It’s such fun seeing the Gringos above the Rio Bravo get themselves all worked up over their sensitivity issues.
Right now the North Koreans are talking about firing missiles at Los Angeles, and the Iranians are working overtime to develop nuclear weapons for the same purpose, but if you call the former slopes and the latter ragheads, you’re a social outcast, a pariah, in the United States of America.*
An egregious outbreak of insensitivity occurred this week when a congressman named Don Young used the wetback word in reference to illegal Mexican aliens.
Young is pushing 80, lives in Alaska and likely has never seen an actual wetback. Plus, he’s Republican, people who tend to talk straight.
Guess what? You know what we Mexicans call wetbacks?
We call them wetbacks. We do it in Spanish, of course. Mojados. It means Wets. And we don’t think anything about it. We’re like Republicans.
And you know what we call you Gringos? We call you Gringos. Behind your backs, always, and to your face, often, sometimes with a smile, sometimes not.
It’s great living in a country with free speech.
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(Note: And if we catch you down here without a visa, we deport you quickly without getting all weepy about it. We don’t want no Gringo wetbacks.)
* But that will change instantly when the first missile lands.