Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dear Mexican: When the Second World War ended, the Germans and Japanese had to return all territories they had acquired by force. The U.S. acquired most of the West by force from Mexico. Agreed the U.S. won the war with Mexico, but did that make it right? I don’t think so, so why doesn’t Mexico go to the World Court and sue? I know the U.S. won’t acquiesce if it were to lose, but at least the taking of Mexican territory would be branded an illegal act. I know to some, this will sound un-American, but it’s totally American – it’s called righting a wrong. I was born in Alabama, a state that knows a lot about being un-American (remember the Civil War?), raised in Virginia, another state that knows a lot about being un-American (again, the Civil War), and Washington D.C., whose citizens have less rights than other Americans. - Bob
Dear Beto: I like your thinking! Alas, it wouldn’t fly – although the Mexican-American War was an imperial land grab, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was an official document that ended the war. Signed under duress, but nevertheless relatively ironclad. Besides, the United States considers the International Court of Justice a clown court whose issued opinions mean mierda – see 1984’s Nicaragua vs. United States, where the court ruled the U.S. illegally supported the Contras, only to have Reagan consider the decision as meaningful as striking air-traffic controllers. Why bother with legal systems when demographic reality is doing it for us? Former U.S. Census director Steve Murdoch recently told the state’s House of Representatives’ Mexican American Legislative Caucus, “Basically, it’s over for Anglos in Texas.” That’s the future: The end of the gabacho race, and the Mexican says it’s a good thing – not so much for Reconquista purposes, but because that just means more intermarriage will happen and finish our racialist games.
I have a few online gal pals. The ones who are Mexicans have an affinity for composing mail in ALL CAPS. It doesn’t particularly annoy me; I just wondered if there is a cultural significance behind this larger-than-life correspondence style. - Curioso Amarillo
Dear Curious Yellow: Because they are LOUD. Funny thing is that the Spanish language generally capitalizes words less than English, so we can’t blame the all-caps on their Mexi side, for once, or for the fact that sOmE wRiTe lIkEa tHiS.