What Are These Borders Of Which You Speak?
Two things from his speech that stand out to me
President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying "Mexico does not end at its borders." [emphasis mine]Mexico doesn't end at it's borders? Isn't that the very definition of a border; as in, the place where your nation ceases and another resumes? Or perhaps this was a covert declaration of war? Isn't that pretty much the way Hitler started out, by declaring that Germany would protect Aryans wherever they were? (No, I'm not saying Calderon is Hitler. I'm not that simplistic about the whole thing, just making a point.)
The second quote that gets to me.
"We strongly protest the unilateral measures taken by the U.S. Congress and government that have only persecuted and exacerbated the mistreatment of Mexican undocumented workers," he said.Trasnlation: It really pisses me off that the U.S. Congress has finally started to act like it gives a shit about its national sovereignty and is beginning to enforce the immigration laws that have been passed over the years. And they did it all without so much as a call to my super-secret batphone to ask what I think about it? Stupid gringos.
One final question for Sr. Calderon. If you are so dead set on protecting the rights of Mexicans living illegally in los Estados Unidos, why don't you begin by protecting the rights of the Mexicans living just down the street from you?
h/t Emperor Misha