Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This latino version of the national anthem pretty stupid.

Immigration: There are a number of reasons. 1) You put Gloria Trevi on it? A person involved in a child sex slavery ring? 2) I am all for different interpretations of the anthem, but adding and changing the lyrics is going too far.

Oh say can you see, a la luz de la aurora/Lo que tanto aclamamos la noche al caer? Sus estrellas, sus franjas flotaban ayer/En el fiero combate en senal de victoria,/Fulgor de lucha, al paso de la libertada,/Por la noche decian: “Se va defendiendo!” Coro: Oh, decid! Despliega aun su hermosura estrellada,/Sobre tierra de libres, la bandera sagrada? Chant: It’s time to make a difference the kids, men and the women/Let’s stand for our beliefs, let’s stand for our vision/What about the children los ninos como P-Star These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws. See this can’t happen, not only about the Latins. Asians, blacks and whites and all they do is adding more and more, let’s not start a war with all these hard workers, they can’t help where they were born.
3) You are going to release this to coincide with the big May 1st marches or as they say in Mexico "NO GRINGO DAY". A wonderful show of being in love with America. 4) This is the kind of talk that irritates Americans.
Julie Santos, secretary of a Chicago group called United Latino Family, said her members are families in which some members are U.S. citizens and others are illegal immigrants threatened with deportation. In a mixture of fear and pride, families that normally carry the Mexican flag and the Virgin of Guadalupe at group events brandished American flags at the March rally, Santos said. "I carried an American flag because I am proud of this country. But your descent is something that you can't take away from anyone, whether you're Polish, Irish or whatever," she said. "No one should be put down because they are carrying their home country's flag. We can express ourselves in any way. That's the wonderful part of being in America." Maria de los Angeles Torres, director of Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said technology and proximity have allowed Mexican immigrants to retain their cultural identities more closely than many previous immigrant waves. But Torres said Chicagoans have always retained a "hyphenated" cultural identity, no matter their background. Americans, she said, should look at the desire of marchers to work and participate politically as consistent with American values. "I worry that people feel that they are so vulnerable that they can't express both identities," she said. "The conception that you have to leave behind your culture to become an American is a most un-American conception of political citizenship."
There is the arrogance of certain members of these movements, to them if you work and paricipate politically(to their liking) That makes you an American, that is enough. You can express yourself in any way, but when you are trying to show that you are American as apple pie, but you shove the Mexican flag in everyone's face and keep talking about your right to be here illegally. It shows you have no desire to be a part of the melting pot. You want to be here, take the money and keep everything to your liking. That will not do and just carrying around America flags because the memo got sent out does not fool anyone.

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