Flags of Anahuac

Anahuac is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word that means Land Between the Waters. The term has been used to describe the Valley of Mexico where the Aztecs built their capital city and where Mexico City now stands, but Anahuac was the name the Aztecs used to describe all of the land they inhabited and including the whole continent. Today Anahuac can be used to described the whole of the New World, North and South America.

Indigenous nations, including the Aztecs, did not have flags as we have today, but they used military banners and other iconography as demonstrated in surviving codices and murals. The Aztecs had a wide range of symbology and myths that they incorporated in the place names of their cities and sacred sites. The legend of the founding of Mexico City is used in the flag of Mexico, with the eagle eating a serpent on top of a cactus. Since, modern flags were not used in the time of the Aztecs I tasked myself with designing flags using the symbolism the indigenous people of the Americas would have used.

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic
This flag is modeled after the flag of the USSR but a variant of the ollin symbol.

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic

Flag of Anahuac
This flag design uses a variant of the ollin symbol in the style of a saltire like the Cross of Saint Andrew.

Flag of Anahuac

Flag of Anahuac

Flag of Califaztlan
The following flag design is based on the flag of California but uses the image of Aztec gods in the badge. The word Califaztlan is composed of California and Aztlan, the ancestral home of the Aztecs that is said to be located in the American Southwest.

Flag of Califaztlan Tezcatlipoca

Flag of Califaztlan Tezcatlipoca

Flag of Califaztlan Mitlantecuhtli

Flag of Califaztlan Mitlantecuhtli

Flag of la Raza Cósmica
This is a redesign and remix of the flag of the Americas (also known as the flag of the Hispanic People, Bandera de la Hispanidad) and the Cross of Burgundy. The Cross of Burgundy flag was used by the Spanish in its overseas territories for nearly three hundred years, from the American Southwest to la Tierra del Fuego. The three purple represent the three ships used by Columbus to discover the New World, it also represents the idea of the three cultures (the European, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, and the modern Raza Cósmica). The sun represents the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh and the Incan sun god Inti.

Flag of la Raza Cósmica

Flag of la Raza Cósmica

Operation Fast and Furious and the Covert War to Destabilize Mexico

At the same time that Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, was cracking down on the drug cartels the US was funneling high powered long guns into Mexico under Operation Fast and Furious. Since 2006, when Operation Fast and Furious as part of Project Gunrunner operated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the violence as part of the drug war escalated to new heights. Since 2006, it has been common place in Mexico the murder and execution of everyday citizens, brazen attacks on public officials, and the rise of drug cartels. Conservative estimates claim at least 1,400 guns walked into Mexico as part of the operation and as of date at least 179 crime scenes in Mexico involved Fast and Furious weapons. Mexico will suffer the consequence of Operation Fast and Furious for years to come, easily another 1,000 crime scenes involving Fast and Furious weapons await the citizens of Mexico.

Some of the guns allowed to cross into Mexico have been known and traced to the murder of two federal agents, US Border Patrol Brian Terry and US ICE agent Jaime Zapata. Fast and Furious guns have also been used to shot down police helicopters in Mexico and have been traced to other crime scenes.

In the history of sting operations, Operation Fast and Furious has to be the most idiotic idea ever. It is such a stupid idea, and yet no US official has been punished, reprimanded, or fired that I can’t but think that this was set forth on purpose. The United States has a long history of covert gun running to aid it’s long term geo-political goals that it does not surprise anyone that Operation Fast and Furious was approved by the upper echelon of the US government. It is no secret that the United States government for the past 100 years has had a number or classified and secret plans to occupy and invade Mexico, see United States Color Code War Plans. Over the last few years, certain circles in the government have proposed a total invasion of Mexico in the name of regional security.

The United States has invaded Mexico in the past in the name of regional and economic interest as recent as 1916 as part of the Mexican Expedition. In 2008, the U.S. Joint Forces Command released the Joint Operating Environment, 2008 which compared Mexico to Pakistan because of it’s rise in violence. We now know that the United States was involved in gun running operations during this time, which is in large part to the rise in violence. Clearly, the United States is part of the problem as it is the source of the problem. The United States is the supply and the demand of the drug trade, it supplies guns and while it clearly is the largest consumer of drugs.

The time of events and facts that have been revealed are clear, at the same time that the Mexican president cracked down on drug cartels in Mexico, the ATF was allowing high powered weapons to walk into Mexico which lead to an increase of violence, and the American military officials were planning a possible invasion of Mexico if such violence escalated.