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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Republica del Norte?


While most illegals coming to the US is about economics and partaking in the American Dream (sometimes without wanting the American part as the "Day by Day comic strip yesterday points out), the recent protests are founded in something much more sinister. We have all heard of the groups involved like La Raca (the Race), International ANSWER ( a communist based organization that also whips up anti-war protesters), Che (another Latino supremecist group). We have all heard of the "reconquista" movement which is all about taking back land acquired from Mexico.

Now there is a Professor in the University of Mexico, Charles Truxillo, who is calling for a new Mexican Homeland in the United States. According to the Conservative Voice that I have linked to:
Truxillo says this should be accomplished “by any means necessary”.
What is the scope of his suggestion? The entire Southwest Region:
Truxillo, who advocates an Hispanic separatist movement, said that this new Mexican state should include California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and southern Colorado, as well as Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. He also suggests the name for the new fatherland be “Republica del Norte”.
The thing that leaps out at me is that he seems to be modeling his approach in the template of the Israel / Palestine conflict. He uses similar phrasing to describe the relationship:
The Associated Press reports that UNM Professor and Director of UNM's Southwest Hispanic
Research Institute Felipe Gonzáles said that there is a “certain homeland undercurrent” amongst Hispanics who continue to believe that their lands were stolen by the US. Truxillo continued by saying “We [Hispanics] remain subordinated” and “the long history of oppression and subordination has to end.”
Let's see: stolen land, oppression, subordination, homeland. The only ingredient left is to throw in the word "occupation". I'm sure that will come. The bottom line is that all of those people criticizing the US for simply wanting to enforce their immigration laws need to take an honest look at what is really happening here. This is currently at the "seed" stage, but it will grow. There are already predictions that in a decade or so the US will either have to give up much or all of the Southwest region or annex Mexico. While most people have a heart for the poor people just wanting to better their life, we cannot just look at today. The seeds being planted today, are growing and we will need to deal with them now as seeds or later as huge thriving plants.

6 Comments:

  • At 8:17 AM, Anonymous r2w said…

    "REMEMBER THE ALAMO!"

    Sorry, I don't know the Spanish translation.

     
  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Maybe we should give back California. That would be 54 electoral votes that go Democrat we would not need to worry about in future elections.

     
  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger Malott said…

    And jettison Hollywood?

    Sounds like heaven.

     
  • At 12:40 AM, Anonymous paw said…

    If you can spare the time, can you point me to something that fleshes out the thoughts behind this quote? It's new to me, but I've been slacking lately...
    "There are already predictions that in a decade or so the US will either have to give up much or all of the Southwest region or annex Mexico".

     
  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    paw, I must admit I have only heard the quote and not seen it in print anywhere.

    I think it is valid that while not universal, there is a strong "reconquista" sentiment among illegals from Mexico. Of course the primary reason for coming to the US is economic, but once here I believe the influence of those of this sentiment is growing. I am sure it is quite easy to get an immediate chip on ones shoulder when they see the US does not want illegal immigration. That can easily jump to them buying into the notion that the US stole the Southwest region from Mexico.

    With local politicians catering to the illegal crowd and the voting block of legal Mexican immigrants growing stronger it is not long before they start allowing illegals to vote. Of course this already happens in secret, but it will come out in the open. Once that happens, it is all over. There will be a huge political battle where it is quite feasible that some discussing of annexation occurs. Either Mexico annexing some Southwest land or the US annexing some or all of Mexico.

    At this point I am sure this sounds ridiculous, but I think the seeds are there. In a political environment where the rule of law is becoming meaningless anything is possible.

     
  • At 12:52 PM, Anonymous paw said…

    Thanks for the response. As a resident of and a landowner in the South West, I assure you that my humble acreages will remain loyal to America regardless of what goes down.

     

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