Now that a May 1, 2008 demonstration is imminent, it is well for us to remember the 2006 demonstrations, the backers, participants and sponsors.
Some, such as the schoolchildren, were rabble-roused by teachers sympathetic to illegal aliens. Some no doubt were illegal aliens, themselves. However, the fingerprints of socialists and communists were all over the demonstrations. Logical questions arise: Who bought the expensive signs displayed? Who paid for the buses employed to bring in protesters? The logistics of managing such large crowds were expensive. Who paid for it all?
Some of the signs carried showed the contempt of these marchers for us:
“If you think I’m ‘illegal’ because I’m a Mexican learn the true history because I’m in my homeland”.
“White racists go back to Europe”
“White racists you get off our continent”
“White racists this is our continent”
“Fight the right. Fight capitalism”
One banner said it blatantly: “Party for Socialism and Liberation”
The first demonstrations showed flags of different foreign countries, Mexican flags being predominant. Big mistake. American citizens, whose sympathy was being courted, recoiled upon seeing those foreign flags. Handlers were quick to sense their mistake and made sure ensuing demonstrations featured the American flag.
American citizens recognize that our system of government, capitalism, has produced a better standard of living, not only here, but around the world where our money has been used wisely. It is hard to fathom the depth of hatred by those who have benefited from capitalism. It is difficult to understand the mindset that “bites the hand that feeds it”. Thus, a natural skepticism bars some from accepting that there is a fifth column here, willing to destroy our economic system in order to usher in socialism and its bully brother enforcer, communism.Advocates of socialism/communism embrace a utopian dream that has never brought anything but loss of freedom to any society that has implemented it. Still, it is an ingrained ideal that dies hard.
Tables of literature set up at the marches featured books and pamphlets with titles such as: “Lenin”, “Marx”, “V. I. Lenin”, “Rebelion Teamster”, “El Manifesto Communista”, “En defensa del marxismo”, “Che and Fidel Castro”, and “Castro”.
Wasn’t communism defeated when the Berlin Wall came down? No, communists realized that their economy could never compete with capitalism and keep up the arms race it was in. They knew that a frontal attack would not work, so they set about to infiltrate our institutions, primary among which were our schools. But, when the communists saw that this country was giving its people a pretty good standard of living, didn’t that dissuade them from their communist idealism? Again, no. Communism is not a rational idealism.
Again, in 2008, we see the heirs of those idealists in the collected groups who are planning yet another “granmarcha”. We may see activity again from one of these groups called the Si Se Puede Labor Collective, whose e-mail (email@example.com) carried instructions for a student/worker walkout May 1st: of 2006.
“On May 1st we are calling on students and workers of all races to join in a day of resistance………Together we will walk out of our schools. The schools where we are trained to be obedient, how to follow orders, and how to become docile sheep. We will walk out of our jobs. The jobs that rob and exploit us, the jobs with racist bosses, jobs where our hard work goes to make them rich. We will walk out against the racist legislation in Washington, against the racist minutemen, against the entire racist capitalist system that exploits all workers and students.”
“……….We will walk out in defiance of the false boarders that divide us from our friends and family, and the laws that criminalize our very existence. We will walk out and just like on March 25th, the streets will be ours. The city will stop. We will walk out and our voices will be heard”.
…………”*Please no American flags…..*More details to be announced”…….
“Workers of the world, unite!” is the slogan found in Marx and Engels’ “Communist Manifesto” and echoes in the defiant instructions to the marchers of May 1st, 2006.
Notice the complete ingratitude of these students for the education the taxpayers of the U.S. have provided them. Instead of being grateful, they call for a work stoppage which they hope will cripple the businesses and social structures of our country.
Taking credit for organizing some of the marches in 2006 was a group called A.N.S.W.E.R, (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), coalition. Their website stated, in part:
“The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition provided logistical support and mobilized for today’s demonstration in Los Angeles. Thousands of A.N.S.W.E.R.’s yellow and black placards reading ‘Amnestia, Full Rights for All Immigrants’ were held throughout the march. A.N.S.W.E.R. also organized a major contingent in the march………”
ANSWER is a front for the communist/socialist Workers World Party, and has been identified by former FBI Director Louis Freeh as a “domestic terrorist group”.
“…..At the rally Juan Jose Gutierrez, Director of Latino Movement USA said, ‘We are people of dignity and we demand respect. This is the beginning of a movement that is going to call for a national work stoppage”.
Is this the same Juan Jose Gutierrez who declared that “we have an aging white America. They are dying. 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”?
Signs carried in the marches indicated that many unions were represented. The Industrial Workers of the World issued a statement of resolution that said, in part…..
“That, in order to advance the solidarity of all workers, and to demonstrate to the employing class that an injury to one worker is an injury to all, the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World hereby endorses the popular call for a general strike and protest in defense of immigrant workers in the United States, and calls upon all Branches and members of the Organization to participate in such a strike and protest, as local circumstances shall permit, on the first day of May 2006, the International Workers’ Holiday.” General Executive Board Industrial Workers of the World.
Do you think the target date for the work stoppage and strikes called for is random? May 1 is the International Workers’ Holiday. It is also a big day for the communist countries, when we watch Russia and China parade their armies and imposing weaponry for all the world to see. Red is predominant and an appropriate color, as it suggests the blood of the millions who have been killed by the communists of Russia, China, Cambodia and other countries as communists came into power and ruthlessly held on to it. Expect to see a lot of red in the marches on May 1, 2008.
According to Ben Johnson, writing for FrontPage.com on March 29, 2006 in his article titled “Who’s Behind the Immigration Rallies?”:
“….Although some have credited Latino D Js for the 500,000-strong illegal immigrant turnout in Los Angeles alone - and some credit is deserved - the real legwork was done by a more eclectic group of organizations: leftist labor unions, George Soros-funded agitators, Open Borders lobbyists, Roman Catholic clergy, and teachers unions”.
Ben Johnson continued:
“…The L.A. Times revealed the rally’s “security” was handled by a union identified only as ‘Local 1877’. That would be local 1877 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the far-left union founded by New Left radical Andrew Stern, which called for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq in June 2004 and worked in concert with Ted Kennedy to roll back anti-terrorist Homeland Security measures. According to the L.A. Times, the SEIU’s goons kindly helped ‘herd marchers along the route’. That was not the extent of SEIU’s help, though. The union also ‘coordinated the more than 100 buses that dropped off marchers from throughout California, Las Vegas and a few Southwestern cities‘.
In other words, the massive rally against Homeland Security - since that is what gaining control of America’s borders would promote - was staged by a leftist labor union and staffed primarily with illegal immigrants”.
Among the “religious” efforts, according to Ben Johnson’s article, was a meeting organized by the far-Left Center for Community Change, a member of the United for Peace and Justice coalition. Oddly enough, heading up this coalition was atheist and Marxist Leslie Cagan, as reported in the FrontPage article. Also on the CCC Board of Directors are:
Former Rep. Ron Dellums, D-CA, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee 1993-7. A letter written by a Dellums staffer to Grenada’s Marxist dictator, discovered by the troops as they liberated the island, stated besides that toppled Marxist, ‘The only other person that I know of that (Dellums) expresses such admiration for is Fidel (Castro)’.
Cecilia Munoz, VP of the National Council of La Raza. La Raza means The Race. It is a racist organization that promotes anti-white, anti-American, pro-open borders causes. It is funded by several foundations. Listed on the Discover the Networks.org are several foundation donors.
Among them are:
American Express Foundation, A T & T Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Verizon Foundation. Between 2001 and 2003, the Ford Foundation gave La Raza about $9.83 million, with one grant alone totaling $8.05 million.
CCC is generously funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the George Soros-funded Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation , and the Tides Foundation.”
Perhaps no religious group has been as active as the Catholic Church, whose bishops have carried on a campaign to legalize the ILLEGAL aliens who have sneaked into our country. This campaign included preaching from their pulpits about “welcoming the stranger”. ILLEGAL is not a word they used as they cleverly blurred the line between ILLEGAL and legal. L.A.’s Cardinal Mahony declared that, if a strong immigration reform bill was passed, he would instruct his priests to disobey the law and continue to “aid and abet” ILLEGAL aliens.
Cardinal Mahony claims he is answering to a “higher power” which gives him the moral imperative to disobey this country’s laws. One can wonder if he was also heeding a moral imperative when he shielded priest sexual predators from discovery by moving them around. Mahony even went to court to try to deny authorities records in the church’s possession. Mahony joined another prominent Catholic cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, in campaigning for ILLEGAL aliens’ “rights”. McCarrick also shielded priest molesters from discovery.
As it is, the Catholic Church and its “charities” receive 67% of their almost 3 BILLION dollar annual budget from funding by federal, state and local governments in the form of grants and contracts to subsidize and support many of those who have entered illegally, taken up residence, and are working in our country, all acts which are against the law. Money provided by taxpayers is being used to support programs which many of those taxpayers oppose vehemently.
The Catholic Church lobbies incessantly for “rights” for illegals. Our press, which prides itself on “investigative” reporting, has largely failed to investigate and expose the vast amount of money the Catholic Church takes from the government to further its “social gospel”.
These various groups and movements are calling for amnesty for the millions of ILLEGAL (which name they never use) aliens.
Lest anyone think the marchers are just a bunch of inconsequential malcontents demanding “rights” to which they have no right, it is interesting to see how backers have risen to the top of our political structures. Hillary Clinton has appointed Raul Yzaguirre to co-chair her presidential campaign. As such he has great influence on Clinton and her campaign.
Yzaguirre was President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza from 1997 to 2004. La Raza thinks the U.S. is racist and says so often. La Raza supports voting rights for illegal aliens. La Raza wants illegal aliens to have drivers’ licenses. He advocates for illegal aliens to be able to attend college at reduced rates, the same as in-state citizens. With college slots becoming scarcer, that could mean a citizen would cede a slot to an illegal alien, who could claim minority status.
La Raza advocates for completely open borders and amnesty for all illegal aliens. While acting as head of La Raza, Yzaguirre opposed making English the official language of the U.S., saying “U.S. English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks”.
Also joining Hillary Clinton’s campaign is the former National Council of La Raza Chairman Jose Villareal. Yzaguirre and Villareal want no border protection between the U.S. and Mexico and have shown contempt for our language. Nonetheless, Hillary has chosen them to help her with a particular ethnic vote, while she ignores the majority of polled Americans who say they want our borders closed and secure and they do not want amnesty for those who have broken our laws by crossing our border illegally.
Quotes attributed to the founder of La Raza, Jose Angel Gutierrez:
“We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we’re a new Mestizo nation.”
“Our devil has pale skin and blue eyes…..”
“The nation-state concept is changing……You don’t have to say, ‘I am Mexican’, or ‘I am an American’. You can be a good Mexican citizen and a good American citizen and not have that be a conflict of interest. Sovereignty is flexible.”
A very important person in the Clinton campaign for president of the United States has racist views himself and the organization he worked for puts out racist remarks. Hillary Clinton must be aware of these viewpoints, but her quest for power lets her invite such racist-sounding people into her campaign, hoping to garner more Hispanic votes.
We have been promised more marches on May 1, 2008. It is well to know who is supporting these demonstrators for illegal aliens’ “rights”.
The marchers in our streets do not behave as guests in our country, but are an invading army, demanding all the rights citizens have, and vowing to get them any way they can.
And remember a leader in demonstrations, Director of Latino Movement USA, Juan Jose Gutierrez, who said that:
“we have an aging white America. They are dying. 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”.
Who will decide when “the worst comes to the worst…”?
This article first appeared on May 1, 2006 and has been updated April 29, 2008
Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.
Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.
She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.