|In response to Kalaloch's reply on the Mexico taking over Topic where she/he wrote "personally, I am getting sick and tired of hearing about how hard-working and self-sacrificing hispanics are. If they weren't so downright lazy and apathetic, Mexico wouldn't be rife with corruption and a third-world economy. The only reason Mexico wouldn't be invaded is that no one wants to deal with their inept, undereducated, an unmotivatable populace. This is a nation that during two World Wars the United States had to keep military units along our southern border out of concern Mexico would side with the Axis powers. Mexico's expansion was checked on April 21, 1836."
Obviously, this person is not friendly to Mexico, mush less he knows about Mexico. He like many people of the United States only see what their society makes them see. Many many issues can be said about the relationship of the United States and the Mexican Republic. However, somet hings have to be put clear: 1)Immigration- Obviously people from Mexico cross to the United States for the sole purpose of money. Some for better life. Whatever the reason may be...and it is fault of the Mexican government for selling Mexican themselves. However 2) Mexico is not a country of inept, lazy,unmotivated people. Stigamatizing Mexicans like that is rude. Mexico like any other nation has very good universities, institutions and most important of all very intelligent people. Judging a whole nation like that is just wrong. The US exploits Mexico with the NAFTA, it really is a way of unfair trading and who cares how the Mexican citizen feels? Mexico does have a conscience. But unlike the US, Mexico has to deal with its internal problems differently. Mexicans don't use the death penalty, Mexico has universal healthcare system, even when some resources are lacking, people have the right to be treated. Howcome in the riches nation of the world do you see homeless people? Answer that Americans. Now back to the powerful. The Mexican elite are not different from the rest of the world's elite of scientist, enterpreneurs,doctors, public figures etc. People with economic and political power want to retain that power by keeping the people poor and ignorant. That in my opinion is the position of the neo capitalist conservatives of Mexico who lead a life of millionaires. The popular left wing politicians like Lopez Obrador are the ones the people who want democracy and a better Mexico should support. Why? Think about it. If Mexico grows in its economy less people would come to the United States. Many Mexicans return home bacuse they hate it in the United States, where they feel disenpowered honestly because they dont speak the language, they are subject to the abuse of other Latin Americans in the US. Mexicans love their country where they are truely free. Mexico support peace, that is why it never intervenes in any forgeign affair. That is the motto of Juarez: "El derecho al respeto ajeno es la paz". Don't forget that Mexico, a nascent nation in the 1820s had not very much people in it, it could not have control of its vast territories that were lost to the United States. The US aggresively invaded Mexico and forced it to sell its lands. That is no reason for a modern Mexican to hate the United States. Also it is unfair for Mexico to be labeled as a US clone because one big difference exists, even though the Mexicas (true name for the Aztecs) were killed either by disease or by spanish arms many other civilizations prevailed. Mexico is vast in indigenous languages and it should not be reduced to the popular civilizations like Mayans and Aztecs. We have our roots here in the American continent (from alaska to mar del fuego), you Americans are European persecuted peoples, at least your decendents were. And it may be now that Eurpeans and even Arabs are my ancestors too but most of my blood in indigenous. And today it should NOT be an issue war with Mexico. Rather cooperation. The US is simply a war nation, while the US needs to prove its worth, its superiority by military might, Mexico does not need to prove anything at all. We do not need guns against nations, our criminals exist because you pay them with your drug consumption. Your provide the business for them. Our children do not need drugs and much less your media garbage that idioticizes your young kids. All empires fall. If the United States doesnt change its foreign policies it would run into trouble not by the outside but form the inside. Its crippling, you no longer lead the percentage of high skilled jobs of the total workforce. Innovation and reception the ideas of foreign geniuses are what made the US a strong power, not its post independence native people. Iran might be your Pandora's Box. I don't want you to poen it, I love the US, specially California, home to Silicon Valley and a genius like myself.