Cheat-Seeking Missles

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Publicly Paid Educator Of The Week

Isn't it thrilling that our tax dollars go to pay the salary of Jose Lugo, who teaches Hispanic ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder? Aren't you proud that a slice of your income goes to provide income to a guy who believes:
"We need to change direction, and by allowing these 50,000, 50 million [immigrants] to come in here, we can do that."
What redirection is he talking about?

It's "La reconquista," the re-conquering of America by Mexicans ticked off that we "stole" their country from them. According to the WashTimes,
La reconquista, a radical movement calling for Mexico to "reconquer" America's Southwest, has stepped out of the shadows at recent immigration-reform protests nationwide as marchers held signs saying, "Uncle Sam Stole Our Land!" and waved Mexico's flag.

Even as organizers urged marchers to display U.S. flags, the theme of reclaiming "stolen" land remained strong. One popular banner read: "If you think I'm illegal because I'm a Mexican, learn the true history because I'm in my homeland."
Lugo is teaching his students such lessons ... no doubt with bias up the wazoo. You can nuance this discussion to death ... Mexicans vs. Indians, conquerers vs. natives ... but it boils down to four things:
  1. We fought for this land
  2. We won this land; Mexico lost it
  3. We made it so much better that millions of Mexicans are willing to take risks to come here.
  4. If it reverted to Mexico, it would revert to ineffeciency, corruption, a stinking economy and failed systems.
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