Mudcat Café message #251992 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22936   Message #251992
Posted By: Escamillo
05-Jul-00 - 12:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
I can only speak for my country (Argentina) and no one else, said that, I think that the only ones who deserve our homage were those who gave their lives (or whose lives were taken, or ruined) for that high ideal. The rest was no more than a positive political change of direction, and never a revolution, since:
- We all received a nationality but 99% did not receive a single piece of land.
- Customs offices started to feed another's pockets.
- Same with taxes
- Natives did not receive any special consideration
- Slavery was not abolished
- War continued against natives and neighbours to extend and "privatize" the territory
- War continued against political adversaries
- A Constitution was only a dream, carefully postponed.
I can´t imagine myself saying goodbye to three sons. That´s guts. In that sense, I humbly wish you all a happy celebration of the 4th July, and Canadians (late) for the 1st.
Un abrazo - Andrés (a "sudaca" ) :)