Thursday, April 19, 2007
Anti-Clericalism and the Mexican Revolution
Mexican beauty pagaent contestant causes broo-hah-hah with scenes of Cristero War on dress. The Cristero War came in reaction to the anti-clerical aspects of the Mexican Revolution which attempted to curb the power of the Catholic church which since the conquest had allied with the reactionary ruling class.
Today Mexico continues to struggle with "modernization" and reaction as the flap over the dress exemplifies.