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    We Never Occupied Mexico: Beck Schools Eva Longoria On Mexican History

    We Never Occupied Mexico: Beck Schools Eva Longoria On Mexican History

    May 15, 2012

    You might have caught actress Eva Longoria‘s recent appearance on Bill Maher’s “Real Time” in which she claimed that Hispanics would not be moved to vote for Mitt Romney simply because he might tap Marco Rubio to be his vice president. The mere thought of it would be, as she put it, “insulting.” After all, she claims that Mexico was “occupied” by the United States.

    “And the idiots in the Bill Maher audience ate it up,” Beck said on his Tuesday evening broadcast before launching into one of the most concise rundowns of Mexican history to date. In fact, as a Mexican-American, it seems inconceivable Longoria didn’t know her own history as well as Beck does.

    As it turns out, the Spaniards occupied Mexico for some 300 years and even the word Hispanic was one employed by the Romans when they occupied what now is Spain. So, the Spanish language that is spoken across Latin America is a result of Spanish occupation. Likewise, it was Spain that occupied Mexico for hundreds of years.

    in 1846 the Mexican-American war began in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas. Mexico considered Texas part of its territory despite the Texas Revolution nearly a decade prior. Mexico never acknowledged Texas’ independence.

    Ultimately, the Americans won the war with Mexico but on February 2 ,1848, the two countries signed the Treaty of Guadalupe which stated that U.S. troops would withdraw from Mexico, including Mexico City and take ownership of the Southwestern United States. What’s more, Beck pointed out that the U.S. agreed to 
buy the land from Mexico for $15 million, even though it was won squarely in victory and there was no obligation to do so. Not at any time did the United States occupy nor rule Mexico. The United States did not subject Mexicans to our form of government nor did it leave troops stationed in the country.

    Beck continues with the
 real history of Latinos in America, below.



    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/we-never-occupied-mexico-beck-schools-eva-longoria-on-her-mexican-history/


    From the PBS Special, Eva Longoria, Faces of America.
    With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    You remember him from the beer summit , it looks like he is now "hooked up" with PBS.





    Eva Longoria

    (Actress)



    Eva Longoria became a household name when she was cast as Gabrielle Solis on the hit television show Desperate Housewives. A Screen Actors Guild Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Eva is a champion of charities and organizations supporting Latinos. She has been honored several times with American Latino Media Arts awards and was selected in 2006 as ALMA’s “person of the year.” In interviews, Longoria is open about her Mexican-American heritage and her childhood in South Texas – a sharp contrast to the life of a Hollywood actress.


    The Longoria family’s roots in Texas run back to a time before Texas even existed. Lorenzo Longoria, Eva’s first ancestor to arrive in the New World, sailed from Spain in 1603. Through the generations, Lorenzo’s descendants moved north to the modern US-Mexico border.

    In 1767, Pedro Longoria, Eva’s 7th great-grandfather, received almost 4000 acres along the Rio Grande in a land grant from the King of Spain. This land stayed in the family for over a century, enduring even the influx of Anglo settlers in the aftermath of the Civil War.

    Though Eva celebrates her “Tex-Mex” heritage, she recognizes that a significant part of her bloodline runs back to Europe. The stories within her family tree open up a fascinating and under-studied area of US history, and give a new face to America’s earliest settlers.

    Eva's family is an old Spanish land grant family. That means the King of Spain granted the land - Spain was the occupier, right? What a hypocrite.
    Eva Longoria | Faces of America | PBS
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    Well, wouldn't Mexico be better off as PART OF THE USA??? They should be pissed off we didn't occupy Mexico and install our form of Government.

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    History is written by the winners they say, and imagine the pompous arrogance of people who are starting to rewrite it now, so sure they will win. But why shouldn't they, so many people like those that watch Maher's popular show literally wanting to hear things like this. What's next?

    Boundaries to countries are written in blood. Why should the people who helped create the US borders have died in vain.

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    Eva Longoria has shown before that she is moron and brown supremacist. She got a bull crap master's degree in "Chicano" studies a few years ago. Longoria, other brown supremacists, and illegal defenders twist certain historical details around or they sometimes aren't properly educated. People like that fail to understand that certain areas never belonged to Mexico in the first place. They cannot understand or refuse to understand that the Spanish Empire colonized and occupied various areas that never belonged to Mexico or the Aztecs in the first place. I'm a 16th generation New Mexican. Most of my ancestors were Spanish or Mestizo people who arrived from either Spain or Mexico after Juan de Onate was ordered by Spain to colonize the area that is now New Mexico. Some people here in New Mexico are morons like Eva and they also sometimes claim that the United State occupied Mexico. They fail to understand that colonialism is the reason their ancestors ended up in New Mexico.

    It has been well documented that after Mexico's independence from Spain, that some areas(provinces)were heavily ignored and neglected by the Mexican government. Today, you will find some Hispanic families in New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas whose roots go back to the Spanish Empire era and some of those people will tell you that they are glad that their home states were annexed. New Mexico is a state with a lot of problems, but overall I'm happy that I'm not living in cesspool like Mexico.

    Eva "Moron" Longoria should be grateful that she and her family have resources and opportunities that might not get if they were living in Mexico. Looking at Eva's family history, they have had a lot of privileges for being mestizo Hispanics.
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    quote(Eva Longoria has shown before that she is moron and brown supremacist.)quote

    I simply stopped watching any show/movie she appears on I would not want her to be offended by white money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy View Post
    quote(Eva Longoria has shown before that she is moron and brown supremacist.)quote I simply stopped watching any show/movie she appears on I would not want her to be offended by white money.
    I also don't watch ANYTHING!! she is in. She is just another ungrateful hollywood uneducated rich person.
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    Glenn Beck is so smart and Eva Longoria is a racist and an idiot with a pretty face and big money invasion supporting backers.

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    I also don't watch anything Longoria does. She will never have a huge career or be on the level of someone like Jennifer Lopez. Longoria's mouth will cost her roles at some point in the future. Some Hollywood directors and producers will not want to deal with a gringo basher like Longoria. In Mexico, someone like Longoria wouldn't be too loved. Mexican nationals don't care much for Mestizo Hispanics whose families have been in the United States for a long time. The fact that Longoria's family owned a lot of land would make many poor Mexicans envious. A lot of illegals who come into the States will only associate with fellow illegals. They will not give the time of day to Hispanic/Latinos whose families have been the U.S. for more than two generations. Longoria can defend illegals all day long, but when it comes down to it some of those illegals wouldn't want be friends with her.

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    I think Glenn Beck is taking a very narrow definition of occupy. At the end of the Mexican-American war the USA controlled most of Mexico's territory including Mexico City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artclam View Post
    I think Glenn Beck is taking a very narrow definition of occupy. At the end of the Mexican-American war the USA controlled most of Mexico's territory including Mexico City.


    "To the victor go the spoils", artclam.

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