Skip to comments.Better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. ~ Emiliano Zapata
Posted on 05/07/2020 5:21:37 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Its better to die on your feet than live on your knees!
Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution. As a revolutionary, he commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important brigade on a mission to force the Mexican government to return lands taken by the elite ruling class to local peoples. Zapata was known as an unrepentant champion of equality for the poor. His famous quote, Its better to die on your feet than live on your knees, provides modern day scholars a view of his resolve for a cause that remains relevant in political debates.
He also is owner of the following quotes:
(Excerpt) Read more at news.txstate.edu ...
Mejor morir de pie, que vivir de rodillas ~ Emiliano Zapata
“Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” Patrick Henry
But was Zapata a Robin Hood, or was he a heroic crook whose history is being redefined?
He sure as hell killed a lot of people.
Methinks that Zapata’s personal principles were not as heroic as those of William Travis or Davey Crockett at the Alamo.
Yessir. Same concept. Zapata’s statement fits the paradigm right now much better. And, he was truly a great leader for the people too.
You're thinking about Pancho Villa. He robbed people to give to his soldiers and was a crook and a murderer.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry March 23, 1775
Zapata was imaged as a hero, but he really is being reconstructed by the academic American Left to suit their “fluid sexuality culture.” I do not respect revisionist history much, or the erection of ex pat Mexican nationalism is Texas.
Many Mexicans think the hero’s machismo and heroic rep are hollow.Making him into an American hero? Nah!
The Mazatlan Post
Was Emiliano Zapata Bisexual and lover of Porfirio Díazs son-in-law.
She is risking actual death because the jails are infested with Wuhan flu.
No matter what the movie was great.
Was he related to Frank Zappa ta?
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson
lol. No. He was one of very few good leaders in Mexico. Like nearly every good leader down there, he ended up dead.
Great minds think alike.
Next, you'll be claiming that Che Guevara wasn't a hero either! / s
I hadn’t heard that Jefferson quote before and it’s become one of my favorites.
He was a drunk who bandied about and was usually in a whorehouse when important things were happening, but Mexico’s revolution was nominally peaceful and certainly inevitable, and he was it’s willing and beloved hero.
What’s not to love? Better than Obama.
You guys aren't saying it with the proper flair, if I may offer a critique. History is fine, but allow me to offer this line from a great character in an okay movie that grows on you because of him.
"You're all gonna die. Only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet...or on your f***ing knees...begging? I ain't much for begging and nobody ever gave me nothin'. So I say, "F*** that thing! Let's fight it!" -Leonard Dillon, Alien 3
Next, you’ll be claiming that Che Guevara wasn’t a hero either! / s
I resemble that remark.
other than driving a Norton Comando motorcylcle, Che’s life was a sordid waste of air.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.