March 3, 2009

Yanqui go home!

From WFAA:

Some Mexicans fear threat to way of life with rapid growth of American residents

Not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat to Americans. Many Mexicans complain about the rapid growth of the American population in their neighborhoods, the threat they see to Mexican culture and language, and the possible drain on Mexico's inexpensive health care.

In San Miguel de Allende, the group Basta Ya is protesting the erosion of the language and the rising cost of living generated by the infusion of dollars into the local economy.

"They think Mexico, especially San Miguel de Allende, is an extension of their country," group member Arturo Morales Tirado said of the Americans who call San Miguel home. "It's not and won't be, no way."
Well, they've certainly solved the problem of too many Americans in Rosarito Beach, the once popular tourist resort 30 miles south of Tijuana.

I have to say, though, that I've come to appreciate Mexican anti-Americanism. It has helped keep two countries that share a 1,952 mile border quite different.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened with Rosarito Beach?

AllanF said...

They think Mexico, especially San Miguel de Allende, is an extension of their country

Oh, that's rich. What could cause an American to think Mexico is simply an extension of America? They must have picked it up from the NYT, be my guess.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the NY Times is against US travel to Mexico. Remember, other white people, (the losers) are haters. All 3rd worlders are inherently good, vibrant, and love soccer.

I'm calling Morris D on you if you say otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Several neighborhoods in Chicago are an extension of Mexico, however.

Robert said...

Maybe they can build a wall or something to keep the Amaericans out.

Anonymous said...

When we think of Yanqui's we think of aging pinkish snow birds that are enjoying cheap living and a good climate.

I could see a different threat to Mexicans. Eventually, there will be a wealthy "elite" Mexican-American overclass that will lord over the Mexicans. Many Mexican in the US are dual citzens' which allows them to own Mexican property. They will have all the language skills and family connections plus legal protection because of their American passports.

Dutch Boy said...

Re: Rosarito Beach I assume he meant the Mexican scam that cheated several Americans out of their retirement homes in Rosarito Beach several years ago.

danielj said...

I have to say, though, that I’ve come to appreciate Mexican anti-Americanism. It has helped keep two countries that share a 1,952 mile border quite different.

I'm sure that genetics and the Protestant work ethic play not a small role in facilitating this difference and surely we shouldn't simply attribute it to anti-American, Mexican animus.