South of the border …
Today I would like to discuss the US/Mexico border here in Arizona, which is probably similar to the ones in other states. About 90 km south of Tucson you’ve got the bordertown of Nogales, which makes me think of Berlin during the cold war with all the barb wire and patrols. There are checks up to 25 miles of the border. The border patrol looks like a little army on it’s own with helicopters, patrol cars, off road vehicles, even armed troops. Why do the Americans fear the Mexicans that much ? I can understand they don’t want a massive flow of people into their country, but aren’t there other ways to prevent that ? I also find the term “alien” a bit discriminating, I would not like being called that way. And what actually bothers me is this : the people who are running for congress are abusing the situation. There’s one of them who has this infomercial on TV that goes like this :” help me keep the aliens out of our country and protect our borders, send me to congress” while he said this, footage of armed soldiers was shown. Is that all that is on his agenda ? Is that the priority ? How about investing more money in preparation for disasters like Catrina ? I just hate how he talked down on the mexicans like they were a pest. I know I can’t really make my opinion on this matter strong because I haven’t been here long enough and I don’t know the background and history. This is just my first impression of how things are going down at the border here in the states. If anyone would like to object to my story, complete it or give us some background on this situation, please feel free to leave a comment.
I talked to Dianna about this issue and it did give me some more insight into the matter. I can see now that the Americans have to pay a lot of taxes for these foreigners and that they don’t do anything for their money. I still stand by my opinion though on the use of the word “alien” and the infomercial I saw on TV.
Thank you for reading,