THE SOCIAL & SCIENTIFIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE PERFECTLY ROUND TORTILLA
Texas/Mexico border historian/scholar Enrique Madrid and his wife Ruby offer a lesson on how to prepare traditional Mexican recipes, including Enrique's theory that perfectly round tortillas obey the very same laws of physics as the universe milliseconds after the Big Bang. Enrique and Ruby feel strongly that teaching people how to cook simple, wholesome food helps to preserve traditions and keeps "endangered flavors" alive. Sustenance - both physical and intellectual - provides individuals and families with the means to thrive, and creates bonds within communities and between cultures.
Incidentally, here's another nice piece on the history of tacos in Guernica Magazine:
"To determine what is morally right we should ask who gets harmed, how, and how much. The debate should be about how to avoid and prevent harm."
ENRIQUE'S COMMENT TO THE FEDERAL REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC) WITH REGARD TO ETP'S REQUEST FOR BORDER CROSSING SEGMENT OF THE PROPOSED TRANS PECOS PIPELINE:
As a Tribal historian of the Jumano-Apache Nation of Texas I want to bring various facts to your attention concerning the United States-Mexico International pipeline being pushed by Energy Transfer through Presido, Texas, across the Rio Grande.
Energy Transfer promises numerous cultural, social, and environmental protection in its "Media Blitz". These promises are immediately qualified. Their promised benefits to us are not contractual. Our social contract is with your regulatory commission. Energy Transfer promises " clean burning natural gas" but there is nothing "clean" about the fracking Texas and Chihuahua will be subjected to.
A transformation in the American world-view is necessary for the survival of our Earth. The FERC is placed to begin this humane transformation. As a Native-American, I beg you to use the following concepts in interpreting and enforcing your regulation in construction of this proposed pipeline:
being, not having