Skip to comments.Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo
Posted on 05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT by laotzu
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president.
"It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article."
But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence.
"They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them. But as a little girl I got the message (that) we were losers. I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for."
"I'm sure that a lot of people disagree with it," said Castro, when asked about his mother's comments. "I ... have a different perspective from what she does. I think that the struggles that the state of Texas went through at the Alamo and other places were necessary for the great state that we have today and all of us should be proud of it."
Today, tourists and locals walking around Alamo Plaza reacted to the comments.
"If what she did for further research proved to have validity, then I guess I'd side with her," said Parris Wedel, a tourist from Florida.
"I think it's a huge disgrace to people that live in San Antonio because it's part of their heritage, it's where they grew up," said Naomi Guerrero, who said she looked forward to her visit to the Alamo when she took Texas History in the 7th grade.
Castro said the attempt in the article was to show a generational difference.
"My mother's generation and generations before went through a particular experience that was painful at times," said Castro.
"I wouldn't want my mom making a comment like that, knowing that she would be disgracing me if I was the mayor," said Guerrero.
Rosie Castro was not available for an extended interview on Wednesday but said during the time period in which she was brought up, there was no real objective view of what happened.
Castro said said it's a non-issue to him and something he's addressed a long time ago.
....and the burro you rode in on, lady.
pretty sure davy crocket (or was it fess parker) wasnt any of those things. plus, you gotta luv the hat.
“I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for.””
I can truly say that I hate you and the rest of you frigging traitorous scumbags.
“My mother’s generation and generations before went through a particular experience that was painful at times,” said Castro. “
It sounds like she is a commie and an American hater. Imperialists? Kiss my burro...
Another freak who doesn’t deserve to share American prosperity. Seal her in a cave and let her live on fungus and runoff.
Who did it belong to before it was Mexico, and how did they get it?
Somebody has been attending those La Raza classes.
Did she learn that there were many Mexicans in and around San Antonio who sided with the Texicans and wanted to be Texicans, not subjects of Mexico?
On the other hand, she is somewhat right in that many of the people at the Alamo (and surrounding areas) were recent arrivals who came looking for cheap land.
I guess she'd rather have Texas as part of that sh*thole Third World corrupt drug-war-ridden basket case that is known as Mexico.
Who is Perez?
And Cortes and Pizarro were what, exactly?...............
I’m guessing all the Tejano’s who died at the Alamo are excused from her ‘hate’.
Although the Anglo’s probably got what was coming to them.
Juan Seguin and the dozen or so Hispanic Texicans who died at the Alamo fighting the tyrant Santa Ana for their freedom might disagree with this lady.
But we can’t expect history to actually matter when it comes to reality, can we?
lots of soreness for getting your arsey kicked ... President General Antonio López de Santa Anna was great, and then he lost big time. Get over it lossers.
Mexico has a long history of being a nation of lossers ... How else do Mexican people put up with their commie government bleeding them to death while they live as dirt scrabble farmers scratching out a subsistence existence.
“....and the burro you rode in on, lady.”
I am no PETA member, but please leave the burro out of it, I mean I at least have respect for the burro it’s just a dumb animal, Rosie Castro on the other hand has shown herself to be a dunb A$$!
I’m sure she’d be thrilled if it were still part of Mexico, and watching people all around her getting their heads cut off from the drug lords.
Honey,the Alamo didn’t make you loser!
Kinda like the Conquistadors who took Mexico from the Aztecs for the Spanish Empire?
And the blood-thirsty Aztec Empire, who took it from the Tepanec??
Why is it you think that "we" = "Mexican"?
Rosie Castro, sounds more like Fidel.
It's noted that he was President on and off 7 different times in 22 years.
He was not the first caudillo (strong man), but he is credited by Leftwingtards with being the most clever.
Amazingly the Mayor's mother missed out on the part where SETTLERS were invited into Texas ~ if she thinks they stole land, then that was due to the inadequacy of the Mexican land title system.
Someone should give that woman an education or ship her out!
Must be a graduate of a school that used
“A People’s History of the United States”
as a primary text.
The non-judgmental, moral-equivalence, white-guilt mind-set that dominates American culture currently, continues to embolden “oppressed” “peoples of color” to not only grossly rewrite history and demand “reparations”, but to do in openly, with in-your-face arrogance.
That’s a bit hyperbolic.
If her family goes a long way back in the San Antonio area, she should research which side her ancestors took up in that conflict. From what I’ve read it was about 50/50 ... those who wanted to become part of Texas, and those who wanted Mexico to prevail.
I agree with her only to the extent that it was a classic fight over territory and dominion and that the textbooks and history make it sound like it was more than that.
Maybe she’s unaware that the defenders of the Alamo were fighting as Mexicans to restore the Mexican constitution of 1824, which the government of Antonio López de Santa Anna had thrown out in 1835. After all, the battle began before Texas declared its independence.
Many of the knights in Reconquista came from Cornwall and France ~ later on settling in Galicia.
Ithought that battele was won by General Santana
How many people do we have living off this country’s success, and yet in their heart, they hate everything it stands for? They keep coming out of the woodwork lately.
They better hope this thin veneer of civilization holds!
Seriously GFY! As if non whites should have non stop grievances against whites and they have history that is deplete from any of the very same BS they constantly whine about whites. As if whites should constantly be under some sort of microscope but other ethnicities and races are immune. Take your racial BS and cram it.
It was Davy Crockett! and Fess Parker! And tough refritos if it hurt her feelings to visit the Alamo. Means to me that she is in the WRONG country, or else she is rooting for the Bad Guys. Take your pick. History is history.
Not to mention a COWARD who tried to avoid detection by changing out of his uniform into peasant rags, only to be exposed when one of his subjects still recognized and saluted him with "el presidente".
You are right — history doesn’t matter; facts don’t matter. FEELINGS do. Haven’t you been re-programmed yet?
This stupid ass woman owes everything she has to those bunch of drunkards. If she is so impressed with the brutal dictator she should move to that great symbol of prosperity that people are lining up in droves to get into....Mejico.
How does she feel about Santa Anna dressing up as a woman to escape San Jacinto?
Aw, come on, they were a bunch of tio tacos--the Latino equivalent of Uncle Toms.
I do not know. Poorly written article.
I am a descendant of a man who fell at the Battle of the Alamo (Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest to die at the Alamo, and whose broter, Charles, died at Goliad).
I take great pride that he fell defending his land from people like her ...
... and I’d bet he took a whole heap of them with him.
Santa Anna also helped steal Mexico from Spain.
La Raza classes and reading Howard Zinn as well.
I have been going through Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”. All pure Marxist “class struggle” drivel.
Keep in mind that JL de SA is NOT a hero in Mexico, and has always been blamed for losing a third of the country. Trust me, NOBODY idolizes someone who held up Mexico City to hold a funeral procession for his leg.
I guess they all look alike to the Noo Yawk Timez.