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The Alamo, as it should be

I do not want to glorify war anymore. Gracias a Laura Varela, a filmmaker who envisioned these images, and Joan Frederick, who took these glorious photographs as San Antonio's Luminaria Celebration on Saturday, March 14, 2009.


Ned Huthmacher said…
With all due respect Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, the only reason that the mission church of San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) yet stands on Alamo Plaza is that a battle against tyranny was fought there on March 6, 1836. Santa Anna was indeed a tyrant and butcher who had already put down a revolt the previous year in the Province of Zacatecas where, after defeating the rebel army, he allowed his soldiers two days of rape and pillage in which 2,000 innocent civilians died. Santa Anna then turned his attention on the provincve of Coahuila y Tejas. When the Texians and their Tejano allies stood up to Santa Anna in the Alamo, they too were all butchered. They knew that they did not stand a chance and yet they stood tall, anyway. (Something that most 'modern-thinking' people just don't get.)

Yes, it's true that the mission had once housed Native American converts and that part of it's history should certainly be stressed. But again, the only reason the building was not torn down and a hotel put up in its place was the gallant defense of the Alamo. As a Tejana, names like Juan Seguin, Cruz y Arocha, Gregorio Esparza and Toribio Losoya should stir your soul with pride. For they too are part of your true Tejano heritage, just as much as the mission Indian converts are.
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2 Timothy 4:3-4
Galatians 4:16
Daniel 12:3
1 Corinthians 11:1
Isaiah 22:22
Psalms 37
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Matthew 5
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Colossians 3:17
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