‘ALAMO CEO’ SAYS ALAMO DEFENDERS WERE COWARDS

Charisma Villareal / Don’t Move the Cenotaph

When George P. Bush handpicked Douglass McDonald, an Ohioan, for the job of “Alamo CEO”, we knew he was a Yankee. We didn’t know he was a Texas hater.

“I think the Alamo Defenders were accidentally trapped in the Alamo and would have fled had they known more volunteers weren’t coming.” This quote is attributed to McDonald by Charisma Villareal, a member of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association.

Anybody who’s watched any version of “The Alamo”, whether it be the John Wayne movie, the popular Disney “Davy Crockett”, or 2004’s $100 million blockbuster, knows that Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis informed the defenders that no more reinforcements were expected to come and, while if he drew a line in the sand with his saber is disputed, what is not disputed is the fact that he gave any man the chance to leave with honor. Every man. Every single defender chose to stay and fight to the death.

They died for Texas.

They died for liberty.

Douglass McDonald is a disgrace and should not be anywhere near the Alamo, much less in charge of the “Reimagine the Alamo Project”.

Call George P. Bush on his complaint line at 1-888-456-3962 and let him know you are infuriated.

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24 Replies to “‘ALAMO CEO’ SAYS ALAMO DEFENDERS WERE COWARDS”

  1. You need to fire that guy in charge of the Alamo . He apparently DOES NOT like our state, he needs to go . How did he get to be in that position anyway ? If you cannot get rid of him, then maybe you need to go .

  2. This is BULLSHIT! You be better off putting a homeless man from Austin in that position than this guy. He needs to be removed from his position if he isn’t willing to honor the memories and history of those who fought, died, and sacrificed EVERYTHING they had for liberty.

  3. This man needs to leave Texas now. He has no business being anywhere near the Alamo except MAYBE as a visitor. He is a disgrace and has no place in Texas.

  4. George P Bush…. what the he** are you thinking??? Appointing this idiot who isn’t even a Texan. Fire him immediately. He is an insult to all who died!

  5. No Non Texan should ever be appointed to CEO over the Alamo. Texans aren’t cowards and if not for the stand at the Alamo history would be a lot different. He should be fired immediately.

  6. Douglas McDonald was a bad choice to be the CEO of this project. He may know how to turn a museum around and make it profitable, but he knows NOTHING about the character of the character of the people of the times, nor the character of most of the Texans today.

  7. Douglas McDonald was a bad choice to be the CEO of this project. He may know how to turn a museum around and make it profitable, but he knows NOTHING of the character of the people of the times, nor the character of most of the Texans today.

  8. Wow! What a complete douchebag! WHY is this Guy in this position ? And WHY will we tolerate him remaining so?
    I say hell no!

  9. Douglass McDonald is a disgrace and should not be anywhere near the Alamo, much less in charge of the “Reimagine the Alamo Project”. Will be calling . He needs a history lesson then he needs to be sent packing back to Idaho.

  10. George Bush and this creep should all be removed from their position. My gggrandfather and uncle died there and they were part of the Immortal 32 from Gonzales. They knew reinforcements were not coming. This is a slap in the face of Texans. Get both of them out!!!

  11. Remove this man ASAP. by God he has no business having anything to do with our State let alone the Shrine in San Antonio. How can a man who would spit on our heritage be allowed to have anything to do with it. I have hardly ever been this pissed in my life.

  12. With respect. Anything produced on line today can be inaccurate. I hope this report is not. The statement as published can only reflect an opinion. If the report of this person’s comments are accurate, the comments reflect a disrespect to the spirit that Texans hold for the sacrifice that the Alamo Defenders gave. Such arrogance is not acceptable.

    1. Since when are you a mind reader, the thoughts of today and the thoughts of the past are different. You sure haven’t faced what these men faced each and everyday just to survive, you think a traffic jam on the way home is bad. Some of these had lost everything loosing their lives and or loosing their freedom were one and the same. Becareful about reading minds.

    2. Who gives a damn what that jackass”thinks?” If my buddy in Nam fought courageously aND was cornered & executed at the end, does that make him less of a hero? He’ll No!

  13. That’s not what he actually said. People are so ready to get offended, they no longer look at what was actually said, why or in what context. There are times when retreat is tactically and/or strategically sound. It is also what the defenders were originally told to do. Bowie was sent to the Alamo to strip it of cannons, not to defend it. They disobeyed the order to withdraw mainly because Bowie couldn’t gather enough animals to haul out the cannons. Then they took it upon themselves to defend the Alamo instead. Several thousand Mexicans showed up. Very few reinforcements did. That left them trapped. Had they fled, it would not make them cowards. We don’t know what exactly happened for most of the siege. The account of “the line in the sand” didn’t show up until decades later. We do know that as late as February 27 Travis ordered Samuel G. Bastian to go to Gonzales “to hurry up reinforcements”. 1,000 more Mexicans arrived on March 3rd. On March 4th, Travis tried to negotiate a surrender. YES, they tried to surrender. Santa Anna had made it pretty clear well before this though that surrender wasn’t really an option either way. Late on March 4th a small contingent of reinforcements did arrive. The siege began the next day. So yes, considering they really did not know what was going on, they tried to surrender the day before and reinforcements were showing up as late as the evening before the assault. It is quiet possible they would have fled, had it been an option. That wouldn’t make them cowards and that doesn’t mean this man called them cowards. It was actually the strategically correct thing to do. But staying made them heroes and people get upset now at the very thought that they ever would have done anything else….

  14. The defenders of the Alamo knew their fate.
    I am a McDonald and a Native Texas.
    I am proud of our Texas History.
    I am ashamed that a anyone, much less a McDonald, would call the defenders of the Alamo, cowards.
    I am ashamed that you bear the name McDonald and insulted our Texas history and those men of courage and valor.

  15. Sounds like the words are from the real coward.. How dare he… I’m not from Texas.. but you don’t besmirch heroes who could have snuck out of the fort anytime after finding out the bad news… THEY ALL STUCK TO THEIR GUNS AND GROUND.

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