It is a say day in América----- a sad day for all Americanos, when a representative of an American constituency speaks in outrages terms as did Colorado State Representative Douglas Bruce. What makes the occasion a catastrophe for a global society is the fact that he will go unpunished. Had Representative been a Latino, a Native American or African American in Colorado, he would face the hammer, el martillo of the populous as did the Rev. J. Wright.
The mere fact that his punishment will be “start ignoring him” recounts similar appeasement of the 20th century in the 40s in Germany, the 50s in USSR and the 70s in Cambodia. The world today regrets “ignoring” these atrocities at the onset.
Representative Bruce needs to note that Mexican unauthorized immigrants are coming to América in search of trabajo. They merely want three things, a job, a wife and children with dreams that come through. What is wrong with that? Boundaries. Boundaries are like immoral laws. Anglo Americans ignored the boundaries of the Native American in search of the same three dreams as Mexicans are doing today.
Recently, research done by Time-CNN, the Pew Hispanic Center and the Inter-American Bank, clearly demonstrates that there are approximately 6.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the US. The purchasing power of this massive group is around $450 billion of which 93% is spent in the US. It is this group that sustains the agricultural, service, day-to-day economy of the US. They sustain the industries that sustain the groups that contribute to the election/maintain ace of American democracy. For those reasons, several states like Idaho, Illinois, Washington, New México, etc. that had passed restrictionist legislation against Mexican unauthorized immigrants, have now begun to recant those statues.
Large numbers of all immigrants coming to América, bring with them a successful educational background. They are not, by any means “illiterate peasants”—for almost all of them can read and write. The issue is not about peasantry, poor people; it is about brown verses white. The issue is racism. Too many people are still card carrying racists whom time has passed, but they have not stopped to notice that the times have changed. Immigration is not about the Mexican working class; it is about the changing demographic changes in the US, especially in the southwest and especially in Colorado. Terminally diseased individuals can only seek the irrational to disguise their illness rather than to be a sponsor of the cure. Que triste.