Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro called Alamo heroes 'a bunch of drunks and crooks and slave-holding imperialists"

Democrats used their convention to introduce an unknown young man with a very radical upbringing to America. Is anyone having a Déjà vu moment?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Hispanic Texas mayor whose keynote speech wowed the Democratic National Convention crowd Wednesday night draws political inspiration from his mother – who was a member of a radical civil rights movement and who reportedly thinks the truth behind the Battle of the Alamo is that Texans swiped Mexico’s land.

Maria del Rosario Castro, the mother of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, said in 2010 that she grew up being told the battle was “glorious,” only to learn the so-called heroes were really “a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn’t belong to them.”[...]

Maria del Rosario Castro also was a member of the La Raza Unida, a radical movement that defended the civil rights of Mexican-Americans in Texas.
The 37-year-old Hispanic mayor told New York Times Magazine that upon being elected mayor in 2009 he promptly hung in his private office a 1971 La Raza Unida City Council campaign poster that featured his mother.


Anonymous said...

I guess she is also referring to the several Hispanic defenders of the Alamo. Texas and 2 other states rebelled against the rule of Santa Anna because he was a thug that tore up the Mexican constitution of 1824 - we don't here about the other two states because the revolt there was crushed. Additionally, Mexico had encouraged 'gringos' to move into Texas because, at the time, much of Texas was a hostile wilderness and they had not had much success in getting Mexicans to move up here. Texas won, Mexico lost - get over it. Of course, you can always speculate about what San Antonio would look like today if Mexico had won: Instead of a shining, modern city, it would be just another slum like the cities in Mexico - polluted, poor, crime-ridden, and plagued with drug violence. If she likes Mexico so much, she should move down there!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the Mayor himself would say. Would he support his mother's opinion, and risk his political future in Texas?