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Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:19 PM

Forget the Alamo censored by the usual suspects!

From The Week:

"The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin abruptly canceled an event scheduled for Thursday evening featuring the authors of a new book on the Alamo and its role in the mythology of Texas. Chris Tomlinson, a Houston Chronicle columnist and one of the authors of the book, Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth, said a museum employee told him they had to cancel the event "following a social media campaign by right-wingers and an order from the board," made up of Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), state House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), two other GOP state lawmakers, and a citizen board member."

Good book, but a typical, and expected, response from Texas

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Response to CCExile (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:23 PM

1. Okay, then I'll buy a copy

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Response to CCExile (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:35 PM

2. Axis of Evil. Believe me.

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Response to CCExile (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 02:54 PM

3. Culture canceled by

the people who scream about cancel culture.

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Response to CCExile (Original post)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 03:14 PM

4. They reject anything that doesn't agree with they're twisted version of reality.

I'm a Texan but if I think about the Alamo very much I start to think defending the Alamo was a dumb idea that went against orders to make Travis a hero. I also wonder if the Texas Revolution might have had something do with Santa Anna outlawing slavery. But I could be wrong.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 03:52 PM

5. The Texicans at the Alamo were not Americans. They were Mexican citizens.

They had already given up on America. And yes, Mexico abolished slavery, and the Texicans didnít like the idea of their government telling them what they could no longer do with their property.

So why are they considered to be heroes?

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 04:05 PM

6. Kind of depends on how you at it don't it?

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 06:30 PM

10. Not really. The agreement to emigrate into Texas was to accept Mexican citizenship...

and become Roman Catholic to live there. Doomed to failure.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 2, 2021, 04:35 PM

7. According to the book...

The question of slavery went back and forth as Mexico changed governments often in the ten years preceding the Texas Revolution. Many compromises were put forth, but the BASIC tenant on the Mexican side was no slavery, then no NEW slaves, and slaves born in Mexico has to be freed at twenty years old, and then it was straight out "No Slavery!" (in part because in those ten years the Texians had proven time and time again that they would lie, twist the meaning of "employees" vs slaves), take up arms against Mexican authority, sell land that didn't belong to them, bring in more colonists without permission, trade in slaves out of Galveston and Matagorda, and just generally be criminally undesirable. At one point, slaves outnumbered freemen by more than 2 to 1! This is the short list. They were basically deplorable.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 10:13 AM

9. I was taught the Alamo was all about Mexico's anti-slavery law, those slave owners who had moved

into Texas with their slaves intended to keep them, as slaves. Taught by books I read, and even in my H.S. Jr. year U. S. History class.

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Response to CCExile (Original post)

Sat Jul 3, 2021, 07:02 PM

8. Kick for the book "Forget the Alamo".

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