The Rape of Mexico

While all Latin American countries have suffered at the hands of U.S. imperialism in one way or another, Mexico has a special problem: it borders the United States. To put that in perspective, imagine if the U.S. was bordered by North Korea. Except North Korea’s record is actually pretty tame compared to the USA’s.

Consider some of the many ways the U.S. has shit on Mexico.

Manifest Destiny ˆ

A border dispute following the annexation of Texas led to the Mexican-Amercan War (1846-1848). It wasn’t a “good war” by any stretch of the imagination. Ulysses S. Grant, who would later command Union forces in America’s Civil War, wrote in his diary that he was disgusted by the war crimes he had witnessed. Between looting, rape, murder, and executions, those famous Tennessee volunteers earned their reputation.

The war ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, through which Mexico lost about half its territory, including present-day California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming. The U.S. paid Mexico a lousy $15 million for the vast territory it acquired.

Mexico’s territory was further reduced in 1853 when the U.S. purchased an additional chunk of territory (about 30,000 square miles) through the Gadsden Purchase.

Exploitation ˆ

The U.S. has historically interfered in Mexican internal affairs, including support for certain leaders or factions over others. This includes support for Porfirio Díaz, a long-serving dictator (1884-1911) whose policies favored American business interests but were detrimental to many Mexicans.

During the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. occupied the port of Veracruz in 1914. The occupation led to significant civilian casualties and exacerbated tensions between the two countries.

Throughout the 20th century, U.S. businesses have often exploited Mexican resources and labor. American companies have benefitted significantly from Mexico’s oil, minerals, and cheap labor while often paying low wages and disregarding environmental and labor standards.

The Bracero Program (1942-1964) provided employment opportunities for Mexican workers in the U.S., but it also led to exploitation and poor working conditions. Many braceros faced harsh treatment, inadequate housing, and wage theft.

While the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, implemented in 1994) has had some benefits, it has also been criticized for harming Mexican farmers who could not compete with heavily subsidized American agricultural products. This led to increased poverty and migration pressures.

U.S. immigration policies have often been detrimental to Mexican migrants. Policies such as family separation and the militarization of the border have caused significant hardship for Mexican families. The construction of a border wall and enhanced border security measures have led to environmental damage, disrupted communities, and increased dangers for migrants crossing the border.

The U.S.-led War on Drugs has contributed to significant violence and instability in Mexico. U.S. demand for illegal drugs and the flow of American firearms into Mexico have fueled drug cartel violence, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and widespread suffering. Do you think the drug trade is just a tool used by the Jews to help keep Mexicans on their hands and knees?

Environmental Woes ˆ

Adding insult to injury, U.S. businesses and individuals have reportedly been dumping wastes in Baja California. At the same time, the U.S. has turned the Colorado River into a virtual sewer. After flowing through the Grand Canyon and being diverted for irrigation, only a small amount of polluted water flows into Mexico. The reduced flow of the Colorado River has led to the degradation of the Colorado River Delta in Mexico, an important ecological area.

Changing of the Guard ˆ

Mexico’s fortunes are looking better as its economy continues improving. Could the U.S. feel threatened by an empowered Mexico, however?

Although the U.S. is Mexico’s biggest trading partner by far, Mexico also does business with other countries, including Brazil and China. In 2024, Mexicans elected their first female president. She’s also a Jew. Following closely on the heels of Javier Milei, a right-wing Jewish kook who was installed as Argentina’s president, one has to wonder if Mexico’s new president is a similar puppet. Time will tell.

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