No. 2, II/1996
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If the history always the winners they
write it, obligadamente, will always be false. In the
frontispiece of the Library of the University of Texas, in the
city of Austin, there is an engraved legend that says: The
history is done with documents. We recommend the authorities of
that University that add: "Yes, but true", because all the
libraries of the world are full of false documents. Thus it
causes knows it us the philosopher Maimónides (Cordoba, 1135,
The Cairo, 1204) that said: "The fools have written hundreds of
empty and banal books. .., is fatal error to believe that all
that that reads themselves in the books be accepted like truth,
particularly if the books are old. Do not you see all it
written as convincing tests. The liar lies with his feather
with the same facility that with his tongue".
The first axiomatic truth that transmit the
assistants to our permanent courses of Culture and Mentality
Mexihca' (Mexihca nemiliztli ihuan Mexihca ilnamiquiliztli) is
this: "Not everything that is printed in print is certain".
The previous thing, to prevent them to take
on foot juntillas what someone wrote for itself or by assignment
of some company that, even, he financed the impression and he
was in charge of causing to circulate the work among the sectors
of the company of his time to whom he was desired or he is
desired to influence.
In the case of the past of the towns of
this Continent, invaded, defeated, plundered, pursued to the
extermination, and the scarce survivors submitted by the terror
–never conquered by Spain–, the facts happened with so much
velocity and ferocity that produced so complex still psychic,
economic, political, and social phenomena that still in this
epoch disconcert the scholars that head for to them with the
sufficient good faith and independence Criterion as to try to
understand them and to explain them coherently.
If we admit that every culture is a
complete universe in itself, we will have to conclude that ours
possesses an enormous wealth, exuberance and complexity. And if
we conceive that the History is not the simple process to
memorize a string in fact, names, dates, places, titles of
battles, generally removed out of context and that, of theirs,
they do not explain anything, then we will be able to aspire to
possess a modern sense of that same history.
Only to that moment we would be able to
feel unsatisfactory of the deepest essence of the history: to be
subjects and not objects of the re-encounter with the roots more
slings of ours to be common. Before arriving at this we should
cover these phases:
Obtaining an integral perception of our
culture-mother that of course, was not a culture denied,
like they want some. Not, ours was a culture attacked,
injured, almost murdered. And that if not to have been by
the "Finalizes Order of Anáhuac", brought to light for
Cuauhtémoc, the last one tlacatecuhtli of the Confederation
of the Towns of the Anáhuac that ordered to preserve it for
the Mexicans of the future, now we would not have anything.
Doing the critical review of the nine
large themes that integrate every culture, therefore to
denying it one must know it first. Immediately afterwards,
to revitalize each one of the elements of ours passed remote
that were suppressed us systematically in the teaching of
our history, therefore here charges force the expression of
the great Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano when sentence:
"They stole us ours passed, they made it almost impossible
us to write, this is, to reconstruct, our history".
The middle to achieve this re-encounter
will be to devise a scientific method that permits us to
undertake the study brought up to date of that same our
history. Here it is worth to recall the phrase of the
contemporary philosopher Jorge Santayana, when says: "Town
that forgets its past is condemned to repeat it". However,
in all the historians and essayists the lack of a scientific
method is notified that gather, most minimum, the following
- Information, if not exhaustive, yes sufficient
- Truth in the data
- A structure ordinate
- Clarity and simplicity in the exposition
- A crusader comparison system and multiple that permit to
offer credibility to the assembly and with them to be able
to approach the historic reality.
We use this expression historic reality
because the truth is an absolute value and in a completely
relative world as this, the absolute do not exist. On the other
hand, the reality can be verified or ascertainable and therefore
this yes exists. By ours splits, upon recognizing this lack so
generalized, obliged us to orient our actions in two
to devise said scientific method
to carry out a work of destruction of all the myths that
infest ours -so many times mentioned- history.
To the effect, we have structured all a
system that includes five instruments of knowledge that are
complemented among itself, that they are simple to apply and
that they satisfy the requirements before mentioned, and that,
in the hands of scholars interested in our culture-mother they
become five true weapons of investigation and corroboration:
True documents (native). Codexes (exclusively the previous to
1521), cloths, monoliths, petroglifos and works of art.
Integration to the economic, cultural, social context and
politician of the epoch. You contribute of the oral tradition.
Linguistic analysis. Application of the critical sense.
As for the task to demythologize ours to
happen remote, we will have to carry out all at the same time,
therefore is greater that any individual effort:
• We Will Revise all the false history of
• ¿How they were writings and published in
the century XVI the books that are you considered "historic
- The myth of the jewels of Isabel the
- The secret mission of Christopher
- The true name of America.
- Aztlán or the error to consider a
single mythical origin.
- ¿Human Sacrifices? Bar- pofagia?
- It it deformed image of Motecuhzoma
- The false name of Cuitlahuac.
- The "biographies" of Cuauhtémoc.
All the previous thing requires of a
patient search, diligent investigation and a discernment section
of the European cultural bosses- western that, upon being taxes
to blood and fire since the century XVI, they have contaminated
for 500 years our to be common and they have impeded that our
true identity surface. Still are about to be writings deep
studies about the alive forms of the culture. Still they wait
for the clear and penetrating intelligence, to the bright
perception and to the talent computer that the present as what
are the lively face and the dazzling personality of all a town
that permit to know their own greatness and to this, to be
projected to the world.
Finally, it is permitted itself to me to
cite two expressions that through their humor, they reflect a
satirical depth felt: "The History is not the successive
succession of events happened mind". And this another "While
the lions have not historians that write their history, this
will always give the razó the hunters".
No. 80, 1996.