Hold the Cream Please

Still arguing over immigrant reform?

By Miguel Bravo aka Tochtli Xochicoatl
Published on LatinoLA: January 22, 2004

Hold the Cream Please

What's a proud Xihkano aware of reality to do when ignorant people spit blasphemies at him and his people? Pull out my scroll and spit some truth is always the best option.

Reading articles from the likes of Fernando Oaxaca (and a few others I can't recall at the moment) one wonders how and why these people lost or choose to lose their brownness. I can understand how people have different opinions but damn. Has anyone actually seen Fernando Oaxaca before? Is it really a Mexihkano writing this stuff? I don't want people to think I'm exaggerating but that's pretty much the feeling I get when reading his stuff. In his profile it says he is a long time activist. Active for what cause? Let me stop, he's probably a nice guy who's just forgot he's of indigenous blood.

All this blah, blah, blah about the immigration issue. Immigrants this, illegal immigrants that. Mexihkanos have traveled all over this continent for thousands and thousands of years. A thief based system (America) puts a border here that is no more than what..? 100 years old?

And these dumb asses think were going to stop traveling across our beloved mother Anahuac? We are the children of this land. Plain and simple. What next? They going to stop the birds from moving tree to tree while they're at it? This is nature at work. You mess with Mother Nature, you get asked out homie.

When I say us, our, and we, I am referring all the indigenous peoples of this continent: Lakota, Ojibwa, Apache, Maya, and including us Mexikans of Nahua hegemony.

The simple truths regarding the acts of genocide, ethnocide of our peoples (which by the way continue to this day) and not to mention all the coward-like methods of obtaining this land are more than sufficient of an argument to make mind states like Fernando's unable to step. Mind you all these facts are well documented and known to the majority of people.

I do not see how any logical person cannot understand that America's problems (and Mexico's government) lie in their attribute of lacking responsibility for their continued crimes against us indigenous people.

A lot of people out there with their college degrees and fancy vocabulary arguing about branches and leaves but don't have a clue about reality. Everyone has forgotten or are scared to mention the root of the problem. Need I say it again? Foreign Euro-centric crimes, mentality and concepts. I am not speaking as a victim here but as a warrior aware of the plight that still exists.

We indigenous people need to be warriors, truly embrace our roots, and rediscover the infinite benefits that our circular way of life provides. It is not backwards or ancient but practical and regenerating. Only from this will the solutions be shown to us.

I say let Mother Nature take its course. I say America is far beyond morally bankrupt. I say let the birds fly from tree to tree. I say let indigenous people roam as we always have. I say Fernando Oaxaca is really not Mexican.

I feel like writing like I curl dumbbells. Do a few more reps.

Reality is we are indigenous. We are not immigrants or foreigners. Reality is that the oppressors will learn the golden rule of the universe. Reality is Mexican-American, Hispanic, and Latino do not serve the survival endeavors of the Brown man. Reality is more Mexicans, Guatalmaltecs, and El Salvadorians are waking up to their indigenous identity.

Reality is needs to be realized. It can't be stopped. I will end this with a quote from my brother Malcolm.

"It?s just like when you?ve got some coffee that?s too black, which means it?s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won?t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep." - "Message to the Grass Roots," speech, Nov. 1963, Detroit

I'll take the brownest coffee beans ..oh, and hold the cream please.

About Miguel Bravo aka Tochtli Xochicoatl:
Miguel Bravo aka Tochtli Xochicoatl resides in Inglewood,Ca.
He gets a little upset when people refer to Mexicans in non indigenous regard and thinks George W.Bush is by far the best comedian today. He can be reached at

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