Letters to the Editor: A “short brown’ Oaxacan was Mexico’s greatest president. What say you, Nury Martinez?
I’ve just been reading your “True Stories” column, in which you tell the lives of the great Mexican leaders, from Porfirio Díaz del Castillo to Benito Juárez. You know, I’ve been a Mexican for more than 50 years, and even I had never heard of those men before.
I have a small family, too, and I understand the importance of having a president who doesn’t start a war. I think that your columns will go a long way to improve Mexican-American relations. By the way, it is a good thing that this column is on the front page of the paper each week. I hope that this will become a permanent feature.
I am in favor of a stronger military, one that’s prepared to defend our southern border. Don’t forget to send the Marines.
Your letters are well written and full of passion, but the one on the left is too long, and contains too much information about your personal life. You should write less about yourself until you have a career.
Carmen Rocha is a Mexican-American writer and former editor for The Journal of Latinos in Urban Society.
The real danger lies not in the hands of the administration but in the hands of “the Mexican people.” “We the people” made all the mistakes, made the mistakes in the revolution. We were arrogant and we were weak. We were wrong in the revolution. We were wrong in making an alliance with the Americans. We were wrong in giving the Americans a place in the country. We were wrong, and we will have to live with that. There are a lot of bad things we didn’t know we were capable of doing. When we learned we could do it, we did it. And that’s the difference.
We the people of Mexico are no longer the ignorant masses who were taught to believe that the revolution was the biggest mistake of our lives. We understand that it wasn’t. And we want to learn from our mistakes. We don’t want to repeat them. Look at what we have