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05 May 2010 @ 10:30 pm
Writer's Block: Cinco de Mayo  
Do you celebrate your country's independence? If so, how?


Do you celebrate your country's independence? If so, how?

When it finally happens, I'll celebrate it.


 
 
 
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on May 6th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
You and me both! :)
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on May 6th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
This question shows a great deal of ignorance, since Mexican Independence Day is in September.

I am curious about your response though. Whom do you think we are not independent from?
Your Obedient Serpent: prisonerathelind on May 6th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
The military-industrial complex and the corporate putocracy.

Nothin' to lose but our chains, man. Nothin' to lose but our chains.
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on May 6th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Yes, it is profoundly ignorant to think that May 5th is "Mexican Independence Day". To the extent there is any truth in that belief, it is the more nuanced sense that the Battle of Puebla encouraged European powers to acknowledge Mexico as a "legitimate" country, especially England who was glad that France's nose had been tweaked, even though they were France's ally in the Franco-Mexican War . . . but people who think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day are almost entirely unaware that there was even a Franco-Mexican War in the first place!