Sunday, June 4, 2023

Traces of the Mexican Revolution in the United States

What is the fate of Mexicans who have immigrated to the United States from the Porfirian era to the present day and what are their hopes for improving their standard of living in a country where they have already become the largest minority and most developed?

The iconography of the US and Mexico consists of thousands of images that tell what happened within a map that shows the presence of Mexicans in the Americas and their contribution to this society that attracted them not only to the development of the country, but also to their Also to maintain dependence on the country of origin. They are like endless images of a movie that show us their reality from a map that allows us to enter the lives of millions of invisible people who occupy a space in the vast territory of the world’s richest country. Huh.

Today, in full celebration of the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa is reborn in America at the Hacienda de Canutillo, Texas, where the Pancho Villa Casasola Museum mounts an exhibition of images that help us recover the collective memory of Mexico’s history. helps. And remember what happened before and after the revolutionary movement. It is meant to demystify official history in an effort to educate present and new generations about the most transcendent facts of the relationship between the two countries as reflected in daily life.

This iconographic exhibition, in charge of the Casasola Museum and Community Educational Centers in the Americas, aims to recover the real image of Santoro del Norte, as well as that of its unfulfilled “Mexican dream”, modeled after Pancho Villa. To try to save some revolutionary ideals, Emiliano Zapata and thousands of other revolutionaries who wanted a free and sovereign Mexico without inequalities, poverty and injustice. Although his ignominious assassination put an end to his successful project of four years in the making, he who was also assassinated, but today, 99 years later, resurfaces amid the silence that unwittingly Hide the achievements of participants and continue to participate. Revive it everywhere that Mexican immigrants have come.

It is a modest, non-profit popular museum, born out of an educational need to establish communication with these new generations of Mexicans and their descendants, who came to America from multiple migrations without knowing the real history of Mexico and according to the official are born history. , which not only hides his cultural roots, but also the reasons for his family’s migration. For this reason, the Pancho Villa Casasola Museum displays these photographs “Revolutionary Doesn’t Buy Happiness” with the aim of promoting and disseminating their achievements in Mexican culture, art and history after they inspired and intervened in the Mexican Revolution.

In the exhibit, quotes by Generals John Pershing and Smedley Darlington Butler about punitive expeditions and invasions during the Mexican Revolution (1914, 1916, 1917 and 1919) stand out.

General John “Black Jack” Pershing said, “When the true story of this campaign is written, it will not be a very encouraging chapter for our students, or even for the adults who see it.”

In his defense of the official story, Winston Churchill, one of the most important overlooked players in this ever-prosecuted invasion, was less mystified and more cynical than Pershing when he said, “You will not falsify history, while I myself Proving it wrong.”

And it is that John Pershing, as the visible military executor and great hero of this punitive invasion that ended the 20th-century piracy against Mexico, launched by General Smedley Darlington Butler and his raiding sailors, was well Little did he know how the so-called punitive expedition would change, in 1846, the fortunes of Mexico and those who left. Undoubtedly it was a master plan under execution of a geo-strategic military operation against a defenseless and blood-soaked country with over a lakh dead and thousands of migrants.

However, the confession of Smedley Darlington Butler, the most successful invading general in the US Navy and the one who seized Veracruz in 1914, is terrifying. He confessed: “I spent 33 years and four months on active duty as a member of the Marine Corps, the most agile military force in our country … During that period I was a highly paid mercenary soldier for most of my time.” , who was tasked with clearing the way for great capital, Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was the mafioso of capitalism… Thus, in 1914 I sold Mexico, specifically Tampico, to the North American oil cartels Helped create a safe space.

Remembering the Mexican Revolution in the US may be irrelevant, as some may assume, but there is an overwhelming need for the millions of Mexicans on both borders to recover the collective memory of this reality, who fought for and against Mexico in their daily lives. life has been affected. after the revolution. Especially when we consider what has happened this past century by registering an endless wave of migration that has exponentially increased the Mexican presence in the Americas, reaching over 39 million inhabitants, plus 8 million undocumented. immigrants who joined later. and 700 thousand dreamers or “dreamers” to receive their permanent residence in the waiting room. This population structure in America inevitably leads us to recognize their invaluable contribution to the economy and development of a country that has undervalued them while recognizing how valuable they are from the shadows and silence where they live. are made. They send millions of rupees to Mexico to help their relatives, who represent a source of income disproportionate to that derived from oil production and who remain men and women who can vote to defend their personal and national interests. And they should vote. There are also millions of citizens of Mexican descent who have the right to vote in the US and who are poorly represented in the Lost Territories since 1846, as only New Mexico has had a Mexican-born governor. Representation of these millions of citizens is not reflected in the US Congress and Senate as well as in the frontier mayors, where they represent a significant force but do not hold positions commensurate with their acquired rights after waiting for more than two centuries Huh.

Thus, official history hides, ignores and ignores the great contribution of millions of Mexicans to the territory of the United States, who have achieved without knowing the work done by Pancho Villa in Hacienda de Canutillo, Durango, during the last 99 years. Years of job in addition to helping his relatives with his sacrificial savings by building large emporiums across the United States with his personal and family efforts.

For the Pancho Villa Casasola Museum, it is time to recover our collective memory with the help of graphic history and above all with the family identity that helped Mexicans on both sides of the Mexico-US border to build a true(r)evolution Unites for a cause with which to combat existing poverty, inequality, injustice and racial discrimination. It is part of this new celebration that is taking place at the Hacienda de Canutillo in Texas in preparation for the first centenary of Pancho Villa’s death.

With this, the Pancho Villa Casasola Museum achieves an educational commitment to people of Mexican descent living in the United States after the Mexican Revolution inspired and united efforts to disseminate images of its collections and highlight the achievements of the Mexican population, In which the intervention was absolute he fights for the right to dream of an independent and sovereign Mexico, and against Porfirianism, the 34 years in power, and against the foreign interests he protected to take away the country’s national wealth.

Historical iconography incorporating this bilateral effort to show revolutionary, post-revolutionary and modern times lived in different ways in the two neighboring countries includes Mexiamerica, Fondo Casasola, Casa de las Américas in NY, and the Casasola Museum. , which has no commercial value as it is a non-profit museum that does not buy or sell photographs and has only educational value.

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