Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico got $15 million, less than half of what the US offered for the territory before the war. The US also assumed the entire $3.25 million debt owed to US citizens by the Mexican government. Apparently, that wasn't enough and now Mexico wants the land back in exchange for absolutely nothing and Absolut feels their pain.
Evidently, the best parts of Mexico were those that contained the oil empires of Texas, the gambling meccas of Las Vegas and Reno, the entertainment capital of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Coors Beer HQ in Golden, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, the cattle ranges of Oklahoma and Nebraska, and the ski resorts in Utah and Lake Tahoe. Somehow, though, we manage to hold on to Microsoft and Starbucks in Washington.
In this blog posting, let's forget the really stupid blunder French owned Swedish booze maker Absolut committed in so far as their American (former)consumers are concerned. With the blog uproar, maybe Absolut has caused Americans not directly affected by illegal immigration to pay more attention to the Reconquista of the Western United States led by Mecha, La Raza, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragosa. How close to reality has Absolut come to reflecting the true demographic US-Mexico border?
Pretty damned close I'd say. And we seem to be losing Microsoft and Starbucks to boot. Maybe a small thank you note to Absolut would be okay.
America Owns the Southwest and Here's Why
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