Latino Fun Fact: Guess Who Sings About Immigration? A Puerto Rican. It’s Calle 13 and P’al Norte

So we are guessing that the fabuloso Calle 13 shouldn't be singing this song because according to the amazingly naive logic of the Tequila Party, Calle 13 is Puerto Rican.

P'al Norte, coño.

 

SPANISH LYRICS

Unas piernas que respiran… veneno de serpiente… por el camino del viento… voy soplando agua ardiente

El día a día ha comenzado entusiasmado y alegre
[ROLDAN:]
dice… Pasaporte

a donde va por ahi don hilario en esa noche tan fea 
uste no se anima pues 
mira como esta el camino tan decaido
pues hombre como.. el camino es lo de menos
lo importante es llegar

[Coro:]
Tengo tu antídoto… Pal' que no tiene identidad
Somos idénticos… Pal' que llegó sin avisar
Tengo tu antílico… Para los que ya no est'n para los que est's y los que vienen (x2)

Un nómada sin rumbo la energía negativa yo la derrumbo
Con mis pezuñas de cordero me propuse recorrer el continente entero
Sin brújula, sin tiempo, sin agenda…
inspirado por las leyendas
Con historias empaquetadas en lata, con los cuentos que la luna relata aprendí a caminar sin mapa…
A irme de caminata sin comodidades, sin lujo… protegido por los santos y los brujos…
Aprendí a escribir carbonerías en mi libreta y con un mismo idioma sacudir todo el planeta…
Aprendí que mi pueblo todavía reza porque las “fucking” autoridades y la puta realeza… todavía se mueven por debajo' e la mesa… aprendí a tragarme la depresión con cerveza…
Mis patronos yo lo escupo desde las montañas y con mi propia saliva enveneno su champaña…
Enveneno su champaña…

[ROLDAN:]
Sigo tomando ron…

[Coro:]
En tu sonrisa yo veo una guerrilla, una aventura un movimiento…
Tu lenguaje, tu acento… Yo quiero descubrir lo que ya estaba descubierto…
Ser un emigrante ese es mi deporte…
Hoy me voy pal' norte sin pasaporte, sin transporte… a pie, con las patas… pero no importa este hombre se hidrata con lo que retratan mis pupilas…
Cargo con un par de paisajes en mi mochila, cargo con vitamina de clorofila, cargo con un rosario que me vigila… sueño con cruzar el meridiano, resbalando por las cuerdas del cuatro de Aureliano…
Y llegarle tempranito temprano a la orilla…por el desierto con los pies a la parrilla…
Por debajo de la tierra como las ardillas, yo vo'a cruzar la muralla… yo soy un intruso con identidad de recluso… y por eso me convierto en buzo… y buceo por debajo de la tierra…
Pa' que no me vean los guardias y los perros no me huelan… abuela no se preocupe que en mi cuello cuelga la virgen de la Guadalupe…

[ROLDAN:]
Oye para todos los emigrantes del mundo entero… alla va eso… Calle 13

[Coro x2:]
(OFF) Esta producción artístico-cultural hecha con cariño y con esfuerzo sea como un llamado de voluntad y esperanza para todos, todos… 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

The legs that breathe, snake venom
along the wind's way, I blow burning water

this day began cheerful and bright
he says…. passport

I have your antidote… for this it has not identity
we are identical… for this it came without notice
I have your antilico*… for those who are not here,
for those who are here and for those who come

a nomad without course
I destroy the negative energy
with my lamb’ nails I planned 
to walk across the continent
without compass, without time, without diary
for the legend, with stories wrapped up in tin
with tales that the moon reports
I learnt to walk without map

(I learnt) to go on without comfort, without luxury
protected by the saints and the wizards
I learnt to write ? in my notebook and
with the same language, I shake the whole world
I learnt that my people still pray because of
the fucking authority and the damned reality
they still move under the table
I learnt to swallow the depression with beer

I spit in my masters' face from the mountains
and with my own saliva I poison their champagne
I poison their champagne

in your smile I see a war, an adventure, a movement
your language, your accent… I want to discover
what already had been discovered
being an immigrant is my sport
today I leave to the north without passport…
on foot, on paws… but it doesn't matter
this man hydrates himself with what my eyes portray
with a pair of landscapes in my knapsack
with vitamins of chlorophyll
with a rosary that keeps watching on me
ground to cross the meridian
slipping on the cords of the 4th of Aureliano (?)
and I'll arrive at the soonest to the bank
through the desert with my feet grilled
under the ground like the squirrels
I'm going to intersect the Great Wall
I'm an interloper with a secluded identity 
for this reason I become a deep-sea diver
and I dive under the Earth
so that guards and dogs won't see me
granny don't worry, I won't hang 
the Virgin of Guadalupe on my neck

listen, for all the immigrants around the world
this goes beyond… Calle 13

Dear Tequila Party, A Little History Lesson About Puerto Rico

On the anniversary of El Grito de Lares and in the interest of sharing some actual real information about Puerto Rico to those who claim that Puerto Ricans are not qualified to discuss issues of immigration and Latino discrimination because they are automatic American citizens (i.e., The Tequila Party), we share the following links videos for your education pleasure. Puerto Ricans are a proud people, a people that have been facing a political paradox for centuries. We will not tolerate ignorance from fellow Latinos. Learn and report back to us. Hasta la victoria, siempre.

What is El Grito de Lares? See what P'alante Latino has to say today.

What to know more about the 1917 Jones Act, which granted (most say imposed) US Citizenship on Puerto Ricans? Read this.

Want to know why the current political climate of the United States would never allow for Puerto Rico to become at 51st state? Go here.

Want to learn more about the island's own immigration issues? This is a great piece. 

What about the history of Mexican and Puerto Rican relations in the United States? Here is a piece about how the Brown Berets and the Young Lords helped increase consciousness for Latino discrimination in the 60s and 70s.

Want to see some videos? Here you go. The first one is the original Puerto Rican national anthem, which was cleaned up when Puerto Rico's political leaders started cozying up to the United States.

 

Here is a speech by the great Don Pedro Albizu Campos, one of Latin America's greatest nationalists and the legendary leader of the Puerto Rican nationalist movement.

Finally, here is a special video that uses Roy Brown's Boricua en la Luna (A Puerto Rican on the Moon) to show the TRUE PRIDE of Puerto Rico. Basically, this song, modeled after a poem, basically says the following: I WILL ALWAYS BE PUERTO RICAN, EVEN IF I LIVED ON THE MOON.

So to The Tequila Party and your claims that Mexicans are the only Latino politcal force in this the United States, keep spreading your ignorance about the essence of Puerto Rico. Keep spreading Latino disunity. Puerto Ricans are over 7 million strong now and growing, and they will not stay silent.

The Colbert Report Covers #OccupyWallStreet This Week

Stephen Colbert gives it up to #OccupyWallStreet this week. All publicity is good publicity.

Here is the clip if you missed it.