Since fifteen hundred and sixteen, minds attacked and overseen

from Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“People of the Sun” is about the tortured history of the Mexicans, and he begins by saying that ever since Cortes came to Mexico in 1516, that the Aztec way of life has been persecuted. The Aztecs were destroyed by Cortes and his Spanish army, and the history of the Mexican people, or “people of the sun”, has been rough ever since.

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