Conquista Dora conquers the Americas for New Spain (video)

by Comic Saenz on April 4, 2012 in Cultura, Video

Try our disease-infested blankets!


DoubleG April 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I think I met one of these conquistadora chicks at the bar last week. Feel like I have the small pox now.

Thanks for the reminder, I need to get checked out.

Flora the Clitora April 6, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I think the French subtitles give it an extra “je ne sais quoi.”

Seriously. I don’t know what.

Cecilieaux Bois de Murier April 10, 2012 at 7:59 AM

This is a classic cultural slur. It was the British who used the smallpox infested blankets in New England. Not the Spaniards in Hispaniola, who brought diseases of which they were not aware.

Anti Baboso Coalition April 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM

First off all, you’re wrong:

Until the coming of the Europeans, the New World was free of smallpox, typhus, cholera, and measles–the focus of this article. When Cortez came to invade Mexico, he had with him a silent ally more potent than his small Spanish army. That insidious ally was infectious disease, to which Aztecs and other Native Americans had no immunity.

When he finally entered Tenochtitlan (Mexico City today) in 1520, the year after he first arrived in the New World, he found half of the inhabitants infected with smallpox. In just the first epidemic, nearly 50% had died. Eleven years later, a second epidemic devastated Mexico, and this too was introduced from Spanish ships. By 1595, over 18 million people had died of smallpox, mumps, measles and other European diseases.

Secondly, what do you not understand about the word SATIRE?

Babosos everywhere, yeesh.


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