The United Press reports today that "On This Day In History":In 1848, the war between the United States and Mexico formally ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. It provided for Mexico's cession of the territory that became the states of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming in exchange for $15 million.
That's almost $600 million in today's money, or to think of another way, about 500 tons of silver, but while the US paid something to Mexico in compensation, the real reason for the treaty was the United States winning the Mexican War.
As Jared Taylor points out here, this is not only about how America got Texas and California, but Oregon as well. Even before the Great Awokening, American schoolchildren were told that this was an "imperialistic war of aggression," which is nothing different than what Mexican schoolchildren are taught about it. It wasn't. See, for example, James K. Polk And Our Just War Against Mexico, by Pat Buchanan from 2009.
For some even more based history of the Mexican War, see The War with Mexico | The actual circumstances of the war were far different from today’s conventional wisdom, by Erik Peterson, American Renaissance, September 1995.
Ever since Guadelupe Hidalgo, Mexicans in Mexico, Mexicans in America, and Mexican-Americans have been whining about their loss of territory and wanting it back. See Reconquista Is Real, by Michelle Malkin, May 2, 2006.
In 2017, Mexican historian Enrique Krauze had an op-ed (translated from the Spanish) in the New York Times proposing some kind of Mexican lawsuit to the International Court of Justice called Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?, April 6, 2017.
For those who doubted that many Mexicans don't accept the legitimacy of our southern border https://t.co/yjjoSJ4P5P Why you need a wall.— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) April 7, 2017
Krause said the case for this was motivated by "the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression," which is weird, because in the 21st century Mexico is invading America, meddling in its politics, and as Trump pointed out in 2015, raping its women.
Krause also asked, "How much of the historic prosperity of the United States of America stems from the development of territories originally inhabited by Mexicans and ripped away from Mexico through an invasion and a war of territorial conquest?" to which Steve Sailer replied
Steve added that Trump wasjust an accelerant of all sorts of things that would eventually have happened, such as Reconquista coming out of the closet.
As I said, if you attended an American high school (especially, believe it or not, in California) you may have been told that America was the bad guy in the Mexican War. This is wrong.
Here is some of our reporting over the last 24 years:
- James K. Polk And Our Just War Against Mexico
- On Guadalupe Hidalgo Day, Here`s Why The U.S. Has Title To The Southwest
- Was The U.S., Like Pie Crusts And Treaties, Made To Be Broken?
- Reconquista in Texas vs. California—And The Need To Coerce GOP Pols
- Lessons From A Short History Of Texas
- Down With Texism And Treason! Happy San Jacinto Day!
- Olvidate Del Alamo? [Forget The Alamo?]
- Enough Already About the Mexican-American War!
- Thinking About The Alamo—And Those Self-Organizing Americans
- The Plan of San Diego—Then… And Now?
- Time For Operation Wetback II
- "It's Basically Over For Anglos" In Texas. Or Have They Not Yet Begun To Fight?