Okay, I get that illegal immigration has a plethora of negative effects on any given community.
However, I'm having trouble digesting all the angst. (Personally, I believe the immigration process needs to be refined. It should be a far less
tedious and lengthy affair. Waiting years and years to get out of an environment you detest is pretty frustrating, to say the least.)
As for SOME Mexican pride, I feel that SOME Mexicans(they have their dumb-ass natives like we do too) exercise pride in the SPIRIT
Similar to how we champion the spirit and ideals of America. Even though many of us are fully aware that there are a LOT of people in our government
that make life worse for not only us, but people all over the world. Our America, as it stands, is not the America we'd like it to be.
Now, what I have a problem digesting is the whole "go to your country and fight to change things" mentality. America, as we know, came here to get
away from the tyranny in Europe. (You know what I mean, the establishment of the nation recognized as America, not the landmass.
) We DID take this
land from the natives, wrongfully, but whateva'.
My problem lies specifically with how some Americans tend to look away from all the atrocities that our government have led us to do. The nations that
we stamped out in order to make room for ourselves.
Do we ignore it because it's in the past now? Because it's neither here nor there?
I'm specifically interested in how we've come to look at our past ... and the reason why we can look to Mexicans that come here to get away from the
corruption and oppression in their own country; and we say, "You should go deal with your country."
I'm an American myself, and this is NOT a matter of race, imo. It shouldn't be allowed to turn into a matter of race.
This is a matter of humanity, and I'm attempting to understand the ideology of this matter.
I've come to understand that telling someone to return to their country(for whatever reason) does NOT have ANYTHING to do with the color of their
skin, at all. But I am interested in HOW we can say such a thing, given our past.
[edit on 19-5-2010 by SentientBeyondDesign]