Response to an email Slandering a Good American
I received an email attachment today from a group of Latinos who had taken it upon themselves to defend immigrants against Congressman E. James Sensenbrenner, who had had the audacity to introduce a law that would defend the sovereignty of the US by building a wall at the southern border and deporting illegals, although the emailer seemed not to notice that illegals were intended rather than immigrants per se.
It turned out to be a PowerPoint presentation in Spanish and a disproportionately large number of the addressees, who had passed it on, were employees of Allstate (that’s the company that fired executive Matt Barber for privately stating his opposition to the homosexual agenda a few years back).
The presentation said Sensenbrenner, the racist congressman from
“The police could report you to the INS for a simple traffic violation or detain you simply for being an immigrant.”
It went on to complain about the draconian measures to be taken under this travesty of justice against all immigrants.
I thought: “Poor Governor Schwarzenegger! I wondered if he was warned.”
The letter also said Sensebrenner was the head of Kimberly Clark and demanded that all Latins boycott this company, specifically no longer buying Kotex, Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Depend and Andrex.
I responded to them in the native tongue of those who had sent it. Here is a rough translation:
I received this email claiming that Congressman Sensenbrenner is a racist because he supposedly wants to “send back all immigrants.”
Sensenbrenner, whose ancestors were immigrants, never said such a thing and anyone who believes this is at least naïve but perhaps a liar himself.
What he really said was that the
Now, Sir or Madam, you who have received this email to which I am responding, I have a question for all of those who think the US has no right to defend its boundaries from the entry of people without passports or valid entry visas:
Do the authorities of your country of origin allow all people from poorer countries than yours to enter your country without visas?
Let me take
Did you know that many non-Mexican Latinos who illegally attempt to cross the border into
Did you know that Mexican border guards even rape Latino women, for example, Guatemalans? And that these officials are obliged by Mexican law to detain and send back all illegal immigrants? Did you know that no such case of rape or robbery by American border guards has ever surfaced involving a North American immigration official and if such a case were to come to light, the perpetrating official would be immediately tried, jailed and relieved of his duties permanently?
But let’s get to the point:
If it is true in your view that North Americans who insist on legal entry, including a valid visa, for non-citizens to enter this country (by the way, these North Americans make up over 70% of our population and included many citizens of Latin origin) are all racists, then why do so many millions of Latinos want to enter this country every year, even risking their lives in the attempt to do so, only to live among us “racists”?
You know the answer to that: Because no Latino believes deep down inside that we are racists.
As an American citizen I am sick to death of hearing these lies about my country and the few Americans who have enough courage to tell the truth, namely, that no country in the world owes citizenship to all who care to live in that country.
Further, if there are so many Latinos who can’t stand the conditions, whether political or economic or other, in their country of origin, let them stay there and do what any good American would do, namely, work hard and fight to change the repressive climate in their own country.
Every time a Mexican border guard rapes a Central American woman or robs an illegal immigrant of his goods and money, those Latinos who suffer these indignities need to use every means of communication available to get the word out and let the world know what happened to them.
But in reality, it turns out to be more politically expedient to invent lies about the good North American who dares to tell the truth and speak honorably.
This behavior is called cowardice. This is the kind of cowardice that is expressed in the letter to which I am responding. And yet it is precisely because of such cowardice that so many people can no longer tolerate life in their own countries. Because cowardice on the part of the people perpetuates and encourages corruption on the part of officials.
Latino friend, get up a little courage: Stay in your own country and fight for truth and justice there, and change your country, where no one wants to live any longer (because of the kidnappings, the brutal murders in countries in the hands of narcoterrorists). Because to achieve justice and prosperity, each one of us must demand justice of our authorities and our politicians. Because that is your duty as a good citizen of
Demand that your officials control the criminal element, fighting terror and bringing them to justice without fear. Demand that they encourage good investments through the free market so that everyone has enough work there and no one feels compelled to emigrate anywhere else.
Further, any Latino who is drawn to my country has the moral obligation to study the mentality and the ideology that have made the
It is due to this Judeo-Christian ideology that our officials treat all immigrants humanely, including illegal ones (many of whom speak ill of us and call us racists or worse, commit crimes against mankind), despite all the rhetoric aimed at convincing us to give up our sovereignty to the anarchists of the world.
This letter was written by the husband of a legal immigrant from
This was the extent of my response.
But I urge you today, Dear Reader, to do the following:
Go the web site http://spanish.laiglesforum.com/2006/10/29/respuesta-a-un-email-calumniando-a-un-buen-americano.aspx and retrieve the Spanish language copy of my letter and send it far and wide to anyone on your email list who may be Hispanic.
I also urge you to send a copy of this article to the Elect Sensenbrenner Committee and suggest that they put this letter in the hands of as many Hispanics as possible.
Then, I would suggest as many of you as possible get in touch with Allstate, either your local agent or the national headquarters, and ask them why so many employees of theirs are stooping to calling a concerned American a racist, using their company email address!
Tell them that you understand that they have the option to say anything they want under the Constitution, but the same Constitution gives you the right to purchase your insurance from anyone you choose to.
Finally, support Kimberly Clark, to show your solidarity with the Hon. James E. Sensenbrenner.
Thus, if you were touched by this letter, wipe away your tears with a Kleenex.
Thank you and may God richly bless you!