Thursday, May 05, 2005

Cinco de Mayo: Freedom and Liberty!

Little Lion came home with a bunch of coloring pages celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Here's the propoganda one of those pages promoted:

Cinco de Mayo in Spanish means "5th of May." On the morning of May 5th, 4,000 Mexican soldiers fought the French army of 8,000 and won. The brave Mexican army beat them in the famous Battle of Puebla.

After the 4,000 soldiers beat the French army, many of these Mexican soldiers came to the United States to fight in the Civil War. Because of their bravery and courage, the Mexicans helped the United States put an end to the Civil War.

Mexicans, you see, never forget who their friends are, and neither do Americans. That's why Cinco de Mayo is such a party -- A party that celebrates freedom and liberty. There are two ideals which Mexicans and Americans have fought shoulder to shoulder to protect, ever since the 5th of May, 1862. VIVA! EL CINCO DE MAYO!!

It's amazing how America will use a historical event as a footnote for the Great American Mis-Story.

I used the day to reconcile my French and Mexican sides. So much revolution in our bloods and we still have so little to show for it - the world swallows our advances, eventually making us all scholarship boys and girls.

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