The “woke” Left hates white people. This much is clear. The “woke” white people hate their own skin color, hate the “privilege” they supposedly have, hate the “bias” they supposedly have and have been conditioned to think they should be at the bottom of the totem pole of race because they have been taught to believe that they have always been at the top and that justice demands they be at the bottom. It is utter insanity and even those who AGREE with this sentiment, if they are white themselves and attempt their best to appease such nutjobs, will be attacked for the fact that they are white.
This is what Jeanine Cummins, the author of “American Dirt”, is currently facing. The book, according to Vox, is a fictional tale of a woman and her son “fleeing their home in Acapulco, Mexico, for the US after the rest of their family is murdered by a drug cartel. Lydia [the main character] is a bookstore owner who never thought of herself as having anything in common with the migrants she sees on the news, but after she comes up with the plan of disguising herself by posing as a migrant, she realizes that it won’t really be a disguise: It’s who she is now.”
The book, as one can tell, was supposed to get people to be angry at Trump and his policies regarding the southern border and illegal immigrants (even though the vast majority of these illegals are not actual refugees seeking shelter but are people seeking to take advantage of the welfare state that is the U.S.), and it was endorsed both by Oprah Winfrey, who added the book to her monthly “Book Club” recommendations, and by Salma Hayek, both of whom are, obviously, Leftists.
Cummins was also paid handsomely for it, receiving a seven-figure advance for writing the novel and, according to The Daily Wire, “publishers were so convinced it would be a bestseller that they ordered a first printing of more than half a million copies.”
In her authors’ note, she wrote: “At worst, we perceive [illegal immigrants] as an invading mob of resource-draining criminals, and, at best, a sort of helpless, impoverished, faceless brown mass, clamoring for help at our doorstep. We seldom think of them as our fellow human beings.” Yeah, the former description is more accurate of them, to be honest.
We see them essentially marching their way to the United States, holding flags of their home countries and forcing their way into our country. If they were visibly armed, or if this were any other time period in human history, there’s no way people wouldn’t consider this an invasion. What’s more, they come into this country, demanding tax payers pay for their residence, their food, their comfort, etc., all-the-while they lambast the country, call it racist, illegally vote for Democrats, and many break many more laws than just immigration ones, with plenty of cases of illegal immigrants raping, killing, or raping AND killing young, American girls. Many bring with them disease, drugs, illegal guns, and sexual slaves with them.
I believe I’ve said this before, but I will say this again: the closest thing this country has to slavery in this day and age is found at the southern border thanks to the illegal immigrants and the cartels running things there.
And the idea that we don’t think of them as “our fellow human beings” is ludicrous at best and slanderous at worst. It is precisely BECAUSE we think of them as fellow human beings that it angers us when we see adults using children and posing as their parents in order to enter, without having any intention of taking care of that child henceforth. It is BECAUSE they are human beings that when we see and hear of stories of the drug cartels using children as drug or gun mules, and often selling young girls into sexual slavery, that we explode in rage and demand that something be done about it to either stop or dissuade this sort of action. If there is no benefit, financial or otherwise, to running such a slave trade at the southern border, the cartels won’t seek it and will go to something else.
What’s more, it’s not like these woke Leftists think of them as “fellow human beings” themselves because our fellow Americans are our “fellow human beings” too and they are being put aside in favor of illegal immigrants. The Democrat Party wants these illegals in because they know they are unlikely to vote Republican. They sought the same of blue-collar, union workers in decades past, but since that bloc has become unreliable for them, they are seeking alternate voters (even if they have to openly break the law in order to win). Our fellow Americans, in the meantime, are required to foot the bill for these foreign law-breakers and if they complain at any capacity, they will be excoriated and slandered as being bigots, racists and xenophobes, not to mention white supremacists.
But despite how insanely woke Cummins was trying to be, despite how hard she was trying to appease the woke Leftist crowd, she is being lambasted for this book by virtue of being white.
A review accused Cummins of writing “trauma porn” and that the fictional story was “cultural appropriation” because she was telling the story of Mexicans while being white herself (apparently, breaking the law is part of the Latin American culture, according to this critic who has zero self-awareness towards his or her own racism). The critic also wrote: “American Dirt fails to convey any Mexican sensibility. It aspires to be Dia de los Muertos but it, instead, embodies Halloween.”
The critic also lambasts Cummins’ decision to depict America as a “shining city on a hill”, which the woke Left claims it is no such thing. “Mexicanas get raped in the USA too. You know better, you know how dangerous the United States of America is, and you still chose to frame this place as a sanctuary. It’s not,” obviously writing directly to the author in that last part.
If this country is so dangerous for illegal immigrants (and I find it deliciously ironic that the critic only mentions Mexicans and refers to illegal aliens mostly as these Mexicans, an act that would get people yelled at not five years ago), then why do they continue to come here? For many people, the U.S. is portrayed as a sort of sanctuary, which is the reason why so many choose to come here, be it legally or illegally. For the longest time, my immediate family has wanted to come here, believing fervently that this was and still is the greatest country in the world and that economic opportunity awaited us, provided we worked towards it.
That, to a certain extent, is what many people think. Of course, most immigrants, be they legal or illegal, come here to take advantage of the welfare state. But there are some who do want to come here, legally, and work towards the American Dream. Illegals, however, are more likely to not seek that because they do not care for the rule of law. They want to be taken care of, not to work hard towards great financial success.
The woke Left, however, chooses not to see them for what they are. The electoral Left (those who are either elected Democrats/Leftists or are running for some level of government office) sees them as a voting bloc that will help them transform this country into the socialist hellhole they envision (that won’t be too different from the socialist hellhole those same illegals left). People like Cummins, who actually and sincerely believe illegals to be good, helpless people simply seeking a better life (largely because she likely believes Man is good by nature and likely because she's never actually lived in Mexico), will naively wish to help these illegals, be it writing books that exalt them or protesting on the streets in support of them.
I would jokingly say that I don’t know why the Left is obsessed with making criminals their main voting bloc, but I know exactly why it is that they do it: power.
But regardless of that, I do not feel even a little bit bad about Cummins. This is what the woke Left brings. You can never be woke enough. If you are gay and black, but are a man, you aren’t woke enough. If you are gay, black and a woman, you still aren’t woke enough. If you are white, despite whatever beliefs you may have or whatever attempts at appeasing the woke crowd you make, you aren’t woke enough.
These people are mentally unwell. They live in their own fantasy world and when reality bites them in the rear, they throw temper tantrums and try to deny reality as much as they can, to the point where they might either advocate or engage in violence (just look at the Project Veritas videos of various Bernie staff members advocating violence against opposition).
It is impossible to satisfactorily appease people who choose to live in a world of insanity and it makes no sense to even try.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
We bring you the TRUTH that the Left denies you. You'll live a more joyful and victorious life, because the Truth will set you free...