Tuesday’s Elections and We, the Hispanics

Tuesday’s Elections and We, the Hispanics By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Paradoxically conservative in nature, self-sufficient, inherently humble yet subtly proud; often timid, family oriented and for the most part deeply religious, we Latinos seem to have gradually succumbed to inexplicable deteriorating societal patterns, as many of our own leaders project an emboldened posture where the demands of rights are prevalent, while the promotion of the fulfillment of citizen responsibility is ignored, underestimated, or at times ridiculed. Second and third generations of American Hispanics have…

Las Elecciones del martes y nosotros, los hispanos

Las Elecciones del martes y nosotros, los hispanos Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz Paradójicamente conservadores en nuestra naturaleza, autosuficientes, inherentemente humildes, sin embargo sutilmente orgullosos; con frecuencia tímidos, de orientación familiar y en su mayoría  profundamente religiosos, los latinos parecemos haber sucumbido a inexplicables patrones de deterioro social, a medida que muchos de nuestros líderes continúan proyectando una postura envalentonada donde las exigencias son prevalentes, mientras que se ignora, se subestima y ridiculiza la promoción de las responsabilidades del ciudadano. Por lo menos dos generaciones…

Pulling away from the “Obama Enigma”

NOW THAT EVERYONE IS SEEING THE FIRST CLEAR SIGNS OF HIS OWN BASE ABANDONING HIM AND DESPERATELY TRYING TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM HIM, let us revisit some excerpts from various original articles from this page, as the entire world continues to try to decipher the “Obama Enigma”: “Hope of reversing the course of current events is faint at best, when our Commander in Chief and alleged leader of the free world insists and persists in negating and/or distorting the gravity of the various situations at…

Era un gran tipo mi Viejo

Era un gran tipo mi Viejo Por Luis F. Brizuela Cruz “Yo soy tu sangre mi viejo, soy tu silencio y tu tiempo”  -Piero- De vez en cuando reviso los “archivos de mi padre” y aprendo más sobre él. Me llaman particularmente la atención las copias que dejara de algunas de sus cartas a amigos y familiares y las originales que recibiera de muchos de ellos a través de los años. Creo que estos intercambios eran su fuerte literario, aunque tal vez él estimaba que…

Corruption and Incompetence: a formula for disaster.

Corruption and Incompetence: a formula for disaster. By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz I remember a time when our leaders would sometimes walk on the shady side of the street and every so often a scandal would ensue; temporarily or permanently affecting their political careers. But I also remember clearly that, for the most part, an individual who had chosen the often dubious and controversial profession of “politics” would come across as smart, sociable, affable and capable of at least some common sense persuasion, amid any…