Craig R. Kelso

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

What Some Mexicans Want

These two images showed up on Facebook recently in response to Donald Trump's campaign comments and his rally in California prior to the California primary election.

The first picture suggests a possible contradiction. A person of Mexican descent who lives in the U.S., but still prefers Mexico to the U.S. Why doesn't the person move back to Mexico?

This second picture answers the apparent contradiction suggested by the first photo. Many people from Mexico want to change the U.S., or portions of the U.S. into Mexico (again).

I believe that much of the southwestern portion of the U.S. (Aztlan) is considered by people of Mexican descent to have been stolen from Mexico, and they want it back.

Now we are back to the original problem: If people of Mexican descent like Mexico so much, why don't they return to Mexico? If the southwestern portion of the U.S. was returned to Mexico, then that region would have the same kind of government corruption and poverty as exists currently in Mexico.

Mexico has all of the resources that the U.S. enjoys, but chooses, by it's choice of government and culture, to not have the same kind of prosperity as North Americans. If folks from Mexico want to live in the U.S. and enjoy the freedoms and prosperity of North America, then they need to do what North Americans do/did to make the U.S. what it is, instead of trying to turn the U.S. into Mexico.