This morning I read an editorial in the local paper by a man named Jorge Zepeda Patterson. He was writing about the response to the Gulf Coast tragedy. In it he characterizes Americans as the type of people who would crawl over old people and children to help themselves. . He managed to link this natural disaster to President Bush, the war in Iraq, energy policy, and the American individualistic spirit.

I find that ironic, as I read his piece while in a country that suffers its own laundry list of social ills, and a migration of its country´s best to the ol´USA. It is rare to get such wide-ranging generalizations and hate in one piece of writing. You´d think he was in either the Michael Moore or the (Not So) reverand (smaller case intended) Falwell camp. When the far-Right meets the far-Left, it all sounds the same, no matter the language, culture, or country: hateful.

Peace from Durango,

2 thoughts on “Editorial

  1. Using the most advanced satellite technology, we deliver more than 225 channels of programming to homes and businesses that have Directv DVR receiving equipment, which features a small satellite dish, a digital set-top receiver and a remote control. Check out my site on Directv DVR

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s