Dreamers is the second in my series Norman Rockwell in Post-Racial America.
I decided to reinterpret the painting entitled Breaking Home Ties (below).
Instead of the rural farmworker with his son going off to college I used a jornalero father seeing his son off to college.
DREAMers from SoCal’s alt Mex music scene teamed up as The Mexican Standoff to record El Muro because they have feels about Trump’s wall. They never say his name, however.
On YouTube they explain:
Migration is Beautiful: The Monarch Butterfly Story, from Marina Valle, supports
the California Endowment Defend DACA and Immigration Awareness Campaigns.
Former Mexican presidente Vicente Fox, no angel himself, tells Bill Maher that he speaks for 120 million Mexicans who Trump insulted. And he doesn’t mince words. [NSFW video.]
Eight years of a disastrous Trump administration is not acceptable! Neither the United States nor the world can survive eight years of the “Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief.”
It appears that Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation represents our only hope to impeach Trump or force him to resign like former President Richard M. Nixon. And while he’s at it, Mueller shouldn’t forget about Vice President Mike Pence–a more polished bigot. No pressure, Mr. Mueller!
Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video.
Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport.
Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous citizenship by President George Bush. Damian’s dad has faith his son in Heaven is voting in this election. Are you?
Today is the big game — Roosevelt vs Garfield — the Boyle Heights East/Los Angeles high school football rivalry that has lasted generations. The Roughriders meet the Bulldogs this evening at Weingart Stadium on Avenida César Chávez in Monterey Park.
In this 2013 poetry video, David A. Romero supplied the play by play.
In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]