Santa Anna wrote to the U.S. minister to Mexico, Joel R. Poinsett:
"A hundred years to come my people will not be fit for liberty...a despotism is the proper government for them, but there is no reason why it should not be a wise and virtuous one.
We're in the midst of the 179th anniversary of the Siege of the Alamo. The story speaks for itself. !3 days of cannonade and the climax with around 200 patriots dying at the hand of the above quoted megalomaniac's troops.
What he said may well be true. Mexico went through instability and today teeters on outright despotism and corruption. However what the Generalissimo said about despotism has never worked, certainly not under his murderous regime.
Did GW Bush channel him with some of his actions and quote? Was he kidding? What do you think? And more, is the current occupier of the Oval Office not seeking to make this work?
Despotism never works.
Many are and will be sacrificed to reestablish the Republic.
You know the drill. Study and learn.
We are surrounded. But we have history as experience.
Let's play our own tune that the enemies foreign and domestic will never forget.
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