First they came for our taco trucks. Then they deported some family members, a few friends, and some other paisas that lived down the street. On the weekend they went to TJ and had some fun, it wasn’t so bad. Yeah, One Love. Then they paid us to mow the grass and wheel out their fucking trash cans. Sometime way before any of this they threw out some po-mo ramblings and tossed the Eastside moniker up in the air, up for grabby grabs, but I just remembered so this timeline might be off by a month or two. Afterwards they demanded we bring them the food already, cuz they’ve been sitting here for 10 minutes. Right around this time some asshole ran for mayor under the English Only/ Down with the Wetters platform. But the chittichangas were good with guacamole and they decided to forget that foray into the Old Ways. Then they decided that taco trucks were actually a good idea, maybe even kinda cool, and the proper people also liked them, so yeah, lets not enforce that arbitrary law. Then they wanted to do that whole 187 thing against children of immigrants again, you know, for old times sake. It’s part of that grab bag of ideas they put into rotation when things go bad; they’re just not that creative.
And now, dipping back into said bag, they want to ban roosters, again. This shit has got to stop. No pasaran. Stand for California. The buck is in the sand, the line stops near here, or something of the sort.
Let the chickens be.
I grew up with this hatred of the pet chicken, I had the gobierno come and knock on my door a few times about them. I don’t understand the hate for this beautiful bird, is it cuz people don’t want to think about them when they are eating a bucket dinner? Maybe. The noise isn’t any worse than the many, many yards full of asshole barking dogs that won’t STFU while you walk by. They are louder than the gentle morning crow of any rooster I’ve known. (Yes, gentle morning crow.)
But I don’t see anyone asking for a ban on those ugly pick-up-my-poo creatures. And even though I think dogs are disgusting and should be sterilized into extinction, I can understand the attachment humans have for flea bags. Will you not also consider my love for the chicken? Are we lesser than just because Target doesn’t have an aisle dedicated to our needs? Should I start eating dogs so that you can see they are also animals, just like chickens? Please don’t make me saute your poodle just to prove a point.
I’m willing to meet people half-way: if you want to ban chickens and roosters as pets from our yards, then ban them as food products on the kitchen table as well. That seems fair enough.
And then, the Taco Bell Chihuahua died, and they were all confused.