¡Ask A Mexican! for Sep 10, 2009
One man's take on his culture's stereotypes
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Dear Gabacho-Sucking Fox: Because if a pendejo like you can get the gesture, imagine us normal folks?This Irishman living in Denver has asked many Mexicans why Estados Unidos is abbreviated in Spanish as EE.UU instead of E.U.? No one seems to know. The doubled-up abbreviation gives me that queasy double-vision sensation I get from mixing too many pints of black Irish stout with fine gold tequila. - -El Irlandés
Dear Mick: The answer is simultaneously simple and stupid: grammar. Spanish grammar rules dictate acronyms for plurals get a double-dose of letters, something that makes as much sense as a Guatemalan becoming president of the United States.Your voice needs to urge your fellow Mexicans to make street marches for amnesty a MONTHLY occurrence. Those marches showed America, more than any other method, the very real power and solidarity of the oppressed in this country, when your brothers and sisters turned out in thousands to block traffic, and quietly and resolutely marched. Use your column wisely. Remind everyone that those in silence, who showed up to walk, were a force, something to be reckoned with and shouldn’t stop. Walk EVERY month! It takes quiet persistence to show Amerikkka your real power nonviolently, something we are not used to and garners respect from even those who should be ashamed. Use your voice to shout out the call to arms for frequent shows of solidarity. EVERY MONTH. El Izquierdista
Dear Readers: You heard the lefty gabacho. On this coming Mexican Independence Day [Sept. 16], instead of marching to your local taco company for margaritas and sombreros, march for amnesty for illegals. Or undocumented college students. Or at least protest the television networks for ignoring Mexican-themed shows in favor of their umpteenth The Office rip-off. Get on Obama’s case and tell him to forget golfing at Martha’s Vineyard and start fighting the Know Nothings.