Saturday, March 12, 2016

SoCal Native American POW WOW (CSULB)

SoCal Intertribal Pow Wow promenade dance, CSULB March 12, 2016 (T.Mei/Wisdom Quarterly)

Mexican president delivers speech during event for National Flag Day in Iguala, Guerrero State, Mexico on Feb. 24, 2016, where 43 students from a rural teachers school were disappeared by local police on Sept. 26, 2014 (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty).

It's going to be this much bigger now! (AP)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators [German Nazi] Adolf Hitler and [Italian fascist] Benito Mussolini in an interview published Monday, and he said it has hurt U.S.-Mexico relations.

Der Furher's dork deformed?*
Asked about Trump, Pres. Pena Nieto complained to the Excelsior newspaper about "these strident expressions that seek to propose very simple solutions" and said that sort of language has led to "very fateful scenes in the history of humanity."
"That's the way Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived," Pres. Pena Nieto said.

Pres. Pena Nieto until now had avoided direct comments on Trump, who has pledged to build a wall along the two countries' borders. Trump also has said Mexican immigrants bring crime and drugs to the U.S. and are "rapists." [And white racists love that kind of talk, leading to Trump's popularity in the polls following two terms of Obama, a rightwing extremist serving Wall Street and surveillance state interests with the veneer of a "socialist," "leftist," and "radical" when he is anything but.]
*My hands are normal, my penis deformed
But as the New York businessman has built a lead in the GOP primary, current and former Mexican officials have begun to publicly express alarm. Former Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon have also alluded to Hitler in describing Trump.
In the interview with Excelsior, Pres. Pena Nieto said he would work with whoever eventually wins this year's U.S. presidential election and maintain a climate "of mutual respect and joint agreements."
In another interview published Monday, with the newspaper El Universal, the president said he would be "absolutely respectful" of the U.S. political process, but said, "It appears to me that [Trump's comments] hurt the relationship we have sought with the United States." More

La Trumpet is a popular figure to mock on both sides of the border (La Cucaracha).

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