In the interest of accuracy, while reading the following article, replace the word “Latino” with the word “Mexican”: Every time you hear about the so-called Latino vote, keep that in mind.
Los Tigres del Norte backs President Obama, Latino voters
The Mexican supergroup Los Tigres del Norte is already taking part in a campaign to encourage U.S. Latinos to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Now it turns out that that includes some members of the Sinaloa band itself. Leader Jorge Hernández, who has dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship, told the Mexico City newspaper El Universal in an interview that he plans to cast a U.S. presidential election ballot for the first time this fall.
“This will be my debut for voting in the United States. I like the idea,” Hernández told the newspaper. He also said that Los Tigres will make an appearance on behalf of theDemocratic Party within the next two weeks.
Notable among their many love songs and ballads about drug smugglers is “Somos Mas Americanos” –“We Are More American.” It contains lyrics such as “Let me remind the Gringo / That I didn’t cross the border, the border crossed me” and “We are more American / Than any son of the Anglo-Saxon.” The fact that this resonates deeply with ordinary Mexican immigrants doesn’t mean they will demand an Anschluss between California and Mexico, but rather that ambivalence runs very deep – and not ambivalence normal to any stranger in a strange land, but ambivalence about America as such.
Ambivalence the Democrats are willing to exploit.
The DNC’s keynote address was given by Julian Castro,
Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest.
Today she helps manage her sons’ political careers, after a storied career of her own as a community activist and a stint as San Antonio Housing Authority ombudsman.
Far from denouncing his mother’s controversial politics, Castro sees them as his inspiration. As a student at Stanford Castro penned an essay for Writing for Change: A Community Reader (1994) in which he praised his mother’s accomplishments and cited them as an inspiration for his own future political involvement.
Accomplished she is,