I am a “Wet Back!”


What is it about labels?

Why are they so offensive?

Why are we supposed to slink away in shame when someone labels us in a negative manner?

I swam the river. A lot of us did that growing up. IT IS JUST ANOTHER RIVER.

Yes, it is the Rio Bravo, or the Rio Grande, depending upon which side of the river you grow up on. And yes, it is an international border.

But, it is just a river. Especially to a kid.

So, we swam it. We swam over to Mexico and then back. What is the big deal?

Why do we label people in a derogatory manner? Why should I feel shame for being called a “wet back,” or “mojado?”

And why can’t a Mexican legally come to work in the USA?

Why are 10 million Mexicans here illegally? And there are about 10 million Muslims here? How is it that the Muslims are “legal?”

Didn’t President Clinton sign a treaty? Didn’t he promise about 10 million jobs to Mexico?

Yes, I saw that interview. Did you? It was scary and creepy.

But, why did Mexicans have to risk their lives to come get the jobs Clinton promised would be delivered to Mexico?

Why did Clinton (& Bush & Obama) take those jobs and give them to China? And many millions more of jobs we so desperately need …. ?


I am proud that I am more of a Texan than I am concerned about a little bit of water on my back.

How about you?

Can we turn down the progressive anger and rhetoric?



About Wayne

First, I blogged on blogger, then Myspace - soon I was consistently ranked. Next, I quit. Then the blogging addiction came back .... Comments are appreciated. Not nice comments are edited. You can follow me at the top right.
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