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“For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”

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.


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  • wayne

    “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
    Benito Mussolini

  • Edward

    From the article: “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…”

    Interesting how they have rewritten history. The supposed “brutal gringo invasion” occurred when Mexico invited homesteaders from the United States to settle in Mexican territory. Mexico had been having severe difficulty in maintaining its northern lands and requested Americans to settle, develop, and care for it. Trouble brewed when Mexico wanted to change the terms of their settlement. Texians won their revolution. Trouble further brewed when Mexico decided that they wanted a second chance at winning the revolution. After the US won that war, taking most of Mexico in the process, they only kept the disputed territories, not the whole country, as had always been the result of war before the United States started fighting them.

    California, though, was willingly given up by Mexico, opened to the first taker, and the US beat Britain to it. In California, the expatriate Mexicans generally preferred US territorial rule over Mexican rule.

    I have a friend who has long interpreted “La Raza” as “The Racists.” I tend to go with that interpretation — it fits the attitude of the membership and the intended implications of the phrase.

    From the article: “Once Aztlan is established, ethnic cleansing would commence: Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled …”

    Strange that they should have such an unfriendly policy, the Americans did not expel the Mexicans from these territories. Nor did they treat them badly (definitely not “brutally”). In fact, it is the good treatment that they receive that encourages more to enter the US every year. Since they come here and leave Chicano-run Mexico, it suggests very strongly that they are better off here than in the land they wish to turn it into. Our kindness is used against us.

    From the article: “They found it offensive and a violation of their rights that the U.S. dared to have immigration laws to begin with.”

    Yet they would have “stay here” laws that would expel (or worse) “the wrong people.”

    Clearly, these are people who do not believe in the diverse, friendly culture that is America. They would obviously change the words to Woody Guthries’ song to be “This land is our land. It is not your land. … This land was made for only us.”

    Speaking of brutality, the Aztecs tended to use the people they conquered as human sacrifices.

  • wayne

    Good stuff. These people know little of their own history.

  • Cotour

    A Friend of mine who “despises” Trump (I beleive that she will in the end vote for him, nose clip in position) asked me to comment on the situation. I said that if Trump was just pointing out the judges Mexican heritage then I would tend to not agree with him, but if it turns out that the judge was associated with the organization La RAZA then I support his position fully. It turns out that the judge apparently does have an association with La RAZA. Case closed, this judge should recuse himself from the case.

    Trump however did not properly and fully express his position and there in caused a confusion, he must not continue to do that. Refine what you have to say to make your point, and make your point and move on.

  • BSJ

    If that Liberal icon, Schwarzenegger, had never appointed Prosecutor Curiel to the Californian Superior Court for putting Mexican Drug Runners and Gang members in prison, I guess his heritage never would have become and issue to The Donald.

  • Mitch S.

    I agree with Cotor – Trump screwed up with what he said, there was no reason to mention the judge’s Mexican heritage, but Trump’s prime objection is absolutely correct.

    Worth pondering that if it weren’t for Drudge, Breitbart and a few other sites would we even know about La Raza and the judge’s connection to it?
    Is anyone who gets their news from the NY Times, NPR, and the traditional networks aware of it?

    The left and it’s media embrace violent racism as long as it’s directed against whites.
    Reminds me of some of Hitler’s early backers who thought they could use and control Hitler’s powers of persuasion – but once they let that tiger loose it consumed them.
    There are serious questions about what a Trump presidency will bring but there is no question what a Hillary presidency brings. I’ll put my chips on Trump.

  • Cotour


    These ladies make other solid points in their unique way about the media and its two standards related to another recent Trump speech and his unique all be it quasi articulate / unique speech pathology. (prepare yourself)

    In addition, understanding the goals that La RAZA openly and freely promotes within America itself I suggest that there is strong justification that the organizations existence is a national security threat and should be deemed a terrorist group and banned.

  • Cotour

    A little bit more about what the future may bring:




    These current stories today may be an indicator of the building zeitgeist in America not reported on by the usual liberal / leftist news media manipulators. My growing concern is if they can not win in the usual trusted ways that there are devices or plans in place to manipulate the vote itself I.E. the counting of American votes by an overseas company with some ties to Soros.

    The implications of this potential shift in power back to American sovereignty and American interest may produce a lot of push back by the powers that be like the Bilderberg and other interests. These manipulations are no longer in the realm of conspiracy theory.

    Expect anything.

  • wayne

    Yow-za… diamond & silk. ( aka webesisters dot com & other iterations.)
    (Alex Jones and the Sister’s, are not what I personally consider “primary sources.”)

    Been aware of these people for a long, long time—could not stand the endless DJT cheerleading comments from the people who posted at their site. Now they have a cottage-industry going with the overpriced coffee-mugs and assorted ‘junk’ they sell.

    You realize, these girls proudly voted for Obama 4X’s?? (two primary, two general)
    And now are 110% behind Trump. (“incoherence”)

    As for La Raza being a “national security threat and should be deemed a terrorist group and banned.”
    Yow-za, once again—what’s with the Totalitarian bent?? I don’t want them shut-down, I want them watched by the FBI. They can advocate (almost) anything they want–the best disinfectant is sunshine.
    –As for their proposals to conduct “ethnic-cleansing,” we all know what that REALLY means— barbed wire & death-camps, but it’s not “illegal” to advocate “ethnic cleansing.”
    (The Left often accuses the Right of using “dog-whistle” code, but it’s exactly what THEY do.)

    We already have Laws on the books to address groups like la raza.
    >>Reference: 18 U.S.C. § 2384; “Seditious Conspiracy”–
    “If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.”

    I’m a NRA life-member— my application clearly stated that I would not support any violent overthrow of the lawfully constituted Government of the USA.

  • Cotour

    “We already have Laws on the books to address groups like la raza.”

    This law would never be implemented in regards to this ethnic organization, nor would it be implemented in regards to the Black Panthers, although they both promote violence and overthrow. It would only be implemented or considered in regards to any white organization that promoted the same things.

    It would be “racist” to do otherwise.

    The girls themselves are who and what they are, but they certainly do illustrate the double standard exhibited in the media.

    I am also a life member, but mainly in support of the Second Amendment and teaching the proper, safe use of firearms. I receive there hunting magazine and am always disturbed by the pictures in the back where they proudly display the big, beautiful dead animals that have been harvested by members. I understand it but I do not like it, how can a person smile for the camera after killing something mainly for the thrill of it and not for primary sustenance? There is something disrespectful about it.

  • Cotour

    PS: The more pertinent part of the post was more about the general flavor being developed in the consciousness of the American public as illustrated by the listed stories.

  • D. Messier

    Trump attacked an America judge born in Indiana based on his heritage as the son of Mexican immigrants. That’s wrong. Improper. Unfair.

    Trump’s own spokesman conflated an association the judge belongs to in San Diego with the National Council of La Raza based on it having a similar name. That’s inaccurate. The two are not connected.

    A further claim has been to connect the San Diego group with the Hispanic National Bar Association, which has criticized Trump’s rhetoric and called for a boycott of his business. The San Diego group is not currently affiliated with the bar association, nor has it called for a boycott.

    If Trump had criticized the national council based on its political positions and its rhetoric, that’s fair game. But, he attacked a judge based on little more than his heritage and then his spokesman and supporters made matters worse with unsupported claims about affiliations and radical agendas.

  • wayne

    The DOJ would feel more pressure to investigate these various groups, if the House/Senate would withhold Funds from them, until they appeared at House/Senate Hearing’s & explained themselves. But that would pre-suppose the Republican Leadership cared or was willing.
    (Hillary by the way (btw) has YET to be subpoenaed by any House/Senate Committee, or appear before a Grand Jury, or pretty much anything… she will skate on this email thing, in part because the Republican House/Senate don’t care, they are too busy protecting their phony-baloney jobs.)

    Ryan & Mitch however, 1) don’t hold Hearings, not even on the Budget. 2) have pledge NOT to invoke their power to spend money (or withhold it) and 3) Refuse to hold the Executive branch accountable.
    (Mitch is on his pathetic book-tour, lecturing Conservatives on how the Constitution works– what a senile old clown– he needs his Alzheimer meds increased.)
    As for hunting; I’ve shot 2 deer in my life– it’s not as easy as it appears.
    Not my preferred recreational activity personally but not opposed. (could kill something & eat it, if I had to.) Had 3 large Deer throw themselves in front my car at high-speed. (everyone in Michigan has a “deer-collision” rider on their auto insurance, & easily 250K deer-collision’s per year in Michigan.) Our State Park has a huge herd this year and they spill over into the surrounding suburban landscape. (We have a lot of Turkey’s wandering around as well.)
    >Hunting is one thing, poaching is another.
    2nd Amendment has little to do with hunting, but it is a component.

    Not a fan of venison myself, but I’ve also toured a slaughterhouse & it’s not pretty what they do to Elsie the Cow, it is however necessary in order to supply protein to people.

    Anyway.. la raza; ethnic hate group.
    Interestingly as well— look up the history behind changing the name of “Persia” to “Iran.” Root word is “Aryan.” (The Shah interestingly, is the one who changed the name. He was an SOB but he was our SOB, but a bit of an anti Semite & a Nationalist as well.

  • I hope you understand that my post was not meant as a defense of Trump, but to note the rampant bigotry permeating the Hispanic community, a bigotry that gets excused because supposedly these are members of a minority community and thus can’t be bigoted I also hope you aren’t trying to excuse this bigotry by attacking Trump.

  • Cotour

    There seems to be justifiable general confusion here related to which association this judge belongs to. This writer says that Curiel both does not belong to the group La Raza and then says he belongs to another legal group also named La Raza? The name LaRaza to me has a general bad connotation associated with it just like the group name Black Panthers and that negative connotation is what the general public hear, even if there is a difference.


    “Curiel, however, has no affiliation with this group whatsoever. He is a member of La Raza Lawyers of California – aka the Latino Bar Association of California. They have absolutely no affiliation with National Council of La Raza. As far as I can tell, they appear to be a pretty garden variety special interest lawyers association. “

  • wayne

    Cotour: yeah, I would tend to agree– there is a justifiable general confusion, as to this Judges affiliations. (the two different groups with the same name…)

    That being said– Trump said what he said & he crossed a line. Perfectly OK to attack this Judges political affiliations but not his ancestry.
    la raza is a racist organization but Trump messed up his own attack. A pox on both their houses.

    That being said as well— if Trump thinks this Judge is biased, he’s had MONTHS for his lawyer’s to file Motions to switch venue. Once again he talks big but doesn’t deliver. (Wasn’t Trump going to sue Cruz over his citizenship?)

    Mr. Z.; you are always very clear about defending the principles of Freedom & Liberty, equally, toward all.

    Trump is not my Guy but I will defend him if he is legitimately wronged. This is not one of those situations.

  • Orion314

    As our POTUS as pointed out time after time, you cannot be a racist bigot unless you are white.

  • Cotour

    Now I do not as a usual policy use the word “stupid” related to either people or issues. I may think it internally but I do not use it in my conversation or discussion, but like everything in life there are always exceptions.

    Besides IMO this being plainly illegal, even if it is voted on by the local population, I have to assume that what these people from San Francisco propose is federally illegal.

    These people who propose this are by definition stupid people, no wonder they are represented by Nancy Pelosi. Maybe its an undetected release of gas that no one realizes is being released by the many fault lines that criss cross that part of the country that causes a kind of mass hysteria or mass inability to reason? What might this gas be? Where does this “stupid” condition come from?

    These people as fellow Americans embarrass and worry me.

  • Perplexing! Many of us share a basic impression of a group known as “La Raza” (as an unrefined term) as being racist and unredeemable, much as Robert here has outlined. It is UNAVOIDABLE, that if you have a group that uses “La Raza” as part of ITS title, that confusion WILL result. It is NOT the obligation of a person hearing the full title to laboriously determine if perhaps some innocent attachment was the case. And even if possible, you can’t unring the bell. [It’s like having trademark laws to avoid confusion on the part of the general public.] Most of us would walk rapidly past a shop calling itself the Cu Clux Clan Bakery. If starting a bakery, we would avoid such a name!

    So – did a lawyer’s association choose a term as a provocative part of its name? Why? OR – did they have it first? If so, they should sue! Oh, but that’s hard and expensive. But wait – they ARE lawyers. It’s hard to tell the bad players here without a score card. But the “average Joe” is not at fault for failing to investigate. The proverbial “reasonable person” is understandably misled.

  • Edward

    Cotour asked: “What might this gas be?”

    Could be radon. They keep wanting to test houses for radon gas seeping up from the ground. Maybe people who spend a lot of time outdoors don’t get a big enough dose of gas to become stupified, because so far San Franciscans have rejected losing their city to the illegal immigrants (or misdemeanant immigrants, for those who do not like the former phrase), even though the Kate Steinle murder makes it look like they already took over.

    The city and county of San Francisco are virtually identical in territory (the difference is a golf course or the bear exhibit at the zoo or something), so the Board of Stuporvisors largely runs the city as well as the county. (Yes, Mr. Zimmerman, that is what I have been calling them for decades — they long ago earned the contempt.)

    This gas hypothesis makes a lot of sense, to me (hold on a moment while I take another breath from my O2 tank) and would certainly explain a lot of what goes on around here.

    I don’t live in the city, but I do live in San Jose (which, ironically, is larger than “the city”), and a lot of what goes on here is why I call myself and my fellow city citizens “San Hosers.” If it weren’t for that radon gas, we all would probably move to someplace where the police keep us safe from rioters. Reference:

  • It appears that the lawyers group that the judge whom Trump has been attacking belonged to does have its roots in the same bigotry as all the other La Raza (The Race) organizations. See this article:

  • Edward

    I didn’t think it was a coincidence that the two groups comprised of the same ethnicity, named themselves similarly, and had similar goals. Now we know that it wasn’t coincidental.

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