Remembering? (illustration by author)
I guess, in a way, they do:
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Several hundred gun rights activists armed with rifles and shotguns rallied outside of the Alamo on Saturday in a demonstration that broke a longstanding tradition of not staging such events at the enduring symbol of Texas independence….
From 1905 to 2011, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas were the Alamo’s custodians. But in 2011, lawmakers gave the state’s General Land office control of the monument where Col. William Travis and 200 Texas defenders famously died in a siege with the Mexican army in 1836. It was Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson who approved the rally here….
In other words, the Texas Legislature and their Evil Moron™ enabler, Rick “Oops” Perry, when not trying to keep poor people from getting health care, decided to turn the Alamo into a political football, and the gun nuts have thrown out the first ball.
Perry practicing for his 2016
But never fear, the Teatard flags were a-flyin’ high. (And I DO mean “high”)
Alamo gun nuts for Jesus
Were the Alamo about what everyone pretends it’s about, it would be a shameful act, and an act of political opportunism. The old Daughters of the Republic of Texas would not have allowed it, but we can now expect the Alamo turned into a right wing clown car for future political circuses.
“(The San Antonio Police Department) is no longer going to be messing with us,” said C.J. Grisham, president of Open Carry Texas, with the Alamo’s famed Spanish mission behind him.
Organizers had also hoped that seeing a large peaceful gathering of armed citizens in the downtown of the country’s seventh largest city would be a step toward making people comfortable with the sight. There were people of all ages in the crowd, including young children. Some waved flags that read “Come and Take It,” others dressed in period costumes, but most looked like anyone else one might encounter on the street, they just happened to be carrying rifles.
Yeah. Because in the Twenty-First Century, it’s totally justified to be carrying instant death and maiming with you at all times, in case you don’t get the parking space you want.
The ghosts who seek the ghosts
The one thing that the jerks who masturbate over the Second Amendment don’t get is that, when the Constitution was written, a gun was a NECESSITY. If not for the native Americans — with whom we engaged in a running battle for over 400 years WITH guns from the get go — then for the dangerous animals that we have, like the Indians, nearly driven to extinction.
Today, the only grave threat requiring a gun is ANOTHER lunatic carrying a gun.
But soft: these selfish lunatics weren’t dishonoring the true memory of the Alamo.
They were honoring it. The fact that the Texans never had a problem with the requirement that they convert to Catholicism (a requirement for emigration from the BEGINNING) was NOT the issue, as they attempt to claim. They revolted in large part because Santa Ana and the Mexican government outlawed slavery.
Sen. Estes “I destroyed comics” Kefauver
pretending to be Davy Crockett.
The fake justification for stealing Texas, and then Polk’s “start a war” that allowed the USA to steal, literally, HALF of Mexico remains, as Ulysses S. Grant put it:
For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.
So: selfish jerks deciding to take the law into their own hands, starve the poor, impose economic slavery* and flout any legal authority but their own greed?
I’d say they remembered the Alamo pretty well.
[* As in no workers’ rights, state-sanctioned union busting, outsourcing, anti-regulation, anti-environmentalism, kleptocracy, and exploding fertilizer plants.]
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