Originally published via Armageddon Prose:

In Midsummer 2016, on the outskirts of Albuquerque, NM, I sat at a red light with my Bureau of Land Management supervisor, [name redacted], a descendent of the Spanish Conquistadors who had battled the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico centuries prior. He now continued the legacy.

“These [expletives] don’t give a [expletive] about anything but money.”

A lot of people don’t know that New Mexico is full of pure-bred Spaniards, or at least those who consider themselves “pure-bred” — the legacy of colonialism by the European power in what is now the American Southwest.


Armageddon Prose/Ben Bartee

I am a Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs.

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