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Cinco de Mayo? Or Cinco de Mayhem?

Posted by TheJOTUS on May 8, 2010

Apparently on Cinco de Mayo some students were sent home because they offended some mexican-American students by wearing the American Flag depicted on their shirts and shorts.  You have got to be kidding me:

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

…”I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day,” Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. “We don’t deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn’t do that on Fourth of July.”

Ok, I think we can all agree Annicia is hawt.  But with that aside, really Annicia?  Really?  Apologize?  This isn’t mexico.  This is America, where the American flag is 24/7/365.  And the price in blood paid for that flag is a hell of a lot higher than your petty feelings of being “disrespected”.  So how about this apology?  Fuck.  Off.

To compare the Corona beer party to the 4th of July is absurd.  The 4th of July is our day of independence you jackasses.  The American flag stands above all other flags.  The Israeli flag, the Italian flag the Irish flag and yes, the mexican flag!  Not to mention Cinco de Mayo isn’t even a real holiday——in mexico!  Or that they won the battle, but lost the war and were occupied by France, France!!, until the U. S. pressured them back to their own hemisphere.  So instead of bitching about a few kids wearing their own flag, how about you pay attention in class and put yourself some f-ing knowledge.

And what’s worse than the comments from these mexican kids is the Principal and Vice Principal.  The American flag is provocative and incendiary?  In a public school, funded by the American tax payer?  That flag that is soooo incendiary gives you the freedom to open your pie hole and speak such garbage.  Dick bags.  These two clowns should be fired if not for their comments, but at the very least for being stupid idiots.  But they won’t because up and down that school district is one ignorant liberal after another.

So now our flag is controversial.  While other people are celebrating their (supposed) holiday, we can’t have people walking around with the American flag on their person.  Nooooo, can’t have that can we?  Yet if I walked in with a murderous douchbag che guevara t-shirt, why that would be considered edgy.  And notice how tolerance only goes one way.  One way.  White christian males?  Piss on them.  The American flag?  Piss on it.  But upset the beer cart on Cinco de Mayo and it’s outrageous outrage.

Folks, this is a clear example of the deterioration of what our society is.  In particular the culture.  And especially our history.  People who come to this country must accept and respect the American way.  They don’t have to forget where they came from and their past cultures, they can celebrate them.  And should embrace them.  We have Columbus day, St. Patrick’s day, etc., etc.  We get that and it is completely fine.  Be proud of your heritage.  Pass it on to your kids and grandkids.  But you are first and foremost an American.  This is an American society.  Not a mexican and everything else society.

What this Principal and Vice Principal should have done is addressed these kids and the community and said look, you can represent your culture.  But these kids can represent theirs as well.  People in this country embrace ethnic pride.  As they should.  It is the rejection of America where we draw the line.


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