Cortez conquered the Aztec empire with about a thousand Spanish soldiers, some of whom he had to fight and subdue before using them because they had been sent by the Govenor of Cuba to Mexico to arrest him. Pizarro conquered the Inca empire with about 50 soldiers. The weakness of these native American empires was their belief in the absolute power of their rulers.
Now, this is just unfair. The owners of Filoberto's are from San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
MGTRRZ Sorry to get you all upset if you are a homosexual, MG. Please do not do anything stupid like jumping off from a bridge. Suicide is a permanent thing. My question was specifically about the Mexican sign for saying someone is a homosexual, striking the heart a couple of times with the fist. I have observed this among Mexicans I have worked with, particularly among the ones from Mexico.
Wonderful you would think the Aztecs had a Glorious culture, but I think the Spaniards improved it by getting rid of the human sacrifices. Of course, the Aztecs sometimes sacrificed a thousand captured members of other tribes in a day at their capital city, which would not really compare in numbers with modern human sacrifices in the form of abortions, but all in all, most people even today agree that it was a disgusting practice. Cortez once remarked to Montezuma that he could not understand how someone as intelligent and fair as Montezuma was in other aspects of his life could be so stupid as to believe in human sacrifices to idols.
I just read Bernal Diaz's book, The Conquest of New Spain, in which he describes the human sacrifice priests.
"They wore their hair very long, down to the waist, with some even reaching down to the feet, covered with blood and so matted together that it could not be separated, and their ears were cut to pieces by way of sacrifice, and they stank like sulfur, and they had another bad smell like carrion, and as they said, and we learnt that it was true, these priests were the sons of chiefs and they abstained from women, but they indulged in the cursed practice of sodomy."
In comparing this information to current "scientific" interpretation, the eldest sons of Aztec rulers inherited all property and became chiefs. Younger sons were encouraged to become human sacrifice priests. So we see that eldest sons were pre-disposed to be heterosexual, and younger sons were pre-disposed to be homosexual. Something in their genetics, no doubt. Even more baffling is what happened after the conquest. Cortez told the Aztec leaders that he was sent by the king of Spain to stop all human sacrifices and sexual perversions, so after the conquest the human sacrifice priests cut their waist long hair, and blended in with the rest of the population, if not, they were executed by the Spaniards. This would seem to indicate that homosexuals of that time could stop being homosexual if threatened with death, unlike the ones today, who seem to go the other way and jump off bridges or otherwise commit suicide all over the country if they are persecuted for being homosexual.
Perhaps you could give the Mexican perspective on this. Having been a younger son myself, I think some of these Aztec younger sons might have wanted to be something other than human sacrifice priests and homosexuals, and the Mexicans I have worked with have a sign about homosexuality that involves striking the heart a couple of times with their fist to indicate their displeasure with the practice. Do you think this dates back to the Aztecs?
I know it is fun to blame Republicans for everything from the weather to Mitt Romney's dog being carried on the roof of a car, but Mexicans were able to elect Obama for a second term. I don't know how it happened, but how can you doubt what the news media says?
It does not seem as important to me as it seems to Republicans and Democrats. I am an independent voter. The news media says that independent voters are really Republicans and Democrats, except they cannot run for public office like Republicans and Democrats can. But the news media says there are a very small percentage of independent voters who are true independents. Maybe that is what I am. As far as I can tell, I am the only person in the United States or Mexico who does not want to be a gang member. Well, I am going to stay tuned to see what the news media says next.
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