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…of a sort.

A couple of months have passed since my “Fatcow sucks dead bunnies through a straw” post, and I can finally say (I think) that I’ve managed the move to a better hosting service.

BlueHost seems to be pretty darned good. I needed help with a few issues (like getting the sql file(s) imported, since the exported files were… a tad large *heh* causing myPhpAdmin to “pharte” and hicough no end) and the guys at BlueHost were right on it.

Nice. Seems the “service economy” has some life in it yet.

I was about to put fingers to keyboard and flesh out some thoughts I had last night about borders, sovereignty, a government’s responsibility to its citizens, etc., but then today’s mailbox revealed a post submitted for the blogburst by LomaAlta (Linknzona), with a forward by Heidi (Euphoric Reality). For those of y’all who’ve missed my comments about Linknzona before, let me repeat: THE must-read of the blogosphere on border issues. Read his article below, then visit the site and read ALL his posts on the issues surrounding control of our borders.

Foreword by Heidi at Euphoric Reality

From Spanish-speaking illegal workers, to angry tenured professors and arrogant politicians, we are hearing more and more tenets and demands from a movement called Reconquista. The movement, once dismissed as extreme racist rhetoric, has rapidly gained traction and momentum among millions of ill-educated illegal aliens and well-established Mexicans alike. Reconquista gives voice to the angry demands of present-day Mexicans who mistakenly think they have indigenous rights to the land of the Southwestern United States – which they claim was “stolen” by an imperialist American government. The centerpiece of their agenda is the mythical Aztlan

(Read the rest of Heidi’s foreword here

Clearing Up A Misconception About Reconquista
by Loma Alta

Introduction.

Spain conquered what was to become modern Mexico and part of the southwestern United States in 1521. Spanish rule lasted 300 years until 1821 when Mexico gained independence. Mexico ruled what is now part of the southwestern United States for a very, very short time. Mexico ruled Texas from 1821 until 1836, some 16 years. Mexico ruled California from 1821 until 1846, 26 years. Mexico ruled most of New Mexico from 1821 until 1848, 28 years, and the southern most portions of Arizona and New Mexico until purchased by the United States in 1853, 33 years. The United States began ownership of these territories in 1845 (Texas), 1846 (California), and 1848-1853 (New Mexico and Arizona). Thus the United States has owned this land since 1845-1853, 153-162 years.

The ownership has thus been: Spanish 1521-1821 or 300 years; Mexican 1821-36 to 1853 or 16 to 33 years; and American 1845-1853 or 154 to 162 years. Almost all development and modernization came under United States ownership. Please see Spain, Mexico, Texas, California, and New Mexico-Arizona for more details.

Comparison of Ownership Time and Development.

Spain owned the area for 300 years and operated it as a colony. The central area, and most developed part was around Mexico City with much of the current southwestern United States being the frontier, relatively undeveloped, and subject to Indian raids and predations. The situation was much the same in the very, very short period, 16-33 years, of Mexican ownership. With the United States ownership, 154 to 162 years, beginning as territories, exploration and development proceeded rapidly and modern civilization came with, or shortly after, statehood.

The Absurdity of Reconquista.

Whether by time of ownership or degree of development and civilization, Mexico had virtually no temporal or civil weight of authority in the southwestern United States. Mexico never really established military or civil control over the area and it was never really a normal part of Mexico, but was always the frontier with vast expanses of nearly unexplored and lightly inhabited regions far from Mexican rule and authority. So tenuous, unpopular, and corrupt was Mexico’s presence and claim to the areas, and the Mexican government so hated by American and Mexican pioneers alike, that it only lasted from 16 to 33 years.

Thus, Reconquista is another myth, promulgated for racist reasons (it is the spawn of Mexican supremacist groups such as La Raza – literally “the Race”) much as the Germans’ “Lebensraum”, or living space, was for the master race. And, Reconquista is equally racist and equally the deranged product of irrational hate groups.

Therefore, we can dismiss the concept of “Reconquista” as a racist, hate group concept that has no place in America, or in any other just and tolerant society or country. There is no need to give any credence whatsoever to the false and meritless claims of any moral attachment to territory by radical, racist groups. They are as phony as last year’s bird’s nest.



This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It is syndicated by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration in our country, join the Blogburst! Send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.

What’s with this Mexican flag flown above an inverted American flag by CA high school students?


Reconquista

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American… There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile…We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

—Theodore Roosevelt, 1919

(Yeh, I added the emphasis, but I can imagine Teddy Roosevelt emphasizing those things… )

Is it just me or are there a few other folks who are dead tired of President Bush and our congrescritters spouting lies about illegal immigrants? Deporting them would be “impossible” according to words I heard dripping from Senator McCain’s fangs earlier today—oh! and our economy would be kneecapped too, apparently.

Bushwa.

What was lost in cheap labor could be made up easily on the back end from not having our social services, schools, law enforcement, etc., strained by millions of illegals who export much of their income SOUTH, where it does our economy no good, anyway. Run those numbers, Mr. McCain, before you spout your bullshit. Heck, the monies saved in the pubschool arena alone would be HUGE.

I guess U.S. citizenship doesn’t mean anything any more. How about alla us taxpayers simply declare ourselves citizens of the world and tell the IRS to take a hike. All it’d take would be 50 or 60 million truly fed up taxpayers declaring themselves illegal aliens, claiming all the social net benefits the other illegals do and refusing to play the political elite’s game any more.

Yeh, yeh. Never happen. 60% to 80% of Americans supposedly want real border control (depending on who takes the poll and how much the pollsters wanna lie for their clients). 75%-80% of congresscritters wanna give away the store.

Who do you think will carry the day? The sheeple or their masters?

Well, at least McCain and his lying cronies are hilarious liars. That way we can laugh our way into subjugation to the reconquistas or the muslims. Whichever ends up as our eventual rulers.

UPDATE: This from Jerry Pournelle, today Thursday:

If what we want is control of the border and deportation of illegal immigrants, the remedy is obvious. Close the borders with a wall, station several regiments of light cavalry along the southern border, and be serious about people showing up for immigration status hearings. Require local sheriffs to inform the federal authorities about illegal immigrants. Have the Border Patrol agents do sweeps in the obvious places. Change the Social Security laws to require the Social Security Administration to inform the Border Patrol when payments show up for non-existent social security accounts (at the moment they aren’t even allowed to make such reports, so it’s safe to make up a Social Security number). Make it a federal crime to assume the identity of a citizen.

And offer bounty hunters $2,000 a head for illegal immigrants delivered to a suitable internment camp. Deport those turned over if they don’t protest; if they do, intern them until their status is determined.

More at the link above, of course.

And even more at Right Wing News.


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Thanks for the graphic goes to Hugh, who blessed me with it via email.

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Actually, the “System Administrator Song” is… priceless.

(No, really: priceless. View/listen for free! *heh*)

h.t. to DNW for the link (via email)

I have so far been completely unable to insert code invoking ANY media player. Strange. I insert the code and WordPress excises it upon saving. Every other blog I have—Blogger, Tripod, Opera, etc. allows insertion of code invoking a media player applet to play a media file.

Not this.

Now, I know other WordPress users who are able to embed media files, so it must be possible. Hmmm… just not on this freebie version? Not a happy thing.

Any answers? (Any readers? *heh*)

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