American Flags Out, Mexican Flags In at American Schools
The courts and their pontificating judges have gone crazy. We shouldn’t be surprised if judges who don’t know the difference between male and female anatomy don’t know the difference between America and Mexico and the American flag and a foreign flag:
“The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its February ruling in favor of Live Oak High School administrators, who argued that a history of problems on the Mexican holiday [Cinco de Mayo] justified the decision to act against the American flag-wearing students. Officials at the Morgan Hill school ordered the students to either cover up the shirts or go home, citing past threats and campus strife between Latino and white students that raised fears of violence.”
The principal of the school was afraid that there “‘there might be problems’ due to the American flag shirts.” The following is from RedState:
“This is a classic case of the heckler’s veto, something that is sadly prevalent on the left as Tolerance supplants God as the source of our morality, where a speaker is silenced by the government if a sufficiently loud opposition can be found. In this case, the students wearing the flag were faced with threats of violence and rather than punishing the racist thugs who were making the threats, free speech was prohibited. All of this in defense of a ‘holiday’ that has less cultural legitimacy than Kwanza.”
One more point needs to be made. The Mexican students accused the “white” students of “racism.”
“One Mexican student responded, “But [Principal] Rodriguez, they are racist. They are being racist. F*** them white boys. Let’s f*** them up.”
Mexicans are of the same race as “them white boys.” Their skin may be darker, but they are all Caucasians.
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“Cinco de Mayo” – the fifth of May. What in Mexican history happened on this fateful day? “The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is generally mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day — the most important national holiday in Mexico — which is celebrated on September 16.”
It’s a Mexican holiday. As far as I can tell, it was never widely celebrated in Mexico.
“A 2007 UCLA Newsroom article notes that ‘The holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico. TIME magazine reports that ‘Cinco de Mayo started to come into vogue in 1940s America during the rise of the Chicano movement.’ The holiday crossed over from California into the rest of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but didn’t gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it. It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in areas with large Mexican-American populations, like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.”
Americans don’t generally celebrate events that took place in foreign countries. I’m Italian. My grandparents were born in Italy.
We never celebrated the Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day), an annual national Italian holiday commemorating the 1945 liberation ending World War II in Italy. My parents never carried Italian flags into the schools they attended.
Of course, none of this means that the vast majority of Americans don’t appreciate Mexican culture, food, and festivals. Mexican restaurants are packed on the fifth of May.
What Americans resent is people from any country who hold their country in higher esteem than the country they are living in and benefiting from.