“It’s a pyramid scheme, a dirty job – who’s going to build your wall”?
When this video floated into my email a couple of times, sent from people I’m reasonably sure did not know each other, I decided it must be “viral.”
The accordion is in the style Mexicans call norteño. The music got my attention, the words sounded like the perfect rebuttal to the fear-mongering I’ve heard in this election season. The images reminded me of why I’m not scared of these people, my neighbors.
I was not raised in the borderlands but I came to love them. And this video reminds me why.
As I travel around this big old world,
the one thing that I most fear,
Is a white man in a golf shirt,
with a cellphone in his ear…