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Reposting from 2015 - Veracruz Commemorates 100 yeas of Jewish Immigration

The Project conceptualizes a bearing wall that supports 100 sculpted stone pieces on one side and 400 suspended stone lines on the other side, symbolizing Mexico as the gate to its land.

Each of these 100 pieces, commemorate each year that the Jewish community has been living in Mexico, that they now consider theirs. At the same time those commemorative pieces with rough and robust finishes tell us about the ships and immigrants arriving.


The significance of the number 400

On the opposite side of the wall the 100 pieces multiply to 400, demonstrating the birth of the new families. These 400 pieces experience a refining and polishing process while penetrating the wall, symbolizing a Mexico that offers overcome opportunities, facing a new life as a community.

What the author of the article missed, is the symbolic meaning of the number 400.

400 in the Nahuatl tongue, Centzon, does not only mean the literal 400, it is also the equivalent of infinity, or countless.

The mocking bird is called Centzontle; the bird of 400 (countless) voices.

Thus, from 100 representing the years, to 400 representing the countless Jewish Mexicans now enriching our culture.

It is a beautiful, though often missed point of the sculpture.


July 30, 1968 Mexico City - The Day of the Bazooka

In July of 1968, as the student-led uprising of May and June in France was fading away, a new one was just beginning in Mexico City. Students inspired by the success of the movement in France saw their own opportunity to bring more open democracy to Mexico. They saw the summer Olympics that were to take place in Mexico City in October as an opportunity to put pressure on the government, led by President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

The dissent that had been simmering previously was finally triggered on July 22nd when a street fight between rival high school students was brutally repressed by police, causing students from both factions to barricade themselves within a school. After several days of rioting and fights between police and students, high school and university students initiated student strikes and occupations of school buildings in order to protest the police repression. Each protest caused more anger among students as they were met with more police brutality. On July 30th, know as “el día del bazukazo” (the day of the bazooka) police and army units took over schools that had been occupied by students, in one famous case using a bazooka to blow through a historic door dating from the colonial age.


This was the beginning of an all out assault of the Mexican government on the Student Movement which culminated with the Tlatelolco Massacre on October 2, 1968. Between 300 and 400 students were killed by government forces.


Media vs GOP? I think of it as the 4th Estate vs the 5th Column. nt

Laurence O'Donnell's Show: Jill Wine-Banks wearing a Trump Brooch with hammer & sickle

sickle (☭ ) instead of the U.


Well you may not know it but this man is a spy

I said, "Would you believe this man has gone as far
As tearing Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars.
And he voted for George McGovern for President."

"Well, he's a friend of them long haired, hippy-type, pinko fags!
I betchya he's even got a commie flag
tacked up on the wall inside of his garage."

"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys.
He may look dumb but that's just a disguise,
He's a mastermind in the ways of espionage"

Excerpt from Uneasy Rider

It finally clicked; This is Trump's base

Seriously, Trump supporters idolize Trump because he embodies everything described in This Leary song.

They admire him because he's a fucking asshole and they just wish they could be asshole like him.

Deplorables just doesn't doesn't cut it.

Congressional Investigation of Peter Strzok (Humor)

Florida Man Ted Deutch (D) Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! nt

According to Repugs, If you hate sexual predators you can't prosecute them because bias.

If you hate child molesters then you can't prosecute them because,


Only people who love sexual predators can possibly investigate sexual predators fairly.

If Trump meets Putin alone without a chaperone, we're the ones who'll get screwed. nt

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