One of my sons keeps being drawn back to our old neighborhood in another state. He goes there to find his jobs, thus exposing himself to the negative changes in the demographics. A couple of weeks ago he was just outside the place where he was staying with friends. He says a Mexican man walking past turned on him and beat him up for no apparent reason. This, plus knifings and shootings, happen a lot in this neighborhood. It is not at all unusual to see illegal Hispanics as perpetrators of such crimes.
My son, a man of as few words as possible, does not talk much about the situation. This little amount I have gleaned from what he has told various members of the family. He nearly died from the incident. He was in surgery for six hours just getting stitches for the damage to his head and face. He was at "home" doing nothing to attract attention to himself other than being a white man born in this country. He says there are two truckloads of Mexicans terrorizing the neighborhood. He can no longer stay where he was. And he is afraid.
Of course, immigration is, and for many years has been, a hot button issue for politicians. We have one side clamoring for stronger fences and more border guards. We have others yelling for more leniency. We have Hispanic politicos expecting us to legalize -- did they actually say? -- over eleven million illegals already living and working in this country.
We have Hispanics in our neighborhood who are really good guys like the man who helped me scrape ice and snow off my car and the young girl who, upon seeing me struggle with a weed eater across one shoulder and a cooler in the other hand, came to help put back the cooler. Yet, we have many, many who turn glaring and hateful faces -- strangers, that is -- in our direction when they happen upon us.
Why in the world would people who hate Caucasian Americans so much want to come to our country? Because they want to take what is ours, but prefer us not to be here. They want to steal our lives. They want to take our land. They want to acquire our livelihoods. They want to turn our children into punching bags. They want to knife and shoot and kill our citizens. They want and expect our politicians to, once again, forgive their crimes of illegal entry, of working without green cards or with fake credentials. They want to eventually control our governments and elect their own kind to tell us what to do.
Now, our Hispanic leaders thus far are kept a bit in the dark. They seem to believe that all these eleven million? illegals are like their own relatives and friends. They are not.
One Hispanic friend of mine sent me to a particular store, run by Hispanic acquaintances of hers. I needed to buy a used washer and dryer. When she asked me later what they had said, she was very embarrassed. They had looked at me with dislike and told me they had nothing for me. This is not an atypical way for Hispanics to treat white folk who were born here. Nebraska Furniture Mart was glad to sell the appliances to me. My money was just fine there.
Of course, these Hispanics, legal or illegal, are not going to treat fellow Hispanics with this type of disdain. They are also less likely to beat fellow Hispanics senseless simply because they are standing there. They aren't non-Hispanic whites.
So, Hispanic politicians, don't expect a lot of us -- Democrat or Republican -- to offer you much sympathy or support when you expect us to welcome into amnesty the hordes of your people who are criminals simply because they came here illegally. Some of them are good guys, but a lot of them are very, very bad.
Plus, amnesty, by any form or name, simply encourages eleven million more to come. We need to strengthen those borders to the NTH degree and to stop reinforcing criminal entry by welcoming them later just because they are already here.
And quite probably, some of your Hispanic politicians are among the Hispanics who want to see control of our country transferred to Hispanic hands.