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Saturday, 26 August 2017

26 August 2017. Geophysical and Cultural Map of North America

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The original lettering on this map SUCKED. Therefore, I pulled out the old PS and got to work. I also spiffed up the map itself with some PhotoShop enhancements to make it POP. By the way… most of the cultural regions are spot-on. New England and Atlantic Canada do share a common culture… Texas IS distinct from the rest of the old Confederacy (and West Texas is more aligned with Arizona/New Mexico/Norteño Mexico)… the Prairie Provinces and the Upper Midwest are one… “California” is really only a small coastal strip and Washington/Oregon/BC/Northern California are the Northwest… the Northeast and Southern Ontario really do make a discrete region… the First Nations do “rule” most of Canada. The most interesting region is Deseret… the Mormon heartland. It’s the most Anglo part of the country, so one could even say that Mormons are the most “American” of Americans. They’re Anglos who follow a made-up American religion. They have no cultural ties left to foreign parts, as most of the rest of us do.

BMD

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Monday, 8 May 2017

8 May 2017. Cinco de Mayo ISN’T Tacos and Tequila

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Cinco de Mayo is a great anti-imperialist holiday… it wasn’t an invention of taco-shack-owning businessmen. On 5 May 1862, an outnumbered and outgunned Mexican force kicked ass on the French imperialist invaders of Mexico. No… it wasn’t the end of the war… but it did buoy up the Mexican patriots sufficiently that they were able to finally kick the French out on their asses. So… whenever you see Cinco de Mayo kitsch… know that there’s real history… real LEFT history… behind it…

BMD

Thursday, 16 February 2017

16 February 2017. Be Careful What You Wish For Department…

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The reason that so many Mexicans live in the American Southwest is that the region is really Northwest MEXICO. The USA stole the region as the result of a war of aggression that occurred after the Texas slavers staged a revolt in 1836 (the Mexicans were going to force them to liberate their slaves and the Texas racists didn’t want that at all). Mexico has never given up its claim to its ancient territory. Do think on that when you hear the demented “conservatives” rant on and on.

Be careful what you wish for… you may get it, and in its fullness. Have a care…

BMD

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Presidents of India, Mexico, and Venezuela Express Condolences Over Death of Castro

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Heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Cuba’s revolutionary leader, former President, and friend of India, Fidel Castro.

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

President of the Republic of India

Fidel Castro was Mexico’s friend; he contributed to relations based on trust, dialogue, and solidarity. I regret the death of Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban revolution, a symbol of the 20th century.

Enrique Peña Nieto

President of the United States of Mexico

I’ve just spoken to President Raúl Castro; I voiced my support and solidarity after the death of Comandante Fidel Castro, to him, and to the whole Cuban nation.

Nicolás Maduro Moros

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

26 November 2016

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/world/201611261047863394-castro-cuba-condolences/

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