Skip to comments.FOX Claims Penélope Cruz Will Bear “Anchor Baby,” Latino Republicans Protest
Posted on 12/15/2010 8:08:02 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
Our political discourse suffers from an impasse prohibiting genuine progress. That impasse is political correctness or, more accurately, cultural Marxism. It is the priority of emotion over reason. It is the assertion that, if someone is offended by an argument or the language used to articulate it, the argument is inherently incorrect. It is a retarding force upon intellect.
Political correctness is an effective force because most decent people do not want to offend and will make what seem to be reasonable concessions in order to maintain civility. There is also a tendency to confuse arguments based on emotion with arguments appealing to emotion. For instance, the argument against the Ground Zero Mosque appeals to the emotional impact its construction will have upon survivors of the Islamist attacks of September 11, 2001. That is not the argument's basis, however. If Imam Rauf's claim that he desires to build bridges between the West and Islam is correct, his insistence upon a course which agitates is illogical.
Political correctness is used like a sucker punch to unduly handicap one side of a debate. It is a tactic which emerged from the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School in the early 20th century, with the objective of destroying our existing culture. We must therefore wonder why an ostensibly conservative organization would employ the tactic.
¡Somos Republicans!, a Hispanic group, has taken issue with Fox News Latino's use of the term "anchor baby" in a headline referencing actress Penélope Cruz. She and husband Javier Bardem are opting to deliver their son in the United States rather than in Spain.
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Wow. These groups really are going off the deep end. Why are the Hispanic groups getting involved in a Spaniard couples desire to have a baby in America. They both have lived in America for years and DEFINITELY pay huge taxes to the U.S. so it is not like they are living off the government having a baby. This is the dumbest story of the day. Perhaps they are pissed that they are married.
At least it will be an ATTRACTIVE anchor baby, and one that won’t need welfare benefits until it is 18 years old.
Oh, please! Get over it.
The term anchor baby is incorrectly used here. As Cruz is a US citizen, her baby would have US citizenship even if born outside the US. “Anchor baby” refers to the US born child of two illegals.
She’s an American citizen? That’s news to me.
Example: "MUCHO patriotismo, pero el bebe que sea YANQUI !!! Viva la doble moral! no se puede ser más hipócrita...pues que lo tengan en usa y no vuelvan más!"
Inaccurate. PC is only concerned with whether members of certain groups, the Designated Victim Groups (DVGs), are offended.
Offending members of Designated Oppressor Groups (DOGs) is a good thing.
I volunteer to assist.
!!! “welching entity”... So right. We have at least 20 million welching entities here already. I was being snarky. Please see my post about how Spain is taking this story. Oh, and I am glad to hear you wouldn’t kick her out of bed.
Oops, I was thinking of Salma Hayek. Cruz may not be a US citizen.
I’m curious about how many wealthy non-residents have babies here so they become automatic citizens. A year or two ago, Jinkee Pacquiao (Manny’s wife) came to the US from the Philippines while pregnant and then delivered the baby in LA. I don’t know of any other country that confers automatic citizenship by birth like we do.
They can always change the channel. The world is never going to be able to accommodate everybody at the same time.
I concur. Terrible actress, too. I've seen better acting skills displayed in high school drama class.
Hundreds of thousands. Until it was shamed out of it, the biggest hospital in Tucson, Arizona offered a “birth package” that it advertised widely all over Mexico. Birth tourism is a huge industry in the Far East. Turkey is in on the act. And now, apparently Europe is getting in on the act. We are being taken for suckers.
In either case, Penelope is NOT GUILTY.
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