Viva Argentina: From the CIA Factbook

Gorojovsky Gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar
Mon Dec 24 17:08:10 MST 2001


En relación a Re: Viva Argentina: From the CIA Factbook, 
el 24 Dec 01, a las 11:31, JOEFREEMEN at aol.com dijo:

> Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of light blue (top), white, and
> light blue; centered in the white band is a radiant yellow sun with a human face
> known as the Sun of May

Meaning of the flag: revolutionaries in the early 1800s struggled in the name 
of "legitimacy" against the French invader. Light blue was the color of the 
Royal House in Spain, white meant "purity", that is they were the "pure" 
followers of the House unlike those who in the name of Spain served French 
interest. This was a trick.

What was no trick at all was the sun. This sun was included in our flag by 
General Manuel Belgrano, as a symbol of the inclusion of the Indians of America 
in the new nation, particularly the Inca indians. It is the Sun of the Incas. 
Not just "a Sun".

Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar


"Orden General del 27 de Julio de 1819". 


Compañeros del exercito de los Andes. 

...La guerra se la tenemos de hacer del modo que podamos: 
sino tenemos dinero, carne y un pedazo de tabaco no nos 
tiene de faltar: cuando se acaben los vestuarios, nos 
vestiremos con la bayetilla que nos trabajen nuestras mugeres, 
y sino andaremos en pelota como nuestros paisanos los indios: 
seamos libres, y lo demás no importa nada...

...Compañeros, juremos no dejar las armas de la mano, hasta 
ver el país enteramente libre, ó morir con ellas como hombres 
de corage. 

Jose de San Martín.

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