Mexica Movement: NOT Hispanic! NOT Latino!




Associated Press published an article that mentioned the Mexica Movement (September 7, 2007 The article starts out by saying that we advocate a "rising up" (violence) against European-American colonial powers ("United States") and "taking back the Southwest". That is the first lie in a series of lies in this deceptive and pro-white supremacy article. The editor who set the tone and title for this unbalanced and biased article should be fired.  Is Associated Press now the FOX News of print media distributors, unfair and unbalanced?


The Mexica Movement does not advocate violence of any sort. We have a strict non-violence policy because we know we can never win by violence.


Our war is a non-violence educational war for truth and a demand for justice.  Our education begins with letting the world know of the terrorist crimes that the Europeans have been committing on our people for the last 500 years. Our people are not aware of these crimes, and neither are the people of European descent.


The worst of the crimes committed against us by Europeans is the genocidal biological smallpox warfare that killed 70 to 100 million of our people in this Western Hemisphere, and that is "no big deal" to the Associated Press.  They don’t bother to mention it in their article on the white supremacist “Anti-Immigration” forces.  The massacres, tortures, destruction of our civilizations, burning of our libraries, executions of our leaders, and mass killings that destroyed 95% of our population is all "no big deal" to them.  The theft of 100% of all of our lands on this continent is "no big deal" to them either, even though this is the root of the problem----Europeans stealing our lands and their wealth, and our people being deprived of the full use of our continent.


They neglect to mention that even in Mexico and "Central America", along with the rest of the "Western Hemisphere", all of our continent is controlled by European descent people ("whites).


What they do print is this white supremacist agenda article is praise for the racists who are making their George-Wallace-like stand against the Indigenous people of Mexico and “Central America for daring to migrate on their own continent, and for daring to defend themselves against white supremacy.


These white supremacists call our people racists for standing up to colonialism and the thefts of our continent.  Who is it that has a 500 year history of racism on this continent? Who brought slavery, “kill the Indians”, segregation, KKK, Nazis, racists, stealing land, and other white supremacist crimes? These collective racist crimes of the white race are not things that we can match, not even with one-percent in any stretch of the imagination. So why portray us as racists for fighting for our rights to our continent? They do this to keep us on our knees and to get us to shut up about "rights" and "truth" and "justice".


In the article they do more injustice by mixing us, Mexica Movement, with Mecha, National Council of La Raza, and in the links section, with, with which we have no agreement on issues of history, identity, or the future of our people, and definitely not on "Aztlan" or “Immigration”. We advocate taking back all of our continent for Indigenous people. We do not advocate only taking “the Southwest” (the borders of the European Spaniards). We advocate a demand for all of our continent that has been stolen from 1492 till today.  But we do not advocate ethnic genocide of white people or any other human beings.


All the quotes of our people being "racist" by known racists who supported segregation and racist laws is beyond distortion, beyond being outrageous, it is criminal and racist to do this to our people. These people, Dobbs, CNN, Fox, etc., are racist in their words, their tone, and their personal histories. And now we can add Associated Press to the list of the campaign for white supremacy.


Below is the Associated Press article at Yahoo! News


Read full article below: LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the far fringes of the pro-immigration movement, some Hispanic activists openly yearn for the day when immigrants rise up and retake the American Southwest, more than 150 years after the U.S. annexed it.

"If somebody steals your car, how much of it do you want back? Just the tires? The seats?" asks Olin Tezcatlipoca of the Los Angeles-based Mexica Movement.

Mainstream immigration advocacy groups — as well as academics and experts on nearly all sides of the illegal immigration issue — dismiss these "reconquista" notions as rhetorical, not to be taken seriously.

But such talk appears to be galvanizing foes of immigration. Anti-immigrant activists and some conservatives have seized on such rhetoric to claim that a conspiracy is afoot among illegal immigrants to reconquer the Southwest.

Jim Boyd, for example, ran a losing campaign for City Council in Nashville, Tenn., on the single idea of stopping an "invasion" of Mexicans who he said want to seize much of the Southwest and secede from the United States.

"They're American citizens of convenience, until they can start a new country. Then they'll shuck their citizenship as easily as you or I take off a jacket," he said.

Boyd got only 2 percent of the vote last month. That translates to more than 8,000 people.

Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow with the conservative Manhattan Institute think tank, called the reconquista conspiracy theory "a fantasy, a boogeyman."

Similarly, Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, which tracks and monitors hate groups, said the reconquista idea is "completely bogus" but has "made its way into the mouths of national politicians and onto the screens of cable television news."

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin and CNN host Lou Dobbs, both critics of illegal immigration, may not believe in the existence of an actual plot to retake the American Southwest, but both have talked about the reconquista theory as an example of the extreme rhetoric of some Hispanic organizations and pro-immigrant groups.

Charlie Norwood, a congressman from Georgia who died earlier this year, appeared to accept the conspiracy at face value, accusing the National Council of La Raza, a mainstream Washington advocacy group, of acting as a front organization for the "radical racist group" MEChA, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan.

In an article last year for the conservative newspaper Human Events, he complained of a grant La Raza made to MEChA, which he said was seeking "to carve a racist nation out of the American West."

"It doesn't end with secession," Norwood wrote. "The final plan includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African and Asian descent out of `Aztlan.'"

Aztec folklore puts Aztlan in northern Mexico, possibly along its western coast. Other accounts place it farther north in what is now Arizona, Colorado or New Mexico.

Mexico's huge territorial losses were a result of defeat in the Mexican-American War. The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceded what are now California, Utah and Nevada, and parts of present-day Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming, to the United States.

Anti-immigration critics often cite a MEChA manifesto, written in 1969 and filled with nationalist rhetoric, as proof the organization has a hidden agenda.

(MEXICA MOVEMENT NOTE: Mexica Movement does NOT advocate the error-filled concept of "Aztlan." We promote the continental unity of Anahuac, as a single Indigenous Nation. A nation composed of all our Nican Tlaca, Indigenous People.)

"Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans," the manifesto reads. "With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture."

Marcos Zamora, chairman of MEChA's California State University, Northridge, branch, said those documents should be understood in historical context: "People were really radical back then." The organization's main mission now is to promote higher education for underprivileged youth, he said.

Many prominent Hispanics, like Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, were once members of MEChA, and that only convinces some anti-immigration critics that the radicals are taking over.

Cecilia Munoz, senior vice president for La Raza, said the accusations of a radical separatist agenda are "a little like accusing the NAACP of being the Black Panthers."

"We've been trying to play by the rules and have a polite policy debate about how to reform immigration," she said. "And everybody else has got their gloves off and is hitting below the belt."

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