¡Ask A Mexican! for Mar 12, 2009
One man's take on his culture's stereotypes
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Dear Mexican: Not sure if this has been asked before, but how do you feel about Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio? I think the guy’s a racist who’s just out to get Mexicans to fulfill his racist agenda. --F*** Nickel-Bag Joe
Dear Wab: I LOVE Sheriff Joe, head law enforcement pendejo of Maricopa County, Arizona. Yeah, he might be waging a scorched-earth campaign against Mexicans of all legal statuses but the man is a wonderful tool for immigrants-rights activists because he exposes the easy hypocrisies of Know Nothings. Arpayaso is a hero to them, earning book deals and a television show on the Fox News Channel. But these law-and-order types conveniently ignore the tens of millions of dollars in police brutality and wrongful death settlements won against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department under Arpayaso, dismiss criticism from immigration officials as Aztlanista guff, and agreed with his decision to jail my mick bosses at the Phoenix New Times two years ago in a chilling effort to quash the First Amendment.
Over here in the East Coast (the only Coast that counts), I’ve noticed that due to the recent slowdown in the economy, more and more of my Hispanic hermanos in the construction business have begun to lay off jodidos Mexicans and replaced them with their cheaper, non-union Guatemalan and Bolivian equivalent. Are my panas guilty of some sort of Hispanic-on-Latino discrimination, or just capitalistas puros by taking advantage of the free and unfettered flow of arriving illegal Maya and Aymara indios to increase profit margin? --Cuban Pete
Dear Coño: Sure, the housing crash has affected construction workers – the Pew Hispanic Center’s “Latino Labor Report” last year estimated Latinos lost nearly 250,000 jobs in the industry, with about 152,000 of those laid off being wabs – but captains of industry have always tried to undercut the American working man by hiring lower-wage workers. If it wasn’t Chinese, it was Polacks. Once African-Americans, now Mexicans.