Ask a Mexican on Making a Few Foreign Bucks and Hating on Manny Pacquiao

Say the immigrant makes a few bucks and goes back to his/her hometown. Think they'll put up with the shit that prompted them to move in the first place? (How ya gonna keep them down on the farm . . . ?)
Putting the Red into Redneck

Absolutely not. I love how Know-Nothings are currently calling Mexicans cowards for supposedly not confronting the narcos down south, for abandoning their homeland for a new país (funny how they shut up when you present the same slurs about their ancestors), when those supposedly weak-willed wabs have pushed Mexico out of the Third World and into the lower rungs of the First World over the past 25 years via their remittances and newfound libertarianism. I'll let you read the full explanation in my book (Hint: look for the respuesta that has the tres por uno program in it), but the short response for you ahorita is that these immigrants have brought back democracy and infrastructure to their ranchos that the Mexican elite would've preferred had never come. The only problem, of course, is that though the immigrants still return to the farm as often as possible, they're never coming back for good — for that phenomenon, I urge you to read Sam Quinones' True Tales from Another Mexico, which I've probably plugged 28 times in this pinche column and will plug forevermore because it's that amazing and insightful — even more so that this infernal weekly babada.

I have a Mexican-American friend who loves boxing just as much as I do (who doesn't?), but he hates Manny Pacquiao. He and I would sometimes get into an argument (friendly but passionate), especially because he seems to resent the label that many in the press and boxing fans have given Pacquiao: "The Mexicutioner." I think he's taking it too personally, which is quite amusing, actually. But do you think most Mexicans are like my friend, i.e., Pacquiao haters who like Mayweather? Or do you think Pacquiao has more Mexican fans than Mexican haters?
Canelo over Julio César Chávez Jr.

The Pac-Man has many more Mexican fans than haters — and even those haters don't despise him so much as give the fierce Filipino his respeto. Sure, Pacquiao has beat down Mexicans like a migra agent — Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Antonio Margarito, Oscar de la Hoya, and Juan Manuel Marquez (who he's scheduled to fight again this fall), but Mexicans always appreciate small, humble brawlers in the classic Mexi mold. That's why we'll support Cuba but resent the United States — stay in your own weight class, you know? More importantly, beaner boxing buffs despise Floyd Mayweather Jr. — not because he's a negrito (we loved Mike Tyson, after all) but because the so-called Pretty Boy refuses to fight Pacquiao to settle, once y para siempre, who's the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. We can appreciate people who kick our ass, but to not even try to fight us? You might as well be the American Southwest.

Good Mexican of the week: A Better Life is The Bicycle Thief for Latino USA, a touching, bitter, beautiful tale about an undocumented gardener and his son looking for the stolen truck that's their livelihood. It's not a perfect película — almost every Mexican-immigrant dad I know speaks to their children en español, and the Chivas soccer propaganda is a bit much (¡viva Pumas de la UNAM, cabrones!) — but it's a must-see film and that rare Hollywood effort that doesn't resort to century-old stereotypes of spicy señoritas and greasers. Director is Chris Weitz, the guy behind American Pie and About a Boy, and who is part-Mexi — who knew? You do now! Demand it at your local megaplex, por favor.

 
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branden07
branden07

How come when u pass a field of working men and woman there mexican? But when u pass a freeway exit its a white or black person begging for money...yea really whose lazy. The citizens r to lazy to look for a damn job n the illegals r here working hard trying to support there families..

Ya I do think its wrong they come here illegal but ppl jump on every mexicab they see..beforethey know there story. My husband is illegal but he's been here since he was 2 its not his fault his mom brought him here illeagally n now we have a family everyone always says well then get papers like its easy..maybe some of u should step in a illeagals shoes one day n see what they've been through! Jut sayinggg

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Would someone please explain to me how we will decrease unemployment by granting amnesty to some or all of the 12,000,000 people who entered the United States by illegal means? Where in Mexico did Homeland Security deport Nicky Diaz Santillan?

wah!,iis
wah!,iis

WTH people or more like good for race!!!

Xpndibl
Xpndibl

This is not about race, this is about the "illegal" entry into this country of millions of people who are not "undocumented" but are "ILLEGAL". A coorelation was made about illegals into the country and, say, a football team owner.allowing people into his stadiums w/o paying for a ticket, then allowing them to eat at the concession stands for free. The team owners would go broke as we, the USA, are going and would continue to freefall if we gave amnesty to all those who illegally entered this country and send billions back to Mexico. Then they bravely cry out "Viva La Raza" boasting about one of the most corrupt countries of the world. Go back, solve the problems of your "raza" so that others would want to sneak into your country. Leave ours alone. Please !

Racer1y
Racer1y

who gives a ShiT!!!!!!!!go home all u borderjumpin chilichokin pepperbellies and on your way back why dont u pick up all the trash u left all over the place when u came here

Rosmth
Rosmth

who the Fuck cares if they got so many problems I have a solution Sue the hell out of France for war attrocaities committeds during their ocupation of the l;ate 1800's then just sue Spain until the bastard break for what they did to Mexico during their ruthless years of ocupation is it not a well know FACT that the spainards raped ,killed, and maimed tens of of thousnads of Indians what we know call mexicans everybody flat KNOWS that this happenedI have never heard of peso one being paid back for that matter how much money was stolen from the country of mexico during spains ocupation and yet i haven't even heard a fucking apology from that counrty oh we sorry it was just war we have spent over 60years searching out NAZI war crimnials why not due the sameand track down the families of maximillion and put them in the poor house take every dime they dime have it would be a start didvde it among the poor not the well to do why is this so much differentI know that they are NOT JEWS but why not have some equallity for once and make everybody equal i for do not understand why Mexico does not stand up for itself in the world court and sue the piss out of Spain just do it the US has paid back the blacks for making them slaves taking them out of Africa where they would have died from who know whay but we paid them back The US had pack back the japenese for internming them during the second worst act in Us histor why can't spain just man it up and say we are sorry for coming in abd trashinh your country raping almost all of your weman and kill thousand in what amounts to slavery and pay them back and France to the did the same things we paid them back do they think they are so much better thean the US that they could do something like this and it would just be forgotten I think not come on Mexico step up to the plate and demand that this be done now or just prove the point yor nopthing but a bunch of spineliss wimps unless you can terrorize woman & children with a machine gun get off your LAZY ASSES AN DO WHATS RIGHT FOR ONCE SUE SPAIN SUE FRANCE GET WHAT DUE TO YOU IN WOURLD COURT HAVE YOUR DAY or just go away have mass genocide with all your guns and stop coming across our border and trashing up my country because you are not wanted we don't want the lazy ones who just want a hand out because they figured out how to work the system bring home the troops put they on the border both bords and lets help outsevles for once not everybody else noone comes to our aid when something happens except a small few if we ant to help the mexicans lets help them sue spain and france for the BILLIONS that they owe mexico and make sure it get divided among the poor and make sure the help aon how they they spend it so they just don't give it away than after that declare them a terrorist natio something something that should have been done a long time ago and most people no it

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Would someone please explain to me how we will decrease unemployment by granting amnesty to some or all of the 12,000,000 people who entered the United States by illegal means? Where in Mexico did Homeland Security deport Nicky Diaz Santillan?

Heathernwg
Heathernwg

Okay this news paper has to be stupid. Read your comments section and see that no one wants to ask a mexican a Da*m thing. I am not a racist however I feel that if you are illegal no matter what your race you should be deported or arrested and if it happens more then once deportation should not be an option. Figure it out people. Also the whole it was ours first, well hello there is alot of places that were other races first, who the hell cares now, it is the United States of America. Laws are Laws. Yet lets allow Vet's to be homeless and hungry, the very people that gave all for thier country, but no lets give it all to illegals because we are such a caring country that we can't take care of our own. People need to stop and think and understand that it is us the people allowing this to happen. I had a mexican tell me that we the people can fight all day, however as long as our government wants them here and provides them assistance why the hell should they leave, cause our own government dont care what we the people really want. P.S. If you want to post stuff about Mexicans, why don't you do the research and see how many are crowding our jails right now. Oh thats right its not your problem. Figure out it is your problem and nothing will ever change until we the people make it change. ( Live Free or Die Trying )

Mamasamaloy
Mamasamaloy

A mexiCAN stop coming over here illegal and STOP MAKING THIS RACIAL!!! ITS ILLEGAL!!!!

Yis654
Yis654

I would like to ask an (Illegal) Mexican, 'what makes YOU so special??' Honestly it's not about race, it's about being ILLEGAL!!!! If this was reversed white people would be getting shot, hanged and corn holed!!!! STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!!!

Americanonly
Americanonly

Ask an illegal Mexican to GO HOME!!! (then call deportation services) heh heh heh

KnownasTD
KnownasTD

Naturalized citizens, called Americans, which come from all ethnic groups/races from around the world, categorically resent the Mexican Nationals who sneak into the U.S. and cut ahead of all other immigrants who wish to enter the U.S. legally. Because of this undeniable fact, We The People are called racists, just because we voice our concern to stop the "illegal" immigration, which statistically weighs heavily against the Hispanic culture. And ironically, because we're against "illegal" immigration, we're labeled as anti-immigrant by the pro-Mexican crowd. PUH-lease, quit espousing racism just because you think it puts a spin on the truth.

Seabase21
Seabase21

I would like to ask a Mexican, What is a Mexican? How do Mexicans, view themselves are far as their culture is concerned. Are you Mexican, Spanish, American Indians, A melting pot?By your definition what is a Mexican? Oh, and please explian youie reasoning as to how you think Mexico would had benifited from California? The Spanish controlled it for over 200 hundred years. Mexico had it for less than half a century, and did a piss poor job of manageing it and it's resources. How many Mexican Presidents were in power during Mexico's short lived ownership?

nomore
nomore

there not immigrants there invaders and should be treated as such

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

I keep asking a mexican to provide ONE VALID REASON WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for coming to America illegally and breaking our laws but this author does not reply? I think either he does not know how to read or REALLY canoot provide ONE VALID REASON WHY America should reward illegal alien criminal lawbreakers with amnesty for entering America illegally and breaking our laws. Once again it just proves that all the arguments in favor of illegals are based on lies and deceptions. They will issue a challenge from the fields but keep silent about the construction industry, hotel industry,restaurant industry, factory workers and many other idustries where illegal aliens are and have been stealing jobs. I guees when you ask a mexican you don't get an answer. If this were my column I would read the comments so I must assume the writer does. I CHALLENGE YOU TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS!

Daysi
Daysi

So why do us americans pay for russians and all off their school, and Medical, and everything aelse and we cant help our mexican peoople thats all bull $*%#!!!!!! Can you answe me that question

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

77% of Americans polled DO NOT approve of illegal aliens. How can someone be so stupid as not to see that. As for the people whining about whether or not the terms used to describe them are accurate my question is: Are YOU really so anal and uptight that you whine about grammer and miss the point of the issue entirely? America needs and wants to deport all illegal aliens. Only our stupid government does not. Illegal aliens are criminals and a scourge on society. I STILL have not got ONE REPLY TO my question: Give one VALID reason WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for coming here illegally and breaking our laws. BUT OF COURSE I KNEW NONE OF THESE MONKEYS WOULD HAVE A VALID REASON BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ONE. Her is an easier question for you since you refuse to respond to the previous one: Is it fair to all of the legal immigrants who are doing things the legal way to give amnesty to illegal aliens criminal lawbreakers? WHY should America hold illegal alien criminals above immigrants who are following the law? BUT none of you monkeys have a valid response on that either. The whole argument for illegal aliens is based on a lie. These people have NO right to be here and should be deported immediately.

Jsal
Jsal

I LOVE this columm, This is America, founded on all Illegals, so get over it, everyone gets an opinion, thats the American way, you don't like it, TOO BAD!

Seabase21
Seabase21

Read history, Every human civilization has been invaded and concorded at some time or another. When the Europiens first came here, that was not illegal immigration, Why? there were no laws about that then. Now there are

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

YOU are an idiot pal. YOU need to get your facts straight before you open your mouth.

kellym
kellym

True this country was founded by immigrants not illegals. I'm not against Mexicans or any other ethnic group. The more special emphasis is placed on one ethnic group the more racism. America has absorbed many cultures and their customs into her own country. Thats what makes this country great and strong. Those people who come from other countries worked hard to fit into the system and not take advantage of it. The number of Illegals coming from Mexico Illegally and not through the proper channels and the reputation Mexico has of being corrupt and over run by drug cartels isn't good. So many other Americans are looking down on the Mexicans. It's awful for people to look down on any ethnic group. It's just more articles like this that focus only on what a mexican thinks and leaves the rest of us out just another paper giving special treatment to a certain group of people. Most people in America would rather read the head line, What does and American think of ........ The minute that article focuses only on one special group the rest of us Americans won't even bother to read the article. The paper will have lost alot of customers and will have viewer readers. Let's face it the article doesn't appeal to most people. Just another article giving a certain group of people special treatment or focus. You may love this article and thats good for you because, you can relate to it. The rest of us Americans can't. Just saying the Phoenix news paper should open up an Latino version of the paper. It's not representing the rest of society. If they want articles like this then expect viewers readers. Not all Americans are Mexican.

Jsal
Jsal

I LOVE this columm, This is America, founded on all Illegals, so get over it, everyone gets an opinion, thats the American way, you don't like it, TOO BAD!

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

Illegal aliens are a scourge to society and must be dealt with as such. DEPORT THEM ALL!

Kld26003
Kld26003

Read a history book, the Irish, Blacks, Italians, Germans etc, back in the early 1900`s were legal, then problems in New York and other east coast cities, were having problems, so they refused people and made it law, the people coming over from Mexico are illegal, and if your referring to the Indians, well it was going to happen in any situation, would you rather have Hitler invade the indians?

kellym
kellym

Why is it this news paper only asking What a mexican thinks? Why not ask what blacks, whites, asians, and native Americans think? This whole columm is just about Mexicans. There are other people of different races, that live in Arizona. I won't read this guys articles or this news paper again. If this is the kind of crap this news paper will print then I encourage everyone to stop reading it. The guy who wrote this article is only concerned about his own little world. Why not ask and American. The average Americans views will be different. This is just wrong. Personally I think it's racism to focus on the thoughts of one ethnic group. It's time that this country quit favoring ethnic groups. Put the focus on Americans. Yes, that means all people of every race, culture, color.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Would someone please explain to me how we will decrease unemployment by granting amnesty to some or all of the 12,000,000 people who entered the United States by illegal means?

KatieScarlette1earthling
KatieScarlette1earthling

I have a few Mexican acquaintances that I have met either through schools I have attended or church outreach programs I use to be involved with. NOT all Mexicans are bad. just the ones who choose to enter other countries illegally and keep blaming Americans for their loss of California and some other southern boundaries the Spaniards finagled from them before the American country was "fully" established as a country. Many Americans came from Mexico eons ago, the correct way through the legal system. They took up homes, worked good jobs, educated their children, and spoke "American." Granted the Enhlish they spoke still had an accent, but then WE ALL DO, but we all speak some form of ENGLISH, and we don't call ourselves anything but AMERICANS... as did the first legal Mexicans that fled a war torn mob run Mexico. They did not call themselves Americano's, American-Mexicans, Mexican-Americans...just Americans. It is the younger generations of the past 30 years or so that have chosen to categorize themselves as Mexican-Americans and deserve better than every American here who is also struggling to stay afloat in the economy of a country over populated by it's citizens, visitors, and illegals. In other countries you are required to follow their rules and speak their language(s).The problem lies with our Judicial system. We make it too easy for them to flee their country, and we make the jails too cozy for them to care. That's why they risk death crossing the borders rather than becoming legal citizens. They also know that Mexico harbors fugitives with their no-bounty hunting laws. They the freedoms to belong to no-one country, and still be part of their own. If America made her laws as strict as Italy, Russia, and Mexico we wouldn't have as many illegal immigrants, Americans wouldn't be able to afford going anywhere - we would be a SOCIALISM country... just what our forefather's did not want for their families eons ago when they left British rule for the New Country.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

WOW! THIS GUY is an IDIOT! The only thing I want to ask a mexican is To give me one VALID reason WHY America should reward illegal aliens with amnesty for coming to America illegally and breaking our laws? OH! ONE MORE. WHEN ARE YOU GOING HOME? Illegal aliens are a scourge to society and all the lies people like this author tell are just getting old. America does not want your illegal butts. Are you too stupid to understand that? YOU obviously don't understand the meaning of ILLEGAL. I will never get an answer to my first question because these monkeys DO NOT HAVE ONE SINGLE VALID REASON WHY America should reward them with amnesty! DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS!

MRROACH SIR
MRROACH SIR

WHEN LEGAL THEY ALMOST UNIVERSALLY DEMOCRATIC! and THAT my friends is the bottom line.

MRROACH SIR
MRROACH SIR

hey man goto his website (askamexican.net) then lookup "Requonquista". that will give you all the answers. They ARE NOT immigrants, they are INVADERS. "Conquest by Immigration"...look that up also.

Della
Della

Never heard of this paper before I came across this article. If all the writers are idiots like Arellanos the name should be changed from the New Times News to"El mejor papel higiénico en los Estados Unidos".

jackharrington
jackharrington

You're making all those statements after reading just one column? My, talk about your JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS WITHOUT A CLUE attitude...

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

This clown of an author ALWAYS writes crappy little articles like this. Not just this one. This whole "ask a mexican" is a joke. This author is such a clown he should be wearing face paint.

jackharrington
jackharrington

Of course,it's a joke...It's satire...Only three or four papers in the entire Country carry it. The OC WEEKLY and the PHOENIX NEW TIMES immediately come to mind. Despising the author is what continues to keep his column alive, and he knows it.P.S. I almost forgot...I like your response, and think you observation is CORRECT...

Della
Della

Arellano is a foul mouthed, racist idiot.Kept it up. soon everyone will hate Mexicans.The reason so many people hate Mexicans now is because of the ignorant, something for nothing, low-life, gansta' mentality. Arellano is the posterboy for these idiots and their ignorance.

jackharrington
jackharrington

Which is it...Either you're thin-skinned, or you think everybody else on the Planet EXCEPT YOU, is out to lunch. It's one or the other, but with so lil' written by you, it's hard to pick a winner...

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

How about just against illegal aliens and biased fools like this writer? When I read your comments all I can think of is "You can't fix stupid". I fell for for you son, you are an idiot.

jackharrington
jackharrington

You couldn't think of anything intelligent to say, so you resort to name calling...Pot, meet kettle...

Concerned
Concerned

You know, I like many Mexicans. I had a house in Rocky Point and it was our favorite place to sneak away to. Half of my family is Mexican. Instead of spewing your hatred of the white man with your barbs you would be better off discussing real answers to the issues.

I want my friends in Mexico to prosper just as I do all the people of my country the U.S. It is clear we need each other. We need their labor, petrol and many other things. I would like to see Mexico's standard of living raised rather then ours lowered. Let's figure out a workers program that benefits both sides. Most the Mexicans I know want to go back to there Mexican farms and are here only for the money. The same way that I go to Pennsylvania to make better money in my trade.

I was once a Democrat until I realized that entitlements were unsustainable and no financial arrangements had ever been made to cover them. It's obvious that one half of the people shouldn't be made responsible for another persons entitlements. I can't retire after 20 or even thirty years of work and support myself the rest of my thirty or forty years. Unsustainable, will not work!!! I also think we need to look at congress and senate salaries and retirements. Both Democratic and Republican, Unsustainable.

Lets get with Immigration reform and start giving work visa's so Mexicans can show there papers and go about there business. Lets work to help Mexico get a grip on the corruption and help with there war on drugs by lowering our usage or legalizing and treating drug abusers. Prohibition does not work, that is proven. It would be much easier to treat, then to imprison.

In short can't we get our heads out of our ass's

Westie10019
Westie10019

You are missing a very importnat point, the immigrant is ILLEGAL. WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DO YOU NOT GET. Just like Hitler, if you tell the lie enough times, people begin to belive the lie and miss the truth. I'm not anti- immigrant, I'm againist ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

Mistalee
Mistalee

So presumably you'd be cool with amnesty, because overnight they would all be LEGAL, and LEGAL makes you happy, while ILLEGAL makes you sad.

What part of amnesty and immigration reform don't you understand?

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

Hey, if we're giving out free passes to lawbreakers, I have a shitload of speeding tickets I'd like taken care of.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

The part where illegal alien criminals are pardoned for their crimes. The part that circumvents the legal process. BOY ARE YOU STUPID! What part of ILLEGAL don't YOU understand? I would like to hear YOU provide ONE VALID REASON WHY America should reward illegal alien criminals with amnesty for coming here illegally and breaking our laws? I know this is asking a lot but it would be amazing to actually get an intelligent answer from you mistalee. All I am asking is a simple question. If your cause is just YOU should be able to answer it. BUT YOU CANNOT! There IS NO valid reason because illegal aliens are CRIMINALS and should be DEPORTED!

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

NOT ONE PEEP OUT OF MISTALEE. GOT NO VALID REASON HUH?

 
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