Some long time ago, I made the suggestion that the USA ought to just Annex Mexico.
I wasn’t at all the first one to suggest this. I actually started looking at it from the point of view that it was not so good an idea, but found some merit in it. But most folks didn’t seem to like the idea. OK. I can see that too, as that was my starting point.
But the reality is that I grew up in a TexMex Mexifornia kind of environment. I’ve got no problem with Mexican Culture and like a lot of it more than Gringo Culture (like, oh, the Democrat controlled cities… compared to Mexican Rural Cowboy Culture that’s almost identical to American Rural Cowboy Culture as they are highly mixed).
However, given recent political changes in D.C., it is clear that adding a few tens of millions of added, relatively poor, folks to the mix would just accelerate the plunge into Socialism.
Heck, the present influx of Illegal Aliens (and that IS what they are) is shifting the demographics of California dramatically as it is. Last week I went to a rural WalMart Superstore about 30 miles south of me. This is in a rural farm town that has cheaper prices, reminds a bit of my rural roots, and historically there was a mix of mostly Gringos and some Mexican ancestry folks, with the odd bits of Spanish spoken in the line.
This time? Almost everyone was “Mexican looking” and the dominant language I heard was Spanish. Maybe 10% Anglos in evidence. This shift has been going on for decades, so not an overnight thing. But clearly a tipping point has been past.
Which reminded me of the rural central valley California towns that also have come to be dominated by imported Mexicans and other Hispanics. Legal and not. In many, now, there’s a few old rich land owners, and a lot of Hispanics, and some old folks who’s kids are waiting to sell the house to fund their Condo In The City…
What is happening is that California is becoming a Mexican State in population and in many ways, in culture.
Total Hispanic Or Latino population in California
Total Population: 14,013,719
Male Population: 7,080,128
Female Population: 6,933,591
That’s out of about 39 million now. So about 35%. In the official numbers. And rising fast.
Some locations it is much higher:
The Imperial Valley on the U.S.-Mexican border is about 70–75% Latino; communities with many Latinos can also be found in Riverside County, especially at its eastern end, and the Coachella Valley. The Central Valley has many Mexican American migrant farm workers. Latinos are the majority in 14 counties: Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Tulare and Yolo counties.
So basically you have some Rich Whites in San Francisco and the Upscale Areas of the Los Angeles Basin living off the supporting counties around them that are just full of Hispanic Immigrants.
How about we just: Give California to Mexico.
Issue a “Y’all Come” to Hispanics elsewhere in the USA who would like to be in a land where Spanish is more common and the weather is great, announcing the intent to “move on” with the demographic shift underway, then just make Alta California a State of Mexico.
Gives Mexico a place to expand their population. Embraces the demographic destiny of the place anyway. Removed about 40 Million “liberal” votes from the USA (and 53 House Of Representatives Members from California plus 2 Senators of the Liberal Bent). Takes a MAJOR PITA out of the rest of the nation what with California proposing all manner of nutty laws and such.
In general, it lets the rest of the nation just “get on with it” on the being American front.
California already has border stations set up. It is bounded by mountains with a limited number of big roads to the rest of the nation.
California Border Protection Stations (CBPS) are 16 checkpoints maintained by the California Department of Food and Agriculture along the state’s land borders with Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona.
So logistically it would be easy to do too.
Now I know some of the rural and especially mountain counties might not want to go along with this, and there might be a case to make for splitting out some of the Cascades Range area or some of the Sierra Nevada counties and adding them to Nevada. I think that can be fixed up adequately.
Then maybe the Rich & Powerful of San Francisco and Beverly Hills might complain, but just tell them it’s cheaper and more plentiful gardeners, maids, and servants, plus remind them of Antonio Banderas & Shakira… Tell them casting calls will be GREAT!…
Yeah, we might lose a port or two. OTOH, we’ll have much cheaper labor unloading the ships in those ports and trains “cross border” already in place. Do we really care who runs those ports as long as the Chinese Goods arrive? (Evidence so far is “no”.)
Now I also know some of you are asking why not Oregon and Washington State, too. Well, maybe eventually. For now it is really just the 2 major cities in those States that are screwed up. Though perhaps one could arrange for Portland and Seattle, just the cities, to be given to Mexico. That might take some more thinking. Perhaps as a “step 2″…
For now, just California would likely be enough. Or maybe just 2/3 of California (though we’d need to move a few border stations). We could keep the northern coastal and mountain areas, and a bit of the Sierra Nevada (like the California side of Lake Tahoe) and even a chunk of the Mojave Desert, as it is mostly just empty with gas stations and fast food along the freeways to the border. Disgorge the Coastal Cites with their Elites and the Central Valley with the farms. (We already import lots of produce from Mexico, so why not just add that to the mix).
Looks like a “Win Win” to me.
Just give me enough warning time to finish leaving the State…