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Coca Cola's pro-multiculturalism, anti-American "America the Beautiful" video ads - 02/03/14

... U.S. Statements like that are Reconquista 101. Bear in mind that both the ad and the behind-the-scenes video were no doubt watched hundreds of times by top Coca Cola executives and marketers, and they decided to leave that in. Later in the video, a woman part of a group that identified themselves as Arab-American says: "We don't get to pick and choose whether America is diverse or not, it is...

Piers Morgan is incapable of discrediting even John Leguizamo's absurd immigration ideas (CNN, Ice Age: Continental Drift) - 07/13/12

... friend. See also Barack Obama's Reconquista 101 and the entries on the Robert Erickson, reconquista, and liberal racism pages. The goal here wasn't to show how an airhead comic is wrong, it's to point out just how weak CNN is. Morgan could have easily raised some of the points above, but either wasn't able or wasn't willing. Instead, he said nothing against Leguizamo's absurd statements (...

Will California declare state-level immigration amnesty? (Opportunity and Prosperity Act, illegal aliens) - 12/03/11

No, California won't be declaring its own, state-level amnesty for illegal aliens. While Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes and others are trying to put an initiative on the ballot ("California Opportunity and Prosperity Act") that would attempt to declare such an amnesty (link), such an initiative has nearly zero chance of passing. Some notes: 1. Fuentes' plan would be an initiative. That means that he...

Jorge Ramos: most Californians support Mexico over U.S. in soccer; US is "latinizing" - 06/26/11

... replied to Ramos even referenced reconquista [3]. As for what you can do about this, see how to reduce illegal immigration. And, when an American politician is going to be interviewed by Ramos (see his name's link above), suggest they talk to him about that "latinization". In English. -------------------- [1] link: It was imperfectly odd. It was strangely unsettling. It was uniquely American. On...

Obama flames reconquista at Hispanic Caucus, gets history, Declaration of Independence wrong - 09/19/10

... nowhere else, Barack Obama flamed reconquista sentiments. Speaking at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event recently he did it again. He also got history wrong and left "by their Creator" out of the Declaration of Independence. On the video at peekURL.com/vrbi8hy Obama says: ...long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. From British to French, to Dutch...

Rachel Maddow smear: Jan Brewer, SB1070, and CCA private prisons (Arizona, Morgan Loew) - 09/07/10

... originated a bill intended to prevent reconquista-style classes from being taught in the public schools, and Brewer signed that bill as well. Would Maddow like to claim that CCA stood to profit from that? How about the two dozen or so other states that are considering Arizona-style immigration bills; did CCA get to them too? What Maddow gets right is that this is political: some politicians are...

Roland Martin's reconquista rant (CNN) - 08/10/10

... reasons - Martin goes off on a reconquista rant:

Clueless: Nick Gillespie can't see problems with massive illegal immigration (Mickey Kaus, Reason Magazine) - 06/04/10

... ask, "so you do worry about a reconquista". Then, he asks, "do we worry about Germany taking back America." Kaus then points out that, of course, Germany isn't next door. There's also the matter that Mexico used to own the U.S. southwest, and the fact that in a Zogby poll, 58% of Mexicans said that the U.S. Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. (Regarding general anti-U.S. sentiment, see this...

Laura Wides-Munoz of AP's noxious racial bean-counting (does Obama discriminate against white males in cabinet?) - 12/21/09

Laura Wides Munoz of the Associated Press offers a noxious bit of racial bean-counting in "Obama naming Hispanics to top posts at record pace" (link):

Liberals cheer racism, repudiation of U.S. sovereignty at tea party protest by Nick Espinosa (Daniel Tencer) - 11/16/09

Daniel Tencer of RawStory offers "Tea partiers punk’d into supporting removal of white people from US" (rawstory.com/2009/11/tea-partiers-punked-white-people video at peekURL.com/v5h3vrp). Both the underlying story and his treatment of it are explicitly anti-American: A speaker at an anti-immigration rally in Minneapolis this past weekend got the crowd to support more than just the deportation of...

Creeping condominium: L.A. Mexican consulate working with governments, non-profits (Anna Gorman) - 07/23/09

... that's just a conspiracy theory ("reconquista"), but there are currently border areas and the like that are under shared control between other countries. And, there doesn't have to be an actual conspiracy, all things have to do is proceed as they are now. With that in mind, Anna Gorman of the Los Angeles Times offers "Mexican Consulate in L.A. takes proactive role in guiding immigrants to social...

DHS "Domestic Extremism Lexicon" includes wider range of groups - 05/01/09

... the end. They give a hat tip to reconquista extremists in "Mexican separatism": A movement of groups or individuals of Mexican descent who advocate the secession of southwestern U.S. states (all or part of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas) to join with Mexico through armed struggle. Members do not recognize the legitimacy of these U.S. states, including the U.S. Government’s original...

Fmr CO state Sen. Polly Baca tells American: "Go back to Europe" - 04/08/09

Polly Baca is a former Colorado state senator and a supporter of illegal immigration who is/was linked into the Western Union gravy train and who served as the spokeswoman for a pro-illegal immigration group headed by Federico Pena. After Chris Romer's recent attempt to give in-state tuition to illegal aliens failed, she posted about it on her Facebook page. Subsequently, an Air Force veteran...

Lawrence Downes /NYT: strongly supports illegal activity, has mental issues - 03/19/09

Lawrence Downes of the New York Times offers "Notes From the Immigration Battlefield" (link). Like his earlier article (here, update here), it shows that he very strongly supports illegal immigration and thereby all of its associated illegal activity. And, the article shows that he has mental issues. Specifically, he views white people (presumably including himself) as inherently bad, and those...

Barack Obama's Reconquista 101: "they didn't cross the border, the border crossed them", Indians aren't immigrants - 08/18/08

... his quotes are straight out of Reconquista 101, and trying to find loopholes in and complaining about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is a favorite pasttime of hundreds of minor extremists, with the TGH forming a major part of their lore. Sentiments like his are rarely expressed by those considered mainstream; the closest I'm aware of are Dolores Huerta and a LULAC official, and both of them...

Judy Bachrach/Vanity Fair smears Lou Dobbs - 08/08/08

Freelance writer and Vanity Fair contributor Judy Bachrach offers a smear of Lou Dobbs in "Lou Doubts" (poder360.com/article_detail.php?id_article=549). It's yet another example of the illegal activity-supporting establishment trying to reduce his influence in order to profit from illegal activity in one way or another. It's not clear whether the article already appeared in VF, whether it will...

John McCain at National Council of La Raza convention (charter schools, immigration "reform") - 07/14/08

... schools funded by La Raza is has a "reconquista" nature, the Academia Semillas del Pueblo. See this for more on some others. Does McCain know the nature of those schools? Does he care? He then reiterates that he supports amnesty: I don't want to fail again to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. We must prove we have the resources to secure our borders and use them, while respecting the...

Obama, McCain, Clinton at LULAC convention (illegal immigration supporters; reconquista quote) - 07/07/08

... sentiments are straight out of Reconquista 101, and both candidates (and Hillary) should be asked why they're speaking to such a group. Please go to one of their public appearances, read that quote, and then ask them to renounce LULAC. McCain will appear at their "Diversity Luncheon" tomorrow; the "Open Dialogue with Obama" will be later that day. Hillary will speak on Friday. On Wednesday there...

MALDEF: Truth in Immigration website - 03/21/08

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), has launched a new website called "Truth in Immigration" (truthinimmigration.org). Per this: John Trasvina, president of Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said Thursday the airwaves are dominated by anti-immigrant sentiment.

Peter Prengaman, Travis Loller spin "reconquista" - 09/07/07

... those that favor some form of "reconquista" and those who oppose them and tries to downplay the influence that those favoring "reconquista" have. On the other hand, it's good to see the AP at least acknowledging that such sentiments exist and publicizing them.

Book: "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista" - 07/17/07

... called "Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista": Now, courtesy of former Navy SEAL Matthew Bracken, comes the American version [of Camp of the Saints] - a portrait of the apocalypse Bracken fears will overtake America thanks to undocumented immigration from the south.

LULAC, Raza radicals: Senate bill "unworkable", "this is our land!", "border crossed us" - 05/20/07

... version, and perhaps even utter "reconquista" style statements. It looks like he's got his wish. From this: [Jaime P. Martinez, national treasurer of the League of United Latin American Citizens] preached from the podium of a small chapel at Primera Baptist Church flanked by U.S. and Mexican flags, his message one of defiance - not of turning the other cheek. "We must not sell out, and we...

Meet Fabian Nunez, Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chair - 05/12/07

On this uninteresting April 30 video (youtube.com/watch?v=kUvnyf8qzk8), you can see Hillary Clinton introduced by California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, one of her campaign's co-chairs. Meanwhile, back in the 90's, Nunez was just a bit more radical than that video might suggest. On this video (youtube.com/watch?v=FgbCB8QlQWw) from an anti-Proposition 187 rally in Los Angeles: Fabian Nunez is...

May Day 2007 illegal alien marches odds and ends - 05/01/07

Good crowd shots, including a Mexica Movement banner, lots of red and a sign saying "{peace sign} does not require intelligence": http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/05/197741.php Good people shots with poor resolution: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/05/197721.php Hyped up recounts of the MacArthur Park riot: http://la.indymedia.org/news

Los Angeles illegal immigration march turns violent - 05/01/07

Per Eric Leonard on KFI, the second, more militant illegal immigration march in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles has turned violent, with protesters throwing rocks at police, and the police responding with rubber bullets. A couple reporters were hit by the bullets. Breaking... UPDATE: UPI says: Witnesses said police wearing riot gear and wielding batons gave no warning before firing at rally...

Doug McIntyre (KABC) sued by LAUSD "reconquista" charter school - 04/18/07

... and which allegedly teaches a "reconquista" curriculum - is suing KABC-AM radio host Doug McIntyre for slander. While I haven't seen it, the description makes the lawsuit seem incredibly weak: "McIntyre implemented a premeditated scheme to bring down the school at all costs because the school e

Geraldo Rivera's reconquista rant - 03/23/07

Geraldo Rivera is half Jewish, half Puerto Rican (Spanish). He hasn't let that stand in his way of standing in solidarity with the indigenous people to whom he has no bond otherwise, such as by supporting illegal immigration and penning a new screed at his site called "GOP Immigration Extremists". In case it disappears, you can read excerpts here. Discussing it in depth would be worth even less...

Alan Colmes, immigration lightweight - 12/06/06

... & Colmes tonight to discuss reconquista matters. He needs to learn to filibuster a bit better, because liberal lightweight Alan Colmes was able to keep interrupting him and at the end mocked him over his mention of the North American Union. At the appropriate moment (after Colmes had disputed his statement that the majority of Mexicans thing this is rightfully their land), IW should have...

Democratic Texas/Mexico/Aztlan flyer confirmed? - 10/21/06

I'm sure you all remember this classic: That flyer - showing Texas and Mexico rejoined - was supposedly passed out at the April 9, 2006 illegal immigration march in Dallas. At the time, I wondered whether it was a real poster or a fake. Now, someone has sent an email to one Sarah from dallasdemocrats.org and says they've received the following reply: "Yes it is likely one that we produced. I can...

George Bush, the reconquista president (Mexican flag waving video) - 10/16/06

In 2004, the Bush reelection campaign mailed out a video to Latinos, and the article "Bush's Immigration Message Undermines His Message on Terrorism" informs us that you can see it here.

Peter Bagge is an idiot (Reason Magazine open borders cartoon) - 10/12/06

... believe how much traction this "Reconquista" conspiracy theory gets, given that only a handful of lunatics with incoherent websites are advocating it [picture is of sweating blogger viewing aztlan.net-style website] Why would any Mexican immigrant want the place he just moved to become [sic] part of the economic basketcase he just fled from? Several prominent Mexican-"American" politicians are...

Democrats vs. assimilation - 10/06/06

Yesterday, Arnold Schwarzenegger issued yet another "controversial" statement, this one about Mexican immigrants assimilating. I had two initial thoughts: a) I'm not carrying Arnold's water anymore, and b) few could quibble with his pro-American comments that are similar to ones stated by leading academics.

NCLR Michelle Waslin on assimilation and patriotism - 09/10/06

... leaders should condemn the radical reconquista movement, La Raza says that is like asking them to "prove [their] loyalty to this country." ...Leave aside for a moment how asking a Latino civil-rights organization to condemn an anti-American message being promulgated by "radicals" -- as we clearly identified them in the editorial -- "dishonors every Hispanic who has served" in the U.S....

Maywood SOS protest, Round Two - 08/30/06

There are already four updates to the post about the SOS protest in Maywood CA that saw a Mexican flag being raised over a U.S. Post Office, and the updates keep coming. The L.A.

Mexican flag raised over Maywood, CA (SOS protest) - 08/26/06

The Save Our State group held an anti-illegal immigration protest in Maywood, California earlier today. According to various posts in their forums (1,2) there were allegedly a few incidents, including: - An elderly couple being swarmed and having to go into an auto parts store and then be escorted out by police to avoid the crowd...

Los Angeles Times on Aztlan; LAT now 10% more American - 07/07/06

The Los Angeles Times' David Kelly offers the slightly balanced report "Vision That Inspires Some and Scares Others: Aztlan". This is actually a step up for the Times: instead of simply apologizing militant Chicano attempts to reclaim "their" land away, they offer a somewhat more balanced view.

Brad DeLong deletes comments - 07/07/06

... attempt to claim that there's no reconquista movement, however loosely constructed it is. Do they think people will just believe what they say without doing any research? Do they hope to have any credibility remaining after people do that research? All you have to do is google a few related terms, and you'll find a ton of evidence, questionable statements, and questionable links. For instance,...

1996: "Building Aztlan: Chicano Movement Springs Back to Life" (187flashback) - 07/03/06

... interesting article for MEChA/reconquista apologists. Building Aztlan: Chicano Movement Springs Back to Life Rodriguez, Roberto. Black Issues in Higher Education Reston:Apr 4, 1996. Vol. 13, Iss. 3, p.

May Day illegal immigration march/boycott: the supporters - 04/28/06

Who supports the May 1 illegal immigration boycott and/or the marches on that day?

Reconquista introduction, video - 04/17/06

... com/archives/individual/2006_04/008581.php) could understand: La reconquista, a radical movement calling for Mexico to "reconquer" America's Southwest, has stepped out of the shadows at recent immigration-reform protests nationwide as marchers held signs saying, "Uncle Sam Stole Our Land!" and waved Mexico's flag. Even as organizers urged marchers to display U.S. flags, the theme of...