Originally posted by galm 1
Would you be ok if you moved to Mexico and were forced to speak their language? I agree with you, but think about that for a while.
I grew up in South Texas, I've traveled pretty extensively around Mexico, and while I was raised understanding and speaking Border Mexican — which
is just enough Español
to order a beer, get a hotel room, or buy your way out of jail — I know that the many dialects
down there make
it difficult for native Mexicans themselves
to travel very far without meeting a communications barrier.
I moved down there and decided to live like a king for the rest of my life on a few hundred thousand American dollars (as many have),
I'd be interested to know which version
of Mexican Español
they wanted me to speak — inasmuch as the Mexican bureaucrats
can't even speak all of the dialects.
But, seriously, if the Mexican government demanded
that I first "speak their language," I'd take an envelope, stuff a hundred dollar bill in
it and send it back to them. A week later I'd receive official Mexican federal papers, all signed and approved by the proper authorities, and an
official notice: WELCOME NEW CITIZEN!
If you think I'm joking, you just don't know anything about Mexico.
The one language that talks loudest in Mexico is money
...particularly American Dollars. I'm not ashamed to say that I've paid-off (read
) dozens of Federales
(the federal police of Mexico), who will consistently nod and smile and turn their backs on any sort
of crime for a measly $20 bill.
Not saying that I've perpetrated any heinous crimes,
but I've been publicly intoxicated in Mexico and bought my way out of it on the spot,
I've paid off Federales
to look the other way and not
inspect my car, I've bribed Federales
to join our crazy-ass tequila
parties in hotel swimming pools all night, and I've even bribed the Feds
to detain somebody else
because I didn't like the look of
is weilding power in anybody's
book — not based upon fluency of the tongue, but only upon the depth of the pocket. Can you
imagine trying to bribe American federal authorities in a similar manner? Not just no
In Mexico, they don't give a rat's ass
which language you speeak, because money is power
— which is why these millions of illegals
are streaming across our borders and funneling the cash back to Mexico. It's not just about José feeding his poor wife and the kids back
okay? It's about acquiring the power to buy off
the Mexican authorities.
In short, the illegal alien crisis in America is further corrupting
the Mexican government.
— Doc Velocity