I don't know if you like history but i do, In the picture below you are not only appropriating mexican culture but mocking it's history. You are dressed as a Adelita (Soldaderas) In the 1900's they were a feminist symbol in the revolution against Spain. They fought next to men in ranks as high as commanding officers and they were a key elements in winning our independence against the monarchy of Spain.
Let's rewind to when the French occupied Mexico
The French Intervention is the period when France invaded Mexico in 1861, it was a nominally to collect on defaulted loans to the liberal government of Benito Juárez, France was supported by Spain and England.
France had other plans- They wanted to occupy Mexico and but it went further and at the invitation of Mexican conservatives seeking to restore monarchy in Mexico set Maximilian I on the Mexican throne.
The same people who supported the system of Canastas that was establish by the Spanish elite, If you are not familiar is a slavery system that was to categorize people of color other then white in the 17th to 18th century.
It was not abolished till 1829 and Maximilian I wanted to reestablish the system.
Emperor Napoleon III of France was the instigator, justifying military intervention by claiming a broad foreign policy of commitment to free trade. For him, a friendly government in Mexico would ensure European access to Latin American markets. Napoleon also wanted the silver that could be mined in Mexico to finance his empire.
France had various interests in this Mexican affair, such as seeking reconciliation with Austria, which had been defeated during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, counterbalancing the growing American Protestant power by developing a powerful Catholic neighboring empire, and exploiting the rich mines in the north-west of the country.
After heavy guerrilla resistance led by Benito Juárez, which had never ceased to exist even after the capital had fallen in 1863, the French eventually withdrew from Mexico. The US was engaged in its own Civil War 1861,
It did not attempt to block the foreign intervention. Abraham Lincoln consistently supported the Mexican liberals. At the end of the civil war in the US and the triumph of the Union forces, the US actively aided Mexican liberals against Maximilian's regime. France withdrew its support of Maximilian in 1867 and his monarchist rule collapsed in 1867 and Maximilian was executed.
This all became a very famous day that americans drink in but we remember as The Battle of Puebla.
Where there was Soldaderas fighting against the french.
So, Tell me how exactly is this respectful to my country? There is you in the picture above
Then there is them bellow. Let's move to your lovely friend FaFa Bulleuse.
Oh, FaFa Bulleuse if there was ever a time to point out a few things is now.
So, We touched on you doing black face.....to "honor" Nina Simone.
Incase some one missed it here is the link
I'm here to talk about your Dia De Los Muertos act.... Yeah the other Culturally offensive act you do....
Sooo i hope you like history tooooo!!!!!!
So, The Aztecs were one of the many Mesoamerican Civilizations that flourished for nearly 40 centuries, Their belief in the afterlife was that people do not cease to exist once they die instead, their soul carried on to the underworld. Where "Lady of The Dead" Goddess Mictecacihuatl, The aztecs believed that our deceased preferred to be celebrated, rather than mourned. The mictecacihuatl festival lasted for about a month in the old world and it was the 9th month on the Aztec calendar.
In 1521 the spanish came and failed to understand Aztec tradition, Implementing the catholic religion upon the land but that was not very effective. Till They reached a compromise a blend per say - The shortening of the festival to two days that coincided with their own celebration "All Saints Day" and "All Souls Day" This was a key change in the Dia De Los Muertos. Aztec custom still prevailed but they still took a few centuries for these traditions to slowly warp to what we know today and what i learned as a child. Even then goddess found a new form in "La Catrina".
This holiday is used to celebrate our ancestors, our family and pay our respects to the traditions of our old civilization. We are not a costume- Do not insult my ancestors or my family like this.
I can't belive both of you did not do your research on these acts, further the fact that you appropriate more then one culture. The fact that you don't see how offensive this is kinda just shows your privalage and your lack of attention to world politics.
I added my sources on the bottom of the page... It was as simple as googling
Hope you can learn something.
Like, You know - Don't appropriate culture.
from This Mexican Immigrant
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