Not talking about problems only perpetuates the dysfunction. As you read, please, do not shut down your willingness to discuss and to be part of the solution.
I emphasize: I write this not in the spirit of advocating in either way the agendas regarding illegal immigration; rather, I share these thoughts with the sole intention of initiating a discussion.
Statistical reports are contradicting in regard to which ethnic group is now the largest minority in the United States. Articles in the news reflect this contradiction.
In May, 2012, the New York Times published an article reporting that “Asians surpass Hispanics as biggest immigration wave.”
Other reports argue that Hispanic/Latinos are the largest minority not only due to immigration but also to the number of births among Latinos in the U.S.
The Centro Internacional De Raleigh, an organization that works closely with the Hispanic population, reports, “today close to one-quarter (23%) of American children are Hispanic, and it is projected that by 2035 one in three children will be Latino. In a majority of states, the Latino child population grew by more than 60%, and in North Carolina there was a 156% increase” and that “…today’s Latino children are poised to shape our country’s political and economic landscape.”
Upon reading these kinds of reports, and many others, what I think about is “to talk, or not to talk about it; that is the question.” I know I am taking a risk starting a conversation about a subject that many do not want to discuss.
First, it is important to acknowledge the concerns of Americans about the dangers of our borders not being sufficiently secured. American borders are being penetrated by drug cartel members, gangs, and even terrorists coming from South America where several Socialists/Communists countries are welcoming radical Islamist groups and countries, such as Iran.
These groups would love to harm the U.S. in any possible way. CBN.com reports, “Iran, Hezbollah Tentacles Reaching Latin America.”
Islam, Socialism and Communism share a common purpose—and ironically they also have the support of American Democrats/ leftists religious and non-religious, here in the U.S. and abroad–which is to bring the U.S. to her knees. For decades they have been working on conquering the minds of the youth—and they have had great success, just as they have especially with disgruntled minorities.
One of these minorities and the largest one is the Hispanic/Latino population. Islamic groups reaching out to Latino communities and visiting U.S. jails are in an intense war against the U.S., and as many Islamists, Socialists and Communists brag about, they will defeat us “without having to use a single bullet.”
Their tools to advance their ideologies and agendas are organizations that work with different communities and minorities across the U.S., American academia and intelligentsia, community organizers, and left-inclined churches, among many others.
Then I ask myself, for how long can we continue to ignore this while those who despise the U.S. are poisoning the minds of so many who could become the enemy from within?
Should we as Americans and our politicians take charge of this situation to counter their subdued, gradualist indoctrination?
Remember just because one does not talk about something and dismisses it that does not mean that the problem is not there. You may not believe the strength one brings to the table can make a difference, but the problem we empower by ignoring it definitely believes in and takes advantage of our want-to-stay-out-of-it liability!
I find it ironic many immigrants who came to the U.S. from El Salvador in the 1980s and early 1990s were individuals who were involved with the Communists guerrillas or they were the Communists guerrillas—leftists around the globe naively and incorrectly gave them the image of heroes and martyrs.
Some came illegally, while others, with their stories, convinced the American authorities and proved they were under some kind of persecution and came as refugees.
Many of these individuals were part of hard core Communist groups such as the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN). The FMLN finally became a recognized political party in El Salvador and their candidate, Mauricio Funes, won the elections four years ago.
A number of the children of former guerrillas are now the activists promoting the ideas that their parents fought for in El Salvador in the U.S. Can they not see that such ideologies are what made their parents’ country worse?
These children now live in the U.S. with a Capitalist system, which is the system Communist guerrillas in El Salvador were trying to abolish when their parents fled.
Do their parents remember when they marched chanting “Yankees go home”? A few times my American father was on the receiving end of such chants.
Monica Novoa is a prime example of Salvadoran children of revolutionary parents. Novoa is in charge of the “Drop the I Word” campaign which is sponsored by Moveon.org. She appeared recently on the O’Reilly Factor trying to win a debate with Bill O’Reilly.
Young people like her learned these ideas from their parents, from liberal professors, some school teachers, and many others who reach out with the intention of utilizing them to advance their hidden agendas in the name of social justice and other supposedly good causes.
Many youth continue to learn these ideas, not only in countries like El Salvador but on college campuses all over America.
A number of them fell in the liberal trap of “social justice” and learned to see Whites as oppressors and everyone else as the victims.
Individuals, who desire to be Americans and live in the U.S., should at least love this country for what it is; the only place in the world with a system that made it great and extremely attractive to them and their parents who risked their lives to come here.
I do not have the answers for all these issues, but each one of us can say or do something about it to make a difference.
Far too often, we are faced with more and more questions, and offered very few answers, and even less hope.
Fortunately, as we become involved and reflect upon the strife and impossible oppositions our Founding Fathers faced to lay down the framework for our magnificent, exceptional country, we are reminded the solutions always rest within us.
As we think about the ultimate sacrifice our fallen servicemen and servicewomen gave for our freedoms, we are reminded it takes the same courage to protect our country from domestic enemies.
—–Reina Howard was born in El Salvador to her American father and Salvadoran mother. She is married and has three children. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. Reina came from El Salvador in the late 1980s during a time of severe political turmoil. There were attacks from the Communist guerrillas on the population and financial targets that would devastate the economy. We Are The Tortilla Party And We Are Americans—–