By John W. Lillpop
Can America’s “Melting Pot” Survive Machete?
In recent years, the debate over illegal immigration has devolved into a volatile, gut-wrenching exchange of heated rhetoric and accusations, all of which has left Americans bitterly divided and on the brink of far worse than spirited disagreement.
Although the willful violation of U.S. borders and immigration laws has been a major problem in border states like Arizona, California and Texas for decades, it is only recently that folks in Georgia, New Jersey and other locales have been roused into a comprehensive understanding of the economic, social, cultural, and homeland security devastation brought by invaders from Mexico and points further south.
As far back as 1994, California passed (by nearly a 2-1 margin) sweeping legislation, lovingly known as Proposition 187, to deny public services to illegal aliens, only to be sabotaged by a leftist judge and even goofier Governor Davis who went out of his way to subvert the will of the people.
Things have changed dramatically since 1994!
U.S. citizens from coast-to-coast are now demanding that American borders, sovereignty, and rule of law be enforced.
So dramatic is the change that President Obama and his Marxist pals in Congress have all but abandoned “reform,” understood to mean amnesty, in this mid-term election year.
This great awakening of the citizenry has led to powerful legislation, long overdue, to fight back against illegal invaders. This includes Arizona’s common-sense law, SB 1070, which merely mirrors federal law and which is necessary only because President Obama refuses to fulfill his constitutional obligation to defend Americans from foreign invasions.
Although not specifically about illegal aliens, the recent disruptions surrounding Cinco de Mayo day are further evidence of the fact that America’s hallowed “melting pot” is boiling over with rancor, racism, and resentment.
Illegal aliens made headlines recently with a vile threat to use “axes and shovels” in order to murder American citizens so audacious as to call for enforcement of the law.
That was bad enough.
However, the illegal immigration wars may be stoked into complete anarchy by a film titled Machete‘, which may inflict a fatal blow to the old American melting pot, once and for all.
As reported in Reference 1, in part:
“Machete‘ has fallen into controversy, and it’s still months away from its September release. 20th Century Fox, which won a ‘bidding war’ to distribute the film, pulled Rodriguez’ fiery “Illegal” trailer from the web shortly after its special “Cinco de Mayo” message created a storm of controversy and fueled attacks, including one from its sister subsidiary Fox News.”
“According to Fox news, Machete director Robert Rodriguez declares war on Arizona with a "special Cinco De Mayo message" in the wake of the state's controversial illegal immigration law.
That message is: "They just f---ed with the wrong Mexican."
If he had any cajoles or common sense, President Barack Obama would counter Rodriquez’ profanity by standing up to Mexican President Calderon on May 19 with the following words about Mexico’s invasion of America:
“Mr. Calderon, Mexico is f---king with the wrong nation!”