A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

sábado, dezembro 06, 2003

I'm telling you, I don't make these letters up...

Hello. I recently stumbled upon the jouranlistic gems you write for the various publications listed on your website. I must say that I am impressed with your ability to spin a yarn from something as mundane as watching porn. Furthermore the cultural idiosynchracies have been captured in ways I could never articulate and I find myself reffering others to your website in order to gain insight into our polymorphous culture.

Your politics are a little left of mine but I'm sure they will be tempered with time. You are no doubt on the cusp of something greater than yourself.

The ability to be a spokesman for an underrepresented segment of society.

My response...

Thank you for the extremely flattering words regarding my articles, although I must admit I laughed when you predicted my politics will be tempered over time. Yes, I'm a committed leftist, but if you read my articles (I'm not sure which ones you have read other than my porn piece), you'll discover I'm rather idiosyncratic in my ideology. I've been called a Chicano nationalist and a vendido, a conservative that supports racism and someone who wants to bring down America, a troglodyte and a progressive. In other words, I'm human.