June 13, 2016
Jim Goad: Mexplaining Mexican Pride
I have no idea what Mexicans have to be so proud of. But anyway, Jim Goad will try to explain the thought process, such as it is:
Is this the behavior of people who are truly proud, or is it a collective tantrum by people who are secretly ashamed?
San Jose’s police chief Eddie Garcia told his men not to intervene in the violence. He implausibly claimed that 250 cops were unable to handle an estimated 400 rioters. He is also, as luck would have it, a proud supporter of La Raza. In other words, a Latino cop who supports a pro-Mexican racial-identity group told his men to stand and watch while Mexicans beat up white people. San Jose’s Latino mayor blamed the violence on Trump rather than the actual perpetrators of the violence.
Are you proud of Mexico City’s vibrant dungheaps? Are you proud of the fact that your country is such an anarchic, corrupt war zone that millions of its citizens are fleeing it for the USA? Are you proud of a homicide rate five times that of the US? How about a per-capita income that is only one-third that of the US? Are you proud of the fact that Hispanic Americans’ mean IQ is 11 points lower than that of white Americans? Are you proud of the fact that at base, the only thing Mexicans ever invented is the humble yet universally adored nacho?