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Reconquista: Taking Back The American Southwest

What if there was a reconquista, and Americans didn’t notice until it was too late? It was all moving along quite swimmingly before the recent immigration rallies when most Americans wouldn’t have known a reconquista from a chimichanga. But the word is out thanks to those rallies where hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Hispanics filled American streets waving Mexican flags, displaying insulting banners, and making incredibly brazen demands of the country.

For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, the reconquista is a radical movement calling for Mexico to “reconquer” America’s Southwest which proponents claim is land that was stolen from Mexico. But that’s not all. Reconquista propaganda also claims that the “stolen” land happens to sit on the territory of the ancient “Nation of Aztlan,” which was supposedly the cradle of Aztec civilization.

Hmm, that’s odd. I’m looking at a World Book Encyclopedia map of the Aztec empire as it existed at the height of its power, and it was totally confined to parts of southern Mexico, hundreds and hundreds of miles south of the Mexican-American border. Looks like this Aztlan thing can be dismissed out of hand as the nonsensical poppycock that it is.

And even if Aztlan had been real and had stretched from Cancun to Spokane, so what? The only argument that could possibly advance would be to give it all back to the Aztecs, an even more ridiculous notion.

But forget about Aztlan. Let’s get back to the idea that the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. Balderdash! The United States didn’t unjustly steal land from Mexico. Rather, land was legally ceded to the United States by Mexico through the Treaty of Guadalupe de Hidalgo which ended the Mexican-American War in 1848.

Yes, the United States won that war, and you could say that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas were the spoils of war, but that doesn’t make it unjust. It certainly wasn’t unjust for the people who lived in those lands because it saved them from being a part of the eternally corrupt, unstable, poverty-ridden country of Mexico.

But that undeniable fact doesn’t mean squat to the illegals and illegal sympathizers who were displaying this popular banner during the recent immigration rallies: “If you think I’m ‘illegal’ because I’m a Mexican, learn the true history because I’m in my homeland.”

So sorry, señor, but no you’re not. And here’s the main thing you need to realize. If the American Southwest had stayed a part of Mexico, then you’d be trying to slip into the American Midwest, or the American Southeast, or the American Northeast, or the Pacific Northwest, or the Mid-Atlantic, or the Rocky Mountain West, or the Great Basin, or the Northern Plains, or anywhere other than the “homeland” you’re now making claim to. That’s because if the American Southwest had stayed a part of Mexico, then it would be just as miserable as the rest of that country.

See, it wasn’t some sort of natural, Edenic utopia where the living was intrinsically easy and the type of governance didn’t matter. The reason the American Southwest is prosperous is because it is part of America and not part of Mexico. America has the kind of political, social and economic system that generates prosperity. Mexico, on the other hand, doesn’t. Despite its beauty, vast natural resources and oil wealth, it’s a miserable basket case of a country.

But the profoundly arrogant and ignorant marchers who carried banners like the one described above have zero interest in trying to fix what’s wrong with their real homeland. It’s so much easier to just sneak into a large successful country to the north than it is to hang around and try to turn Mexico into a decent place.

So, the justification for the desired reconquista is a crock, and an illogical one at that. Nonetheless, it could still happen simply as a result of demographic trends. As Jose Angel Gutierrez, political science professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has so aptly pointed out, “We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.”

In other words, the fecund Hispanic masses are going to out-multiply the withering white masses and pull off a de facto reconquista, assuming current trends continue. It’s pretty cut and dry for the good professor who, by the way, doesn’t sound too broken up over the prospect of a dying white America.

White Americans who express the slightest anxiety over the continuation of such demographic trends or who ask their leaders to enforce the nation’s immigration laws will naturally be branded racists. Accusatory banners were all over the place during the demonstrations.

But in reality, the main concern isn’t over race, it’s over culture. If a demographic reconquista were to occur and if Hispanics fail to assimilate and Americanize themselves sufficiently, then the American Southwest becomes the cultural equivalent of northern Mexico, and it ain’t racist to not want that to happen. Just ask the reconquista and open borders crowd to name a country in the world whose people would happily stand by and watch their culture be overrun by another.

The average illegal immigrant from Mexico probably doesn’t consider himself part of a vast reconquista conspiracy. He just wants a better life for himself and his family. But that doesn’t mean that he and half of Latin America should just be able to waltz across the border whenever they please.

If the day ever comes when Hispanics outnumber native-born Americans because of a demographic reconquista fueled largely by illegal immigration, will those Americans then be able to complain about their own stolen homeland? Sure, but not without being called racist.

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  • RedTard

    Excellent assessment. It seems we might try giving our old oppressed minorities, native American and blacks a hand up before we start importing another one.

    We brought blacks here to pick out crops once. Riots, lynchings, burnings, a civil war and 100+ years later we still haven’t got over that one. (and Blacks al least learned to speak english)

    If you enjoy ethnic, religous, and racial conflict, overpopulation, continual wage stagnation, permanantly skyrocketing healthcare and social services costs, and mariachi music then by all means we should continue our moronic policy of importing all of Mexico’s poor.

    I’m not crossing my fingers waiting for anyone to do anything, Dems are having wet dreams of another oppressed minority to stir up class hatred in, and Repubs are more interested in this quarters earnings than the fact that the southwest is being turned into an overpopulated spanish speaking shithole.

  • ihateoreilly

    I felt sympathy for “undocumented immigrants” up until the past couple months. I live in LA. What they didn’t show you were people burning American flags.

  • Bliffle

    Talking about Conquest, it would have made a lot more sense for the US to invade Mexico than Iraq. And apparently the mexican population would have been happy to see us.

  • Mark

    What about the people in the areas that are to be reconquered? How is anyone going to convince them to just pick up and move?

    That is a very scary yet sobering thought to me.. let people know, everyone, that in order for the “reconquista” to work, people have to pick up and move…

  • http://www.greg-strange.com Greg Strange

    Mark, nobody has to move. As was mentioned in the article, it’s all about the demographics of immigration and birth rates. If Mexicans keep coming into the Southwest, say, and if they maintain a significantly higher birth rate than Americans, eventually the Mexicans will outnumber the Americans. It’s as simple as that, unless those factors change.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    One of the interesting demographic factlets is that when the Mexicans get here to the US, within a generation or two their rate of reproduction drops to that of the general population.

    Dave

  • troll

    oh no – !

    shades of the Great Salt Peter conspiracy…or is it the fabric softener

    troll

  • Magadi Manus

    Mexicans are taking back wht they lost 150 years ago. They are trying to do much more then that… they are trying to create a spiritual “aztlan”… This will heal the wounds of wounded Aztec civilization.

  • STM

    Build that wall and get potential immigrants to apply through existing legal channels like people from other countries have to. Governments have a right to control the number of immigrants coming to a country.

    It is not racist to suggest that too much immigration can unsettle the fabric (softener) of a society. It is a process that needs to be quite carefully controlled, and has nothing to do with the colour of a person’s skin.

    Or do what we do here in Australia … keep illegal immigrants in detention, have the government fairly review their cases to see whether they are genuine refugees or just people who want to own their own car and earn a decent quid, and send home those who don’t meet the criteria.

    Anyone who is a genuine refugee, or can put a case for hardship or danger if they return home, should be allowed to stay. The rest are just queue jumpers who are trying to take advantage of our good natures and really should have no rights at all – apart from their legal right to be treated fairly – in this debate.

  • Reconquistador

    The United States of AZTLAN

    ~Califaztlan,Califas-[California]
    ~Ariztlan,Ariza-[Arizona]
    ~Nevaztlan,Nevaz-[Nevada]
    ~Utaztlan,Utaz-[Utah]
    ~Coloraztlan-[Colorado]
    ~Tejaztlan,Tejas-[Texas]
    ~Kansaztlan-[Kansas]
    ~Oklaztlan,Oklas-[Oklahoma]

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Gesundheit.

  • ffff

    yes let me tell you something gringo. mexico wons its struggle for indpedence started in 1810 and and finished in 1821. mexico won a bloody guerrilla war. mexico was exahusted, and bankrupt.then the fuckeng gringos took texas cowardly and illegaly entering texas. (like today we enter texas what ironic)then the mexian american war came the usa a more staple country and powerful country just simply took advantage of a weaker young country that had a big future yall won and we had no choice to give all that land, becuase we were scared that you wouldnt want more duhh. for me that unjust and cowardly if youre think youre so tough why dont you go fight a war against russia or iran. you just pick on weaker countrys. so the point we dont fucken cared if this is the usa we come here illegaly or legally yall cant stop us so get used to seeing spainsh everywhere, becuase mostly likely your going to be the minoriy in 30 years. i guarenteed you

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Don’t worry, ffff. The situation in US is deteriorating quickly, so much so that it’s no longer a viable propositions to many of the Mexicans to be coming here, legally or illegally. It’s becoming a moot point.

  • john santiago

    I say we just annex Mexico as the 51rst state and get it over with. Would be alot easier to control our southern border then, plus we’d have a few more ports on each coast.

  • Jr.

    Here is what happened, in 1836, Mexico decided to outlaw slavery, which resulted in Texas declaring independence. France, the UK, and the US, were the only nations to recognize its independence. In 1845 Texas was annexed by the US, despite Mexican, British, and French efforts to prevent this, and was seen as an act of war by Mexico, but it was largely an empty threat, as Mexico knew it was not in the position to declare war. Mexico figured that with British-American relations deteriorating over the Oregon Question, the US would back off, and instead decide to focus on the bigger problem, which was Britain. When Zachary Taylor ordered a convoy to cross the Nueces river, Mexican forces protected what was essentially recognized as Mexican territory by the Unites States, France, Mexico, and British forces. Taylor used this deception as a weapon to get congress to declare war against Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, it was the United States who declared war first and not Mexico, Mexico did not declare war until it was forced to when American forces crossed the border and entered California. The first 2 months of the war were leaning towards Mexico, but when Los Angeles fell to the Americans, 2 separate Mexican peace envoys went to DC, one offering the cession of California, while the other offered the cession of the Nuevo Mexico territory. Both were turned down as the common belief was that the war was to result in complete Mexican annexation. However the U.S. was forced to settle with the American southwest, after the UK and Russia began to threaten war over the Oregon Territory. Eventually they accepted a treaty formulated by an American Envoy who had lost his credentials by order of President Polk.

    Abraham Lincoln was opposed to the war, and even challenged Zachary Taylor and demanded he be shown the spot where American blood was spilled. Taylor never rose to the challenge. Lincoln made it publicly known he was never in favor of this war, and he saw through the facade that was used to justify it. IN fact, the United States had been attempting to gain control of the territory since 1830 when a transcontinental railroad was proposed, and to gain the ports on the Pacific ocean that Mexico gained as a result of their independence.
    Ulysses S. Grant said, “This war was one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.”, he later added that the American Civil War was the punishment the United States received that was prescribed by the divine, for such a criminal Injustice.

    Let’s look at the facts. Mexico had not been a stable country at the time, and had not had peace since its independence was recognized in 1821. The military was extremely depleted, following the Mexican Revolution, the Texas War of Independence, the Rio Grande Republic Revolution, the Yucatan Republic Revolution and several attempted military coups. The Mexican Army was in no shape to wage war, and both the US, and Mexico knew it.

    Had the Mexican Army been at full power at the time of the war, there would be no question that the larger, better equipped Mexican army would have defeated invading American forces at Fort Texas, retained control of Nuevo Mexico, and would have pushed the US to an unconditional armistice, due to the fact that the Americans would have been outnumbered 3 to 1.

    The North American War was an act of aggression and Expansion that the US executed, and won with devastating results.
    Had the founding fathers been alive during this time frame, this war would have never happened, as the war itself, was a European-Style expansionary war, which is what the founding fathers sought to separate themselves from.

  • Jon

    Jr.–thank you for the information, but when you begin to go from fact to conjecture (Had the Mexican Army….) you stop with the history lesson. History is not about the what ifs….. How many British military leaders could have believed that a rag tag bunch of colonials could defeat them. Right or wrong, legal or illegal, it is what it is. New boundaries were established (boundaries that then as now should be respected) and the rest is history.

  • J&L

    OK, so as someone proved…BIG TIME,(f) there is a reason why illegals don’t need to be in our country. If they want to come to this country for a “better” life, they first of all need to know how to speak English well. They also need to be able to SPELL!!! Half, NO wait, more than half of the damn immigrants cant understand you, and you cant understand them. They have their poor children speaking for them, because the language barrier is so great. Its absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!!!! It makes me so damn mad when someone who is here “illegally”, thinks that they have some kind of right to be here. They DON’T!! GET OVER THE SHIT!!! I am so sick of it. This is America. American’s live here, we own this land now, and if they think they’re going to bring shit from their poverty stricken country over here, and over take us, they are sadly mistaken. They’re messing with the wrong part of the country anyway. No REAL southerner is going to stand by and take this crap from no one. The northern part of America might want their ass, but even then, when they “TRY” to over take OUR country, they’re going to have to make it past US first! People who stand for what we believe in, and who want things done right!! If they want to be an American,they need to wait in line like everyone else. We are so sorry (not really) that they made their country unlivable, but don’t come over here trying to make ours that way too. I don’t mind the people who want a good life, but will work for it. LEARN ENGLISH. They teach it in schools in Mexico. Look, I am an American I was born and raised in the south, but my father is a Dominican.He came here LEGALLY when he was young, all of his family did. They waited their turn. He is an American citizen, who spoke English before he got here, and knew what he had to do to be a Successful American. Part of the reason Americans are losing their job’s is because, Illegal MEXICANS are taking the AMERICANS job’s. They live 60 fucking people to one house, don’t pay any taxes, live on government assistance ,(and yes there is a way, even for the ILLEGALS), and the very few jobs that they have not stolen from us, we are paying our taxes for them to live for just about FREE! If they want someone to blame, blame the Mexican who sold their “homeland”. Just like the article says, their home land would belong to the”Aztecs” if it was taken back.Was any Mexican alive today, alive when they ruled? NO! so its not theirs, it WAS their ancestor’s, and it was sold. So, GET OVER IT… I swear I wish I could work Border Patrol!

  • redhammer

    WOULDA, SHOULDA, COULDA!-
    I am a painter. By talent and sheer gift; This is my trade. For over 30 years I have been undone from two ends… the illegal immigrants (mostly Mexican) and those that hire them and turn a blind eye knowing that no one will say a word. So, Im working with guy that is Mexican American that claims in a few years the I Illegal Mexican immagrants along with the rest of the Mexican nation will rise up and strike on the Southern US States. With what; pipe bombs and rocks??? Some may believe that Americans have become soft. This is not entirely so. The American citizens that live in regions where demographics are being drastically altered by illegals are merely waiting for the right moment… “TO BARE ARMS.”

    THE REAL ISSUE-
    America is getting soft through it’s parenting and public education ====== Bad education is due to underfunded and overpopulated school systems that are being flooded with slews of 1st born generation Mexican Americans. The only way to stop this is by NOT ALLOWING THEIR PARENTS TO WORK HERE. Citizens along with businesses should be crushed by the State from here out when hiring illegal labor. This is currently happening for anyone that has been under a rock for the last 10 years. If one State, such as N.M. shows progress then other States will soon follow. If war comes, LET IT. Most REAL citizens understand that America has always been a WAR country and is worth fighting for. Mexico has always benefited like a little Brother, jealous and now sees the moment to steal the entire cookie jar. If they really wish to bring more bloodshed and poverty to their side Culture then let them.

    DOWN TO THE BASICS -
    Illegal immigrants that place themselves in America, no matter where they are from, want FREEDOM & ORDER at the same time. Remember the whole grade school debate.. “Freedom vs. Order?” The ULTIMATE STRUGGLE OF THE AMERICAN WAY…” If you have to think about this for more than ten seconds than you should NEVER VOTE and go ahead give the keys to your house and car to next illegal immigrant that is cutting your grass or… painting your house.

    MATH LESSON -

    Taxes = your child’s future.

    NO Tax revenue = no education

    No education = over saturated poverty stricken class that makes up 99.99% of people in America.

    99.99% poor / .01% filthy rich.

    GOAL OF THE DAY-
    The next time someone is hiring an illegal immigrant in your neighborhood confront the homeowner and make the rest the street aware. Make them the SCAPEGOAT. They are the ones that are destroying your child’s future just to save ten bucks.

  • HECTOR

    I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN SINCE BIRTH. I AM NOT ANTI PATRIOT THAT IS A FALSE PATRIOT AS MANY OF OUR CITIZENS APPEAR TO BE AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED WITH THEIR SICK WAYS JUST LIKE THE SICK WAYS OF MANY OF THE CITIZENS OF OTHER NATIONS. THE QUESTION IS AS FOLLOWS. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT THAT WAS SET UP IN MEXICO WAS A PUPPET GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING THE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN. THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO WERE NOT ASKED BY A PUPPET GOVERNMENT THAT ESTABLISHED ITSELF IN MEXICO IF IT WAS FINE FOR THEIR ANCESTRAL LANDS TO BE SOLD VIA FALSE TREATIES WHICH WE ORCHESTRATED BY NON SPANISH JEWS SPEAKING SPANISH AND ENGLISH SINCE SPAIN HAD TO DO WITH THE COOPERATION OF HELPING THE FORMING NATION KNOWN AS THE USA TODAY. SPAIN DID NOT WANTED THE INDIAN OR MIXED MEXICANS TO HAVE INDEPENDENCE. INTERNALLY SPAIN COOPERATED WITH THE NATION OF TAKING THE LANDS BACK FROM MEXICO VIA THE DIFFERFENT SO CALLED PURCHASES AND DECEPTION. IS REALLY INTERESTING THAT WE THE PEOPLE APPEAR TO BE COMING FROM EUROPE AND BUYING LAND FROM PEOPLE WHOM WERE NOT EVEN THE ACTUAL PEOPLE IN CHARGE AND THEN WE CALL IT OUR LAND. HAVE ANYONE EVER WONDERED WHERE DID THAT FALSE PRIDE CAME FROM? I MEAN HERE COME A BUNCH OF RENEGADES THAT FLED EUROPE WITH SOME NOT SO RENEGATES AND JUST LIKE IN THE CASE OF SPAIN, ENGLAND==SAME PEOPLES=STUDY SANCHA DA AYALA AND THE SPANISH YEW AND THE NON SPANISH YEW. I BELIEVE THE LANDS WERE TAKING IN NON LEGAL WAYS AND MADE TO LOOK LEGAL AND IN SOME LEGAL WAYS. THE FACT THAT SECRET FAMILIES HALF SPANISH AND HALF ENGLISH ORCHESTRATED THE SO CALLED LAND GRAB IS ONLY NEW TO THE IGNORANT WHOM DOESN’T REALLY KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. MEXICANS ARE THE PEOPLE WORKING ON OUR FARMS. OUR FARMERS CANOT AFFORD TO PAY MORE MONEY FOR PEOPLE TO WORK THE FARMS. WHAT IF ALL MEXICANS WERE TO RETURN SOUTH OF THE BORDER? IS THE RACIST BIGGOTS THAT ARE NOT ONLY EATING FOOD THAT IS PRETTY MUCH GROWN BY MEXICANS WILLING TO GO GROW THE FOOD THE MEXICANS ARE GROWING? PEOPLE WHERE IS THE DECENCY OF OUR SO CALLED CITIZENS? THE INDIANS COMIONG FROM MEXICO ARE WORKING THE LAND AND IN REGARDS TO CRIME THEIR NUMBERS ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN OUR NUMBERS. WHOM GAVE THE RIGHT TO ANY OF OUR CITIZENS TO CLAIM THAT MEXICANS ARE ILLEGAL WHEN IN FACT OUR CITIZENS MANY BREAK THE LAW AND THAT MAKES THEM ILLEGAL. WHAT IS ILLEGAL TO GOD IS ILLEGAL PERIOD.