RE: Cinco de Mayo !!!!
It is really amazing what one can learn on Roadfood. I have heard about this holiday, but always thought it was Sinko De Mayo. Somehow, I thought of it as a Mexican rebellion against American processed foods. To me it was rather like the Boston Tea Party, I envisioned Mexicans throwing American mayonnaise into the Gulf of Mexico in a huge rebellion against corporations co-opting their food and heritage.
Thanks for the correct information, but I do believe Mexicans will soon have a Sinko holiday when they do throw our pure processed products into the sea. Corn would be the first to go, we flood the Mexican market with our genetically modified government subsidized corn. The Mexican farmer can't compete with his heritage crop which is the soul and staff of life in Mexico.
I do believe Americans will soon have a similar holiday probably called Sinko De China. Everything comes from China now and we do love the cheap prices. Our processed food ingredients come from China because they are so much cheaper. Who cares about the contamination? Pet food, so animals die. Chicken feed contamination, pork feed contamination and now fish feed contamination. Our FDA says it wont hurt us a bit, but personally I would not take that bet.
I am not particularly religious, but I do believe in "as you sow such as you will reap". It is a great bit of wisdom. As we have sowed in Mexico, we are reaping from China. This is not really a matter of politics or nations, it is a matter of corporations controlling both politics and nations. Perhaps, one day the people of the world will join together into a Sinko De Corporation day, when all their greed will be thrown into the sea.
Our rebel founding fathers had such courage when they threw the tea into Boston harbor. They had the wisdom to know they were not fighting England but the East India Company, the true power behind the throne. I do wonder if in this time and age we have such patriots and such wisdom.