Patriots say "No!" to Cinco de Mayo

It took a while, but there is finally a festivity in our midst that is even more hostile to our culture than the Marxist-inspired claptrap called Kwanzaa. It’s called Cinco de Mayo.

To the half-wit victims of American public education who now call themselves "college students,” Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican day of independence, or something, which is celebrated with lots of beer. The beer part is no accident; the other part is dead wrong. Here’s the back-story.

The Mexican Day of Independence is September 16th, which comes way too early in the school year to attract vast crowds of drunken revelers. Cinco de Mayo is not even a national holiday in Mexico. It’s a provincial observance commemorating a wildly improbable Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Soon thereafter, Napoleon the Third sent in 30,000 soldiers and crushed the Mexicans. The French forces had come to collect a whacking big debt the Mexicans owed to them. Got that? Cinco de Mayo commemorates a confrontation between Mexicans and some repo men!

Deep into the 1980s very few Americans had even heard of this obscure regional Mexican shindig, but right about then foreign beers were becoming trendy with frat-party poseurs and Corona decided they wanted in on this American market. To counter the invasion of cheap Mexican suds, an American distributor of Heineken floated the story that traces of human urine had been detected in Corona; there were lurid reports of eyewitness accounts of Mexican workers peeing into beer vats at the Corona brewery.

Corona’s sales took a serious hit. Grupo Modelo, the company that owns Corona, sued and won; the rumors were false. Nonetheless, Grupo Modelo needed something to regain its lost market share. Yup, they needed to fabricate some excuse for party dudes to guzzle Mexican beer; they needed a "holiday” that wouldn’t make anyone think to drink anything German, Danish, Canadian, Australian or American.

Corona’s first choice was Mexico’s Independence Day, but it was inconveniently close to the start of the school year and, besides, its official name, Grito de Dolores, didn’t translate well. So Corona settled on Cinco de Mayo which was easy to pronounce. Its observance spread outward from the border states to become a national party day for stupid Anglo frat boys and the hard-core reconquistadores who are intent on reclaiming most of the western United States for Mexico.

To recap: Cinco de Mayo is a minor Mexican regional commemoration of a temporary Mexican victory over a troop of debt-collecting French repo men. This celebration fell into disfavor, even among Mexicans, because it was so closely associated with the oppressive dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, who won fame as a cavalry general at the Battle of Puebla. This fallen holiday was revived by Grupo Modelo to save its sinking flagship beer Corona.

We might liken the Mexican Cinco de Mayo to the Jewish Hanukkah – neither one gets much attention in its motherland, but both of them are heavily hyped in America and for the same reason: they are both useful devices for pushing back against America’s native culture.

The ugly side of Cinco de Mayo in America came with its adoption by radical left-wing Chicano activists who use it to whip up racial hatred against the white citizens of the United States, a country whose borders and culture they do not respect.

The name Aztlán was chosen by hard-line Chicano socialists of the 1960s to refer to the territory of Northern Mexico that was annexed by the United States at the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo during the Polk administration. These historically-illiterate mestizo radicals have given themselves over to the dopey fantasy that they have a primordial claim to the southwestern third of the United States.

Reclaiming this vast expanse of the United States for Chicanos is the purpose of their "reconquista” movement – the re-conquest of America by Chicanos, to create what they call their Republica del Norte. Among the radical groups that promote this anti-American alien land grab are Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, the Nation of Aztlán (NOA), La Raza (The Race), and MEChA, the Spanish acronym for Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán.

The rhetoric that energizes these radical leftist groups is nakedly racist and anti-American; Chicano calls for the wholesale extermination of white Americans are commonplace. All of the territorial claims made by these brown racists are completely baseless.

For example: the Chicano supremacists claim that they are entitled to vast swaths of the American southwest because, once upon a time, this area was inhabited by the Aztecs and should be returned to their descendents, whom the radical Chicanos claim to be. It is their assertion that white Europeans stole these lands from the Aztecs, which is nonsense.

By the time the Spanish reached the American southwest the Aztec empire had already shriveled to the regions of southern Mexico, barely one-fifth the size of modern Mexico. Not so much as one square inch of Aztec land lay within today’s United States when the Spaniards arrived. At that time the western and southwestern land of the future United States had long been inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Hopi, Navajo, Apache, Ute and Shoshone. The Aztecs were nowhere to be seen.

The former Mexican territories that were ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo had become Mexican territory solely as the result of European conquest by the Spanish. The boundaries of these territories owed nothing to former Aztec occupation. Therefore, all territorial claims to American lands by Chicano radicals are preposterous. That said, it will take more than the truth to stop California liberals from behaving as though their state were a province of Mexico.

During last year’s Cinco de Mayo, five teenage boys who were sitting at a table outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California were approached by Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez, who asked them to remove their American-flag bandannas. The boys complied, but were then ordered to the principal’s office where Mr. Rodriguez ordered all of the boys to turn their American-flag T-shirts inside out or be sent home.

According to the New York Daily News, "Many members of Live Oak High School’s large Mexican-American student population felt it was offensive for the students to wear the American flag on a day that’s supposed to celebrate Mexican heritage.” Miguel Rodriguez told the boys he feared their shirts would incite violence. The young American patriots responded that it would be disrespectful to hide Old Glory. They were instantly booted out of school for the duration of Cinco de Mayo.

"We want an apology,” declared Diana Dariano, mother of Matt. "Who in the United States of America would have an issue with that [flag]? It’s a sad, sad day.” She said her son had at least four T-shirts with American-flag motifs that he wore often.

One of the bounced American citizens, Daniel Galli, recalled, "They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because its supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it [the American flag].”

Meanwhile, more than a hundred students were seen wearing the red, white and green of the Mexican flag, while others had painted that foreign flag on their arms and faces. One obese freshman, Laura Ponce, came to school wearing a low-cut blouse, the better to expose a Mexican flag painted on her ample breasts. There was another Mexican flag painted on her fat cheeks. Señorita Ponce declared, "It’s ‘our’ day.”

As a matter of law, the patriot boys of Live Oak High School are protected by California Education Code 48950, which prohibits school bureaucrats from subjecting students to sanctions solely on the basis of any conduct that would be protected by the First Amendment anywhere off campus. Getting the bureaucrats to obey the law is another matter.

As word spread that American students had come to Live Oaks wearing American flag shirts, nearly 200 Hispanic teens spontaneously skipped school, claiming that they had been slighted by the natural-born Americans.

The best argument the Hispanics could muster was that displaying the American flag on Cinco de Mayo was the equivalent of flapping the Mexican flag on the Fourth of July. There are two things fatally absurd about this argument. First, Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Day of Independence; that’s on September sixteenth. And second, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a one day Mexican victory in a losing campaign against the French!

The only reason anyone north of the border has even heard of Cinco de Mayo is that it was hyped as an excuse to buy and guzzle lots of Mexican beer. And for this, Hispanics are demanding "respect” from culturally assimilated Americans? And how is it that wearing the American flag in America is ever disrespectful to some foreign culture?

Perhaps we should ask this question of Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez, whose high school hosts a chapter of the Latino-supremacist insurgent group MEChA, whose website proclaims:

As Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán, we are a nationalist movement of Indigenous Gente that lay claim to the land that is ours by birthright. As a nationalist movement we seek to free our people from the exploitation of an oppressive society that occupies our land. Thus, the principle of nationalism serves to preserve the cultural traditions of La Familia de La Raza and promotes our identity as a Chicana/Chicano Gente.

By "land that is ours by birthright” they mean the American southwest and by "oppressive society” they mean the United States of America. The chosen emblem of this insurgent group is an eagle clutching an Aztec war club and a lit stick of dynamite in its talons. These are not the words or behaviors of immigrants; these are the tactics of invaders.

Referring to the American boys who wore their American flags to their American high school, Annicia Nuñez declared to San Jose’s KNTV, "I think they should apologize ‘cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day. We don’t deserve to be disrespected like that.”

Let’s take a moment to put Señorita Nuñez’s opinion in perspective. In Mexico, any foreigner who appears at a demonstration is immediately arrested and escorted out of Mexico. Until recently, even the American-born children of Mexican citizens were prohibited from attending Mexican public schools because they were considered to be cultural aliens and a menace to Mexico’s anti-American public-school curriculum.

If Americans behaved like Mexicans the señorita would be frog marched to the border and bid a brusque adios. She wants there to be a day in America when Americans keep their American flags hidden in their closets. She also wants to live in America and get a very expensive education paid for by Americans. She wants all the glorious opportunities that socialist Mexico cannot provide her. She wants to celebrate the country that her parents were eager to flee.

If the demonstrations at Live Oak High School demonstrate anything, it is the commonplace contempt for America by these sojourning Mexican economic opportunists. They have demonstrated that they are not immigrants, but economic tourists who have no interest in assimilation.

Mexico has a long-standing policy of forestalling an anti-socialist revolution in Mexico by exporting its poor and its criminal underclass to the United States. One of every four criminals in America’s federal prison system is an illegal alien. The typical illegal alien adult will cost taxpaying Americans $40,000 during his sojourn in America and there are many millions of them.

No longer content to merely milk our social services, congest our courts and bring our hospitals to economic ruin, these arrogant foreigners are now whining that they feel "disrespected” on Cinco de Mayo if they see an American displaying Old Glory.

The time has long past to show these alien jerks which direction is south and then tell them to start swimming.

Thomas Clough
Copyright 2011
March 26, 2011