Tuesday’s Elections and We, the Hispanics
By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz
Paradoxically conservative in nature, self-sufficient, inherently humble yet subtly proud; often timid, family oriented and for the most part deeply religious, we Latinos seem to have gradually succumbed to inexplicable deteriorating societal patterns, as many of our own leaders project an emboldened posture where the demands of rights are prevalent, while the promotion of the fulfillment of citizen responsibility is ignored, underestimated, or at times ridiculed. Second and third generations of American Hispanics have already been born under the influence of a leadership determined to enhance the array of benefits for its constituency while, at the very same time, exhibiting an alarming degree of disdain toward civility and personal responsibility.
Even the once limited and primarily educational Spanish media has converted over the years into a colossal militant front, ardently advocating in favor of rights for the Spanish community and often violating the ethical boundaries of the profession. Such has been the twist in the discourse by the main stream Spanish media, that objective analysis has fled the scene and issues like the violation of the law by individuals crossing the border and entering the United States illegally have been transformed into a vociferous outcry for immigration reform and very little enthusiasm and willingness to reciprocate with adequate compliance of the long standing statutes of the host nation.
The debate between the two main political parties that rule the nation continues, without results, on how to reach a just and legal immigration reform, which will put an end or at least alleviate the tense situation involving more than eleven millions illegal aliens who currently live in the United States –mostly of Hispanic descent. Misled by many of their left-wing leaders and most of the media, the majority of those undocumented aliens strongly feel that certain rights are owed to them. Therefore, many believe that they should be permitted to stay in the States with minimum or no reciprocation and compliance on their part. This disparity in the perception of the real scenario has led to the distortion about the true origin and nature of the problem.
Forgotten in the whole process is not just the condemnation of an act of intrusion in the sovereignty of a nation, but also the outrageous irresponsibility and guilt that should be placed entirely on all the countries of origin for these illegal aliens. They have decisively failed to keep their nationals inside their territories in derelict displays of mismanagement and abuse, which in many instances date back to several generations and administrations of those lands. Also forgotten is the enormous disservice that these illegal acts of intrusion do to the law abiding citizens of these nations who patiently adhere and wait for the due process of migration -as established by international laws and agreements among countries. Very seldom we hear a community leader or a member of the media advocate in favor of the righteous who are willing to abide by the norms and regulations. Instead they support and incite the lawbreakers to continue in the pursuit of their self-adjudicated rights, creating further confusion, disorder and disobedience amid the same community that they claim to represent.
This brings us to the proverbial fork in the road for us Latinos in the United States. It is conceivable that ours will be the pivotal generation to dictate the pace for the future of our Spanish heritage and its enormous impact on the future of the land that our ancestors chose as the hope of a better life for them and their descendants. If we fall victims to corrupting and degenerating societal tendencies fervently promoted by the left, such as dependency and negation of our responsibilities as citizens, our future and that of the nation would face a grim scenario. We would unquestionably betray the principles of our ancestors who humbly arrived to this land of opportunity and order and learned to adapt and abide, as they progressed to levels that would simply have been unimaginable in their lands of origin. If we choose wisely and reject the erroneous, self-serving exhortations of many of our corrupt democratic leaders and the media which unscrupulously helps in the coordination of their destructive secret agendas, we may have a legitimate shot at a brighter future for us and our children. Perhaps we can become indeed the new face of America; possibly even restoring the initial vision of our precursors when five centuries ago they arrived to what they called the New World. We must, however, recognize that in order for that new image of America to be vindicating, prosperous and proud, we must relinquish all the negative influence bequeathed upon us by detrimental liberal elements within our world over the last several decades.
October 29, 2014 All Rights Reserved