March 7, 2007

Lead and Gold

Scott Chaffin links to this quote, posted in the blog Lead and Gold:

From Randy Roberts and James S. Olson, A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
After lunch a bright red Lincoln Navigator pulled up to Crockett Street and out jumped a Hispanic mother with three girls, ranging in age from eight to twelve. Her husband parked the car in a nearby lot and returned bearing a video camera. The three daughters, dressed in matching white pullovers and Gap skirts, were striking. Their father, a CPA with a Wharton degree, posed his family in front of the limestone walls of the chapel and triggered the camera. They waved on cue but smiled spontaneously, obviously delighted to be where they were. He then told them briefly about the Alamo, delivering the Daughters' version of the battle, and he let his girls know that it stood for courage and integrity, virtues they needed to cultivate in their own lives.

At that point, the Anglo graduate student arrived at the chapel door. He asked, "Why are you even here today? Don't you know what this place stands for? It represents the rape and destruction of your people." Looking just the least bit annoyed, the Hispanic man politely replied, "We're not so bad off, you know." The Anglo student was persistent. "You don't understand, you just don't understand," he continued. "You shouldn't be teaching your kids this stuff." The CPA stopped short. "Escucheme, bolillo [Listen to me, white bread]," he said sharply. "If Santa Anna would have won the war, this whole city would be a shithole just like Reynosa. Soy tejano [I'm a Texan]. Mind your own goddamned business. It's my Alamo too."

There are some things that are just so insane that it's useless to even argue with them. Better to spend your time on something constructive, like counting snowflakes. One of them is the spectacle of leftydweebs observing the phenomenon of millions of people crawling over broken glass to get INTO this country (or OUT of whatever "workers paradise" is in fashion this year) and saying, "Look how rotten America is."

Posted by John Weidner at March 7, 2007 5:14 PM
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