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The book “Forget Almo” is a Texas garbage dump.

If you ask the Apple Mac Pro (named after the founder of Texas Liberty in Austin) to choose the hottest button issue in Texas history, the answer is 1836 Siege and Battle of Alamo, Creation of Texas The legend of Mess with almo, And you’re messing with Texas.

Jason Stanford, author and political advisor, Chris Tomlinson, veteran journalist and Texas historian, and Brian Brorow, author. Public enemy And Wild at the gate., Three very different authors have come together to produce a book that has infuriated a significant number of Texas, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who canceled a virtual forum on the book in June, calling it “a fact.” Pure Rewrite “Declared Date…”

Patrick got the second part right: Forget Almo. Is Rewriting the history of Texas, which has long been a ‘common’. But that’s not unrealistic, and these are the facts that many old white taxis made a fuss about:

– The daughters of the Republic of Texas, the self-styled patrons of the Alamo legend, are burned: By the 1960s, they had “transformed into a kind of paramilitary junior league … The daughters were the Alamo comedy school marm.”

The Alamo Buffs, such as British rock star Phil Collins, who have polluted historic waters with questionable “specimens,” have been put to the sword. Collins’s Enlightened Book, Alamu and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey.“Alamo is a source of satire and horror in the archeological world.”

y likes arrogant. Fox and friendBrian Clamid, in his 2019 best-selling book. Sam Houston and Alamo Avengers. Slaves are called servants, they are sent to the firing squad.

Simply put, “what you think about Almo is mostly wrong.” Let’s not waste any more time on this: The main reason for the Texas Revolution was not the tyranny of General Santa Ana and the suppression of the rights of Anglo colonists. Stephen Austin, the “father of Texas,” considered Santa Ana a friend of American immigrants. By the end of 1835, the general was giving them everything they asked for. “Contrary to fiction, Santa Ana was not a bloody tyrant, nor will a dictator come later.” At this point, just before the Texas Revolution began in October 1835, ” “We needed the support of the military and the people, and so we were very careful about the waves in the political pool of Mexico.”

The biggest wave was slavery. The Mexicans had to settle in Texas and they could not save the settlers from degradation through horrific and aggressive comings, so the AmericansArmed The Americans were lured there by land grants. The problem was, “The only reason Americans came to Texas was to grow cotton, and they didn’t do it without slaves. They really didn’t know any other way.”

The Mexican government could not begin to control immigration on its vast and distant border with its powerful neighbor, the United States – a wall would certainly work – and by 1825 One of the four people living in the Anglo Colony of Austin was a slave. Most taxi residents, who immigrated from the United States, despised Mexican authorities and lived as if they were still governed by American law. To add fuel to the fire, Santa Ana, who became Mexico’s most powerful man, “rightly suspects that President Andrew Jackson had designs on Texas …” and cautioned the Mexican government. He must not provoke the United States.

The worries of slave-owned taxis eventually turned into riots. Anglo’s initial victory came in October 1835, when he defeated a Mexican outpost in San Antonio and captured the old mission fortress, Alamo, with 21 of his cannons. But the victory blinded the taxi drivers to one important fact: they did not have an army. However, “mostly taxis and tejans. [Mexican citizens who had migrated to Texas] Farms and businesses were to be run; most did not call for this battle anyway.

Fortunately, a multitude of militias – such as the Huntsville Rovers from Alabama, the Nutchies Mustangs from St. Louis, and the New Orleans Gray – advanced to the Taxian cause. Fortunately, Taxi found a charismatic leader in Sam Houston, a former governor of Tennessee and a veteran of the 1812 war, where he served under Jackson. Once Houston took command of the Texas Reggae Forces, things went awry. Santa Ana, who considered herself the “Napoleon of the West,” gathered a mixed force of professionals and untrained peasants. Towards the end of February 1836, they slowly turned north on the outskirts of San Antonio. About two hundred taxi residents responded to a legendary adventure by Jim Bowie and William Travis, an Alabama, who went to Texas for a new life. Digging and bragging behind the unfinished walls of Alamo.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Houston thought the quarter-mile compound was unforgivable, through at least one checkpoint that could not hold more than 250 men. Travis and Bowie, however, were “determined to defend Alamu for whatever reason – honor, duty, ego, overconfidence, or strategy – whatever. It was an objectionable decision in every way.”

On March 6, after a 12-day siege, Santa Ana gathered his troops in the cold and darkness and ordered an attack around 4 or 5 p.m. After nearly 90 minutes of hand-to-hand fighting, all the guards, including at least nine Tejanos, were killed by Beyonc اور and Bowie knives. (Santa Anna did a show to allow a handful of women out before the attack began.)

The authors say that “Travis,” and the letters he will write from the Old Spanish Mission, have been a shocking proof of his selfless bravery for almost two hundred years.

“But it’s true that some of it didn’t have to happen. None of Alamo’s bodyguards needed to die – and they did it just because Travis and Bowie shared a view of Santa Ana.” Ignored every warning and remained in San Antonio to defend the incomprehensible outpost.

Why don’t we forget Alamo? Mostly for two reasons. The first is that in 1836, one of the two most famous Americans alive (Andrew Jackson) died there. David Crockett was a frontier man, former congressman, and cracker barrel comedian – think of a cross between the Bear Girls and Andy Griffith – who went west to restore his fortune, a few days after the Mexican army. Arrived in San Antonio first. Even the Mexican knew who he was. In the account of a Mexican officer named Jose Enrique de la Pina, he was called “the naturalist David Crockett”. Over time, thanks to Walt Disney, Face Parker, and John Wayne, Crockett’s story has consumed the stories of Bowie, Travis, and others.

The second reason is the outbreak of Houston for propaganda. Within 48 hours he was sending a letter resembling a thermopile to the devastation at Alamo, where 300 Spartans had been captured and killed in 480 BC against the Persian army, trying desperately to mobilize crowds of peasants and foresters. Yes, Houston was defeated in a famous and powerful weapon

Six weeks after the fall of Alamo, Houston’s army stormed Santa Ana in San Gento, capturing it and forcing a treaty that liberated Texas. Houston fired his men before the fight, “Trust God and don’t be afraid. And remember Alamo!”

Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. There was no official celebration of the fiftieth anniversary in 1886. This fight was missing from some historical stories about the history of Texas or less than a side story. Alamo himself was so overlooked that for decades only the chapel and the adjoining long barracks where most of the fighting took place stood. (I Lonely pigeon, Tommy Lee Jones’ Woodrow Call and Robert Dowell’s Gus McCurry – both boarded the former Texas Rangers in San Antonio and passed the wreckage of the chapel without identification.

Although near the turn of the century, Alamo was revived to become “the legend of the great creation of Texas, a brave tale written and made by men and a few women. Their efforts will be remarkable.” For 150 years, the world has largely agreed on the symbolism of Almo.

The story of Tejano, a young Sequin who opposed Santa Ana and fought and died in Alamo, was wiped out, and the issue of slavery was sold to Bailey for a more compelling reason: the myth of suppressing the rights of Texans.

The accounts of the 20th century form the basis of what we call the Anglo-Narrative, the hero of Texas history. He portrayed the Anglo-Texans as God’s righteous democratic fighters … two-legged arguments for American expansion and a clear destiny. That spirit lives on in the Texas State Board of Education, which has declared that “schoolchildren should be taught the ‘brave’ version of Alamo history … ‘Alamo Bravery’ is thus the law of the land.”

The law is being rewritten as a generation of new historians begins to take the field from popularity and propagandists. The result is a cultural war that could determine whether future generations of Texas – and through expansion, Americans and many around the world – understand the history of Texas.

Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted in 2018, “Stop political correctness in our schools.” Of course, Texas schoolchildren should be taught that Alamo’s bodyguards were ‘brave’! ”

On August 17, after a lengthy feud between Lt. Gov. Patrick and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the groundwork for a new exhibition hall in San Antonio broke down, a key part of the 50 450 million “Rethinking Almo” project. Is. Jeb Bush’s son and Senate candidate. no Supported by Donald Trump) Local Caller-times. NoteWhen the “Rethinking Almo” project began to take shape about six years ago, Patrick called some of its proposed features a caveat to 21st century political correctness. Bush, whose mother was born in Mexico, suggested that critics of the plan, who objected to the “re-imagining” plan by Mexican soldiers and Tejano’s bodyguards, were “racist.” What would the new concept say about Almo? So we have to wait for the new official version of the story.

The author tells us, “History does not really change, but the way we look at it.” Forget Almo. There is no revision date as its critics claim. As historian Jeff Long puts it, “To me, the early stories about Almo were a revision. What came next was a strange ultimate history.”

In other words, when reality became fiction, fiction was published. Now, fiction is giving facts. When this book clears the smoke from the wild cat’s fire, we will still remember Almo, but in a very different way.

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