WTF??? BOYCOTT ABSOLUT! BOYCOTT SWEDEN!
If only people would wake up and see the absolute (pun noted, unintended) parallel between Hispanics in America (USA) and Arabs in Israel much clarity would be gained.
Both believe they were there first. Both are wrong.
The Land of Israel was a barren backwater of the Ottoman Empire. Mark Twain wrote “Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies…. Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village; the riches of Solomon are no longer there to compel the admiration of visiting Oriental queens; the wonderful temple which was the pride and the glory of Israel, is gone, and the Ottoman crescent is lifted above the spot where, on that most memorable day in the annals of the world, they reared the Holy Cross. — The Innocents Abroad
Many writers, such as the Reverend Samuel Manning, mourned the atrophy of the coastal plain, the Sharon Plain, “the exquisite fertility and beauty of which made it to the Hebrew mind a symbol of prosperity.”But where were the inhabitants? This fertile plain, which might support an immense population, is almost a solitude…. Day by day we were to learn afresh the lesson now forced upon us, that the denunciations of ancient prophecy have been fulfilled to the very letter — “the land is left void and desolate and without inhabitants.” (The Reverend Samuel Manning, Those Holy Fields (London, 1874), pp. 14-17. W.M. Thomson reiterated the Reverend Manning’s observations: “How melancholy is this utter desolation! Not a house, not a trace of inhabitants, not even shepherds, seen everywhere else, appear to relieve the dull monotony…. Isaiah says that Sharon shall be wilderness, and the prediction has become a sad and impressive reality.” Thomson, The Land and the Book)
The parts of Mexico ceded to the USA after our victory over the corruptocrat regime in Mexico City was sparsely settled. Obsolete mercantilism forced all exports to flow from Tampico or Veracruz. California was but a series of Missions, where Indians were forced to farm and become good Catholics.
The folkways of El Norte were always peculiar from the Mexican POV. These “northerners” that emigrated to Tejas and Nueveo Mexico were the rugged individualists of Mexico. The Iberian mindset in the Americas was always sited on URBAN life. The system of peonage allowed whiter more European Mexicans the luxury of absentee landlord over farming and mining. The peasants were never interested in ambition for self-improvement. They were NOT of the Bourgeoise mindset.
The very few that sought their own terms went north. The region was populated by the toughest of Indians. The geography was unfit for anything but ranching.
Americans spread west into what was Mexico at the invitation of the Federal District. More settlers, especially ambitious “Yankees” would increase the tax-revenues.
The economy grew and BOTH Americans and Mexicans of El Norte rebelled against their treatment by Mexico City. There were Mexicans and Americans IN the Alamo.
In any case as the USA built dams railroads etc, the region became wealthy. This NEW economy began sucking in Mexicans from the interior; i.e. not El Norte. When Air Conditioning was invented the small cities of the Southwest BOOMED. This increased the need for labor and that attracted more Mexicans.
This is exactly to the T the story of Arabs in Israel. The European Jews (as opposed to the Ottoman Jews who were as backward as anyone in the region) came and drained swamps, irrigated land and turned Twain’s vacant dusty forlorn land green. This NEW economy sucked in Arabs from Syria as agricultural hands.
IN BOTH CASES the Hispanics and Arabs indeed CROSSED THE BORDER; AND THE BORDER DID NOT CROSS THEM!
Thus SWEDEN and all the enemies of Israel are also anti-Americans.