Thursday, July 14, 2011
Dear Mexican: Say the immigrant makes a few bucks and goes back to his/her hometown. Think they’ll put up with the shit that prompted them to move in the first place? (How ya’ gonna keep them down on the farm… ). - Putting the Red into Redneck
Dear Gabacho: Absolutely not. I love how Know Nothings are currently calling Mexicans cowards for supposedly not confronting the narcos down south, for abandoning their homeland for a new país, when those supposedly weak-willed wabs have pushed Mexico out of the Third World and into the lower rungs of the First World over the past 25 years via their remittances and newfound libertarianism. The short response for you ahorita is that these immigrants have brought back democracy and infrastructure to their ranchos that the Mexican elite would’ve preferred had never come.
I have a Mexican-American friend who loves boxing (who doesn’t?) just as much as I do, but he hates Manny Pacquiao.He and I would sometimes get into an argument, especially because he seems to resent the label which many in the press and boxing fans have given Pacquiao: “The Mexicutioner.” I think he’s taking it too personally, which is quite amusing, actually. But do you think most Mexicans are like my friend, i.e., Pacquiao haters like Mayweather?s - Canelo over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
Dear Wab: The Pac-Man has many more Mexican fans than haters – and even those haters don’t despise him so much as give the fierce Filipino his respeto. Sure, Pacquiao has beat down Mexicans like a migra agent – Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Antonio Margarito, Oscar de la Hoya, and Juan Manuel Marquez (who he’s scheduled to fight this fall), but Mexicans always appreciate small, humble brawlers in the classic Mexi mold. That’s why we’ll support Cuba but resent the United States – stay in your own weight class, you know? More importantly, beaner boxing buffs despise Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – not because he’s a negrito (we loved Mike Tyson, after all) but because the so-called Pretty Boy refuses to fight Pacquiao to settle, once y para siempre, who’s the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. We can appreciate people who kick our ass, but to not even try and fight us? You might as well be the American Southwest.