Category Archives: Xicano Commentary

Jovita Gonzáles Comment 2

In Dew on the Thorn by Jovita Gonzáles1, the Anglo plays a rather significant roll not because we are not familiar with the eternal binomial in Chicano narrative between gringos and Chicanos but because it is an early ground we … Continue reading

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love is a pain

I wonder how aztec and maya loving chicanos will react to this. Specially La Voz de Aztlán. My, my indeed. Moctezuma was gay. He loved to gorgle the mayonesa; le gustaba el arroz con popote. Well, you get the picture. … Continue reading

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liberty of the press?

Boy, one can’t really go by all the propaganda that spews out from the internet. Worst of all is that I use mostly official mouthspeaks as a news source. Dang, do they tend to be lopsided; everything to fit their … Continue reading

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Haven’t just

I seem to recall Bartleby, that old Melville character that so baffles many of us in this so called modern world, whenever I cherish the idea of entertaining thoughts on Chicanismo. I feel am so way beyond that that the … Continue reading

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The little migra in every US Xicano

I have always had trouble believing am a Xicano. No matter that the evidence points to the fact that I am just that. This has become even more apparent for me here in Europe. the Nordic corner, isolated from Aztlán. … Continue reading

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Odd in a kind of freakish way

Pre-destination. I recall this worm in my belly. It used to be that I felt predestined to be a writer and it often permeated a great deal of my everyday life more oft than not in my love affairs. This … Continue reading

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Mexican elections 2006

Well, let’s git to the knilly willy of the ninny lilly. Elections in México, el suspenso is killing me. I wrote in my spanish blog that Calderón was already a winner, ooops, it’s a cultural thing would say this guy … Continue reading

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The Secret Politicians

Wish the Kos gang would have been around the turn of the 19th century, heck, what am I saying, just a few decades ago. History here. I have never liked the terms latino nor hispanic though I advocate latino more … Continue reading

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Mexican elections

Alright, alright already ese! So I’ve been recycling news yet there are less folk out there concentrating on the mexican elections than there are concentrating on it. Erhm, did that make sense? Either way, these elections matter. Lots. Beyond lots. … Continue reading

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William Lamport

Pinches Irish, there’s always something to learn outta them … The backgrounds to Mexico’s struggle against Spain for its independence have been argued to have taken root as early as 1650, when an Irishman, William Lamport, attempted to revolt against … Continue reading

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Southwest, norteño Xicano

Some of the Xicanos in what can, & only can, be deemed as a loose confedaration of goodie-two-shoes Xican@s bloggers who can’t seem to make up their mind about nothing, have sent me an email whereby I get accused of … Continue reading

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Dios mio, they speak spanish in California?

Dios mio, I didn’t know California was a spanish word either! Could someone tell the Israeli friendly newsoutlet called Reuters, yes, I know, I am on the fringe of being called antisemitic, never mind am only 39 and really have … Continue reading

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Correcciones due

Yes Sean, we knew the moment we read the phrase pinche gringos written across this post that your position was loud and clear. Thank you for stopping by this Xicano nordic corner and we’ll keep reading your posts and keep … Continue reading

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cotidiene

I stood in shock and speechless at the very image that was unfolding like a motion picture right before my eyes. I understood the power of cultural shocks, the power of cultural encounters and the power of feeling superior right … Continue reading

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Hindsight

I realize that reading Octavio Paz was a bad taste of Castor Oil. I remember clearly refusing to read anything of him after I read El Laberinto de la Soledad. I was extremely offended by the chapter : Pachucos y … Continue reading

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Dang ese

Damn, I just had my time confiscated by gringos. I was reading over at the Agonist chunky bits of wisdom that, alas! goes unheeded by most and, as Dr. House points out, the White House ain’t so cause of the … Continue reading

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Smell it like it is: Sabotage

The president’s office said Thursday that all available evidence suggested bad weather led to a helicopter crash that killed Public Safety Secretary Ramón Martín Huerta, Federal Preventive Police Commissioner Tomás Valencia, five other passengers and a crew of two. The … Continue reading

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How Federico Campbell is so dead wrong

One of the characteristics of the 70 year PRI reign in México was its alliances with the cultural elite. If the neocons of the Bush clan in the beginning began to blame the malaise that affected American society on Hollywood … Continue reading

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Chavéz Ravine

Meanwhile back at the yonderliesit.org offices … -m’ijo, pass me some of that coffee made out of those coffee beans Marquitos from Chiapas sent me. -Marquitos? sent me!! a ver, a ver, what’s pasando here pop’s, creo que he sent … Continue reading

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Peregrinos de Aztlán

Well I’ve been slacking. I was forced upon a swath the size of the Congress Library of work to do, and what did I do today? Slack, that’s right ese! so yeah, and my own personal protestant guilt tormentor from … Continue reading

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Barrio Warriors

I haven’t the slightest idea who came up with such a catchy name but let me tell you, it ain’t good. It is supposed to resonate in the mind of the gringo and it probably will. I can imagine some … Continue reading

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Xicanos as latinos

Whether Xicanismo likes it or not there is a latino force outhere to be reckoned with and it must embrace it. I say this because I have just been listening to Pepito for the past two days, an SF based … Continue reading

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It rains in the plains of Sweden

Well I can officially kiss the suntan I adquiered during my sojourn in México adios. Its been raining cats and dogs in Sweden for 6 weeks in a row now and that means I will probably miss not only the … Continue reading

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Warrior-Poet of the Fifth Sun

The good offices of Aztecpoet.com were kind enough to send me via internet Luis A. López recent book titled Warrior-Poet of the Fifth Sun, innercircle publishing 2004. I must confess that if poetry has the quality to speak to the … Continue reading

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On Reies Lopez Tijerina & Reuters

I often find it amazing how America Gringa refuses to acknowledge some of its own history, twist it and bedmake it to sleep with the Other in its own house. I suppose it is easier for Gringo USA to see … Continue reading

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Two concerned Aztlán citizens

Yonderliesit.org received two rather interesting emails from two concerned Aztlán citizens just a little less than what it took you to read this. On the one hand, one email writer, mind you, at yonderliesit.org we faithfully hold to the anonymous … Continue reading

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Viva Chicano Lit

The Republic of East L.A. – Stories (2002) by Luis J. Rodriguez I am invariably always surprised at the ease with which I can understand Chicano literature. I can see right throught it. I figure it must be the cultural … Continue reading

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wachatelas ese

The phoneme /w/ [a voiced labio-velar approximant, lip rounding] has multiple and productive sounds in the spanglish and espanglish Xicano community. For us there are choices to be made between: Güey, huey and wey Güero, huero and wero What, guat … Continue reading

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California, Bustamante and MeCHA

Citizens against citizens, a view of the blog world led me to interesting commentary on this as they avalanched Cruz Bustamante on his allegiances to MeCHA. There was a conserted effort to question Bustamantes real intentions to get to power … Continue reading

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Proto-spanglish

Curiously, as we drove down from Sweden’s Highlands to Paris back in July of this year, I noticed along the German Autobahn and other less known roads to Liege to Paris, that trailers from Portugal carried a legend in their … Continue reading

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Raza Cosmica

It has occurred to me that Xicanos are a new sort of mestizo, a raza in itself. While our ancestors are for the most part mestizo in as far as they are of two races, one combining aspects of the … Continue reading

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Pensando en California

Am a Californian not only by heart but by residence as well, I lived under its shadow for over 30 years and my daughter was born in San Diego, California, I grew up in Redwood City for a couple of … Continue reading

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So there

Being Chicano is a sense of essence you see I couldn’t belong to this idea of democracy because I am what exactly what your idea of democracy demands from you: that you churn out rebels. I am a rebel, a … Continue reading

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