The superior nation

bougainvillea

MEXICO IS A SUPERIOR nation, especially when stacked up against the United States.

To start with, plants grow better, as this photo illustrates. I planted that big mama bougainvillea when it was knee-high to me, or less. It was in a little pot. You may see a floating head behind the maguey.

Peek-a-boo!

That bougainvillea is going to give me problems. On the right, it has gripped the wall, falling over to the other side, providing a pretty view to the sex hotel. On the left, however, it is leaning this way and, in time, will collapse in all its prickly glory. There are two steel support chains in there somewhere, but they’re not enough.

Plants grow better in Mexico.

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Our economy improves daily. There are lots of help-wanted ads in newspapers. And Help Wanted signs on restaurants and storefronts. Setting up a small, street business is pretty easy and can be profitable. There are bountiful post-high-school educational opportunities. And scholarships. Trade schools too.

So why do we sneak into the United States? Cultural issues. We’ve been doing it for so long we don’t know how to stop. We’re imperfect and must work on that.

The economy in the United States is stagnant and promises to worsen due to stunning debt. Its cultural defects are growing, and people are at one another’s throats. I’ve seen more street people in America than in Mexico.

Our economy points upward. The other side? Nah.

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There is less violent crime in Mexico. Say what? you exclaim. Yes, you are less likely to be a victim of random violence in most of Mexico than you are in the United States. We are a peaceable people. All the nasty stuff you read stems 99 percent from the narcos and government fighting one another, plus the narcos fighting each other. Stay out of it. And you easily can.

Side issue: The “War on Drugs” prompts the narco violence in Mexico. America is the cause.

You are safer below the border.

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Our healthcare system is effective and affordable. The U.S. healthcare system is a mess. With ObamaCare it will simply be another sort of mess. You will stand in line. And taxes will increase. You may die in line.

For good medical care, head south.

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The Mexican government pretty much leaves you in peace. The American government grows more intrusive by the day (See ObamaCare. See Socialism). In Mexico, we are left to live our lives as we wish. Mind your own business  is a basic component of the Mexican culture. And smile while doing it. Say cheese, amigos.

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Taxes, utilities, labor, etcetera, are far cheaper than in the United States. While we generally earn less than in the United States, we also pay less. And there are ways for the ambitious to earn more. And still pay less.

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Mexico is not multicultural, and does not want to be. This contributes to peace in a society. We are unicultural, a  blend of original natives with the post-Conquest Spaniards. We are brown, and we speak Spanish. Oh, we give lip service now and then to the indigenous, but nobody really cares. And no one gets “offended.”

We understand that a nation is a group of people who are basically the same.

If you don’t speak Spanish in a Mexican school, you will flunk out. Period. Absolutely no one will “celebrate your roots” if your roots sprouted elsewhere. And if you’re caught here with no visa you are deported lickety-split. No tears are shed over your “rights” or how “oppressed” you are.

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Mexico realizes that men and women are very different. Mexico would never elect a nancy president who rides a bicycle with a crash helmet, smokes in secret, and wears mom jeans. We would die of embarrassment.

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It is great to live in a superior nation. We grow stupendous bougainvillea.

 

17 thoughts on “The superior nation”

  1. And we don’t embrace diversity to the point where everything is divisive and in the guise of being fair to everyone becomes more divided and fosters an all-for-me attitude, not to mention more hate and anger.

    We also don’t allow boys to go the girls’ bathroom because he is confused. And boys can make gun sounds and point their fingers at other kids and say bang, without being suspended from school or put in jail.

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    1. Tancho: What a coincidence. Before looking at the comments, I added this point to the post. Yes, we do not worship diversity, and that’s a good thing. We don’t do all manner of utter nonsense you now find above the Rio Bravo. We are superior to all that. Bless us.

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    2. I’m afraid that hate and anger may resides some 200 km. north of us. You see, after I shared this blog post with my Facebook, a blogger from those parts was quick to comment “What a crock.” I started to rip into her, but my Mexicanidad came through, and I just deleted her comment.

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      1. Ms. Shoes: I’m guessing you’re referring to someone in that gaggle of Gringos who live in that embarrassing town whose name I shall not utter. I am pleased that you took the high road.

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    1. Felipe sometimes forgets in his exuberance that he may be inadvertently encouraging gringos to move to Mexico. This could have an adverse effect and raise prices here.

      The prices are indeed quite shocking here. The last time I went to the ER it cost me $8.50 and the medicine cost even less. If you like your doctor you can even keep her.

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      1. Andrés: What you say is so. Sometimes I think I should keep my mouth shut. But most Gringos, being the sissies that they are, move to San Miguel and other such venues where they can pretend to be artists, wear their man-ponytails, muumuus (I’m still talking about the guys) and dodge the Spanish language.

        I pray they continue their past habits.

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  2. This afternoon I was up on the roof garden with my brother thinking how lucky I am to live in this nice little town — with few of the worries I had up north. It is certainly not perfect. I lock my place up far more than I ever did in Salem. But I will accept that bit of over-caution in trade for everything else I get in return. My brother and sister-in-law think enough along those lines that their inevitable migration across the border is drawing nigh.

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    1. Steve: You and I have chosen well. If you get your brother and his wife to move south, it would not surprise me. If you get your mama to do so, which you have mentioned, it would bowl me over.

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  3. I look forward to visiting your country some day. I hope to find it just as you describe.
    Anyone up here who doesn’t see that the U.S. is swirling down the toilet bowl of history is simply not paying attention.

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    1. Peter: You will feel at home here with the Gringos because the great majority, from what I can make out, live on the left end of the political spectrum. That is, if memory serves, where you hang your hat.

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