Thursday, June 01, 2006

Name That Treaty!!! ... (listening to I'm Your Puppet)

Ondale … last night I listened to eduardo galeano on a talk show … simon … Open Veins of Latin America … We Say No … or is that CHALE … and the show’s host reading from her pinche AMERICAN LIST OF JOURNALIST PREGUNTAS asked what he would say to Condi Rice if he could meet with her … Galeano said he would tell her to keep quiet for a while … and listen to the voices of Latin America … and he’s right … BUTT not just about La Arroz … butt about todo … que no … especially about this IMMIGRATION … BARRY BONDS … LANCE ARMSTRONG COSA ...

And some TREATY DE GUADALUPE HIDALGO … Galeano would go for that ... que no … it never hurts to get some RAZA-TO-CHOLO facts in order …

BUTT primero … a sentence or two por la background …

Pues ... according to Richard Griswold del Castillo … the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Signed on 2 February 1848, it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the treaty, the United States acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and emerged as a world power in the late nineteenth century.

Beyond territorial gains and losses, the treaty has been important in shaping the international and domestic histories of both Mexico and the United States. During the U.S.-Mexican War, U.S. leaders assumed an attitude of moral superiority in their negotiations of the treaty. They viewed the forcible incorporation of almost one-half of Mexico's national territory as an event foreordained by providence, fulfilling Manifest Destiny to spread the benefits of U.S. democracy to the lesser peoples of the continent. Because of its military victory the United States virtually dictated the terms of settlement. The treaty established a pattern of political and military inequality between the two countries, and this lopsided relationship has stalked Mexican-U.S. relations ever since.


Ondale … so … mira … aqui es the first paragraph of the TREATY OF GUADALUPE … or is it the opening paragraph … or statement of intent … or introduction … or whatever … chale … I never did take TREATISE 101 … by the way eses … is it really a treaty … or a contracto … or an agreement … or maybe just a pinche purchase order … check it out …

In the name of Almighty God:
The United States of America, and the United Mexican States, animated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics, and to establish upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both, and assure the concord, harmony and mutual confidence, wherein the two Peoples should live, as good Neighbours, have for that purpose appointed their respective Plenipotentiaries: that is to say, the President of the United States has appointed Nicholas P. Trist, a citizen of the United States, and the President of the Mexican Republic has appointed Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Don Bernardo Couto, and Don Miguel Atristain, citizens of the said Republic; who, after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have, under the protection of Almighty God, the author of Peace, arranged, agreed upon, and signed the following: Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits, and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic.

Ondale … not too pinche complicated but “animated by a sincere desire” … ondale … that’s hot … my hermana es muy animated con su cara as she burns gente … as for sincere desire … pues … sounds like a cool pervert … que no … chale ... and to "put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics" ... what about GHETTO-MANIFESTO-D-AND SHATTT ... then there’s the magic palabra of “relations” … simon … it was suppose to be about building relations … simon … of paz and friendship … but what about partnership en building DAZ KAPITAL … “confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both” ... is that it … mejor they should have written that all gente would just bowl solitos ... with balls, zapatos and lanes according to their RAZA ...

Then plenipotentiaries or ambassadors or reps … or BACK-UPS … were appointed to negotiate the treaty … Nicholas P. Trist was appt’d by U.S. President James Polk … he wound up being homies with Mexico … so the story goes … read aqui …Mexico’s Government appointed … Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Relations, State and Police … tambien Jose Bernardo Couto, a conservative lawyer … y Don Miguel Atristain, Chamber of Deputies President … similar to the Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representative …

Trist was a trippy vato … During the Mexican-American War, como te dije, President Polk sent Trist to negotiate with “the Mexicans.” He was ordered to arrange an armistice with Mexican President Santa Anna for $10,000. Santa Anna used the bribe money to bolster his defenses … so the cuenta goes … so Polk se enojo and was disgusted hasta las chanklas by his envoy's incompetence and prompted him to order Trist to return to the United States. General Winfield Scott, Trist’s backup, was also unhappy with Trist's presence in Mexico, although he and Scott quickly reconciled and began a lifelong friendship. However, the wily diplomat ignored the instructions. Known to have an overfluid pen, he wrote a 65 page letter back to the Polk explaining his reasons for staying in Mexico. He capitalized on a brilliant opportunity to continue bargaining with Santa Anna. Trist successfully negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848 … so the story goes …

Pues … orale … this is just one version de sanTana X-13 ... ahora talks among yourselves …

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