Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba
Taken from Huatusco, Veracruz, the closest town to Margarita's family's ranch.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Question of "The Illegal Alien" in the United States; now I'm a dead man!

The question of legality always is abstract and questionable... The history of the U.S. is that of aliens be it legal or illegal. When it comes down to U.S./Mexican relations, there are a whole lot of questions below the tables and in private outside the oval office; aggreements well above the head of the presidential administrations regardless of political party. These are arrangements between very weatlhy people on both sides of the border. If a poor Mexican enters the U.S. "illegally" it is for the greater gain of international corporations such as Citigroup, Ford Corporation, Wallmart, Hewlett Packard, SONY etc. Just you watch and you will see how history unravels. Whether or not you give the immigrant legality is besides the point. Politics is the act of balancing diverse social and economic interests. But who gains favor is who offers the greatest benefits or creates the greatest risks. My point of view is that those called "illegal aliens" should be processed like illegals IF THAT'S TRULY WHAT THE U.S GOVERNMENT WANTS. But, in the history of immigration in the U.S. it is shown that there are a whole lot of special interest groups at play, most of them being factories, mining companies, giant agriculture companies, etc. against Labor Unions claiming that the immigrant competes for the workers' jobs... That said... There are very few of us who don't have great grandparents who came here from European countries seeking a better life for their families, inturn giving their children incredible educational opportunities unheard of for the children of workers where they came from... Back to prosecuting illegals, if the idea isn't to arrest them for not having the visas and sending them back to their countries of origins, yes those people should respect the laws and the values of the country where they are living, named The United States of America... Do you know how many Mexicans are working for the cartels selling drugs in the U.S. and also killing people? The U.S. government has the statistics. I've seen those statistics here in Mexico. Do you know that the most violent gang in the U.S. has its origins in the war in El Salvador and in Nicaragua and later in Guatamala? Do you know that their number 1 business is car theft and the shipping of those cars to Mexico and Central America? Now, tell me, how do hundreds of thousands of stolen cars pass through the U.S./Mexico border each year undectected? Why are these gangs and cartels allowed to function in the U.S.? So, I wouldn't be so worried about the "illegal" who came to the U.S. to work in jobs you don't want in order to improve their lives just like your great grandparents... I would be concerned about why the U.S. government allows the U.S. drug trade to be controlled by Mexican cartels within U.S. borders and what is truly going on. When it comes down to it, politics is all about Capitalism. The sale of drugs or the sale of alcohol or the sale of God has all to do with building capital; it's about supply and demand. The demand for drugs is #1 in the world in the U.S. #2 is Spain... It's a very lucrative business and "the War On Drugs" is a lie just as is "the Illegal Alien"... It's all political blah blah blah for appeasing certain interest groups. So, now, if you learn that I suddenly died in a strange car accident and they didn't find my body... I haven't had a car accident since I first began driving in 1986.

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