Shout “1492” in a bar that is crowded plus some change kocker may sing down, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue. ” Although the similarly honest “Ferdinand decreed killing Jews finished. To accomplish” maintains the rhyme, it does not have the singsong syncopation required 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. 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 stayed in Europe, 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 an original social mixture of Latino and converso that — some express — includes among its descendants such luminaries as Pancho Villa, Carlos Santana and Fidel Castro.