Said In Spanish: Trump Bashing; Day Of The Dead; Tijuana Time Bomb; An Hispanic Candidate Double-Talks; An Anti-Trump Mexican Manifesto
Print Friendly and PDF
See also: Said In Spanish: Mexicans Still Triggered By Trump—And Claiming “Jurisdiction” Over Mexican-Americans


periodicos[1]The Spanish-speaking media, U.S. and Mexican, is obsessed with bashing Trump. And behind the tired smears and clichés, you can sense the real fear: he might actually do something.

To start with an example of Godwin’s Law, Yuriria Sierra of Mexico’s Excelsior calls Trump ese hitlercillo del siglo XXI (“that Little Hitler of the 21st century”) [Hillary, Trump y el voto latino, by Yuriria Sierra, October 15, 2015]. How original.

And this hatred is mixed with Latino race-based triumphalism. For example, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, in a Miami concert before 15,000 fans on October 24, declared in Spanish En este país sin nosotros nadie llega a la Casa Blanca (“In this country, without us Latinos nobody gets to the White House”). The pop star exhorted his Latino audience to estar unidos and no dejar que nadie venga a someternos” (“don’t let anybody come to subject us”) [Ricky Martin: Sin nosotros nadie llega a la Casa Blanca, Excelsior, October 25, 2015]


On November 2nd, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico. Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of the Catholic All Souls’ Day and is, though many Mexicans deny it, historically linked to Halloween.

Mexican mask-manufacturers are doing a brisk business selling masks of escaped drug lord Chapo Guzman—and of Donald Trump. In fact, the Chapo and Trump masks are the best-sellers [‘El Chapo’ y Trump, los número 1 en Halloween y Día de Muertos, Excelsior, October 15, 2015]

The Dia de los Muertos is also being used to commemorate the deaths of border-crossing migrants.

Excelsior reported that the Mexican Foreign Ministry staged its own “ofrenda” or “altar de muertos” (a traditional display honoring the dead) and this one was dedicated “to the memory of disappeared migrant women.”

[Cancillería dedica ofrenda de Día de Muertos a mujeres migrantes, October 27, 2015]

Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu stated:

She [Ruiz Massieu] said that women "carry their children in their shawls, represent the history, hope and aspirations of our people, who are and will be the leaders in a new demographic order, where—in the case of the migration to the United States—Mexicans and other Latinos are the largest minority.”

[FOREIGN SECRETARY CLAUDIA RUIZ MASSIEU CALLS WOMEN MIGRANTS "NEW HEROINES" Press release 562, English translation provided by Mexican foreign ministry, October 27, 2015]

However much Americans may want to ignore it, Mexican government officials are thinking in terms of imposing a “new demographic order” on the United States.


An Instagram link to La Opinion (America’s biggest Spanish-language newspaper) states:

The deported are a time bomb in Tijuana. On the border, the conditions that provoked the creation of the Maras in Central America are repeated, with the arrival of immigrants with criminal backgrounds. [my translation]

Interestingly, this is essentially a concession that Trump was right and that many of these “migrants” are criminals.

Apparently, it’s ok to complain about them being deported back to Latin America, but not about them coming to the U.S.


Meet Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente. He’s California-born, but his parents were born in Mexico. The San Diego businessman has filed to run for president, billing himself as a conservative Democrat [San Diego businessman ‘Rocky’ De La Fuente has eyes set on the White House, by Maria Arcega-Dunn, Fox, November 2, 2015]

When communicating with an English-speaking audience, “Rocky” portrays himself as a problem-solver.

But when he is speaking to Hispanics, he has a far different message. Mexico’s Excelsior writes:

The Hispanic community of the United States now has a candidate to confront the Republican Donald Trump, a businessman of Mexican origin, Roque “Rocky” de la Fuente, candidate to the presidential candidacy for the Democratic Party

[De origen mexicano el demócrata que enfrentará a Donald Trump, (The Democrat of Mexican origin who will confront Donald Trump) by Hector Figueroa Alcantara, November 4, 2015]

The Excelsior article notes that “Rocky” justified his candidacy by “launching a harangue against Trump,” asserting “I am not going to permit that he tread upon the interests of Mexico.”

One at least has to admire his frankness.

In Spanish anyway.


A group of Hispanic “intellectuals” created a pompous and hypocritical anti-Trump manifesto, subtly entitled Declaración de Intelectuales, Científicos y Académicos Hispanos contra Xenofobia de Trump (“Declaration of Intellectuals, Scientists, and Academic Hispanics Against The Xenophobia of Trump”). It was organized by Mexican writer Enrique Krauze [Email him]and Cuban-born Carmelo Mesa-Lago [Email him]currently “Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh”.

From Spain’s El País:

A group of 67 intellectuals, artists, scientists, writers and filmmakers of the United States, Latin American and Spain have signed a manifesto which rejects the “discourse of hatred” of Donald Trump

[Intelectuales hispanos publican un manifiesto contra Donald Trump November 3, 2015 (my translation)]

Self-righteously claiming that they “cannot remain silent,” these privileged hacks lecture those of us who actually have to live with the consequences of mass Hispanic immigration into the U.S. that Americans should not be allowed to have an opinion:
Since the announcement of his candidacy, Mr. Trump has accused Mexican immigrants of being criminals, rapists and drug traffickers; and has promised to deport 11 million of them and build a big wall along the border with Mexico. Trump’s hate speech appeals to xenophobia, sexism and political intolerance; it recalls historical campaigns against other ethnic groups that led to millions of deaths. Physical attacks on Hispanics and public assertions that Spanish should not be spoken in public have already occurred.
Nothing about illegal aliens killing Americans, of course.

The common Mexican claim that  the United States “would go to ruin” without Mexicans doing the “manual work” is also repeated. Yet this is coupled with the rather contradictory claim about Hispanic immigrants who contribute “toward greater knowledge, scientific progress, entertainment, and prosperity for all Americans.”

Finally, this arrogant group of foreign interlopers presumes to tell Americans Trump’s conduct is “not worthy of a candidate.” The activists sniff: “All of us condemn his behavior and hope that the American people will no longer tolerate his absurdities.”

Who are these supposed paragons of virtue who have the American people’s welfare at heart?

The signers include film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, actor Diego Luna, former Mexican Secretary of Health Julio Frenk and Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, (who now has the hereditary title of nobility, the Marqués de Vargas Llosa in Spain, where’s he’s also a citizen).

The group of elitists includes prominent Mexicans who've been at the forefront of the anti-American movement:

  1. Demian Bichir—A Mexican actor who also works in Hollywood, and now has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship. Bichir is an “ACLU ambassador for immigration rights.”
  2. Arturo Sarukhan—Former Mexican ambassador to the United States and now “Non Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at USC.”
  3. Jorge Castaneda—Castaneda was the extremely arrogant Mexican foreign minister under Vicente Fox, who demanded the “full enchilada” in immigration negotiations with the United States.
  4. Elena Poniatowska—French-born Mexican writer descended from Polish nobility. In 2001, while visiting Venezuela, Poniatowska was quoted by a newspaper there thusly: “The Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska affirmed today that Mexico is presently recovering the territories lost in the past to the United States, thanks to emigration.” [Leading Mexican Journalist: “Mexico is recovering lost territories via immigration”, El Imparcial, July 3rd, 2001]
There’s doubtless much more we could discover about the agendas of these 67 signers of the manifesto. But it’s obvious they don’t care for the interests of the historic American nation.

In fact, they actively hate it.

And thus their hatred of Donald Trump is revealing.

They oppose him not because they fear he’d be bad for the United States of America. They hate and fear him because they are afraid he’d be good.

American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.


Print Friendly and PDF