Sunday, June 19, 2011

More Background for upcoming Director Dean Wright's Cristero film!





A real Cristero!

http://youtu.be/5FGQsKW7uQY


btw. The gentleman in the video is not exaggerating. The Cristeros won the last huge battle of the conflict, Tepatitlan. 900 of their forces defeated 3000 Federales--resoundingly.

Often winning a war is defined by winning the last huge battle, but not in this case.

Reminiscent of the Catholic Pilgrimage of Grace against Henry VIII---where the 'Pilgrims' lost their crushing numerical advantage at the bargaining table, (due to the Duke of Norfolk's use of false promises)---the Cristeros lost their struggle by trusting an agreement hammered out between the Federales and the Catholic Bishops, (mediated by the U.S. State Department). The Cristeros obediently went to their homes where subsequently the government rounded up and executed 5,000 (10%) of them. (see sepia photo above)

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