ENOUGH of our border patrol agents having to plunge into the Rio Grande to rescue the soggy spawn of the Spanish Conquistadors.
Nor do I ever want to hear “Oprima la numero dos” again.
Why do we have to pretend that these migrant caravans are anything other thsn foot soldiers of a Reconquest?
England fought Spain on the New World from 1585 to 1605, and won. After the defeat of the Armada in 1588 it was pretty much a foregone conclusion. But the gallant and Brave Sir Francis Drake was involved in the New World too. We need a new world Anglosphere equivalent of Drake’s Drum:
“Take my drum to England, hang ‘er by the shore, /Strike ‘er when your powder’s runnin’ low!/ And if the dons sight Devon, I’ll quit the port o’Heaven,/And well drive ‘em down the channel like we did so long ago!”
Why isn’t anybody asking for Spain to reabsorb these “refugees” , their descendants, still speaking their language ?
Spain and Portugal once divided the entire globe between them. In Portugal, you see images and models of that everywhere, a globe bisected. And Portugal, of course, brought more Africans to the new world, to its colony Brazil, than any other nation ever trafficked.
Why does MY country have to take on the doomed-to-failure task of solving all the problems, occasioned by, and left over from, the “Age of Exploration”?
Oh, just kidding! It’s a fantasy to imagine that historical,responsibility, collective punisment for the sins of the past, will ever be imposed on any nation…Except the US.
But—pace Ernest Hemingway—
Isn’t it pretty to think so?