[QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “If they (Latinos) don’t like the AMERICAN FLAG they can get on their donkeys and ride South”… MIKE SCHULTZ , Facebook … HOW DOES THE CINCO DE MAYO = NOT LIKING AMERICAN FLAG?”]
Nueces County, Texas – First the ARIZONA LATINO PROFILING LAW, now EL CINCO DE MAYO (Latino cultural celebration) attacked – why? Is the “first bullet” to start an ethnic civil war in Texas and fuel “anti-immigrant” sentiments as a red herring to push for a TEXAS LATINO PROFILING LAW or is it subconsciously an echo from the past: “REMEMBER THE ALAMO” ??? Is it a strategy to open “old wounds of pain” so it serves a political scheme? Of course.
One Nueces County Republican writes in Facebook: “Exposing Anna Maria Jimenez, the interim Nueces County District Attorney appointed by Governor Perry, as a RINO and incompetent, was our way of defeating the anti-American celebration of the Cinco De Mayo celebration. She represents what we want to get rid off and replaced. We need Governor Perry to appoint one of us, James Sales.”
There is a new phase of the ANTI-LATINO MOVEMENT that is occurring nationally and being executed by the CONSERVATIVE “lunatic fringe” of the Republican Party (especially in the Southwestern part of U.S. Society). Now, this Conservative “lunatic fringe” via their vituperative “marketing” spin-doctors and their preemptive attacks via “hired gun” radio stations are trying to polarize Caucasians against LATINOS in TEXAS. They are resurrecting old “hate” organizations such as the “John Birch Society” (via the well-funded Tea Party structures by elite conservative groups and “think tanks”) that champion “state rights”. The movement of the JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY was used effectively in years part to oppose the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and resist racial desegregation of public facilities during those years, i.e., especially in the late 1950s and 1960s. What is the modus operandi of this new attack-plan?
In TEXAS the cultural observance of EL CINCO DE MAYO is of special significance. “It can be used to ‘reap the heart open’ of the Mexican-Latino,” one fanatic has vociferated. EL CINCO DE MAYO (May 5, 1862) is not a celebration of Mexico’s Independence; it is no more than anything else celebrating the bravery of Mexican-Latinos in this historic battle, a battle that kept the spirit high of Mexican-Latinos over the years. The May 5 battle was a physical-military and psychological victory over the attempted conquest by one of the most powerful armies in the world (at the time): the French Army. Mexico won this battle in the city of Puebla, Mexico; however later the Mexican nation was overtaken by French – the ruler of France at the time was Napoleon III. The French used an attempt to collect a debt from Mexico as an ulterior motive to invade it and take it over.
What function could this cultural observance of EL CINCO DE MAYO have in the United States in 2010? These Conservative STRATEGISTS (within the Republican Party) it appears have chosen El Cinco De Mayo to purposely fuel ethnic animosity to be able to attempt to pass another Arizona-type Latino Profiling Law in Texas under the pretext of attempting to curb “illegal” immigration. This racially charged method fuels the ANTI-LATINO SENTIMENTS (Xenophobia or better phrased “LATINOPHOBIA”) in the U.S. Society. For a detail explanation read below.
What is the historical significance of El Cinco De Mayo? It was an initial battle (not the war) won by a Mexican/Tejano militia in 1862 against the French Army (an army considered the most powerful in the world at the time). This militia was outnumbered by the French Army yet it was triumphant at this particular battle on May 5, 1862 (barely, but nonetheless triumphant) and was led by a TEJANO, General Ignacio Zaragoza from Goliad, Texas. The French eventually took control of Mexico and removed Benito Juarez (a Native American) as President of Mexico. Later, Maximilian and his wife Carlotta (both from Austria) were installed as the emperor and empress of Mexico – from 1864 to 1867. This battle was a tremendous psychological victory for Mexicans, and especially U.S. Tejanos (Texans) as well. Even to this day, not all states in Mexico celebrate this victory as profusely as Texas.
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln supported the battle against the French at Puebla, but was unable to commit American resources and troops because it was engaged in the civil war. Yet, Lincoln urged on General Zaragoza to do his enchanted magic in this confrontation. Why? Lincoln knew that if Mexico was conquered then the U.S. might soon follow (in that the country had depleted its resources in a civil war and was too ideologically divided).
The modern-day extremist Conservative ‘Lunatic Fringe” of the Republican Party wants to destroy the collective identity of Mexican-Latinos in the U.S. (it is like a new form of colonialization, not military but socio-psychological taking place. Historically similar methods have been used against Blacks and Native Americans and other groups). They want Latinos to feel embarrassed about the culture. It is being falsely associated (via twisted logic) with “anti-American” allegiances).
A radio station offered listeners their “own personal Mexican” as the winning prize for a Cinco de Mayo contest. The radio disc jockey announced that, “Members of the station and their families are not eligible to own Mexicans—bathing and delousing of Mexicans is a winner’s responsibility. The station assumes no responsibility for infectious diseases carried by Mexicans.”
The ultimate aim of this socio-psychological colonialization-type tactic is to break their spirit – i.e., both implicitly and explicitly – of Latinos. The aim is to make Latinos feel inferior, stupid, lazy, and unpatriotic. During the CINCO DE MAYO Celebration it was used to encourage young High School Caucasian students to take down any symbols of such pride - symbols at the corazon (heart) of young Latinos. In some high schools and colleges students showed up dressed in clothing embellished with the American flag and highly patriotic symbols to overshadow the perennial attention given to token symbolism given to the CINCO DE MAYO observance – i.e., Mexican Dresses, Mexican sombreros, the Mexican Flag and so forth. Talk Radio stations (part of this “Lunatic fringe” machinery) egged on conflict. THE MICHAEL BERRY SHOW promoted such a divisive and anti-Latino show, egging on the cited defiance. It reported that a local Caucasian high school student had been suspended for removing a MEXICAN Flag from the hall area of a school (this incident occurred at Klein Collins High School). However, he failed to note that the Mexican Flag was not just removed but defaced as if a warning to young Latinos.
However, after the incident, THE MICHAEL BERRY SHOW reported their own intellectually dishonest spin on their website: “The school pitched a fit, reviewed the surveillance tapes, found the student, and suspended him for three days. AND he has to pay for the flag. In light of the SF story of students sent home for wearing the AMERICAN flag because it offended the Hispanic students, I thought you’d like to know about a story closer to home."
El Defenzor spoke to top administrative staff at Klein Collins High School. The staff informed our publications that rumors were falsely promoted on conservative radio and by other means to upset caucasian parents that the school administrative staff had placed a Mexican Flag above the American Flag on a pole outside Klein Collins High School. Other parents were disingenuously notified that the American Flag was flying upside down. Due to the prevarications some of the staff was threatened. “There were daily rumors and false conspiracies used by radio pundits to promote a negative agenda among students. This defeats the goals of the public schools,” a top administrator explained. "This false info places our Latino students and some of the staff in danger both in and out of school. They are trying to make us look as if we are guilty of treason."
To read the Klein Collins’ statement dispelling such fiddly and deceitful myths visit: http://kleincollins.kleinisd.net/
One question has been asked repeatedly: “Why are young Caucasian children being urged (even by their own parents) to promote such symbolisticconfrontations?” One imminent professor of social science at Texas A&M stated: “Surely not to positively move this nation forward, but to send off subtle, divisive messages, such as ‘Hey Latino, you are not ‘American enough’ and other messages, such as “I am showing blatant disrespect for your heritage and historic contribution – do you want to do something about it? It will just give me some media coverage!”
Another part of the plan is to take away young voters away from supporting Obama in the subsequent presidential campaign and away from Democrats in the election in November. Obama was elected as a result of the turnout by this latter group. On the other side of the fence, the “Lunatic Fringe” of the Conservative movement is trying to phase out “liberalism” of the young (e.g., those Caucasians that are sensitive and open to a pluralistic society) and tolerant and conscientious of the needs of other ethnic groups. They blame the democratic, egalitarian and multicultural view of the American Public School system for this result. They (e.g., Eugenicist/anti-Immigrant crusader, Dr. John Tanton have translated a controversial book, THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS, written by a French writer, Jean Raspail, into English. It is being used as a “bible” by many in the core leadership to “architect” the course of their movement. The cited book is reviled in Europe in most circles and is considered bigoted, ghastly and xenophobic. It is a fictional story of a “dark completed” people (from India) that arrive in boatloads in France and Europe; they eventually plunder it - according to the author, tainting the gene pool of White Society.
Dr. JOHN TANTON (who is bankrolling the Anti-Immigrant, anti-Latino movement in Arizona, Texas and California and other states)– writes in one of his articles on the U.S. CONSTITUTION: “It's A Document Based on Bond of Blood & Ethnicity”. “Nations and their cultures,” he has suggested on numerous occasions, “are largely determined by biology — race.” In a Nov. 13, 1994, letter to white nationalist columnist Lawrence Auster, a regular correspondent, Tanton suggested that the Declaration of Independence was actually a document based on the "bond of blood and ethnicity — nationhood." Almost a year earlier, in a Dec. 10, 1993, letter to Garrett Hardin, a controversial ecology professor, he said: "I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that." On Jan. 26, 1996, he wrote Roy Beck, head of the immigration restrictionist group NumbersUSA (and then an employee of Tanton's foundation U.S. Inc.), questioning whether Latinos were capable of governing California.
Dr. Tanton formed an organization known as Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR). In one of his letters to Beck, while referring to the changing demographics in California public schools, writes: “(I wonder) whether the minorities who are going to inherit California (85% of the lower-grade school children are now 'minorities' — demography is destiny) can run an advanced society?” Also,
Dr. Tanton has defended racial quotas imposed on immigrants. In a Nov. 3, 1995, memo to FAIR boss Dan Stein and the entire FAIR board of advisors (including Mr. and Mrs. Harte. the former owners of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times), defends the infamous "White Australia" policy that restricted non-white immigration into that country from 1901 to 1973. He claimed it was not “bigoted” nor ethnocentric, but sheltered native-born labor (the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act outlawed racial quotas in Australia).
It makes perfect sense: the “lunatic fringe” of the Conservative Right catenated with other interests groups involved with eugenics wants to harden and desensitize Caucasians in U.S. Society, and at the same time anneal them against racial minorities by whichever manner they can. THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS (book) – this is an elemental primer being used. They appear to be trying to remold it in such a way that it advocates a return to a fictional utopia that once was the norm in U.S. Society, a utopia governed by White Anglo Saxon Protestant values. This interpretation of the mentioned book is racially charged and the model Caucasian is seen as the phoenix, the beau ideal, the ideal breeder. Their values become superior to others; sectarianism is promoted.