[Chavela] Vargas’s specialty was el amor y el desamor, love and love lost, songs of loneliness and goodbyes in a voice as ethereal as the white smoke from copal, but as powerful as the Pacific. Songs that sucked you in, threatened to drown you; then, when you least expected it, pulled down your pants and slapped you on the behind. Audiences broke out into spontaneous gritos, that Mexican yodel barked from the belly and a lifetime of grief.
Mexican parties always end with everyone crying, the journalist Alma Guillermoprieto once noted. Vargas satisfied a national urge to weep. She embodied Mexico, that open wound unhealed since the conquest and, a century after a useless revolution, in need of tears now more than ever.”
Mexico, the socialist country.
Hispanics are not Democrats, don’t vote Democrat because of immigration. That’s not the main reason why they vote for Democrats, it doesn’t have anything to do with lax immigration policy. It It has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. They come from Mexico, which is a socialist country. They want big government intervention, they want big government goodies.
Bryan Fischer of the anti-gay hate group, American Family Association on November 13, 2012. [Raw Story]
Bryan Fischer you didn’t even try.
“My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico … and uh, had he been born of uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Mitt Romney [Huff Post]
Mitt forgot to note that if his parents were “Latin@” Mexicans, they would have been persecuted upon arriving to the United States of America during the heart of the eugenics movement. In addition, they would have been schooled in barns, away from actual schools which was common at the time, and there’s simply no way that a Mexican would have become governor of the state of Michigan. ZERO. PERCENT. CHANCE.
Romanticize about it now if you’d like but if you were Mexican you wouldn’t be in this presidential candidate position in that awful political party.
Why would hundreds of 19th century Irishmen abandon the U.S. Army and join Mexican forces?
The Saint Patrick battalion was made up mostly of Irish soldiers who deserted the U.S. Army to fight for Mexico.
By QUENTIN PINOTEAU
In Mexico, September is known as the patriotic month, or el mes patrio which culminates on the 15th with the national independence holiday. This day, the President appears at the balcony of the presidential palace holding the flag of Mexico and symbolically rings a bell, just like Father Miguel Hidalgo did in 1810 as he called for the country’s independence.
Shout out to my Irish hermanos and hermanas.