On January 2016, I in witnesses one of the most discriminatory and arrogant behaviors by Mexicans towards Americans of Mexican descent, and it happened in Texas in the U.S.
Two Mexican nationals were parked illegally in the walking path of a local city park. A San Antonio police officer, who was a Mexican American, was advising them that they had to move in English.
The Mexicans giggled and said, "let's pretend we don't understand him." Then they mocked the officer for being not being able to speak Spanish.
I stepped in translated in fluent Spanish, which seemed to annoy the Mexicans, but they complied.
However, before I left, I gave them a piece of my mind for being in "MY" country, for disobeying our laws, and for disrespecting ALL Americans. I was particularly upset that they mocked a law enforcement officer of Mexican descent simply because he didn't speak Spanish.
The fact is there has been a historical and cultural antagonism between Americans of Mexican descent and Mexican nationals that have existed for generations. As Americans of Mexican descent assimilate and acculturate into U.S. society, Mexican nationals view them as betraying or forsaking or forgetting their roots.
Mexican nationals seem to live with an insecure national psyche and a national inferiority complex toward the United States. When a "Mexican" assimilates and becomes an "American," it is almost unforgivable in their eyes.
Just as leftist blacks call conservative blacks "Uncle Tom," Mexican nationals call Americans of Mexican descent "pochos" because they have assimilated. Imagine Italians criticizing Rudy Giuliani for not speaking proper Italian or Poles criticizing football star Ron Gronkowski for not speaking proper Polish.
Assimilation in American is a fact and process that all immigrants have gone through. In the process of assimilation, all Americans have adopted some new customs and discarded others. For example, Mexican immigrants have adopted Christmas trees and pizza, but bullfighting and other forms of animal cruelty for amusement have been abandoned.
However, in the crazy upside-down world of ethnic nationalism, being "American" in even in America seems to be offensive to some. We have enough leftist/progressives who openly preach against America without having foreigners come and disrespect us in our homeland.
Mexican leaders often blame the U.S. for their nation's cultural, economic, and political failures. Mexican "nationalism" usually takes the form of hate and envy toward America, and Mexicans' jealousy and anger are particularly intense toward Americans of Mexican descent.
I believe America is the greatest nation on earth because it has a "practical" cultural. By that, I mean, what's "good" and works should be used for your progress. What's not "good" and doesn't work should be improved or discarded.
Ultimately it is all about the growth and advancement of the individual. When citizen prospers and develops, society and the nation do likewise.
To the immigrants and ethnic nationalist in America, I will say in a land where English is the predominant language, not to learn the language or use it is dumb and divisive. In a nation that is predominantly Christian, it is also foolish if you visit or immigrate here and you are offended by the presence of Christian beliefs, or Christians.
In conclusion, I was very offended that some foreigners ridiculed a law enforcement representative because they judged him to be a "cultural traitor." There is nothing wrong with being an American in America.
I am proud of it, and I will never apologize to anyone for being Yankee Doodle red, white and blue.