Cinco de Mayo: The Misunderstood Mexican Holiday
This post comes to me from my friend Chopper Charlie. He calls himself, “The Texas HOOTEROLIGIST.”
Translated, “hooterologist” means: “An old fart who is living life to the fullest. Charlie chimed in on Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo “Literally means the Fifth of May. It is a Mexican Holiday, celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. France had sent a massive army to invade Mexico, because France wanted to collect on some old war debts and went to Mexico to rob and loot to collect the debt. Sound familiar?
The French army was much larger, and better trained, but the Mexicans made a valiant stand, and against all odds or logic, won a huge victory. The euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth — “Cinco de Mayo.”
Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day, known as — “Passo de Salsa” as some believe it to be. Back to the truth…
Mexico celebrates its independence day on September 16, because it was on that day in 1810 that Father Miguel Hidalgo took to his pulpit in the village church of the town of Dolores and invited his flock to take up arms and join him in overthrowing Spanish tyranny. Sound familiar?
Ironically, Cinco de Mayo has a bit of a Tea Party ring to it.
If we shall learn from history, remember the rich heritage of the Mexican people, who have on numerous occasions overcome tyranny.
The history books will someday tell the story of how the Mexican Americans, rallied behind a conservative Latin American leader, rising up and overthrowing the corrupt liberal socialist democrats in America. Dooming Obama and his ilk to the dark shadows and back pages of history.
The day is coming when conservative American’s from all walks of life unite with the throngs of Americans of Mexican descent to say, “Enough is enough with this Liberal Democrat Progressive nonsense, we will not cede our country to illegals.”
I have no problem celebrating Americans of Mexican descent, as I LOVE Mexican culture.
At one point, Mexican denoted family-oriented and hard-working. Unfortunately, the idea of Mexican has taken a sad turn.
America is full of amazing citizens of Mexican descent. And, we honor those patriots, as we do all others. Leftists now lump these great people in their battle for insanity. In doing so, they denigrate the great Mexicans who came here legally, or who earned their way otherwise.
Don’t expect to reason with Leftists on this subject. They will say things like illegals are good for our economy, and other nonsense. They know America has a legal immigration system that millions have circumvented.
Sadly, Leftists use things like Cinco de Mayo to reinforce their silly narratives. We can only hope this ends soon, so we can HONOR the Americans of Mexican descent. These are amazing people who have greatly added to the fabric of America.