Past Features

April 8, 2017

Mexico vs. the United States?
An old wound that never healed


Cecilia Munoz was Barack Obama's Domestic Policy Advisor.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican War.
Glenn Spencer -- April 8, 2017
The Conquest of Aztlan is real
    In 1998, I attended the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles. I listened as the Mexican consul general in Los Angeles, Jose Angel Pescador Osuna, said, "Even though I am saying this part serious and part joking, I think we are practicing la Reconquista in California."
    I gave a reporter enough to convince the NY Times to run the story on its front page.
    By the next year I had collected enough of a record to convince me that Pescador Osuna was not joking, so I produced a video called Conquest of Aztlan.
    This had followed on the heals of two other videos with the overall title of Immigration: Threatening the Bonds of Our Union.
    In 1998 --- after watching one of the videos - James Lubinskas wrote: "We Have Been Warned."
    In the coming weeks and months we are going to witness major disturbances as President Trump attempts to enforce our immigration laws, with the Mexican government playing a major role in encouraging resistance.
    The Conquest of Aztlan is real and it is threatening the bonds of our union.

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