Friday, June 25, 2010

Viva la Mexico!

What an interesting socio-political dilemma playing out in the streets of Los Angeles (and I'm assuming in other large U.S. cities with sizable Mexican populations) where the Mexican flag is again being proudly displayed.

The flag is not being used as some kind of protest against immigration reform. Rather it is a sign of solidarity between its holder and the country of his or her birth. I fully expect there will be people who will grumble that such displays of national pride should not be endorsed in the United States.

Give me a good reason why. And the old "you live in America" line doesn't work. Because if you are going to use that line, then please be consistent and criticize those who are rooting for France, England, Italy or any other nation.

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