Dreaming of Aztlán …

Michelle Malkin writes about a “racism whitewash” during the immigration protests in Los Angeles:

… Well, this weekend, militant racism from another protected minority group was on full display. But you wouldn’t know it from press accounts that whitewashed or buried the protesters’ virulent anti-American hatred.

An estimated 500,000 to 2 million people, untold numbers of them here illegally, took to the streets of Los Angeles to protest strict immigration enforcement and demand blanket amnesty for border violators, visa overstayers, deportation fugitives, immigration document fraud artists and other lawbreakers. Mexican flags and signs advocating ethnic separatism and supremacy filled the landscape. Demonstrators gleefully defaced posters of President Bush and urged supporters to “Stop the Nazis!” Los Angeles talk show host Tammy Bruce reported that protesters burned American flags and waved placards of the North American continent with America crossed out.

Bet you didn’t see that on television.

One of the largest, boldest banners visible from aerial shots of the rally read: “THIS IS STOLEN LAND.” Others blared: “CHICANO POWER” and “BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL.” (Can you imagine the uproar if someone had come to the rally holding up a sign reading “WHITE IS BEAUTIFUL”?) Thugs with masked faces flashed gang signs on the steps of L.A.’s City Hall. Students walked out of classrooms all across Southern California chanting, “Latinos, stand up!” Young people raised their fists in defiance, clothed in T-shirts bearing radical leftist guerrilla Che Guevara’s face and Aztlan emblems.

Aztlan is a long-held notion among Mexico’s intellectual elite and political class, which asserts that the American Southwest rightly belongs to Mexico. Advocates believe the reclamation (or reconquista) of Aztlan will occur through sheer demographic force. If the rallies across the country are any indication, reconquista is already complete. Lest you think these ideas are moldy-oldy 1960s leftovers that no one subscribes to today, listen to Sandra Molina, 16, a junior from L.A.’s Downtown Magnet High School, who complained to the supportive Los Angeles Times: “This is unjust. This land used to belong to us and now they’re trying to kick us out.” Nor are these sovereignty-obliterating grievances confined to the wacky West Coast. In Milwaukee, Wis., marchers carried signs that read: “If you think I’m ‘illegal’ because I’m a Mexican[,] learn the true history because I’m in my HOMELAND.”

7 Responses to Dreaming of Aztlán …

  1. Lawrence Barnes says:

    Not too long ago, I looked into La Voz de Aztlan, and discovered the organization (or the publication of the same name) has a history of favoring ethnic cleansing and promoting Jew-hatred.

    Various versions of the Aztlan dream include the forced removal of all non-Hispanics from the US Southwest and California. Not everyone who believes in the Aztlan concept agrees with this policy, AFAIK. No, I don’t have poll results.

    Lately it seems to me attacks on Jews have not been as common in Aztlan propaganda as in the past.

    Anyone interested in Aztlan might want to see how things stand now. Begin with a Google search and go from there….

  2. requiredname says:

    “Stop the Nazis!”

    Evidently they watch tv news reports with sound bites from white liberals. When you sow hatred you must reap the consequences.

  3. At Montebello High School in California, the American flag was flown upside down underneath the Mexican flag atop the high school. (I’ll email you the pics.)

    School authorities and local police did nothing to stop this. The California newspapers suppressed the story. Several bloggers (including us at ADMC) are trying to spread the story.

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  5. by - March says:

    People want to emmigrate from Mexico to the US because of the economic opportunities. Then they want the part of the US they move to, to go back to being Mexican.

    Don’t they realize that the difference between the US and Mexico is what they came here for? It is astoundingly ignorant to try to bring their new home down to the level of the one they fled. Do they then plan to emmigrate again, from Aztlan to the US?

    Wouldn’t it be better to put all this people power into reforming Mexico?

    But as usual, people take the path of least resistance. It’s easier to take advantage of the generosity and humanity of US while denigrating their benefactor, than it is to fix problems at home.

    If the US doesn’t defend itself intelligently, it’s humanitarian ideals will be its downfall. This the same problem all of the West is having with Moslem fundamentilists.

  6. effectiveviewhijack says:

    These protests were held to influence the immigration legislation under consideration by congress. And, the militancy of the protesters is said to risk a backlash. But do we really know who these protesters were? Were they legal immigrants or illegal immigrants?

    Would illegals get time off from their exploitative employers to go on a march? Would they take time off if they had work? Would they want to be visible in a public demonstration where they might be suspected of immigration violations and risk deportation?

    If the protesters are mostly legal immigrants then what do the protests mean? What does the backlash mean?

    Are the protesters really speaking in the interests of the illegal immigrants, who want to be in the good old USA to work, or are they advocating their own agenda – exercising political power in the southwest to recreate the economic disaster they abandoned? Do they want to legalize the illegal immigrants to bolster their power base or to help their people economically?

    The legislation is supposed to deal with illegal immigration but is the discussion being hijacked by legal immigrants and those offended by their militancy?

    Do the illegal immigrants have a voice in the process? Can we make effective legislation without understanding the illegal’s point of view? Do the advocacy groups really reflect the economic interests of illegal immigrants or are they just organizations existing to further the political power of the organizations’ leaders and militant membership?

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