Cinco de Mayo

by zulualpha, Tuesday, May 05, 2020, 11:34 (31 days ago) @ islandgirl

Well, now, let´s see. How can we make this political?

May 5th celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army in a single battle, in a war that Mexico subsequently lost.

I´d bet 50 pesos that most Mexicans don´t know those two facts -- battle won, war lost. Nor do they understand what the French were doing in Mexico in the first place.

It´s not that Mexicans weren´t taught their history. It´s more that they are indifferent to remembering it; they are complacent.

In the same way, Americans pay little attention to their history. So they keep screwing up, at home, and abroad. They blew up Vietnam to no purpose. Ditto Iraq. They scrap over the idea of universal health care, while flunking out in math and science (Pew Research). They thought political ideology -- faith -- could stare down the corona virus. Who´s winning that war?

It goes on....

There, we tried to get politics into your post. How´d we do?


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