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McCain rides his name to GOP victory despite cash-poor campaign

Posted in 2008, Amnesty, Border Security, Campaign, deportation, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, John McCain, Juan Hernandez, Latino, Law Enforcement, McCain, Open Border, pro-amnesty, Sovereignty, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Uncategorized, United States, Voters on February 6, 2008 by americanchaos


LOS ANGELES—Starved for campaign cash, John McCain never ran a TV commercial in California, the surest way to reach voters in the vast state. He didn’t send a piece of mail to voters in a season when mailboxes are stuffed with political advertising.Instead, volunteers dialed up voters and knocked on doors. And McCain went a long way on his name.

The Arizona senator crushed Mitt Romney in the nation’s most populous state on Super Tuesday, cementing his national front-runner status and positioning himself to win most, if not all, of the state’s 170 delegates.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting, McCain had 42 percent of the vote to Romney’s 34 percent. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee trailed with 11 percent.

Just months ago, McCain was all but forgotten in the race after his campaign ran out of money and momentum in the summer. But he regained his footing with wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, propelling him to a series of wins Tuesday from coast to coast.

He clearly benefited when Rudy Giuliani’s campaign collapsed last week, ending the competition over party moderates.

“McCain is a household name. Romney’s problem was most Californians don’t know who the heck he is,” said Republican analyst Allan Hoffenblum. With the tight primary schedule, Romney “spent all his time and early money in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan and Florida. There was not enough time for him to create a separate image here in California.”

After overcoming his troubles last year, McCain came to California with built-in advantages: He’s from neighboring Arizona; as a war hero, he has natural appeal with California’s many veterans and active-duty personnel; and he won the endorsement of popular Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s been campaigning for him across the state.

A survey of voters leaving polling places found McCain was the overwhelming choice of GOP moderates and those looking for decisive leadership in a time of war. Romney has been fighting to win over conservatives who dominate California’s primary, and the exit poll found he was the favorite of “very conservative” voters as well as those who identified illegal immigration as the nation’s top issue.

Signs of a tightening race sent both candidates hurrying back to California this week, and Romney spent lavishly on TV advertising in hopes of stalling his rival’s momentum.

For the first time this year, California Republicans divvied up delegates based on the winner in each of the state’s 53 congressional districts. McCain soundly defeated his rival from San Diego to the Napa Valley. Fresno County was one place the outcome look inconclusive, according to unofficial returns.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and wealthy businessman, was unbowed by his Super Tuesday showing.

“We’re going to keep on battling,” he said in Boston.

To no surprise, illegal immigration was a top issue for many California Republicans.

Exit polls found Romney was favored by those who want illegal workers deported and some conservatives saw McCain as the face of liberal immigration policy. But the Arizona senator also won votes for proposing a pathway to citizenship for illegal workers.

Immigration reform “is really the thing that made me vote for him,” said Juan Carlos, 32, a Los Angeles technology consultant who moved to the U.S. from Mexico 15 years ago.

In the closing days of the campaign, McCain aired a tough-talk radio ad on illegal immigration, a sign that he was vulnerable on the issue. “I’ve listened and learned,” he said in the ad. “I’ll hire new border guards, build a fence.”

Another McCain voter, a Sacramento-area Target retail manager Mike Ronnebeck, 45, said he admired the senator because “he works across boundaries with Republicans and Democrats.”

California had long been a forgotten state in the presidential election, a place where candidates came mostly to collect checks in the fundraising centers of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. But this year the state has seen new clout and visibility since moving its primary to Super Tuesday from its traditional June berth.

Violence on the United States – Mexico Border

Posted in Anarchy, Anti American, assaults, Border Patrol, Border Security, Chertoff, Congress, crime, criminals, deportation, drug smuggling, Gang Activity, GOP, Hispanic, Homeland Security, homicide, human smuggling, identification requirements, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, Invaders, John McCain, Juan Hernandez, Latin American, Latino Arrogance, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, Local Governments, McCain, Mexican, Mexican government, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, military, Open Border, Politics, President, Reconquista, smugglers, South American, Sovereignty, terrorists, Treasonous, trespassers, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Uncategorized, United States, US Border Patrol, US Constitution, violence on February 5, 2008 by americanchaos

By Sam Logan and M Casey McCarty

· Due to increased pressure from the Calderón administration, some members of Mexican organized crime may begin crossing the border in significant numbers to set up US-based operations.

Dozens of murders have resulted from battles between the Mexican security forces and armed criminals along the US-Mexico border since the beginning of this year. It is a spike in violence that has many in the US worried that gunfights may spill across the border, carrying all the reprisals that left a string of Mexican border towns without journalists, mayors, police chiefs and musicians in 2007.

In another bloody encounter for what has already been a violent year, on 7 January a van full of gunmen ran a roadblock outside the border town of Reynosa, Mexico. Mexican soldiers and federal police chased the van to a small house across the street from the Reynosa police station. The gun battle began soon after. In the aftermath, ten suspects were arrested and five policemen were dead. Along with the suspects, Mexican police seized three automatic rifles, an Uzi submachine gun, grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

The US Border Patrol has not taken any extra precautions, but is keeping its agents in the field “abreast of the situation,” according to Border Patrol spokesman Oscar Saldana, who recently spoke with ISN Security Watch.

“We’re advising everyone to be on the alert and be extra cautious because of the situation on the Mexican side,” he said.

Others, however, argue that more action must be taken to prevent the establishment of a significant presence of Mexican organized criminals inside the US. However, preparations on the US side of the border are directly linked to a lack of resources from the federal and state levels.

“What has been appropriated is likely spent,” Kent Lundgren, chairman of the National Former Border Patrol Organization, told ISN Security Watch in a recent telephone interview.

And what may come from the federal government in the future will almost certainly be delayed by the US presidential elections.

When the lives of officers are at stake, Lundgren said, law enforcement must prepare for the worst case scenario, which could be the possibility that a small group of armed men could cross the border and encounter a patrol cruiser. The resulting firefight would be no contest. The heavily armed Mexican criminals would easily overcome one or two Border Patrol agents most likely armed with only pistols.

“We have seen no indication that law enforcement in South Texas is prepared for the worse case in this matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Mexican government has shifted its posture from reactive to proactive. No longer interested in waiting for Mexican organized crime to strike before responding, Mexican President Felipe Calderón wants to hunt them down, starting with Los Zetas in the northeastern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas.

Los Zetas

Commonly known as the enforcement branch of a top tier Mexican drug trafficking organization (DTO) known as the Gulf Cartel, the founding members of this elite group of hit men are former Mexican soldiers who, once trained, left the rank and file to earn money protecting the black market economy.

During their tenure as a paramilitary force overseeing the transshipment of multiple tons of cocaine across the border into the US, Los Zetas was then given orders and controlled by Osiel Cardenas-Guillen, the former head of the Gulf Cartel now awaiting trial in the US.

The extradition of Cardenas in January 2007 caused a rift in his organization’s structure, removing the one power that had been able to contain Los Zetas and solidifying its status as the real power at the border.

Both before and after this change in leadership, the brazen nature of their attacks could be easily discerned from the day-to-day violence in Mexico. Some corpses left in the wake of a hit had the letter “Z” carved into their backs; standoffs in broad daylight against rival DTOs, police and/or military included hi-tech weaponry such as machine guns and RPGs. Newspapers refer to them as narco-soldiers due to their past military training. Their tactics are smooth and confident and their movements organized.

Los Zetas has seen their status exalted from that of hired goons to full-fledged gatekeepers. And the group is now likely a drug trafficking organization itself, having taken over the Gulf Cartel in a slow but steady process during 2007.

Formerly reserved for members of an elite enforcement unit, the term Zeta has begun to encompass members of the antiquated Gulf DTO, rendering the Gulf Cartel to little more than a name, with Los Zetas running the day-to-day operations from a ground-based standpoint.

Their numbers have been reported in the hundreds, but for Calderón there are now only two that matter. The reputed second in command of Los Zetas, Miguel Treviño Morales, is said to be running Nuevo Laredo’s daily operations, while Heriberto “El Verdugo” Lazcano (The Executioner) is said to be moving between Gulf-controlled cities in Tamaulipas to remain out of site.

It was reported that Lazcano was shot to death in October 2007, but he is now believed to be in the Gulf-controlled state of Tamaulipas, possibly the city of Tampico, the same seaside city where authorities seized 11 tons of cocaine in October 2007.


Rather than back off and acquiesce to the din of cries over human rights and increased violence in the wake of a bloody year, Calderón has stepped up the pressure on Los Zetas. He has focused on the state of Tamaulipas on the US-Mexico border where the group has the strongest presence, and where he can apply high pressure.

Considering that the Gulf Cartel’s headquarters is likely in the town of Rio Bravo, between McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, and that many of Los Zetas’ members are still in the state, the first step of Calderón’s operation was to use soldiers to make a literal cordon around the state.

With the Gulf of Mexico to the east and the US-Mexico border to the north, Calderón has focused on blocking the main roads in Tamaulipas that lead from the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon into the state of Coahuila with the help of some 2,300 Mexican soldiers, according to Patricio Patiño Arias, the deputy minister for intelligence and strategy at Mexico’s Ministry of Public Security.

The deputy minister acknowledges that their fight with Los Zetas has reached a new level of importance since the start of the New Year. Now it is a manhunt, and they are after Lazcano and Treviño, the latter believed to control the lucrative route from Monterrey to Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas: one of the most hotly contested border crossings in all of Mexico.

Patiño Arias told reporters days after the 7 January shootout in Reynosa that the new strategy was “no longer just patrolling” but was now a direct fight “against specific objects, against specific targets that has grown out of important intelligence work.”

Holding the border

But will the border hold? This is a question not so much asked in Washington as in small towns and cities in southern Texas where locals read every day about violent shootouts occurring less than 16 kilometers away across a border that anyone can simply traverse on foot in many areas.

Blocked from escape in any direction but north, leaders and other members of Los Zetas could cross the border into the US as Calderón turns up the pressure in Tamaulipas. If Los Zetas begins running its smuggling operations from inside the US, law enforcement in small Texas towns across the border could be saddled with a serious security threat. But beyond the border, in cities such as Dallas and Houston, law enforcement will also likely feel the brunt of organized crime.

The ten gunmen arrested after the recent Reynosa shootout are all suspected members of Los Zetas, men who report to Treviño. Three of them have US citizenship, suggesting closer ties to the US, specifically Texas, than some may be willing to admit.

Limited resources

Sheriffs of border counties from El Paso to Brownsville, as well as members of the Texas Border Sheriffs Association, have come together to help one another along the Texas-Mexico border in an atmosphere where funds from the federal level are lacking.

“I could use another 50 officers,” Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio told ISN Security Watch, adding, “I have 1,267 square miles to cover. It’s an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.”

Lundgren, of the National Former Border Patrol Organization, believes that no local sheriff or lawman in Texas has the resources or the training necessary for the task. “We believe that in a limited set of circumstances there ought to be military resources on the border that can respond immediately when somebody is in over his head in what is essentially a large-scale firefight,” he said.

“There’s no reason why two border patrolmen or a sheriff’s deputy or anybody else should have to stand there and die just because we’re not prepared to send the troops over to take care of the bad guys in the way it should be done.”


Posted in Americas Most Wanted, Arizona, Child Rapist, crime, criminal, Day laborer, deportation, Fugitives, Hispanic, Illegal Alien, illegal immigration, Justice, KY, Latin America, Latino, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, McCain, Mexico, Mississippi, New York, Open Border, Owensboro, Phoenix, Robert Santos, Roberto Santos, SEX, Sexual Abuse, Sodomy, Spanish, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Uncategorized, Willie Santos on February 5, 2008 by americanchaos

William “Willie” Roberto Santos

(Willie Santos, Robert Santos, Roberto Santos)


William Santos

WANTED FOR Sodomy – 10 counts, Owensboro, KY



New York
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Santos Was Trusted Member Of The Community; Illegal Alien; Alleged Child Rapist

William Roberto Santos worked as a laborer at a horse farm in Owensboro, Ky. Nobody seemed to know much about his past, but his behavior and personality quickly made him a trusted member of the community.He attended church regularly, and parents felt safe leaving their young children in his care. One child in particular, who spent time at the same horse farm where Santos worked, spent four or five nights at a time at Santos’ apartment.

Nobody had any reason to suspect anything sinister was going on until the 11-year-old boy confessed to his mother that something bad had happened, and that it had happened many times.

Even though Santos is in the U.S. illegally, cops do not think that he would return to his native home of Mexico.

An Abuse Of Trust

By the time the 11-year-old told his mother what had happened and the police were contacted, Santos was already gone. Through interviews with the victim and his mother, the police were able to establish that Santos had sodomized the boy multiple times over the course of two weeks.

Santos was also implicated by his gay lover, who went to the police and told them that Santos had confided to him what he had done to the little boy. Unfortunately, Santos did not tell his lover where he planned on going when he disappeared from Kentucky.

When the police went to Santos’ apartment, they found he had left in a hurry, leaving most of his belongings behind. But nothing was able to point them towards where Santos was now.

Where Is He Now?

Police believe it is possible that Santos may be trying to find work at a horse farm in New York, perhaps near a racetrack. Cops say Santos used to talk about wanting to work near a large racetrack in New York, and think he might be trying to fulfill this wish.

There have been sightings of Santos in Phoenix and New Albany, Miss., but once again, there was nothing to lead police to his current location. Even though Santos is in the U.S. illegally, cops do not think that he would return to his native home of Mexico. Police say he has been ostracized by his family members in Mexico because of something he did to a young boy there before he moved to the United States.



Aliases Willie Santos, Robert Santos, Roberto Santos, Willie
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    Stop Funding for Illegal Immigrant Tuition

    Posted in 2008, 2nd amendment, ACLU, Adopt-A-Highway, Ahmadinejad, al-Qaeda, America, American, American Citizens, American Freedom Riders, American people, American taxpayers, Americas Most Wanted, Amnesty, Anarchy, Anchor Babies, Andrew Thomas, Anti American, Antonio Bustamante, Arizona, Arizona-Mexico border, assault rifle, assaults, Assimilate, Austin Texas, Aztec, Aztlan, Barack Obama, beheadings, benefits, Bible, birth certificate, birthright, Border Angels, border crossing, Border Patrol, Border Security, Borderless Continent, boycott, Business, Business Licenses, California, Campaign, Canada, Catholic, Cemex, Central Texas, Chavez, Chertoff, Christians, Clinton, Congress, Constitution, consumers, contraband, coyotes, crime, criminal, criminals, Dallas County, Death, debate, defense record, Democratic, Democrats, Department of Transportation, deportation, Deported, DHS, disease, diseases, Documentary, Donald Rumsfeld, driver's license, Driving, drug dealer, drug smuggling, drug trade, drugs, Dual Citizen, Duncan Hunter, Dunce, east coast, Economists, Economy, Edwards, El Paso, El Salvador, elections, Ellis Island, employer sanctions, Employment, English language, false religion, Federal Debt, federal facilities, Federal Reserve, felony, Film, First Amendment, Flor Crisostomo, Florida, fortress, Free Trade Alliance, Freedom, Frosty Wooldridge, Fugitives, Funny, Gang, Gang Activity, GASTON CO, General David Petreaus’s, George Bush, George Soros, Georgia, Glenn Beck, Globalization, God, GOP, governor, green cards, Groundhog Day, GROWTH, Guantanamo Bay, Guest Workers, Guiliani, gun control, Hate, Heritage Foundation, Hezbollah, Hillary Clinton, Hispanic, History, home invasions, Homeland Security, homicide, housing, human rights, human smuggling, Humor, ICE, identification requirements, Illegal, Illegal Alien, illegal aliens, illegal immigration, immigration, income tax, Incursions, Indiana, INDIANAPOLIS, indigenous, Invaders, Islamic radicalism, Jackpot babies, Jail, Janet Napolitano, Jim Gilchrist, jobs, John McCain, Johnny Sutton, Juan Hernandez, judgment, Justice, Kennedy, kidnappings, killings, KKK, La Raza, Latin America, Latin American, Latino, Latino Arrogance, Law, Law Enforcement, lawbreakers, legal, legal documents, leprosy, Liberal, Liberty, license, Lieberman, Life, Local Governments, Lou Dobbs, Luis Aguilar, LULAC, Mara Salvatrucha, Maricopa County, Maverick, Mayor, McCain, MEChA, Media, medical care, Mestizos, Mexican, Mexican government, Mexican military, Mexican Police, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, Michael Chertoff, Middle-eastern, migrants, Mike Huckabee, military, Minutemen, Mississippi, Money, MS-13, Multiculturalist, Murder, NAFTA, North American Union, Northern Border, NY, OBAMA, Oklahoma, Open Border, passport, Patrick J. Buchanan, Patriotism, pharmaceutical research, Phoenix, Pima County, Politics, population growth, POW, President, President Bush, pro-amnesty, protest, racism, Racist, Ramos and Compean, rape, Rape Trees, real estate, Recession, Reconquista, Religious leaders, Republican, Revolution, Rio Grande, Romney, Ron Paul, Ronald Reagan, San Diego, schools, Secure Fence Act of 2006, Senators, SEX, sex trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, smugglers, social services, South American, Southern Arizona, Southwest, Sovereignty, Spanish, spending, state law, stolen cars, Suffolk County, Super Tuesday, syphilis, Tancredo, tax dollars, Taxes, Taxpayer, taxpayers, Ted Kennedy, terrorism, Terrorist, terrorists, Texas, The 14th Amendment, tickets, Tom Tancredo, trash, Travis County, Treasonous, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, trespassers, tuberculosis, Tucson, U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. border, U.S. citizen, U.S. Government, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S.-Mexico border, Uncategorized, United Nations, United States, Unsecured Borders, US Border Patrol, US Constitution, Venezuela, veterans, vigilantes, violence, Virginia, Voters, War, warrants, welfare, White House, wildlife, Yuma on February 4, 2008 by americanchaos

    Petition: There is a movement in government to give money to illegal immigrants’ college education. However, there are many U.S. Citizens who can not afford college. Keep our tax money for U.S. citizens.

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    My Teachers’ Lies

    Posted in Aztec, Aztlan, History, indigenous, La Raza, Latin America, Latin American, Latino, MEChA, Mestizos, Mexican government, Mexican military, Mexican Reconquista, Mexico, Revolution, Southwest, Spanish, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Uncategorized, United States, War on February 3, 2008 by americanchaos

    A Mexican describes the Mexican mind.

    It is very unusual to find a Latin American author who does not blame his country’s ills squarely on the United States. This is especially true of Mexicans, who are all taught in school that the United States invaded and dismembered their country in 1846-1848 and has ruthlessly exploited Mexico ever since. Most Mexicans cannot conceive of the wealth and power of the United States — and their own poverty and weakness — as anything but proof of American wickedness.

    Monument to the revolution, Mexico City.

    Luis Gonzalez de Alba is that rare Mexican who is able to see his country as it really is. In this short 1997 essay, My Teachers’ Lies, he brilliantly captures the delusions and contra-dictions of the Mexican national character.

    Don Luis was born on March 6, 1944, in Char-cas, a small desert village in the state of San Luis Potosi. He came to Mexico City in the 1960s to study psychology at Mexico’s leading university, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and was a leader in the student movement. The government arrested him in the wake of the Oct. 2, 1968, massacre of students and workers, and he spent two years and eight months in prison.

    Don Luis has written novels and plays, but has achieved greatest success as a science writer. Needless to say, his political writing is controversial; this essay originally appeared in a now-defunct magazine called Tendencias, which was published in El Salvador. In 2002, he expanded on the ideas in this essay, and published a book of the same title, My Teachers’ Lies. Neither the essay nor the book was translated into English.

    The true history of Mexico is a long series of glorious defeats and a weighty directory of fallen heroes.

    Don Luis’s refusal to accept the distortions of the political, academic, and media elites is grounded in a thorough understanding of Mexican history, and he refers to people and events with which Americans are not familiar. It may seem distracting to go back and forth between the footnotes (page 4) and the essay, but most Americans will find the notes necessary. In any case, Americans would be well advised to learn the history of a country that is clearly determined to play an ever-larger role in our affairs.

    My Teachers’ Lies

    The Demolition of Myths

    The Vision of the Vanquished

    The true history of Mexico is a long series of glorious defeats and a weighty directory of fallen heroes. Cuauhtemoc1 is our purest hero, but not for his deeds, nor his nation-building, nor his victories, since he did not have time for such things, but only because he is the great loser. Hidalgo2 is the Pater Patriae [father of his country] by decree, not for his achievements. Morelos3 headed another uprising that was scarcely noted in our immense expanse of territory, and his defeat was absolute. Guerrero4 turned into a simple fugitive lost in the mountains of the south, where he could have stayed to die a natural death from old age, since in no way did he affect the course of the Spanish Empire. Madero5 never governed, and we continue to wait for a workable government. Zapata6 was shot down, and land reform had to wait until Cardenas7 and even longer — enough time for the growth of the population to make it impossible to give land to each peasant, and distribution created more problems than benefits.

    The Perfidious Victors

    The accursed victors are deep within our official hell. The greatest villain is the absolute victor, the man who made possible the Mexico of today, a country that was possible only upon the ruins of the indigenous nations, not one of them remotely Mexican. Hernan Cortes is the Father of Mexico8 because without his victory, the present population of Mexico would not exist. However, we choose to define ourselves as the conquered — the vanquished — in absolute denial of the father, the Spaniard and conqueror who triumphed because of so much evil.

    The Process of Identification

    Mexican social psychology has an unusual research theme in our identification with the vanquished and not the victorious, although we are sons of both. We say that “they,” the Spaniards, defeated “us.” But do we not have eyes of all colors and complexions of all shades? Do we not name ourselves Carlos, Miguel, Antonio, Maria, Carmen? Our surnames are Gonzalez, Lopez, Aguilar, Toledo, Segovia. The idyllic and silly image we have of the Aztec Empire we imagine to ourselves in Spanish, and when we insult Spain, we do it in Spanish. This is a country greatly in need of psychoanalysis, where in spite of so much nativism, the Indians cannot stage an uprising without some White Man brandishing a camera at them.

    A Tale Told Backwards

    If this country had been conquered by the 300 Spaniards of Cortes with ten starving horses and some ancient blunderbusses, it ought to make us ashamed just to talk about it. The “Conquest” was the result of indigenous hatred of the barbaric savagery of the Aztecs. The fall of Tenochtitlan9 was the result of a massive popular revolt. Independent for just a hundred years in 1521, the Aztecs had oppressed their subject nations with extremes of savagery never reached by the Nazis. The schoolboy version that “Mexico was conquered by a foreign power” is childish, ridiculous, and damaging in the first place to the Indian Nations. If 300 Spaniards really had conquered a city that had a population of half a million in the midst of a territory with a population of 20 million, truly they would have been Gods. However, 1) Mexico could not be conquered because it did not exist. 2) Spain was nothing more than a small country recently freed from a thousand years of Arab domination. 3) It was not only Spaniards, but also thousands of Native warriors who, oppressed by the reign of Aztec terror, took Tenochitlan and razed it with all the hatred and fury imaginable.

    The Childish Sickness of the Mexican

    We are a childish nation that always tries to blame outsiders: “The Spaniards conquered us,” say the children of blue, green, and chestnut eyes, whose names are Fernando and surnamed Cortes. We learn to degrade ourselves, and self-pity sickens us with sympathy for ourselves. We are full of willfulness, a quality that entitles us to everything, and if we do not get it, it is because of foreign evildoers: the Americans robbed us of the Northern Territories, the bad Mestizos get the good Indians drunk, and the Indians forget their values. We explain our poverty as the result of the imperialism of the United States, which has opened the veins of Latin America.10 But we never ask ourselves why we are not the imperialistic country and the United States a poor country with open veins. Or we claim we are poor because our politicians are swindlers and sluggards, but we do not observe that our governments spring from ourselves.

    When We Grow Up

    The Virgin of Guadalupe: not a
    patroness of soccer champions.

    To become adults we need two treatments for two failings that are, in themselves, a paradox: excessive humility and overbearing arrogance. First, we must not picture ourselves as the humbled product of a defeat. Second, we must not believe ourselves to be the favorite son of a heavenly mother who solves all. We are poor because of our mistakes, our history of violence and destruction, and because of our Catholic disdain of science, which is the basis of industry.11 Likewise, we do not win Olympic medals or soccer championships,12 first of all, because of the Virgin. If she wanted us to win we would emerge winners in everything, wouldn’t we? The second reason we are not winners is because we are a nation of potbellies for whom sport is a Sunday television program watched between beers and rich slices of barbecued pork. However, no taxi-driver would ever explain it this way. We lose because of bad luck or the bad faith of others.

    Will God Speak Through the Aryan Race?

    Cuauhtemoc, the unsullied hero.

    The feminists have taught us to change the gender of a phrase to discover the masculine sexism hidden in everyday matters. Let us try the same thing with our vociferous racialism: “Will God speak through the Aryan race?”13 Let us suppose that was the motto of Heidelberg University. Would demonstrators not be applauded if they splashed paint on it? Or the mountain-climber who scaled the rectory tower to obliterate that declaration with a hammer? A monument to the German race, to the Aryan essence of Germany, would it not suffer every conceivable attempt to wipe it out? But what is dignity in the poor is abusive arrogance in the rich. Deutschland Uber Alles seems racialist to us, but “There are not two like Mexico”14 is only simple national pride. It is true, certainly, but a platitude, because the same applies to Guatemala or Nigeria, and it lends itself also to the type of joke that backfires: there are not two — fortunately.


    1 Cuauthemoc (1495–1525) was the last of the Aztec emperors. He defended the Aztec capital against the conquistadors in 1521, and after his defeat and capture, he reluctantly went into Spanish service. In 1525, Cortes tried him for treason and had him executed, even though many Spaniards considered him innocent. He is said to have died defiantly, and is considered Mexico’s greatest hero.

    2 Miguel Hidalgo (1753–1811) was a priest whose campaigns against Spain launched the independence movement. In 1810, he started a revolt in the hope of improving conditions for Indians, and marched on Mexico City with an army of 80,000. After winning an initial battle he was defeated by the Spanish, fled north, was captured and shot. Sept. 16, the day on which Hidalgo called for insurrection, is a national holiday, Mexican Independence Day. It is in this sense that Hidalgo is the father of his country by decree, and not by achievement.

    3 Jose Maria Morelos (1765-1815), also a priest, joined Hidalgo’s insurrection and succeeded him as leader of the rebels. He was initially successful, and issued a declaration of independence from Spain in 1813. Two years later, royalists defeated and shot him. Like Hidalgo, he is a hero of the early struggle for independence.

    4 Vicente Guerrero (1783? — 1831) was a Mexican soldier who joined the war for independence in 1810 under Morelos, and became leader of guerrilla forces. He served briefly as president of Mexico in 1829 but was overthrown in a revolt, and was shot in 1831.

    5 Francisco Madero (1873-1913) was the original leader of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920. The revolution against seven-term president and dictator, Porfirio Diaz, was ostensibly for land redistribution. It led to a confused and violent period during which local power was in the hands of warlords and guerilla bands. Madero managed to make himself president from 1911 to 1913, but was overthrown and shot. He is nevertheless a great hero, and Mexico celebrates Revolution Day every Nov. 20, the day in 1910 on which Madero denounced President Diaz, declared himself president of Mexico, and called for insurrection.

    6 Emiliano Zapata (1877? — 1919) was another hero of the Mexican Revolution, but was an enemy of Madero, whom he thought not radical enough. Of peasant origin, he controlled the state of Morales, where he drove the wealthy off their estates, and divided the land among peasants. Another great hero, he was assassinated in 1919.

    Although Don Luis does not mention him, Pancho Villa (1878–1923) is a somewhat more ambiguous “hero” of the revolution. Born Doroteo Arangol to a peasant family, he joined a bandit gang as a teenager, and adopted the name of the gang chieftain after police killed him in a shootout. In 1910, he joined Madero’s rebellion and operated in the north. After Madero was shot, he quarreled with other revolutionaries, and fled north, where he continued as a bandit and guerilla fighter. In 1916, he and his men attacked Columbus, New Mexico, murdering townspeople and burning most of the town. General John Pershing led an expeditionary force into Mexico and pursued him for 11 months, but could not catch him. Villa knew the terrain and was popular with the Mexicans, who refused to help Pershing despite a $5,000 reward on Villa’s head. This greatly adds to his sheen in Mexico today, but his popularity could not protect him from other Mexicans. He was assassinated in 1923, and some peasants pray to him as if he were a saint.

    7 Lazaro Cardenas (1895-1970) was another anti-Diaz revolutionary, who managed to avoid being shot, and served as president from 1934-1940. He initiated serious land reform and nationalized the oil industry. His was perhaps the first honest, reasonably successful attempt to uplift the whole country. He did not loot the treasury, and lived a notably austere life.

    8 Hernan Cortes (1485–1547) conquered Mexico during the famous campaign of 1519–1521. He is “the father of Mexico” because of his affair with La Malinche, an Aztec noblewoman who was his interpreter and consort. Cortes could have had many women, but was faithful to La Malinche during the campaign, and had a son, who is celebrated as the first “Mexican.” Although, as Don Luis points out, Cortes is not a hero to the Mexicans, Columbus is. Mexico celebrates October 12 — the origins of the mestizo — as Dia de la Raza or “day of the race.”

    9 Tenochtitlan was the name of the Aztec capital conquered by Cortes, and was the precursor of today’s Mexico City.

    10 This refers to a popular 1971 book by the Uruguayan communist, Eduardo Galeano, Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina, which blames all the ills of the region on the United States.

    Library of the National Autonomous University.

    11 One Mexican won a Nobel prize for literature, and another shared a peace prize. No Mexican has won a prize in science. Neighboring Guatemala, with only one ninth the population, has won one Nobel prize for literature and one for peace, both unshared.

    12 Mexico has a population of 100 million, which is more than reunited Germany (82 million), France, or England (both 60 million), but it won only one silver and three bronze medals at the 2004 Olympics. Soccer is the national pastime, but Mexico has never won the World Cup.

    13 Don Luis has taken the motto of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, “Will God Speak Through My Race?” and changed it to “Will God Speak Through the Aryan Race?” He credits this type of analysis to feminists, who claim that language is riddled with “sexism.” An example would be to point out that the masculine often stands for both sexes, as in “Every student should raise his hand.”

    14 “There are not two like Mexico” (Como Mexico no hay dos) is a slogan the government used to promote tourism. It did not work very well, and instead became the butt of jokes of the kind Don Luis cites.

    Immigration Battle Divides Ariz. GOP

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    Many Activists Despise McCain

    By Joel Achenbach

    Carolyn Nilsen, 53, and Jim Markins, 73, protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on Bell Road in North Phoenix where day laborers gather.
    Carolyn Nilsen, 53, and Jim Markins, 73, protest outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Bell Road in North Phoenix where day laborers gather. (Photos By Joel Achenbach — The Washington Post)
    PHOENIX — The protesters gather every morning before dawn, monitoring the entrance to a fenced compound called the Macehualli Work Center. They are trying to shut the place down. They wave placards and take photos of anyone driving in to pick up the day laborers who congregate there. They want nothing less than to save America from what they call “the invasion.”

    “Most of us don’t feel safe on the Phoenix streets without being armed,” says Wes Pecsok, a contractor who keeps his pistol in an inner vest pocket. “We’re not going to be intimidated by these thugs. “The protesters are members of the Minutemen, Riders USA, United for a Sovereign America. They find a common bond in their rage, their fury at the government, their loathing of Hispanics who have come to the United States illegally. They say that many immigrants carry disease, and kill cops, and rape children.

    “We’re the Wild West,” protester Craig Tillman says with a smile.

    The Wild West is actually a rather ordinary-looking, heavily commercialized artery called Bell Road. Mexico is a three-hour drive south of here, but Bell Road and places like it are where the worlds collide, one culture grinding against the other. And in the home state of Sen. John McCain, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, that clash has driven a wedge straight through the Arizona GOP.

    The party is controlled at the district level by activists who detest McCain for his sponsorship, with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), of a comprehensive immigration bill that among other things would have provided illegal immigrants with a pathway to citizenship. They think McCain is a traitor to conservative causes and an advocate for amnesty for illegal immigrants.

    “We do not consider him a conservative at all,” says Rob Haney, a Republican Party chairman in McCain’s home district. The candidate’s bus, the Straight Talk Express, should be renamed, Haney says: “We call it the Forked Tongue Express around here. He’ll lie about anything.”

    Said John Acer, a lawyer who, like Haney, showed up last weekend at a meeting of the Republican state committee in Glendale: “He’s despicable. Dishonest. Duplicitous.” And so it goes, on and on, all these Republicans who wince at the mention of McCain’s name, and who can think of few things worse than having the state’s senior Republican senator ascend to the White House.

    McCain is likely to win the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday. He wins elections here in Arizona easily. Party activists don’t control the Republicans in voting booths any more than they control the senior senator. But McCain’s in-state problems reflect his national quandary as he tries to convince American conservatives that he’s one of them.

    Once home to Barry Goldwater, Arizona has a credible claim as the birthplace of modern American conservatism. But even Goldwater, late in life, found himself at odds with many conservatives in the state who laced the ideology with social issues that had nothing to do with low taxes and small government.

    “I feel badly that, with a lot of these people, Barry Goldwater would be unwelcome,” says Grant Woods, a moderate Republican and former Arizona attorney general. “I would hope for Arizona’s future in the Republican Party is that it would continue to produce leaders of the caliber of Goldwater, of Sandra Day O’Connor, of John McCain; yet if this posture continues, from the state party, you won’t see those leaders come from within the party anymore. Because no one in their right mind would deal with these people.”

    At the GOP meeting, a few volunteers staffed a McCain table, passing out fliers listing misconceptions about McCain — playing defense in hostile territory.

    Lou Borland, 51, a member of Riders USA, wears a bulletproof vest at a protest against illegal immigrants outside a work center in Phoenix. The battle over immigration has divided the Arizona GOP.
    Lou Borland, 51, a member of Riders USA, wears a bulletproof vest at a protest against illegal immigrants outside a work center in Phoenix. The battle over immigration has divided the Arizona GOP. (Joel Achenbach – Twp)
    Haney, probably the most vociferous of McCain’s critics, patrolled the hallway wearing a little button on his lapel that read “McCain 2008” and had a slash through it. He agreed that Goldwater today wouldn’t get his vote: “He’s pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda,” Haney said. And he says he sees little difference between McCain and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on the immigration issue. “He’s for open borders. He’s for amnesty. Hillary’s for amnesty.”

    Nearby sat a man wearing a McCain button — no slash. Horst Kraus, 77, said he immigrated from Germany in 1960. He owns a nudist camp in Arizona (and says the conservative Republicans outnumber everyone else by 2 to 1). The immigration rhetoric scares him.”I see 1938 all over again,” Kraus said. “Back then it was ‘Jews, raus’ ” — Jews, out.

    “Now it’s ‘Mexicans, out,’ ” he said. “I am very disturbed by it.”

    On Bell Road, that fear is shared by the many Hispanics who work or shop at the car lots, pawnshops, liquor stores, furniture stores and check-cashing operations that line the highway, one of the main drags in North Phoenix.

    “It’s scary,” says Mary Torres, 39, who works at a thrift shop.

    “There’s a hatred for rising Hispanic communities in Arizona. They don’t want little L.A.‘s in Arizona,” says co-worker Barbara Gutierrez, 40.

    “A lot of people are going to other states. Even Canada,” Torres said.

    “Less controversy. Less pressure,” Gutierrez said.

    Max Romero, 41, proprietor of John’s Olde Barber Shop — a Hispanic-oriented business with “peluqueria” stenciled on the front window — says that most of his customers are more focused on the Super Bowl than on Super Tuesday. But he makes a prediction about Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.):

    “I think that light-skinned brother’s going to win. Because Oprah backs him up. The senator for us, McCain, he just seems so senile. He don’t make no sense. Homeboy’s young.”

    In the parking lot, men congregated around the back of a pickup truck, apparently hoping to get hired. More men gathered on a distant street corner. The day laborer center where the protests are held was vacant. The demonstrations have effectively shut the place down, scattering the workers.

    Protester Barb Heller says she wears a mask to protect herself against tuberculosis.
    Protester Barb Heller says she wears a mask to protect herself against tuberculosis. (By Joel Achenbach — The Washington Post)
    A state law that took effect Jan. 1 heightens penalties on business owners who hire illegal immigrants. The consequences have yet to play out, but some proprietors on Bell Road say business is down as Hispanics either save their money or flee the state, to points unknown. Some people worry that crime will spike. And people are frightened.The manager of a liquor store, a Palestinian man who gave his name only as John, said the crackdown on employers is going to have terrible consequences among the Hispanics who live in the area. They’ll do “crazy stuff,” he predicted.

    “They’re not going to go back to Mexico! There’s no jobs there!”

    Down the road on a side street next to the McDonald’s where the protesters have gathered, Tillman said he’d never vote for McCain, or for any of the Democrats.

    Rusty Childress, founder of United for a Sovereign America, said he hopes a television personality will come to the rescue: “Our hope would be that you’d get Lou Dobbs jumping in at the last minute.”

    Barb Heller said she fears what amounts to an annexation of parts of Arizona by the Mexican government: “The president of Mexico is saying that wherever there is a Mexican, that’s Mexico.”

    She showed up for Saturday’s protest with a surgical mask around her neck. “No TB please” was written on it.

    A Hispanic man approached on the far side of the street. She put the mask on. She said she does it whenever someone might be carrying tuberculosis. Illegal immigrants don’t have to pass health tests before getting jobs, she says. They might be working right there at McDonald’s, she said.

    “Do you know what it takes to spread TB? Would you like a little TB with your Happy Meal?”

    She knows what people say about the protesters.

    “They say, ‘Why are you racist?’ That’s all they can come up with,” she said.

    Noon approached, and the demonstrators began to pack up their placards. They’d be back in the morning.