I'm from Mexico City and lived in the U.S. for a total of more than 24 years. Now I'm back in Mexico. I realized I was seeing my country through the eyes of a native stranger. This is an attempt to process the differences, to explain Mexico to the U.S. and the U.S. to Mexico. With digressions along the way.

sábado, enero 22, 2005

En Defensa de los Estadounidenses / In Defense of Americans

Conozco mucha gente que odia a los Estados Unidos y a los americanos, y con razón. Pero habiendo vivido acá más de 16 años, me importa que el mundo sepa que no todos los americanos son una mierda. Los medios en los E.E.U.U. no cubren lo extensa que es la oposición a Bush, y por lo tanto pienso que mucha gente en el mundo nunca se entera de la oposición que tiene aquí el gobierno. Por eso pongo estas fotos de las protestas a la toma de posesión de Bush de hace dos días.
I know many people who hate the U.S. and Americans, and with reason. But having lived here more than 16 years, it's important to me that the world know that not all Americans suck ass. The media in the U.S. does not cover the extent of the opposition to Bush, and because of this I think a lot of people in the world never find out about the opposition the government has here. Because of this, I am putting up these pictures of the protest at Bush's inauguration two days ago. [Photos removed]


Blogger No. 3 said...

hola nayeli.... fijate que hoy.... me llego un mail precisamente de alguien que me conocia de cuando vivia en minneapolis MN, lo lei y me quede asqueado.. e impresionado.... te dejo el texto integro para que lo leas, tu me diras que opinas de el...

I like big cars, big boats, big motorcycles, big houses and big campfires. I believe the money I make belongs to me , not some government stooge with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts for squirting out babies.

Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?
homosexuality is wrong, you weren't born that way, it was a stupid choice.

I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America.

Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens. Jesse Jackson will be all over you like stink on shit.

I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off. When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability

I believe that if you are selling me a milk shake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you threaten them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document; and open to
their interpretations.

I believe a self-righteous liberal or conservative with a cause is more dangerous than a Hell's Angel with an attitude.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building. Ask your buddy who invented the Internet to help you.

"I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly
infected mouth as you serve me french fries!

I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around
saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe.

I am proud to be from America and nowhere else. And if you don't like my point of view, tough. DON'T PASS IT ON!!"

7:48 a. m.

Blogger Nayeli said...

¡¡¡¡¡AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! ¡Qué horror! Creo que es la peor versión de algo así que he leído en mucho tiempo. No, pues con eso entiendes perfectamente bien por qué el mundo piensa lo que piensa de los estadounidenses. Me duele tanto.... No es que no haya gente así en otras partes del mundo, ¡es que aquí el porcentaje es tanto mayor! ¿Algún día mejorará? Ja ja...quizás una vez que acabemos de poblar su país. Revolution from below.

2:44 a. m.


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