The assault by Democrats and liberals on Texas history continues. A Texas education advisory group called the “State Board of Education Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Groups” which is made up of educators and historians, recently recommended making a number of changes in state’s history curriculum standards, including removing the word “heroic” from describing the Alamo’s defenders because the word is a “value-charged word”.
Texas history is on a slippery slope and sliding left fast, and sadly, the Texas taxpayers are paying for it, whether they like it or not.
Texas public schools have tried, and in some cases succeeded in adopting textbooks that have leftist, anti-Texan, anti-American themes. These books teach American western expansion was imperialism, and that Texas independence was a land grab from Mexico that victimized people of color.
Democrats and liberals have changed the names of parks and schools, and removed statues that don't fit their leftist "freedom" narrative. Whether it’s confederates like Robert E. Lee or Jeff Davis, or Texans like William Barrett Travis and Stephen F. Austin, Democrats and liberals want to remove their names from anything and everything. In fact, some radical leftists have recommended changing the name of the capital of Texas, because Austin was supposedly a slave-owner.
Now these leftist revisionists want to tell everyone that the Alamo defenders are not heroes!
This is something that radical leftist groups like La Raza Unida and the Chicano movement have been preaching since the early 1970s. They view the southwestern U.S. as “occupied” territory similar to “occupied Palestine” and the State of Israel.
In fact, Chicanos leaders have long sought United Nations assistance with their cause, and now the City of San Antonio is being advised by UNESCO in remodeling Alamo Plaza. In doing so, the City is going to present the Alamo’s history in a more global view rather than from a Texas liberty point of view.
Specifically, the SA city council plans to downplay the Battle of the Alamo at Alamo Plaza by moving the Cenotaph which commemorates the Alamo defenders. They also plan to have a new historical presentation that talks about the entire history of the mission, but minimizes the Battle in 1836.
The Texas and Alamo historical revisions are the product of Democrats who want history to justify their socialist, minority-victim point of view. Unfortunately, they being are enabled by some Republicans who have no backbone to challenge the Democrats, and by crony business leaders who just want to make money at the expense of history.
The proposed removal of the word “heroic” from describing the Alamo defenders as well as the removal of the Alamo Cenotaph are all related. Texans and all Americans need to wake up, because the “new” Battle of the Alamo is very real.