Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none.
Thomas Jefferson Green
One hundred and eighty-two years ago the Alamo fell. The defenders had achieved victory in death, giving thirteen precious days in which Texan independence was declared and Sam Houston appointed by the Texas Constitutional Convention as Commander-in-Chief of the Texan Army, which at that time consisted of a few hundred raw recruits. The Alamo defenders inflicted some 600 killed and wounded on the 1800 man force of Santa Anna. Word of the Alamo spread throughout Texas, convincing each man that this was a fight to the end, and that the cry “give me liberty or give me death” were what they were facing.
The fallen of the Alamo would never be forgotten, the Texans screaming out the battle cry “Remember the Alamo!”, as they charged and crushed Santa Anna’s army at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, achieving the dream of the defenders of the Alamo, an independent Texas.
When my late father was in the Air Force he toured the Alamo and he never forgot it and he told his sons about it, and his sons have told their children.
Of course such a major historical event is a stumbling block against those forces waging a non stop war against our heritage. Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details:
Stop calling the Alamo defenders heroic
Pleads the Texas State Board of Education. The rationale is that words like ‘heroic’ are values charged. We wouldn’t want that. Well, except for things like gay rights, feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks, MLK, and a host of others that textbooks describe with flowery, celebratory, ‘values charged’ language.*
We all know what’s happening. We can remain silent and watch our posterity face the consequences, since we can already see what this new society will be. Or we can do something about it. Those who go along with it are just putting a down-payment on a plot of land outside of the barbed wire fences. The rest should stop denying the obvious or it will be our posterity that pays the price.
*While never using terms like ‘heroic’, it’s worth noting that my oldest son’s World History textbook from high school had much high praise for Mao Zedong, Karl Marx and Michael Gorbachev and their accomplishments, with each having a full page write-up celebrating their accomplishments and influences.
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Three things. The Left specializes in indoctrination and not education, and Leftists tend not to have many kids so they come for ours. Nothing gets Leftist juices flowing more than displays of American patriotism which they despise and which they will do everything to destroy root and branch from our society. Don’t let them succeed.