May 31, 2019
The media has come up with yet another, more creative reason to not put up a Wall along the border.
On a muggy, mosquito-filled evening near the U.S.-Mexico border, the threat of President Donald Trump’s border wall brought together a large group of family members at two historic cemeteries that are part of their ancestral land.
The group swapped stories about family lore and examined the gravestones of their forefathers, some of whom fought in World War II and Vietnam. One man, 80 years old, leaned for support against his father’s headstone, placed there in 1965.
Under current plans for the border wall, one of the 19th century cemeteries could be lost entirely. Some graves would have to be exhumed; others without a headstone might be paved over.
The people who would lose land have hired lawyers and been staging protests. They’re determined to fight in court to tie up construction and to explain to the rest of the U.S. the hidden costs of a border wall.
“We feel on some level helpless because we’re working against the government,” said Sylvia Ramirez, who organized the gathering at the cemeteries recently and has led her family’s fight to save them. “We know we’re a small voice, but we’re a voice nonetheless.”
Some conveniently-placed Mexicans are causing trouble for the Wall. These people claim that they’ve been there since the 19th century. Maybe. But that only proves that all brown people are actually sleeper cell agents that will one day hold the gates open for their southern brethren against the Yanqui, and proves the White Nationalists right YET AGAIN.
But I doubt the story.
I don’t think these people are from a veteran’s family. Vets tend to be patriotic. They’re out there building the Wall that the fat old senile cheetah man won’t.
Brian Kolfage ought to get a medal and a movie in the ethnostate
What about actual, non-fake veterans? Don’t they get a say in the Wall as well?
In a sane society, only veterans would even be allowed to vote, but now we have to listen to some Mexican chica’s opinion on national security with a serious face.
Many families in the Rio Grande Valley — a majority Latino and Democratic-leaning region in a state dominated by Republicans — can trace their roots back to when their land was part of Mexico.
Adelina Yarrito, 62, tapped her left forearm with two fingers on her right hand to explain why she thought their land was under threat.
“The difference is the color of skin,” she said. “We’re Hispanic.”
Seems like the people who mistrusted you because of your skin color were right to do so, no?
It’s a shame that the borderland Mexicans weren’t deported to South Dakota a century and a half ago where they wouldn’t be a possible border security threat for America in the future. But while the Founding Fathers showed foresight, everyone who came 100 years after them seems to have dropped the ball and not given a shit about serious statecraft.
There are some other weird people living along the border:
Nathaniel Jackson set up his ranch here in 1857, nine years after the Rio Grande became the border following the Mexican American War. Jackson was a Union supporter who married a black woman and helped runaway slaves escape to Mexico, which outlawed slavery more than three decades before the U.S. did.
The Eli Jackson Cemetery — named for one of Jackson’s sons — begins at the edge of the levee. It would be swallowed almost entirely by the enforcement zone the government plans to install.
I’m just saying though.
Because these people weren’t physically removed, we have to deal with yammering Aztecs and mulattos on our southern border whose inane screeching seems to summon more of their kind every year like a Nazgul cry would.
Pity is a luxury previous generations had that we’re now suffering from.
None of this really matters.
These southern territories will almost certainly be lost eventually, anyway. All of the former Mexican territories will turn blue very soon and at that point, Wall or not, the Aztecs can go ahead and have those states as we retreat into the hinterland to try the roving nomad Neo-Scythian lifestyle for a few generations to toughen up.