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Gingersnap
05-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo
Rosie Castro Quoted In The New York Times
Charles Gonzalez, KSAT 12 News Reporter

POSTED: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
UPDATED: 6:42 pm CDT May 12, 2010

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president.

"It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article."

But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence.

"They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them. But as a little girl I got the message (that) we were losers. I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for."

"I'm sure that a lot of people disagree with it," said Castro, when asked about his mother's comments. "I ... have a different perspective from what she does. I think that the struggles that the state of Texas went through at the Alamo and other places were necessary for the great state that we have today and all of us should be proud of it."

Today, tourists and locals walking around Alamo Plaza reacted to the comments.

"If what she did for further research proved to have validity, then I guess I'd side with her," said Parris Wedel, a tourist from Florida.

"I think it's a huge disgrace to people that live in San Antonio because it's part of their heritage, it's where they grew up," said Naomi Guerrero, who said she looked forward to her visit to the Alamo when she took Texas History in the 7th grade.

Castro said the attempt in the article was to show a generational difference.

Gee, your Mom sides with blood-thirsty Mexican general Santa Anna and slams the efforts of freedom-loving Hispanics to win the Texas Revolution. Way to go, Mom!

KSAT (http://www.ksat.com/news/23534022/detail.html)

noonwitch
05-13-2010, 02:37 PM
That's the part of history that they always skipped over when I was in school. You would have thought that absolutely nothing happened in the US between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, per the history books we were using at the time.

Elspeth
05-15-2010, 09:54 PM
Gee, your Mom sides with blood-thirsty Mexican general Santa Anna and slams the efforts of freedom-loving Hispanics to win the Texas Revolution. Way to go, Mom!

KSAT (http://www.ksat.com/news/23534022/detail.html)

Now, see, in Arizona, they'd already have checked her ID and put her in one of Joe Arpaio's pink-underwear-baloney-sandwich-eating chain gangs! :D

(I'm kidding.....:rolleyes:)

Wei Wu Wei
05-16-2010, 07:38 AM
American history isn't pretty, America is not the perfect idealistic heroic entity that the cold-war era made us out to be. Our history is stained just like the history of every other nation. You don't have to lie and ignore the faults of your country to love it, just like you can love your wife or husband even if you see their enormous flaws.

Sonnabend
05-16-2010, 10:56 AM
American history isn't pretty, America is not the perfect idealistic heroic entity that the cold-war era made us out to be. Our history is stained just like the history of every other nation. You don't have to lie and ignore the faults of your country to love it, just like you can love your wife or husband even if you see their enormous flaws.

You don't like it? Leave.

Go live in the socialist paradise that is Cuba or under the auspices of Dear Leader Kim.

Tell ya what. You come live here, and I'll take your place.

Do I hear a second to the motion? :D

PoliCon
05-16-2010, 11:06 AM
Gee, your Mom sides with blood-thirsty Mexican general Santa Anna and slams the efforts of freedom-loving Hispanics to win the Texas Revolution. Way to go, Mom!

KSAT (http://www.ksat.com/news/23534022/detail.html)

:eek: Those texans weren't hispanics!!!!11!!!! They were racist white imperialist dogs and we should feel guilty over their actions. I mean what they did - fighting for the rights of self determination, Independence, freedom against a military dictator who only - came to power through military coupe - treated his own citizens like criminals - denied them due process - basic human rights - and massacred them. after he was deposed he managed to manufacture a new war - seized power again - declared himself to be his most serene highness and dictator for life (sound familiar) - embezzled millions - sold huge tracts of mexican territory to the US (the bastard) generally used Mexico like his own playground. But it's AMERICA'S fault and we're imperialist. :rolleyes:

Wei Wu Wei
05-16-2010, 03:43 PM
You don't like it? Leave.

Go live in the socialist paradise that is Cuba or under the auspices of Dear Leader Kim.

Tell ya what. You come live here, and I'll take your place.

Do I hear a second to the motion? :D

Right. Well I like it, and everyone on this forum who doesn't like the President or HIS AGENDA: LEAVE.

Get out, because he is the President and the laws passed are the LAW OF THE LAND.

love it or leave it.

Wei Wu Wei
05-16-2010, 03:44 PM
:eek: Those texans weren't hispanics!!!!11!!!! They were racist white imperialist dogs and we should feel guilty over their actions. I mean what they did - fighting for the rights of self determination, Independence, freedom against a military dictator who only - came to power through military coupe - treated his own citizens like criminals - denied them due process - basic human rights - and massacred them. after he was deposed he managed to manufacture a new war - seized power again - declared himself to be his most serene highness and dictator for life (sound familiar) - embezzled millions - sold huge tracts of mexican territory to the US (the bastard) generally used Mexico like his own playground. But it's AMERICA'S fault and we're imperialist. :rolleyes:

Perhaps a little bit of Chicano Studies would educate a person about the demographics and the role that hispanics played in the history of Texas and in the founding of the South West United States.

Oh wait...we aren't supposed to talk about chicano studies....

Big Guy
05-16-2010, 05:18 PM
I will keep with U.S. History, I am after all a U.S. Citizen. I accept our version of events, period.

I remember that after the Gulf War Saddam Hussein claimed victory. If he were still among the living, his version of history would be different .

You have your version and we have ours. Unless you were there, you really don't know for sure, so you get to choose the version that fits you.

Just pull the door braniac. ;)

PoliCon
05-17-2010, 04:01 AM
Perhaps a little bit of Chicano Studies would educate a person about the demographics and the role that hispanics played in the history of Texas and in the founding of the South West United States.

Oh wait...we aren't supposed to talk about chicano studies....

why would someone want to actively engage in racism in education? OH WAIT - we're talking about progressives. It's not racist when they do it. :rolleyes: and you wonder why I call you a fucktard??? :rolleyes:

AmPat
05-17-2010, 09:53 AM
Right. Well I like it, and everyone on this forum who doesn't like the President or HIS AGENDA: LEAVE.

Get out, because he is the President and the laws passed are the LAW OF THE LAND.

love it or leave it.

Tell you what Skippy, we do love it and don't take every opportunity to bash it like you do. We are excercising our peculiar American rights toopenly oppose this Marxist usurper and his idiot minions. We are not leaving, we are fighting those who desire to CHANGE the very country that we love. The majority of Americans don't want this CHANGE yet the Dear Leader, Oblah Blah, forces it down our throats AGAINST the will of the majority. Now who needs to leave? The Dopey-Changeys who act against the majority or the Majority Americans who can't wait to toss the traitors out this November?

noonwitch
05-17-2010, 01:44 PM
I will keep with U.S. History, I am after all a U.S. Citizen. I accept our version of events, period.

I remember that after the Gulf War Saddam Hussein claimed victory. If he were still among the living, his version of history would be different .

You have your version and we have ours. Unless you were there, you really don't know for sure, so you get to choose the version that fits you.

Just pull the door braniac. ;)


And Hitler would have been a hero, saving the Aryan race from the evil jews if he had survived to write history. As it is, the Illinois Nazis and other assorted racist groups think he's a martyr.


Again, they skipped over that part of history in the classes I had as a kid. The focus was on the main wars, and not so much on the development of the nation. I know that Texas was briefly an independent nation and Sam Houston was the president. I know that Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie died defending the Alamo against Santa Anna's army. That's about it.


And, there's no basement in the Alamo. I learned that from Pee-Wee Herman.