having left this thread in the past last night
i wake up to find that i am still being berated and abused
for a generalized off the cuff ex tempore
comment based on a 4 hr lecture given to me by my stepmother[bostonian of germanic descent and 1/8th
mohawk] concerning what was Verbotten
while we were living under the same roof
as punishment for playing cowboys and indians [never picking the cowboy side did not gain me any points]
35 frikkin years ago
What is The Truth?
Most of the information about Davy Crockett was taken from his own autobiography and a series of Crockett's almanacs, published between 1835 and 1856.
His versions were largely skewed in his favor.
What truly brought Crockett back to fame was Walt Disney. In 1854 Disney launched a TV mini-series about the hero calling it "Davy Crockett, Indian
fighter." Davy Crockett became an instant success and folk hero. In just a few months millions of dollars worth of official Davy Crockett bubblegum
cards, toy guns, jackets, and the famous coonskin caps sold. The well-known Davy Crockett theme song hit the top 20 four times nationally.
Davy Crockett actually deserted his wife and family. And this was not the first time. When he was a boy he also ran away from home for three years to
avoid punishment for skipping school. Davy Crockett stayed out on the frontier because it was much easier than to live at home with his large flock of
children. He left them and never bothered to return ever again.
In reality, Crockett avoided battle like the plague. He was known for sending someone in his place. As a congressman he had the worst absentee record
in the history of America.
The only true facts that seem to be consistent with legend is that Crockett did actually die at the Alamo. However, in Paul Sann's book Fads, Follies,
and Delusions, he states that Crocketts death was stupidity not heroism. We were taught that Crockett went down fighting. However, in truth, he
actually tried to bargain for his life before being executed.
James Crips, Ph. D. From Yale, wrote a book, Sleuthing the Alamo, that agreed with the diary of Jose enrique de la Pena, a Mexican officer who was
present at the Alamo. Pena wrote about his witnessing the capture of the American defenders and Crockett's attempt to talk his way out of dying.
Crockett, according to Pena's writings, was identified to Santa Ann (Mexican General and President of Mexico) with two other officers. Santa Anna
denied his pleas, and ordered all survivors be immediately executed. Crisp's book tends to authenticate Pena's account at the Alamo, which was written
in the 1950s.
One of the first books written about the Alamo was written in the same year that the Alamo fell, by Richard Penn Smith, titled Colonel Crockett's
Exploits and Adventures in Texas . The book states that Crockett was captured and eventually executed.
The tall tale that Crockett went down fighting came about by those who were dissatisfied with the notion that Davy Crockett allowed himself to be
captured. He had been a huge legend in his life, and it was expected he remain true to his hero status in dying. Despite the myth being based on no
evidence whatsoever, this myth has been passed down through history year after year. Until 1975, when the actual facts of what happened caught up to
John Fisher stated in Harper's magazine that the tall tale of Crockett shooting over 100 bears in nine months was also a lie. He states that
Crockett's friends and listeners of the tale didn't believe a word of it because they knew Crockett couldn't count that high. People tend to believe
what they want. It makes people feel better to support pre-existing ideas than believe the horrible truth.
Was Davy Crockett a hero or a coward? Either way it is certainly debatable.
but hey continue to bump this thread by our latest Ninja-poster
whom last night i would have agreed with my harassers was reaching
but am beginning to think he may be on to something
interesting coincidence i was elected from a group of over a hundred children
to serve as an Inner Sentinel exactly 33 years ago.
my grandmother forbade me to go back to the lodge, so i never got any further.
i am severely disappointed in the conduct of those claiming be masons here
to see them stoop to such a level especially
for a generalized off the cuff ex temporecomment based on a 4 hr lecture given to me by my stepmother
35 frikkin years ago
me thinks there is much ado about what they claim is nothing
also most of those so called secrets can be found through diligent seeking, study and practice
as most of them have been written down within the last 500 years, so i guess i'm better off not being a widows son.
also my thing is ancient history, not US mythology
edit on 5-4-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: (no reason given)