Mexican Hypocrisy Really Crosses the Line
Mexican Congress recently condemned what it deemed a border violation on
the part of American workers building a fence along Mexico’s northern
border with the United States. Apparently, some of these workers have
gone as far as – brace yourself – 10 meters into Mexico in the
process of putting up the fence. Whether or not this angry reaction has
anything to do with their stance on the fence itself, it is obvious that
the Mexicans are clearly very sensitive to this flagrant abuse of their
the Mexican government has every right to be this sensitive, of course.
After all, it’s not like it would ever seek to disrespect the integrity
of American soil, or allow its citizens to trespass in any way into the
United States. Well, on second thought, maybe it overlooks the actions
of a few – say, seven million or so. But that’s it, no more, promise.
dare Mexican officials criticize the United States for something so
frivolous, when at the same time they treat any concept of American
territorial integrity with as much respect as they treat a roll of
toilet paper? The situation is particularly ironic since the fence
construction that caused this extremely limited trespass is a direct
result of defensive action taken by Americans to shield themselves from
Mexico’s policy of alien exportation.
interesting part is that the Mexican government does not even pretend to
want to discourage the illegal crossings of millions of its citizens
into the United States. In fact, Mexican officials are not just neutral
to these illegal crossings. They actively encourage them. It turns out
to be a great deal for them. Not only do millions of their poor
conveniently disappear, thereby removing a major burden for the Mexican
government, but those same poor people turn into cash-producing machines
as money is wired back to their families in Mexico. It is indeed a
even more astounding is that they don’t even try to hide it. The Mexican
government has actually issued maps that make it easier for its citizens
to cross into the United States illegally. Yes, you read that correctly.
A representative of the Mexican government agency in charge of the
map-distribution project explained, “The only thing we are trying to do
is warn them of the risks they face and where to get water, so they
about you tell them not to venture across the dangerous border in the
first place, so they don’t die? It might be a little more legitimate
than officially sanctioning them to break another country’s laws by
invading it illegally.
they encourage their citizens to go north, they complain loudly when the
United States takes any steps to crack down on illegal immigration or
drug smugglers, and steadfastly refuse to take responsibility for the
ills at the root of the border problems. Yet when American workers go a
couple of feet into Mexico for the sole purpose of building a fence that
will help ensure that neither side ever crosses the border at that point
again, the Mexican Congress calls it a violation of territorial
integrity. Up until this point, it was not even apparent that the
Mexican government even understood the notion of territorial integrity.
soon as the Mexican government complained to the proper U.S.
authorities, the trespassing workers were withdrawn (which in this case
literally meant asking the workers to take about five steps in a
northward direction). Perhaps we acted too soon in pulling our workers
back. We could have cut a deal with the Mexican government: We withdraw
our trespassers, you withdraw yours. Actually you don’t even need to
withdraw the seven million illegals, just promise to stop sending any
more of them. Heck, we would even be satisfied if you just ceased giving
them maps and other incentives that encourage them to cross.
until then, your hypocrisy is simply too blatant for us to take you
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