Letter: We have work for you
Because of my surname, which means bad or evil in Spanish, many assume I am Hispanic. My surname happens to be of French-Canadian derivation, but I would be just as proud if it were Hispanic.
The recent immigration crackdown is clearly racially motivated, but I think what really bugs white Protestants is Hispanic immigrants put to lie their beloved Protestant work ethic. That is the Calvinist concept, later defined by the capitalist Max Weber, that proposed hard work is a Protestant characteristic.
It was a fraud to begin with and that was never more obvious when Roman Catholic Hispanics came to El Norte to work in the truck farms and showed they could outwork any white Protestant. We have an immigration problem for the same reason we had a slavery problem. White farmers, mostly Protestants, are too lazy to do their own farm work.
The haters say, “They’re taking over. In 20 years there’ll be more of them than us.” In the first place, as far as the Mexicanos are concerned, if they did take over Colorado, they would just be taking back what was once theirs. Before that, the Mexicanos took over from the Native Americans. We’re just the latest land grabber.
In the second place, at the rate Hispanics are intermarrying, in 20 years you won’t be able to tell the Hispanics from the Anglos.
I not only want Congress to continue DACA, I want it to free up our unnecessarily restrictive overall immigration system. If you want to work and have no criminal record, come on in. We have work for you to do and no one to do it but white people who don’t want to do anything but sell insurance.
Instead of building walls, we should be tearing existing walls down. Hadrian’s, China’s, Berlin’s; walls have never worked.
Bienvenidos mis amigos.
Fred Malo Jr.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User