Happy San Jacinto Day, 2024: Texas Celebrates 188 Years Of Not Being Ruled By Mexico
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Once again, Texas (and VDARE.com) celebrate San Jacinto Day.

Historical events like the Civil War / War between the States or the conquest of the American Southwest can continue to create rancor not for years, but for hundreds of years.

So we have Mexican-American art professor Ruben C. Cordova, who is not loyal to either the Historic American Nation, or even the Historic Texas State, writing recently on a San Antonio visual art site

Which follows on from his earlier

If you believe Cordova's version of Texas history, the Texan Independence Movement was motivated by a desire to preserve slavery, Santa Ana was  justified in executing Davy Crockett and other Alamo survivors because “Mexico regarded the Texian insurrectionists as “pirates,“ but the Texans were wrong to win the Battle of San Jacinto and take revenge. (He also accuses the Texans of raping Mexican women—is this projection?)

For the record, San Jacinto Day (April 21) is the anniversary of the final victory of the Texas Revolution, in which Texas won its independence from Mexico. (The Mexicans are still not happy.) One of the earliest articles we published on VDARE.com, April 20, 2001, was Lone Star Setting? San Jacinto Undone, by a writer whose ancestors fought in the Texas War of Independence—on the winning side.

The San Jacinto Column, the world’s tallest monument, was built in 1936 by Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas who were proud of what their ancestors had done.

It couldn’t be built today.

Inscribed on it are these words:

Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican War, resulting in the acquisition by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Almost one-third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty.

See also Down With Texism And Treason! Happy San Jacinto Day!, by Athena Kerry.

Of course, as the late Linda Thom pointed out in Lessons From A Short History Of Texas, Texas history is proof that Immigration Has Consequences.

In Time to Rethink Immigration? [June 22, 1992], VDARE.com editor  Peter Brimelow quoted the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups to this effect:

In obtaining land grants in Texas, Anglo immigrants agreed to become Mexican citizens, obey Mexican laws, accept the official Catholic faith, learn Spanish, and take other steps to become fully assimilated as law-abiding citizens. However, over the years, it became clear that these settlers, now Anglo-Mexicans, were not becoming integrated into the nation and that Anglo immigration had become a problem . . . The strains and disagreements ultimately led to the Texas Revolution in 1835.

There’s been speculation that similar modern demographic trends could reverse the success of the Texas Revolution.

Demographer Steve Murdock told the Houston Chronicle that ”It’s basically over for Anglos” in Texas [February 24, 2011], to which Peter Brimelow replied ”It’s Basically Over For Anglos” In Texas. Or Have They Not Yet Begun To Fight?, and Dallas reader Gerald Martin pointed out that ”The last person who said, ”It’s basically over for Anglos in Texas,” was Santa Anna, right, as he lay down for his siesta about an hour before the Battle of San Jacinto.

Texas’s 38 electoral votes went to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, with 53 percent of the popular vote. Hillary got 43, so perhaps it’s not over for Anglos in Texas. But it’s worth noting the shape of the electoral map:


187 years after San Jacinto, Texas is still Texas, but there are people on the border who are loyal to Mexico—like Ruben C. Cordova, above.

In spite of that, the modern border invasions are now all one way.

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