Voices from Russia

Monday, 8 May 2017

8 May 2017. Cinco de Mayo ISN’T Tacos and Tequila

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Cinco de Mayo is a great anti-imperialist holiday… it wasn’t an invention of taco-shack-owning businessmen. On 5 May 1862, an outnumbered and outgunned Mexican force kicked ass on the French imperialist invaders of Mexico. No… it wasn’t the end of the war… but it did buoy up the Mexican patriots sufficiently that they were able to finally kick the French out on their asses. So… whenever you see Cinco de Mayo kitsch… know that there’s real history… real LEFT history… behind it…

BMD

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