In many countries worldwide over the last 200 years, people have bordered one another and dueled over disputed lands: Bessarabia, Kosovo, Danzig, Alsasce Lorraine, Ossetia, Palestine, etc. Often different names for places, different languages, and a question of cultural supremacy was the root of the conflict. Spiritual–not material–questions of whose culture, religion, language, heroes, symbols, and people would be dominant were the main issues.
America and Mexico share the largest frontier of a First and Third World country on Earth. Mexicans in Mexico (and now in American public schools) are taught how America dastardly stole the Southwest. It is brushed over that Mexico lost a war, signed a treaty, and even sold additional lands to the US some decades later in the form of the Gadsen Purchase. Nonetheless, for them this is an ancient land, their ancient soil, and they want it. Quite a few of them live here now, and where they have coalesced in large numbers, they have little respect for American claims over the symbols, culture, and language of their new home.
Once upon a time, perhaps 30-50 years ago, the fewer Mexicans that lived here were more fully assimilated, particularly in smaller towns where they worked in agriculture. They were eager to fit it, not least because their differences were often a source of derision by natives. It was a painful process, but it yielded great dividends for everyone concerned. (Of course, there’s always been some tension, as in the infamous Zoot Suit Riots.) It’s noteworthy in the video above that one of the young American-flag-wearing students was part Mexican, though he has chosen his American identity. His type, once more common, is becoming the minority. The very numerous Mexican-Americans are reinforced every year by huge numbers of native newcomers from Mexico, are cordoned off in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, enjoy a parallel media and a compliant education system, and see nothing but declining pride and confidence by Americans, as exemplified by this school principal’s idea that it’s “disrespectful” to wear an American flag in America on Cinco de Mayo.
A little cultural pride by immigrants is to be expected, though it’s dangerous for it to be tolerated without parallel displays of loyalty. But in this instance it’s more fraught with political and social meaning because there is, in effect, a colonization of the American southwest taken place, complete with linguistic, political, economic, and social ascendancy, complete disrespect for our laws and customs, and mass departure by native born Americans. This is not about having a few margaritas at Chilis and seeing a native dance. Most Americans enjoy such things. It’s about whether native born Americans and our country’s sacred symbols will be complete displaced, as the Serbs have been displaced from Kosovo, the Germans from Alsasce Lorraine and Danzig, the Romanians from Bessarabia, and so many others have been pushed off their lands by a more confident, more numerous, and more organized group. If there’s one thing a video like this should convey, more than anything else, it’s that diversity is anything but our strength when it involves the migration of large numbers of very different people that have no interest in assimilating into their new, chosen land.
There is already a Mexico, and it’s hardly a paradise. If we don’t want to see the entire Southwest turn into Tampaulipas North, then we need to kick out the illegals and forcibly erase the cultural pride and expressions of those that choose to live here, just as they (and their taskmasters in the media and academia) are trying to erase ours.