Friday, July 3, 2015

On Los Ninos Heroes

Whatever your thoughts on the Mexican-American War are (I personally find it repugnant), you have to be moved by the story of those six young Mexican cadets who fought to the bitter-end at the Battle of Chapultepec near Mexico City (the last one supposedly wrapping himself in the Mexican flag and jumping off the mountain). Yes, it was the end of the war and, yes, the Americans won but valor is valor and if this doesn't represent it nothing does.


dmarks said...

Yes, Mexicans are people too. A point lost on those who hate immigrants, and trade with Mexicans.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

The hard-left and hard-right, in other words.

dmarks said...

Yeah. The hard right in such matters is more crude and hamhanded about it, and the hard left does a better job of masking the bigotry.