"Religion and language are the two great dividers of humanity." Emanuel Kant
“We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.” Jose Angel Gutierrez, the recipient of La Raza's 1994 “Hero Award” The honoree said this in 1969.
In 1994, when he was a political science professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, Gutierrez added this to the discussion of national demographic change:
“We are millions. We just have to survive. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It’s a matter of time. The explosion is in our population.”
The Washington Post reported that Gutierrez “led a delegation to Cuba in 1975, publicly praised its Communist government, and predicted that many more “little Cubas” would be created in south Texas
Earlier this evening, I took my son to Kohl's to do some last minute back to school shopping. I rarely venture out into actual 3-D stores anymore, so I am not sure this is anything new - but they were running those "attention shoppers" announcements in English and then Spanish.
I found this to be extremely irritating. Not because I don't like Spanish - as languages go it is one of the nicer ones. I think it is the fact that it is yet another reminder that me and my family are being pushed aside to accommodate the apparent heirs to California. I really wonder if those rotten politicians are planning on giving California "back" to Mexico.
Yesterday, my hubby had to call the assessors office to fight the property tax increase they slapped on us when we refinanced (2nd time in 6 years) - and had to listen to the 20 second blah blah in English - and then another 20 seconds of the same thing in Spanish before getting the option menu.
Imagine the time and money we are wasting with this politically correct hogwash. No other country in the world is stupid enough to try and have two languages coexist. The incidents I am talking about are trivial and mere annoyances - but it won't be long until the sand being thrown into the gears of our society start to cause more serious problems. There are already large areas in California where it is difficult to find somebody who speaks English, and it won't be long until they start dropping the bilingual criteria for government positions and hiring Spanish only speakers.
Another thing that really bugs me are the little inserts that my gas and electric companies stick in every bill announcing that they will give low income households a 20% discount. It's not that I mind helping out low-income families, I don't, it's the knowledge that a good many of those people I am helping to subsidize have no right to be here in the first place. (Don't think for one second that the 20% comes out of company profits - those subsidies mean we pay more.)
What amazes me is that people just stand by and let it happen. Nancy Pelosi et al are giving our country away right under our noses and there doesn't seem to be a damn thing we can do about it.
APRIL 7, 2011 UPDATE: On my recent trip to Sacramento to voice my support for California State Assembly Member Tim Donnelly's citizen justice bill, a lady told me her story of how she lost her job as an accountant due to the fact that she didn't speak Spanish. She lives in Los Angeles. Imagine growing up in a place where English is spoken by everybody, newcomers and old-timers. Then suddenly people come pouring in over the border and within 10 year's time, you find yourself unable to find employment because the language of the latest newcomers has squelched out your own. It is pulling the rug out from under people - usually the ones who have the least ability to pack up and leave.
PS: I read a letter to the editor in the local paper two days ago in which a woman was describing a parade in Oxnard - the Fire Department brought their trucks to be in the parade and were waving flags out the window as they drove in the procession. Mexican Flags.
PPS: In case you are inclined to leave an insult in response to this posting like the very brave Anonymous, put a little thought into it and explain why you think I am an idiot and/or disgusting for feeling the way I do.
- Why is it that I am not supposed to say that I am unhappy about feeling like a stranger in my own country - the place I have called home for most of my life?
- Why can't I object to the fact that half the population converses in a language I don't understand - and that now businesses and public offices are starting to do the same - further compounding my sense of alienation?
- Am I supposed to just pay and pay and pay to support people who are here in violation of the laws of this country? Are you telling me that I can't even object? Why is it that you believe I should have no recourse or possibility of remedy for a situation which I believe to be unfair?
- Why is it that you think I don't matter?
These California politicians just voted for a bill prohibiting any level of government from requiring that an Employer use the eVerify system. For example, as I understand this, if the local government in, say, Santa Barbara wants to ensure jobs go to legal residents and try to pass a law saying "if you employ people in Santa Barbara, you have to make sure they are here legally" They can't. This bill would prohibit it.
These are the politicians who are making sure businesses can keep on hiring illegal immigrants: Alquist, Calderon, Cedillo, Corbett, Correa, DeSaulnier, Ducheny, Florez, Hancock, Kehoe, Leno, Liu, Lowenthal, Maldonado, Negrete McLeod, Oropeza, Padilla, Price, Romero, Simitian, Steinberg, Wiggins, Wolk, Wright, Yee
The unemployment rate in California is currently 12.1%.
Related Issue: What is going to happen in the next big earthquake in California if any of the construction done by illegal immigrants is substandard? In 1995 roughly 10,000 people died in a major earthquake that struck Kobe and Osaka, Japan. Investigations concluded that so many buildings collapsed because of corruption in the Japanese construction industry. Since we here in California have both earthquakes and rampant corruption amongst builders and contractors, might we be sitting on a ticking time bomb? The illegal immigrants may or may not be as skilled as their legal counterparts, however, the safety mechanism went out the window when building went under the table.
I wonder whether it takes any skill to build in such a way such that the building won't topple when an earthquake of any substantial magnitude hits. Or is this fully in the hands of the architect? Does anybody know? Please respond it you do.
For those that call me "disgusting" and claim the moral high ground
- Congressional Testimony: How Mass Immigration Hurts Black Americans
- An Immigration Raid Aids Blacks For A Time
- Black Activists Say Immigration Shortcuts Are Not A Civil Right Issue
- A Working Man’s Views on Illegal Immigration, Tricks of The Trade
- How Illegal Immigration Impacts our Members
Heard of Aztlan?
- DHS?: Our Border A Southwest Border Civic Network La Voz de Aztlan's Page - This appears to be a site put up by the US Department of Homeland Security. I am thinking it must be a hoax... anybody know?
- Uh Oh - Could cause a liberal's head to burst: What's With The California Teachers Association Giving The "Sodomites" $1 Million Dollars?
- Children in public schools in my hometown learn about Aztlan:
The myth of Aztlan can best be explained by California's Santa Barbara School District's Chicano Studies textbook, "The Mexican American Heritage" by East Los Angeles high school teacher Carlos Jimenez. On page 84 there is a redrawn map of Mexico and the United States, showing Mexico with a full one-third more territory, all of it taken back from the United States. On page 107, it says "Latinos are now realizing that the power to control Aztlan may once again be in their hands."
- La Voz de Aztlan compliments Antonio Villaraigosa for never repudiating MEChA under the intense pressure exerted by the English language media.
- Racist graduation ceremony... Mecha de Sonoma
The US According To MeCHa
- MEChA Plants: Members of these radical, anti-American, racist organizations are frequently smoothly polished into public respectability by the National Council of La Raza. Former MEChA members include: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was officially endorsed by La Raza for mayor and was awarded La Raza’s Graciela Olivarez Award. Now we know why he refuses to condemn a sea of foreign flags in his city. California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is also a former MEChA member. He delivered the keynote address at La Raza’s 2002 Annual Convention. The National Council of La Raza and its allies in public office make no repudiation of the radical MEChA and its positions. In fact, as recently as 2003, La Raza was actively funding MEChA, according to federal tax records.
- Imagine Robert Byrd’s refusing to disavow the views of the KKK, or if Strom Thurmond had failed to admit segregation was wrong. Imagine Heritage or Brookings Foundation making grants to the American Nazi Party. Is the National Council of La Raza itself a racist organization? Regardless of the organization’s suspect ties, the majority of its members are not. When one examines all the organization’s activities, they are commendable non-profit projects, such as education and housing programs. But even these defensible efforts raise the question of whether education and housing programs funded with federal tax dollars should be used in programs specifically targeted to benefit just one ethnic group. Source
- NCLR has changed their website - looking for the pages...
The Meaning of “La Raza”
The term “La Raza” — “The Race” — became problematic for the National Council of La Raza as it grew from its roots in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s, when radical Mexican Americans asserted a separatist political and cultural agenda.
The Chicano movement embraced the ideology of Mexican intellectual Jose Vasconcelos, who wrote that the joining of the indigenous people of Latin America and the Spanish conquistadors was producing “la raza cosmica,” the cosmic race. As Chicano nationalism surged in the 1960s, the movement embraced it. Scholars Guillermo Lux and Maurilio E. Vigil wrote: “Vasoncelos developed a systematic theory which argued that climatic and geographic conditions and mixture of Spanish and Indian races created a superior race.”61
“La raza” was a source of pride for many Latinos, the most militant of whom adopted the motto: “Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada” — “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing.” But it drew resistance from many leaders who sought a place for their people within the broader American society. Cesar Chavez was one of the most outspoken critics.
“I hear about la raza more and more,” Chavez told biographer Peter Matthiessen. “Some people don’t look at it as racism, but when you say ‘la raza,’ you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and our fear is that it won’t stop there. Today it’s anti-gringo, tomorrow it will be anti-Negro, and the day after it will be anti-Filipino, anti-Puerto Rican. And then it will be anti-poor-Mexican, and anti-darker-skinned Mexican Source
My Comment: So, Cesaer Chavez was fine with la raza being anti-white, but worries about other races? We celebrate this racist with Cesaer Chavez day?
UC RIVERSIDE - PLOT TO RETAKE AZTLANMemo to blacks: - and other so-called people of color, please note that that you are not included in the retaken Aztlan - Our esteemed UC Riverside Professor, Dr. Navarro expects "white and black flight" out of the re-colonized parts of California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada aka Atzlan.
Dr. Armando Navarro, author of the book, "The Mexicano Political Experience In Occupied Aztlan: Struggles And Change" declared yesterday that ". . . Mexicanos and Latinos must be prepared to once again go to the streets." Professor Navarro added, "Regardless what immigration reform is passed either in 2007 or in 2009 or in the future, the "immigration crisis" impacting the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere will not end without major economic change occurring within the "Neo-liberal" economic systems of the Western Hemisphere."