Shout “1492” in a bar that is crowded plus some change kocker may sing down, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ” The thing to do” maintains the rhyme, it lacks the singsong syncopation necessary to indoctrinate generations of school children while the equally truthful “Ferdinand decreed killing jews. Alas. Inquisitionally, 1492 was a banner year — 200,000 Spanish Jews were burned, forcibly transformed or shipped away. All over the globe like so many scrabble tiles like an alarm clock going off every few hundred years, one of the larger Diaspora reshufflings followed, tumbling and jumbling jews. Some remained in European countries, some headed throughout the Mediterranean. Numerous others headed over the Atlantic, to Spain’s regions in America’s Southern hemisphere. The resultant intermingling, intermarriage and sex produced a distinctive social mixture of Latino and converso that — some express — includes among its descendants such luminaries as Pancho Villa, Carlos Santana and Fidel Castro.