Baca, we may not be modern day Spaniards but we sure as hell are are not Mexicans. 200+ years under Spain, 20+ under Mexico, and 170 under the US, you get the point. We are Americans first, but we are absolutely Hispanos, not Mexican. Northern New Mexicans say they are spanish because they are American Hispanics that are not immigrants from any Latin American country, rather, they are children of Spain's pioneer settlers. We've hacked out a living in poverty and isolation, over the centuries, that's what make us unique. That sir, is simply our history. We have no more comradarie with Mexicans then we do with Spanish fascists!
" So when you hear that Castilian lisp being used by a Northerner, you may want to beat them like a piñata" - I'll tell you what tough guy, go up to Tierra Amarilla or other like town and talk tough like that. No? Didn't think so, pendejo.
"When it comes to the Reconquista, will New Mexico side with Mexico or the U.S.?" - at least you answered something right...