This gabacho definitely does not want to keep Mexicans dumb. Because it is impossible to keep someone what they are not. Most of the Mexis I know, both from living several years in Mexico and on this side of the border are very sharp and focussed on success. The problem for Mexicans in the USA is not the Mexicans themselves but racist prejudice. Looking forward to celebrating "New Years in Spain" at my house with about a dozen latino friends. We start around 1pm, salute the New Years at 2pm (midnight in Spain) and again at 3pm (midnight in Morocco), savoring mountains of tapas together.