WHAT IS RACISM?
The following is a response from the Mexica Movement, an Indigenous rights educational organization, to the white supremacists who have the shameless audacity to call us racists.
They (the KKK, Neo-Nazis, Minutemen, white supremacist commentators on CNN and Fox TV, KABC hate radio, Anne Coulter types in the print media) say that we are racists.
They say that we are racists because we are pointing out all of the crimes that Europeans have committed against us (Nican Tlaca, all of the Indigenous people of the "Western Hemisphere") over the last 500 years, and because we dare to still claim our continent and the wealth of our lands.
They say that we hate all white people and that we should go back to being who we were for 500 years, a quiet people enslaved in ignorance to the will of white people.
They demand that we assimilate, that we melt into the "melting pot" of ethnocide, that we disappear. We are an irritating and embarrassing reminder to them of their monstrous and criminal past. They say that we should forget the past.
Meanwhile they are obsessed with their supposed Greek-Roman, Medieval-Renaissance past, because it gives them glory, pride, and a sense of accomplishments. When it comes to telling what happened after 1492 they don't want to be reminded of what they did.
First off, we do not hate white people and we do not consider all white people to be white supremacists! We know that there are good and bad people in all races. We know that a lot of good white people helped bring about a lot of the civil rights that we have today.
But we will not back off from teaching our people and the rest of the world of the great civilizations that were here before the European invasions, nor will we cease to tell of all of the crimes that were committed against us by Europeans, and continue to be committed against us.
Telling the documented historical truth (documented by Europeans themselves) and demanding that justice be done, does not constitute hate, nor is that a form of racism or supremacy on our part! There is controlled anger on our part, but only because most of us knew nothing of all of our great civilizations and of the horrible crimes that Europeans committed against us.
The crimes that we speak of are all documented by people of European descent (see bibliography at end), which include the terrorist invasions of our continent that destroyed all of our civilizations, the biological warfare that used smallpox to kill off 95% of our people (between 70 and 100 million human lives). The crimes also include the enslavement of Africans and the theft of our 100% of our land and resources (Mexico and "Central America" are still controlled by whites of Spanish descent). And that's just the tip of the iceberg of European white supremacist crimes against our people.
WHITE SUPREMACISTS WANT US TO SHUT UP ABOUT ALL THAT!
We will not shut up! We want the whole world to know that racist history, even if it does embarrass the good people of European descent.
But let's take a look at what exactly is racism.
Racism has been defined as:
the belief that one racial group is superior to another.
Europeans and European descent people are infamous worldwide for their white supremacist views. Their beliefs have brought terror, misery, and death on most of the earth for over five hundred years.
Europeans have had the belief that they have the inherent right to dominate, exploit, and oppress all people who are not white.
Europeans and their descendants have far surpassed all other human beings in their use of racism against other groups.
They have a long, violent, and immoral documented history of being a racist culture (see Nazi Germany, United States slavery and segregation, Spain's enslavements, mutilations, massacres, inquisition, and the genocide of the Indigenous people of "the Americas").
Europeans have become notorious for their extreme racism against African descent people, by kidnapping them out of Africa and forcing them into slavery and denying them their basic human rights in the United States. In South Africa and other parts of Africa they were also enslaved and made foreigners on their own land by Europeans.
Europeans have an extremely violent history of racism against all other non-white people of this planet, this includes: the Indigenous people of this continent ("Western Hemisphere"); Arabs, the Chinese and the Japanese in the U.S.; and all people who are not European on our planet.
Nordic Europeans are even more extreme in that they even discriminate against Southern Europeans and Eastern Europeans, claiming to be superior even to these fellow Europeans. And of course there is a well-documented racism by Europeans against Jews and Gypsies.
There is no other race or nation that can be said to be even 1% as guilty of racism as Europeans. Yes, Europeans (English, Spaniards, Portuguese, French, and the Dutch) have collectively committed the worst of all crimes against humanity, but they have shown no real shame, guilt, or attempt to undo their crimes.
We Nican Tlaca, the Indigenous people of this continent, do not consider ourselves superior or inferior to Europeans.
Europeans on the other hand have historically claimed to be superior to our people and to all non-white people. There is a long record of white supremacy in the form of colonial terrorist crimes against the majority non-white parts of our planet, which include the worst genocides in the history of humanity (over 70 million Indigenous people killed in the "Western Hemisphere"), the largest enslavements of human populations and the biggest thefts of land and resources that the world has ever seen.
Racism also refers to the racist practices of the self-proclaimed superior group to discriminate against other groups that they define as "inferior". Through their power, which comes from colonial theft and exploitation, they maintain their terrorist control over those that they see as the inferior group, the group with no rights to their lives, their land, their oil, their freedom, or their humanity.
Racism can also be defined as:
the belief that the ongoing European colonial occupation powers
have the naturally superior right
from any real power,
We Nican Tlaca do not control European colonials on our continent. We Nican Tlaca are not keeping "whites" from power or wealth. We do not control even one inch of European territory. Europeans are free to go to Europe and they are always going to be welcomed home to Europe.
We have no other place to go. This whole continent is our home. We have the right to migrate anywhere on our continent.
Racism has been historically promoted and justified on a massive scale by European colonial nations (Spain, Portugal, France, England, and Holland) worldwide, in the thefts of land and wealth, and the deadliest and most savage massacres, enslavements, and genocides that the world has ever seen.
European racism, white supremacy, used cowardly Nazi-like biological warfare in the 16th through the 19th centuries to kill 95% (70 to 100 million human lives) of the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) population of "the Americas", in order to take our land and the wealth of our continent. The holocaust of our people over the last 500 years has been hidden from the world, from our own people, and even from Europeans. They did all of this because they thought of us as "sub-human", that we had no rights and that Europeans had all rights to do as they pleased. This same immoral racism (white supremacy) was also demonstrated in its enslavement of our population and in the kidnapping and enslavement of Africans. European racism more recently caused the holocaust of Jews, Gypsies, and other Non-European people in Europe during World War II.
Europeans are superior to all other human beings in only two things: Racism and Genocide.
Our people have never claimed to be superior, or inferior, to Europeans; therefore we have never been racists against Europeans. We have only resisted the murderous invasions of Europeans over the last 500 years. That is not racist. That is not a crime. That is a duty. All human beings have the duty to resist the attempted murder of their nation and to resist the theft of their national territory.
For over those 500 years racist European believed that we, the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people of this continent——the present day Mexicans, "Central Americans", and "Native Americans" —who are one people divided by European colonial borders and colonial languages), are inferior to Europeans. That is by definition racism.
All of this racism is really about justifying the stealing of our continent and stealing of the wealth of our land. Racism is a way of keeping hidden the countless crimes of the last 500 years that brought the European-caused holocaust/genocide of our people and the destruction of our great civilizations and cities.
This racist cover up of an ugly and monstrous history European colonialism is a way to avoid the shame, dishonor, and guilt that should go with all of those crimes. Racism is a way for people of European descent to justify keeping all of what they have stolen from us over the last 500 years. Racism is a way of keeping the profits of the crimes of colonialism.
You will not find one example of our Nican Tlaca race ever claiming to be racially superior to the European. We did not use smallpox or other dishonorable biological warfare to kill Europeans. We did not lynch Europeans. We have not discriminated against Europeans. We did not destroy European cities or civilizations. We did not steal the wealth of the treasuries of the Europeans as Europeans did from the gold and silver treasuries of the Mexica ("Aztecs") and the Inca.
On the other hand Europeans have claimed to be superior to us for the last 500 years saying that we were sub-human with no ownership rights to our continent or to the immense wealth of our land, and no rights to our lives. What a very convenient "belief" for so-called Christians and so-called civilized people.
Europeans claim that we have no rights to our lives or our continent. They therefore get to kill us, steal from us, and leave us impoverished, enslaved to work for them, torture our humanity, terrorize our very existence, and do it all with a clear conscience because we are just not real human beings, not "White Human Beings". How convenient. How Nazi-like. How racist!
To this day we have been told that we do not have a right to choose freedom over enslavement to Europeans (in Canada, U.S., Mexico, "Central America", and the rest of our "Western Hemisphere" which is all controlled by European descent people).
WE ARE STILL COLONIZED BY EUROPEANS, EUROPEANS WHO LIVE IN AND CONTROL OUR CONTINENT.
We are told not to even dream of living without Europeans controlling our lives or without Europeans controlling the wealth of our continent. How very Christian! How very civilized! How monstrous!
WHEN YOU KEEP IN MIND THE COMPLETE DEFINITION OF RACISM
AND THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN RACISM AGAINST US,
YOU WILL SEE HOW OUTRAGEOUS AND MONSTROUS IT IS FOR RACISTS TO CALL US RACISTS.
WE ARE NOT RACISTS JUST BECAUSE WE RESIST THE TERRORISM OF EUROPEAN COLONIALISM.
AND WE ARE NOT RACISTS JUST BECAUSE WE POINT OUT THE CRIMES THAT THEY HAVE COLLECTIVLEY COMMMITTED AGAINST US OVER THE LAST 500 YEARS.
AND LASTLY, WE ARE NOT RACISTS JUST BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE
BEING SLAVES TO EUROPEANS
AND BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO BE ASSIMILATED
INTO THE DEATH OF BEING PART OF WHITE CULTURE.
WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE TRYING TO DILUTE THE POWER OF THE WORD "RACIST" BY CLAIMING THAT IT IS RACIST OF US TO POINT OUT THE MONSTROUS CRIMES THAT EUROPEANS HAVE BEEN COMMITTING AGAINST US OVER THE LAST 500 YEARS, DURING THEIR COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF OUR CONTINENT.
WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE ANGRY THAT WE ARE WAKING UP AND
THAT WE REFUSE TO LIVE AS SLAVES UNDER WHITE COLONIALISM ON OUR CONTINENT.
THEY ARE TRYING TO ERASE 500 YEARS OF CRIMES AGAINST OUR PEOPLE
BY SAYING THAT IT IS ALL IN THE PAST AND THAT WE "SHOULD GET OVER IT".
BY THAT SAME STANDARD EUROPEANS SHOULD GET OVER THE GREEKS AND ROMANS,
GET OVER JESUS CHRIST, GET OVER ALL OF THEIR PAST, LEAVE IT BEHIND, "GET OVER IT".
WOULD THEY TELL JEWISH PEOPLE TO GET OVER THE HOLOCAUST!
WELL, SOME OVERT WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE SAID THAT.
THE SNEAKY ONES KEEP QUIET IN PUBLIC.
WE ARE CHALLENGING THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS
HAVING A RIGHT TO KEEP WHAT THEY HAVE STOLEN FROM US
—— THROUGH THEIR SAVAGE CRIMES, LIES, AND IMMORAL BEHAVIOR.
AND YES, AGAIN, WE KNOW THAT NOT ALL EUROPEANS AND EUROPEAN DESCENT PEOPLE ARE RACISTS.
BUT THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MAKING THE NOISE AND
ATTACKING OUR PEOPLE, AND THAT IS WHO WE ARE REFERRING TO HERE.
BUT EVEN NON-RACIST EUROPEAN DESCENT PEOPLE
SHOULD REALIZE THAT THEY TOO ARE PROFITTING
—THAT ALL EUROPEANS ARE COLLECTIVELY BENEFITTING—
FROM 500 YEARS OF RACIST CRIMES.
THEY DO THIS BY THEIR CONTINUED OCCUPATION OF OUR CONTINENT
AND THE CONTINUED ENSLAVEMENT OF OUR POPULATION,
AND THE CONTINUED THEFT OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES,
ALL IN THE INTERESTS OF ENRICHING
THE COLONIAL EUROPEANS (WHITE PEOPLE) ON OUR CONTINENT
AND THOSE WHO REMAINED BACK IN EUROPE.
This is where we have to end it for today. We are working on a video that will better explain the lists of crimes that Europeans have committed against our people. The video will more graphically explain why European descent people can't just sit back and continue profiting from land stolen from our people. We are a people who have been enslaved to the interests of Europeans on our occupied continent for much too long.
WE HAVE WOKEN!
WE ARE DEMANDING
THAT THE TRUTH BE KNOWN
OF ALL OF THE CRIMES OF THE EUROPEANS!
WE ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE!
(Read in this order, please)
1 Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Outsell
2 Mexico by Michael Coe
3 Mexico Profundo by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla
4 American Holocaust by David E. Stannard
5 Anahuac Book by Olin Tezcatlipoca
6 Year 501 by Noam Chomsky
7 Colonizer's Model of the World by J.M. Blaut
8 Mexica Handbook by Olin Tezcatlipoca
9 Mexico's Indigenous Past by Lopez Austin and Lopez Lujan
10 American Indian Contributions to the World by Emory Dean Keoke & Kay Marie Porterfield
11 1491 by Charles Mann
CHRONOLOGY AND OTHER REFERENCES:
12 Latin America: From Colonization To Globalization by Noam Chomsky
13 Encyclopedia of World History 6th Edition by Peter Stam
14 Oxford Atlas of History 2002 by Oxford Press
15 Course of Mexican History by Michael C. Meyer and William L. Sherman
16 Oxford History of Mexico 2000 by Michael Meyer and William Beezley
17 In the Language of Kings by Miguel Leon-Portilla
18 Skywatchers by Anthony F. Aveni
19 Flayed God (out of print, get used) by Roberta and Peter Markman
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