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The recent kerfuffle about Donald Trump’s comments concerning the judge administering the Trump University lawsuit actually miss the real point, which is well documented by this article, The Truth About ‘La Raza’, which is where the quote in the headline comes from.
The article outlines in great detail the racist and bigoted agenda of the organization called “The National Council of La Raza” (or more precisely, “The Council of the Race” when translated into English from Spanish). The Council of the Race has many secondary organizations, one of which is the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA). This organization is very powerful on American college campuses, and it is from that organization’s founding principles that we find that headline quote.
MEChA isn’t at all shy about their goals, or their views of other races. Their founding principles are contained in these words in “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan” (The Spiritual Plan for Aztlan): “In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. … Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. … We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.”
That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”
Nor is that all. Once these “bronze people” retake their territories in North America, they will not be done.
The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of “Aztlan.” As Miguel Perez of Cal State-Northridge’s MEChA chapter has been quoted as saying: “The ultimate ideology is the liberation of Aztlan. Communism would be closest [to it]. Once Aztlan is established, ethnic cleansing would commence: Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled — opposition groups would be quashed because you have to keep power.” [emphasis mine]
Do those words and their racial sentiments remind you of anything?
The worse part of this story is that these sentiments are now mainstream on college campuses across American, because these words can be found on.
the official MEChA sites at Georgetown University, the University of Texas, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and many other colleges and universities around the country.
Whatever you might think of Donald Trump, his opponents are far worse, and should be opposed loudly, and aggressively. If we don’t we will be faced with an evil far worse than any imagined by most Americans today.