Some Notes on the Term, Cacos
- P. 239. Heinl's version of origin of term.
- P. 198 of Antoine book on Price-Mars
name cacos came from the DR and signified peasants in revolt.
- P. 109 Nicholls, 1979 primarily rural black class intermediate, not the poor.
- P. 21 Wirkus.
"The more I have learned about these Cacos, the less I have found that they deserved to be called bandits, or habitual criminals. They have always seemed to me to be foraging revolutionists rather than brigands;
men who would rather steal than starve, but rather work honestly for wages than steal."
Yet Wirkus could bend the law enough to kill them, even illegally. p. 27.
"A native scout caught him wandering around outside his fortress and brought him into the Marine camp. His obituary notice reads something like this:
General Cadio was shot attempting to escape from a Marine guard.
Really, all pacifists and professional sympathizers with the oppressed to the contrary, it was the only way."