God Bless You, Dennis... You Asshole!
Dennis Domrzalski's insulting presentation of Catholics who
oppose Alma Lopez's image of Our Lady is completely lacking in any credibility
["Domrzalski," July 5-11]. Where is the citation to prove that Catholic
Spaniards "threw 'em off the roof?" during the conquest of Mexico?
I received my M.A. in Latin American History from UNM and never once did I
encounter a description of this event in the primary documentary sources.
There are plenty of documents to prove that the Aztecs butchered thousands
of Indians on their pyramid temples to appease their "gods" but,
like most uninformed anti-Catholics, you don't want to go there, do you? If
that is what a religion does, then no one has to respect it, not even Catholics.
Alma Lopez is no practicing Catholic, at least not in her
presentation of Catholicism. Does she have gender issues and a persecution
complex? You bet. But don't blame it on Catholicism. She and people like you
don't have the cojones to take the image of Our Lady she created and display
it in the Zocalo in Mexico City, or at the shrine if Our Lady of Guadalupe
just outside the city. No, as usual, gutless folk of that ilk always put their
work out in the U.S.A. and run and hide behind the Consititution, whining
about "free speech" and "censorship." Furthermore, I have
never seen a lower-income Chicana running around in a flower bikini. The image
of Our Lady of Guadalupe that appears on the tilma in Mexico City is of an
indigenous woman. Granted, she is dressed modestly and with a humble disposition
and that obviously insults you. Too bad. Get a clue, Dennis, and do some reading
and a little research. Mary appeared to the Indian Juan Diego to embrace the
Indians and include them in the Catholicism of the Spaniards.
I am a Catholic who thinks that Lopez is a terrible artist,
and I also happen to give money to charity and do what I can do to "cloth
(sic) the naked" and "feed the poor." What do you do, Dennis?
I'll bet you do nothing, and run around comforting yourself by thinking that
at least you're not a hypocrite, so instead you just write bad columns in
the Alibi and insult Catholics for not agreeing with you. I have some news
for you. You are a hypocrite, and a coward, for I bet you don't have the guts
to write an insulting piece about Muslims, or about Mohammed, or his daughter
Fatima, or about Jews. There are hypocrites in all groups, Dennis, even in
left-wing, liberal fantasizing sects like your own.
Remember this Dennis: We can all do more, but even the honor
of God, and his mother, need to be defended in this world.
God bless you.
Robert D. Martinez