Unless the United States bows down to Mexico and Canada and forms a grand North American Union similar to the European Union, Mexican Ambassador to the UN Enrique Berruga says relations between the United States and Mexico will remain stagnant.
Claiming that both countries rely on each other economically, the US should drop the border fence idea, send lots of money to Mexico and dissolve the United States in favor of one big, massive socialist continent wide union.
Yeah, this sounds like a great idea. Let's take half of the wealth here in the United States and disperse it to Mexico and Canada, our citizens in this country won't mind. Sounds like a great idea ... to Mexico.
The fact is that if Mexico disappeared from the face of the Earth it would only have an economic impact on the United States for a period of time before we rebounded. Why? Because the United States is a success story and Mexico is a complete failure. The United States knows how to come back from adversity and grow. Mexico just knows how to eat money and get nothing accomplished.
It has little to do with the Mexican people and everything to do with their government. Although Mexican citizens are at fault in not demanding that the corruption in their government end and that all citizens have a chance to advance.
U.S.-Mexico relations could remain paralyzed unless leaders of the two nations and Canada formalize a North American partnership — akin to the European Union — before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits in the next eight years, a ranking Mexican diplomat said here Tuesday.
Enrique Berruga, Mexico's ambassador to the United Nations, shared his perspectives on the current and future U.S.-Mexico relationship at a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus.
Noting that both countries depend on each other economically, Berruga urged leaders to see the big picture and put petty politics aside for the region's benefit.
Yes, we'd love to just merge with a corrupt neighbor like Mexico, it's just so appealing.
United States sovereignty is not "petty politics" and not open to negotiation. Mexico doesn't seem to understand this.
As for Canada? Well, let's just say that a few years back, when they weren't allowing so many terrorists to immigrate to their country, I would have said "let's merge" .. simply for the women alone (mmm Canadian women). Now? Not so much.
But what about Mexican women, don't they make a merge with Mexico appealing? Don't get me wrong, Mexican women are hot, but the corruption in that country and the resultant decay of America due to a merge, far outweigh the benefits of hot Latin woman (I can't believe I just wrote that).
Referring to your comments about corruption in the government - Mexico has indeed spent the past hundred years or so mired in a bog created by the scoudrels from PRI, and there's no dispute there. But you write about Mexico's corrupt past/present as if there is none here in the good old US of A.
See no evil...?
I'm an optimist by habit, and even so, the US government is an embarrassment to those who built this nation. We have corruption, but it's just not so blatant. Who is really running this country? It would be nice to be able to say it's the citizens, who exercise their right to free elections, who run the country through their choices for seats in the House and Senate and the Executive branch. That would be nice, but there are precious few politicians doing the people's will - and there are frighteningly many doing the lobbyist's will, and that's where the money comes from, and that's how they stay elected. Sure, the PRI crew had their henchman and gang-land style slayings and drug-runners, the classic type of corruption. But this country is a fading shadow of the glory it once was. Honorable, brave and highly intelligent men steered this country into existence. Feeble, weak-minded and devious men have turned this ship towards the sounds of the sirens, chasing not beautiful women but bountiful dollar bills. And like I said, I'm an optimist.
And speaking of beautiful women - I can't imagine a latina doing anything but taking the time to slap you in the face. Again, an optimist.
Posted by: JT on November 15, 2006 01:59 AM