MEXICA MOVEMENT IN ACTION

DEFENDING ZAPATA

TRUE WARRIORS FIERCELY DEFEND THEIR PEOPLE

AND INTELLIGENTLY CONFRONT

TRAITORS AND THE ENEMIES OF THEIR PEOPLE

SEE PICTURES OF THE YEAR LONG PROTEST click here

BETTER TO LIVE AND DIE FIGHTING FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANAHUAC

THAN TO LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AS A SLAVE OF THE EUROPEANS!

THIS WAS OUR FIRST ARTICLE DOCUMENTING OUR PICKETING OF DISNEYLAND, FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

     

 

HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY ABOUT OUR PROTESTS AT DISNEYLAND

NOTE THEIR RIDICULE OF OUR PROTEST.  SEE FURTHER DOWN OUR SUCCESS ON THIS CAMPAIGN.

     

HERE IN THE ORANGE COUNTY WEEKLY A VENDIDO RIDICULES OUR PROTESTS. 

A YEAR LATER WE PROVED WHO THE FOOL REALLY WAS.  WE STOPPED THE MOVIE FROM BEING MADE. 

THEY’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!

LETTER FROM MEXICA MOVEMENT

After reading your paper’s misinformed and racist attack on our organization, it makes us happy to know that Nick Schou and Gustavo Arellano are not consultants or fact checkers for Disney Studios on the proposed film on the life of Emiliano Zapata ("Vendido Zapata," April 13)! First, your writers’ idea that any Spanish-speaking actor is good enough to play Emiliano Zapata is both racist and ignorant. Imagine a blond, Germanic, Argentine, Spanish-speaker playing Zapata? A lot of Hollywood makeup, and you have an instant race change. Ludicrous idea, huh?! If you don’t understand that, then how about Brad Pitt playing Malcolm X. Isn’t that racist? Still not racist, huh?! Maybe you have a different definition of what racist is. How about just plain wrong, like a descendant of Benedict Arnold playing George Washington.

Second, we have now been picketing Disneyland for six weeks, not only March 10, and we will continue to be there every Saturday until Disney kills this racist project. We are prepared to be there for years if it is necessary. [NOTE:  WE ENDED UP PICKETING FOR OVER A YEAR]

Third, we never have said that Antonio Banderas is racist. We have said that Disney is racist and that it has had a history of being racist. That is a simple fact. Ask Michael Eisner, the current head of Disney. Ask him if Disney Studios ever discriminated against Jews.

Fourth, in reference to Zapata as being part of "a comfortable and influential rural clan in the central Mexican state of Morelos" and therefore he could not be indigenous: Why would that exclude him from being indigenous? Why would that stop him from being a Nahuatl-speaker? Why would that exclude him from being full-blood? Have you been reading those Disney fantasy history books like the ones that produced Pocahontas and The Emperor’s New Groove? The ignorance on this item is unbelievable.

Fifth, using Carlos Fuentes as a source on Emiliano Zapata is equivalent to using the KKK as a source for the civil-rights movement. [FUENTES IS A NOTORIOUS RACIST AGAINST THINGS MEXICAN, BUT HE MAKES HIS LIVING OFF OF MEXICAN CULTURE]

Sixth, you write: "Zapata was not an Indian but a mestizo—-a Mexican of mixed Spanish and Indian heritage." Zapata was not from India! Zapata was not living in Spain! Zapata was not a Spaniard with some indigenous blood! Zapata was a Mexican! Zapata was indigenous! Zapata was a hero for our people!

Finally, this lessening of the efforts and work that we are doing belittles our community. This fact could have been checked by calling us. We were not interviewed for your article. Maybe facts are not that important to you.

There were many other lies, false characterizations and distortions printed in your attack on the work of our movement, but suffice it to say that we view this attack as part of the New Racism that masks its hideous face with witless sarcasm and false facts.

Olin Tezcatlipoca
Mexica Movement

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Nick Schou and Gustavo Arellano respond: We would have been happy to include the Mexica Movement’s comments in our story, but no representative of the group returned our many phone calls. [THIS IS A TOTAL LIE.  WE HAVE AN ANSWERING MACHINE.  NO CALLS WERE MADE TO US . THIS VENDIDO SHOULD BE FIRED FOR BEING SUCH A LIAR] Suffice it to say that nothing in this letter refutes anything in the article, and the things it might appear to refute (Banderas as a racist?) didn’t appear in the article. If Tezcatlipoca wants to believe that Emiliano Zapata was a full-blooded indigenous person, that’s his right—but it’s a view of history as absurd as anything in a Disney cartoon. So is comparing Carlos Fuentes to the KKK.

Personally, we have very low expectations of any Disney movie; we also think an actor like Esai Morales would make a much better Zapata than Banderas. But we’re talking about a Disney flick, not a conspiracy to deny the fact that indigenous people up and down the Americas have been fucked over for the past 500 years—sometimes by their own people.

 

 

     
 

THIS IS A CLOSER LOOK

AT THE CIRCLED ARTICLE ABOVE:

 

THE ARTICLE BELOW IS FROM LA OPINION IN LOS ANGELES

 

THIS IS AN ARTICLE FROM THE LOS ANGELES WEEKLY

THAT CONFIRMS OUR VICTORY OVER DISNEY STUDIOS.  THE IRONIC PART WAS THAT THIS ISSUE OF LA WEEKLY WAS COVERING HOW MEXICAN CINEMA WAS PRODUCING GREAT NEW ACTORS.

 

 

 

HERE'S THE MAIN POINT:  THEY REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAD STOPPED THEIR FILM.  TO THIS DAY THEY HAVE YET TO RESPOND TO US.

YES, AFTER OVER A YEAR OF PROTESTS THEY DECIDED THAT THE 10 MILLION DOLLARS THAT HAD BEEN PAID UP FROM TO BANDERAS COULD BE FORGOTTEN.  THEY SAW THAT WE WERE DETERMINED TO CONFRONT THEM WHEN THE FILM WOULD COME OUT.  BAD PUBLICITY IS NOT WHAT DISNEY NEEDS.

THANK YOU TO THOSE FEW OF YOU WHO STOOD WITH US IN DEFEATING THIS RACIST KINGDOM.

 

Last updated August 24, 2005


FACTS  Y O U   S H O U L D   K N O W !


MEXICA    Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, and Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521).  Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation.  The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman.  Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation.  Mexica does not negate Maya or Huichol or Comanche or Shoshone or any of our other Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) civilizations or cultures.  Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.


ANAHUAC    Anahuac (Ah-nah-wak) is the true name of our nation. We are all part of the Anahuac civilization that gave us the Olmeca, Zapoteca, Teotihuacan-Toltec, Maya and Mexica civilizations. The Mexica part of our Anahuac heritage is how we can reconstruct ourselves as a Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) nation, as the Anahuac Nation. We have historic, cultural, linguistic, and racial factors that make us one Anahuac nation, which includes all of our civilizations and cultures. The Mexica heritage gives us a history, language, theology, and study base from which we can rebuild all of our Anahuac heritage.  We are a beautiful mosaic of civilizations and cultures throughout this whole continent that Europeans call "America".  But this is not "America", this is Anahuac.


NICAN TLACA    Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying "We the people here", in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call "the Western Hemisphere") and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is falsely called "North America"). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the "Western Hemisphere".  We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India.  We are also not "Native American" because we are not related to Amerigo Vespucci, nor do we accept the concept of "Native" because it is always used in a derogatory manner.  Notice how there are no "Native" Europeans.

NOT MESTIZO    Mestizo is a racist term imposed on us by the Europeans.  Mestizo (Mixed-blood)as an identity denies us our full humanity, it enslaves us to the European world.  Full-blood or Mixed-blood we are still Nican Tlaca. Being Mixed-blood (so-called Mestizo) does not stop us from being Nican Tlaca, no matter how "white" one looks. The shades and physical looks of our Mixed-blood people are just scars from the rape of our nation. The scars do not define us! Our history, our heritage, and our continent ARE what defines us.


"CENTRAL AMERICA"    "Central America" was artificially created in 1823. Before that date we were all part of Anahuac. Anahuac includes Mexico, "Central America", Canada and the so-called U.S. We are not "Central Americans", therefore we use that term it quotes to reject it; while at the same time we know that most of our people are ignorant to its racist and colonial terms and that is the only way that they will know what we are talking about.  Much like us using the English or Spanish language, we use them in order to communicate with our people but we know that they are not our languages.  If we wrote the whole website just in Nahuatl or Maya the majority of our people would not understand a word of our website.


NOT HISPANIC    Hispanics are the Spaniards, the people of Spain. We are not Spaniards! We are Mexica! We are the people of Anahuac.  We are the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people) of this continent, the true owners of this continent.  We are not Spaniards or the property of Spain.  Calling ourselves "Hispanic" denies us our true Nican Tlaca Anahuac identity, history and heritage. It enslaves us to the interests of the "Spanish" white world. Calling our people Hispanic is racist.  Calling our people Hispanic is like calling the African descent people in the U.S. Britannic because they have British names and because they speak English.

NOT LATINO    Latinos are the Latins: Southern Europeans--the Spaniards, French, and Portuguese. Calling ourselves "Latino" makes us cultural slaves of Europeans. Like Hispanic, Latino is cultural suicide. It is cultural genocide. It betrays our true Nican Tlaca ancestors.

NOT RAZA    "Raza" is not an identity. "Raza" is basically the same thing as using the Eurocentric term "Mestizo"--it takes pride in Spanish blood (what little or nothing that we may have) and puts shame in our Nican Tlaca blood and culture. Calling ourselves "Raza" is a way of saying, "I'm not an 'Indio', I have some, mostly, Spanish blood". In Mexico "Dia de la Raza" is celebrated on October 12---Columbus Day. Imagine that! We are celebrating the rape of our mothers, the rape of our nation, the enslavement of our people.


EUROPEAN, WHITE AND CRIOLLO are basically the same thing. These are "White" people who are on our continent. Europeans can call themselves "Canadian" or "American" but their homeland is still Europe and they are still trespassing on our continent. A Criollo is someone of "authentic Spanish-European" descent who is still on our land exploiting our people, our resources and our wealth. GENOCIDE as defined by Raphael Lemkin, "...is the planned annihilation [killing] of a national [Mexican] or racial group by a variety of actions [biological warfare, oppression, enslavement] aimed at undermining the foundations essential to the survival of the group [Nican Tlaca of Anahuac] as a group.

MEXICA MOVEMENT is leading the way with actions that defend our people, actions that provide a vision for the liberation of our people, actions that confront the racism against us and the occupation of our continent by Europeans. We declare ourselves independent from the Hispanic-Latino European colonialism and racism that has enslaved us for over 500 years.


THINGS YOU SHOULD DO!

1) Study this document and go to our website for more information:  www.mexica-movement.org

2) Read the recommended books listed below under BIBLIOGRAPHY.


3) If you can't get your books from your local library buy them from the powells.com


4) Share your knowledge! Make good quality copies of this material and pass it on.

5) Study the materials and the website. If you live in the Los Angeles area call us at (323) 981-0352 so you can visit us, join us in activities, or to become a supporter. You can also donate money to support our movement (we are a non-profit organization).


6) Once you understand our philosophy, and you have found the courage to change your life, become a part of the Mexica Movement.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Read in this order, please)

1 Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

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

CHRONOLOGY AND OTHER REFERENCES:

10 Latin America: From Colonization To Globalization by Noam Chomsky

11 Encyclopedia of World History 6th Edition by Peter Stam

12 Oxford Atlas of History 2002 by Oxford Press

13 Course of Mexican History by Michael C. Meyer and William L. Sherman

14 Oxford History of Mexico 2000 by Michael Meyer and William Beezley

15 In the Language of Kings by Miguel Leon-Portilla

16 Skywatchers by Anthony F. Aveni

17 Flayed God (out of print) by Roberta and Peter Markman




© COPYRIGHT 2002-2005 Olin Tezcatlipoca

Last updated August 24, 2005