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Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian
Says the Alamo was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle
and Represents ‘Whiteness.’ What Do Texas History
Experts and the Facts Say?

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/17/2021 5:16:53 PM

This past week, Texas State Historical Association chief historian Walter Buenger made two controversial assertions regarding the Alamo in a story published by USA Today. Although the battle has become a symbol of patriotism and freedom for many Texans and Americans, like the Confederate monuments erected after the Civil War, the myth of the Alamo has been used to “commemorate whiteness,” according to Walter L Buenger, Texas State Historical Association chair. The battle itself was relatively insignificant tactically speaking, but it gained recognition decades later in the 1890s as backlash to African Americans gaining more political power and Mexican immigration increasing

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If you are fleeing to Texas, get your families to the state before your kids reach the 7th grade (with its required Texas Civics class); otherwise....

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck 1/17/2021 5:26:30 PM (No. 664351)
Everybody knows that TEXANS won't put up with this stuff.....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/17/2021 5:33:15 PM (No. 664357)
Don't we still have Santa Ana's leg in a museum somewhere?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 1/17/2021 5:34:01 PM (No. 664359)
When I was in the 7th grade, it was called Texas History and required.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 5:40:24 PM (No. 664364)
#1, every day thousands of leftists move to Texas and instantly are "Texans" along with the Muslims, Hondurans and Mexicans. The fraction of actual Texans living in Texas is shrinking rapidly, and the Mexicans and other south of the border types want to change the history, and make it so Santa Ana didn't get wiped out shortly after the Alamo.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 1/17/2021 5:48:47 PM (No. 664374)
Fire him. He’s completely ignorant of history.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951 1/17/2021 5:50:56 PM (No. 664378)
It must suck to be one of these people who wakes up every morning thinking of a new way to be the victim. I am white and I do not wake up every morning thinking of a new way to screw it to a person of color. America is in a very bad place. Don't like history, bad or good, no problem, just cancel it and rewrite it to your liking. This is getting scary. Can I assume the AOC Squad will come knocking on my door because I am a conservative white woman and believe history is just that, history? Non of this stupid revisionist s*** would be happening if Trump was the president. The dems will bring us to our knees, or at least try to.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 1/17/2021 5:53:34 PM (No. 664383)
This guy needs to be fired.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/17/2021 5:54:37 PM (No. 664384)
When I took Texas History at UT, it was a major event in Texas History... Guess the Socialists can’t leave History alone. This just means they will repeat out...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 1/17/2021 5:58:22 PM (No. 664385)
I'd say "unbelievable" but there's so much "unbelievable" nowadays.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Texas Tillie 1/17/2021 6:01:25 PM (No. 664387)
I find it interesting that when we discuss "Mexicans" in the 19th century, a large number of the elite, Santa Anna included, were basically European and had no "Indigenous" blood. So, tell me, how "whiteness" has anything to do with the Alamo/Texas history.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: czechlist 1/17/2021 6:09:36 PM (No. 664392)
13 DAYS of GLORY at the siege of ALAMO!!! The Texicans at the Alamo delayed Santa Anna's advance for 2 weeks giving Sam Houston time to prepare for the decisive battle at San Jacinto. If that isn't "tactically significant" then there ain't a cow in Texas. Next they will denigrate "The Yellow Rose of Texas".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hisself 1/17/2021 6:11:53 PM (No. 664394)
Is he black, or just stunningly ignorant? Eitr way, fire him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/17/2021 6:13:33 PM (No. 664396)
The guy does not understand any of the precepts of being a historian, who records what has happened, not make up some nasty commentary, as this guy has done. The guy should be fired for incapacity to do the job.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: john56 1/17/2021 6:18:11 PM (No. 664403)
In the words of a popular Pace picante sauce commercial a few years back, " get a rope."
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Borderboy 1/17/2021 6:21:44 PM (No. 664405)
Git a rope!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Thaddeus Kosciusko 1/17/2021 6:28:07 PM (No. 664408)
Well, there’s another organization I will no longer support. Every day I think I can’t hear anything stupider than already heard - and then this showed up. We don’t do apology tours in Texas. So get the hell out of my state Buenger.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: SavageRider 1/17/2021 6:37:30 PM (No. 664414)
How can it be a whiteness thing when Texicans of many races died fighting for independence from the Mexican dictator? Who stirred up his grits to get him bad-mouthing the pride of the state where he is employed?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Scribelus 1/17/2021 6:42:06 PM (No. 664418)
From a once-respected historical association, let the resignations begin.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: seamusm 1/17/2021 6:50:59 PM (No. 664422)
How long will there remain ANY accurate memory of history if silly fools such as Buenger rewrite the truth to suit their fancy?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Citoyen 1/17/2021 6:55:52 PM (No. 664425)
Considering that Santa Ana and those of high command under him as well as the majority of his soldiers were white men of Spanish descent it is ludicrous to say this or any other battle had anything to do whiteness. “Remember the Alamo”has to do with sacrifice, patriotism and courage. Walter Buengern is the racist as are most of the leaders of the Democrat Party.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Skinnydip 1/17/2021 7:18:46 PM (No. 664444)
Austin is no longer part of Texas.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter 1/17/2021 7:27:13 PM (No. 664448)
We will see if our elected Senators and Congressmen, as well as the Governor have the guts to criticize this outrage. Silence should not be acceptable to any Texan. Nowhere is safe from this stuff. Media and democrats are full on going to make this critical race theory a HUGE issue in Texas. Are we ready to fight?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 1/17/2021 7:34:22 PM (No. 664450)
Get a rope! Hold my beer!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird 1/17/2021 7:41:26 PM (No. 664455)
Here’s Walter Buenger: https://liberalartsut.tumblr.com/post/184738743585/walter-buenger-history-summerlee-foundation-chair
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Reply 25 - Posted by: janjan 1/17/2021 7:49:13 PM (No. 664460)
Sick of ‘whiteness’, ‘blackness’, ‘privilege’ and all other woke words. The truth is blacks had very little to do with winning US Territories. The truth is that the industrial revolution in the US was not brought about by black people. Granted, there were not enough of them nor were they educated enough in that Era. This is not to say they haven’t made a contribution. But let’s be honest about what they were or were not part of and stop denigrating any other accomplishments by true patriots.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: cactusmike 1/17/2021 8:06:42 PM (No. 664475)
This stuff boils my blood. Hardcore Texan.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 1/17/2021 8:19:18 PM (No. 664486)
Fire him leftist SOB
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Paglia guy 1/17/2021 9:26:26 PM (No. 664516)
Eunuch.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Boni 1/17/2021 9:52:49 PM (No. 664524)
#4 I lived in Mexico for four years. The Mexicans HATE Santa Ana. I am related to the Alamo ( a family sword is the the Alamo museum). The Alamo used to be under the oversight of the Daughters of the Texas Revolution and the artifacts in the museum were donated because it was thought that the family members would guard these precious items. This is all the work of the Bush family, who are from Maine, not Texas. How can we rid Texas of these carpetbaggers? They cannot be trusted.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: HPmatt 1/17/2021 10:48:10 PM (No. 664547)
THA has been taken over by activists for at least 10 years. Like most institutions, after a generation, the termites destroy it.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Geoman 1/17/2021 10:59:56 PM (No. 664550)
Re #1: Your serial goading of Texans, I assume targeting the dwindling number of Native Texans, for the past year or so, typically in the sarcastic form of "Big Bad Texans...," has never been explained, just repeated. Please enlighten. For all I know I may owe you an apology and I pay my debts.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: petrichor 1/18/2021 8:43:55 AM (No. 664794)
And only a few thousand Americans died at Pearl Harbor. We overreacted because of our white supremacy.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: red1066 1/18/2021 9:59:27 AM (No. 664880)
I'm pretty sure this so called historian got their degree in history from Pep Boys university. Filling out that application in the back of Popular Mechanics must have been a real brain strain.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Muguy 1/18/2021 10:31:00 AM (No. 664924)
EVERYTHING Texans must now be reduced to "wokeness"? There were Tejanos fighting the tyrannical dictatorship of the little "Napoleon of the West" who violated his own Mexican Constitution of 1824 as well as the settlers brought to the Austin colony land grants as well. History is what happened in the past documented AS FACT, good or bad. It is being perverted DAILY by those who as Orwell said: "Those who control the past, control the present". Those of us who KNOW what Texas History is should call this person out and seek their dismissal. It took over 29,000 persons contacting the Texas State Historical Commission to STOP the moving of the Alamo Cenotaph, even after a referendum in the November 2019 elections with over 97% of the voters saying LEAVE IT ALONE. Unless the people rise up against this kind of thing, the demonrat socialists will be putting us into re-education camps or just do away with us to add to their collection of skulls a la Pol Pot in Cambodia. Texans-- contact your representatives in the State Legislature NOW about this while they are sitting around waiting around on committee assignments before digging in to the Session in the coming weeks!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: columba 1/18/2021 12:23:34 PM (No. 665036)
My parents commemorated whiteness when (in a white house) they cooperated in my conception. After which I was raised to adulthood by a father and mother. I then commemorated whiteness by serving in the Navy, Marriage, children, college, helping men and women get work that they liked. And after I read the original article behind this Lucianne post, I asked myself; "What the hell is this Buenger nut talking about?"
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Gina 1/18/2021 12:33:39 PM (No. 665049)
Not everyone moving to Texas is a leftist Democrat. My sisters and family moved there from Indiana and they are definitely conservative Republicans who voted for Trump. I went down there for a wedding and made of point at staying at the Menger Hotel which is in walking distance to the Alamo. Seeing the Alamo and reading this history inspiring.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Justice 1/18/2021 7:36:48 PM (No. 665490)
We need to purge all these revisionist historians. Their research is faulty and their writings are just false propaganda. They are NOT historians.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4Justice 1/18/2021 7:49:05 PM (No. 665510)
#6, then why are we just accepting the lies and allowing the election to remain stolen? Why aren't we proving the obvious? Everyone is cowering, afraid to speak up for fear of being "canceled". We should be keeping the truth alive in conversation and not allow it to die. We did NOTHING wrong. The President did NOTHING wrong. The DemonRats are spreading lies and disinformation at every turn and we are scared to speak up anymore. If we don't stand up, they will keep walking all over us and eventually grind us into the ground. The breach of the Capitol was mostly organized and incited by leftists. There were some stupid rightists who overzealously went to DC with bad intentions. But for the most part, people on the right are peaceful, law abiding citizens and do NOT deserve to be lied about and lumped in with the radicals who broke into the Capitol. Folks, we must keep the conversation alive. We must continue to prove the fraud was massive and the election was stolen...because it was. A closed mouth never gets fed.
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