Imagine that you and several thousand of your closest friends decided to sneak into Mexico illegally. And imagine you then gathered in one of the largest cities, waving American flags and blocking traffic. Imagine you demanded in English that the Mexicans change their laws to accom modate you.
How long do you think it would take before the policia came along and gave you the thumping you would so richly deserve? Bush burns his base on the borders, by Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger, March 30, 2006
Not very long, of course, and in fact, Allan Wall has reported on a case just like that, where 18 American students were deported from Mexico for taking part in a demonstration.
Mulshine has more to say, though:
The force at work there is called nationalism. There's nothing wrong with it. Nationalism is the reason every good, old-fashioned, red-blooded American gets ticked off when he sees Mexican flags in the streets of Los Angeles.
Everyone except the comandante in chief, that is.George Bush seems to believe he was elected to advance the national interests of Mexico rather than the United States.