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    Our Mexican Future (South Gate, CA)

    http://www.amren.com/0303issue/0303issue.html#otempora

    O Tempora, O Mores!
    Our Mexican Future


    South Gate, California, is a town of 98,000 about 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It is 92 percent Hispanic, and its politics have taken a distinctly Mexican turn. Until January 28, city treasurer Albert Robles was the real power in town, and he and his pals seemed intent on lining their pockets and doing favors for friends. Mr. Robles is a colorful figure who, last year, stood trial for telling a California state senator he would rape her and kill her husband, and also for threatening to blow the brains out of a state assemblyman. His lawyer argued that threats were just politics as usual in South Gate, and Mr. Robles got off with a hung jury. His cronies on the city council approved more than $1 million in city money for his defense, but he now faces new assault and weapons charges.

    During Mr. Robles’s tenure, the city council voted itself a 2,000 percent raise, and stripped the elected city clerk of most of her duties when she refused to act as a rubber stamp. The council also hired a convicted embezzler as a litigation specialist, as well as a police officer who was once fired for tipping off drug dealers about raids. The FBI is looking into a shady deal whereby the city council tried to channel $4 million in federal money to a Robles crony, ostensibly to build a recycling plant. The Robles crew has managed to work its way through an $8 million city reserve fund, and the treasury is now empty.


    Mayor Ruvalcaba (left) with
    council woman Maria Benavides.
    Both were bounced.

    The city’s two police unions, which call the current council a bunch of “klepto-crats,� arranged for a recall vote, which appeared likely to win. The four recall targets, Mayor Xochilt Ruvalcaba, Mr. Robles, a councilwoman, and the vice mayor, resorted to classic Mexican politics: giveaways. They announced free garbage pickup for a month, and anyone who registered to vote was entered in a city-sponsored raffle for a television set. Shortly before the vote, they approved $90-a-month rent subsidies to more than 400 low-income families for a year. In the biggest pre-election giveaway, the city raffled off a three-bedroom house. The drawing was a gala affair on city hall grounds, complete with rainbow-colored lights, thumping ranchera music, and crowds of eager residents. After announcing the winner, Mayor Ruvalcaba told the crowd, both in English and Spanish, “If God permits me, gives me life and I’m reelected, we’ll do this again.� She later claimed the raffle had nothing to do with buying votes; she meant to call attention to the high cost of housing in California.

    No one was fooled. Julia Barraza said it was just like campaign season back home in Mexico, when politicians would roll up on flat-bed trucks, handing out blankets, food, and sombreros. “Igualito, igualito, (it’s the same)� she says; “It’s like I never left Mexico.� Councilman Henry Gonzalez, who has opposed Mr. Robles and who was not a recall target, says, “They’re trying to manipulate people by using old gimmicks from Mexico.�

    The 37-year-old Mr. Robles modeled the city administration on the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which stayed in power in Mexico for decades. He and his friends seemed so likely to fight the recall with another favorite Mexican tacticâ€
    "This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position." .... Ronald Reagan

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    I'm ready to scream....but not throwing in the towel.
    Faxed senators again today re the agjobs amendment. Will call this afternoon.

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    Third World politics is coming not just to South Gate but to the entire state. Some time in the late 1990s, whites ceased to be a majority, and in 2001 Hispanics accounted for an outright majority of births in California
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    Who the hell wrote this?Whites have been the true minority in California since the 80s!It's odd that they have these kind of politics here in Ca. yet Arnold's main rival in the governer's election was Mexican.

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    American Nightmare

    The Mexican-American hordes -- the most irresponsible over-breeders on the planet who are now flooding into California by the MILLIONS! -- will be "redefining the American dream." AHh. How nice that sounds. How poetic. Or is it American nightmare? If these people are such an improvement to our country, then why are they fleeing countries they've already ruined, to attach themselves to the country WE built. Hmm? Lets put a stop to this illegal invasion. And lets get rid of all the liberal b.s. artists that have allowed these hordes to come flooding into our country in the first place!

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    The MExican-American hordes -- the most hideous and irresponsible over-breeders on the planet who are now flooding into California by the MILLIONS! -- will be "redefining the American dream." AHh. How nice that sounds. How poetic. Or is it American nightmare? If these people are such an impovement to our country, then why are they fleeing countries they've already ruined, to attach themselves like parasites to the country WE built. Hmm? Lets get rid of them. And get rid of all the liberal b.s. artists that have allwoed these hordes to come flooding into our country in the first place!
    Amen brother.

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