Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – Happy Cinco de Mayo and the Invasion of Texas or Grito de Idiots
Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican independence.
According to History.com, the Mexicans celebrate their independence from Spain on September 16th. This is the day priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared war against the Spanish government in 1810 with his call to arms that is known as the “Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores.”
Cinco de Mayo commemorates a relatively small battle.
The 5th of May is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a battle which resulted in the unlikely victory of Mexico over France in 1862, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.
In 1861, Mexico defaulted on a number of foreign debts that it owed to England, Spain, and France. All three countries invaded Mexico, but England and Spain retreated by the next year. France however, stayed in hopes of creating a monarchy in Mexico led by the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian.
Now Cinco de Mayo should not be confused with the invasion of Texas by the federal government or as it is known in Bastrop County – The Obama Attack of Texas and Bastrop County. Why the residents think their country would be the choice of an attack, as opposed to other counties, such as Harris or Dallas, or even Bexar, I do not know.
It seems a federal government training exercise called Jade Helm 15 is to take place throughout the western United States, including Texas. The Gathering of the Conspiracy Theorists has produced thoughts such as:
- The Federal government and/or the United Nations (maybe both) are invading Bastrop County.
- They are coming to seize all of the guns.
- They are coming to imprison dissenters.
- They are connected to the closing of Walmart stores where dissenters will be housed.
However, the “interesting” fact is that the Governor of Texas has called up the Texas State Guard to protect the residents. Think about that for a moment. The state government is sending troops to protect residents from the federal troops based on fear and paranoia.
This has caused former politicians such as Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst to say “IT’S a training exercise.” and former state representative, Todd Smith to say the governor is “pandering to the idiots.” Note: both of those quotes are from Conservative Republicans.
The military exercises are scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15. Oh yes, Mexico celebrates its Independence from Spain on September 16.
Here’s what I’m thinking – Let’s declare September 17 – Day of the Idiots. Goobernor Abbott has the power to declare state holidays too.
I do think the republicans have begun their own self-destruction. Don’t even get me started on the cartoon convention in Garland.