> May 28, 2007 US Hispanic News
> (PRLEAP.COM) Congressman Tom Tancredo, 2008 Republican presidential > candidate, calls the book "Great read!" in a handwritten note to its > author, Lee Cuesta. As the rising tide of "illegal immigrants" in the > United States demands amnesty, Cuesta's book relates the self-autonomy > movement in the Mexican state of Chiapas, to a similar movement > occurring in the American Southwest.
This "self-autonomy" concurs somewhat with what, from time to time, I have described on this NG, alt.politics.immigration, for years though attacked vehemently by Mexico City's lapdogs.
Again, Mexico is one of the few, if not the only, countries in the world which is named for its capital. It is Mexico City, even prior to the arrival of the Conquistadors, from where Mexico's Comandantes Maximos de Patrulias (such as Santa Anna) sally forth to sack and subjugate all within their grasp.
Even prior to the arrival of the Conquistadors, secession has always been a major current in Mexican affairs.
After the Californianos revolted against Mexico City and its tribute (still legal in Mexico) collectors sixteen times in the decade just prior to the declaration of Califorinia's independence as the Bear State, and the Texian's the same, everywhere eighty miles from Mexico City, there was revolt. The Yucatan had even achieved independence too.
Then Mexico City's subjected did know the absolute disingenuity of Mexico City including and especially its propagandizing of its very Mexican Constitution (that Santa Anna had nevertheless usurped to become yet another dictator): that by merely stating slavery to be illegal did not then or even still make it so.
The Mexican Government had even refused to fund Santa Anna's punitive expeditions into Texas forcing Santa Anna to procure the funds for his (not Mexico's) army from his own ill-gotten wealth, the treasury of his native state of Veracruz and the Catholic Church: funds he then used to purchase Mayans enslaved by the Yucatan's "Ladinos,"---Mayans who would then have to be brought, by their Creolle officers and masters, to the very battlefields themselves in ball-and-chain--- Mayans who, after the battle of San Jacinto, would then have to walk from Texas to their homes in the Yucatan to their rise themselves up in revolt in one of the most vicious wars in the history of the New Word: 'The War of the Castes (Races)'.
Upon General Winfield Scott's eventual arrival to Mexico City, Mexico's (liberal) central government even offered him, and the U.S. Army under his command, the very funds they had refused Santa Anna to accept as pay for his governance and ultimate establishment of a real democracy---hopefully free, once and for all, of their such perennial slavers and tyrants as Santa Anna---in Mexico.
Even now, as Chiapas seeks self-autonomy (secession) from Mexico City, so, most essentially, are the States of Oaxaca, Tabasco, the Yucatan and Guerrero also.
So will Mexico's northern states; and so will even Mexico's Mexicans Abroad.
(This is the link to the original comment above: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.impeach.bush/browse_thread/thread/06b79ee63a929069.)