THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STARTED SO STRONG. Cheering crowds of Mexican Americans and other Latinos reveling to his earnest campaign promises on passing an immigration reform package. And we came out and voted in strength. And how has that worked out?
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WHERE WE GOIN’ BRO? Cruisin’, homes. Cruisin’ down to check on Lalo. See what’s up with the hubbub. Talkin’ about being Bordertown bound. Get the skinny on what’s goin’ down!
A WRITER APPROACHED ME, WITH AN INTERESTING PROPOSAL. He gathered digital detritus and fed it to the garbage disposal. He waved his hands over the map and said “Imagine nothing goes back” And I did, and that was that.
WE BEGIN, BUT DO NOT END, with the sensational incident where the Obama White House, under the greasy orange grip of an alien Trumpian pressure, produced for public inspection the President’s “long form” birth certificate.
JUDGING BY THE EGREGIOUS SILENCE on mainstream U.S. infotainment stations, one might assume that the life and premeditated murder of an innocent child is only worth our compassion and outrage if she is white. Because the brutal shooting and home invasion that swallowed up the life of nine year-old Brisenia Flores has had a hard time getting any play on major “news” outlets.
SEMANTIC GAMES DO NOT MAKE CHANGE. What a person stands for, acts for, works toward, and feeds is what and who they are. Given the dodging games and general misunderstanding of the terms Racism and Racist, are there clearer ways to assess and describe what harm someone is aiding, or what justice they are fighting for? Yes.
IN ARIZONA, DO WE NOW SEE a sad mutation of our once-beautiful América? Or do the scales fall from our eyes to reveal the true, gleeful, unabashed visage of a beast on which we ride?
A TIMELESS TACTIC practiced by the oppressor is to burn the pages of all your history books. To shatter your statues and to destroy your icons of hope and power. Today in Arizona, these age-old methods play out yet again. But they cannot stop us, nor the truth of our peoples.