Cinco de Mayo helps fan rebellion

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Amid the recent flap over Arizona's anti-illegal alien law; American flag T-shirts being worn in American schools; and Mexican flags being removed and/or burned, Cinco de Mayo -- normally a regional holiday limited to the Mexican state of Puebla -- has gained a much wider and deeper symbolic meaning to the illegal (and some legal) Mexican populations in the United States.

There is a rising belief among Mexicans that the Southwest, and perhaps the entire North American continent, rightfully belongs to Mexico, and was stolen from Mexico by the Europeans. They call this alleged territory of theirs Aztlan, a name taken from Mexican folklore. This is the argument of Mexican nationalist revolutionary groups Mecha, Aztlan and La Raza (translated "The Race," to which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor belongs).

Many Americans mistakenly believe Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's independence day, but this is not true. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 and commemorates the expulsion of the French from Puebla, Mexico, in 1862.

So it becomes easy to understand why Mexican revolutionaries in the United States promote this holiday among their followers. They do it to set the stage to expel all the other "gringos" -- and, if California is to be any indication of things to come, African-Americans also -- from Aztlan. These revolutionaries are proverbially killing the geese that lay their golden eggs, and destroying the reason why so many risk so much to come here to begin with.

Aubrey Guiney

Evans

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seenitB4 05/13/10 - 08:26 am
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Fed ..well here I go

Fed ..well here I go again...I agree with you...so I don't have to post here..The Fed did it for me.. lol

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nurse123 05/19/10 - 10:12 pm
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I'm a nurse in Florida

I'm a nurse in Florida extremely concerned with what it going on. I don't think most of the writers here really understand the seriousness of this. TheFederalist is correct. There are public school teachers, and college professors that are teaching on how to take back "their" country. Twenty billion was sent back to Mexico last year from the Mexicans working in the U.S. That was Mexico's second source of revenue. My family has closed a small construction business because they could not compete with companies who hire illegal immigrants. Could TheFederalist , deportem, and Asitisinaug please contact me at dsewell126@yahoo.com??

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nurse123 05/19/10 - 10:32 pm
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Another point we should all

Another point we should all take heed to: I have two friends...one a nurse, the other a construction worker; they both were turned down for jobs because they didn't speak Spanish. The construction worker was in Texas looking for work and was told by the owner of a Texas construction company, "If you don't speak Spanish, I can't hire you, it's too dangerous for the other workers". He had over 14 years experience in his craft, and was turned down because he didn't speak Spanish!!! Something is wrong when AMERICANS are losing jobs because they only speak English. Something has to been done soon; it's very close to being too late. Please don't believe in the rhetoric that Mexican's only take jobs that Americans don't want...that's nothing but BS.

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