You might know by now about the horrible Immigration Bill of Arizona. This picture traveling at the speed of internet all over the world, seems that soon will became a meme that pretty much sums it all.
Racism and discrimination is a problem everywhere, but we don’t need laws that make legal to practice it. We don’t need laws that separate us even more. The international policy between Mexico and The United States has been handled completely by the government since forever. I lived in the United States for a while and i can assure you, that not all the society thinks like the Arizona Government. But also i know we all have been ignoring the real issue for many years now: we depend on each other.
I don’t recall any official situation or policy were mexican and american citizens could exchange their point of view about what kind of relationship we want between both countries. The decision and laws that rule all our relations as countries are always in handled by the government and, they are taking the wrong decisions.
How the citizens of both countries could exchange our point of views to decide together which kind of future we want to share?
I know we don’t want a border protected by laws that criminalize and prosecute the wrong people. If we go down the path of racism there are not going to be walls that could contain it. And if now we go after immigrants, then is going to be something else, because the ground to discriminate whatever threatens certain power structure, is going to be set.…and protected by the law.
This is a video of M.I.A. “Born Free”. It’s pretty heavy so beware, but well racism is pretty heavy.
Shall we stop this together?