There are four identifiable organisation promoting the radical "hispanic" lobby: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican
American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and the National Council of La Raza (La
Together LULAC, MALDEF MEChA and La Raza are politically active throughout the United States and are largely concentrating their efforts in the
Southwest States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
I placed the term "Hispanic" in quotations because it is devoid of any meaning other than to categorise the Spanish-speaking people of the Western
Hemisphere into one group regardless of their country of origin.
It does not denote a racial, ethnic, linguistic, or cultural group. It is an artificial term created to maximise political power for extremist
elements within the Spanish-speaking minority.
The "Hispanic" category serves two political functions. Domestically, it is to create a "Hispanic nation" within the United States, inflate the
numerical size of that "nation", assert that that "nation" has historically been a victim of white oppression, and insure such "nationals"
become beneficiaries of all affirmative action programs. Internationally, it is to legitimize and maintain "Hispanic" power and privilege in the 18
countries of the Western Hemisphere dominated by Spanish-speakers.
From this artifical term they get their shared "identity".
After "identity," the next shared core belief of LULAC, MALDEF, MEChA, and La Raza is "history." What is presented as history, however, is a
series of halftruths and total falsehoods to advance the "Hispanic" claim that "we were here first."
A claim officially promoted by the U.S. government...
In the introduction to "We the American Hispanics"- part of the Census Bureau’s "We the American" series which provides a separate demographic
profile for Blacks, "Hispanics," Asians, Pacific Islanders, American
Indians, even the Foreign Born but not for European-Americans - the Census Bureau proclaims: "Our ancestors were among the early explorers and
settlers of the New World. In 1609, 11 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, our Mestizo (Indian and Spanish) ancestors settled in what
is now Santa Fe, New Mexico."
This statement is remarkable not only for the breadth of its falsehood but also for its injection of a subtle anti-Southern prejudice into its overall
anti-European-American message. The first permanent English settlement in the New World was not Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, but Jamestown,
Virginia in 1607. The settlement of Jamestown predates that of Santa Fe by more than two years.
The history of the region is of course open to interpretation (as is all history for that matter) and is a result of centuries of wars and conquests
involving the Spanish and English conquerors and indigenous populations of the Western Hemisphere. The divisions and interrelationship of these groups
is complex and its history bloody.
The version of history the radical "Hispanic" lobbyists promote has changed over time.
: The League of United Latin American Citizens
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest and largest "Hispanic" organization, was established on February 17,
1929 in Corpus Christi, Texas by the merger of three rival, and often feuding, Mexican-Texan organizations - The Order Sons of America, The Knights of
America, and League of Latin American Citizens.
From 1929 through the 1950s, LULAC was a middle-class, patriotic organization of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent whose activities centered primarily
on education. Its agenda was traditional "Americanism" - Mexican-Americans must assimilate to the "Anglo" culture of the United States and acquire
proficiency in the English language. It stressed "Mexican-Americans" were "Americans," not "Mexicans." An integral part of its activities was
the promotion of U.S. citizenship and loyalty to the United States. LULAC rejected the idea the U.S. Southwest should be returned to Mexico and
opposed establishment of Spanish-language enclaves in the United States.
In 1954, LULAC supported immigration control and mass deportation of illegal aliens. Today, LULAC opposes both measures.
The post- Hernandez v. Texas metamorphosis of LULAC from a patriotic, middle class organization of U.S. citizens of Mexican descent into
today's "Hispanic" supremacist organization was due in large part to
LULAC’s need to compete with the more radical Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and National Council of La Raza (La Raza)
for influence and money.
: The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund was founded circa
1970 with $2 million in seed money from it's founders
Perhaps the most important book to examine the origin, activities, and source of funds of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
(MALDEF) is Importing Revolution: Open Borders And The Radical Agenda by William R. Hawkins.
Initially, MALDEF addressed a variety of issues ranging from education to school desegregation, voting rights to job discrimination, composition of
draft boards to legal advice for anti-Vietnam war protesters.
[Their financial founders and supporters] found this tactic unsatisfactory. The cases MALDEF was litigating were not radical enough. The [financial
founders and supporters] wanted precedent-setting cases to go before the U.S. Supreme Court whose rulings would effect the entire country. MALDEF was
duly restructured to achieve those goals. ... soon took control of virtually all important matters from where the headquarters should be located, to
the appointment of its executive director, and the type of legal cases it should pursue.
What is MALDEF's goal? According to Mario Obledo, former head of MALDEF, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who does not like it
should leave." In 1998, Obledo was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
: The National Council of La Raza (originally called the Southwest Council of La Raza) was established in 1968 with support from the
same founders and financial backers as MALDEF.
... its funding of La Raza "provides Mexican American communities and organizations with technical assistance and … has also become an
effective voice for Mexican Americans and other Hispanics." La Raza operates a Policy Analysis Center, which it claims is "the pre-eminent
Hispanic 'think tank'" and uses its "findings" to lobby for, among other policies, affirmative action, bilingual education, mass immigration,
and more "hate crimes" laws.
On its website, www.nclr.org, La Raza claims to be "the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization, serving all Hispanic nationality
groups in all regions of the country…[with] over 200 formal affiliates who together serve 37 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia…and
a broader network of more than 20,000 groups and individuals nationwide - reaching more than two million Hispanics annually."
: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
Founded in 1969, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) is the youngest of the four "Hispanic" organizations. It is also the most
unabashedly racist and its pronouncements the most incendiary. Reconquista: The Takeover of America, prepared and published by the California
Coalition for Immigration Reform in 1997, documents the truth about MEChA by quoting what the founders and supporters of this organization have said.
The first chapter of MEChA, called "El Plan de AZTLAN," was established at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1969. Other chapters
eventually were formed at other colleges and even at high schools. "According to Miguel Carillo, a Chula Vista High School teacher, there are MEChA
chapters at over 90 percent of the high schools in San Diego and Los Angeles." Money facilitated this rapid growth.
What is MEChA's goal? According to the author:
The goal of MEChA, however, is an independent "Aztlan," the collective name this organization gives to the seven States of the U.S. Southwest -
Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. According Miguel Perez of MEChA, at Cal State Northridge: "When asked his
preference of government, he replied, 'Communism would be closest. Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled…opposition groups would be quashed
because you have to keep the power.'" As one of MEChA's mission statements declares: "This is revolution at its basic level, moving the people
["Hispanics"] to confrontational politics…"
and MEChA advisor, Rodolfo Acuña — who previously stated "the (demise) of the Soviet Union was a tragedy for us" and "Chicanos have to get a lot
more militant about defending our rights" - proclaimed "anyone who’s supporting 209 is a racist and anybody who supports 187 is a racist… you
are living in Nazi U.S. We can’t let them take us to those intellectual ovens." Not surprisingly four months after those and other incendiary
statements were uttered, a MEChA representative during a rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall publicly declared; "When the people in this building
don’t listen to the demands of our community, it's time to burn it down!"
This was not an empty threat. In 1993, in order to advance their demand for full department status for Chicano Studies at UCLA, MEChA spearheaded a
riot that destroyed half a million dollars worth of campus property.
MEChA spreads its message of hate through campus newspapers such as El Popo, Aztlan News, Chispas, Gente de Aztlan (UCLA), Voz Fronteriza (UC at San
Diego), La Voz Mestiza (UC at Irvine), and La Voz Berkeley. MEChA's hatred extends to any "Hispanic"-American who is loyal to the United
So we have four well-funded and well-organised political activist groups who according to the author promote an independent "nation" of Aztlan,
organise groups for demonstrations and promote and support legislative/legal actions. So who is behind these groups? Who funds them?
The answer is somewhat surprising...
... the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the Movimiento
Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and the National Council of La Raza (La Raza) have separate corporate identities and histories. What is unique
about both MALDEF and La Raza is that they are the creations of the Ford Foundation, which remains one of their principal sources of funding.
Funding for LULAC's activities are derived from corporations such as AT&T, and, unlike the other "Hispanic" groups, membership dues.
After MALDEF was established by "seed money," the Ford Foundation then awarded the organization a five-year grant in excess of $2 million. MALDEF
was a creation of the Ford Foundation in more ways than just funding. The Ford Foundation soon took control of virtually all important matters.
MALDEF obtains the funding to support its activities primarily from corporations in particular AT&T and IBM, and philanthropic foundations. For the
period 1991-1995, the total amount of "gifts, grants and contributions" to MALDEF was over $17 million. Between 1996 and 1998, MALDEF received over
nine million dollars from just three foundations: the vast majority, over six million dollars from the Ford Foundation, $1,200,000 from Carnegie
Corporation, and another $1,525,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation.
The National Council of La Raza was established in 1968 with support from the Ford Foundation and was originally called the Southwest Council of La
Where does La Raza get the funding to support its many activities? According to its website, "the organization receives two-thirds of its funding
from corporations and foundations, and the rest from the government." For the period 1992-1996, the total amount of "gifts, grants and
contributions" to La Raza was more than $38 million, not including revenues from "government fees and contracts." Over three years, 1996-1998, La
Raza received over five million dollars from just three foundations: the majority, nearly four million dollars, from the Ford Foundation, $850,000
from the Carnegie Corporation, and another $850,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Unlike MALDEF, and La Raza, MEChA apparently does not receive funding from the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation or the Rockefeller
Money facilitated this rapid growth. Where did the money come from? As unbelievable as it sounds, according to Jacqueline Carrasco of UCLA, "Most
chapters get their budget from the (tax-funded) schools and sometimes from the associated students. Funds range from $100 to $8000 for larger schools
such as Cal State Northrop."
So the funding runs into the millions of dollars and is provided by what most people would label "the establishment" and part of the "New World
This post is based on a 16-page research article by a single author
full PDF Version
) and is the source of all the quotes. Before
accepting this at face value I'd like to see some corroborating evidence for the author's position and the facts he presents.
I'd like to enlist the help of our excellent and knowledgeable membership to either confirm or debunk these facts.
The recent emotional turmoil around the "immigration issue" is timed in my mind with the 2006 mid-term elections. The division of US voters into two
opposing camps is a classic strategy by the real governing "powers that be". In the 2004 presidential election, the homosexual "issue" was the
political wedge, now for 2006 it's immigration. I suspect that in 2008 it will be the abortion issue with the legal challenges brought by several
states and now working their way through the courts. I'm betting they will be making headlines in the run-up to the presidential election. Divide and
conquer. But I digress. Let's keep the discussion civil and see what we can find out.
I never heard of these groups and I don’t know anything about the local politics of this region. The fact that these groups are funded by the likes
of the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Foundation, corporate America (IBM, AT&T etc.), the United States government and by
extension American tax dollars
sets my conspiracy senses tingling and brings to my mind this quote:
Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow, they will be grateful. This would especially
be true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated that threatened our very existence. It is then
that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario,
individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by a world Government. ~ Henry Kissinger -
Classic "Problem-Reaction-Solution" scenario for the New World Order?
It seems to be working...
[edit on 1-4-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]
[edit on 4/1/2006 by Gools]