What do Mexicans Think of Ron Paul?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, what's some good Mexican sci-fi?

DEAR MEXICAN: For six generations, my family has been born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Everyone speaks Spanish most of the time. Right now, almost every Republican in the state is trying to get redistricting to the finish line to cut out the bumper crop of Mexican-American candidates from coming up. They passed voter-ID laws recently, and you begin to get the idea after a few citizen deportations to Mexico, the Texan Republican legislature doesn't really like us.

Ron Paul has gotten some trace traction with Puerto Ricans and Florida Hispanics recently. That doesn't fix the fact that all of his homies in Texas who have voted for him every year HATE LOCAL HISPANICS. His rhetoric sounds good sometimes because it seems so constitutional. Can you take a quick look at his immigration and border policies and tell me what kind of mess it would make (or not) for a Mexican-American to pick Ron Paul, much less ANYONE, in the GOP?

Valley Vato

DEAR WAB: I actually know more than a few Mexicans who are Ron Paul supporters (shout out to P. Sergio!) because—as I've noted many times before—Mexicans are natural libertarians: want the government out of their lives, hate the drug war, love money. But when it comes to the issue of immigration, Paul is two tacos short of a combo plate. For a man who believes in open commerce, he wants to severely regulate immigration. For someone who believes in people being able to determine their own lives free of governmental diktat, he doesn't support the DREAM Act and wants to repeal birthright citizenship. For someone so right-on about America's imperial wars, he'd have America's military patrol the U.S-Mexico border. That Paul's immigration policy is basically no different from that of his Republican colleagues in the face of an otherwise-impressive policy platform is costing him millions of Mexi votes and is the biggest disappointment a liberty-loving Mexican has faced since the Mexican national soccer team.

 

DEAR MEXICAN: Unlike many gabachas living in Tucson, I love living in a bilingual city and am trying to learn to speak better Spanish. Because of this, I am watching a lot of Spanish-language television. My problem? I am a science-fiction nerd. Although I enjoy the novelas, horror movies and game shows, I haven't found any good science-fiction shows to watch. I see lots of Mexicans at comic-book/sci-fi cons/movies, and superhero and Star Wars cosplay seems popular with the kids, so the genre must have enough fans to support some programs. So where can I look for Spanish shows with spaceships and lots of pew-pew-pew?

Where No Gabacha Has Gone Before

DEAR GABACHA: Gracias for reminding us that normal gabachos live in Tucson and the city's isn't composed of spree killers and Know Nothings who ban Mexican-American studies and books by Sherman Alexie from schoolchildren lest Mexi kids learn and shit. As for your query: I take it you haven't mined the canon of Santo, the legendary silver-masked wrestler? He fought diabolical brains, evil brains and plain-ol' invading Martians when not fending off vampire women and other horror tropes. There was a chingón 2008 indie movie, Sleep Dealer, that was Blade Runner meets Born In East LA, and UCLA had a film retrospective of Mexican sci-fi from the 1950s a couple of years ago. But the greatest example of Mexican sci-fi, as you noted, is the Star Wars galaxy—I'll leave people with the examples of Chuy Baca and Arturito and leave ustedes to divine the rest!

 
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Chuck Diesel
Chuck Diesel

At least Ron Paul doesn't want to put an electrified fence. Ron Paul is still a lot better than the others and is the only one that will bring the troops home as soon as they can get here!

OCEAN6
OCEAN6

THEY MAKE GOD TARGETS WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF HUNTING MONKEYS LOL

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

There is only one concluding way to rid illegal aliens from the United States, which is throw out those radical Politicians, Governors, mayors, judges police chiefs and every elected official, city manager and councilman who are anti-sovereignty and pamper them with taxpayer dollars. Their oaths of allegiance are meaningless to them as they have shown by their pro-illegal immigration agenda's. Both political parties have been complicit in the flood of illegal migrants and immigrants that is estimated to be well over 20 million, not the numbers calculated by the US census bureau? Our only chance of stopping this scattering pestilence is to support the business mandatory E-Verify program and the Birthright citizenship Act that must be introduced in Congress right now. Join the TEA PARTY, the People's Party of America and vote a senate and house into office, displacing all those politicians and elected officers who protect illegal migrants and immigrants. These old party agenda is profit, votes and exploitation, and are in collusion with churches, unions, foreign governments and radical organizations and special interest groups. Illegal immigration has been forced on taxpayers through ‘UNFUNDED MANDATES’. These acts include free health care, free schooling, and has attributed to the loss of safety-net for Americans; coerced on citizens and lawful residents by liberal influenced courts.

Frosty Wooldridge said in his latest article:Every indicator that our country is failing shows up daily with 15 million unemployed, 7 million underemployed, 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps, $700 billion annual trade deficit, $15 trillion national debt, endless wars that cost $15 billion monthly and thousands of kids dropping out of high school daily. I have said it before: illiteracy defines a third world country. With 42 million functionally illiterate Americans, we are well on our way. Nonetheless, Congress pumps over 125,000 immigrants into this country every 30 days. I am beyond exasperated as to why and how we can do this to our country.

Learn more at NumbersUSA, how the government is defying the U. S. Constitution and the laws that govern us. Investigate even more the terrible penalty our nation pays, for unending spending on foreign national at American Patrol. Seek out your politician either by phone at 202-224-3121, or go their office in person. Proclaim to them they are–OUT–if they vote for any kind of AMNESTY, disguised as Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

lopez obrador is the one........chicanos dont know anything about Mexican politics.......they all come from "spain" but they actually come from parents who were born in TANGAMANDAPIO rancho full of chuntis just like them........PINCHE PRIETOS FEOS

Chris Zuniga
Chris Zuniga

Accion Mutante is a comedy/science fiction movie if you can find it subtitled in English. However, is is from Spain not Mexico.

Ridereyeye
Ridereyeye

Juego also say all wifes have to be nice and cook good things too. We all pitch in and we pay for wives cooking lesson's. I am vogint juego for life.

Ridereye
Ridereye

Chavla's vote for juego gonzales he wishes for tacos for everyone like president obama's forced payment of insurance for everyone. Everyone will pay for tacos and we will always have food and tacos on our plates. vote for juego gonzales. TACOS FOR LIFE. we can all be forced to be genocided by the white men and their forced insurance and injections of flood that take away our heritage of mexicano and make us all little white valley girls.

richardgrabman
richardgrabman

Just a minor point. Mexicans are voting for Josefina Vasquez Mota or Enrique Peña Nieto or Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador... there's a difference between Mexican-Americans and Mexicans, and it's not just cultural.

mmorante1
mmorante1

@Dave Francis Just accept it as "Manifest Destiny"

Dr
Dr

Post of the year!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Mexicans are Mexicans are Mexicans, and anyone who thinks otherwise is either a Know Nothing or a fresa of epic proportions.

Iguanamorada
Iguanamorada

The fact is in the case of Mexico, they are voting for drug cartels, the PRI are Z's, the PAN are CDG (Cartel of goulf) and the PRD are La familia michoacana

Mexame4u
Mexame4u

And your ignorant point is?

richardgrabman
richardgrabman

STFU Gustavo! You can suck my fat, white titties!

Bill T.
Bill T.

Thanks for not disappointing me.

 
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