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Sunday, March 05, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Last month, the team decided to drop 1836 because its connection to the year Texas gained independence from Mexico offended some Hispanics.
I don't know why anyone from Central American would be offended by Texas winning independence from Mexico, so let's just call them Mexicans.
Let me list the ways this upsets me:
- Can you imagine the British being "offended" by 1776?
- If it wasn't for Texas Independence and joining the United States 9 years later, do you think there would be a steady stream of Mexicans crossing the border to live in Texas because it offers them and their families a better opportunity in life?
- Did they forget the "Hispanics" or Tejanos that fought along side the Anglos in 1836?
- Why aren't they offended that Santa Anna, a ruthless dictator who ended his life in jail in Mexico, killed everyone at the Alamo and then burned the bodies?
- Why aren't the offended that Santa Anna was with a whore when Sam Houston attacked at San Jacinto on April 21st, 1836?
This is ridiculous and it has been going on for a while now. Look, Texans are proud people and like it or not these events shaped Texas and made it what it is today. They have a place being celebrated. I would accuse them of being sore losers, except no one was born when this happened and they are benefiting from the result.