It is a shame to see how the daily newspaper allows the use of their paper and their ink to publicize the personal venture of a personal friend of one of their columnists.A good example of what I am trying to say here is very clear; in a Sunday public relations column in the Bonanza newspaper we can read: “A tradition in Mexico and other parts of Latin America, a ‘fiesta de quince años,’ is more than a blowout 15th birthday party.”
Well, the Martinez family that the public relations agent is talking about in his column is from El Salvador; and yes, in fact “fiesta the quince anos” is a tradition in almost every Latin country, so why this man had to particularly include Mexico in that paragraph is beyond anyone’s imagination, unless he needed to pad his word count.
Because he seems to be in the public relations field working for the “author /publisher,” it is understandable that he has to build up what retired Detective Randy Sutton did fifteen years ago as a heroic act, otherwise it would be seen as merely part of his duty in doing his police work, and be just what any other police officer in his shoes would have done.
I have no doubt that any member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the same situation as Detective Sutton was that day, in uniform, on patrol, and almost witnessing such a crime, would have done, without expecting to earn a promotion to detective for doing it.
Without a doubt, any police officer in Clark County, in my humble opinion, would go out of his/her way to save a child’s life without using it to advance their career.
The part about opening a bank account for the little girl whose life he had just saved is a “police thing”: they love to raise money for any acceptable reason, and I don’t believe that that move and that decision is up to the police officer. I believe it is a decision made at middle management and/or higher up.
Let me give you an example of what I am trying to say — nothing personal here — the police force has a union, they have insurance, and almost every one of them earns a good chunk of money. Yet every time one of them has a problem, regardless of how big or how small that problem is, they always run to the community for help and open a bank account on behalf of that fellow officer in distress to raise money.
Why? Can’t the union help out? What are they paying their dues for, if not help when they need it?
Can’t their insurance cover the expenses of the funeral, hospital or recuperation? Why must they always call upon the public’s generosity?
And now on another issue that is really more important than the public relations job of a columnist who should be using that prime space in a supposedly very important newspaper that, if for nothing else, should exist to defend and protect our rights as part of serving their community.
The other day, on my way from work to the courthouse, I was listening to Alan Stock when he was interviewing the Chairman of the Nevada State Republican Party, Michael McDonald; they were talking about the immigration issue and how the two major parties would like to handle it.
Normally, I don’t like to call in to radio shows because I don’t like to take the time away from others who otherwise may not have the opportunity to express their opinions, since I do have three venues for that, as well as for exposing corruption, abuse and anything else.
However, that day I called in and told them both that everyone is making fun of Americans; and that as usual, they are playing politics to look good and gain election points at the expense of the nation.
That day I told them that the only way immigration will be a non-issue is if the United States copies the immigration laws in Mexico and exercises them here.
How does that work? Simple. In Mexico, a person that is not Mexican cannot own property and cannot own a business, and cannot work anywhere in Mexico. And if a person is caught working there without being Mexican, that person gets deported and the employer is arrested.
In Mexico, a person that is not Mexican cannot send his children to school and cannot take the child to a hospital regardless of how sick that child is. The idea is really about discouraging illegal immigration, and it works.
Of course even a good thing can get taken to extremes. People from any other country that are passing through to get to the American border and are caught in the process are arrested, and perhaps killed; women are raped and abused by the authorities.
In Mexico, the illegal community – regardless of their nationality – is very small and doesn’t last too long because they know what their future is if they get caught.
Why is the United States so afraid of the Mexican community? Why does the United States bow to the Mexicans; and why do Americans allow Mexicans to make a mockery of them?
It is obvious that the modus operandi of the pink senators in Washington DC is very strange; with their two-faced attitude, those senators can fool the honest people of this nation since they are so willing to turn the country over to the hands of the “enemy.”
The United States, historically, has always double-crossed its allies, friends and supporters, and the proof is in the pudding.
They did it in the late fifties in Venezuela when they betrayed General Marcos Perez Jimenez, a graduate of West Point, an anti-communist of the highest order and gave the power to a card-holding communist by the name of Romulo Betancourt; they did it in Nicaragua, in Cuba, and in Panama.
I could be wrong, but it is my humble opinion that they had no business attacking Panama just because the elder Bush had a disagreement with the Panamanian president and put him in prison for 20 years, then gave him to another government that also wanted him.
The Cuban government was an ally of the United States; that government came to buy arms and ammunition s from their ally to fight Castro, but was betrayed by the US, which gave those very arms and ammunition directly to Fidel Castro, near Guantanamo Bay Base, instead. And if that wasn’t bad enough – which it was – they kept the Cuban government’s money.
My question is, what is their next move? To take the country from the Americans and give it to the Mexican government (not even to the Mexicans, but to the Mexican government) so they can still exploit the people as they have done all their life?
This time it is my belief that both the United States and the Mexican people could get double-crossed by their own governments if they don’t wake up and realize, before it’s too late, that they have the enemy in their own back yard.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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