Illegal Migrants Come Here as Ready-made Democrats — Here’s Why

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Selwyn Duke –

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next,” goes the apocryphal saying. This may explain why leftist Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, doing the bidding of a leftist teachers’ union, has halted reform of his nation’s wanting education system. After all, the philosophy in it has long been his.

This is “significant for us, because Mexico has already sent us large numbers of the products of this educational system,” writes American Thinker’s Monica Showalter. “And the World Bank confirms that Central America’s educational system is pretty much just like it. For Democrats here, though, it’s the perfect formula for new voters.”

As Showalter explains, many Mexicans aren’t just poorly educated — they’re miseducated, indoctrinated full-bore with Marxism. Along with their sub-literacy, this makes them easy prey for leftist demagogues.

Showalter then cites a 2013 Wall Street Journal article detailing just how corrupt and politicized education is in southern Mexico. As the writer José de Córdoba reported:

SAN LUCAS QUIAVINI, Mexico — During a recent teachers strike in this Zapotec Indian town in the poor southern state of Oaxaca, parents who brought in replacement instructors discovered that the children hadn’t been taught the words to Mexico’s national anthem. Instead, they had been trained to sing a popular leftist song which acts as an unofficial anthem to a local chapter of the teachers union.

“We don’t know the words to the Mexican anthem,” said Leticia Diego, a student, apologizing to a visitor one recent morning. About a dozen seventh-graders then shyly sang the leftist anthem, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated.”

The union here is the National Coordinator of Educational Workers, or CNTE, a radical and powerful wing of the country’s national teachers union. Analysts say it has long maintained an iron grip over some of Mexico’s poorest states — one that goes beyond what children are taught, and extends to lengthy strikes, disruptive protests and violent clashes.

De Córdoba also writes, Showalter summarizes,

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