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27 January 2015
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Gee, apparently this site is being followed by 275 other websites… the latest being “Economic & Multicultural Zeitgeist”  which rails against

This modern day inquisition [which] constitutes a foreign elitist multicultural agenda that facilitates the dark hedonistic subversion of my nation through mass enemy coreligionist immigration and dark heathen race mixing involving socioeconomic theft through communist social justice indoctrination, mongrelizing diversity through racial guilt, and forced fascist tolerance of anti-white protestant christian subversives working within our institutions causing racial self-eradication, religious genocide, and the destruction of our unique form of white christian Republicanism founded upon our white protestant ethics.

Mexfiles — your one-stop source for all your inquisitive foreign elitist multiculturalism, dark heathen race mixing and social justice — thanks you for your support.

 

Holocausts…

27 January 2015

images220px-Andrew_JacksonThere are many similarities in the United State’s attempt to exterminate Native Americans and Hitler’s attempt to exterminate the Jews. Both groups were – and in many ways remain – dehumanized. Both are and were considered to be in the way of so-called progress. In the U.S., officials and citizens even coined it the “Indian problem,” and Hitler famously considered Jews exactly that, his problem, and he charged himself – much like President Andrew Jackson – with the responsibility of eliminating that problem.

Simon Moya-Smith, ” Ugly Precursor to Auschwitz: Hitler Said to Have Been Inspired by U.S. Indian Reservation System” Indian Country Today (27 January 2015)

What ever happened to “Gracías que no”?

26 January 2015

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Carlos Brito Gómez, a PRI official in the State of Veracruz is the President of the state party’s “Internal Procedures Commission” which was taking a break from selecting candidates for the upcoming state and municipal elections, when this photo was taken.

Perhaps Señor Brito forgets that the party claims to support Mexican entrepreneurs, or perhaps that the political elites are above the petty concerns of the working class… or that he’s just a pendejo.

The boy, thought to be about seven, left without selling a single piece of candy.

 

Crystal City… The anti-Santa Rosa

26 January 2015

I posted the other day about Santa Rosa, the Mexican refuge for Polish exiles during the Second World War… or, as it’s styled here, “La guerra contra nazi-fascismo”.  Despite a serious fascist threat in Mexico (besides Nazi and Falangist influence in the new PAN party that came out of the Cristero War, and openly fascist groups like the Gold Shirts, in 1937 Secretary of Agriculture Saturnino Cedello led a armed rebellion financed largely by Nazi Germany), it is to Mexico’s credit that it did not use the war or the very real fascist threat as an excuse to “punish” successful emigrants from enemy countries, as did several other Latin American nations.

As Jane Jarboe Russell writes in The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II (Simon and Schuster, 2015):

In October 1941, the State Department reached secret agreements with Panama, Peru, Guatemala and 13 other countries in Latin America for the arrest and deportation of Axis nationals. As early as July 1941, newspapers in Latin American countries published “La Lista Negra” – the black list – of Axis nationals. Hours after Roosevelt declared war on December 8, Guatemala froze the assets of Japanese, Germans and Italians and restricted travel. Costa Rica ordered all Japanese interned. Police in practically every Latin American country, except Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil, arrested fathers first, held them in jail and deported them to the United States on American troop ships. Their families were then arrested and deported as well. The U.S. justification for the arrests was to protect national security.

Once the Latin Americans set foot on American soil in ports in New Orleans or California, the INS was in charge. Officers immediately arrested them for “illegal entry.” They were de-loused with strong showers, sprayed with DDT and loaded onto trains bound for internment camps. “The rationale for this international form of kidnapping was that by immobilizing influential German and Japanese nationals who might aid and abet the Axis war effort in the Latin-American countries where they lived, the United States was preventing the spread of Nazism throughout the hemisphere and thereby strengthening its own security,” wrote Geraldo Mangione, who worked for Harrison at the INS. According to Mangione, many in the INS, including himself, opposed the policy of arresting Latin Americans. One of the officers in charge of an INS camp told Mangione: “Only in wartime could we get away with such fancy skullduggery.”

Amazingly, the Crystal City detention camp was in operation until 1948… four years after the end of the war*.  A 1945 propaganda film, produced by the U.S. Department of Justice, shows the camp as “humane”… and I suppose in comparison to Auschwitz they were, and maybe even in comparison to today’s “detention centers” for so-called “illegal aliens” (or even Guantanamo) … but remember, many of these detainees were not even, except by the wildest possible stretch of the term, “illegal entrants” into the United States, but people forcibly exiled from their home countries in the Americas. 

 

* I sent Jane Jarboe Russell a query about this, via her facebook page.  She responded that some deportations were “delayed” and that several inmates fought their deportations in court, but remained in custody during their court cases. 

Get over it ???

20 January 2015

Although the Roman Catholic clergy is quite a bit older than the general population, it does have retirement plans.  When a Roman Catholic Bishop is 74, he offers his resignation to the Pope, effective on his 75th birthday.  Normally, even if the Bishop has health problems, and there is already a Diocesan Administrator to handle the actual work a Bishop does, their retirement is usually delayed for at least a year, if they are asked to stay on, which is usually the case if there isn’t some pressing health problem.

OnesimoOnesimo Cepeda Silva — the first Bishop of Ecatepec… carved out of the Diocese of Mexico City in 1995 to create the most populous Diocese in the world — was born on 25 March 1937. While there was no Bishop-in-waiting in Ecatepec in March 2012, and Cepeda was in perfectly good health for a man of his age, Pope Benedict did one of the smarter things during his reign, and accepted the resignation, effective immediately.  It took a tad over  40 days and 40 nights, but in record time, given the glacial pace of Vatican bureaucracy, on 7 May of that year, Cepeda and everyone else in Mexico, learned from the Vatican that he was retiring, effective immediately.

Cepeda … even during Benedict’s reign… was an embarrassment to the Church.  Unlike the liberation theologian Samuel Ruíz, who didn’t want to retire, but was forced to when he turned 75, it wasn’t a question of pissing off the powers that be, but of being a little too close to them.  On top of those embarrassing fraud allegations, and the questions about his “pre-burial niche” sales … more niches being sold (at a group rate to state employees) than existed.  While he brought in the dough (which seems to have stuck to his fingers), he was emptying out the pews, and the lower clergy was not sorry to see him go.  Even though his replacement was an extreme conservative, he was known to be honest and came from a dirt poor mostly Indigenous diocese.. about the best that Benedict could do (or would be expected to do) on short noice.

For the one-percenters, well, he’s still their unofficial chaplain, apparently.

Cepeda offered this advice to the families of the missing 43 students, and to other families whose loved ones have disappeared:  “If they’ve disappeared, they’ve disappeared.  It’s too bad that it happened, but it would be better if they just trusted the government, and didn’t let themselves be used for propaganda. ”

Undoubtedly he was just fulfilling his pastoral duties, afflicting the comfortable assumptions of poor indigenous families, and comforting the afflicted Governors of Puebla, State of Mexico and Aguascalientes and other federal officials at a banquet honoring Orthodox Archbishop Antonio Chedraui.

Regeneracion, Wikipedia, Proceso.

Don’t die for me, Argentina…

20 January 2015

Sounds like something out of a bad thriller:

 

 

Polish refugees in Mexico

19 January 2015

I have written on Mexico’s important role as a refuge for persecuted people (especially in the 1930s and 40s) before, both in Gods, Gachupines and Gringos and in my short booklet, Bosques War, but until now, I had never heard of the Santa Rosa and the Polish refugees.

poles_in_mexicoIn 1943 a group of 1434 Polish refugees from the Soviet Russia, including a few hundred orphans, arrived in an abandoned ranch of Santa Rosa at the invitation of the Mexican President. Santa Rosa, near Leon, Mexico became their home for the few years to come. Earlier in December 1942, Prime Minister of Polish Government in Exile – General Władysław Sikorski arrived in Mexico to sign an agreement with President of Mexico Avila Camacho to set up such a camp. Mexico was the only country outside the British Commonwealth, which offered assistance in solving the humanitarian crisis of thousands of Polish civilians displaced in temporary camps in Iran.

The exile from deep Russia to Mexico led the first group of Polish refugees through Los Angeles, where their ship docked on June 25th, 1943. To their surprise, the Americans locked them up in an internment center for the Japanese immigrants, who were perceived as enemies of the state.

After the end of the war and the closing of Santa Rosa colony, only 87 refugees returned to Poland. Most of them emigrated to the United States. Those who settled in Chicago set up the Santa Rosa Club and once a year they gather to reminisce the good old daysto the sounds of music remembered from childhood. Currently, Santa Rosa houses an orphanage run by the Salesians of Don Bosco.

 

 

Polish Culture Comes To Mexico, Radio Poland

Santa Rosa:  Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi

 

 

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