MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES #2 – La Niña Bien

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This video clip went kind of viral a couple of months ago.

A young fresa (stuck-up) woman from Guadalajara makes the outrageous confession that she is going to vote for the leftist presidential frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) despite being a niña bien (rich girl) from a conservative, Catholic family who always votes for the right-wing National Action Party (PAN).

Mexico needs a change, she charges, and AMLO is the man for the job, although she refers to the candidate as “you-know-who” rather than saying his name.

At one point in the video, she even gets a Tinder match with the 64-year-old silver-haired, third-time hopeful.

The priest, to whom Almudena makes her shocking confession, raps his encouragement for her conviction to vote for AMLO, with his most memorable lines likely being:

 Your vote is like your virginity

 Don’t give it to someone who defends impunity

Read more about the video here.

I’ve translated the lyrics into English below but a few words may need some further explanation:

PRI: The Institutional Revolutionary Party.  The PRI held power in Mexico uninterruptedly from 1929 to 2000 before ceding power for 12 years to the PAN before returning at the end of 2012.

Current President Enrique Peña Nieto and his government has been plagued by corruption scandals and skyrocketing levels of violence and are clearly on the nose with voters. Its candidate José Antonio Meade is languishing in a distant third place in polls.

Panista: A member or supporter of the National Action Party (PAN).

Zapopan: A municipality in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

 

NIÑA BIEN

Father, you’ll say that I’m crazy

 Something’s provoking me

 And the heart doesn’t make mistakes

 It can’t be, I’ve had enough

 And I know that I’ve sinned at times

 I need your help, I’ve got a thousand questions

 I don’t know what to do

 Even though I’m a rich girl, I’m going to vote for you-know-who

 Listen to me, please

 Let’s change our country’s destiny

 Daddy, I don’t want to offend you or anything

 But what we have to do today is get rid of the PRI

 Listen to me, please

 Let’s change our country’s destiny

 Don’t rush me, really, don’t censure me

 Don’t rush me, really, don’t torture me

 I know that my family is panista

 And they label me as a populist

 But Mexico is already a bad trip

 And this government really pisses me off

 Their lies give me nightmares, nightmares

And they drug the Mexican people

 With football and tortillas

 In Zapopan, I really party hard

 I really hope they don’t swap my Audi for a Chevy

 I told my mom that being afraid is a fail

 And now she doesn’t want to let me go to Vail

 (Priest’s rap)

 Give it away, give it away, Almudena

 Don’t be embarrassed

 You’re the shit and no one will slow you down

 Your vote is like your virginity

 Don’t give it to someone who defends impunity

   Almudena: My family is literally ashamed of me

 Priest: Committing the same mistake would be very costly

 You should shout it, you should post it 

Tell everyone without fear who you’re going to vote for

 Almudena: Even though I’m a rich girl

I’m going to vote for you-know-who

 Listen to me, please

 Let’s change our country’s destiny

 I don’t want to offend you at all

 But we what we have to do today is get rid of the PRI

 Listen to me, please

 Let’s change our country’s destiny

 What a shame to break the tradition

 Don’t rush me, really, don’t censure me

 But I want your blessing

 Priest: Tell me everything, Almu

 Almudena: Don’t rush me, really, don’t torture me

 Don’t rush me, really, don’t censure me

 Priest: Tell your parents

 Almudena: They expect something of me

 Don’t rush me, really, don’t torture me

 But I’m no like that anymore

 Someone speaking: What’s the deal with all the corruption?

 Almudena: It’s true, it’s terrible

 That you vote for the bad option

 Please, don’t be so trashy

 It’s not as if tacos are going to disappear. . .

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