Unfortunately you run into this kind of stuff in all the online “social” sites. The leftists who have absolutely nothing better to do (which is why they set the tone on most of these sites) do everything they can to shut out ideas that they don’t want anyone to know. And the perfect example is the “reconquista” ad from Absolut Vodka:
Newsbusters Matthew Sheffield notes:
it seems left-wingers at the online encyclopedia site are angry that anyone would want to mention Absolut’s reconquista controversy in the vodka maker’s article.
Apparently liberals there do not want the public to know that the company got in big trouble win consumers after it ran an ad in Mexico portraying that country as having taken over certain parts of the United States.
“Could someone protect this page to new users? Apparently some non-notable bloggers have taken offense to their recent ad campaign and have repeatedly vandalized this page.”
Just think about that for a second. This little dustup even made it into the dead stream media. The fact that it became an issue is certainly a fact. Why would someone want to make sure that it wasn’t noted in a site that is supposed to report facts? Because its a fact that doesn’t make the company look very good? That it makes Mexico look like a bunch of bedwetters for thinking that they can get back all the land that they keep trying to come to illegally so they can actually work for a living? Because it actually brings out the reconquista idea which has a big following but that they don’t want the gringos to know about until its a fact?
Mr. Sheffield sums it up nicely:
All that aside, though, Absolut’s controversy is eminently relevant to the vodka distributor’s entry. From a marketing angle alone, this story is a fascinating example of the power of the blogosphere, viral emails, and bad multinational decision-making.
This story has a happy ending, though. Thanks to some sane people who made a difference, the Absolut Vodka entry now has language describing the controversy, a perfect example of how there’s no need to cede dominance of the critically important resource of Wikipedia to the left.
Of course, its happening in the area around the Communist Democratic People’s Republic of San Francisco:
Buoyed by Super Tuesday’s record Latino voter turnout, a San Jose State University student group — made up of both legal and illegal residents — is planning a widespread, grass-roots campaign to register voters, especially those who can speak for them at the polls.
“I don’t need to live in the shadows anymore,” said Ruiz, a 24-year-old San Jose State student whose mother brought him from Mexico on a tourist visa when he was a child.
Live in the shadows? Since when does anybody in California actually have to worry about living in the shadows. Brought here illegally as a child? Not a problem. You can attend a state university (wonder if he’s getting instate tuition rates? not even a bet – I’m sure he is), you can register people to vote, you can give an interview to a local newspaper. No one will even come check on your illegal butt.
It’s unknown how many illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition in California, officials said, because the information isn’t tracked to protect students’ privacy.
Because of their status, the students are not eligible for financial aid, and most must earn tuition — more than $2,000 a semester — on their own.
Ruiz and Cardenas don’t hold their status against their parents, saying their time in the United States has given them opportunities they wouldn’t have had in Mexico.
“You can’t just live in a place and not became a part of it,” Ruiz said. “If I were still in Mexico, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Just another example of Mexico dumping its problems on the US. Otherwise they might have to actually fix their own third-world toilet of a country so they don’t export their own citizens. But little chance of that happening any time soon. All our Presidential candidates just want to either turn their backs or actually beckon them to come.
The slant of this article is sickening:
Times are tough for the 27-year-old illegal immigrant and day laborer
For the most part, Rodriguez says, he’s doing what hundreds of other day laborers are doing these days: Standing around and waiting for jobs in Santa Cruz instead of actually getting them.
The bad times are trickling down to the lowest rung of the work force: the illegal labor pool,
And somewhere in Mexico a wife and a family are having a rougher go at it than usual.
A couple of questions:
1. If its so tough in the US, why not go back home? This article implies that the poor illegal hasn’t had regular work since last summer. How in the wide wide world of sports is he able to live here?
2. If there’s no work at home – why not? Just when did it become America’s issue to deal with unemployed Mexicans?
And most of all this:
“Everybody is going to suffer in a recession — from the top on down,” says Patti Decker, a branch manager with Labor Ready in Soquel, whose number of Spanish-speaking customers, she added, has been on the rise in the last few months, in part due to the poor economy.
Labor Ready is an “employment contractor”. Just why are they able to break the law with impunity and knowingly hire out illegals?