Did the U.S. Really Steal California From Mexico?

Did the U.S. Really Steal California From Mexico?EXPAND
Mark Dancey

DEAR MEXICAN: A young California high school boy of Latino heritage asked me why did we whities stole California from Mexico? I asked him who told him that, and he said his father. I told him we purchased California from Mexico via the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to discuss the history or the details of the transaction with him. Is it common for Hispanics to think California was stolen? If so, then, that makes them appear very uneducated about their so-called homeland, don't you think?

Retired Teacher

DEAR GABACHO: Wow, so many babadas to unload here! Hispanic? Latino? Those terms ain't interchangeable. You mean "Mexican"—say our name, pendejo. Most important, the U.S. "purchased" California and the rest of Aztlán from Mexico the way the U.S. "purchased" Georgia from the Cherokees. Mexicans see the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo for what it is:a purchase done down the barrel of the Mexican-American War. And it wasn't just us: Abraham Lincoln opposed it while a congressman, and Ulysses S. Grant described it years later as "one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory." Even if we play your Manifest Destiny game, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was still thievery: It didn't respect the land rights of the conquered Mexicans, therefore allowing a bunch of Pikers to murder and pillage and rob Mexicans of their lands under the threat of marrying their daughters. "Uneducated about their so-called homeland?" That's you and your fellow gabachos, pendejo.

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DEAR MEXICAN: Why is it that mid-30s Mexican heinas let their bush go all-out? And they get mad 'cause you ain't eatin' them?

I Won't Make a Pink Taco Joke, Promise

DEAR POCHO: Bruh, you've watched too much porn. You really think expecting women to have no pubic hair so they can resemble a prepubescent is healthy? That's pedophile territory right there—I should call To Catch a Predator on you. If the mexicanas you bed are au natural, it's because they're in touch with Panochamama and rightfully have no shame with what God granted them. As for the second pregunta—I actually answered it a decade ago, with me reporting then that "a 2002 report by the National Center for Health Statistics showed that 74 percent of Latino men had performed cunnilingus at one point in their life." Now comes the 2010 results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which found that 84.6 percent of Latino males reported performing oral sex . . . but only 72 percent of Mexican-Americans did the deed. And we wonder why so many of our mujeres leave us for gabachos and Salvadorans. . . .

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THE MEXICAN NEEDS AN EDITOR! Last week, I tweeted about the horrific assault on Leslie Jones' website and tried to use the hacker's obsession with Harambe as a punch line. People took it as me comparing the actress to an ape, which shows I really need an editor. The tweet pissed off and hurt good folks—I've owned up to my pendejada and will continue to do so. This column has slammed raza for our inherent anti-blackness almost from the start, and we need black and brown solidarity now more than ever in this era of Trump—and we definitely don't need a weak-salsa satirist fucking shit up.

Ask the Mexican at themexican@askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @gustavoarellano or follow him on Instagram @gustavo_arellano!


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