Thank you Carlos for your insight!
Y a mi me contaron que "greaser" venia de la brillantina y pomada que se usaba en el cabello en los 50;s.
Greaser. It's like gabacho.
Keep your hands off my ketchup Gus.
He absolutely did have an answer to the question, a pretty good one too, you just didn't seek to understand beyond the obvious.
Of course he had no answer for El Humano who puts Mr. Arellano right in his disingenuous hypocritical place.
And then there's Los Apson (for killer Mexican bands from Back In The Day).
Get Wrong, Again!
Make him pay!
Get Whitey! Make him pay.
Mexico IS getting back the Southwest (Aztlan) one illegal at a time. Power doesn't come through force alone but through time and careful planning. If any, it looks like Mexicans learned something right out of the history books before the time of the Alamo when Mexico let Anglo settlers move into Texas. As soon as Mexico saw a big number of Anglos moving into the lands they pulled the red flag and tried halting Anglo immigration towards Texas. However, it was too late and Anglo settlers outnumbered the local Mexican. The thing is that Mexico has found an unlikely ally in the form of the Democratic party to get their agenda going.
Land belongs to those who are strong enough to TAKE it and KEEP it.
If you don't believe me, go ask the ancestors of the indigenous pre columbians who used to inhabit the Americas.
The proper answer to "Why did whites steal California from Mexico?" is, "...because they could." The history of the entire human race is one of territorial land grabs, invasion, empire building, dubious purchases, genocide, and plain old "I was here first" exploration. It has ever been thus. Sour grapes over what "used to be Mexico" is simply losers weepers. If land grabs are immoral, then the entire concept of being a "nation" is immoral. The solution is to stop crying over spilt milk, take pride in your country and maybe, one day, if your nation grows big and strong enough, you'll be able to grab the land back. I guarantee that nobody is just going to give it to you because you called dibs first.
Mexico possessed California for about 30 years after they took it from Spain by force. They had little or no settlement there. Of course Spain stole it from the native people who stole it from the native people who got there before them who stole it from the Mastodons.
Mexico has less claim to California than any of the above, including the Mastodons. The U.S. has possessed California for about 165 years and developed it to such a point that, if it were a nation, it would be the world's 6th largest economy. Mexico would then be 16th.
This column is an embarrassment. Sorry you brought it back. Classless.
I "get it" that white people of Northern European ancestry ripped off California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, etc. from the indigenous, and from Mexico.
What about the white people of Southern European Ancestry who ripped off Mexico, Central America and South America from the indigenous?
Of course I'm talking about Spain and Portugal.
The entire story of white domination over the indigenous in the Americas is disgraceful!
How come you no longer publish updated columns from "Ask a Mexican?"
does Tucson carry an accent?
CUILONI! TALE OF A TEAR. NOW IN ENGLISH VERSION.
Just ran across this book in a Tucson Weekly article. I think you'll enjoy it. http://www.amazon.com/Open-Veins-Latin-Ame…
Is this column even necessary?
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