Sunday, February 15, 2009

Test of Character

Here's an interesting juxtaposition: two stories from the BBC News, 15th February 2009.

  • US uses songs to deter immigrants The US Border Patrol is turning to traditional style Mexican songs, known as corridos, to dissuade illegal immigrants from trying to cross the US-Mexican border.

Is this an unlucky coincidence - a classic example of two branches of government working at cross-purposes? Or is it a very clever piece of joined-up government? Thus sensitive and risk-averse Mexicans should remain south of the border, and only the most courageous and determined Mexicans are welcome for military posts.

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