Ask a Mexican: Why do gabachos complain so damn much?

Ask a Mexican: Why do gabachos complain so damn much?

Dear Mexican: I'm s Mexican-American high school student, and just as patriotic as the Joneses who live next to me. In my neighborhood, a gabacho got mad when someone hung a Mexican flag and ended up cutting it down. I think this whole idea of putting one's flag up and another down seems pretty pointless to me. In my neighborhood (which happens to be predominantly white), people complain about everything — seriously, every damn thing. From calling the police to move my dad's 1989 beat-up Ford to calling to spreading hate mail of who has the crappiest house. I guess my main question is, why do gabachos complain so damn much?!
No Soy Llorón

Dear I'm Not a Crybaby: Are you kidding me? Gabachos were born complaining. From telling the Indians to give up their land to telling Mexico to give up their land to crying about illegal immigration and cars on the lawn, complaining is as crucial to the gabacho experience as fiesta is to the Mexican one. I wouldn't pay too much attention to all the whining, though: while the squeaky rueda gets the grease, eventually the wheel falls off — and the greaser remains.

Dear Mexican: I saw this quote the other day and thought it might be right up your alley: "The only Anglos that take an interest in us are the Sociologists and the Police." Do you know who uttered these words? Maybe it was just an inside joke among the teens in East LA during the 1970s? Do you know the phrase in Spanish, too? I'm thinking it could be more poetic in Spanish.
Princeton Pocho

Dear Wab: The closest quote I could find that matches the one you offer comes from Columbia University professor Rodolfo O. de la Garza, in his 1976 paper "Mexican Americans in the United States: The Evolution of a Relationship": "Like sociologists and educators, police have traditionally viewed Mexican Americans as inferior and crime prone. (The profe also includes this classic from J. Edgar Hoover: "You never have to bother about a president being shot by Puerto Ricans or Mexicans. They don't shoot very straight. But if they come at you with a knife, beware." HA! He obviously didn't remember Rafael Cancel Miranda while wiretapping MLK). I would expand the quote you mention to include reporters. Recently, gentle readers, the Mexican's hometown of Anaheim has made it into the national media — not because of Disneyland or the Anaheim Angels, but because of police shootings that left two Latinos dead and caused four nights of protests, one of which included the ugly spectacle of Anaheim police shooting pepper balls and bean bags into a crowd of terrified children and parents. The media is suddenly obsessed over the "two" Anaheim — white and Latino, as if it just sprung out of nowhere.

This is something that happens ALL THE TIME with Mexicans. Media never gives a shit about us until we go crazy: Amnesty rallies, protests against police, cerveza gone wild, and the like. That's why it's crucial, Mexis, for us to become our own media. Start your blogs, get on Twitter and Facebook, take photos and videos, and document what we're really about (and always make sure to pick up your local alt-weekly and click on the online version of the Mexican a trillion times so we stay in business). That's what this columna has always been about — but the Mexican can't do it alone.

My apologies for the soapbox session, cabrones: back to your regularly schedule chichis jokes next week! Now make like a Mexican, and raise DESMADRE.

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brownie4541
brownie4541

 The owner of Chic-Fila-a has been chastized, threatened  personally and financially for expressing his opinion about gay marriage. If he was anything but caucasian, no one would have said a word. Even the television news would have been quiet. That's what makes "gabachos" complain. Americans losing thier jobs to illegal aliens and being told we would'nt work that job anyway.  Now, have you noticed when there is a disaster in the world; gabacho white people are always there to help. Why? I guess because of our sense of decency. I am very proud to be white and I make no appologies for being lucky enough to be born gabacho.

 

lcstrategy
lcstrategy

No Soy Llorón why do mexicans.hispanics disregard other people's rights?

Why are meixicans cowards and do not stay in their country and correct the problems in Mexico?

Why can not the cowardly Mexicans improve the their lives and their situation in Mexico?

Why are cowardly Mexicans lying about how easy US citizens have a good life while Mexicans can not read or understand the history of the movement to improve the lives of US citizens from the 1800s on?

Why can not the cowardly lazy Mexicans do the same thing in Mexico since they had the same time span to correct and improve their lives  in Mexico as the US citizens had to do in the USA?

KITTY
KITTY

It's outrageous that a wet back spic taco breath migger has the audicity to call us white folks gabachos.

 
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