Please put your thinking caps on. That’s all this is. Some of my thoughts that I would like to share with you. Please…relax and ask yourself:
(1) Am I the kind of open-minded person that I would like to be?
(2) Am I truly interested in being exposed to a wide range of opinions for the purpose of learning rather than listen only to the ones that I agree with?
(3) Do I respect the opinions of others with whom I disagree as I would have them do mine?
(4) Should ANY person have the right to silence the speech of others because they do not like the content of the speech or for any other reason?
(5) Is it not the case that if I attempt to silence the speech of others, is it not also the case that I endorse such a right that should be enjoyed by all people and might some day be used against MY speech?
(6) Is it POSSIBLE that my emotions have inflamed my thinking to such a degree that my OWN speech has taken on a hateful and even violent tone?
(7) When faced with views that are inconsistent with my own, do I immediately think that the source of disagreement is racism, feel threatened and view the other party as your enemy out to “get you” rather than a good person who wants the same things that you do?
(8) Do not these basic rules of civility apply in all my daily affairs with people from all walks of life and do I not want to treat others with the same respect that I would wish for myself?
(9) Do I truly understand the nature of the freedom of expression granted by the First Amendment?
(10) Given its importance am I not interested merely in listening for the purpose of broadening my base of information, perception and attitude towards the First Amendment? Put another way, do I truly understand just what “free speech” is?
(11) What is racism? Is my definition “right,” anybody who disagrees with it is “wrong” and the basis of that disagreement is my guided by my definition of racism which now defined virtually every subject of publig dialogue?
(12) Do I want to enjoy the freedom of speech?
(13) Do I truly understand and fully embrace the fact that others share the same right?
(14) Do I truly understand that true “freedom of speech” requires that ALL opinions are tolerated even if I disagree with them on a very strong level? Is the reverse not true?
(15) How am I doing on this questionaire right now? What feelings am I experiencing? Am I in fact reacting in a very emotional fashion, feel threatened and assume this is some kind of trick and somehow motivated by racism?
(16) Is it the case that I view those with opposing views as “racists?” Have I spent an meaningful amout of time reflecting on just what that word means to ME, and is it stimulating my own thinking and openness to opposing views or is it shutting my thinking down, limiting the range of ideas I am exposed to, narrowing my own thinking and ultimately risking that I become the very thing I now protest?
(17) Are my actions and speech and attitude truly consistent with the values to which I subscribe? Put another way, how do I “rate” my own conduct as a person…whom I would like to be?
(18) Do I have all the answers and am I always right?
(19) Is it possible to learn something that you didn’t know by exposing yourself to…things that you don’t know?
(20) When I approach a subject…am I looking to open my mind and be receptive to new thinking that might not mirror my current beliefs, OR am I merely “searching for ammunition” that I can use to support what I already believe and use against others who hold different views?
(21) If I refuse to allows others to have different opinions and openly express them, do I think it’s fair that I ask them to do that?
(22) Do I seek simply that society and all these matters strive for “fairness?”
(23) If it possible that in my quest for what’s “fair” has unconciously drifted into an agenda that does not match my own standards of fairness?
(24) Am I acting in a manner that is “fair” according to my own values and standards?
(25) If I were to be brutally honest with myself…am I proud of my conduct…and pleased with my own place in this world? Am I being the person I wish to be? Do I truly want what’s “fair” and am I being fairminded?
This series of questions is not a trick…and of course it’s not exclusively for Latinos. I am doing it right now as I write them out. I WANT to be good person. I TRY to be a good person. I value love above all else in life. While allowing myself a multitude of shortcomings and misteps…I strive to be accountable first and foremost to MYSELF. I embrace a philosophy and code of conduct of my own design whereby the only opinions that truly matter are my own and of God. I fall infinitely short of achieving these goals. The best I can hope for is to make them a priority and use them as the guidelines that determine my actions. I do not always succeed even in that goal. My life is better…when I apply these principles…and simply hold myself accountable for my actions. I want to be a “grownup.” I will fail…a LOT. But I will try. I will fail again. I will continue this pattern until my time on this good Earth comes to a close.
We cool? Let’s talk about America…what we want to get out of it…and what we wish to contribute in return.
WHAT IS AMERICA?
America is an analysis. For as long as there exist qualities unique to America there exists a reason for its existence. On this basis those already here choose to stay here as opposed to emigrating to another place in the world outside Amerca. On this basis those who are NOT native to America…this MUST be the case else what would be the reason for leaving your current home and by your own choice TRAVEL to America and make it your home. When this analysis breaks down…there is no America because there is no NEED for America. America is NEEDED because it continues to SATISFY the elements of this analysis. Put more simply…as long as there is a reason to STAY or a reason to GO there…there MUST be SOMETHING in America that is not available someplace else. As long as that is the case there is both a REASON and NEED for America to exist. America exists because it is needed. Your decision to come here…your decision to remain here…proves conclusively the intellectual support for this formula/analysis.
That being said, it makes sense to analyze the reasons both specific and general of why “I” choose America as my home. To simplify and reach a GRAND area of common ground…let’s agree that life in America…promises to be BETTER…than life “here.” Inability to arrive at that fundamental foundation of common ground renders this converation both pointless and futile. We must all drop our guard and reach this point where it MUST be the case that America offers at least the PROMISE of a better life than the life I might expect “here.” Put even simpler, we must agree that America is for lack of a better term…better. It’s BETTER than other places…which MUST provide the rational decision to make America my home.
Upon accepting the premise that America IS better than other places (most commonly the place currently serving as “home”) what are some of the more specific attibutes of life in America that are PREFERABLE (I prefer this term over “better”…let’s use PREFERABLE in liue of the term “better”) to those same attributes of my current home. What should THEN be done is an examination of what background factors help explain the preferable quality offered by America.
ENGLISH O ESPANOL
I can think of countless reasons for learning English and adopting it as the language of everyday life. Those reasons apply with equal force to people speaking every non-English language coming to America. Those reasons have always existed and to this day they continue to exist. With a SINGLE exception…immigrants coming to America CONTINUE to learn English and adopt it as their everyday language. It stands to reason and is supported by data that this approach inures both the benefit of the specific immigrant group as WELL as the multitudes of non-native English speaking immigrants from around the world. It allows everybody to communicate with one another. If there is ONLY one exception to this CENTURIES OLD and CONTINUING APPROACH TO AMERICAN LANGUAGE, then there must exist a rational explanation for the exception. If we cannot reach intellectual common ground on this line of reasoning…then no purpose is served by continuing this conversation.
I. SPANISH: What is the rational explanation for making it the SINGLE exception to every other language on the planet?
Answer: I honestly do not have one…and I have yet to hear a single satisfying rational reason. If you have one I am TRULY interested in hearing it. That being said, and without getting into the countless reasons for NOT being treated differently, there lacks a REASON for introducing (imposing, really) SPANISH to the exclusion of every other language spoken around the globe. If it DOESN’T make any sense…if we are unable to produce even a SINGLE persuasive reason for granting special treatment to Spanish…then it MUST force the inquiry…WHY MAKE SPANISH THE SINGLE EXCEPTION? Whom does it benefit…whom does it harm?
2. MEXICO. What are the reasons for leaving Mexico and adopting America as your home.
I address this PRIMARILY to Mexicans becuase in fact Mexicans account for the VAST majority of Latinos living in America and an even higher percentage of the recently occuring and coninuing wave of “immigrants.” Mexico is also unique because of its shared border with the United States. Mostly I single out Mexico because the greatest impact of this Spanish Language Initiative (“SLI”) will fall upon Mexicans living in America, ALL OTHER Latinos living in America, ALL NON-Spanish speaking Americans, and MOST of all…Mexicans living in Mexico. If you disagree with this approach that’s fine. I urge you to put that aside and simply substitute “Latinos” for “Mexicans” to keep a lid on emotions.
Those of you who have already DEPARTED El Republico de los Estados Unidos de Mexico for The United States of America…you are far more qualified to enumerate the MANY features of Mexico and life in Mexico that distinguish it from America and life in America. Put another way, there are reasons for LEAVING MEXICO. That’s not a statement of nationalism or a slight to Mexico. It is a declaration of value neutral fact. You LEFT…you REMAIN here…and countless others pass THROUGH MEXICO to reach the USA rather than remain in Mexico. I urge you to put aside national pride. This is not about the Mexican people or the rich and unique cultural and spiritual nature of Mexican character or status. It is just a simple piece of data that must be plugged into any analysis. I can think of no rational excuse for omitting it.
Let’s settle on just a few generic themes. CORRUPTION. LAWLESSNESS. CIVIL RIGHTS. LEGAL SYSTEM (both criminal and civil). LABOR LAWS. WORKER PROTECTIONS. SOCIAL MOBILITY (rooted largely in RACE if not skin color). OPPRESSION. SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH. PHYSICAL DANGER FROM RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE. PUBLIC TRUST. FEAR OF GOVERNMENT. FEAR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. CONDUCT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. MILITARY INFLUENCE. CHANGE. ELITES. POWER.
Agreed, on at least general terms? Things in Mexico DON’T CHANGE. Not like they do in America anyway. If we can’t agree on that…then once again continuing with this conversation is both futile and pointless.
While it goes without saying, EVERY SOCIETY EVER has a graded scale whereby members are distributed into broad categories. Put another way more relevant to this discussion, there is ALWAYS a SMALL MINORITY controlling the OVERWHELMING PERCENTAGE OF WEALTH, PRIVILEGE AND POWER. Does it exist in America? Of course it does…in spades. But compared with the distribution of wealth found in most of the world, the Latin America, and MEXICO makes America by comparison look like a communist workers’ paradise. It is a fact that a TINY handful of elites RULE OVER MEXICO. This has ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE. This is STILL very much the case.
Like every other leadership structure Mexico’s elites seek primarily one goal: to preserve their wealth, privilege and power. In Mexico…the house ALWAYS WINS. In fact, in Mexico…the rank and file aren’t even allowed in the casino. It is an UNJUST and RIGID SOCIETY where the abuse of power is rampant, brutal and wholly immune to accountability. Mexico the nation is a SAVAGELY CORRUPT and DANGEROUS PLACE for people to step outside the lines, speak up, speak out or in any way create even the appearance of a potential threat to the status quo. In Mexico, El Hombre enjoys ABSOLUTE RULE AND exercises ABSOLUTE POWER to the EXCLUSIVE END OF PRESERVING THAT POWER. THAT is Mexico…and THAT is why Mexicans LEAVE MEXICO IN THE MILLIONS for a “PREFERABLE” QUALITY OF LIFE IN AMERICA.
That being said, Mexico functions perhaps exclusively to the benefit of the elites and their stranglehold on power. This theme basically defines Mexican society…in other words…THE ESTABLISHMENT. EVERY ELEMENT OF LIFE IN MEXICO IS DESIGNED OR HAS BEEN RESHAPED TO SERVE THE INTERESTS OF ITS TINY GROUP OF (very white and very small gene pool). Without making any claims…does this not stad to reason? Assuming we are in agreement, let’s take a look as some of the institutional components of Mexico, Inc.
JOURNALISM. I’ll let you reflect on this.
EDUCATION: I’m willing to bet that it paints a very rosy picture of Mexico, Mexicans, Mexican LEADERS and a very UGLY, PERNICIOUS, OMNISIOUS AND UBIGQUITOUS ROLE OF “LOS YANQIIS.” You decide for yourselves whether the Establishment in Mexico favors a balanced view of history, its leaders, and the role of America. How open and honest is Mexico’s view…of Mexico? How balanced is Mexico’s view…of America? Which version(s) dominate all others…which is more likely to support the preservation of the existing leadership structure in Mexico (ie., the elites). This is a theme common to tyrants around the globe. “Your lives are miserable not because our benevolent rule…but becuase of the aggressions and meddling of [AMERICA/ISRAEL].” DOES this make sense to you that the MEXICAN ESTABLISHMENT would not only FAVOR but INSTITIONALIZE AN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE NARRATIVE REGARDING ITS ROLE AND A COMPLETELY, PREPOSTEROUSLY NEGATIVE NARRATIVE REGARDING LOS RACIST GRINGOS? If this does make sense, is not possible in not likely if not all but certain that your “personal” narrative of America’s history and conduct and influence is a little…skewed? AND…CONSIDER THAT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE FREEDOM IN WHICH AMERICA’S OWN MISDEEDS ARE NOT ONLY EXAMINED…BUT HAVE COME TO (WRONGLY) DOMINATE ITS OWN NARRATIVE OF ITSELF. This is GOOD FOR FOREIGN LEADERS/TYRANTS, BAD for American freedoms, BAD for America, BAD for American immigrants, and TRAGIC for those outside of America who would one day choose to escape their conditions for a PREFERABLE life in America.
MEXICAN CULTURE and HISTORY and LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE IS NOT MERELY INFLUENCED BY AMERICAN POWER AND INFLUENCE AND INTERFERENCE INTO THE AFFIARS OF MEXICO…IT HAS COME TO BE DEFINED BY IT. This makes SENSE within the context of RULE BY A SMALL GROUP OF ELITES THAT BENEFITS FROM THE INSTITIONALIZATION OF A SINGLE…FAVORABLE NARRATIVE. Are we in agreement on this?
While Latinos scream out in protest about “proportionate representation” in ALL areas of life in America, is there a lot of that happening down in Mexico? Do MINORITIES in Mexico try to pull that stuff? Is there EXTREME racism and discrimination against women, gays, minorities in Mexico that are NEVER TALKED ABOUT?
FILMS OPENLY CRITICAL OF AMERICA IS A VIRTUAL INDUSTRY UNTO ITSELF. Are there many films, documentaries, investigations, programs aimed at addressing MEXICO’S DIRTY LAUNDRY? Can that narrative be HEARD down there? And EVEN UPON REACHING THE FREE SOIL OF THE UNITED STATES…STILL…THE OVERWHELMING SUBJECT MATTER ARE THE “ATROCITIES” COMMITTED NORTH OF THE BORDER. THIS…INSTEAD OF EXERCISING THE UNIQUE FREEDOM FOUND IN AMERICA TO TELL THE STORIES THAT THEY CAN’T TELL IN MEXICO. IT IS AS WASTEFUL AS IT IS DAMAGING AS IT IS JUST PLAIN FOOLISH.
WHAT PROVIDES THE PRIMARY GLUE HOLDING THE MEXICAN ESTABLISHMENT TOGETHER? It’s CONTROL OVER ALL AREAS OF LIFE IN MEXICO IN MADE EASIER BECAUSE THE ENTIRE NATION SPEAKS SPANISH. IT MUST BE THE CASE THAT SPANISH ITSELF BENEFITS THE ELITES…ELSE SPANISH WOULD NOT BE A PART OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN MEXICO.
IF THE GOAL FOR MEXICANS to ACHIEVE A BETTER LIFE IN AMERICA…IS THAT NOT INSEPARABLE FROM THE GOAL OF ESCAPING FROM UNDER THE OPPRESSIVE RULE OF MEXICO’S ELITES?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MORE MEXICANS RETAIN SPANISH AS THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE AND OVER TIME COME TO DOMINATE ENTIRE POPULATIONS IN AMERICA? DOES THAT BENEFIT THE MEXICANS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE CORRUPTION AND THE OTHER THINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ELITE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE THERE? DOESN’T IT MAKE SENSE THAT LEARNING ENGLISH AND ENTERING THE VAST STREAM OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS IN AMERICA CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH WOULD ENHANCE MEXICAN’S LIBERATION FROM MEXICO’S REACH? IS IT NOT THE CASE THAT A SPANISH SPEAKING POPULATION LARGELY SEGRATED FROM MAINSTREAM ENGLISH SPEAKING AMERICA IS LESS INDEPENDENT OF AND MORE VULNERABLE TO INFLUENCE…POWER…AND THE VERY CORRUPTION THAT THEY HOPED TO LEAVE BEHIND IN MEXICO?
IF THE GOAL IS TO “LEAVE MEXICO,” THEN SIMPLY ASK:
DOES ADOPTING ENGLISH WORK TO THE ADVANTAGE OF MEXICAN CITIZENS ATTEMPTING TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO, OR DOES IT HAMPER THAT GOAL AND IN EFFECT EXPAND THE INFLUECE OF MEXICO’S ELITES ACROSS THE BORDER?
IF ALL PEOPLES OF THE WORLD ARE AUTOMATICALLY “AMERICANS” THEN IT MUST BE THE CASE THAT ALL MEXICANS ARE AMERICANS AND IF ALL AMERICANS ARE MEXICANDS DOES THAT ALSO NOT WORK AGAINST THE GOAL OF ESCAPING MEXICAN RULE? DOES NOT THIS MOVEMENT TO DISSOLVE THE BORDER INURE TO THE BENEFIT OF MEXICAN ELITES AND THE DETRIMENT OF ORDINARY MEXICAN CITIZENS SEEKING THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO CORRUPTION, INC.?
IN MY VIEW…it not only makes NO sense to advance this somewhat agressive if not extremist if not militant push to SPANISHIFY entire regions in the United States work AGAINST THE GOAL OF ACHIEVING THE VERY GOAL THAT MOTIVATED THE CHOICE TO LEAVE MEXICO AND MOVE INSIDE OF AMERICA?
If the goal is to LEAVE MEXICO for a BETTER LIFE IN AMERICA…AND GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S DEEPLY CORRUPT AND ABSOLUTE RULE BY A TINY GROUP OF ELITES…THEN HOW CAN IT POSSIBLE BE THE CASE THAT IMPORTING SPANISH INTO THE UNITED STATES BOLSTERS THAT GOAL?
THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS. AND WHAT IS THE POSITION OF MEXICO’S ELITES? IT’S NEWSPAPERS? POLITICS? EDUCATION? THAT is the CASA…AND IF THE RESULT THAT THEY SEEK IS THE SAME AS YOURS, AT THE VERY LEAST IT SHOULD CAUSE ONE TO PAUSE AND THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND OR TOO.
DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES (OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO JUST THAT). BUT IN MY OPINION, BASED ON THE REASONED ANALYSIS PRESENTED HERE, LEARNING ENGLISH PROVIDES THE FASTEST ROUTE TO GAINING INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S REACH. AN ENGLISH SPEAKING POPULATION IS MORE LIKELY TO GROW INDEPENDENT FROM MEXICO’S LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE, ITS POLITICS, ITS OPPRESSION, ITS CORRUPTION…BASICALLY…MEXICO.
CONTRAST THAT WITH A SPANISH ONLY SPEAKING POPULATION NORTH OF THE BORDER. THIS IS YOUR DECISION TO MAKE AND YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO THROW AWAY. BUT MOVING SPANISH NORTH INTO AMERICA DEFEATS WHATEVER REASONS THAT MOTIVATED MOVING TO AMERICA. IF THERE IS A REASON TO COME HERE…THERE MUST BE SOMETHING UNIQUE TO AMERICA THAT CANNOT BE FOUND IN MEXICO. DOES DISSOLVING THE BORDER, TAKING THE POSITION THAT ANYBODY WHO “HITS THE DIRT” IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, PROMOTING THE NARRATIVE THAT PAINTS AMERICA AS A DEEPLY UNJUST AND RACIST NATION (dominated by white English speaking elites), and bringing the SPANISH LANGUAGE NORTH SUCCEED IN ACCOMPLISHING THEIR OWN GOALS…OR THE INTERESTS OF THE MEXICAN ELITES FROM WHO THEY SEEK THEIR LIBERATION?
By maintaing Spanish in America as its primary if not exclusive languauge, are Mexicans helping themselves? Or are they pushing the border north…and bringing MEXICO ITSELF WITH THEM?
This is YOUR NATION. YOU ADOPTED IT…AND YOU ASSERT THE RIGHT TO CALL IT HOME. IF THAT IS THE CASE…AND THERE ARE CHARACTERTICS AND OPPORUNITIES AVAILABLE IN AMERICA THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN MEXICO…THEN HOW DOES REJECTING THE UNIVERSAL TREND OF LEARNING ENGLISH HELP TO PRESERVE “AMERICA” (WHICH IS NOW YOUR NATION AND YOURS TO LOSE) AS A SEPARATE ENTITY, PRESERVE THOSE ADDED BENEFITS FOR THEMSELVES AND ALL AMERICANS, STRENGTHEN AMERICA…PROMOTE THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S CORRUPT RULE…AND ULTIMATELY DO WHAT SERVES AS THE ELEMENTAL MOTIVATION FOR COMING TO AMERICA: SECURING AND OBTAINING A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR YOUR FAMILIES.
DOES ENTERING THE ENGLISH SPEAKING STREAM OF AMERICAN SOCIETY PROMOTE UNITY AND OVERALL STRENGTH IN AMERICA? DOES IT ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICAN RULE? DOES IT HELP ACHIEVE THE PRIMARY GOAL OF LEAVING MEXICO FOR A LIFE IN AMERICA? DOES IT MAKE SENSE BASED NOT ON CULTURAL PRIDE…BUT SOUND REASONING? IS IT SMART?
DOES PRESERVING AND GROWING THE FOOTPRINT OF SPANISH ONLY SPEAKING TERRITORY IN AMERICA ADVANCE THE ACHIVEMENT OF THESE GOALS OR CRIPPLE IT?
It is a an accurate statement to say: “SI SE PUEDE.”
But…GIVEN THE VERY REASONS FOR ADOPTING AMERICA AS YOUR NEW HOME, AND IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT YOU ARE ENJOYING THIS SINGULARLY UNIQUE FREEDOM TO CHAMPION THIS CAUSE AND PLACE THESE DEMANDS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NATION YOU HAVE CHOSEN, THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION BECOMES:
I’m a reasonably smart guy…and that’s a reasonable analysis. If I were a Mexican citizen occupying the lowest rung on that society’s ladder…I would do what every other immigrant group does to advance their own self interests in America: LEARN…ENGLISH. In fact that is the REASON WHY MANY CHINESE AND KOREAN CITIZENS SEND THEIR CHILDREN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. How are those immigrant communties faring? How about the Indians? Russians? Armenians? Etc…etc.
IS IT GOOD FOR US, OR DOES IT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE VERY RULE OF THE ELITES IN MEXICO WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE SEEKING TO ESCAPE?
SI…es verdad decir “SI SE PUEDE.” And if feels really good…empowering…unifying…but IS IT?
IS THAT THE SMART THING TO DO?
THIS IS YOUR ADOPTED HOME. YOU DETERMINE ITS FUTURE. YOU ARE ITS FUTURE. WHAT WERE THE REASONS FOR COMING HERE? DO CURRENT POLICY GOALS AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES ADVANCE OR IMPAIR IF NO CRIPPLE THAT GOAL? DO CURRENT POLICY GOALS AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES INURE TO THE OVERALL BENEFIT AND UNIFY AMERICA MAKING IT STRONGER, OR DOES IT ACCOMPLISH JUST THE OPPOSITE OF THOSE THINGS? AS AN “AMERICAN” DOES IT NOT MAKE SENSE THAT MY ACTIONS ARE PROPERLY AIMED AT MAKING AMERICA AS A WHOLE MORE UNITED AND STRONGER? AND AS AMERICA IN GENERAL (NOW MY COUNTRY) GROWN MORE UNITED AND STRONGER, ISN’T THAT NOW THE OPTIMAL RESULT FOR ME? AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN DOES THAT NOW NOT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF MY COUNTRY AND MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN?
False modesty aside…this IS the right analysis. This analysis does produce the SMART ANSWER. It doesn’t matter if I’m right. What matters is if you are WRONG…BECAUSE IT’S YOUR COUNTRY TO SHAPE…AND YOUR COUNTRY TO BUILD LIVES FOR YOUR FAMILIES.
My language is at times caustic…but that can best be explained by the strength of my beliefs that what you are doing is BAD…for YOU…and y0u’re JUST…NOT…THINKING IT THROUGH.
ONE LAST THING TO CONSIDER: THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS…WHICH MEANS THAT THIS SPANISH ONLY INITIATIVE BENEFITS AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE. ACCORDINGLY, YOUR ACTIONS MAY WELL SERVE THE INTERESTS OF BOTH THE MEXICAN ELITES WHOM YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE, AND THE AMERICAN ONES UNDER WHOSE RULE YOU WILL BE LIVING UNDER.
AT THE TOP OF THIS LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE IS A MAN DETERMINED TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT. IS OBAMA REALLY YOUR FRIEND? IS HIS GOAL REALLY TO ADVANCE YOUR INTERESTS? IS HIS GOAL REALLY TO UNIFY AND STRENGTHEN AMERICA WHERE SERVES THE INTERESTS OF ALL AMERICANS? OR ARE HIS GOALS SOMETHING….OTHER THAN THOSE?
THERE IS NO CONCEIVABLE HARM IN THINKING THESE THINGS THROUGH…REALLY DRILLING DOWN AND ASKING SOME HARDER QUESTIONS THAT DON’T GET YOU BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE…WHICH MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU “WANT” BECAUSE IT’S “GOOD” FOR YOU…BUT RATHER IT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE YOU WANT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORKS AGAINST YOUR INTERESTS AND INSTEAD ACCOMPLISHES THE SAME RESULT THAT WE ALWAYS GET: THE HOUSE WINS.
The CLEAR ANSWER here…in terms of advancing the cause of SOCIAL JUSTICE…is for the PEOPLE OF AMERICA TO COME TOGETHER UNDER A SINGLE LANGUAGE. ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO’S RULE IS UNDENIABLY SERVED BY TRANISTIONING LIFE’S AFFAIRS INTO ENGLISH. MAINTAINING AND PROMOTING SPANISH SERVES THE OPPOSITE GOAL.
AMERICA IS ALSO RULED BY ITS GROUP OF ELITES…AND RIGHT NOW THE “HOUSE” IS CHAMPIONING YOUR EFFORTS TO GROW AMERICA’S SPANISH SPEAKING POPULATION…AS WELL AS EXPANDING BY PROXY THE SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OF MEXICO’S ELITES INTO AMERICA.
FOLLOW THE BREADCRUMBS OF “BENEFITS” TO THEIR SOURCE. DO THEY LEAD TO THE HOME OF ORDINARY CITIZENS? OR DO THEY LEAD RIGHT BACK WHERE THEY ALWAYS DO: LA CASA.
[Not yet reviewed for content or grammar, spelling, etc. I prefer to “get it out” and then put it out there.]