Friday, May 28, 2010
Immigration activism; read it and weep for America!
This blog post is a brief examination of just a small portion of the activism we see in America today! Activism designed to destroy the fabric of what should be a united nation. Activism that is just as racist and just as destructive as the activism of groups like the Arian Nation and KKK(of which two of my ancestors belonged).
I have noted, over many years of my own activism, that the average Hispanic/Latino citizen of these United States does, in no way, exemplify the sentiments and hatred of those quoted below.
As for the sentiments I express; not only am I aware of the richness of the Hispanic/Latino culture and what that culture has blessed this nation with, I am aware that some of those crossing the southern border are my own close blood relatives.
Therefore, any accusation that I am somehow prejudiced or bigoted in my examination of this issue is patently false and an example of racial profiling. Nor would this examination violate the user policy of any NORMAL newspaper.
My intermittent comments will be in bold italics:
Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas ; "We have an aging white America . They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . . I love it.” Audio available at snopes.com
“Our devil has pale skin and blue eyes.”
Source: The Professors -- The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, by David Horowitz, 2006, page 205.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 205 from Horowitz's book.
“We see no human being as ‘illegal.’ Those who have arrived to the U.S. with heritage indigenous to the Americas, and specifically those crossing the southern border, are migrants on their own continent.”
Source: The Professors -- The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, by David Horowitz, 2006, page 204.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 204 from Horowitz's book.
As Mr. Horowitz is Jewish I trust no one will hurl the words “bigot” or “prejudiced” at him. “Our devil has pale skin and blue eyes.” I find this both naïve and amusing since the further you travel into Mexico and indeed the purer the actual Spanish blood, the more you find “pale skin and blue eves!” This is a prime example of the racial profiling that is NOT making headlines! Please examine the credentials this “professor” has been gifted with at the expense of every Texas and American taxpayer; even those with “pale skin and blue eyes;”
From Tejano Voices, University of Texas at Arlington
About Professor Gutiérrez
"Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez is a 1962 graduate of Crystal City High School in Crystal City, Texas. He has also earned degrees from Texas A & M University at Kingsville (B.A. 1966), St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas (M.A. 1968), the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. 1976) and the University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D. 1988). He has done other postdoctoral work at Stanford University, Colegio de México, University of Washington, and Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo in Mexico City, Mexico.
His book publications include El Político: The Mexican American Elected Official (El Paso: Mictla Publications, 1972); A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans (Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico: Imprenta Velasco Burkhardt, 1974); A War of Words (co-authored) (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985); The Making of a Chicano Militant: Lessons from Cristal (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998); My Struggle for the Land: Autobiography of Reies López Tijerina (translated and condensed, (Houston: Arte Publico Press, forthcoming); and, a revised and expanded edition of A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans (Houston: Arte Publico Press, forthcoming). He also has written several articles and chapters over the years, the most recent being "Chicano Music: The Politics and Evolution to 1950," for an anthology edited by Lawrence Clayton for Texas A & M University Press, forthcoming; "Binacionalismo en el siglo XXI: Chicanos y mexicanos en los Estados Unidos," Fondo Editorial Huaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, forthcoming; "Experiences of Chicana County Judges in Texas Politics: In Their Own Words," Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies, 20:1, Spring 1999; and, "Los dos Mexicos," Extensiones: Revista Interdisciplinaria de la Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico D.F., Mexico 4:1 y 2. 1997.
He currently is at work on three manuscripts: A Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos; Chicano Leadership: Local Elected Officials in Texas, 1950-2000, which is based on 157 oral history interviews he conducted between 1996 and 2000; and, Tracking King Tiger: The Federal and State Government Surveillance of Reies López Tijerina and the Land Recovery Movement.
During the mid-1960s through the Chicano Movement and to the present time, Dr. Gutiérrez was lead organizer, founder and co-founder of several organizations such as the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC), Ciudadanos Unidos, Obreros Unidos Independientes, La Raza Unida Party, Winter Garden Project, Becas Para Aztlán, Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement, Northwest Voter Registration and Education Project, and Grupo de Apoyo para Immigrantes Latin Americanos (GAILA). He has been the subject of many articles and film documentaries, the most recent being the PBS three-part video series, CHICANO! The Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights, and is mentioned in many Chicano history and political science books for his activism.
Dr. Gutiérrez has received many honors including being named as one of the "100 Outstanding Latino Texans of the 20th Century" by Latino Monthly, January 2000, and "Distinguished Texas Hispanic by Texas Hispanic Magazine, October 1996. He received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education in June 1995, and the National Council of La Raza's Chicano Hero Award in 1994.
He founded the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1994 and served as its Director until December 1996, at which time he became the Special Advisor to the President of the university until December 1998.
Dr. Gutiérrez has been elected and appointed to public office since 1970. He has served as an elected Trustee and President of the Crystal City Independent School District (1970-1973), Urban Renewal Commissioner for Crystal City, Texas (1970-1972), County Judge for Zavala County, Texas (1974-1978, re-elected 1978-1981), Commissioner for the Oregon Commission on International Trade (1983-1985), Administrative Law Judge for the City of Dallas (1900-1992), and member of the Ethics Commission for the City of Dallas 1999-2000).
This learned and highly educated individual has received, of the Texas and American taxpayer. the best of the best educational opportunities at the best institutions the tax dollar can build and provide and in return he has spit in the faces of those very same taxpayers!
The very idea that this individual represents the feelings and opinions of the average American Hispanic is insulting! The idea that those Hispanics who hold more Congressional Medals of Honor than any other race are represented by the likes of this individual are patently outrageous!
The idea that those Texicans of Hispanic descent who died at the Alamo DEFENDING IT’S WALLS, are represented by this individual is an outrage!
"Tonight Latinos across this country are coming together and they are shouting one thing - we are united. And we are united because we want to demand the kind of political respect that we should have. We demand to be counted. And what we know as well is that the big giant that they keep talking about is awakening. And he's pretty angry about what's going on. Ya basta! (enough). This community is no longer going to stand for it.
Because tonight we are organizing across this country in a single mission, in a plan. We're going to organize like we've never organized before. We are going to go into our neighborhoods, we are going to register voters, we are going to talk to all of those young people who need to become registered voters and go out to vote and we are politicizing every single one of those new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country.
And what we are saying is by November we will have one million additional Latino voters in this country, and we are going to march, we are going to march right to the ballot box because we are tired of being taken advantage of for far too long and the only thing that many of these people are going to respect is our vote.
And our vote is going to be important. But I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, 'I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to PAY THEM BACK!'
And this November we are going to remember those that stood with us and we are also going to remember those that have stood against us on the issues of immigration, on the issues of education, on the issues of health care, on the issues of the minimum wage.
So let's all remember that we're united across the country, in Chicago, in New York, in San Antonio, in Sacramento, in all of this country we are coming together to remind everyone, su voto es su voz. Muchismas gracias.
Audio available at snopes.com
I would question here what the very pretty Ms. Molina wants to “pay them back” for? Her education paid for by the taxpayer? Is it the intention of Ms. Molina to turn the streets of Los Angeles into the same slums we see in Mexico City or Maztlan? If so she has a good start!
Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay."
Alatorre, was fined twice for conflict of interest violations and was convicted on federal tax evasion charges for failing to pay over $42,000 in income taxes.
Audio of his comments and documentation of the various charges are available at snopes.com
"We're here to stay." Is the intention of Mr. Alatorre to imply that white Americans want to deport all Hispanics? Personally, I'm glad Hispanic/Americans are "here to stay" since I love both the language and the cultural richness of the race! I would question whether the activists, Professor Gutierrez, Ms. Molina and Mr. Alatorre would like to spend a year living in MS-13 gang territory in Los Angeles and THEN preach this same bigoted, racist garbage?
I also find it interesting that none of these people actually live on the border and suffer the violation of their private property that border residents of all races do.
I also find it interesting that the Arizona immigration law, that the Obama administration admits they didn’t even read before claiming racism, was passed with 70% approval of that state’s voters. Now that number is not even possible without a significant number of Hispanic voters.
Am I a “hater” as I was labeled in the local paper (The Victoria Advocate)? Yes! I’m a hater! I hate racial prejudice! I can’t stand being in the same room with a bigot, no matter the color of his or her skin! I hate “hate” simply because Jesus hated hate!
What and whom do I love? I love Jesus first! I love my family! I love my Hispanic family members! I love my heritage, even my Native American Mandan heritage! I love being of service to others! Of any and all skin color! I love my church family the black ones, the brown ones and the white ones! I love my pastor, a Chagga tribesman from the slopes of Mount Kilamanjaro, Tanzania, East Africa! I love his family and serve them on a regular basis! I love Ys’rael and all Jews! I serve Ys’rael and all Jews!
I also love my country! I have served my country in it’s military alongside my black and Hispanic brothers and sisters. I love the sovereignty and independence this nation was founded on and I love the opportunity that sovereignty has provided to people of all races, skin color and religions! I love my neighbor, of whatever skin color, as myself!
What these people practice and preach are the politics of division, strife, hate and offense against the very nation from which they have benefited. They preach offense and seperatism in a nation that needs healing and unification! Not the unification of the seperate races but the unification of all races with respect and even honor to the richness those different cultures bring to the whole!
Travel to Houston on the Katy Freeway(I-10) and turn north on Eldridge Parkway! Running parallel to that Interstate just about ten blocks north is Longpoint Avenue. It's an older part of Houston where the big retailer have moved out. In those spots is a menagere of cultures; Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and African/American. You can get any kind of food cooked right in front of you! It's a wonderful place to visit and buy anything from resale items to gold jewelry! Talk about richness! Talk about tolerance! Talk about diversity! It's all there! A wonderland of smells, colors, sights, and sounds of the culture of the world! All together, in harmony, in one place! That, is what America is all about! Not the hatred preached by those quoted here! This is the America I love! Not the ingratitude and division preached with vile hatred spewed by those quoted above!
Oh, and one last thing I can’t stand; I can’t stand a stinking ingrate! Hmmm! But I’ve said that before haven’t I?