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What happened to the mexica gods after the Conquest?

Contemporary Aztec (Nahua) villages vary enormously in the degree to which they continue to practice the ancient religion and follow the old gods. Some have lost their Aztec beliefs and practice forms of Catholicism or Protestantism that are very similar to religions practiced in Europe or North America. Others follow traditions that are firmly rooted in the ancient Aztec past and hold beliefs in the same gods worshiped by their ancestors. Most contemporary Aztec communities fall somewhere between these two extremes of religious belief and practice. Continue reading

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Should we tolerate the intolerant, the racist, or the violent?

Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival . Continue reading

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THE RABBIT HOLE

   Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory Going “down the rabbit hole” has become a common metaphor in popular culture, symbolizing everything from exploring a new world, taking drugs, or delving into … Continue reading

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The Grokking Eagle podcast -02 Tribialism

Nowadays, the following question is trending in Quora with hundred plus answers;
When you watch a stadium filled with white people chanting “Send her back!” about a US Congresswoman and our President silently endorses it, what comes up for you?
Despite being many answers, I have not looked at all of them, only a handful, it seems that there are a few themes that most entries just regurgitate. An obvious and common theme is the reference to Nazi Germany. I found the Nazi link hyperbolic, in fact, most people, qualify themselves as exaggerated and point out that, of course, US America 2019 is not Nazi Germany 1935. In this reference fascism is just used as synonym of “evil” and not real tough is given to the meaning of fascism, and thus, the reference is just meant as an insult.
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Solar cells in Monterrey

Mexico is a country that rarely distinguishes itself as the leader, however, it likes to be an early adopter of trending fads and technology. Solar panels might be a case in point. One of my borthers has just put solar … Continue reading

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A conversation about gun control

More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. One of the trauma surgeons opened a young victim in the operating room, and found only shreds of the organ that had been hit by a bullet from an AR-15, … Continue reading

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what to do?

I am a 60-years-old middle-class Mexican. My extended family has lived in northern Mexico and Texas for more than a century. I do not think that myself or my relatives, parents, uncles, aunts, etc, have specific awareness of climate change, … Continue reading

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Facebook media managemet

Since November 2016, Facebook  started to reengineer the News Feed, demoting content from news outlets in favor of activity from friends. It’s also started polling users on which sources they trust. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/22/16918456/facebook-democracy-civil-society-fake-news-hard-questions

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A letter from jail

My feets is tired, but my soul is rested Mother Pollard Mother Pollard was one of the participants in the 1955–1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Martin Luther King Jr. recounted that after several weeks of walking to her destinations rather than … Continue reading

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Acumen

One of the most remarkable events in human history occurred on a quiet Saturday in August 2012. No one celebrated. No one served witness. No one received credit. It’s unlikely this milestone would have taken place—at least not in the … Continue reading

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