Surveys of 1,200 Mexican adults in February and 1,200 in May, conducted in their homes, show that Mexicans' rising education levels have not weakened the desire to live and work in this country.
More than a third of Mexican college graduates say they would come to the U.S. if they could, and more than 1 in 8 would do so even if they had to enter the country illegally, according to the surveys, the first of their kind.
"Contrary to what people might expect, the inclination to migrate isn't contained among Mexicans who are poor or poorly educated or with limited economic prospects," says Roberto Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research group in Washington. "They're distributed across the whole breadth of Mexican society."
Mexicans' willingness to come is driven by a desire to improve their economic status and join friends and family already there, Suro says.
Despite improvements in the Mexican economy, "people with college degrees believe they have greater economic opportunities by migration to the U.S. - even illegally - than they would staying at home," Suro says. Mexicans are coming from richer, urban areas as well as poor, rural regions, he says.
More than half of Mexicans say they would be inclined to come if the U.S. established a temporary worker program.http://www.tucsoncitizen.com
We're left with the burning question: If Mexicans want to move to the United States because of its obvious beneifts, then why shouldn't Americans, rather than have Mexicans come to America, take America to Mexicans so they can all have a share in it?
And why stop there? If America is good enough for Americans and Mexicans, why not take it everywhere? Indeed, why not take America to Sweden? Why not take it to any place a man can carve ot a home for himself, just like the Swedes did in Minnesota, just like the Mexicans did in Arizona?
We have argued many times on these pages that nation is a myth begun with the treaty of Westphalia, 1648; that nation is invalid on moral grounds; and that in practice it is nonsense to pretend that there are such things as natural boundaries that cannot be violated by the mass movement people resettling even against the will and wishes of the current residents.
We vbase our arguments on the "Melian Dialogue" of Thucyidides, ie. that the stronger will take as they please, and simple prudence dictates the best terms one can get in surrendering rather than in dying in a futile attemp to resist. We argue that William Walker, slave-trade advocate of Tennessee, moving to lands in Central America and conquering and imposing the manifest destiny of America, is a model for future expansion of American manifest destiny. We have argued that the meme of culture is developed and led by intellectuals, and that most people will follow the norms of culture uncritically, regardless of what it is. We have argued that the current state of culture and politics is as it has been for roughly 5,000 years of the Agricultural Revolution, fascist, and that it is the duty of the West to spread the revolutions of Modernity, of the Industrial, French, and American Revolutions across the face of the Earth regardless of the resistence from fascist privilege it meets.
If Mexicans want to live in America, let them: Take Mexico and make it America. Then let them have it. Let all of us have it. We will be one free people every where. Texas in Chiapas. Turn the tables by turning the mind to the unthinkable.