Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Por La Raza Todo, Fuera de La Raza Nada Or How Mexican Racists want to reclaim the American Southwest

Recently in the battle for immigration reform, a very ugly chapter has been opened and perhaps surprising to some, the pro-immigration camp has played the race card. That is not news you say, folks looking to reform immigration laws has been called racists for years. Ah but here’s the kicker, the racists in this case are those who want open and often immigration and include such groups as MECha, believers in Reconquista, and the new mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa. I will profile each of these horribly racist groups and their efforts to undermine the national security of this country with officially sanctioned illegal immigration from Mexico and beyond.

Let us start with MEChA and it’s newly elected Mayor of Los Angeles. Seems that the LA Times and other local newspapers were complacent in disclosing that Antonio Villaraigosa was at one time a member of the leadership of the UCLA chapter of MECha and has maintained ties to the group to this very day. In fact his ties to MEChA and it’s commitment to the concept of “Reconquista” have already made an appearance in his policies as mayor of Los Angeles, most notable is his support of Special Order 40 which prohibits police from making migration-related arrests even if the suspect is here illegally. Oh did I mention that Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante is also a former MEChA groupie and has maintained his ties to the group as well. The only difference in my mind is that Arnold keeps Bustamante in check from acting out his racist agenda.

MEChA is an acronym for "Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano de Aztlán" - Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan. The goal of Aztlan is the secession of the Southwest U.S.A., which it calls Aztlan. The MEChA Constitution clearly calls for "the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlán". Another key document, "El Plan de Aztlan", states that "Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent....We declare the independence of our mestizo nation...Nationalism as the key to organization transcends all religious, political, class, and economic factions or boundaries. Nationalism is the common denominator that all members of La Raza agree upon.” The MEChA slogan "Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada" (Everything for the Race - Nothing outside the Race) –is an example of the group’s racist and how it defines everything they stand for. Source

It is clear that MEChA has no need for the rest of us and just want to be left alone to pursue their goal of establishing a racist community within the United States until the “Reconquista” is completed. Frankly when the scope of MEChA’s racism is considered, the only comparable examples that come to mind are the KKK and Nazi Germany. In fact, during the California recall election in 2003, Cruz Bustamante garnered an endorsement from a former Grand Wizard of the California KKK based solely on his membership in MEChA. It is no wonder that people are fleeing California in record numbers while illegals pour in across the border with Mexico. MEChA’s pursuit of unregulated immigration is irresponsible, dangerous, and works contrary to any and all efforts to secure this nation’s borders. If our government and more to the point, our President did not have his head up Vicente Fox’s rear end then perhaps MEChA would receive the terrorist group designation that they so richly deserve. What else would you call a group that is working towards the destabilization of local and state governments across the American Southwest?

The folks that follow the path of “Reconquista” are a varied bunch and can include anyone from the common Mexican-American who grew up hearing stories of how Mexico would reclaim the American Southwest to members of the current Mexican government. Below is a brief description of what “Reconquista” has come to mean today.

Some Mexicans and Mexican-Americans want to see California, New Mexico and other parts of the United States given to Mexico. They call it the “Reconquista,” Spanish for “reconquest,” and they view the millions of Mexican illegal aliens entering this country as their army of invaders to achieve that takeover. To an extent, they also have actual armed soldiers of the Mexican army, along with mercenaries from North Korea, Russia and other communist or former communist lands, and have already fired upon American Border Patrol officers and terrorized American ranchers. Source

Frankly, I am not sure that anything can be done about the “Reconquista” partisans other then reform immigration and make it much harder for illegals to enter this country regardless of where they come from or why they come here. The scary part is that quite a few folks in the current Mexican government honestly believe that the American Southwest, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and southern Colorado should belong to Mexico and will one day return to Mexican control. The interesting part is the way this anti-American separatist movement is so quick to play the race card yet as recent comments by Vicente Fox have demonstrated; Mexicans live in a much more racist society then exists in the United States today. Recently this Mexican form of racism made its way to Baldwin Park, California and was on display for all to see. After reading the article and doing some further research on that incident, it appears to me that this group of people is just as dangerous to our society as the KKK or any other hate group. In fact, since they campaign for the “Reconquista” of a large portion of the United States they should also be added to the governments list of terrorist groups.

The only way to prevent groups such as those mentioned above is to educate people, not meet them with violence. Show people who these groups are and what their goals are and the public will not tolerant their existence, law enforcement and politicians will be forced to deal with the threat that these people pose to this country and our national security through their stated goals. That being said, if you live in the Los Angeles area and have a mind to support a group such as Save Our State, there is a second rally to protest the monument at Baldwin Park on Saturday June 25 from 12pm to 2pm. If I lived in California, between looking to move, I would certainly attend this rally.

Folks, if you’re unhappy with the current trend of escalating illegal immigration and failure to secure our borders then please get involved at some level. The politicians in Washington will not act unless we force them to by placing public pressure on them to accept their responsibility to secure our borders and enforce the immigration laws already in place. As long as these groups exist and our borders are not secure this country is at risk for another terrible terrorist attack or over time the loss of a third of the country to the illegal and silent invasion from Mexico.

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