Shout “1492” in a crowded club, plus some change kocker may sing down, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ” As the similarly honest “Ferdinand decreed killing Jews the something to accomplish” maintains the rhyme, it lacks the singsong syncopation essential to indoctrinate generations of youngsters. Alas. Inquisitionally, 1492 ended up being a banner year — 200,000 Spanish Jews were burned, forcibly transformed or shipped away. Such as an noisy alarms going down every few century, one of many bigger Diaspora reshufflings observed, tumbling and jumbling Jews all over the world like a lot of scrabble tiles. Some remained in European countries, some headed throughout the Mediterranean. Numerous others headed throughout the Atlantic, to Spain’s regions in America’s hemisphere that is southern. The resultant intermingling, intermarriage and sex produced an original social mixture of Latino and converso that — some— that is say among its descendants such luminaries as Pancho Villa, Carlos Santana and Fidel Castro.