Sunday, April 30, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
An ironically great and horrible time to be Hispanic/Latino in America as you can read:
--SPRING, Texas--Two white teenagers severely beat and sodomized a 16-year-old Hispanic boy who they believed had tried to kiss a 12-year-old white girl at a party, authorities said.
--MIAMI--British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life. But in the week since Kidron announced the song _ which features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tañón _ it has been the target of a fierce backlash.
--A leading Jewish civil rights organization is warning that white supremacists are using the heated public debate over immigration reform to target Hispanic immigrants and to foment anti-Latino violence.
--Hollywood Stars including Edward James Olmos and Salma Hayek, have joined ranks with a boycott planned for May 1 to protest the proposed tightening of US immigration laws. Activists have called for immigrants and their supporters to abstain from work, studies or purchases Monday, following on massive demonstrations they staged around the United States in the past month.
--LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood U.S. streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform.
Geez man! Is there going to be a Cinco de Mayo this year?
Or is everyone just gonna kill each other?
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
There are rock and roll music albums that define a decade:
1960s- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
1970s- Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
1980s-The Joshua Tree by U2
1990s- Nevermind by Nirvana
What would be the one rock album that could define this opening decade of the 2000s?
Well, in this writer's humble opinion, I can think of no other worthy candidate than Green Day's 2004 masterpiece, American Idiot.
Almost two years since its release, this record already has legendary status written all over it. Critics and fans loved the album and embraced it immediately for its very introspective lyrics and beautiful rock harmonies and melodies. The attempt by Green Day to make this a concept album complete with long rock opera-like suites, a political message during this post 9/11 dreary Bush administration, and songs blending into each other worked miraculously to create a true work of art. Mindblowingly reflective and gorgeous to listen to, this CD was a hit in every sense of the word: it won numerous awards, and sold some five million copies in the U.S.
The band never sounded better, more mature, or more confident. And it really took everyone by surprise, considering Green Day was pretty much forgotten as the little punk band that made it big back in the 90s, but was not a big force to be reckoned with anymore. In many ways, this album was a huge comeback. HUGE. I used to love the lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong back in the 90s when he was simply adorable. His new mascara-ridden weird hair look though, completely turned me off! But, he sure as hell made one incredible album.
We're a mere four years till 2010, and barring any other monumental rock record coming out between now and then, the award for best album of the decade goes to American Idiot. The hopes, dreams, disappointments, and overall mood of our current decade are captured no better than this.
"Don't wan't to be an American Idiot! One nation controlled by the media! Information age of hysteria! It's calling out to idiot America!" --Green Day.
Monday, April 24, 2006
I finally got DVD copies of Braveheart and Latter Days through Netflix, watched them this past weekend, and I must say I enjoyed both films tremendously.
I was probably the last person in America that had never seen Mel Gibson's 1995 Best Picture movie about our Scottish hero William Wallace standing up to those nasty evil and cruel English. WOW! What a movie! The emotional content of the film is superb as is the gruesome but very tolerable violence in its many battle scenes. It was definitely one of those mandatory long Oscar-caliber films indeed, but I did not feel bored nor like it dragged at any point. It was riveting in its display of character depth, and I really enjoyed its period piece appeal and the way it captured a lot of the feel for that very dark and savage era.
Mind you, I'm not a big Mel Gibson fan at all, but I do enjoy some of his movies. He strikes me as rather comical when trying to be serious, but he was pretty decent in this role, although I could probably deal with him just being a director. Masterful job on this one Mel, much much better than that overhyped The Passion of the Christ, which I found excessive.
The actress who portrays William Wallace's one true childhood love then wife has got the most beautiful and sweetest face I think I have ever seen. Her murder broke my heart indeed. The actors in this film overall are wonderful: the evil bastard English king, the hilarious gay prince and his lover, the French princess, Wallace's fellow Scotsmen, the leper Scottish king and many more are all really really good and enjoyable to watch. GOOD JOB KIDS! And the Oscars loved you too apparently.
Latter Days was obviously completely different and contemporary, about a young man--a Mormon who is adorable, but struggling with his homosexuality as he comes to live and missionize in Los Angeles after having grown up in a very conservative Idahoan household. He (by fate it seems) moves in with other fellow Christian brothers as his new roommates next to a very openly gay pretty boy and well...you can only guess how the film proceeds from there.
I was pleasantly surprised though. This little gay movie is much more than what I expected. The relative unknown actors are all wonderful and highly believable. The fact that it takes place in Los Angeles was really freakin' cool. My hometown baby! On the very trendy and world-renowned Sunset Strip no less. T'is a witty, poignant, and moving little picture, and I am glad I finally saw it, since it looks like most gays have already mandatorily seen it some two years ago when it was released. Kinda like the Jack and Ennis gay cowboy love story. Whatever that movie was called.
It's always nice to find movies that others saw years ago, that I end up discovering later. It's a testament to these films and their enduring power and appeal forevermore.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Well, as you may have already noticed, I am an avid Hispanophile: a true lover of Hispanic/Latino/Spanish culture which by now is as bastardized as any, due to all the blood and gene mixing in the last five hundred years since Columbus landed on these shores a little over five hundred years ago.
American schools many times fail to mention the enormous contributions to current America by Spanish-speaking peoples, due to the perceived notion that our culture is behind or lacking anything interesting, and sadly due to a tad bit of deep-rooted racism. England and France are always exalted in school curriculums, but poor Spain and Latin America are frequently ignored.
The historic and undeniable proof exists: we have hundreds upon hundreds of place names that now dot the U.S. landscape with this incredible past. There is an obvious Spanish flair due to explorers such as De Soto, Coronado, and Ponce De León who visited these areas in the current Southwest back in the day:
--Any place named "San" or "Santa" (not Claus) is a saint. The Spaniards were fanatic Catholics that loved their saints so we have: San Diego, San Antonio, San Francisco, and countless others.
--El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula. Yeah. The full name given to Los Angeles, LA, back in 1781 when it was founded. The City of Angels. Yeah right!
--Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo literally means yellow. Some river or flowers around there had this color I guess. Pronounced with a real heavy Anglo sound now, but the spelling is the same.
--Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona. All Spanish names. Imagine calling these states "Flowery", "Red Colored", "Snowfall", and "Dry Zone"--their respective English names. How bloody weird.
--Las Vegas. Ah yes. Sin City. The name literally means: The meadows. I guess there were some here, in the middle of all this desert when some Spaniards passed by in their horseys. The pretty meadows which became casinos.
--California. Some romance novel back in the 1500's had a mythical island named this. Yeah, you guessed it, a Spanish romance novel. Hence, a made-up, but bona fide Spanish word and name. And within the state itself, tons and tons of Spanish place names. Streets, towns--you name it.
There are many many more, but that's all I have time for now. I guess in other posts I'll briefly go over Hispanic influence in food, speech, and architecture.
Hasta la vista desde Los Ángeles, California.
--ALASKA AND CANADA HAVE SPANISH PLACE NAMES? WHO KNEW??!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------I've always found Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld kinda creepy and comical. I've called him "America's Clown" for years. The man who once shook Saddam Hussein's hand, conducts business at the Pentagon without a desk in his office, and works with a podium standing up instead. For real, I saw this on 60 Minutes!
It's that old conservative fart look, and his mannerisms that really make me cringe. You think our idiot president has made some funny dumb quotes during his embarrassing press conferences?
Check out some of Rumsfeld's priceless quotes:
"Now, settle down, settle down. Hell, I'm an old man, it's early in the morning and I'm gathering my thoughts here."
"If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly."
"As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time."
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
“In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.”
"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things we know we don't know. But, there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don't know we don't know."
And this gem:
WOW. It's only now that these retired generals want "Rummy" ousted? After all that he's said and done? Well, if it's taking this long to rid us of Bush, I guess it only makes sense. This may the beginning of the end for the disastrous Bush administration. Better late than never.
--And lo and behold, our crazy insane dyslexic closet homosexual Tom Cruise and his clueless bore of a bride Katie Holmes have had a baby girl. I pray and hope the baby's nanny (an illegal by the name of María no doubt), can at least partially save the girl from her psychopathic parents and their strange ways, and perhaps learn some Spanish in the process too.
The very best to you oh sweet little innocent one...
More actual audible "Rummy" sound clips:
Monday, April 17, 2006
And lemme tells ya, this bitch, is on fire. There is no stopping our sensual hip shaking Latin/Arab goddess at this point. She's got the charisma, the dance moves, and the rhythm in her songs to continue her incredible success not just in Latin America, but now in the United States and the rest of the world.
I personally had heard of Shakira a lot back in the late nineties when she was still putting out Spanish language albums only, but it was when she decided to crossover into the English speaking market back in 2001 with her huge hit album Laundry Service, that I finally took notice and started to care. At first, I (like many), found her English to be kinda poor, her lyrics to be cheesy, and her voice akin to a goat. But there's no denying the album's catchy beats, nor Shakira's sheer determination to risk it all in order to capture the American/world market, which she effectively achieved. Bravo to her! That album sold a whooping three million copies in the United States alone. It established her as a world superstar indeed.
And of all places, she's from Colombia, which has already produced some remarkable talent such as Carlos Vives, Aterciopelados, and Juanes--names known all too well to lovers of Latin music. For a country so torn by drug cartels and endless political corruption and poverty, it is truly a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to have these artists producing quality music, with Shakira being at the forefront of a new wave of awesome modern Colombian music.
Other Latin artists that have achieved remarkable success crossing over after having a considerable Spanish speaking fanbase are: Gloria Estefan (from Cuba), Enrique Iglesias (from Spain), and of course our hot gay boy extraordinaire, Ricky Martin (from Puerto Rico). Less successful, and quite embarrassing and annoying due to their horrific English skills and true lack of talent: Thalía and Paulina Rubio (both from Mexico). UGH.
I admire, respect, and am now a huge fan of Shakira. Her last two albums, (in both languages) are quite good, catchy, and continue to sell well. And her English is much stronger and much more confident. The woman is sexy, charismatic, and a wonderful humanitarian.
Keep those hips a'shakin' girl, 'cause the sky's the limit...
Friday, April 14, 2006
This week, especially today and through this Sunday, Christians the world over celebrate the execution and resurrection to the heavens of Jesus Christ, probably the most influential and famous human to have ever lived in all of recorded history.
What is undoubtedly a fact, is that Jesus of Nazareth was a real person and did exist. To two billion people, he means so much more: he is the Savior, the Messiah, the one to deliver humanity from sin when he offered his body as sacrifice and endured one of the most horrific deaths imaginable: crucifixion.
If we look at the Bible in its current and probably adulterated state, we find that Jesus' message whilst on Earth was that of love and tolerance. Of hope for the hopeless. He cured the sick, forgave sinners, and ministered to the poor. His life was in many ways exemplary and one of the most current examples of this high awareness was the beloved and truly missed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in our modern era.
Unfortunately, UNFORTUNATELY, horrors have been committed against humanity in the name of Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church burned and tortured Jews and Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition. They sanctioned the murder and enslavement of millions during the Spanish and Portuguese conquests of the "New World." The Protestants have been no better, setting up their own intolerant churches and religious sects, and likewise killing, pillaging, and judging others as freely as their Catholic enemies once did as well.
In my home country of The United States of America, (which is supposed to have separation of church and state according to our Constitution), religious right-wing intolerant nutjobs are still trying to tell us what we can/cannot see in the media, how to live our lives morally as "heterosexuals", and always meddling in our personal lives at all costs. Yet here we are, calling Islam a religion of nuts, when our fundamentalist Christians and Jews are sometimes no better than the enemy.
Frankly, it makes me sick that a wonderful message like Jesus' has been used for the past few hundred years only to kill, hate, steal, cheat, and ruin our fellow brothers and sisters. That in this country today abortion and being gay can still be major problems boggles my mind. The moral majority is composed of what? Stupid hypocrite heterosexuals who can have all kinds of nasty sex with each other, but cannot fathom two men going at it? Let's face it, no one, and I MEAN PRACTICALLY NO ONE is free of sexual desire and behavior. If there is a God, and he made us, then he also created sex, so what is the big deal? Such is the way to try and control the masses I guess, to keep them in check, with all these organized corrupt religions. The opiate of the masses for sure. And yet, the porn industry in America makes about $10 billion a year. I'm sure not just the perverts like me are renting, buying, and viewing it online. Uh huh.
Men are sleeping with men, then in turn with women, women with women, animals, dead people, minors and all kinds of sick twisted shit is going on daily, yet it's these same hypocrites that'll show up to church on Sunday to ask for forgiveness and still judge others in the process. EF YOU! Ya give righteous good Christians a bad name...if there is a such a thing as a righteous Christian, LOL!We are supposed to be way ahead of the world in terms of civil rights and equality for all, yet there is still so much work to be done! Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and all the other kooks who supposedly speak for millions of "morally righteous" people need to just drop dead. These assholes only help spew hate and intolerance on such a level that Jesus himself would be ashamed.
Ye hypocrites! "What would Jesus do?" He certainly would not be happy seeing this. No way. I hope his judgment is swift and just on ye.
Good Friday and Happy Easter to you.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
--President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran wants to achieve industrial-scale uranium enrichment, setting his country on a collision course with the United States which fears Tehran wants to make an atomic bomb.
--Rap star Eminem has filed for divorce from his wife Kim less than three months after the couple remarried.
--Johnson, a sophomore majoring in theater arts, was expelled from the university (Baptist College) Thursday because he declared online that he is gay. In a statement released last week, the university's president, Jim Taylor said students are held to a "higher standard" and that "students know the rules before they come to this institution."
--President George W. Bush's popularity has hit a new record low since he took office in 2001, a poll found.
--Republican U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the House of Representatives' fallen majority leader, is calling it quits in face of mounting legal problems and a tough re-election campaign that may have been unwinnable.
--A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a prayer service in southern Pakistan Tuesday, police said, killing at least 41 people including the top leadership of an influential Sunni Muslim religious group.
--A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an "undeclared civil war" that can be curbed only by a strong government and greater powers for security services.
--Former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart has admitted she suffered from anorexia while filming the hit law firm TV comedy.
Yes, I'd say the world is going just at the right awful bloody pace as usual wouldn't you?
Monday, April 10, 2006
"A mí me gusta aprovechar mi día", she is fond of saying. "I like to take advantage of my day."
Now I've gotten lots better mind you in the past few years. I used to be really bad, putting everything off as much as possible. As I've grown older, I have become much more responsible and mature in terms of getting my shit done on time, or at least within reason.
I'm not a Type A personality like mom. Sorry, I'm just not. And she's always hated this about me. A procrastinator extraordinaire.
But regardless, I've always gotten what needed to get done no matter what! I had my first sexual experience (age 18), I got my first job later than most (age 19), first car (age 21), driver's license (age 23), first major relationship/boyfriend (age 23), first bit of true partying (age 28), first new car (29), going to the gym regularly (age 29), and first try of marijuana (age 30). About the only thing I did within reasonable time was finish my bachelor's degree, which I started at age 18, and was done with at 23. Other than that, I've had to put off and patiently wait for everything.
And ya know what kids? I don't regret things happening to me slower than others, because no matter what, with patience and a keen sense of awareness of what has to be done, my procrastination is quite healthy in that I eventually come through. I never fail. And it's kept me from burning out, aging quickly, and getting bored with life. Youth and the joie de vivre are still on my side, if not more so in my thirties, thanks to gained maturity and wisdom.
"To every thing, turn, turn, turn, there is a season..." -The Byrds.
Now mind you, there's still some things left to be done that I have been putting off for the longest time (eat your heart out Billy Joel):
--My car alarm's been broken for the last three years, and I never fix it. I use that stupid Club on the steering wheel.
--My clothes drawer and closet are a disaster. Gotta clean them out (and soon too) 'cause it looks like I may be moving.
--My master's degree. I can never decide in what though. Anything in the humanities please, like my existing Spanish degree. The math shit is boring, although it pays well. College is so expensive and time consuming too.
--Getting into awesome physical shape. Some say I already am in shape since I am luckily naturally lean, but I'd like to bulk up a bit and look even better naked. But we all know the excruciating discipline it takes to do the gym. UGH.
--Going to Europe/U.S. East Coast/Japan. Yeah, I've done my fair share of traveling, but not as much as I'd like, although something tells me this will be my decade. If only I can continue to work on my stupid fear of flying. ALKEEHALL PULEAZE!
There's other things to get together and done, but who has time? I'll do my best. 'Cause I know eventually, in my special procrastinatory case, it will get done.
And you fellow blogger, what are you procrastinating?
Saturday, April 08, 2006
AMERICA IS NOT THE WORLD
America your head's too big, Because America, Your belly's too big
And I love you, I just wish you'd stay where you is
In America, The land of the free, they said, And of opportunity, In a just and a truthful way
But where the president, Is never black, female or gay, And until that day
You've got nothing to say to me, To help me believe
In America, It brought you the hamburger, Well America you know where, You can shove your hamburger
And don't you wonder, Why in Estonia they say, Hey you, Big fat pig
You fat pig, You fat pig
Steely Blue eyes with no love in them, Scan The World,
And a humourless smile, With no warmth within, Greets the world
And I, I have got nothing, To offer you
No-no-no-no-noJust this heart deep and true, Which you say you don't need
See with your eyes, Touch with your hands, please,
Hear through your ears, Know in your soul, please
For haven't you me with you now?
And I love you, I love you, I love you, And I love you, I love you, I love you
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Thursday, April 06, 2006
OH DEAR GOD NOT AGAIN! SURPRISE! The last (one would hope) and final email by the "honorable & wonderful" Ms. Jill Cohen Walker J.D.that I received last night:
Sheesh, I don't hate anyone (although there are some cultures that leave a bit to be desired). And, yes, there was lots of Spanish influence in the regions you delineated. However, this is still the US and influence in style of housing, etc, is not unusual. I grew up in NYC where there were loads of cultures and their influence was appreciated. By the way, you can stop yelling and calling me names. Today, there was a Mexican worker at the chiropractor's office who spoke no English. They had to tell him to cover the table before sanding the wall and none of them spoke Spanish. Mine is too skimpy to do the job right, although I could have used my usual "I don't speak a foreign language" pantomime. Instead, I called my son, who is a college student taking advanced Spanish, to get the right way to tell him in Spanish to cover the table. It was kind of fun and he was grateful I took the time to find a way to communicate with him in his language. So much for me being a racist :)
In the Lord's Grip,
Isn't she just a lovely humanitarian? And the extreme presumptuousness she uses to write in the English language is so evident and apparent.
"In the Lord's Grip?!" Oh how I hope he squeezes you to bloody death then.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
--Film critic Michael Medved & " The Factor."
"You know I love movies. I love them to death. However that does not mean I lack morals and a certain beliefs. It's not secret that hollywood is mostly a liberal socialist sympathizing group of people however I would of thought they even had their limits. however It seems not. I saw this trailer just about 2 days ago and I was absolutely disgusted. Hollywood really needs a reality check. Stick to making movies that are for entertaining, and stop trying to push this liberal immoral agenda on the american public. Most americans do not wnat to see a movie about two homosexual cowboys."
--from Rotten Tomatoes forum member Bald Eagle.
"This is what we heterosexual men mean about you fags forcing your lifestyle on us. You are a faggot. Fine. Don't advertise it and don't write a post ( whether you are female or not ) lying to us and saying it is about love, not faggots. "
--From a Craigslist user in Denver.
Hmmm...85 million at the box office, countless awards, and now the #1 selling DVD on Amazon.com.
Yep. America doesn't want to see this movie at all.
Monday, April 03, 2006
--I have never been more offended as a US-born citizen with Hispanic roots, so I decided to write this Jewish Christian-convert kook White lady an email:
while i firmly believe in closing the border, making English the sole official language, and defending this country at all costs, your article is tainted and loaded with deep racism and hatred for "Hispanic" peoples in general. As a US born Hispanic, I was deeply insulted by your article numerous times. Your PH.D is wonderful but your lack of love and compassion for anyone other than European-based peoples is frightening. how sad.
--To which Ms. Thang replies:
I do not hate "Hispanics." They hate me. sigh...
--Dear God. So I wrote back (God knows why):
"Hispanics" probably hate you dear because you are so openly venomous with your words. HELLO! Nice people get treated nicely. It only makes sense. Illegal immigration aside, the Southwest is undeniably and historically Hispanic. Maybe you should read up and embrace the culture more and associate yourself with some of the nice LEGAL ones here before you make such a horrible general statement. U might end up liking them and they may end up liking you too. Who knows, one of them may save your life one day. Or do you a big favor.
--To which undoubtedly racist Jill Walker replies with:
Thought this might clarify my position. I am not and will never be a racist. I welcome immigrants to this country who come here legally and want to become American citizens. I am the granddaughter of immigrants. However, read the article from a "Hispanic" organization that has taken the lead over many Mexicans (who carry the Mexican flag, not the American flag while breaking into this nation and taking us for a financial ride) and you can understand how many of us feel about this issue. Take a look at the emergency rooms in my area and count the American citizens there. You won't have to count past the fingers on one hand. In his book THE PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, Dr. James W. Wardner noted that the New World Order (run by the anti-Christ) folks want to load this nation us with immigrants to destroy the middle class. It's so sad, but it's part of God's plan. Bettter to be a player for God than a pawn of evil.
Well, first, there are not "Hispanics." It's an invented word by the New World Order cabal. Second, we paid millions for those acres starting with the Lousianna Purchase, so that argument will never hold with me. I'm working on getting all the purchases and the costs to American taxpayers lined up for you. No, it wasn't stolen, it was paid for with lives and money. We have not asked to return it with a full refund to date, so how can you believe you own it. Also, I don't hate anyone. I'm mad as blazes, however, that the American govt. has caved to the NWO. We elect folks who are supposed to represent us. Now, we have illegals from all over the world voting in our elections. Think about it. I can't even enter certain countries but they can sneak in here and vote for my representatives in Washington? Hey if you guys want the Southwest, take it. God is in control and nothing that is done will bode well for the doers if they are not right with God. In the end, you will have nothing because of lust for power and money. I would appreciate it, though, if your criminal element would spend its time in our prisons at your expense and would stop committing crimes on our soil. I would also be grateful if they would pay their own hosptial/medical bills instead of asking us to do so.
--TO WHICH I REPLY (AND Y DO I EVEN BOTHER?):
Jill, Of course that kind of rhetoric is disturbing. I wholeheartedly agree with you. Whites have the vicious KKK and blacks have the Nation of Islam too you know. Most Hispanics will sensibly reject this kind of garbage. And you should too.
You are so far off the mark, it frustrates me. I never said we want the Southwest back, I only said it is culturally and historically a Hispanic area from hundreds of years back--taken away from the Native American by European White Spaniards (yeah, Spanish comes from Europe believe it or not), which then became Mexico, then now the US. This is why the place names are in Spanish: Los Angeles, San Antonio, Colorado. I was only pointing out u shouldn't hate the culture or all of its people. IT IS PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT. I AM NOT ADVOCATING THE RE-TAKEOVER. GET OFF IT LADY. IT SHOULD STAY THE UNITED STATES. I KNOW IT AND GET IT. STOP LUMPING ME WITH THE OTHER LEFTIST CRAZY PEOPLE. MAYBE I SHOULD LUMP YOU WITH THE KKK JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE WHITE TOO??!! WOULD YOU LIKE THAT? Why must you keep lumping me with the other Mexicans or "Hispanics". This is your fundamental problem. "Hispanic" was an invented term? You do know there are some 19 countries that speak Spanish south of our border right? And that immigrants to this country from those areas need some sort of classification. The term "Hispanic" seems appropriate to me. Now here's more to confuse you, since I see you don't quite understand (nor want to), the whole classification issue: the census considers me of the White race and ethnically Hispanic. And they are right. I am pretty White, with a rich Hispanic heritage. It just so happens Martin Sheen, Raquel Welch, Ricardo Montalban, and Anthony Quinn also have Hispanic roots too. And they don't sit around advocating for the re-takeover of the Southwest which you so ignorantly sit around fearing. Criminal element? What about US born blacks and whites which are the true cause of draining our prisons? PLEASE! Your warped belief in God and backward notions on the whole thing make your PH.D look really weak now. And if it is a New World Order u think is coming, stop worrying about it. There really is nothing you can do sister. God said so remember? Spend some time loving your fellow human instead regardless of their background. You'd be surprised.
--And she also wrote this in a side email:
I would love to reject it as just fringe elements. However, read the Bible. Actually, the Jews from the west have yet to return to Israel in droves. The time is coming when the Lord will call them back, but it will take an act of God to get the unbelieving Jews to go from nations in which they have thrived. Ergo, it would not surprise me if those preaching such hate will be used to get my people who have yet to recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as their Savior back to their homeland. What is frightening is something from the Scriptures that I haven't mentioned. it will have to wait as typing is very painful due to a workplace injury.(<---CAUSED BY A "HISPANIC" NO DOUBT, RIGHT JILL?) Suffice it to say that those calling themselves America's "Palestinians" aren't far off the mark.
Undeniable proof that someone with a degree (and in this case a PH.D. mind you), is not necessarily any better nor less intolerant or ignorant.
I'm awaiting her next email, but have decided to sensibly and finally give up on this sweet special lady.
P.S. Her last email, just received!
Okay, I think we're done. I'm not lumping you with anyone. And the term "Hispanic" was invented by various governments with the exact definition you provided. I'll send you some links that will help you with this, but I really don't have more time to spend on it. Start with www.thesocialcontractpress.com and look up a series of articles by Joseph FallonThe sad part is this: In Wardner's book THE PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, the NWO folks plan to load up this nation with immigrants (mostly illegals, which doesn't include you, Praise God) who don't give a flip about our Constitution (what's left of it) and who have no loyalty to this nation. That book was written about 12 years ago and seems to be rather accurate. What I most want is for folks to get right with God because the proverbial stuff will hit the fan soon. And for the record, I don't hate you at all.