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The end of the reign of error…

20 June 2013


firing squad the executed emperor Maximilian I of Mexico in 1867

French photographer François Aubert shot this photo after these fellow shot Maximiliano the first (and last) in Querétaro.  The French found the photo quite shocking… not so much because royals had been executed (they’d done quite a bit of that themselves), but because the executioners were so obviously not Europeans.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 June 2013 9:17 am

    Your photo should be titled:

    “Freemason Lackeys that murdered a man”

    If Maximiliano had flashed the Devil’s Freemason emergency signal (as Juan Peron did) he would not have been murdered.

    That’s okay, though.

    The Freemasons just made another Martyr that went straight to Heaven.

    The Devil saw Christ die on the cross and rejoiced, just like his Freemason lackeys do, until he realized his defeat.

    This is what a Freemason realizes upon his death; Jesus Christ is their Judge.

    Renounce your membership in the Lodge, and regain Heaven.


    • roberb7 permalink
      24 June 2013 6:02 pm

      Pablo, does your “traditional Catholicism” site contain an apology for the 300 rural teachers murdered by the Cristeros between 1935 and 1939? If so, I’ll take a look at it.

  2. 21 June 2013 2:43 pm

    Well, that certainly clears things up. Thank you, Pablo, for setting me straight.

    I was afraid the photo and caption was just about Europeans feeling, as usual, a bit privileged and racist, if not feeling just a liiiiiiittttttle bit superior. (as the Church Lady says).

    Now that we’ve got all the imaginary cartoons chatting on my shoulder, I’m good to go.

  3. Bebe permalink
    24 June 2013 3:52 pm

    The maternal side of my family had a curious attitude towards Maximiliano y Carlota. Since they were Spanish, very conservative, and quite proud that, even after 300 or so years in Mexico, they had never intermarried with the- well, let’s say- “indigenous” population, they did not mind the civilizing influence of Spain and France. In fact, when Napoleon III sent poor Max and his retinue to Veracruz, they even married one of those Frenchies. Still, being from Sonora and thus close to Los Estados, they were really independent-minded, and were not unhappy to see the French leave (as long as they left their croissants and fashion styles). I recall as a kid asking one of my great-aunts whether they had Cinco de Mayo parties in Mexico like the ones I saw in in Southern California. The face in that famous painting of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch accompanied by a side-ways hand-dismissal was pretty much her reaction. My own mother with impeccable American Progressivism used to call them “Los Realistas”- apparently they were not at all offended.

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