Laugh Or Get Mad?

I’ve been trying to imagine going to Mexico and demanding citizenship by carrying a sign saying something like “Gringo Power” and maybe waving a flag of the United States. Do you suppose I would be welcomed? More likely, I would be either laughed at or, if there weren’t many of me, beaten.

It’s hard not to either laugh at or be angry with those would-be immigrants from Mexico who are demonstrating in the United States today by stopping work. I want to laugh, because the method they have chosen for gaining acceptance is to harm the very economy that gave them the jobs they so desperately wanted in the first place. I get angry at the demands for unconditional citizenship.

My hope for America is that it move further into capitalism. I don’t see how today’s displays can help that happen.


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