Accuracy in Media

Many Americans scoff at the idea that Mexican-rights activists might someday reclaim most of the Southwest United States as Mexican territory. It can’t happen here, they say. But it is happening in Serbia, where the United Nations (with the assistance of the U.S.) is working to grant autonomy or even independence to Kosovo, a province of Serbia, on the grounds that it has an Albanian majority.

As a U.N. press release put it, “Independence and autonomy are among options that have been mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1.” Our media also highlight this fact.

But as William Dorich notes, in our AIM Report, “The media tell us that Albanians are a majority of Kosovo but never publish the fact that 40 percent are illegal aliens who cross the border into Serbia as easily as Mexicans cross our borders each night in San Diego.” Dorich notes that Serbs have been made nearly extinct in Kosovo but were a majority of the population in 1939.

The question then becomes: what kind of precedent will Kosovo set for the rest of the world, including the U.S.? The process entails the dismemberment of a sovereign nation state. Could it happen here?

It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. If the United Nations continues its support for “indigenous peoples,” as the Mexicans in the Southwest U.S. define themselves, the U.S. could become the next Serbia, and the Southwest could become the next Kosovo.

The outcome of this controversy is the survival of America as we know it.

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