“Davey Failed…Or Was It Disney?”

(May 6, 2019)

Davey Crockett was

a failed politician but

The Fraud was Disney’s!*

*(No Marion Morrison, he, Crockett displeased by his betters in Congress and his constituents at home in Tennessee. And, according to the only surviving first-hand account of the battle lasting but minutes at The Mission at Bajar (prnounced Bey-har) on the riverbank just outside San Antonio, written by a surviving Mexican soldier – thousands apparently died marching up from Central Mexico in a bitter rainy and snowy winter over the desert leading to the rebellions republic of texas – Crockett was one of the few who surrendered and was captured alive. According to a not-at-all dispassionate author, Crockett was dragged to The Wall begging and pleading for his life. I’d probably do the same…such stalwart and unflinching final moments not my cuppa tea. I prefer to think of Captain Jean D’Anjou’s men’s final charge at Camerone the best way to go. John Wayne’s flinging in the flaming torch to explode enough gunpowder to make the movie’s denouement possible beggars belief. The three colonels – James Travis, Jim Bowie and Crockett surely would have arranged a better reception that a special effects blowup that did not bring down the shell of the old Spanish mission. All three colonels ignored the rightful orders of their superior Texican Army-in-Revolt, General Sam Houston, like the sacrificial fellows at Goliad to retreat to Houston’s headquarters and continue their George Washington, Mao Tse-Tung and Ho Chi Minh’s successful strategems: retreat and retreat and retreat until you gott’em surrounded and they are plum worn down which for Texas and Houston happened at San Jacinto’s comforting swamps. Richard Boone did a better Houston than either Wayne or Fess Parker. And Houston, at least, was turned out of office because he refused to Secede when The South came calling after he took the reins from Stephen F. Austin.)

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