Sunday, 29 May 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bl Miguel Pro and Emiliano Zapata

This is the banner carried by Miguel Hidalgo and his anti-Spanish insurgent army circa 1810.

Now my knowledge of Mexican politics is minimal at best. Less than that really. I know (?) the early anti-Spanish, Mexican regimes were Masonic. The Mexican rebels against the Masons were the Cristeros. My understanding is that these were heroic forces (Blessed Miguel Pro? was in their number) but were told to lay down their arms by Rome.

That's as good as it gets for me really. You could fire peas through the holes in my knowledge of Mexico.

One item I found most interesting was that the (1914) rebels led by Villa and Zapata carried banners of Our Lady of Guadalupe (see above video). Yet today the Socialists and Communists seem to use Zapata as a war cry, so were these Catholic Peasants fighting a Masonic regime, or early Communist-led peasants conned into a Red revolution by the guile of wicked leaders?

Given the Zapata revolt led to the government which enacted the Masonic anti-Catholic laws (which are still on the law books of Mexico) it seems strange to have Zapata rebels carrying the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

If anyone out there can put me right and give me a basic intro to Mexican history and politics I'd be mightily obliged. I did just find this Wikipedia entry on the Cristeros which answers some of my questions, but other input gratefully accepted (especially as Wikipedia cannot always be taken at face value).

In closing, we all see the images (in the media) of Mexico as a violent place, where drug cartels use machine guns etc. In my opinion this is often used (especially in America) to decry Catholicism, viz "look, Mexicans are almost 100% Catholic and the country is a cess pit of violence, drugs, crime and corruption." are the problems in mexico due to the Masonic regime there? American politics - the war on drugs and the huge American drugs markets? Or the Mexicans as a people?

Link: Wikipedia on Our Lady of Guadalupe.

P.S. It seems a film about the Cristeros is due out this year....

1 comment:

  1. Graham Greene's "The Lawless roads" an account of his travels through Mexico at the time of the great persecution.
    Viva Cristo Rey!