Ah, another case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Democrats, the masters of double-standards and hypocrisy, and lovers of Hitler’s motto, “Accuse the other of that which you are guilty”, are at it again.
Isn’t it amazingly hypocritical that a group of people who removed God from their platform after booing God multiple times love to quote the Bible?
Another example of their hypocricy is the Democrat claim that they love children, and don’t want to separate them, while preaching that harlots can separate millions of babies from their mothers in a brutal blood sacrifice to their false god of convenience?
Let us not forget the fact that the Democrats are quite possibly the most racist people on the planet, who rave about “social justice”, but them demand race segregation be returned? Now that is seriously hypocritical!
Oh, and we of course can’t let it slide that while Democrats and Socialists demand “pay equality” and “socialism for all”, they themselves rake in obscene amounts of cash through capitalism. Isn’t that right, Bernie?
One of my favorite examples of Democrat hypocrisy is how they demand that guns be banned, while ignoring the fact that in every city ruled by them that has strict gun control, the cities are some of the most dangerous war zones in the world, and instead of addressing the problem, going to the neighborhoods where the problem is, they preach far away from their pulpits demanding more gun control.
The list goes on and on and on. In short, everything Democrats preach is wrong, and I daresay, pure evil from the bowels of Hell itself.
Which brings us to the latest example of Democrat hypocrisy. Apparently enjoying food cooked by legal immigrants from Mexico is hypocritical, because Republicans want laws enforced and borders protected.
Never mind the fact that the Republicans are rewarding immigrants by eating food and helping them keep a job, no, that just won’t do… If you’re a Democrat anyway..
Nevertheless, on with the hypocricy. The below was written as an “Op-Ed” on NPR. If you can make it through the entire diatribe of madness, pat yourself on the back, and go enjoy some tacos.
This past Sunday, as many Americans wrapped up their Father’s Day celebrations, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller — purported architect of the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the southern border — had a hankering for Mexican food.
He decided on Espita Mezcaleria in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C., where the menu features dishes from southern Mexico, including a vegetarian mole verde for $22 and fish tacos “to share” for $35.
For Miller, there was something just for him: A fellow diner called him a “real-life fascist.”
Two days later, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who helps oversee the implementation of “zero tolerance,” had a similar south of the border craving.
She chose MXDC Cocina Mexicana in downtown D.C. for a “work dinner.” Helmed by celebrity chef Todd English and “inspired by his travels to Mexico,” MXDC has a menu that is familiar to anyone who has traveled to a Taco Bell (tacos, quesadillas, etc.) but includes ingredients like lobster, pork belly and white truffle sauce, with prices to match.
As Nielsen multitasked, about 15 protesters chanted, “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace!” and “Shame!”
The spectacle of Miller and Nielsen sitting down to their upscale Mexican meals was beyond ironic and utterly galling to many Americans who object to “zero tolerance.” The policy has resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom had traveled to the U.S. to seek asylum.
It shouldn’t surprise us that Miller and Nielsen chose to dine at Mexican restaurants. According to Abasto, a trade publication for the Hispanic food and beverage industry, “Latino food is now considered the third most popular food in the U.S. after American and Italian, with 15 percent of main meal items featured on menus being Mexican-inspired.”
In fact, Miller and Nielsen’s choices reflect how Mexican fare is now a part of the proverbial “American table.” For them, as for the rest of the nation, “Mexican-inspired” food is a known quantity, normalized, welcomed, even “elevated” in upscale settings, and far from foreign — unlike many of the people whose culinary traditions helped inspire it.
But no matter which restaurant Miller and Nielsen patronize, we should be appalled by the flagrant disconnect between their gustatory desires and the people who make it possible to satisfy those desires. It doesn’t matter what the name out front is or what the menu purports to offer, chances are, every restaurant in the D.C. area has a back-of-the-house contingent (kitchen staff, dishwashers and bussers) full of people who came from Mexico or Central America, with or without documents. In that sense, every restaurant is a “Mexican” restaurant.
In major U.S. metropolitan cities, approximately 70 percent of the restaurant workforce self-identifies as “immigrants,” according to Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a nationwide organization whose mission is to improve the wages and working conditions of restaurant workers.
The restaurant industry, among the largest in the nation, is also one of the lowest-paying ones, with undocumented immigrant workers at the very bottom of the pay scale. The threat of deportation keeps them silent in the face of exploitation — from wage theft to unsafe working conditions — while the owners and investors of these restaurants pass on the savings to diners like Miller, Nielsen and us.
We, as a nation, want our food to be plentiful and affordable. But it’s worth remembering that the enterprise of cost cutting begins with the estimated 50 percent to 70 percent of U.S. farmworkers who are undocumented, according to the United Fresh Produce Association, an industry trade group. It begins with their families, who earn about $10,000 a year, according to Ricardo Salvador, the director of the food and environment program for the Union of Concerned Scientists. What if these families, most of whom are from Mexico or Central America, earned a living wage? How much would our broccoli and eggplants cost us?
At the same time that undocumented farmworkers and their families are subsidizing our produce sections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture shows that the number of Hispanic-operated farms in the U.S. had risen to 67,000 — up by 21 percent since 2007. This uptick is in stark contrast to the 20 percent decline of new farmers within the U.S. overall.
If you’re wondering about the immigration status of these Latino small farmers, I suggest that you try to apply for technical assistance or other government resources from the USDA or any other government entity without a green card or citizenship. What these numbers show is that the future, as well as the current state, of U.S. agriculture depends on Latinos, both those who entered the country generations ago and those who just crossed the border.
Our food system relies on this workforce, and for decades, many of us have turned a blind eye about the true costs to adults and children. But it was there for us to see. In fact, the ubiquitous yellow CAUTION signs that are visible along the highways and roads along the Texas-Mexico border shows a man, a woman and a child running. We knew it all along. We drove right past them, as the little girl’s ponytail is lifted up by the momentum of her family’s desperate flight.
Miller, Nielsen, and President Trump (let’s not forget that he once celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a taco bowl from the Trump Grill) are the faces and the voracious guts of a nation that has for far too long exploited and taken, dined and dashed. That CAUTION sign should, in truth, read ATENCIÓN to remind those who enter the U.S., with or without documents, what they will find here.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
June 26th, 2018