• Extremely mild. A woman wears a low-cut top in a couple of scenes. Some soldiers and women dance and act flirtatious, but nothing lewd.

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


At the dinner table at my colleagues’ house, we talked about our holiday plans with great interest. I said we were going to San Antonio, Corpus Christie and Austin. In fact, I mainly want to see the sea of Corpus Christi. It takes six and a half hours to go from my city to Corpus Christi. It’s just a stop on the way to San Antonio and Austin. After hearing that we went to San Antonio, a colleague said, OK, you can visit Alamo. “What, Alamo?” I asked. At this time, all the people at the table stopped chewing meat, beans and bread with astonishment on their faces – ignorance is sometimes as shocking as profound knowledge.

A second later, several people tried to explain to me what the Alamo was all about. A colleague asked me to go home and ask the children because they had to learn in history class. Wearing Google glasses, a colleague quickly searched for relevant photos. In these seven words, I understood the source of consternation. If you don’t know Alamo in Texas, it’s like if you don’t know Pingxingguan in Shanxi.

To ensure my complete literacy, a colleague sent me a book about Alamo on Christmas. Later, it was estimated that this was inappropriate. After all, there were few readers today. It was difficult to ensure that this guy would put it on the shelf when he took it back. He recommended me to watch the movie the Alamo made in 2004 After reading books, watching movies and visiting the site, we might as well introduce it again, so that we can meet Americans in the future and have more common sense when talking about Texas. I do this because of my ignorance and gain everyone’s profound knowledge. you’re welcome.

The Alamo in the 1830s, and Texas as a whole, was quite wild. Texas belonged to Mexico at that time. In those pioneering times, land was not as precious as it is today. At the beginning of the 19th century, in order to attract people to move to Texas, the Mexican government promised 4428 acres of land to each individual or family, which is about 18 square kilometers, which is equivalent to the area of a small town today. In addition, newcomers enjoy ten-year tax exemption. Interestingly, in the 19th century, it was a very legitimate and glorious thing to rush to Texas from other places and join Mexican nationality.

“Remember Alamo” – Nanqiao Nanqiao blog

However, there is a struggle between the “Federalist” and the “centralist” in Mexico. The former allows more autonomy in its subordinate regions, and the latter emphasizes centralization. After President Antonio L ó PEZ de Santa Anna, who belongs to the central faction, came to power, he abolished the 1824 constitution, began to rush to dictatorship, and began to impose more restrictions on Texas in the north, such as levying taxes. Texans who are used to not paying taxes do not pay much for these new policies. Santa Anna was very upset and felt that the Mexican government had opened its arms to the ungrateful Texans. Texans are also unhappy. They feel that the freedom of the past (including the freedom of slavery) has been eroded by the Mexican government. At first, the attitude of Texans was divided. Stephen Austin, one of the pioneers of Texas independence, came to be a moderate, but the Mexican government indiscriminately put him into prison, making him a moderate who gave up his fantasy and became a hard core independent. The independents began to fight sporadically with Mexico. Finally, Santa Anna decided to levy it personally and solve these “pirate” rebellions once and for all. This is the background of the Alamo war. Alamo was an unfinished church built by the Spanish, with thick walls. After a little consolidation, it became a fortification.

The battle of Alamo took place on February 23, 1836, which can be said to be the most decisive defeat in American history. On one side of the battle was Santa Anna, the “Western Napoleon” of the “imperial expedition”, who brought the Mexican regular army with high morale. On the other side was more than 100 Texans surrounded, including the “regular army” There are also clashes with militias, regular forces and militias. Many Texans who participated in the war were speculators who came to the land, including craftsmen, farmers, doctors, lawyers and so on. Among them is the legendary swordsman James Bowie. There is also Davy Crockett, known as the “king of the western frontier”. He used to be a senator from Tennessee. After he lost the election in 1835, when he delivered a defeat speech to the voters, he said, “since you don’t choose me, you all go to hell. Well, I’ll go to Texas.”

People like Crockett are intriguing. This kind of person is not the type who can live in peace. This is also a personality type. Cimaron of Oklahoma is also such a figure: he goes to a new place and builds a small town, but he can’t “settle down”. He would rather die than look for a new frontier. These people are happy with revolution and good at entrepreneurship. They have no patience to build and manage. Asking them to keep success is tantamount to their old life. Even if they enter a system, they are more comfortable with the opposite posture. Crockett was like this. Even when he was a member of Congress, he preferred to disagree with President Andrew Jackson.

These legends and mobs are in the city, hoping to get some help. William Travis, the general guarding the city, wrote letters everywhere for help, but only 36 people came to the nearby town of Gonzalez, making the soldiers guarding the city close to 200. Santa Anna stood still outside the city and occasionally fired several shots at night, so that the other party couldn’t sleep well. Santa Anna regards his soldiers’ lives as chickens. Waiting like this is not to pity the lives of his soldiers and let the other party win easily when they run out of ammunition and food. He wants to be like a cat and play with rats before he eats them. He hopes to break the will of the other party and let the other party die. He even opened a channel to lure the “rebel leader” Sam Houston, so that other people who want independence can know what will happen to those who undermine Mexico’s territorial integrity. Houston has some strategic vision. It doesn’t care about one city and one pool, but focuses on the independence of the whole Texas. Therefore, without coming at the moment, Santa Anna had to attack and soon won the Alamo. There are corpses everywhere inside and outside the Alamo city. This is not a good military story of winning more with less, but a tragic defeat outnumbered. About the battle, I asked the children who had studied Texas history. The word they thought of was “slaughter”.

But Texas’s independence also has many accidental factors. It was a strategic mistake for the Mexican army to go to the north to levy without response. The Chinese name of the movie the Alamo is biography of heroes in border town. This translation is very inappropriate. Alamo is not a “border city”, but in the hinterland of Texas. If it happens to be on the Mexican border, it will be convenient for Mexican troops to come and go, and history should be rewritten. Texas is really large, slightly larger than France, nearly twice the size of Germany and nearly three times the size of Britain. Expeditions far beyond reach, whether Zhuge Liang’s northern expedition or Napoleon’s Russian expedition, are extremely risky. Quick wins are OK, but we can’t afford to delay, especially in January and February when the weather is bad. As soon as it is dragged on, the situation will be reversed. Well, I don’t play anymore. After all, I’m not a famous general of Baitoushan.

After winning the Alamo easily, Santa Anna continued his expedition to try to completely end Houston’s army. But Houston retreated all the way and lured the enemy in. After choosing the right time, he shouted the slogan of “remember the Alamo” and defeated Santa Anna’s army. The Alamo massacre aroused the anger of Texans, and Houston felt guilty for not providing support. At this time, the soldiers were sad soldiers and would be sad generals. With the great energy of humiliation and anger, Texas went from defeat to victory. The battle of San Jacinto took only 18 minutes. Santa Anna, the “Western Napoleon”, met his Waterloo here. The defeat was not counted, and people were captured alive. In order to survive, Santa Anna allowed Texas to become an independent country from Mexico. If Santa Anna hadn’t insisted on fighting for being captured alive, Houston would have made a big bargain. The result is unknown. Maybe Texas is still Mexico today. At that time, there were many independent places in Mexico, but Texas succeeded.

“Remember Alamo” – Nanqiao Nanqiao blog

But then again, 75% of Texans came from the north of the United States, and the U.S. government also supported Texas’s independence. If Mexico didn’t cut the land, Texas might be taken by the United States later. Although Santa Anna is a dictator, he still has some foresight. He wants to end the trend of territorial division through encirclement and suppression, so as to prevent future Mexican children and grandchildren from only receiving the food of the Americans. Today, from Houston to Dallas, we often see Mexican immigrants standing on the streets waiting for Americans to take them back, do some cheap work, decorate, mow and repair the roof. This is not what Santa Anna is worried about!

The revenge slogan “remember the Alamo” has very different meanings in the United States and Mexico. In Alamo, almost half of the Mexicans and Americans visited. How do Mexican visitors feel? Some Mexicans may be more than 12 million illegal immigrants who stole into the United States. I don’t quite understand why the United States is soft on this group and has left and right cards for Chinese immigrants through work and other means. It is estimated that there are also some historical reasons, because nuota, a Texas, was originally Mexico in the early years.

The Alamo battle is regarded as a symbol of Texans striving for independence and freedom, a portrayal of “die or not be free”, and it is also regarded as a core American spirit. Ten years after independence, Texas joined the United States. Until today, Texans still view the U.S. federal government with the spirit of “Alamo”.

But this “American spirit” sometimes began to conflict with American interests. After Obama took office, he tried to control Americans in many aspects, such as health care and gun control. Many Texans threatened that if the federal government restricted the freedom of Texas too much, Texans could leave the United States as they left Mexico. Since we were able to leave Mexico, how can we not leave the United States today? However, today’s military strength is no longer comparable to 1836. Now in the United States, drones are used, and soldiers’ boots can not step on enemy territory at one time. If Texas were to become independent again, Obama would not have to “drive personally” to the south. But Texas’s maverick stance continues. Driving along the way, I saw signs on the highway saying: don’t mess with Texas. You will be fined… If…). Texas is also said to be one of the most hated states in the United States because of this self righteous attitude. Texas believes in individual freedom and the role of the market, and hates too much government intervention. It is a place where the governance spirit of the Republican Party is more pure. Texas is also the fastest growing and most immigrant state in the United States. In 2013, Time magazine had a cover article saying that the future of the United States may be the style of today’s Texas. After more than ten years of tossing and turning, we finally reached the hinterland of the United States.

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