Samuel Johnson proclaimed that ‘patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’. I agree totally – in the sense that Sam had in mind. This was not selfless commitment to one’s country, rather the flag-waving hypocrisy exemplified by the GW Bush regime. Wave the flag to build support for foreign wars that bled the country’s manhood and treasure, while simultaneously, as rewards for the regime’s paymasters, abandoning border controls while exporting the cream of American manufacturing.
Flag wavers have had a hard time in Europe over the last half century, for obvious reasons, and Europeans have correspondingly found flag practices in the US (tall flagpole in the garden, raising and lowering daily) to be quaint and somewhat amusing.
Which makes recent events in California’s Live Oak High School all the more astonishing. Surely you’ve all read about this? No? Of course – silly me. It didn’t appear in the MSM. And you’ll understand why if you read on.
Five students apparently “whipped up emotions” in the largely Hispanic school by, wait for it, “wearing t-shirts depicting red, white and blue American flags” on the very minor Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. Some Mexican-American students said they thought wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo was “disrespectful”. The assistant principal then ordered the students who wore t-shirts with American flags to either go home or turn the shirts inside out.
Yes, you’ve read that right. In an American public school, paid for by American taxpayers, Hispanic students (most of whom probably are also recipients of various forms of welfare) and school management object to students wearing the country's flag. Yet thousands of Mexicans descended on Washington and burned dozens of US flags without let or hindrance. And I've read, I don't know if it's true, that an American who burned a Mexican flag there was arrested.
Has multi culti, peecee, cultural ‘equivalence’ really come to this state of lunacy? Seemingly it has.
And in a way, it’s no real surprise that these people act the way they do. The US, especially California, has made no serious attempt to address the problem of illegal immigration, instead virtually encouraging them to come by providing access to jobs, schooling, welfare, language services, and providing a lengthy appeal mechanism against deportation.
If California is the worst, Arizona, at least in recent weeks, has become the best. The new legislation will go some way towards reversing the tide, if the state doesn’t cave in to the immense pressure it’s now enduring. While most opposition to Arizona has come from domestic useful idiots, there’s also been a most outraged reactions from south of the border, down Mexico way. Here’s their President, accusing Arizona of “intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse” in introducing these measures.
Yet Mexico won't accept foreigners who fail to enhance the country’s “economic or national interests”. Car wash attendants and gardeners presumably wouldn’t qualify
Same goes for those entering for health care. Those “not found to be physically or mentally healthy” are not welcome. And if you show “contempt against national sovereignty” you’re in deep trouble. Illegal entry, and especially illegal re-entry, concepts well known to the Mexican victims in Arizona, will get you up to ten years in the slammer if you reverse the direction.
And if you’ve been to Mexico you’ll know that you can be stopped by police, any place, any time, and asked to produce your papers – and also a generous bribe to avoid further harassment. If you’ve the deep misfortune to be an illegal immigrant from the south (e.g. El Salvador, Nicaragua) you’ll get beaten up and robbed by the police, jailed, and then flung back over the border, destitute, when your time is up.
Now the interesting thing is that the Mexican Government, and its representatives throughout the US, are conspiring with their illegals to flout the very regulations they enforce with such rigour in Mexico itself. But again, why not? Whitey gives way all the time. Even the most grotesque hypocrisy and double-think, of the kind I just referred to, goes unanswered. They’ll take what’s offered to them. And just like the Muslim immigrants in Sweden, there’s no gratitude, just contempt.
Sometimes I just lose the will to live.