posted on May, 8 2010 @ 12:07 AM
I remember as a child finding Mexican culture quite fun. The music was festive, the food was unique, and the arts were colorful. I remember
vacationing at EPCOT in Orlando, and finding the Mexican exhibit so amazing and wonderful I couldn’t wait to visit the real place. When I was a
teenager, learning about the Mayan and other ancient civilizations made me more appreciative. Then I got out into the real world.
I began to take note of illegal aliens who were getting work in my area. I knew people who could not get work in some labor or custodial positions
because some illegal would do it for less, without having to deal with I work in the medical field, and I would see more and more illegals going into
ER’s and getting free medical care. I saw the grocery stores slowly increase their Mexican foods items from a small section to whole isles. I
watched as Wal-Mart went from having 12 racks of Country, Rock or R&B, to 3 Rock, 3 R&B, 2 Country, and 4 or Regional Mexicano. I would encounter
illegals who could not speak functional English.
I watched as, on at least a weekly basis, Mexican busses would stop off at a local buffet, and while the dozens stepped out, a handful would climb out
of the baggage undercarriage.
The area I am from is predominately of French heritage. As such, French was the only secondary language taught in schools, as it should be to preserve
local heritage. Schools eventually started offering Spanish. Now, they have done away with French altogether.
On tv, I would see gangs of protestors waving Mexican flags, half of the group walking around with bandanas and looking like cholos. I see countless
incidents of people being told to respect Mexicans in their display of foreign nation pride. You can read about the drugs and crime pouring over the
boarder. Not to mention La Raza.
I have never been one to discriminate or prejudge a person, especially on an individual level, but after all of the above, and seeing my country
diluting its unity, losing its sovereignty, and the financial toll of the support for the illegals almost certainly bankrupting many states and
possible the nation, things have changed.
I have become conditioned by everything I have seen, heard and experienced, such that seeing a Hispanic person invokes an emotional response of anger,
distrust and sheer disgust. The same for anything Mexican/Guatamalan etc: food, flags, music, clothing, and the like. Mentally, and in action, I would
treat them individually with the same respect and courtesy I would anyone else, but they are the only people who, because of race, invoke a negative
emotional response. It borders on sheer hate. I feel stronger about the average illegal on the street, than any professed Islamic jihadist. At least
with the jihadist they tell you they want to kill you, destroy your home or take over your land.
I imagine I am not the only person who this has happened to. Worse, I can imagine that others who have been conditioned this way might not be able to
separate the emotion of it all from their actions.
I am sick of what the latino separatist, Mexican/Hispanic pride, people and groups have done to my country.