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posted on May, 5 2019 @ 04:46 AM
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I was reading the history of this holiday and seems like the celebration is in poor taste?

What i gathered, is that the french lent Mexico money when they were in a time of need.

After a short while Mexico started to refuse to pay the French back.

The French had to then send a branch of their military to collect their money

Mexico would not let the French enter and fought them off....

And they celebrate this defeat of their lenders as cinco de mayo.

This is like lending someone money because they asked and needed it.
And when you ask for your money back, they punch you in the face.
And to remind you that they took your money and kicked your ass. They celebrate the day each year....

Seems like its sending the wrong message to celebrate such an event


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posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:16 AM
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Not to mention it is a Mexican holiday and for some reason we have to hear about in the U.S. as well. I seriously doubt they celebrate the 4th of July in Mexico.



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:46 AM
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originally posted by: Bloodworth
I was reading the history of this holiday and seems like the celebration is in poor taste?

What i gathered, is that the french lent Mexico money when they were in a time of need.

After a short while Mexico started to refuse to pay the French back.

The French had to then send a branch of their military to collect their money

Mexico would not let the French enter and fought them off....

And they celebrate this defeat of their lenders as cinco de mayo.

This is like lending someone money because they asked and needed it.
And when you ask for your money back, they punch you in the face.
And to remind you that they took your money and kicked your ass. They celebrate the day each year....

Seems like its sending the wrong message to celebrate such an event




Hmmmm, really?

I've been living in Mexico for most of the past 8 years and i don't know anyone who actually celebrates Cinco de Mayo in this country, except for Puebla where the battle happened

Mostly no one in Mexico cares about May 5, it is important to the US because it stopped the French invasion which was meaning to reach the US, taking advantage of the civil war. The french invasion didn't happen because of Puebla's battle that stopped the French army, that was a win for the US also, not just for Mexico

You're not supposed to celebrate that Mexico did not paid the French and won the battle, you are supposed to celebrate that it helped the US when the French thought they could invade from the south while the country was in the middle of its internal war

How are you even learning about this now and not through your school years? What's up with that..
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posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Sounds remarkably like the story of the American founding fathers lol..



Apparently the colonists were paying the lowest (or just about the lowest) tax rate in the world at the time , and the British government had just loaned the colonists millions to fight off the French..

So after the British begged the colonists to pay some small amount of taxes and the colonists still refused the British taxed tea, since it was imported and they could actually control it..

Enter the revolution lol..

So their cinco de Mayo is really EXACTLY the same as our Independence Day .



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:48 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Not to mention it is a Mexican holiday and for some reason we have to hear about in the U.S. as well. I seriously doubt they celebrate the 4th of July in Mexico.


Another one who skipped school LMFAO



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:50 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I bet dollars to donuts there are countless reminders of the American holidays in Mexico as well...

It is unthinkable Mexican businesses wouldn’t play up thanksgiving and such for advertising purposes just like here and every restaurant is offering specials today.. especially in tourist traps.


PS did you really just complain because you have to hear about another countries holiday?!?!


Lol
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posted on May, 5 2019 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: Malisa

Neat to know..

That’s hilarious that it is more of an American advertising holiday lol..

Restaurants everywhere unite! Lol



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 06:02 AM
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originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: Malisa

Neat to know..

That’s hilarious that it is more of an American advertising holiday lol..

Restaurants everywhere unite! Lol


Yeah that's mostly true, it was set as a day to celebrate at the end of the 1800s but it turned into another 'give me your money' celebration last century, Saint Patrick's Day style and stuff.. LMFAO



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 07:06 AM
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Bwahahaha, its just another reason for progressives to lose their minds.




posted on May, 5 2019 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Cinco de Mayo fell on the 5th of May this year.




posted on May, 5 2019 @ 08:04 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Not to mention it is a Mexican holiday and for some reason we have to hear about in the U.S. as well. I seriously doubt they celebrate the 4th of July in Mexico.


They certainly do in the tourist areas. It’s another excuse for a money making party. It get the Gringos drunk day!



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Cinco de Mayo is not about war. It's just an excuse to boost sales and get drunk.

It's for gringos mostly.



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 08:45 AM
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Yeah, they make heros out of revolutionaries. Just like we made heros out of our forefathers who fought a war over tea. The majority of the people in the USA at the time did not even benefit much from the USA breaking free of England. The ones that benefitted the most, the rich settlers who after the revolution did not have to pay England banks what they had borrowed. One group of overpowering jerks replaced another group of overpowering jerks at the top of the foodchain.



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth


Anytime the French get a slap should be a national holiday everywhere.



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Cinco de Mayo is not about war. It's just an excuse to boost sales and get drunk.


Just like those other dopey drunk-fests like St. Patrick's Day. It's an excuse for all the slobs to vomit on the sidewalks.



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: Bloodworth

Gracias!!!



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:17 AM
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posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Trueman
Cinco de Mayo is not about war. It's just an excuse to boost sales and get drunk.


Just like those other dopey drunk-fests like St. Patrick's Day. It's an excuse for all the slobs to vomit on the sidewalks.


What you talking about ya fenian.. pog mo hoine... ya twit.

go back to yet fancy hats and ring kissin' shenanigans. Oi dont care if ya loik it, so sod off, ya fancy pants..



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 09:24 AM
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Two parades I will not go into New York for are the St. Barfing Day parade and the Puerto Rican Day parade.

Total amateur hour s*** show.





edit on 5-5-2019 by AugustusMasonicus because: network dude has no beer because Heels took it



posted on May, 5 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Trueman
Cinco de Mayo is not about war. It's just an excuse to boost sales and get drunk.

Just like those other dopey drunk-fests like St. Patrick's Day. It's an excuse for all the slobs to vomit on the sidewalks.


That's the whole thing. American drunks helping local business. Support your Liquor store. The bartender is your friend.




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