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THE VIEW FROM PAEONIAN SPRINGS
Reconquistas
Soon to become a very common expression...

by Michael H. Thomson
September 13, 2006

They're coming! They're coming! Our Congress is talking and talking, but they're still coming! In many of my articles, I have referred to these invaders as illegal immigrants. No longer will I do that. I will now refer to the interlopers as they refer to themselves – Reconquistas.. You don't immigrate to a country that you consider your native homeland. This is how many Mexicans crossing into this country view the Southwest and by extension the rest of the United States.
 
Forget the Mexicans for a moment – this is also the view of many Guatemalans, El Salvadorans, Panamanians, Nicaraguans, and an alarmingly large number of the Latin population from various points in South America who arrive here illegally...
 
The mechanism for invasion has been in place for several years and the invasion is happening now. In our lifetime – assuming you have at least thirty years left – Americans could see entire sections of our country disappear and become a sovereign Hispanic nation. An entirely new country created from the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
 
Here is the attitude that most Americans are failing to internalize in the immigration debate: Many of those crossing our border do not feel they are committing any type of crime because they are reclaiming what many believe was rightfully theirs in the first place and was dishonorably taken away from them because of the Mexican War.
 
Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee, George McClellan, Edmund Kirby Smith, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, P.G.T. Beauregard, James Longstreet, Albert Sidney Johnston, George Thomas, Joseph E. Johnston, George Meade, Braxton Brag, George Picket, Joe Hooker, and others who later distinguished themselves on both sides of our Great Civil War as generals – first learned their trade in the Mexican War.
 
The same states that many of these  generals represented in the Civil War are now being invaded by descendants of those conquered in the first war they fought! ... The Mexican War!
 
Because the Mexican War was later overshadowed by the Civil War unfortunately, it is treated as a mere footnote of American history. As wars go, American casualties were light – less than 2000; however, Mexican casualties exceeded 25,000 and the loss of a large hunk of their territory including California.
 
As a modern comparison, Mexicans view the Mexican War with the same amount of bitterness that many Americans view the Vietnam War. Only intensified - more similar to how Serbs feel about Croatians.
 
To many Mexicans – including a growing number in the Mexican government – returning to a land that was once your homeland is not a bad or an evil thing. In essence, these invaders have very little respect for our sovereignty.
 
What a deal! … Many of the Reconquistas say … come to a country where little effort is made to keep you out. Eventually that country's government will change the laws allowing you to stay – your children born in the country become automatic citizens – years later, all your amigos can vote and change the laws even further allowing more Reconquistas to come in. Soon you can change things, create your own sovereign country, and then vote to secede – from a land of gringos who can't even speak the language …
 
My application for the Minutemen is on the kitchen table…
 
If you are interested in this highly volatile subject and wish to learn more about it, here is a few places you can go: State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of Americaa non-fiction book by Pat Buchanan and for readers of fiction an excellent well-researched thriller by Ted Bell, entitled Spy. For daily updates on this situation watch Lou Dobbs on CNN. Photos: Welcome to Reconquista
 
Visit Mike Thomson's website: Thomsontalks and blog:
 
 


About the Author:
Mike Thomson loves the contributions that immigrants have made to our society, however he doesn't appreciate invading armies no matter what they call themselves.


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