Cuban-American Spanish-music singer Emilio Estefan needs to go back to kindergarten if his newly released “We’re All Mexican” music video is any indication.
I’m not trying to be offensive, but there’s no other logical way to interpret its imbedded and blatant declaration.
He needs to sit at a teacher’s feet with all the other kindergarten students and go over those “One of these is not alike. One of these is different” books. The kind where he’ll see three stars and one square, or four purple objects and one yellow, or three big animals and one little.
It would be most helpful to show him pictures of three Mexican flags next to a U.S. flag, three outlines of Mexico next to the U.S. and three examples of “Mexico” written out next to “The United States of America.”
And after he sees those, someone needs to teach him the dissimilarities.
Because there are differences. Some rather major ones, actually.
As Americans – and again, he is one – we live within different borders under different leaders with different laws. Therefore, we’re Americans, not Mexicans. Maybe he’s Cuban-American and I’m half-Italian/half-Scottish-American, but we’re still American.
Not Mexican. American.
Which, personally, I thank God for since I did pay attention back in kindergarten.
That’s not a commentary against Mexico as a whole. It’s a commentary against the deep-seated government corruption, the drug lords and the citizens who illegally cross borders, leaving their own country to rot and actively weaken this one.
Sure, The United States’ government is becoming far too corrupt. We have a ridiculous amount of drug lords, and we too often don’t care about our own country’s future.
However, we’re still founded on moral principles, which still exist today. A large chunk, if not a majority, of our drug problems is because of Mexican trafficking. And most of our selfish citizenry focuses its destruction inward; we keep our contamination to ourselves.
We’re different like that.
You can argue all you want that Emilio Estefan is merely utilizing poetic license. But if you do, it’s either because you didn’t hear his rationale for creating the song or you didn’t watch the music video.
Or if you did, then you really need to go back to kindergarten.