Not long ago, I posted in a forum that I thought illegal aliens, no matter where they came from, were stupid and lazy. Of course, the whining liberals disagreed, clearly they couldn’t be stupid or lazy, they were coming to the U.S. to work! Well, not really, lots were coming for the freebies or to be criminals, but let’s not bother with that for the moment.
Taking Mexico as an example for the moment, lots of people who flood across the border say that Mexico is too poor and corrupt for them to make a decent living, therefore they’re going to go elsewhere where it’s easier. The biggest reason I stand by my statement can be summed up in one word: Egypt.
The people of Egypt stood up to their corrupt government, they put themselves in the line of fire, they fought for their freedom. Lots of people lost their lives, but in the end, they won their freedom from an oppressive regime. Mostly, their fight was peaceful, although they were standing up against automatic weapons fired into crowds. In other countries, their revolutions have not been peaceful, the people have had to take up arms against their corrupt governments to win freedom for themselves and their families.
So when has that happened in Mexico? When have the Mexican people, as a whole, stood up to the government and the drug cartels and taken back their country? Oh yeah, never! Because, you know, that’s hard. It might take some effort.
The American Revolution wasn’t won by men who said it was too hard or dangerous to fight against British oppression. They stood up, they knew that the good of the many, to paraphrase Star Trek II, outweighed the needs of the few. They fought for their families, for their friends, for their countrymen and many of them lost their lives in the struggle. The American Revolutionaries didn’t think “hey, let’s just sneak across a border somewhere so we can have happier, easier lives!”
So no, I’m not impressed with the illegal alien coddler nonsense that says “they just want better lives!” So what? Too bad! Hey, I’d like not to have to work so hard too! I’d like to have a million dollars a year to play with! So if I find an illegal way to make that million without working so hard to get it, can I use the same excuse to get away without prosecution? I just want a better life!
The simple fact is, whether you want a better life or not, no one is required to give it to you. You have to earn it. You have to work for it. Mexicans, for as much as they say they hate the drug cartels and the corrupt government, don’t seem to be doing a damn thing to change it. They’re not standing up against the corruption, they’re not taking up arms, if necessary, to oust the crooks and arrest the cartel leaders, they’re not doing anything except leaping the border so they don’t have to worry about the problems back home. In a recent survey in Mexico, something like 70% of the respondents said they’d head into the U.S. illegally if they thought they could get away with it. 70%!
That’s 70% of people who are too lazy and too stupid, and frankly too immoral, to be willing to fix a problem they know they have, yet are too terrified to actually fight. So yes, stupid and lazy is a perfect description.
Too bad they have no backbone, unlike the people of Egypt and other countries who have recently had enough and had the guts to stand up to the oppressive regimes, even at the risk of their own lives. Come on Mexico, man up. Grow a pair or don’t expect me to have the slightest sympathy for you.