Monday, March 04, 2002


Dear Harold:

Your vision of the Northwest seems more compelling as time goes by. And your sense of urgency is becoming better justified on a daily basis.

Perhaps you have been following the recent Democratic primaries between Morales and Sanchez. The two are both pursuing the Mexican voter bloc with considerable diligence. Each is using their native language (Spanish) as part of the appeal. But I note with interest that the front runner (Sanchez) responded to some questions in Spanish ONLY, whereas Morales included the English translation.

The significance? The Mexicans are flexing their muscles and have concluded that Whitey has lost whatever marginal strength he had. When a front running candidate for the office of governor adopts this stance, I believe we can conclude that the fight has been utterly lost. The Mexicans have won, and it is only a matter of time before Spanish becomes the primary language in Texas both in daily use and in law.

From that point, matters will change rapidly as Mexican culture supplants White culture in every way.

For a variety of reasons I won't bore you with, it is not yet time for me to make the move. But if a family has children they care about, it is time to make the mark on the calendar and move. Don't put it off. Those who are retiring had better do the same, because when the economy finds a level with Mexico the real estate values are likely to decline. I don't expect it to be anything like as bad as Zimbabwe, but the reconquista is happening now. Those who don't want to move, would be wise to start learning some Spanish.

Harold, I truly did not expect to see things change this quickly. I expected another 25 years before matters began to change in this manner. It seems that you would be justified in saying you told me so.


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