Sunday, 18 November 2012

Special Notice for the "Hispanic Outreach" Dumboes

This following is a statement about and a summary of an event that took place, yesterday, on a cool, dank morning on the border, within sight of the Rio Grande, well-attended, and very noble in all respects.
    Since the event was covered widely in the local press, televised and print, we will point out that it honoured a man who served in the military forces of the Confederate States of America, dating from 1862 until the end of the War Between the States.   He served in a group of mounted infantry, as a Partisan Ranger in the Regiment of a Captain Thompson.   That Captain was involved in the co-ordination with Col. Santos Benavides (later Brig. Gen.) in reconassaince and in the operation of the "Cotton Trail" that permitted the Confederacy access to foreign markets for their precious bales of cotton, through Mexico and on to Bagdad, a Gulf port community related to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville.   Santos Benavides was the only Spanish/Mexican general officer (rank of general) in the War Between the States, and of course, he was a Confederate soldier, along with his two brothers.   Over 90% of the Latinos who served in the War Between the States served on the Confederate side.
     Below, the OROG will find posted another set of commentaries, the form of a vignette of Rockwellian Americana....or better....Texana.   It serves to contradict any notion that "Hispanic Outreach" involves anything more than explaining Conservative principles and the illumination of the reasonable National path our approach presumes to provide to all people who belong to these precincts.   To do or promise more violates the concept of Common Law and the Constitution, and to do less does the same.

The response to a supportive respondent follows.  To wit"
GeneralLee (aka el gringo viejo)

    Your kind words are an encouragement not only to your servant, but to many, many Latinos whose feelings and beliefs I represented in my previous comminication.
Oddly enough, my statement of gratitude to-day was delayed by my attendance of a rededication of the grave of a Confederate Veteran, who served honourably during the War Between the States.  He died back in 1897.   A new, military-grade tombstone and a nice service was conducted on the grounds a small. historical, frame church within view of the Rio Grande, a few miles southeast of McAllen, Texas. There were about 200 adults, and perhaps 50 children aged 12 and under there, by a small, historic frame Methodist Church.
       To the west side of the Church were the interments of family members dating back into the earliest times of Hidalgo County. The honoured deceased came from Alabama, and had a second marriage into one of the Spanish/Mexican families of the area whose presence dated into the Spanish colonial period. Many of his 10 children  intermarried with the orginal Spanish/Mexican populace. His subsequent generation and their subsequent progeny are also quite numerous. Many turned out to honour their ancestor, bringing children with them.
     Many of those in attendance are known Republicans, some were known conservative Democrat office-holders, present and past,  (Our area is one of the very few in Texas still under the control of the Democrats.) The main ramrod for the rededication and recognition ceremony performed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy and numerous local officials, is the GGGrandson of the fete'd person, who also has served several terms as the Hidalgo Country Republican Party Chairman.  He is, by my calculation, approximately 12/16ths Latino, although he bears the surname of his Confederate ancestor, which is Rutledge.   He is, by any measure, a pure-bred American.
    We said the pledge of allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, reverenced the Stars and Bars with the firing of a small, commemorative mortar (the honoured party had been in a military unit) had our volleys and invocation, nice words and recognitions, benediction and went home happy. And, 90% of the people who were there, are 87.5% Latin (+/-), and about 55% of the people who were there are card-carrying Elephants and have been for years.
This all occurred to-day, on the border, next to the Rio Grande (in view) 9 miles southeast of McAllen, Texas.
As always, we appreciate everyones time and interest.
El Gringo Viejo