Opinion: One man’s take on his culture’s stereotypes
¡Ask a Mexican!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Dear Gabacho: Gracias for your amazing insights. You’re a funny guy, and by “funny” I mean “drunk off your cabeza.” Mexico, a third-world country? I established last year that Mexico is firmly in the bottom rung of the First World, thank you very mucho. Mexico, not possessing a high GDP? Ranked 14th last year, behind Australia but ahead of South Korea – and that’s not including our narco profits. Mexico, undeveloped? You obviously think Mexican skyscrapers are limited to saguaro cactuses and Aztec pyramids. Mexicans, locusts? We’re cockroaches, silly!Aren’t those who support the Reconquista just saying that it’s Mexico’s Manifest Destiny to re-conquer America? Neither a Xenophobe nor Hegemonist Be
Dear Gabacho: Key difference is that the United States never previously possessed the lands it forcibly took from Plymouth Rock to Tacoma, while Mexicans at least at one point occupied the American Southwest. At least we have a justifiable excuse.I’ve been living in California my entire life. I’m the grandson of East European immigrants, andthere is no proof they came here legally. Half of my friends are Latino, my ex-wife is Mexican. I know the family that owns my local taquería better than my own. Point being?I am a pale-assed, white (and possibly illegal) resident and I’m sick to death of the hypocrisy, racism and vitriol directed at my Mexican friends and family. IfCongress repeals the anchor-baby amendment I will voluntarily hand over my own citizenship.What the hell does “citizenship” even mean anymore if we’re going to taint it like this? Thanks for Letting Me Vent
Dear Gabacho: Gracias for reminding my readers that today’s gabachos were yesterday’s illegals, and that not all of today’s gabachos hate Mexicans – just a chingo of them.