On the Reconquista and State Pride

We gabachos get differing reports regarding the Reconquista. Some say it's a genuine movement, well under way. Others claim it'll never happen, but that it's useful as a slogan that both antagonizes white America and energizes young Mexicans. Let's say for now that it's a genuine movement destined for success. What would victory look like? I mean culturally, politically, etc.? Would the ideal situation be for Mexico to annex the Southwest, or would it be preferred as a separate political entity, where Spanish is the language and Mexican culture is upheld, but without the drawbacks of being actually part of Mexico (kind of like the situation with Taiwan and China)? As I think about it, I guess what I'm trying to ask is how much influence does U.S. culture have on Mexicans that have lived in this country for a while? Do they start to appreciate some aspects of the American way of life enough to want to retain them into the future, or would everything American be rejected?
Curious Gabacho in Oregon

You were doing such a good job, but that Know-Nothing doubt at the end — ¿qué chingada? OF COURSE Mexicans appreciate the American way — if it wasn't the case, you wouldn't have seen so many of us screwed over by the mortgage meltdown. Gotta keep up with the Gonzalezes, you know?

But you really want to know what we wabs have in store for the Reconquista. Very simple. First, we exile Carlos Mencia. Then we'll intermarry with all races to further the melting pot us Mexis created but you gabachos usurped. Some anchor baby will become presidente, equipped with a college degree just to fuck with y'all. Being good students of American history, we'll make sure not to discriminate against minorities like ustedes did. The United States will continue stronger than before, and with no real change because Mexicans didn't come to this país to turn it into another Mexico. But we'll become too American — eventually, our growing sloth will be our downfall, and the Guatemalans will destroy us all.

From which states do the majority of Mexicans in the United States come from? I often see window and bumper stickers with the names of Mexican states. Do Mexicans distinguish themselves with statehood pride, apart from Mexican pride?
Stately Señor

Segunda question First: yes, just like Americans do, and just like goombahs distinguish their heritage as, say, either Sicilian or Genovese. First pregunta: It depends on where you live in los Estados Unidos. Numbers on the breakdown of how many Mexicans from a particular state have invaded the U.S. are notoriously inexact, with neither American or Mexican ethnographers providing accurate stats due to the double curveball of pochos who still identify with their parents' states (like your humble wab — ¡puro Jerez, Zacatecas, cabrones!) and illegals. Historically, the top states sending Mexicans to el Norte were from the northern and central parts of the country — Sonora, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Michoacán and the like — due to proximity, socioeconomic strife, and chain migration. But with the advent of the Reconquista, different Mexicans go to different places, and a lot of them are Mexicans gabachos never knew existed. California has the largest communities of folks from Oaxaca, many who don't even speak Spanish as a first language. In Chicago, the dominant group is the chingones from Durango, whose main contributions to Mexi culture are Pancho Villa and pasito duranguense. It seems every third Mexican in Texas who ain't Tex-Mex comes from northern Mexico, specifically Nuevo Leon, Tamaulimpas, and Chihuahua. And so many people from the central Mexican state of Puebla have migrated to the Big Apple in the past couple of decades — more than half of all Mexicans in the city, according to the Institute for Mexicans Abroad — that those in the know call it Puebla York. So, gabachos: Know your Mexicans so you better know how to hate. Quick hint: Tell those from Jalisco they're little better than nayaritas . . .

 
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Francisca Villa
Francisca Villa

phoenix pd did it again finger trigger happy,i think their hands are itch waiting to pull that pinche trigger quete!I'm a pround chicana raised in phoeniquera,my parents from well you know from mexico my father fought for this yes Pancho Villa fought for this pinche country (korean war air-borne) and got shit for ss wow $33 they made him a herione attatic.That's not the issue i had a pit-bull register and chihuahua,someone open my gate to my house an let them out because its to hard to open and they never leave my yard but, thursday 9/17 they did at 10am 4 houses down my house the cops shot my only pit-bull who is not aggressive my chihuahua is more aggrssive, than he is so why didn't they shot the chichuahua. my pit-bull he would of ran off my chihuahua would of barked at them an snapped at them. but, they shot my pit bull twice not once twice once in the leg and in the head those (MF) talk about wanted to kill someone pinche putos. animal's have rights too. the residents from the neiborehood saw everything saw my dogs they said never snapped at them the cops just shot him i have witnesses. we have to stopp this discrimination not only against our brown skin but, what about our dogs also my dog can't help he's a pit bull with a bad history behind him. Just like cant help some of us cant get papers but, are good people hard working people dont break the law follow the rules,come from could upbringing but, maybe down the line we have a bad family history not our fault just like my dog. he was my kid my family my soul my friend someone chichuhuhahua daddy also my security, my protector when im gone from home now who protects my home can't depend on those piche chotas because, they are against us remember, they protect their own skin and color raza. what we back to the pinche nazi days. i couldn't speak spanish here, it was against the law they said people would get offended "me la pela weys" i'm pissed. i'm a us citizen an my father fought for this @#@ country for nothing, so that i could have a voice and become someone, i respected the uniforms damm them for doing this he was a good K- 9. I want justice for my dog, i want office j.koshinski 9182 j. roper 8567 sargeant heinrich 4548 to do somethin about this. First they told my daughter my dog bit a police office than pues to sabes they change the story they dog came at them so he shot him twice. it took pinche 10 patrol cops or more blocked my neighborhood and had my dog an gun point. pues que wow in front of my house in front of my kids! crying and screaming I say animal abuse. What about the cop that killed his own partner left to die wheres that dog jusstice. well, my dog better get justice i want someone to know his story.he was a good dog Please help me with my story Thank You, Francisca Villa

 
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