I have to start with this confession: I love getting lunch from a food truck. Everything about the experience appeals to me: it’s cheap, quick, convenient, and healthier than your average fast food chain. Also, I am supporting small businesses this way. And some of my all-time favorite food trucks have been Mexican. As in “Taco Trucks”.
This cheerful fellow is a pro-Trump Hispanic. Yesterday he threatened that there would be a “taco truck on every corner” if Hillary wins in November. Much hilarity ensued when he was asked to explain how so many taco trucks would be a bad thing. Although I’m not Hispanic, I feel qualified, through many years of taco truck experience as well as a recent “awakening” to my own Alt-Right* political viewpoint, to interpret for the guy.
Hillary is soft on immigration – or whatever the opposite of “hard” is (“weak”? “flaccid”? “cuck“?) In fact, she thinks we need as many refugees, rapists, terrorists, and killers as we can possibly allow to swarm across our borders. Because diversity and feels. And because brown people, poor people, and low-intelligence people vote Democrat (this is by design). So, the easiest mental image for a Hispanic to “scare” us white folks with is swarms of filthy taco trucks as far as the eye can see. Of course, he could’ve said “Thousands of cheap day laborers waiting outside every Home Depot in the country”. Or perhaps “Landscaping crews on every lawn in the nation”. Or maybe “Round-the-clock housekeeping in every hotel, motel, and B&B in America.” Whatever. They are all the same thing. More Mexicans means more of what Mexicans have to offer.
This begs two questions:
- Do we really need more cheap Mexican service-industry labor? and…
- How do the millions of Mexicans that are already here feel about that?
Trump has doubled down on his anti-immigration stance and I think this is a brilliant move since it is, by far, the strongest card in his hand. He has zero political or foreign policy experience, is a loud-mouthed hot head, and scares the bejeezus out of women, minorities, and effeminate men. But he is right on target when it comes to securing our borders, refusing more refugees from the cradles of Islamic terrorism, and kicking out the 11 million who broke the law by sneaking into the country when nobody was watching.
Bottom line: Tacos from a truck are delicious but I’d get bored if I had to eat them every day. I need some diversity – Greek, Italian, American, or Korean – when I hit the food trucks for my lunch. Are you feeling me Pepe?
*Alt-Right is the hip new label for what used to be called “Paleo-Conservative”, “Reactionary/Traditionalist”, “Anti-Immigrationist”, “Nationalist/Anti-Globalist”, and “White/European Cultural Preservationist”. If you are reading (and enjoying) this blog, there is a very high probability you are Alt-Right too. Tell me about it in the comments below. Gracias!