You know, many is the time i've read a post by Hawkeye and thought to myself, "The boy couldn't get any more stupid than that."
And then he turns around and proves me wrong.
New Mexico and California have large populations of highly educated indiviudals from families that have long been in America to balance out the effects of the new arrivals from Mexico.
Hey, bright boy, have you ever heard of Juan Seguin? Do you really not know that Spanish-speakers were in Texas long before the Anglos arrived? Do you really not know that Spanish speaking Tejanos fought for Texas independence? Did you know that the slave smuggling, land-stealing forger Jim Bowie was married to the daughter of the alcalde
, the mayor of San Antonio?
Juan Seguin was at the Alamo. Because he spoke only Spanish, and could "pass," he was sent with the plea for help to Sam Houston. When he returned to San Antonio de Bexar, he found that the Mexicans had taken the mission, so off he rode again to round up Tejano support for the revolution, and he commanded a company of Spanish-speaking rebels at San Jacinto, when Houston defeated Santa Anna. He was called a traitor by Mexicans.
Seguin became a Senator in the Republic of Texas, and the was elected mayor of San Antonio. Protestant Anglos spread lies about him, accused him of consorting with "the enemy," the Mexicans, and drove him out of Texas. So when the Mexican War began, he fought for the Mexicans, who had forgiven him. For that, the Texicans (as the Anglos called themselves) branded him a traitor. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Did you think that Texas just dropped out of the clouds one day, populated by Anglo-Saxon Protestants, and that wetbacks then began sneaking over the river?