Friday, March 31, 2006

How Do You Say Flag Burning in Spanish?

Tensions over immigration reform heightened in the Phoenix area's East Valley Thursday when students raised a Mexican flag over Apache Junction High School — and then other students yanked it down and burned it.
"I know (they) shouldn't have burned the Mexican flag," said Jacob Stewart, a 16-year-old sophomore. "I heard it was raised above the American flag and that just irked me."

Note to Hispanic Leaders;
The worst way to get your message across is to hold large demonstrations with thousands of Mexican flags. The whole point of immigration is to become an American. This overt hostility to the land we love will endure you to no one. Imagine millions of Americans moving to Mexico, flying our flags in your face and demanding you change your laws to suit us. Demanding everything to be done in English while we call you racsist. If we demanded services from the Mexican government without paying taxes, would the Mexican government bend over backwards with English language pamphlets explaining to us how to exploit your system?
Maybe not. How would Mexicans like Americans to talk about conquest of their land the way that MEChA talks about "Reconquista"?. Perhaps we should refer to Mexico as " New America" like the way Chicano groups refer to America as "Atzlan". Try respecting America and it's people. It worked for the Italians and Irish Immigrants, It's working for Asian immagrants. It can work for Mexicans.


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