With the third installment of Carnal Desires, I conclude the saga of the Mexican Erotic Trilogy. The first volume was released with red sheets on the cover, the second one with white ones, and finally, I am pleased to deliver the intense green, very heavy, silk satin sheets. Red, white, and red: the most distinct colors for every Mexican.
This volume relives the passionate love affair sustained between Gustavo Díaz Ordáz and Irma Serrano “La Tigresa,” under the so-called student movement of 1968. It’s impossible to ignore the personality of Ms. Irma, mesmerizing and passionate, in the life of one of Mexico’s ultra-conservative presidents who is still questioned in the present day of Mexico’s contemporary history. It was of particular importance to review the recently declassified CIA archives to understand the role played by this sinister intelligence agency in the slaughter of Mexico’s historical landmark Tlatelolco. This bloody episode had not been examined under the light of foreign-American intervention coordinated by the White House’s chief in command, Lyndon B. Johnson, the famous Vietnamese criminal. Did you know, for example, that the Army never fired the marchers?
I could not help but incorporate the fleshly outbursts and carnal desires of Venustiano Carranza and his lover Ernestina Garza Hernandez, with whom he had four children, all boys and all out of wedlock. Did you know that President Carranza was one of the bitterest enemies of the 1917 Constitution and not, in any case, its main promoter, as the official history wants us to know, and whose main interest is based particularly in misleading the nation?
Little or nothing is known of the uncontrollable and vicious affair famous Mexican politician Melchor Ocampo had with Ana Maria, a much older woman than himself, with whom he had four daughters. They never married despite the text known as the “Epistle of Melchor Ocampo,” in which it states: “Marriage is the only moral foundation for a family, maintaining the species, and meeting the imperfections of the individual, who is not sufficient enough to himself in order to reach perfection of mankind…” After the Reform War, Ocampo should be considered, without a doubt, one of the true fathers of our nation when all is taken into consideration; his performance in the enactment of the Laws of Reform, standing beside Mexican President Benito Juárez, his patriotic attitude prevailing in the drafting of the McLane-Ocampo Treaty, and indeed the final outcome of the war that changed the destiny of Mexico for good.
One of the book’s chapters narrates the inevitably depraved life of one of the most grand inquisitors and archbishops of the Catholic Church, arguably the most evil institution in Mexico, the most sinister enemy throughout our painful history which resorted to the use of excommunication in condemning the infidels to spend eternity in Hell and using the stake for burning alive alleged heretics, in order to take physical advantage of women both ignorant and superstitious. These actions involved not only the use of a willful, premeditated, and degenerate strategy, but also an explicit statement which, in fact, refuses any kind of fear of awakening of the wrath of God, in whom some priests and dignitaries say they believe; some evil characters who act supposedly in his behalf without being subject to the most basic code of ethics that they do impose on the faithful. Where have the vows of poverty and chastity gone to? What better way to qualify the Holy Inquisition as the Pride of Satan?
Finally, I expose a forgotten issue that must be rescued from the dusty annals of our national history. I specifically refer to the life and work of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the ill-fated and illustrious man from Yucatan known as the “Abraham Lincoln of the Mayab” or the “Dragon with jade eyes of fire.” Whichever nickname fitted the case, he has not been given justice after fighting and losing his life trying to end slavery of the Mayan Indians in the henequen fields, who were treated like animals and sold for $300 if they were healthy or $60 if they were sick or old, all of which occurred in the twentieth century. His brief affair with Alma Reed, his fiery American lover, which inspired the famous song “Pilgrim,” should never be ignored, let alone their sweeping romantic encounters in Chi-Chen-Itza in the sacred temple of Kukulcan…
Dear reader, walk with me along the deep, passionate, and intricate veins of our nation’s most clandestine and vibrant episodes of carnal desires.