It is commonly accepted that Mexicans are distrustful of government, and rightly so. Is it that those of us that are of Mexican descent, on this side of the border, are also wired or preconditioned to be distrustful of government? Are we preconditioned for insecurity? What is the worry over a perceived gentrification, what is the threat? Tell me, those of you from Santa Ana (if you are born and raised like me), don’t you want an improved image of the city, an improved downtown? Why are some of us followers of an anti-capitalist agenda, and lovers and consumers of a “Rage Against the Machine?”
What more can I say to the naysayers in this city that I haven’t already said before? Instead I’ll repost related articles where I argue in favor of change, of progress.