Thursday, November 25, 2010

El Día de Acción de Gracias

Today is Thanksgiving - or, as we refer to it in Mexico, "Thursday" - the day we stop to remember America's first wave of undocumented immigrants, and give thanks that the natives opted not to round them up and put them to work picking up trash on the Arizona highways before deporting them and their rolly-poly white anchor babies.

Via the nice folks at Geo-Mexico (whose posts on the Mexican origins of turkey, corn and potatoes you should read), we came across this account of the first Thanksgiving feast held by European settlers in the New World:

Safe and grateful for the expedition’s deliverance from the extreme hardships of the journey, Oñate ordered that the travelers construct a church with a nave large enough to hold the entire camp. Inside the church, on April 30, 1598, the first Thanksgiving celebration of European colonists in the New World was held....

The feast took place in what is now New Mexico, but was then just Mexico, 23 years before the big luncheon at Plimouth Plantation, and fully 356 years before whites invented rock 'n roll.

Speaking of anniversaries, it was 50 years ago this week that CBS Reports aired a groundbreaking documentary called "Harvest of Shame," a celebration of the Golden Years of American agriculture, when farm labor was still done by native-born Americans, many of them white.



But that was before Mexicans came and stole all those great jobs from us. Sure, the fact that these people only make about ten grand a year means you'll be able to feed ten people today for just $43, but do you really want to feed your children food that's been touched by Mexicans? It's your call, but we've heard from reliable sources that they're dripping with leprosy.

(And now for the non-snarky portion of our Thanksgiving post: This nice lady is a good friend of ours, and you could do worse things with your money than donate some of it to her organization. Thanks!)

6 comments:

Que Viva Mexico !!! said...

Those damn people of Arizona have no respect for the mexican immigrants !!!

Mexico has respect and love for it's citizens !!!

http://www.blogdelnarco.com/2010/11/cdg-deja-mensaje-los-zetas-en.html#more

Burro Hall said...

And their president is urging a new telecommunications law be passed!!

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/726055.html

Don Culo said...

I ate a free-range turkey and it was delicious !!! The turkey was raised on an Arizona farm by mexicans !!!

Burro Hall said...

And then the Mexicans [gulp!] beheaded him?!?!??!!

Anonymous said...

What a racist post....great jobs hahahaha, the reason there's so many mexicans there is because nobody wants those jobs....and if you add up deficient work policies in Mexico's politics well, you get Mexicans harvesting gringo fields for a quarter dime per day so that they can feed their families, the honest way...

Burro Hall said...

Let's all chip in and get Anonymous a sense of irony for Christmas.