In response to my Columbus Day post Ruth, from the anti-Hispanic immigrant site Illegal Protest, wrote the following:
Give it up.. this is the way the world works and has worked for thousands of years. If people cannot defend their country against an invasion then the invaders take over. Oh yeah.. just like is happening now with illegal aliens. In Mexico it was the Spaniards. In Darfur it is the Muslims. Take ANY country and you will find another country has invaded it in the past – sometimes the invaders dominate and start a new country.. sort of like the United States of America.. We must have done a good job or so many would not want to come here.
First of all Ruth, this part of the world was pretty good before we came here. That’s why Christopher Columbus and the other explorers were so amazed by it. That’s also why we settled here and were able to make it what it is today. Well, that and slavery. And I’d imagine you also believe slavery’s ok. Isn’t slavery just using force to take something from another human being; instead of land it’s their freedom. Since the slaves of our past couldn’t resist I guess they deserved it.
I believe most of us understand that we can enjoy this bountiful land because of our dark past, therefore we seek to provide restitution by learning from those errors and refusing to let history repeat itself.
To compare the Europeans who destroyed entire civilizations in this part of the world to the Hispanics coming to this country illegally is beyond ludicrous. Just look at this comic depicting the Hispanics “invading” us with their water jugs, backpacks, and work ethic. While when we came to this land we had modern weapons and ill intent.
Ruth’s comment above just validates my fear that she and her ilk will push for a violent civil war if they don’t get their way. This desire for civil war was implied by Frank Jorge in Harrisburg and apparently it’s “just the way the world works.”
From Frank Jorge’s speech:
The fact is that revolution and civil war are not unknown to the American people. Revolution occurs when the people overthrow it’s government or it’s ruler and no longer desire to be governed by such. We are already in that process whether you acknowledge it or not. In 2005 when men and women, including myself, I am a man by the way, went to the borders in Arizona that was the beginning of a revolution, it was a way of telling government “we have had enough.” Incrementally government ratchets it up. Incrementally so do we. That is why we are here today. That is why rallies like this are occurring all over the United States of America. A civil war occurs when you can’t take it anymore and the bullets begin flying.