A Better Life… The Question Is For Whom

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The following is a contribution by outside blogger Gregory Sokoloff. Opinions expressed are solely those of Mr. Sokoloff.

As was to be expected, Hollywood has just given another nod to the open-borders, illegal alien amnesty lobby. And it did it in a subtle, subliminal way as only Hollywood masters of fine art can do.

On Tuesday, the Academy nominated Mexican actor Demian Bichir for best actor for his role in the 2011 movie “A Better Life” where he played an illegal immigrant from Mexico trying to make a living in California against overwhelming odds. Nothing against Mr. Bichir, whom we already know from 2008 Steven Soderbergh’s movie ‘Che,” where he played Fidel Castro. But “A Better Life” was aptly described by the Toronto Star critic Greg Quill as “more than propaganda for immigration policy reform.”

Its main character, Carlos Galindo, lives and works in Los Angeles illegally, his life full of trials and tribulations. He is caught and deported and decides to come back by again crossing the border without a permit. The human drama depicted through most of the movie does not eclipse the political punch line that comes at the very end. As they prepare to cross into the U.S., a coyote asks the group in Spanish: “Are you ready to go to the other side?” Carlos responds again in Spanish: “Let’s go home.”

Why is the United States his home? Because he has decided so.

The movie subliminally promotes a fictitious right of an individual to settle wherever and whenever across the world as if humans were migratory geese — flying back and forth across frontiers and then plopping themselves in some nifty pond and declaring it home just because the reeds are green and the moss is thick.

Sorry, it does not work that way in the human world. I just wonder: If a flock of illegal aliens descended on the Beverly Hills or Malibu mansions of Academy members and landed in their swimming pools, would they still support this theory?

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    I live in southern california and let me tell its easier for a illegal to live here than a non spanish speaking american. The chances of be deported are about 1% or less everything is available in spanish for you, you will recieve all kinds of handouts including free medical care. You dont need to worry about a drivers licence or insurance because as of 01/12 california no longer will impound you car. We also now have the Dream Act for all your children to recieve a free college education. California is basically Mexico it should be cut off from the United States no laws are followed and it is costing taxpayers in every state alot of money.

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    MEXIFORNIA… Here’s the reality of a FAILED AMERICAN STATE UNDER LA RAZA OCCUPATION:

    HERE’S WHAT LA RAZA DID TO THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT ONCE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA!

    BOOK:
    Mexifornia: SHATTERING OF AN AMERICAN DREAM (illegals call it their DREAM ACT)

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-mexifornia-shattering-of-american.html

    *

    THESE FIGURES ON WELFARE FOR ILLEGALS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARE DATED. IT NOW EXCEEDS $600 MILLION PER YEAR!!! (source: Los Angeles County & JUDICIAL
    WATCH)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949085/posts

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    I see some nice houses in Hollywood that I could call “home”…seen a few episodes of Cribs…perhaps they’d forego kicking me out each time I found my way back into their living room.
    Saw this movie in the movie box, now Redbox is glorifying illegal immigration…what a shame…