Monday, January 21, 2008

Treaty Guadalupe y Hidalgo Forum- San Antonio Central Library Sunday Feb. 3rd 2008

This Treaty is what sets the International Border between the U.S. and Mejico. The Treaty of Guadalupe y Hidalgo or the Queretaro Protocol came into being due to the U.S. expansionist philosophy of Manifest Destiny. The U.S. wanted the territories of the southwest and attempted to purchase Texas several times from The Mexican Government. Mexico refused to sell and that led to aggression and ultimately invasion and war. While Mexico claimed the colonial right from Spain over the territories that the U.S. desired Mexico or New Spain as it was first named by the Spanish when they invaded the lands. The indigenous people that originally inhabited these lands were never asked if they wanted to sell or did they ever consider the native people as equals. The Spanish took the lands through warfare and forced the people to assimilate or die. Either kiss the cross or kiss the sword. That was the beginning of loss of our indigenous identity . Mechica is our race of people, the Spanish stole our identity and now it is a Nationality linked to a misnomer Hispanic or Latino. None of the egocentric Colonial powers that invaded and divided this continent among themselves ever entered into an accord or treaty with the native people that they honored. In 1848 the U.S. signed still another Treaty that they to this day make a mockery of, for not only did they exploit their military might to take what a militarily weaker government refused to sell but through that invasion and subsequent land grab further alienated the native Mechica from our identity. Come to our discussion type Forum on the Treaty of Guadalupe y Hidalgo at the Central Library`s Main Auditorium on Sunday Feb. the 3rd from 12:00 noon til 5:00 p.m. in San Antonio Tx. For info contact Antonio Diaz (210) 396-9805 or Jina Gaitan (210) 884-8597