Are Mexicans Violent Because of Their Aztec Blood?

[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are all Mexicans who have shaved heads and tattoos cholos?

DEAR MEXICAN: Recently, a co-worker turned me on to a website that features videos of unspeakable atrocities the drug cartels are committing in Mexico, many of them graphically displaying murders and beheadings. I just recently saw one of a woman getting her head cut off with a knife! I wish I had never seen this, but it can't be unseen. Most Mexicans I have met are very nice, generous people. Mexico is also such a strong Catholic country, and the church preaches to be good and helpful to your fellow man. So, how can it be possible that these types of evil people really exist there? Is it because they still have the Aztec blood running in them? As we know from history, the Aztecs were notorious butchers and cannibals.

Puzzled By Narco Violence

DEAR GABACHA: As we also know from history, the English used to draw and quarter people, then place their body parts in different areas of the country—so what's your point? Do we blame the English for the atrocities that some American soldiers have committed in Iraq and Afghanistan? Do we blame them for Ed Gein? Or for the lynchings of African-Americans that gabachos committed through the mid-20th Century? Of course not—such talk of sanguinary determinism is as stupid as racists freaking out that a Mexican-American boy from San Antonio sang the National Anthem before an NBA Finals game dressed in a mariachi suit. (Would Know Nothings have freaked out if a gabacho in a kilt had done the same? Is the Mexican government now corruption-free?) Refry this: Drug cartels commit atrocious crimes because drug cartels are criminal enterprises—and last time I saw The Godfather, criminal enterprises try to strike fear in one another by being more brutal toward their enemies (and even innocents) than the other guys. But if you want me to play your game, why didn't you include the Spanish side of the mestizo equation in your pregunta? After all, they plundered their way through the Americas in ways that would make the Aztecs seem as peaceful as Quakers.

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DEAR MEXICAN: I've been playing pickup basketball at a gym in Alhambra near El Sereno. Some of the guys who play are covered head-to-toe in tattoos and have their heads shaved. Are they cholos or La Eme, or is this the current fashion? They seem like nice-enough guys, but they have tattoos all over their necks and heads. Do fellows get those outside of prison? If so, why do they do that?

Afraid to Call a Foul

DEAR GABACHO: What does it matter to you? All you should care about during a basketball game is kicking the other team's ass and humiliating whoever is guarding you. Why do the guys you play with have so many tattoos and shave their heads? Why don't you ask them? If they're willing to rub their sweaty bodies against you, I'm sure they're more than happy to explain why they look the way they do. But you probably won't because that'll ruin your hipster fantasy of being so down with la raza that you can post up on a Mexican Mafia member in the barrio without getting killed. Are they cholos? Maybe, but you didn't describe their tattoos, so I won't make any assumptions, as you do. For all you know, the opposing center who most likely schools your ass three times a week could be a Cal Tech cabrón.

 
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tedcontis2
tedcontis2

If mexico were a civilized country, the people would benefit from the oil revenues of Mexico but they all go to corrupt politicians.

tedcontis2
tedcontis2

500 years ago, the  British executed individuals convicted of treason by this horrible method. .In 2014, the  Mexicans are murdering each other as we speak . Of course the Aztec savage genes play a huge role in the desire to kill and rape among Mexicans. When you have the Son of Fabian Nunez, speaker of the California legislature be convicted of murder and when you have a Mexican professor arrested for murder and when you open the news and see atleast 2-4 Mexicans as suspects in murders gives you the strong impression that Aztec genes do drive Mexican criminality. It is not only the drug dealers who are murdering. Murder is common in Mexico as a way to settle disputes. Mexican crime is also high in the United States. GO to any Mexican neighborhood in the US and it is infested with drugs ,gangs and crime. One thing that the Mexicans have in common with Iraqis is that Mexicans are a mix of Spanish-Arab and Aztec blood so that is a nasty combination.  Don't forget that the Arabs ruled spain for 500 years.Former Police officer Manuel Ramos  (who beat to death a homeless man) and the president of Mexico's brother are further examples of the Mexican lust for murder


Ted Contis

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nalee62
nalee62

in my town as soon as i seen all the kids coming i put two and two together a take over of our town what they do is send a couple of men to set up shop get the women and baby making begins instead of correcting the problems they have in their own country it is better to destory another so much better why think about that country and their kids i think the mexicans are being very selfish what is wrong with people working together .i took my grandchild to a funtion and a mexican women grab the clothes right out of her hands that at every one was bitching about the greed like what is up with that they got control of the welfare system p.s things do get broken and when it happens there will be war because poele only take but so much

maddhonest
maddhonest

I want to say that the mexican children that live in Guadalupe (which is in Tempe basically) are very violent. And I do believe it is "in their blood" as they demonstrate this characteristic from elementary school age. Take it from a white girl that was bused into Frank Elementary School by the Tempe School District daily and was beat up on a regular basis. The principal told my mother it was because I was not an ugly duckling and that my clothes were too nice to dress me down. So because of this I had to endure their abuse until we finally moved to Scottsdale.(which was not for 5 years)  And let me tell you I dont feel sorry for any of you not for one minute - you reap what you sow. And you are very violent nasty mean (and drink too much) unlawful people by nature or by blood and if you can use the Aztecs for an excuse I would if I were mexican for sure. 

ivangege
ivangege

for the "mex"; forget Aztecs, olmecs,etc.. youre all MOGOLOIDS. get over it. & no, I don't type or do windows, but I am a "curandero", which I was trained in by qigong masters from Wuhan, china. now, I need help finding what happened to a "chica" friend who passed about 5-6 mos ago; laura Moreno from Hermosillo,mx. only 55, had cancer. was director of nursing at bel vista conv. hosp. in long beach,ca. lived in Lakewood. since I don't know anyone down south, you can see why I need help. ivan at 714-840-2985 shi- shi, or thanks.

mrbigkwd
mrbigkwd

o.k. listen up people for once. Niggers refer to the black men capturing and selling their fellow man. One of the reasons they did this was because they were enemies because they were from a different tribe. Now we use it to remind them of that fact.even to those who don't know their facts. Roots was not accurate at all. The white man was not sent over there for fear of spreading disease. more race baiting from your public schools

jesse0675
jesse0675

I disagree about what he said on the Aztecs. A lot of Mexicans still practice Aztec rituals till this day. So of course they have been influenced by ancestors.

jesse0675
jesse0675

I disagree about what he said on the Aztecs. A lot of Mexicans still practice Aztec rituals till this day. So of course they have been influenced by ancestors.

portlandmestizo
portlandmestizo

Gustavo, perhaps a more thoughtful and researched response to la gabacha would have been helpful. The fact remains that gangs like Los Zetas or La Mara Salvatrucha are a lot more violent than either the real-life of the Hollywood version of La Cosa Nostra. I doubt it is a complete accident that la cultura that venerates Santa Muerte has also produced extremely brutal gangsters. A snarky put-down is easy, especially when la gabacha es tan estupida, but you can also address the underlying question: Is there a unique cultural distinction that causes some latino gangs to be more violent?

VONHUGO
VONHUGO

HE DIDNT ANSWER THE QUESTION...OF COURSE THEY" BUCTHERS.. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINING THAT VIOLENCE YOU SPEAK OF IS SHOWING UP HERE EVERY DAY. CHECK HOW THE LITTLE GIRLS ARE GETN SNATCHED ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL TWEEN THE HOURS OF 7-9AM THEN WHEN THEY GIT OUT OF SCHOOL FROM 2 TO 5 AFTERNOONS. 1ST THING THEY DO IS RUN BACK TO MEXICO WHEN KILL, RAPE, CUZ THERES NO DEATH PENALTY. HELLO? THAT CATHOLIC CRAP LETS YOU DO ALL KINDS OF HIDIOS SHIT THEN CROSS YOURSELF OFF AND START ALL OVER AGAIN. HUMAN SACRIFICES USE TO GO ON AS WELL. HE LEFT OUT THE MASS GRAVES DOWN THERE LIKE IN THE MIDEASTS TOO. 70,000 KILLED WITH "OBAMA GUNS" WHILE HE TRIES TO TAKE OUR GUNS AND LEAVE US DEFENCELESS TO WHATS SURELY COMMIN. GOOGLE MEXICO CITY STREET VENDER AND YOULL SEE WHY ITS SO HARD TO STOP THEM FROM TURNING ANY OPEN SPACE, (EVEN IF THEY DONT OWN THE PROPERTY) WEV DONE PRETY WELL SHUTTING DOWN THE UNSANITARY FRUIT AND TACO CART CUZ THEY FINALY HAVE A LA COUNTY TASK FORCE FOR THE ILEAGLE STREET VENDING.  

JGlanton
JGlanton

Gus had a great time last night.. I told you I would destroy thse brown cheeks all nite long. See you tomorrow

itchy
itchy

i want to ask a question but youre not mexican

Linda Hernandez Pinos
Linda Hernandez Pinos

Give me a break! I've always been proud of our patience and goodwill... Is violence absent in other cultures???? All humans react the same to the same kind of environment..

Aileen Calor
Aileen Calor

cruelty is not subject to people's culture. We all have tendency to become cruel but we may be afraid of the repercussions. On the other hand, we may just have a good heart. For the Spanish, it was just about greed and to enforce fear.

Carmen Leyva Watson
Carmen Leyva Watson

And also what promotes violence is the racism which people are treated in some countries, basically the US, being an immigrant nation, they have always mistreated their newcomers....like the Irish...and in it's time the africans, and cubans etc etc etc...and in time they accept the different cultures...now in this time it is USA vs muslims and mexicans. And THAT promotes violence.

Carmen Leyva Watson
Carmen Leyva Watson

All the serial killers that we see every day in the TV programs, as if they were heroes....dark heroes, have been of european descent or as you say, white...(I hate when different cultures are tagged with colors. I am a blonde green eyed mexican and my roots are Apache-Yaqui-Irish. The blonde comes from my Mexican father not my Irish mother. )...The important thing here is that the idea is to say that our Mexican-Aztec roots are what promotes the violence in Mexico and that is a lie. What promotes the violence is greed. What promotes violence is the illegal commerce of guns and war weapons to these greedy people, what promotes violence is all the junk games most kids are playing. Today any average kid has seen almost real live deaths...in games and movies, than any adult in his childhood. Brain matter is familiar to them as if it was chocolate. Very scary times of contra- culture. What can be done?....start at home....do not allow these films and games to reach a child's brain. Maybe, just maybe, boicot is the answer...and they might start creating mind enriching games and films.

TylerDurden
TylerDurden

You can tell if they're a cholo by the way they lean.

Victor Avena Guzman
Victor Avena Guzman

You gotta be kidding me. We all know the white race are the worst of the worst when it comes to brutal violence. Just look up their history. All those countries they invaded and stole. Just look at all the American terrorists, 95 percent of them have been white.

Elizabeth Perez Morales
Elizabeth Perez Morales

This is an incorrect way of thinking, this argument was used to incarcerate innocent people for the sleepy lagoon murder.. This is ridiculous

Francisco Reyes
Francisco Reyes

Cruelty has no national flag,gender,or religion. People can become callous easily. The rubber collectors in Africa suffered the most under a country that known to be peaceful.

Oscar Angello
Oscar Angello

es que Gus no es de Mexico, es Chicano pero todo Mexicano sabe que no todos tenemos sangre Azteca

Will Webb
Will Webb

having studied a couple semester of Historia Prehispanica de Mexico at the UNAM in Mexico City, and seeing what each group did to the other, to obtain territories, slaves, goods, they were way more violent that the descendants of these groups. The fact that one of those groups decided to join forces with the Spanish, during the Conquista, and go fight to exterminate other groups, like the Chichimecas, aztecas, were definitely way more aggresive than what we see now. Very interesting debate... and before I get shot down as a stupid gringo who has no right to comment here, I actually grew up in Mexico... and went to college there.... Id love to see the soccer players of today following suit with the players of the 'juego de pelota' in ancient times, when the winner would be sacrificed to the Gods for good fortune to their tribe... FYI I am fully bilingual, and educated at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico...

SoBe Herrera
SoBe Herrera

And don't forget the gabachos like Jeffrey dahmer and john wayne gacy...they must of had Aztec blood in them too...LOL

Ezra Frida
Ezra Frida

And don't forget the genocide the whites are still doing to the natives

Marcus Vega
Marcus Vega

Shaved heads ...and tattoos over their neck. .....??? Yes their are Fucking Cholos ....!!!!dear gabacha.....!!!!

Dio Colindres
Dio Colindres

Gus, we would have to think about one important thing. No all the Mexicans come or are descendants of the Aztecs. They were the most important group, that reign the Mesoamerica in the last days before the spaniards invade them. But, what about the otomies, purépechas, mayos, huicholes, mayas, zotziles, etc. etc? Some of these cultures weren't violent at all. The violence in the Aztec blood is a myth.

FilipinaMermaid
FilipinaMermaid

I love watching the carnage that is Gustavo laying it down for people who don't know how to crack open a book and school themselves. Reading this is a great start to my otherwise humorless day. 

Minerva Magdalena
Minerva Magdalena

Mmmm...Let me ask Mi Mami if her shaved head and tattoos make her a chola :) Don't worry I had her permission to say that. I will Not get La Chancla :)

Carmen Leyva Watson
Carmen Leyva Watson

Dear Earl....I can see you have read AZtec by Gary Jennings...hahahahahha

Carmen Leyva Watson
Carmen Leyva Watson

True...but the USA uses all media to promote drugs and its use as well as violence: Scarface, Grand Theft Auto, etc etc etc. The first amendment has it's own nightmares, because it has turned into a violent "culture" all around the world, promoted by the media.

Rebeka Ruiz
Rebeka Ruiz

Always a pleasure to read your articles Mr. Ask a Mexican. Thank you again for the thought provoking palabras.

Earl Marty Price
Earl Marty Price

The Meica were cousins to the Apache. They were not all conquering, because they could not conquer the Purempecha of the modern Micoacan. These people had copper tipped weapons , and their arrows pierced the Mexica body armor. Lets face most in Mexico and here are ignorant over what indigineous group lived in which area, ..like the Nayars, hence, Nayarit.

JGlanton
JGlanton

@Linda Hernandez Pinos this bish know what she's talking about yo

jcarltonlindsay
jcarltonlindsay

@Carmen Leyva Watson: and in time they accept the different cultures

JL: While I agree with some parts of your comment, I don't agree with "and in time they accept the different cultures."

While many Whites enjoy Classic R&B music (music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s), some of our foods, some hairstyles, some clothing, etc...Whites reject the people themselves, frequently viewing them as inferior and/or discriminating against them in thousands of ways, i.e., employment, housing, banking (steering Blacks & Latinos with an Excellent Credit rating to sub-prime loans....Wells Fargo case and several others), education....NOT teaching about our accomplishments, inventions, literary works, playwrights, there's a "racial" disparity in the "awarding" of the death penalty, etc., etc., etc., etc.
They will highlight/embrace our athletes...and that's about all.

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

@Carmen Leyva Watson you mexican racists are the only immigrant group in the last 100 years to truly have no appreciation for this country. You BOOOOOEEED the US national anthem in Pasadena. nobody has ever had such little respect for this country. 

portlandmestizo
portlandmestizo

@Victor Avena Guzman Perhaps you might prefer living in Honduras. I understand la Mara Salvatrucha have disavowed brutal violence. Que tonto eres. 

sgbrown10
sgbrown10

@Victor Avena Guzman yes the mongols and muslims have nothing on whitey when it comes to violence whitey also is the best of the best when it comes to making an advanced civilization you know muslims invaded and stole 30 countries making mass genocide, as did the mighty aztecs genocide of neighboring tribes

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

@Victor Avena Guzman you're welcome to leave to your safe homeland.

leoqaf
leoqaf

@Oscar Angello En ningun momento dijo que todos tuvieramos sangre Asteca.

leoqaf
leoqaf

@William Webb Dodd The whole world was more primitive and violent than what we see today. Spaniards used to burn people alive for even being suspected of heresy.

Vawlkee
Vawlkee

@William Webb Dodd  

What do you expect? Gustavo gets his rocks off berating Caucasians.

He calls himself a "Mexican". What part of Mexico does Anaheim occupy?

Bigots come in all colors and ethnicites, Gustavo is poster boy for that!

jcarltonlindsay
jcarltonlindsay

@STOPTHERECONQUISTA 
Your comments are racist and offensive.

Did the Europeans have respect for the native peoples living here when they  arrived?!
NO...they didn't.
They committed genocide against them...and nearly exterminated them...and then set about setting up their own culture.

vebalbattery
vebalbattery

@Vawlkee I think its more likely that sometimes Gustavo might get a little frustrated at the sheer ridiculousness of our stereotyping.  Really? A complete genetic predisposition to violence of an entire culture?  And interesting it wasn't a predisposition towards mathematics, another thing that Aztecs did.  
And the response, that at some point, all cultures have shown signs of intolerable cruelty.  So yea, Gustavo might have gone for some low-hanging fruit only citing "white" violence, as opposed to also including Ghengis Kahn or Khmer Rouge.  Doesn't make it less valid.  
And for the record - the whole beheading/videotape phenomena?  from everything I have read, adopted from Islamic extremists, not some ancient Aztec manual.  

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

@jcarltonlindsay @STOPTHERECONQUISTA My comments are NOT racist...they are directed at a nationality. If they're offensive....good, your attitude is as well. Thank you for proving my point. We hear this all the time....the pilgrims and native americans. That is the rally cry of those who think the US does not deserve a border. Name me a people who have NEVER oppressed another people? We welcome 1 million legal immigrants every year..more than any other nation in the world. Mexican immigrants, however, treat the US with contempt. Gus jokes about it, but is serious...the reconquista is underway. Polling of mexican citizens and immigrants both demonstrate they believe the southwest USA is theirs. btw...'anti gringo comments' are just fine, right?. 


again...the US takes in more immigrants than any other nation in the world.

 
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