Over 50 years ago, my grandfather built a house for his family in a small farming community in Idaho. He passed away over ten years ago, and my grandmother passed away early this year. I expect the home will be spiffed up, sold, and the proceeds divvied up among my grandparents’ nine kids. I love my grandparents’ place, and I have many wonderful memories of times spent there with family. But here’s the key point: when it is sold, the property will no longer be part of our family. Generations from now, future great and great-great-grandchildren cannot confront the future owners of the property and demand that those people get off “their land.” It will not be their land, as any claims they might once have had by way of family ties were severed when the property was sold.

This concept of losing one’s right to a property that has been sold has a direct bearing on the marching illegal immigrant masses who claim that the lands of the American Southwest were stolen from them. To those people who claim the Southwest was stolen, I point to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase.

Those Americans who march with others who claim this land was stolen are idiots. Since they are Americans, this is their land. Those marchers who are Mexican have no more claim on this land today than my future descendants will have on my grandparents’ property once it is sold. They are operating at the moral equivalent of a two-year-old’s concept of property: since I want it, it is mine.

But it’s fun to march holding a sign saying “Continente Robado” (Stolen Continent) or “All Europeans are illegal on this continent since 1492” or “If you think I’m ‘illegal’ because I’m a Mexican, learn the true history because I’m in my homeland.

More fun than being right, apparently.

Today is May Day, May 1st, 2006, the traditional day of celebration for Socialists and Communists. I remember watching the news programs on May 1st as I grew up, and seeing Soviet tanks and missiles passing by in large parades in Red Square. I’m sure the choice of May 1st as the day for America’s illegal immigrants to demonstrate is purely coincidental. It probably has nothing to do with one of the major organizers being International ANSWER, a subsidiary organization of the American Communist Workers World Party.

On this May Day, many thousands are or will be marching in cities around the U.S. in what is being called a “Day Without Immigrants.” As one local news reader put it, these people are skipping school and work to flex their financial and political clout. But as I see it, the illegal aliens in this country have no political clout because they are not citizens — and unless you are a Democrat, you don’t want non-citizens to vote. On the same top of the hour newscast, one of the marchers stated she was marching because she didn’t agree with the recent bills proposed by Congress to “criminalize illegal immigrants.” How she could state that with a straight face is beyond me. Being illegal means one has broken existing laws by entering the United States illegally. That is what is known as committing a crime. And committing a crime makes you — all together now, class — a criminal!

One of the organizations that participated in the L.A. rally in March was the Mexica Movement. I find it very interesting that the Mexica Movement decries “European racists” (i.e., everyone in the New World with insufficient native ancestry), but everything they stand for is based on their designation as the “Nican Tlaca” people of “Anahuac.” They say that “We include all Full-bloods and Mixed-bloods as Nican Tlaca.” When you hear people talking about “blood,” rest assured that they are talking about race.

What we have with the Mexica Movement are the angry, racist rantings of people who believe that somehow everything has been taken away from them, and if they could only get control of the entire American continent, they would have all the money and power and everything would be good. The trouble is, by tossing out all the people of European descent (other than those whom they like), they will have largely tossed out the brainpower that made this nation special in the first place. This is not to suggest that all people of native descent are stupid and lazy, but the foundations for what constitutes Americanism were largely put in place by people who came here from somewhere else — including the Founding Fathers. But none of that matters to the Mexica Movement. Failing to understand what America is and what makes it great, they would kill the goose that lays the golden eggs; then would come the infighting over the remnants when they discover that prosperity and productivity had died with the goose. This has happened before. Not long ago, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe decided to seize farmland from the owners and put it under the control of his cronies. What followed was mismanagement and starvation. Expect to see the same thing in the West Bank now that it has been turned over to the Palestinians.

Here is a bit of text from the Mexica Movement’s website. I have preserved the centered formatting, but removed the font and color codes.

THE HISTORY:
First, Europeans criminally invade our continent in 1492.
They occupy our continent and all of its lands for over 500 years.
Over the centuries they kill 95% of our population
(70 to 100 million total killed in the “Western Hemisphere”,
33 million killed in “North America” alone),
using the SMALLPOX weapon of mass destruction
(Smallpox is the ugly big secret of European success in killing off 95% of our people).
All of these CRIMES were very dishonorable, savage, and immoral things to do to us.

RACISM CONTINUES
Without Shame

And now RACISTS tell the 5% of us who have survived this holocaust
that none of our land is ours anymore, and
that all of our continent and all of its wealth of natural resources now belong to Europeans.
They tell us that we should “go back to Mexico”
when most of us of the Mexica Movement were born here,
and we are citizens of the government that rules our lives.
Mexico and “Central America” are also owned and controlled by European descent,
by Europeans are even more Racist White Supremacists there.

Like we said, there are a lot of good white people out there,
but there are also the loud, violent, and low I.Q. Racist White Supremacists
who would easily put us in concentration camps and ovens
if they felt they could get away with it.
Some have already written to us to tell us that they have concentration camps
and hot ovens waiting for us.

Oh, yes, and finally, these same moron Racist White Supremacists
also say that we are not “Indians” (they mean Nican Tlaca, Indigenous),
that we are Spaniards (Europeans).
They know we’re not Spaniards or white (that’s why they call us the “Brown people”)
or anything that is European or else all of this “illegals-borders” issue would not exist!
They say that all the “Indians” were killed and that we’re just Spaniards.
The ignorance and dishonesty of these Racist White Supremacists
is immoral, illogical, untruthful, and an injustice.

Over 30% (over 45 million) of Mexicans and “Central Americans”
are Full-blood Nican Tlaca (Indigenous).
The other 65% (100 to 120 million) or more
are Mixed-Blood, with 3/4 “looking” Nican Tlaca.
The Mixed-bloods are not White.
It is monstrous that they rape our population (mutilate our DNA)
and then they have the monstrous vomit to say that we are not Nican Tlaca
and that even the Full-Bloods of our people are not considered Nican Tlaca
—that we are NOTHING WORTHY OF CONSIDERING AS HUMAN
WITH EQUAL RIGHTS WITH WHITES TO A FULL HUMANITY,
with no rights to our continent or its wealth and no rights to our identity as Nican Tlaca.
How convenient for them: Heads they win, tails we lose.

The majority of African descent people in the U.S. have some European blood,
they speak English (but are not “English”), have British names (but are not “Britanic”),
but all of that rape and cultural corruption
doesn’t deny them the right to call themselves black
or to assert their African heritage.
That same logic goes for our people!
We are not Spanish or Hispanic or Latino!
We are of the Nican Tlaca race!
We are of the Anahuac nation!
We are Mexica in our collective cultural identity!

If you’re still here, congratulations. I apologize for inflicting all that on you, but I think it is necessary that you understand the true nature of some of the people who are demonstrating. These people are not calling for citizenship, as many illegals are. Rather, they demand that the land be cleansed of all Americans of European descent. (How the Mexica Movement can claim it is not racist, when it specifically wants to remove people of European descent from America — and not the multitudes of people of African, East Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and various mixed descents who came from other nations to live in this country — simply defies logical explanation.)

Consider the following real-world situation in my family: one of my nieces has a father who is 100% Navajo, and thus one of the favored indigenous “Nican Tlaca” people. Her mother is visibly of European descent. This little girl visits her father no more than a few days every year, by his own preference; her mother’s family have been her exclusive guardians and caregivers. However, based on the Mexica Movement’s statements, this little girl and her largely-absent father would be able to stay here because they are of the proper race, but her mother and the rest of the family should be booted back to Europe, separating the little girl from the only family she has ever known. Even though the United States extends citizenship to children of illegal immigrants who were born on American soil, the Mexica Movement has no compunction about denying resident status to anyone who was not born “Nican Tlaca.”

Here’s the quandary for supporters of the Mexica Movement — how can you justify who stays and who goes without resorting to race? And since the defining nature of your argument is based on race, does that not make the Mexica Movement, by definition, a racist movement?

The basic Mexica Movement concept of “Yankee go home” is silly at best. If we were to force everyone back to his or her racial homeland, eventually we would all be living in Olduvai Gorge in Africa.

More wisdom from the Mexica Movement website:

QUESTION: When did the problem of illegals start on this continent?

ANSWER: October 12, 1492! Illegal Europeans have been a problem for us for 500 years!

So, what, pray tell, were the laws that Columbus and others violated when they came to the American continent? If “illegal Europeans” have been the problem, then where are the violated laws that make Europeans illegal? (And why, by the way, did you use the evil European calendar date rather than the superior Mesoamerican one?)

What’s next? Italians telling much of Europe and the Middle East that they are reclaiming the lands once controlled by the Roman Empire? What about Iran laying claim to the lands of Greece and Pakistan because of the Persian Empire? That makes about as much sense as claiming the whole of the American continent because your ancestors lived there at some point.

It’s all about race, and about the greedy hands who want what America has become, without having to work for it.

Por la raza todo; fuera de la raza nada.