Mexico, the age of consent for sexual activity is 12, and only in Mexico state is it over 14. This means that the crime of statutory rape in much of Mexico only applies to girls who in many cases are too young to become pregnant.[Mexico: Rape Victims Denied Legal Abortion (Human Rights Watch, 7-3-2006)]