Before I start with my weekly rap, I’d like to take a minute to talk about someone nice, someone really sweet and clean who has come into my life recently by way of a reunion – a blast from the past.
One of my new reasons to live just celebrated her birthday last week and I want to use my space to wish her a very happy birthday with a promise that I will do anything possible to make her life as beautiful as she is, and next year I will remember her birthday with a little better present than a mention in a newspaper column, with something perhaps more to her liking.
My heart goes out to my new little friend Cirese with warm wishes on her third birthday.
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Now, back to the business at hand with an issue that may be very controversial and politically incorrect for many of our political figures and ambitious office holders – but not for me. When it comes to immigration talks, I am not only qualified, but also have the right to speak my mind for obvious reasons that those who know me already know.
I am a legal immigrant myself; I talk with an accent and when I believe in something or someone, I am very passionate about it and don’t know how to keep my mouth shut. But the most important reason is, in my humble opinion, that my column appears every week on the front page because I own this newspaper; and as long as I own the publication and I live in this wonderful and almost free land, I am entitled to my opinion and have the right to express it
I was very proud of the fact that US Senator Marco Rubio is not a Cuban like I am, but still of Cuban descent; and he is the first politico, besides Ronald Reagan, for whom I took the time to acknowledge his visit to our city with my presence.
Now I am not sure of my feelings for this supposedly new rising star not only of the Republican Party, but of the majority of the people who are crying for real change and hope in the nation. Senator Rubio may have been brainwashed by his Socialist-Democrat cousin and Nevada State Senator Moises (Mo) Denis who, in my opinion, has been bought and paid for by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce and its chairman, Otto Merida, who is always trying to travel on the winning wagon.
Someone showed me a video from the American Embassy in Mexico City, and the video shows a line about two or three blocks long of people waiting for their documents to come to the United States “legally” and I could not help but think about those people in line, probably cold or in the rain, or hot and sweaty, if the video was taken in the summertime.
What is going to happen to these people if the ones who are alreadyliving in this country without papers and/or permits to be here are allowed to stay, as Sen. Denis wants? Is the United States going to allow those in the waiting line to come here legally, as they are supposed to, or is the United States planning to ignore its promise to those doing it the right way? Is there enough room in the nation for the Mexicans that are here already, those waiting in line, plus those from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, and soon those Venezuelans running from the now existing Cuban-like communist regime?
Is the Mexican issue the only issue that concerns the American politicians? Is there no one else in this world that wants to come to the best country of them all? Or should I ask, is there no one else that the socialist American politicians care for?
Can someone tell why the socialist American politicians are so infatuated with Mexico and the illegal Mexicans living in the United States of America? It cannot be a political move because the Mexicans don’t vote; even if they become legal, they will not be able to vote until they are given their citizenship – unless, of course, they are members of the Culinary Union Local 226 and the Carpenters’ Union.
The President of this country is supposed to be on a very busy schedule and have lots of very important issues to attend to, but he breaks that schedule to fly to Las Vegas, letting the taxpayers of this country foot the $1 million price tag, so that he can talk about an unfulfilled four-year-old campaign promise when he could have done it from the Oval Office.
I would like to know if the President would travel across the country to speak to groups of veterans, to African-Americans who also are here without papers, or to any other immigrants from European countries who wish to expose their issues directly to the President of the United States of America
In addition, would the President take time to meet personally with the American citizens who are suffering the fraudulent behavior of their banks; would the President break loose from his Oval Office to meet with the victims of the HOA fraud scandal in Nevada?
At least those people speak as good English as those politically-motivated people who brought Air Force One to Las Vegas to allegedly address a group of people that didn’t speak English: remember that the political figures, the manipulators of our city, the wheelers and dealers of the community, the so-called civic leaders and the Chambers of Commerce executives, will never allow the alleged “middle class” – the peons – to meet with the President because “they don’t know how to talk to a president”;besides, they would not allow those “peasants” or anyone else to take away from them the opportunity of being photographed next to the President of the United States.
Everyone has an agenda; and as always, the people are the ones who suffer and the ones who are used for political purposes. Has anyone ever seen elected officials, public servants, or even those so-called union leaders who organize the group and make the demonstration possible, welcoming a dignitary visitor or attending any public demonstration along with just the regular citizens? I so would like to know if that ever happens.
And the mainstream media, of course, is as much as fault as those community leaders are because they drive all the way to their plush office to get statements from them instead of waiting until they get onto the front lines with the populace to ask them a question.
I have always maintained that the biggest problem this country has is the mainstream media, which is not only getting more and more accustomed to creating the news instead of reporting it, but has managed to corral all the major ,newspapers in the nation into a partnership with the Pink Congress of the United States.
I am going to end with a memory that should be an example of how the media brainwashes the minds of newcomer politicians and voters. Those of you old enough to remember as far back as 1957, the New York Times had a reporter by the name of Herb Matthews, born in New York City and graduated from Columbia University. Matthews’ coverage of the Cuban political situation was subject to substantial criticism for showing communist sympathies that made a hero out of a dirt-bag-pretending-to-be-a-
He traveled to Cuba several times during an alleged“dictatorship” government to interview the then opposition leader without a problem, without risk or danger to his life, and look what happened 53 years later: hundreds of thousands of people dead and more thousands in communist prisons – all for fighting an enemy of this country, thanks to Matthews and the New York Times.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.