Saturday, May 26, 2012


This is coolbert:

"a pharmacist, a priest and two ranch hands"

Well, I do find this to be interesting.

Thanks to the web site NewsMax, the famous actor Andy Garcia starring in a new movie the focus of which is the Cristero War.

"Andy Garcia's New Movie Echoes Current Church Vs Government Battle"

"The Cristero War, also known as the Cristiada, took place between 1926 and 1929, pitting Mexican forces with support from the Mexican government against the Catholic Church. The country’s government at the time sought to eradicate 'superstition' and 'fanaticism' in Mexico by desecrating religious objects, persecuting clergy, and writing anti-clerical laws."

The Cristero War, Those Mexican insurgents the major commanders of which were a pharmacist, a priest, and two ranch hands. Amateurs in opposition to the professionals and having a marked degree of success. Insurgents whose staying-power and determination went way beyond any reasonable expectations. A peace between the warring factions finally being brokered by the American ambassador to Mexico [an action for which one normally wins the Nobel Peace Prize].

Normally portraying religion in a favorable light and highlighting the determination of religious believers devoted to their cause is not something Hollywood does easily. So this is all a surprise?

The Cristero War as originally covered in the media of the day by the fascist sympathizer Leon De Grelle. That Cristero War to this day commemorated by the Mexican vaqueros, a long-ride honoring all  that died memories lasting a long time in some parts of the world.


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