Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Gosh I Miss Wetbacks!

Way back "when," there were people called Wetbacks. Some considered that a rude term, but I always thought it was kinda neat. It brought to mind hardworking, determined people who waded across the Rio Grande to pick some produce, make some badly needed money, and then go home.

Now we have a different group. At first they were called illegal aliens. They were called that because that's what they were -- aliens who were here illegally. No Green Card, no Passport ... no nothing. But then the terminally sensitive among us decided that alien was too harsh, so they became illegal immigrants. That's so much better. After all, we're a nation of immigrants. So who could dislike immigrants?

But then after a bit more thought the squeamish thought, gosh, that term illegal is "hurtful.' Lets say they're undocumented. Sure, the fact that they're undocumented means they're illegal, but undocumented softens it so much, doesn't it? So this group went from illegal aliens to undocumented immigrants in about a blink of the eye.

And with that softening of the truth about what they are, our treatment softened too. From wetbacks who tried to stay under the radar, they became a group who demanded and got welfare, drivers licenses, tuition costs the same as citizens, on and on.

Why did this happen? Because the spineless politicians of both Parties care more about getting elected than about the welfare of the country. Curry favor with the millions of "undocumented immigrants" and you'll get more votes and keep your sorry kiester in power.

Some estimate that there are over thirty million illegal aliens, there I've said it, illegal aliens. And more are coming. They refer to the Southwest as the Northern Mexican Republic, and they mean to have it! I think they eventually will.

P.S. --- Si puede leer esto, mu├ęstreme sus papeles.

2 comments:

Tom said...

By 2010, forecasts predict, Muslims will out number Jews and the Islamic faith will become the #2 religion in the US.

Now don't go thinking about how we're a nation founded on Christianity. We weren't. Read what our founding father had to say about the Bible and religion if you don't believe that.

But we sure were founded as a Muslin nation. It's okay to say that isn't it? I don;t want to offend anyone. Least of all someone who's willing to blow himself up in the name of his god.

Tom said...

But we sure WEREN'T founded as a Muslin nation.