Moctezuma

I just want people to know....

That the aztecs never thought that the Spanish conquerers were gods, there are no registries of any prehispanic gods with blond hair, pale skin or any european trait, the only reason why they were well received was because Moctezuma distrusted them from the beggining and wanted them gone as soon as possible and he thought that by treating them well he would avoid stirring conflict.

The “indigenous people revered them as gods” was Spanish propaganda, so congratulations centuries after people are still falling for it.

Also the only reason they won, besides the diseases they brought with them, was because they deceived the other indigenous tribes under the rule of the Aztec empire into thinking that they would give them their freedom.

Spoiler alert: they lied.

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Me encanta cuando a un video musical le encuentras significantes, todo el álbum “Moctezuma” de Porter narra la conquista de nuestros antepasados. Muchos ven la conquista como un avance cultural, pero esa no fue la realidad, eliminaron creencias espirituales para imponer una religión donde la iglesia se apropiaba de cualquier terreno, cegaron, humillaron y callaron a miles de indígenas. Los explotaron hasta la muerte, violaron a mujeres, trajeron enfermedades, borraron las costumbres, se perdió la esencia de México. Este video hecho por Unlimited films aparte de tener una excelente producción que muy pocos videos logran, me causó mucha conmoción, sobretodo en el momento donde se ve un posible “dios” de la cultura indígena siendo reemplazado por la iglesia católica y el momento donde la niña es bautizada. No me imagino el temor, la impotencia y la tristeza que causó en su momento el ver tu propiedad territorial y espiritual siendo atacada a tal grado de eliminar tu identidad. Gracias a Porter y a todos los involucrados en este proyecto por usar su poder en la sociedad (la música) para recordarnos un hecho que hemos olvidado a través de los años. No sigamos olvidando nuestros orígenes y sobretodo la historia que sucedió en el país. No dejemos morir nuestra cultura.

“Vinieron. Ellos tenían la Biblia y nosotros teníamos la tierra. Y nos dijeron: «Cierren los ojos y recen». Y cuando abrimos los ojos, ellos tenían la tierra y nosotros teníamos la Biblia.” - Eduardo Galeano

Mira Rincón Yucateco aquí

What is what you think
when the sun wakes up,
and you don’t, and you don’t see?

You’ve gone to the stars,
nothing changed when you came back,
and you don’t, and you don’t see.

Will it only be an eternity? It will only be an eternity.

You fall in the trap enjoying the paaain..
Maybe you’ll wake up, when there’s nothing left.
You were always loyal to your shadow,
And you don’t, and you don’t see.
And you don’t, and you don’t see.

And you keep being the noise.
he isn’t who did it,
You left Aztlán and fleed to sea.
Will it only be an eternity?

You fall in your laps apologizing,
You arrive in front, when there’s nothing left.
You were always loyal to your shadow…
And you don’t, and you don’t see.
And you don’t, and you don’t see.


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I’m proabbly going to traduce all the songs from this album.
I live for this album.

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MOCTEZUMA/MOCTEZUMA AND THE COMET.

“The Great Montezuma was about forty years old, of good height, well proportioned, spare and slight, and not very dark, though of the usual Indian complexion. He did not wear his hair long but just over his ears, and he had a short black beard, well-shaped and thin. His face was rather long and cheerful, he had fine eyes, and in his appearance and manner could express geniality or, when necessary, a serious composure. He was very neat and clean, and took a bath every afternoon.” (Díaz del Castillo 1568/1963)