Mexican Pointy Boots: You Saw Them First on Ricochet!


How can I tie this to immigration? Like many Ricochet folks, I favor a high wall and a wide gate. As a Mexican with many ties to the old country, I want what’s best for Mexico, not what’s best for Mexican-American politicians, or white politicians, or any politicians.

What’s best for Mexico, a country that really needs our prayers, is for Mexico to work on fixing itself. If cannot do this if the number one industry in Mexico is getting out of Mexico. Tough love? Maybe, but it’s a great country with great resources and great people. It doesn’t need to export it’s talented people, or even it’s poor unskilled to thrive. I’d like to help it do that. 

Despite the problems with cartel violence and corruption at all levels of everything imaginable, it is still a place of joy. This video is surely proof of that. 

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  1. Profile Photo Member

    This must be how bell-bottoms got started.

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    Wow. Those boots aren’t just pointy, they’re elephantine — they have prehensile snouts!

    This isn’t the first time that long toes have been in fashion. There was the poulaine in the late Middle Ages. As Sneakerhead’s shoe history puts it,

    “These long toed shoes… were fashionable for men and lengths for these shoes were eventually legislated by sumptuary laws. Young men would stuff wool and moss into the pointed extensions to keep them erect and soon the style began to include chains that attached to the knee in order to prevent tripping. It was at this point that the vulgar trend of painting these extensions in a flesh color began, and a favorite pastime of the younger crowd was to stand on the street and wiggle their feet suggestively at any young lady who happened by.

    The Roman Catholic Church was shocked by the obscenity of the poulaines and banned them on the pretext that men could not kneel to pray while wearing them. The majority of the population ignored the Church’s edict… Then in 1347, at the height of the Black Plague, clergy named the Plague as God’s revenge for wearing poulaines…”

    Fascinating, eh?

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    When I see Mexican immigrants yelling and waving signs at the yearly downtown protest, I always think ummmm isn’t it the Mexican government they should be mad at? But I think, well, except for U.S. drug policy, that’s our fault. At that point I usually drown our nations’ collective sorrows in a margarita.

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    Mexico has the widest gap between rich and poor in the world. OTOH, it’s economy is the 13th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th by purchasing power parity, according to Wikipedia.

    I can’t see the Mexican ruling elites doing anything to fix this (corruption) and change the status quo since they are the main beneficiaries of this setup.

    If only the Mexican gov’t would require the teaching of the English in Mexican public schools, then they could compete with India (call center) and the Philippines as number one exporter of skilled labor.

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