Where would you guess this litany of offensive anti-Mexican stereotypes originated? StormFront? The Weekly Standard?
Well, I am extremely pessimistic about
Mexican-American relations, not because the U.S. had done anything
specifically wrong to our southern neighbor but because a (now not
quite so) wealthy country has as its abutter a Latin society with all
of its characteristic deficiencies: congenital corruption,
authoritarian government, anarchic politics, near-tropical work habits,
stifling social mores, Catholic dogma with the usual unacknowledged
compromises, an anarchic counter-culture and increasingly violent modes
of conflict. Then, there is the Mexican diaspora in America,
hard-working and patriotic but mired in its untold numbers of illegals,
about whom no one can talk with candor. [The Spine]
Actually, it was Marty Peretz the publisher of the New Republic, writing on TNR's blog yesterday. What an embarrassment he is.