Awesome O.C. Mexican/Screw Know Nothings Quote of the Day!

Thumbnail image for sergio_ocadiz.JPG
Sergio O'Cadiz mural at Monroe Elementary in SanTana
I never did give a review of last month's panel discussion about legendary Chicano artists Sergio O'Cadiz and Emigdio Vasquez at the Fullerton Public Library, but it was great--over 40 people in attendance for an event promoted solely by this infernal rag. Fullerton College professor Jerry Padilla waxed poetic about his pal Vasquez, while UC Irvine researcher Dr. Maria del Pilar O'Cadiz did a slide show about her father's work.

On one of the slides, there was a quote O'Cadiz gave to the Los Angeles Times that shall forever stand as one of the great chinga tu madre quotes to the lords of Orange County EVER.

To wit:

"My idea of America is the right to be as Mexican as I want."

WOW! Imagine if an artist said that today! Half of Orange County would fry on the spot!

Stay tuned later this year, insha'Allah, for a cover story on this criminally unknown master...

Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!

My Voice Nation Help
25 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Dan
Dan

only 40 mexicans came out to listen to the retard? hell, if you gave out free diapers you would have 400 mehicanos out there... viva la raza

mitch young
mitch young

LOL.

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

Alright! I ll bite, elaborate how is it better?  Dont just claim it is better give examples!

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

Too bad you never replyed.  On some moronic way you manged to tie economics and enviroment as a cultural thing.  However, if you look at the definition of culrure, It has nothing to do with economics nor enviromental regulations.

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

It is clear that the USA used to have a great ecomomy and that is why lots of Mexican have been coming here.  But you still have not established how is "White" culture better that Mexican culure.  You keep in mind the i m using your words "white" Culture and "Mexican" culture

mitch young
mitch young

Economists have this thing called 'revealed preferences' -- how people act, what they do. Well, tens of millions of Mexicans have moved to the formerly overwhelmingly white United States over the last 4 decades. Because that formerly overwhelmingly white society a great economy, fairly decent environmental regulations, a social safety net, etc.

Look I'm sure there are great things about Mexico. I think the ties to family are great--then again Anglo individualism is probably one reason our country prospered. I like the fact Mexicans still have decent sized families, and wish more of our women did the same, younger, instead of trying to have a kid at 39. But overall, look at where people move to.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Where do you draw the line between "heritage" and racism... 

"WOW! Imagine if an artist said that today! Half of Orange County would fry on the spot!"

If I were to make the statement "My idea of America is the right to be as Germanic as I want." It would take 30 seconds for someone to call me a nazi.. or a skinhead. 

I don't understand why its so difficult to be "American" but celebrate your heritage? No one is asking Mexicans to stop identifying as such but why do they still want to fly the Mexican Flag?  Sure its appropriate on Cinco de Drinko just like all the Irish flags on St Paddy's... What If I were to fly the Prussian flag with the Eagle and the Iron Cross? Certainly Prussia predated Hitler.. But what will I be identified as?  

Be American... Celebrate your heritage!

mitch young
mitch young

Even Gustavo can't harsh my mellow today. Why? Turns out in the shooting at the Jewish school in France wasn't the work of 'neo-Nazis' are first (wishfully) reported, but by -- surprise surporse -- a Maghrebi. All the typical lefty press from the Gruaniad to the LA Jewish Journal jumped the gun and now look like idiots... but I digress.

People think 'culture' is food, or banda, or 'ballet folklorico'. But that stuff is just superficial. Culture is the totality of way of live. And frankly the Anglo-American way of life is better -- at least judging from motion away from Mexican culture and towards white culture. So while it may be cool for a few individuals to be 'as Mexican as they wanna be', pretty soon you get, well, Santa Ana, and then Cameron County (colonias) and then Mexico itself.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Mohammed Merah, the 23-year-old French gunman who confessed to killing seven people in the city of Toulouse in southwest France, is dead after being shot in the head by a police sniper during a final dramatic shootout with French police.Look the french finally won! 

mitch young
mitch young

LOL -- a lot of Camembert will be consumed tonight!

Actually lot of people think the French are wussies. Totally wrong. They do not mess around -- ask the Rainbow Warrior crew. Sure they lost to the Germans, but thanks like losing to the Yankees in Beisbol.  I was fortunate enough to work with the French military in my time in, and they were great. Also, its bullshit about there being 'anti-American'. It's true their government pursues what it perceives to be in its national interests -- and its true that they are proud of their culture, but I have a dozen stories about how they really appreciate the best of American culture.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Hey, you're the one associating Germany with Nazis; if someone said that, I'd assume they wanted to either wear lederhosen, be like Brunhilda, or go all Oktoberfest—no problem with that!

909Jeff
909Jeff

You responded how I would but you got my point... Lederhosen... Smart ass! 

mitch young
mitch young

Those helmets with the spike on top, now that's Prussian.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Which is probably why I was never dressed in them as a kid... Or the fact that I'm about 7 generations removed from the motherland....

mitch young
mitch young

Lederhosen are a Bavarian, not Prussian, thing. 

Anon
Anon

He has a valid point....

NG Coot
NG Coot

really .... a valid point?  Then what the hell is his point if you think it is so valid?

"My idea of America is the right to be as White as I want."  Is this just as valid?

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

That depends, What do you mean by being white? If you mean cross burning, cousing fucking, and queere hater. the NO you cant.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

 In your case, this country gives you the right to be as much of a coward as you want, and you do it in droves!

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

Chale Arellano, Ya hiciste chillar al puto este.

NG Coot
NG Coot

Why don't you give these other anon commenters as much shit as you give me?

Anon
Anon

It sure is. Land of the free right?

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Fashion

Loading...