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Post by TomQC on Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 am

(author unknown but great and I had to share it!)

Gringo: - Hi, where are you from?

Mexican: - Hi, I’m from Mexico

Gringo: - Ah! The land of Chapo Guzmán, narcos, marihuana, crime and extortion.

Mexican -I’m sorry, are you a drug addict or a TV junkie?

Gringo - No!!! Why?

Mexican -Because if you were an athlete or sports fan, you would have identified Mexico with Ana Guevara, Hugo Sanchez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Finito, Chicharito Hernandez, Canelo Alvarez, Rafael Marquez, etc.

If you were an educated person, you would have asked about the Aztec empire, the Mayan culture, the Olmecs or any other of the great mesoamerican cultures.

If you were a well traveled person you would have talked about our majestic archaeological sites, our tourist-friendly colonial cities, our megalopolis or our exotic beaches… the astonishing biodiversity of our rainforests, mountain ranges, deserts, conifer forests…

You could have identified Mexico with our great painters, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Khalo, José Clemente Orozco; our composers: Agustín Lara, Consuelo Velázquez, Armando Manzanero, Juan Gabriel Jose Alfredo Jimenez, our writers and poets: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Juan Rulfo, Octavio Paz, Juan José Arreola, Elena Poniatowska, Amado Nervo, Jaime Sabines;

our inventors or scientists: Manuel Mondragón, Guillermo González Camarera, Luis Ernesto Miramontes; our cinematographers: Ismael Rodríguez, Emilio Fernández, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, and even Luis Buñuel, who, being originally from Spain, chose to adopt the Mexican nationality...

If you were a gourmand, you would have asked about Tamales, Cochinita Pibil, Mole, Adobo, Chilaquiles, Chiles en nogada, Guacamole, Pan de Muerto, etc. Or our traditional beverages: Tequila, Mezcal, wines and beers.

However, I can see, the only thing you can relate to Mexico is the provider to American drug addicts...

I just want you to realize that México is a lot more than what ignorant people and fear-mongering media knows or chooses to propagate.

There are millions of honest Mexicans, who even without knowing you, will open the door to our homes, and that if you care to visit, you will love to get to know us and to visit us. Mexico is even more than I can possibly tell you!
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Post by Guest on Fri May 10, 2019 2:57 pm

I would identify Mexico with the Conquest, the greatest story ever told.
With the 50's Mexican Cine, some of the best films ever made.
Frida Kahlo/Diego.
Zapata, Villa, Madero, Diaz, Huerta.
The complexity of DF. La cinta de la miseria.
Low quality weed.
La Piñata.
Acapulco cliff divers.
The Family.
Tequila.
La Mordida.
La quisenira.
Bad roads.
Happy funerals.
The noble savage.

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Post by brigitte on Fri May 10, 2019 5:43 pm

Noble savage?? The ones with calandars more acurrate that the one we still use?

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Post by Guest on Fri May 10, 2019 6:56 pm

brigitte wrote:Noble savage??  The ones with calandars more acurrate that the one we still use?

It's been proven a myth but I still like how it sounds.

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Post by brigitte on Fri May 10, 2019 7:05 pm

Pretty racist image to carry on with.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 pm

brigitte wrote:Pretty racist image to carry on with.

Savage isn't a race, wingnut.  And if you have the cognition to equate savage with dark people then you are the owner of racism.  Did the Margarita girls send you? Are they soon to follow?

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Post by Carry Bean on Fri May 10, 2019 7:40 pm

Ahhh, Jonny I wish we hardly knew ye.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 10, 2019 7:41 pm

There's the second one.

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Post by brigitte on Fri May 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Carry you just may have guessed right or maybe it is his sister...Lucky us.

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Post by SunshineyDay on Fri May 10, 2019 7:43 pm

Interesting disguise.

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Post by slainte39 on Fri May 10, 2019 11:12 pm

There is no disguising the inability to spell, especially when done the same way. lol!

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