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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2021 9:10 p.m. PST

… for Today's History Wars

"In recent years an intense struggle has been waged between Democratic officials in San Antonio and the state's Deleted by Moderator leadership, led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Deleted by Moderator. Deleted by Moderator insist on maintaining the traditional myth surrounding Alamo, a story that contemporary historians call "the Heroic Anglo Narrative."

The San Antonio officials, however, want to update what's left of the Alamo, a half-dozen aging structures on a four-acre site downtown, to include historical references to the contributions of Native Americans, Texas Latinos (Tejanos), and the importance of slavery to the white Texas colonists who rebelled against Mexico…"
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Choctaw22 Oct 2021 6:24 a.m. PST

I'm sure they will tear it down soon and replace it with statues of dead criminals.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 2:27 p.m. PST

Glup!…

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pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 4:24 p.m. PST

As a expatriate Texan, they are welcome to find their own site for whatever cultural celebration they like. But leave the Alamo alone! It's story is its own, and should not be watered down by this latest brew of wokeness.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2021 6:39 p.m. PST

Historical accuracy can be a bitch, right?

John the OFM23 Oct 2021 7:42 a.m. PST

Mexico abolished slavery office in 1830. Wasn't that one of the primary reasons for the subsequent secession of Texas and the war?
That inconvenient "revisionist fact" has been mostly swept under the rug.
The Lost Cause myth had a definite precursor in "Remember the Alamo".

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 10:35 p.m. PST

I've read the new book. Nothing in it that was not known by those who actually studied the history of the events leading up to the war and the battle at the Alamo. The American settlers lied to get permission to come into what is now Texas, then refused to convert to the Catholic faith and and not bring slaves (and slavery) with them as promised. Open and shut, but the powers to be don't like to admit what their ancestors did, or acted in the actual battle.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 2:13 a.m. PST

It makes sense. All those men in the Alamo were willing to fight to the death…for slavery. Yeah.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 10:37 a.m. PST

Yes, Dn Jackson, like the men who died at any battle of the ACW. If you were willing to fight for the concept of owning slaves (regardless of if you owned any), then you were willing to die for that cause, or a belief that the "Union" was a cause and concept to die for.

Same as dying in WWII, you fought to uphold Hitler's vision, or Stalin's, or democracy if you were British or American. All "soldiers" have a reason to be willing to die, some better than others (as well as reasons that defy rational thought).

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