The Taco Wall of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco Dr Mayo is a harmless excuse to drink cervezas and margaritas and eat delicious Mexican food. Gustavo Arellano, my go to guy for dealing with my Mexican in-laws, has this to say: "I basically think Cinco de Mayo is one of the most pointless holidays ever created. I don’t celebrate it per se, I don’t look forward to it or wear a sombrero or go to a Mexican restaurant to go celebrate it. If people want to celebrate it, that’s fine, but I just think they are fools. When I say 'fools' I’m referring to Mexicans celebrating it because there is nothing to celebrate."
So have fun on the 5th and remember to make a distinction between American citizens of Mexican ancestry, some whose families have been here since way back when, and illegally immigrated citizens of Mexico.

Posted by Bunny at May 3, 2017 11:52 AM

It's such a bummer that they have nothing to celebrate.

Posted by Sam L. at May 3, 2017 12:01 PM

And Safeway manages - again - to present a Mexican wearing a huuuge sombrero playing a guitar as the emblem of Cinco de Mayo.

Racism, ethnicism, sterotyping, Privilegio de los norteamericanos and all other -isms, too. Thanks, Safeway!

Posted by Donald Sensing at May 3, 2017 12:54 PM

Well, the Mexicans that I know LIKE mariachis. I don't think that would bother them at all. Not that I know all about Mexicans (some of my best friends are Mexican, heh)-just what I've observed.

Posted by Bunny at May 3, 2017 1:02 PM

Cinco de Mayo, from what I remember from my misspent yoot, was just a reason to drink some beer. No matter that there was a defeat of the French, no matter what "academics" tried to link to the beer-drinking practices. It was just another reason to drink beer (or margaritas once someone figured out how to make them).

Kind of like celebrating the grand opening of a pack of cigarettes.

Posted by OldFert at May 3, 2017 9:37 PM