Friday, May 7, 2010

A Crying Red White and Blue Shame!!

On May 5th...  (for the purpose of this rant, I refuse to call it Cinco de fukkin Mayo), 5 high school students in Morgan Hill, CA were sent home from school for "incendiary" behavior.  Whoop dee fukkin doo, right?  Kids misbehave in school all over the country.  In this particular incident, however, these nasty little brats actually snuck past the Bobby Brady hall monitors and metal detectors while wearing....GASP.... shirts with American flags on them.  ON NO....   have they not been paying attention to our President or the first lady?  Don't they know they have no right to be proud to be Americans?  Thankfully, a vigilant assistant principal (by the name of, ahem, Miquel Rodriquez) was on the job.  Because of his quick thinking, these 5 hoodlums were called into the office and sent home faster than they could say "I pledge allegience."   Hmmmm.... in the southwest, it is okay to sneak into the country illegally, but you better not wear the stars and stripes or you will find your ass in trouble.

I'm calling bullshit on this!!!  I don't give a flying burrito if May 5th is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage.  Much like St. Patrick's Day and Thanksgiving, I'm fully support the celebration of one's ethnic roots, especially if it involves raising a glass or two.  I am happy to say buenos dias and raise a tequilla with my Mexican amigos.  Of course these kids were using May 5th and their American flag tshirts to make a statement about their OWN heritage.  I am sure they are sick and tired of walking around their community unable to read public signs because they are written in some other language.  A young female student was quoted as saying "Cinco de Mayo is the only day Mexican-American students can show their national pride."  HAAA... so is she saying that if she showed up on Seis de Mayo wearing the Mexican flag, she would be sent home???  EL FAT CHANCEO!  The principal claimed he did not want these shirts to instigate any fighting.  FUCK THAT!!  If an American flag tshirt causes some students to get pissed off, then SEND THOSE FUCKING PISSED OFF ANTI-AMERICAN STUDENTS HOME!!!  

I leave you with this:
'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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