More Californication Or – Union With Mexico?
You`re hoping that our “leaders” are starting
smell the mass immigration coffee?
I recently spent time in Washington DC with the
immigration reform cognoscenti and learned some amazing
news: Several Congressional aides confirm that their
bosses are a-tizzy about how wonderful it would be if the
31 Mexican states and one Mexican federal district joined
our American Union. [VDARE.COM
note: Years ago, Peter Brimelow suggested
buying Baja California,
on the principle that the U.S. was sending billions of
dollars to Mexico, and receiving millions of immigrants,
so why not get the land? But he DIDN`T MEAN THIS!]
Incredible? That`s what the French, Germans and
British thought when the idea of European Union was
mooted in the 1940s.
Having the U.S. and Mexico become an 82-state union
Hispanic Caucus` grand plan—although I`m sure it
loves it. Rather, annexation is said to be the fantasy of
President George W. Bush`s immigration “point man” (read:
water boy) Chris Cannon (R.-Utah).
For the record, Cannon`s Press Secretary, Meghan
Riding, adamantly denies that any conversations about
annexation have taken place. She told me: "I can
assure you that no such discussions have occurred.
Congressman Cannon is working on improving ties with
Mexico but I have heard nothing about annexation either
in this office or any other."
Immediately after my February column appeared, I
received an e-mail from a former Park City, Utah,
resident just back from a vacation in his old ski resort
“I would say that the
worker population is now about
20% Mexican. Ten years ago it was maybe 2%. Twenty
years ago, the only guy in town who had a recognizable
`Hispanic` background was a cop by the name of Pete
Martinez. There are now two or three Mexican food
stores; one named `Michoacana`. It`s owned by a fellow
who labels himself `110% Mexicano` and has this
quote from him: `I don`t believe in borders`. I guess
being `110% Mexicano`, he probably believes in
Mexico`s borders – just not in ours.
“The town jail is now
labeled in English and Spanish. ESL courses are taught
at the High School; and, as always,
free medical care is heavily advertised in Spanish.
“Free medical care for
foreign nationals living and working in an American
destination ski resort. Good deal if you can get it.
Don`t tell all the regular folks paying taxes.
“But the crowning glory is
in the little valley town of
Heber City, a Mormon town founded 150 years ago, and
never significantly populated by anyone except Mormons.
“Seems that Heber is the
preferred bedroom community for the Newly Arrived
Reconquistas. New developments of reasonably-priced
houses are popping up. One of them is near the Heber
Airport. And in that development, there are two houses,
side by side, both flying flags on BIG poles. And they
are BIG flags. One pole has two flags: The American flag,
and below it, the
"Don`t Tread on Me" flag of the Revolution. The house
next door? It sports one of the largest Mexican flags
I`ve ever seen.
“Flying at the same height
as the American flag next door. In little Heber, a town
that probably met its first Mexican in 1992.
“It`s probably the most
offensive thing I`ve seen in years, especially during a
time of war.
“A foreign populace
walking into a land that was never theirs, and angrily
asserting that it IS `theirs,` even though they have no
history of ever being here, other than a few Spaniard
explorers and the ridiculous Aztlan claims.
“And the weak-kneed
Americans, terrified of being called `racist,` run and
hide or fall all over themselves trying to make friends
with this ridiculous populace that has no business being
here without our leave.
“You`d think the Mormons
would have the pride to point out that they
settled Utah all by their lonesome. It`s been pretty
much Anglo-Saxon types for the entire time (and a lot of
Scandinavians, but hey, that`s where the Angles and
the Saxons came from). Apparently, you`d be wrong.”
As the gravy train rolls on for
illegal aliens in Utah, in considerable measure
thanks to panderer extraordinaire Cannon, I couldn`t
stop wondering why virtually every elected official is so
eager to sell out Utah, with all its rich heritage and
To find out, I called former Utah State Representative
Matt Throckmorton who ran against Cannon in the
Republican Congressional primary in 2002.
“What gives?” I asked.
Throckmorton`s answer: Utah citizens don`t really
support any of the recent decisions favoring illegal
aliens to grant them driver`s licenses, offer them
in-state tuition fees or accept the matricula card.
And, continued Throckmorton, while Cannon may think
cheap illegal labor is good for the tourism business,
most Utahns are deeply offended by the flagrant violation
Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of
the Latter Day Saints.
Throckmorton, a Church member himself, said: “The
Articles of Faith are of great importance to Utahns.
Article 12 states clearly that we must obey, honor and
According to Throckmorton, the three areas of
immigration of most concern to Utahns are “open
borders, amnesty and annexation.”
“Open borders is happening; de facto amnesty is
in progress and might become official. And annexation
is looming,” concluded Throckmorton.
More evidence that there is widespread distress in
Utah over the blatant disregard for immigration law: Alex
Segura, who recently moved from California, has formed
Utah League of Citizens for Immigration Reform, an organization
of Utah-born Hispanics disgusted with what is happening
to their state.
The group`s mission is “to keep Utah culture for
Utahns and all legal American citizens.”
But Segura told me,
“Local Hispanic pressure
groups have emerged in
the last ten years along with the uncontrolled illegal
entrants streaming into America. They have become a
danger to the culture that
Utah is made of. Salt Lake is undergoing a
Mexiculturalism much like California.
changing at ten times the rate that California has,
with the help of the local Hispanic pressure groups,
pro-Mexican legislation and the threat of being labeled
racists. We find these groups tend to intimidate the
Mormons in order to push their agenda and their will;
they have even targeted me for speaking against them.”
“I see many young
Utah-born adults with families without jobs due to the
continued ignored immigration control and state
legislation that is pandering to the Pro-Mexican agenda.
“It makes me fearful for
safety and future of my grandchildren and young
Segura noted that the changes that
destroyed California, and that are now tearing down
Utah, happen virtually over-night.
Once an inch is given to the illegal aliens, they
take 100 miles.
Joe Guzzardi [email
him], an instructor in English at the Lodi
Adult School, has been writing a weekly newspaper column
since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.