Ask a Mexican on America's Obsession with 9/11

There's something I'm concerned about or bothered by. I was born and raised in Mexico, but I've been [in the United States] for eight years. All the talk about 9/11 is too much, because every single year brings a rehash of the tragedy. I really think that remembering the event for two or five years is enough, but 10 years is too much. ¿Qué piensas? Is it the gabacho culture to not get over things, or does this country not have enough culture and this tragedy now is part of American civism?
Born Allá, Born Outstanding, Still Outstanding

Are you kidding me? Us Mexicans are one to criticize on this subject, given we've never gotten over the Conquest and continue to bitch about how the United States stole half of Mexico like a second-grader crying that someone stole his lunchtime burrito.

Good Mexican of the week! Muy sorry for this extended Good Mexican and for just answering one pregunta this semana, but have I got a story to tell. The Mexican recently started appearing in Weld for Birmingham, a just-opened alt-weekly in the Magic City that is already proving itself as one of the few sane voices left in Alabama. Needless to say, this columna is already raising desmadre — but not in a way I could've possibly foreseen in this day and age. I'll let Weld reporter Madison Underwood take it from here:

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This week, Weld got a voicemail from a lady at an America's Thrift Store location that receives our papers. The lady said they would like to stop receiving our paper because they're a Christian organization, and though our first issue was pretty mild (our first issue was September 1, so we're still pretty new), recent issues have had a lot of editorial content they didn't like.

Since our paper has not had any increase in the amount of editorial content, I figured maybe it was the fact that I quoted you using the words "fuck Alabama" in my interview with you. That, I think, was the first "fuck" in Weld.

So, we Welders were, of course, curious about what it was that set the lady and the Thrifters off. So we sent our brave intern Daniel to the America's Thrift Store under the pretense of retrieving our paper rack, and we had him ask her what it was in Weld that pushed them over the edge.

She told Daniel that the word "Mexican" is offensive. Daniel asked if she meant the column, "¡Ask a Mexican!" and she said, yes, sort of, but that the word "Mexican" is offensive. Daniel explained that the author of the Ask a Mexican column is, in fact, a Mexican. (And though I don't know if he explained this, I would note that when referring to Hispanic immigrant populations in my own immigration coverage, I've always used the word "Hispanic.")

This did not seem to faze her.

If "Mexican" is offensive, our state is truly, sincerely fucked.

HAHAHAHA! Time was when "Mexican" was considered an epithet by Mexis in the United States — but that was the 1960s. Congrats, Alabama — you're even more backwards than we thought! Gentle readers: Make sure to visit Weld's website at www.weldbham.com and click on their links a million times to ensure they get those advertisers pesos — actually, do that for all the papers that carry me, cabrones!

 
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mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

It is refreshing to see that almost ALL of America is wise to the lies these illegal alien monkeys are telling. Wait till November when odumbo is gone. These monkeys will all be running for cover.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

When will the Mexican occupation of the United States end?

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

Hay Gustavo: A proposal.....How bout we cede the Southwest back to the beaners? revoke the Gasden Purchase and give it all back. Call it Mexifornia and appoint you El Jefe. After of course you apply for Mexican citizenship. All us white folk will leave. Then you got what you want. But.....how are YOU as El Jefe going to prevent Mexifornia becoming the third world shithole that Mexico is now and has no chance of ever improving?. Somehow I'll bet you'll adopt an Immigration policy comparable to theirs tho.

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

HAY Gustavo... I'm Not a whiner, i just recognize you for what you really are...a fakerwith no credibility making money off the backs of your "poor oppressed(snicker) brethren". You're just as much Gabacho as I am. You just gotbrown skin.

Restitutiontouscitizensfirst
Restitutiontouscitizensfirst

In honor of the Day of the Dead, Halloween, the Reconquistas who talk about the great cultures of the world according to corn (Meso-American), wheat (Middle East), rice (China) and show that the euro-culture has no such offering - I would like to present a bit of history that seems very true to me - the culture of the rye . . .

How Did Witches Come To Ride Brooms?A Gallery of Historical Illustrations.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/...

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

Well DUH...The Kenyan ain't exactly hisself...what with that fake birth certificate an all.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Did youknow that it is a felony for an illegal immigrant to do business with any state government agency for basic things like getting a driver's license?Why isn't Obwama doing something about this?

Robert Stout
Robert Stout

I can't say "Mexican" without thinking "bean burrito"...I hope to overcome this someday with the help of my chihuahuas...

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

Do your research Sir, In his bio (askamexican.net) Gustavo claims to have been "Born in Anaheim" (Thats California sir in case you didn't know). Technically he's not Mexican he's as American as You or I. Obama will end our occupation by offering amnesty to all illegals registering for the democratic Party.

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

Reply to Madison Underwood:

"She told Daniel that the word "Mexican" is offensive. Daniel asked if she meant the column, "¬°Ask a Mexican!" and she said, yes, sort of, but that the word "Mexican" is offensive. Daniel explained that the author of the Ask a Mexican column is, in fact, a Mexican. (And though I don't know if he explained this, I would note that when referring to Hispanic immigrant populations in my own immigration coverage, I've always used the word 'Hispanic.')" Do your research Sir, In his bio (askamexican.net) Gustavo claims to have been "Born in Anaheim" (Thats California sir in case you didn't know). Technically he's not Mexican he's as American as you or I.

Additionally do you realize that you Gustavo are (if you went to Mexico) actually an Illegal Alien there? Or do you bring your American passport when you travel?

Euro
Euro

Im still laughing about the 911

Victor
Victor

If you were not liveing in the U.S. when it happend you have no right to critize Americans.As for Mexicans, well I lived in Mexico for about 9 years. I left when I got good and sick of their way of doing business. ie: if a Mexican is late for a meeting, you have no reason to be mad at him. He must have had something more important to do. Your time is not important to him, so just get over it. If you owe a Mexican money, he wants it yesterday. There is no excuse for not paying it right now or sooner. If a Mexican owes you money, "forget about it". Getting it back is probably not an option.If you meet a Mexican in a bar and he buys you a drink with his last peso, he will expect you to buy him drinks untill you spend your last dollar.If a Mexican policemen pulls you over when you are driving a U.S. plated car, he will just ask you for the mordita ( the little bite). Oh, maybe around 200 pesos. And you are lucky if he does not call his friend down the road and let you know you are coming.So, Mexicans, if we want to remember when someone attacted us, that is our business.Oh, by the way. We did not take any land from Mexico. We won it. In fact we won all of Mexico and we gave the lower half back.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

I would like to ask a mexican to go home and come back the legal way.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

Of course the writer is a mexican. Why do you think he tells so many lies in regard to illegal alien trash?

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

I have asked a mexican many times WHY America should reward illegal alien criminal trash with amnesty for coming to America illegally and breaking our laws? Is it fair to all those who were man enough to go about it the legal way? What part of illegal DON'T YOU understand? Since you want amnesty for all does that include murderers, rapists, child molesters and kidnappers? I have asked a mexican these questions MANY times and NEVER got an answer. I have even asked this POS writer and HE has not answered. Illegal aliens, ESPECIALLY MEXICANS, Cry racism because they don't have any valid reasons to be in America. THEY KNOW all their arguments are based on lies. Is this kind of trash what you want living in YOUR neighborhood America? Going to school with YOUR children? I HOPE NOT.

Seamus
Seamus

Oyay Chuy tacos and burritos too you!!! You people were not pouring concrete or picking lettuce at the Alamo:(

Popknot
Popknot

9/11 was an all out attack on our nation by terrorists. Yeah, I'd say we're still a little cheesed off about it.

If the same thing happened to MX, we'd be understanding and upset. You have a narcowar going on in your country and we're not happy about that. Not on ly for the loss of life, but for the impact between our two nations. MX tourism has suffered greatly because your govt hasn't dealt with the narcos sufficiently to keep tourists from feeling unsafe.

You're making this a "mexican vs american" thing and it isn't.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

MAJOR NEWSBREAK:"Ask a Mexican when he / she plans to end their occupation of El Norte?"

Armitage1876
Armitage1876

It is because white people have no sense of culture or traditions to really be proud of or even consider worthy to remember.

Michaelsken
Michaelsken

What do you expect from the NewTimes. The journalists dont make any money, they really dont have anything to write about, and as you can clearly read they can't write an article with some thoughtful or appropriate "ENGLISH" in it.

mark v
mark v

About forgetting 9/11, my reaction to this is why remember mexicans? if people want to remember 9/11 so what,in whatever context. Right about mexicans remembering about the Gadsden purchase, and all that once mexican territory, why do people have to remember mexicans? As far as personally, i never,never even think to "steal someone.s burrito,even if it is their last burrito, (mexican burritos are not appealing to me personally at all, YOU know i just may bring up the topic of 9/11 as a topic of conversation, it is alot better then remembering burritos and food stamps and how to keep "illegals out" and a bun

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

When they instill the "reqonquista" and take over the southwest. And shortly after that it will revert to the shithole third world country that Mexico now is.

Bobby
Bobby

An accurate summing up of life in Mexico and the Mexican attitude, in general there. My dad was a business man there for many years, and he loved Mexico, but that's because he had a rough hide. I said he loved it, NOT, respected it.

Ron Nesmith
Ron Nesmith

Wow! How stupid are you? Where did you learn to spell? No wonder you feel like your losing your country.The correct spelling is"crittisize" and "attacked" pendejo!

Euro
Euro

Whats your point ? Is that some kind of joke ?

mira21
mira21

Not all Mexicans are illegal, you idiot!

mira21
mira21

We have stereotyped Mexicans for a long time. A fact is that 95% of Mexicans that come to this country, one way or another, come here to work hard AND HARD THEY WORK!They have to do the work that Americans do not want to do: Work in the agriculture. If it wasn't because of these migrant workers, a pound of potatoes would cost USD$2.00, a pound of bread $5.00 and on and on and on. They pay taxes, they raise families and they incorporate to our American society very easy and always carrying on their traditions. We must remember that those who attacked us on the tragedy of 9/11 CAME FROM THE EAST AND NOT FROM THE SOUTH.

Bobby
Bobby

As a Mexican leader of a racist hispanic "power group" in Los Angeles California once said about the topic of "racism", We call people racist that disagree with us, not because we really believe they are racist, but calling them racist, WORKS." Yet, millions of Americans are still cowed by that word. Sure, you need to protect yourself from leftist treason, that gets people fired when someone accusess them of that term,etc., but that's another subject.

Bobby
Bobby

Your'e comparing apples to oranges. It is a "mexican vs american" thing, because mexicans in mexico and many here, don't give a rats ass about this country. It's just a place to be used and abused. In fact, that applies to a lot of the "new" immigrants,etc. Many of them have no great love of this nation, in my opinion.

Bobby
Bobby

Ha, hahahah.........that's the best one I've ever heard. "White people" as you refer to European-Americans, created and built this whole nation that you impudently babble against. No culture? Beer(most beer in Mexico was mad by Bavarian brew masters) , the accordian, (accordians, that Mexican music uses, came from Maximillians era), football, basketball, baseball, pie, the record player, computer, space travel, ................................. A small piece of friednly advise, don't go around saying white people have no culture of traditions, because most of the people on this planet will see you as an idiot.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

Judging by the mexican culture and how they are acting like rabid dogs I want none of it. Also Is the mexican culture that of illegally entering the United States?

Sdsaulka
Sdsaulka

Wow. Whether you love us or hate us, you are deeply and profoundly uneducated to write such an idiotic comment. What a dumbed down world this has become. Nothing but jungle drums and the wasted.

mira21
mira21

Hey you Bobby A-hole:I can see now where all your hate for all Mexicans things come from. If he loved Mexico so much, why didn't he stay there.

davelog
davelog

You might want to grab a dictionary, Ron. It's "criticize" and "you're".

Bobby
Bobby

What's that got to do with his main message? It happens to be true, but your'e worried about spelling. How stupid are you?

Bobby
Bobby

No, unless you find Mexico a joke, which it obviously is.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

But most illegals are mexican.

Bobby
Bobby

Who cares. Most of them support illegal aliens from there. That means they are supporting Mexico, not the U.S.

Euro
Euro

Good one

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

All that about prices going up is a lie. Even if they did it would be worth it to get rid of all the illegal aliens. We could use prisoners and it would cost even less than paying illegal aliens so your argument doesn't wash. DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS! Also I live where there are all illegal alien mexicans and the gunshots NEVER stop so all that "they want a better life " is a JOKE! TRY TELLING THE TRUTH FOR ONCE EVEN IF IT DOES NOT FIT YOUR AGENDA!

Bobby
Bobby

Now your'e sterotyping. You don't know whether 95 percent of MExicans came here to work "hard". I know tons of them that are about the laziest A-holes I've ever met, along with a lot that do work hard. What do you mean they "have to" do the work others don't want to do? That applies to anyone. People have to do the work that they CAN DO. Your facts are wrong on the price of produce also. It's already been studied over and over and it's been found that most produce would rise about 5-10 cents a pound. It isn't cheap now, in most supermarkets. The social services that these people are given by the Democrat party, PAID FOR BY AMERICANS TAXES, makes that produce higher than it should be already. IN OTHER WORDS, illegal alien labor, is SUBSIDIZED LABOR, NO MATTER WHERE THEY DO IT, OR WOULD THEY WORK AT.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

Is that why they are recruiting children in Texas to work for thew cartels? True not all mexicans are illegal but the facts are that ALMOST ALL the people doing the complaining about how illegal aliens who SHOULD NOT BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE have rights. No Chinese are complaining! No Greeks! No Canadians! No Somalies! No Russians! NO ONE! EXCEPT Mexicans. WHAT Part of illegal do YOU NOT understand? All that crap about food prices going up if we deport illegals IS A LIE! Have YOU ever heard of Americas Guest Worker Program? Aren't THOSE the folks supposed to pick crops and NOT illegal aliens? Ever heard of auto-harvesters? We could also use the prison population and pay them LESS than what illegal aliens get. SO, Please don't tell anymore lies about how prices will go up. Also YOU need to get an understanding of what the word "illegal" means and how it applies when placed in front of the word "alien".

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

Well they pay taxes in the sense that they claim 19 or so deductions so that they pay almost no taxes on their wages and then the person who actually owns the Social security card the migrant worker "Borrowed" get called on the carpet by the IRS for the additional income.

mira21
mira21

Hey you Bobby A-hole: This is the country of the free and the country of opportunities for all people. This country has been made of immigrants where legal or illegal. This is the greatest country in the world and if you do not like it maybe you can go back to Mars.

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

I'm sure they already do.

mira21
mira21

I never read so much B.S. in my life. You are an insensitive A-hole that have more than prejudice in his heart.

Stuart Pitt
Stuart Pitt

well they DO pay taxes. they are told to claim the maximum exemptions on their tax statement with their false social security number so their take home pay has the minimum taxes witheld. Then later the actual owner of that SS nunber is called on the carpet for the "undeclared income". ah...they commit no crime by being here.

mira21
mira21

Hey you Bobby A-Hole: Go and fly a kite!

Bobby
Bobby

They pay NO TAXES, but RECEIVE, something the demented democrat party has called the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT. That's where you get money free from legitimate taxpayers, ( A.K.A.CITIZENS) because you are too poor because of the many kids you have. What a deal. They don't want to go back to beloved Mexico? Wonder why?

mrgrnjn
mrgrnjn

What kind of juice have you been drinking? Here you go lying again. Illegal means illegal. How can you be so stupid as to NOT understand? ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL SCUM are NOT welcome here! Get the"NOT"? NO, America was not built with illegal aliens and they are NOT a protected species so NO you cannot keep one as a pet. YOU CAN however STOP TELLING LIES! America needs to DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS (This is about the time YOU play the race card) AND SECURE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!

 
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