Thursday, May 04, 2006
Payback For May 1 - Boycott Cinco de Mayo
Want to get payback for all these Mexicans and other Latinos who paraded in our streets supporting illegal immigration (like the 1,000 who assembled at the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage, picture courtesy of KTUU Channel 2)? Here's your opportunity. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday where Mexicans celebrate their military somehow winning a fluke victory over numerically and technologically-superior French forces in 1862. Since one can count the number of wars Mexico has won on one hand and still have enough fingers left over to write legibly, it is understandable that they would celebrate one of their rare successes.
This means tomorrow we don't buy Mexican, we don't eat Mexican, we don't watch Mexican, we don't read Mexican - in short, we don't do anything Mexican. It would be a good day to dine on good old traditional American cuisine, to watch a traditional John Wayne movie, to read a traditional American book. I personally have been boycotting Mexican products whenever possible for 10 years now, and I will continue to do so until Mexico cooperates with us in restraining immigration and starts respecting American sovereignty in the Southwest once again (graphic courtesy of the National Alliance News Service).
And the Mexican fluke victory over French forces in 1862 was not good for us, nor was it really in the long-term best interests of Mexico. An extended period of French rule would have been good for Mexico. It would have civilized them and narrowed the gap between rich and poor. They would have been better prepared for true independence later on. We wouldn't have so many of them crashing our borders today because they'd have a stronger, more equitable economy. California wouldn't be the overcrowded cesspool it is now. Click here for an excellent article describing how mass immigration has affected California.
Here's an expanded account of the origin of Cinco de Mayo, albeit heavily-biased from the Mexican point of view. However, it provides useful insight into their thinking.