Later I’ll discuss books I’ve never read and music I’ve never heard
Mark Krikorian over at the Corner is one of the NRO writers who base their posts on headlines they read and things they’ve heard. When they actually need to write something substantial to justify their phoney-baloney jobs, they “bleg” which is another term for getting their gullible readers to use Google for them because you know how complex Google can be. Anyway, yesterday Mark, like, heard about this movie, and like, he hasn’t seen it or anything cuz it’s not at the mall and stuff, but he, like, thought he could write about it to make it look like he’s been working this week instead of playing DDRMax 2:
A mockumentary entitled “A Day Without a Mexican” opened earlier this month in several dozen theaters in California and Texas. I would have written a review for NRO, but it’s not being shown anywhere I can get to (I understand Steve Sailer is reviewing it for the upcoming issue of The American Conservative). The premise is that Californians wake up one day and all Hispanics have magically disappeared — not just illegal aliens or even all immigrants, but all Hispanics. Much hilarity is supposed to ensue, as clueless white and black people haplessly try to wash dishes and rake lawns.
Without passing judgment on the movie as such, it’s clearly based on the usual false assumptions of the open-borders crowd: there are jobs Americans won’t do, the price of produce would skyrocket without foreign labor, only racists want to enforce immigration laws, etc. Perhaps most insidious is the effort to blur the difference between legal and illegal immigrants, and between citizens and non-citizens. The very premise of the movie is thus blood-and-soil nationalism of das Volk (or rather, La Raza), which is only socially permissable when advocated by approved ethnic groups.
I’d love to hear the reactions of any Corner readers who’ve seen the movie.
His reader(s) responds:
Only one reader who’d actually seen the movie “A Day Without a Mexican” has contacted me, his assessment being that is was “freaking hilarious, and makes some very valid socio-economic points.”
Be that as it may, readers who hadn’t seen it had much to say. The idea for the movie seems to have come from a play, “Day of Absence,” by Douglas Turner Ward, where all the blacks in a southern town in 1965 magically disappear and the feckless white people are unable to cope.
So you see, the Corner readers have much in common with the Corner writers in that they may not know much or have experienced much, but they sure have an opinion on whatever that much is and it’s probably has something to do with people of the dusky hue who don’t show up for work when they should.