Actually its the other way around, its the Salvadorians who hate the Mexicans for pass reason…when the European (Spaniards) came to conquer the Americas, the mexican indians in the Aztec capitol foolishly saw the white settler as gods, while the indigenous peoples of Cuzcatlan in today’s El Salvador Central America saw the Europeans as barbarian and invaders. When the Spanish finally defeated the Aztecs, they proceeded to conquer the Civilizations in Central America Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The Spanish took mexican indians the (Tlaxcala indians in particular) as auxiliaries, to help them conquer the indigenous in El Salvador. Thus the indigenous people in El Salvador saw the mexican indians as traitors to their own kind, that is were El Salvador’s hate towards mexicans started. The indigenous people in El Salvador were able to drive the Spanish and the mexican allies away for a while. Later, when mexico and Central America freed themselves from Spain, the mexican empire tried to swallow all of Central America, but El Salvador was the first one to object and reject mexico for some reason. that is the second reason why Salvadorian hated mexicans. After when the Salvadorian Civil war had begun, the Salvadorians crossed mexico to the USA as they do today, while crossing mexico, the Salvadorians face with violations and abuse. When the Salvadorians reached the USA they carried that rage and hatred with them, this laso happens to other Central Americans. That is the third reason why Salvadorians hate mexicans. When living in the USA the Salvadorians face abuse by mexican gangs and thus the Salvadorians with their military experience grouped themselves like hornet wasps and created their own gang and drove the mexicans away liek bubble bees from their hives, this was is Los Angeles. fourth reason why Salvadorians hate mexicans. Where as mexicans have no reason to hate Salvadorians. Once I asked a Salvadorian if he was mexicans, and he gave me a horrid look as if he thought mexicans were some kind of insignificant insects. I didn’t understand it, until i did some research. I found it funny when you said about the eww Salvi, because this is only said by mexicans. While the ((ewww mexican)) is said by other and most Latin Americans and Americas as well. I saw a Tyra show where a white American dated a mexican and the her friends bother her constantly saying horrible things about mexicans. I agree that the past is the past and Salvadorians and mexicans should just get along..
You have got to be one of the biggest pendejos I've ever come across. You read the column and then complain, and then read the next one that is posted. I get a kick out of the opportunity that you give so many readers to use words against you that you are sure are curse words, but cannot begin to fathom the depth of their meaning.
Gustavo Arellanos column is both humorous and insightful. Go back to that state where you came from, you know the one that has six flags flying over it. That's right one of them is, let's see, Mexican!
Pinche puto pendejo baboso! comments like that make you sound like petulant schoolboy. Grow up!
I love the Mexican! (And recommend his books!) He educates, he entertains, and his observations on culture are so right. He is sort of an anti-Danehy. I'd be disappointed if you got rid of him just so the know-nothings had no excuse for their ignorance.
With the leadership and direction of University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau latino enrollment fell and out of state jumped fall 2010-11 Contra Costa Times M Krupnick
Chancellors, Faculty University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have cleaned up at the expense of students, California taxpayers. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. UC Berkeley shares sacrifices? No Chancellor, Faculty layoffs or wage concessions. UC Berkeley tuition, fee increases are arrogance. If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for positions. If wages are what commit you to Cal, leave for better paying job.
UC Berkeley wages must reflect California's ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise tuition, fees during the longest, deepest recession in USA history when wage concessions available from Chancellors, Faculty. The sky will not fall on UC Berkeley.
Share the sacrifices UC Berkeley Faculty, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Chancellor:
18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.
18 percent prune of campus chancellors', vice chancellors' salaries.
15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increase teaching load.
10 percent decrease non-tenured faculty salaries, increase research, teaching load.
100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.
(17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)
UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge public trust gap with reassurances salaries of Chancellors, Faculty reflect depressed California wages.
With UC’s shared sacrifices, sky will not fall on the 10 campuses.
Stupid shit! Pura pinche mierda! Nada mas que babosadas!
How about getting rid of "Ask A Mexican."
I think it is obnoxious, sophomoric and irrelevant.
Why is it in the paper?
Where I come from, there is no economy. You hunt, grow a garden, log, or go off to the big city to work. So I understand migration.Poor from Oklahoma......
"If all the "American" jobs are going to Mexico, why are all the Mexicans coming here? "
It's over seas, not over the border.
Chuck, jaywalking is a crime. So is premeditated murder. They're both crimes. Do you really treat them equally?
And it's pendejo, not piedejo (see article for examples).
¡Que Onda, Sr. Mexiciano!
la Mexcana, quien es la más importante inspracíon para me es Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
Tenga un muy bien dia,
Dear Mexican, Why do you always resort to calling people names like, piedejo whenever they disagree with you, especially on the matter of illegal immigration? Also, it is not malice that determines whether a crime is a felony or misdemeanor. In addition, just because a crime is not committed with malice does not make it any less a crime.
Enamorada Gabacha and her gorgeous, kind Mexican guy are still together after all these years. We bought a house together not too long after my initial letter to you, so it definitely wasn't a one-night stand or a midnight run to the border. Must have been your marvelous advice! Best of all my white, Midwestern farm/ranch family loves him because, finally, I got a real man who knows how to work with his hands and build things instead of some dumb white city boy. It's all good!
Gracias for the update—now, go make some beautiful tan babies!
Be sure to Register them to vote as a Republican-Gracias
I read this article because I find it amusing. I am an American Indian who grew up amongst Latinos and have absolutely nothing against anyone being proud of their heritage as long as respect is given to others. However, if I may make a point about our neighbour to the south, and when she controlled all the land in Arizona, that in order for her to rule it, she had to steal it. Tucson and south-central Arizona is and forever will be the Tohono O'odham Nation, don't ever forget that. We were here first and Mexico stole it from us first.
Guadalajara is fantastic although it looks alot like Phoenix which makes me a little ill :). Remittance could was #1 because oil belongs only to the government and is used by the government to pay for social programs and stangely subsidizing gas. I have friends who cross back accross the border yearly for Christmas and they pay 3-5k to get back (some to the border patrol) to his job in AZ. Think of it if we issued a state work visa to this guy who would pay 3k for it yearly. Him and 200k of his friends would gladly pay 1500-3000 to have a safe trip back and would contribute 600 million dollars to our rediculous budget. Hey maybe with 600 mil we could open the city pools back up! As far as the racist letter writer and norm9do. Your both as dumb as bricks and have very little motivation or understanding of economics.
To: norm9do you need to study Mexican history a little more. The reason the country of Mexico is in such dire straits is due to one thing, corruption. The ruling party for some 80 years was stealing elections, money, land and whatever else they could get their hands on. The current and last president of Mexico have tried with all their vigor to change things. They have had some but small success. this is due to 1) a national assembly with purely self-serving actions (much like the one here in Arizona) and 2) the president is limited to one 6 year term, what an idea. You're right about the the entire drug problem, but, if it weren't for the high demand here in the USA, or for the lack of legalization of drugs here (what a source of tax revenue, think alcohol and cigerettes)
this would not exist. Mexico's top contributors to their GDP are 1) oil production; 2) tourism; 3) the billions coming back to Mexico from farm workers, etc. sending money to support their families. Much of this, not all, has US taxes withheld. We need a guest worker program to legitimize this whole process.
Finally, while there are a few altruistic top officials trying to take Mexico in the right direction, here in the US they are thinking only of themselves and the top 5% (the wealthy) on how they can make their life better. And yes, I'm waiting to see who is elected for 2012, and I may very well be going to Guadalajara, Jalisco state.
ricmar4346 USMC retired
If the southwest and California were still ruled by Mexico today,or given back to them, all we would see in an extention of what currently in happening in the Mexican states.
Mass poverty, murders, drug cartels running rampart, corruption at all levels of the governmet and police.
This seems to be a way of life there and the people do not seem to have the heart to take their country back or be willing to pay whatever price it requires to restore normalcy there.....it is easier to jump the border and avoid any sense of responsibility!
Waste of space!
While my last name comes via Spain and some of my people come from Mexico, I don't relate to all " Hispanics " Those d*a*m*n Spaniards, pinche condenar, sowed their seed all across the world on their way to North and South America. To ask, " Do you think most Mexicans are like my friend ", is ludicrous. That's like asking if all white people like each other. My maternal great grandfather was a Spaniard, tall, blond, and blue eyed and very white. His daughter, my abuela was very white skinned and green eyed. And on my dads side, his dad was light complected with green eyes, while his brother was tall, white, and blue eyed. We suspect a " cracker " in the woodpile somewhere. Yet we return to our roots, Mexican music, food, and the Catholic faith.I consider myself Mexican American, I also have many dark skinned relatives and skin color never came into consideration while I was growing up. Have you ever heard Chris Rock talk about " Niggers " a word that I don't like or use. He says, " If you think that white people hate niggers, black people really hate niggers ". You can't segregate every race out there and expect them to feel the same way collectively. We all have a right to try and earn an honest living, and spend it where we choose. We all have a right to our opinions, you just might have to keep your opinion to yourself depending in which country you live in.
The "land of Mexico" is/was represented by numerous quarreling and warring indigenous "Indian" tribes that were subjugated not by English speaking Europeans or Americans, but by Spanish speaking Europeans. Mexico's claim on the parts of North America that are now part of the United States are an extension of claims made by Spain. Spain plundered North, Central and South America for over 200 years and sailed galleon after galleon loaded with gold and treasure across the sea to fill the coffers of Spanish royalty. Spain had by and far more holdings than any other European country and yet... it did not become more prosperous, wiser, just, or any other measure you can think of. Mr. Mexicans assertion that the California Gold Rush would have been a huge gain for Mexico seems hollow. Besides, Spain (and Mexico) had its chance to subjugate the Anglo by invading England but apparently Devine Intervention saved the day. Spain in its own right was far more vocacious and subjugating than the United States have ever been. But this claim by Mr. Mexican that Mexico would "definitely" have been better off is not just mere conjecture, his biased position smacks of racism. The wars of the past with Mexico are long over. Get over it. Something tells me you're spoiling for another one. Lets hope this doesn't happen, but if people like you can't let go of this attitude towards "Gringos" and the past, we just might see one.
On another note, Mr. Mexican can call Senator McCain a "pendejo" in here and most of us probably know what that means. Senator McCain may have been alluding to a report by the Coronado Ranger District that the fire in the Chiricahuas started in such a remote area of the range, a location that is difficult and inaccessible by vehicle, and almost no one visits because there isn't much out there, and that the fire was human caused... Even Cochise County Sheriff Dever said as much. But OK, maybe he should not have said that. Senator McCain identified no-one in particular, and alluded to a probable cause. But that did not, in my mind, call for him to be called a "pendejo." You should consider a retraction but knowing the type of person I'm dealilng with, I'm not going to hold my breath.
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