posted on Apr, 3 2004 @ 04:44 AM
Recently I was forced to watch a preview of a movie called The Alamo in the theater. This preview pissed me off greatly. To tell the truth, all movies
about the battle of the Alamo I've seen have pissed me off. What's the #ing deal? Why have I been fed the myth of the Alamo for my entire life?
As a child growing up in Houston, Texas I was forced to visit the San Jacinto monument in the outskirts of the city many times. Everytime I went
there, I was regaled with stories of the brave Texans fighting off the dastardly Santa Anna and his army. A nice story, right? Well I've learned
subsequently that things were not as they seem. Yes, I've learned that the Texas were actually not the "good guys" (gasp!).
By out modern standards, the Texans would be considered the treacherous, murderous bastards rather than the Mexicans. The government of Mexico allowed
Americans to immigrate to the Tejas territory in order to populate an empty land. They asked only that the Texans pay taxes and learn Spanish...things
demanded of all Mexican citizens.
Of course the lowbrow, racist, Dixie bastards refused to do so. They wanted to claim Tejas as their own and form a new nation. The ungrateful shytes
declared war on Mexico and attempted to break away. They attempted to steal Texas from the people who invited them in the first place.
We modern Texans hear today how the "evil Mexicans" slaughtered all the Texans at the battle of the Alamo. Well in truth, the Mexicans spared the
women, children. and freed the slaves at the Alamo. Yes, that's right, SLAVES! Texans were slaveholders whereas Mexico had abolished slavery long
before. As far as I'm concerned this makes the Mexicans the "good guys" and the Texans the "bad guys". The death of slaveholding bastards,
coonskin cap or not, can't be a bad thing right?
What gave these slaveholding, dirtgrubing, theiving bastards the right to steal Texas from Mexico? Nothing!! Nothing other than the color of their
skin and some pseudo-patriotic values. God forbid they bend a knee to any government but one run by Anglos!! If only the Mexicans had won the Tejas
War....the world would be much better place. Maybe then we wouldn't have idiotic movies glorifying a force of evil.
But history is written by the victors I suppose.....