I read with great amusement, Forbes Magazine issue of it's annual list of Worlds Richest people, with Mr Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico leading the pack with $53.5 Billion Dollars in his bank account !?, then I thought of the absolute absurdity of this news, and asked myself, how is it possible for this man to become so rich, while MILLIONS of his fellow Mexicans take their life in their hands and traipse across the desert border areas of our two country's, to work the lowest paying jobs ?? ..
Then I took a closer look at Mr Helu and realized the sad truth, which is, that while Mr Helu may rightly be a Mexican by birth, his facial characteristics tell another story, indicating that he surely must be a member of Mexico's (some would say) Euro caucasian ruling class (think Spanish) !!, as opposed to the vast majority of Mexicans who (some would say) are of native Maya class (think Indian )!!, and in Mexico as with so many other countries around the world, Wealth and the quality of ones life has more to do with, One: the country your born in, and Two: the Genetics you were gifted with ...
Now while I and millions of other hardworking Americans don't begrudge Mr Helu his wealth (after all, we Americans like a good Success story), I do however have some reservations about part of his billions, some of which (I'm sure) are US Welfare dollars (US tax payers dollars) which have found their way into his companies coffers "way'ta go Slim" !!, but while Mr Helu and the rest of his class in Mexico grow richer !!, I and millions of my fellow Americans grow poorer, and the dreams we dream of a prosperous America for ourselves and our children dies in the deserts of our South West, to the sound (I wager) of the rest of the world laughing at our Law-loving induced stupidity, because they know only to well, that the vast majority of we Americans are conservative folk by nature, and that the only reason 10 million-plus illegal aliens (most of who are from Mexico) are allowed to consume a large part of our nations wealth thru our Welfare programs, is for the Democratic Party to bolster it's number with future Voters, and in doing so, is trying to usurp the natural tendency of Americans from hardworking, conservative, builders of Dreams !!, into a wasteland of Dole loving, eurocentric Socialists !!..
And while Mr Helu and the rest of his class in Mexico dream of wealth, and the poor simpletons of our Democratic Party dream of power, those of us who hold the American Ideal close to our hearts will plot our resurgence, "of which I have no doubt" !!, and to those poor unfortunates who cross our border every day I ask this Riddle: Why is it that the people of a small country such as (Holland) are wealthy, have almost zero emigration, but hundreds of thousands of immigrants, almost the same amount of natural resources as Mexico (only on a smaller scale) while Mexico is blessed with much more and greater variety of natural resources (See basic comparison chart below), and yet her people are some of the poorest in the world, and have to leave their homeland to find work in the fields and factories of the United States !!, know the answer ??... "I bet Mr Helu and his wealthy friends do !!".
National name: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden (HOLLAND)
Languages: Dutch, Frisian (both official) Antilleans, Surinamese, and Indonesians) (1999 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Islam 6%, none 41% (2002)
Literacy rate: 99% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $639.5 billion; per capita $38,500.
Arable land: 22%.
Agriculture: grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock.
Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum, arable land.
Official name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos (MEXICO)
Languages: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
Ethnicity/race: mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Religions: nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%
Literacy rate: 91% (2004 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $1.346 trillion; per capita $12,800.
Arable land: 13%.
Agriculture: corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products.
Natural resources: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber.