Few of America’s drunken partiers tonight, celebrating some confused combination of Mexican heritage, Corona and Dos Equis, will have the slightest idea of the reason for their celebration. But they are right to do so. Much like the heroes of the Alamo, the courageous Mexicans on the 5th of May gave their lives to delay the seemingly inevitable, and in the process, made it anything but.
They saved their country. They very likely saved ours too.