We Can Stop The Hate: Mexico-linked groups try silencing opponents of illegal immigration

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The extremist-funding National Council of La Raza has started a new effort called We Can Stop The Hate (wecanstopthehate.org) which is attempting to silence those who support our immigration laws by highlighting what they call examples of "hate". Three of their cohorts in the effort have at least indirect links to the Mexican government. Note that that government has explicitly stated that they're going to be using U.S. non-profits to push their agenda, but whether they're involved in the effort isn't known.

The groups involved:

* Anti-Defamation League
* Center for American Progress
* Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
* Media Matters for America (has received money from George Soros)
* Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
* Southern Poverty Law Center

Their targets include Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan, and others, and a video from them is here.

The easy way to defeat their effort is to go to public appearances by their representatives and ask them about their constituent groups' links to the Mexican government and whether they're receiving any help from that government. And, engage them in a debate designed to show that they're lying about "hate" and just trying to use it as a smokescreen for their support for illegal activity.

UPDATE: See the related entries Ariel Alexovich/New York Times lies about Tom Tancredo, misleads about NCLR and Janet Murguia/National Council of La Raza: throw the First Amendment away to protect illegal immigration?

UPDATE 2: The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) supports the campaign (link).

UPDATE 3: See National Council of La Raza gave award to racist professor ("eliminate the gringo", Jose Angel Gutierrez)

UPDATE 4: The American Jewish Committee has joined their campaign.

Comments

Obviously there are a million comments which could be made about that video. One thing I noticed is that the ADL woman conflates criticism of the Mexican government with criticism of Mexican illegal aliens. They are NOT the same. This is especially true in regard to the 'conspiracy' portion. While I've seen poll data which shows that a majority of Mexican nationals believe the Southwest U.S. is rightfully the territory of Mexico and that Mexicans do not need the permission of the U.S. to enter, the conspiracy, if you want to characterize it as such, more like open conspiracy, has to do with the Mexican GOVERNMENT. THAT is who Michelle Malkin specifically criticizes in the video! She is against what the GOV is doing with consulates. That's legitimate criticism of a government and its policy and has NOTHING to do with 'hate' as they try to portray it. Has this ADL woman never heard the many “the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders” statements? OK, how about page 101 of his book where Vicente Fox writes: "I proposed a 'NAFTA Plus' plan to President Bush and Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien to move us toward a single continental economic union, modeled on the European example." Newsflash: they aren't exactly begging the significant % of their people who go to the U.S. to stay in Mexico. Quite the contrary. What I can't stand about these types of groups is that they try to chill speech even when it concerns legitimate policy issues which desperately need to be discussed and debated. This is HORRIBLE for democracy. For instance, they got O'Reilly repeating a statistic that we will have 10% more people in 10 years, for the most part foreign born. This is because the birthrate is close to replacement rate. So why is this in a Stop Hate video? Population growth connects to immigration, so discussion of population growth now falls into their 'off limits' category along with immigration. You can't discuss population growth either without getting accused of hate. Same goes for ecology and conservation if you utter a word about population growth and/or immigration. Because population growth is related to immigration, some mostly left wing Sierra Club members were lumped in with right wing extremists and smeared by the SPLC as racists because they dared raise population growth and immigration as environmental issues.