Usually this day goes by and I don't even realize it until... Okay, it usually goes by completely without my notice. So the other day I saw an article on Yahoo! news about an easy way to make chicken taco bowls for Cinco de Mayo at home (or something like that) and like the holiday itself it usually would have gone without any real notice, but I was bored and decided to check out the comments for the xenophobic and racist posts that I KNEW would be there. And I found exactly what I expected (because sometimes I'm just that good).
It doesn't shock me anymore to see even the most innocent and unconnected to anything article become a hotbed for political and/or anti-something-or-other comments.
I thought I'd share some with you just so you'd see I am in no way exaggerating to push forward my liberal agenda.
A Person: "Independence Day in the USA IS JULY 4TH. ONLY A TRAITOR CELEBRATES ANOTHER COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE. pLUS sPAIN WAS GLAD TO GET RID OF THAT pos COUNTRY"
This next one I got involved in-
Albert Hurst: "Since when do we celebrate Cinco De Mayo? This is America not Mexico! You want to celebrate Cinco De Mayo move to Mexico!"
Michael (that's me): "I love the fact that you're bitching about Cinco De Mayo but I'll bet we don't hear a #$%$ word from you come St. Paddy's Day."
Albert Hurst: "Michael, such intelligent insight ... lets see Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexican independence while St Patricks day is a christian celebration ... Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church.
Michael go back to Mexico and get an education ..."
(Now I could stop right there with this Journal but I don't really feel like it so...)
Michael: "Albert Hurst, when I see less drunken fighting and more paying ode to St. Patrick I will then admit that it is a Christian holiday and not an Irish one.
Cinco De Mayo is actually a celebration that started in Mexican-American communities to commemorate the American's goal of ending slavery and progress towards further freedom with the Civil War. It is also a celebration of beating the French at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico's independence day is actually September 16th, a day nobody seems to celebrate in the states but is obviously very important in Mexico.
Al, go back to Texas and get an education."
(See? Intelligence and wit ladies. Coupled with my stunning good looks you'd think I'd have female home invaders trying to kidnap me in the night. Alas, not. It's probably because they don't know where I live... yet. All of that up there I wrote was true by the way. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. I didn't know that until I looked it up because I really didn't care and I bet you didn't know that either and Al certainly didn't know that. It didn't stop him from carrying on though.)
Albert Hurst: "Of course you idiots can't comprehend the difference ... equating St Patricks day to Mexican Independence day is ludricrus! We don't celebrate Canadian Independence or German Independence or Uganda independence day so why do we celedbrate Mexican Indepence day? THIS IS AMERICA - GET IT!!!!"
(So either he ignored my help or didn't read it. Either way Albert Hurst started out merely uninformed and has now evolved into an idiot who's spelling suffers when he's angry at the fact that there are other people in this country that just want to have fun. I guess I should thank Al a bit, he did give me the motivation to further my already near infinite intellect and give me another example of bigots acting like assholes.)
By the by if you still think I'm making this up to push a liberal agenda the article is linked right here [link]
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!