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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Mexican Police Shoot at Strikers


In this short movie you will see how the Mexican police handle a miner's labor strike by shooting into the crowd. While many of the motives for Mexicans crossing the border into the United States is financial, videos like this expose more deep seated problems.

via: Boingboing

2 Comments:

At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Mappo said...

Frankly, all of the world's injustices (and their are many of them) are not my problem.

What's lost in the immigration debate is who the losers are. The illegal immigrants are obviously winners, since they come into our country in violation of our laws, enjoy higher wages and our social support system. The rich are winners, because they can hire dirt cheap labor, allowing them to lower costs and maximize profits. The middle class are very slight winners since they can by their gidget for 84 cents instead of 85 cents.

So, who loses? The LEGAL poor...and largely minority poor here in the U.S. The high school drop-outs who would otherwise be taking up these jobs provided they paid a decent wage. Illegal immigrant flood the supply of labor, naturally bringing down the wages for all. It's simple economics.

So, why should the needs of the ILLEGAL poor outweigh those of the LEGAL poor?

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Citylivn said...

This particular article should stir up some controversy, whether readers decide to leave a comment or not. A follow up article in reference to the issue with illegal immigrants should be taken into consideration. This article appears to give an excuse for immigrants to come into the US. I, for one, don't have a problem with immigrants if it's done as the statues provide.

Unfortunately, those immigrants that are law-abiding will be chastised simply b/c of the color of their skin or the sound of their voice. It's the illegals that make it so challenging for the rest of this nation. We did it to ourselves and continue to repeat history over and over again. The land of the free, right?

Sure, the video depicts abuse by the Mexican police force but tell me how that has changed over the past 30, 40 years? Is it right? No. I agree with Mappo...it's not our problem until now. The US has allowed far too many illegals inside our borders. Would it be inhumane for us to kick them out and send them back to a place where the quality of life is abusive & corrupted? I guess maybe that is part of the issue now...the powers that be want to listen to all the sad stories and feel compassion. I'm curious, where do we draw the line?

 

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