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Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Friday, May 05, 2006

Cinco de Mayo reminder

For those of you who are thinking about celebrating to commemorate a victory by the Mexican forces over the French, remember a few things. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico winning that Battle of Puebla in 1862 against the French, but they lost the war. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a Mexican victory not Mexican Independence, because after the French Emperor learned of the defeat he sent more troops, defeated the Mexican army, and French Archduke Maximillian became Emperor of Mexico and Mexico became a quasi-French colony for 5 years. It was not until after the American Civil War when the US began to support the Mexican resistance fighters with guns and ammunition, that the Mexicans were able to dispel the French.
And now in Southern California, “black students each year skip school on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, as Mexican gangs have warned in graffiti that they will shoot any black students who attend school that day (The Washington Post, Jail Riots Illustrate Racial Divide in California, February 20, 2006).


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