Tuesday August 31, 2010

Missing In Action: Mexican Freedom Fighters

It's hard not to sympathize with the Mexican citizens who have no hope in their native towns and flee to a better life here in this country, but we must distinguish between the true refugee and the parasite: those unwilling to assimilate who just want to benefit from resources rightfully belonging to legal residents and citizens.

By Alicia Colon

Mexico is a beautiful country with many valuable resources. It's oil rich and has many sites of interest to tourists and archeologists. This gorgeous nation is being overrun by vicious drug cartels that are replicating the Taliban's methods of torture.

The Mexican military is ineffectual against these criminals and many of the police forces are alleged to be as corrupt as the cartels. So where are the Mexicans brave enough to fight for the return of their country to peace and prosperity? Apparently, most of them are in California and Arizona, flying the Mexican flag, trashing the Stars and Stripes, and calling for a revolution in America. What chutzpah!

Ever since the issue of illegal immigrants became a political football, there have been many such incidents of growing disrespect for the American flag.

In 2006, during a student protest at Montebello High School in California, the Mexican flag was flown above an upside-down Stars and Stripes. These incidents have caused many to charge that California is changing into Calexico.

Ron Gochez, a social studies teacher at Santee H.S. in Los Angeles, spoke to a La Raza rally at UCLA and called for a Mexican revolution in America to reclaim land allegedly stolen from Mexico. He said, "We are revolutionary Mexican organization here (sic). We understand that this is not just about Mexico. It's about a global struggle against imperialism and capitalism; at the forefront of this revolutionary movement is La Raza. We will no longer fall for these lies called borders. We see America as a northern front of a revolutionary movement. Our enemy is capitalism and imperialism."

His comments are typical of La Raza demagogues who rant Marxist mantras at rallies fomenting anti-American histrionics. This left-wing organization gets government funding, naturally, while claiming to represent the views of Hispanics. It does not but it's ironic how they can do this in the comfort and safety of America, far away from the killing fields near the Mexican border.

More recently and typically, a woman with a Mexican flag and a man ran onto the field at Petco Park while the Arizona Diamondbacks were batting against the San Diego Padres in the third inning. These "brave" rebels were protesting the Arizona immigration law.

You will not see the carnage in Mexico reported and debated on "Hardball" or other mainstream network news shows nor will the details be readily available in the pages of the New York Times or the Washington Post. These news sources have already taken the position of defending the illegal immigrants as deserving of amnesty. After all, we are a nation of immigrants, they say, leaving out the adjective "legal."

Thanks to the Internet, however, the truth is there with all the horrific images. The drug cartels are using the barbaric practice of beheading to silence their rivals in the drug trade or anyone not cooperating with them.

This past week, the bodies of four decapitated and mutilated men were left hanging at a bridge in Cuernavaca, Mexico, just south of Mexico City. Three severed heads were left in the plaza of the Mexican border town of Palomas. Worshippers headed for Mass discovered the heads, all males, which were left with a note accusing the victims of muscling in on the killers' extortion rackets. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the police chief in Columbus, N.M., Angelo Vega, said that three headless bodies were found south of Palomas in a burned-out SUV.

Car bombings, beheadings, body parts strewn across towns to intimidate the villagers from interfering in the drug deals: Is it unreasonable to suggest that the Mexican border has turned into Afghanistan West?

The headline on the Drudge Report revealed that 14 drug-related slayings were reported last week in different locations in the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco, the legendary tourist site for Americans. It is also a key transit point for narcotics, and, like the other murders, the bound and blindfolded victims were covered with messages threatening rival cartels. Is Cancun next?

The bodies of 72 people, alleged to have been migrants from Central and South America, wending their way through Mexico to the U.S. border, were found by Mexican marines after an encounter with gunmen at a ranch in Tamaulipas State.

Anyone interested in learning the truth about what's happening on our borders can Google the words "Mexican holocaust," but be warned, the images are very graphic.

This is happening to our neighbor and the Obama Justice Department is instead busy suing the State of Arizona and a local sheriff for racial profiling. Meanwhile, these drug cartels send illegals across the border as carriers of their illicit products. Members of these cartels set up shop in border towns in the U.S. Sanctuary cities in California and New York City allow these drug dealers to operate freely in the States, with their medical, education, housing, and food paid for by taxpayers.

I cringe whenever I read about the drug usage of celebrities such as Paris Hilton (recently caught with cocaine) and wonder if they ever think about how their recreational addiction is responsible for the deaths of innocent victims. How smug they are when they advocate for legalizing drugs as if that would stop the cartels. Their naïveté on this issue is monumental.

It's hard not to sympathize with the Mexican citizens who have no hope in their native towns and flee to a better life here in this country, but we must distinguish between the true refugee and the parasite: those unwilling to assimilate who just want to benefit from resources rightfully belonging to legal residents and citizens.

Latino groups such as La Raza are not interested in restoring dignity to Hispanics but are motivated by left-wing ideology and an anti-American agenda. Imagine if these groups could be replaced by genuine patriotic reformers dedicated to restoring their beautiful homelands the way our Founding Fathers strove to create this wonderful nation of ours.

The Founding Fathers sacrificed their wealth, and many of those who signed the Declaration of Independence lost their lives as well. Where are the Mexican Freedom Fighters, the Washingtons, Jeffersons, and Adams who can give hope to those fleeing across the border for a better life? Giving speeches at rallies filled with paid participants for photo and media coverage may be good for a liberal agenda but doesn't help any of those suffering in a nation drowning at the hands of drug-dealing criminals. If these demagogues don't have the cojones to fight for their homelands, then they don't have the right to criticize mine.

Alicia Colon resides in New York City and can be reached at and at

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