There are several local organizations that promote amnesty for illegal aliens in Virginia. Readers should be familiar with Mexicanos Sin Fronteras and the Woodbridge Worker’s Committee who are active in Prince William and Manassas politics. There’s nuevasraices.com also, a spanish-language website which has sprung up and is serving the central part of the state as a resource for news and information for the “immigrant rights” community. A surprising common theme for these organizations seems to be that they depend on the public school system in some fashion.
Nancy Lyall is the “legal coordinator” for Mexicanos Sin Fronteras, and she is employed by the Prince William County Public School system as “Administrative Coordinator of Multicultural Education.” Here’s her take on how multiculturalism should be viewed:
Virginia happens to be one of the most repressive states in the United States given its history of slavery. You can see the repression against blacks and against slaves are being used against the new immigrants. That is one of the reasons why we are trying to make the connections between the black and the brown communities. We’ve been around and been a member of mexicanos sin fronteras for 4 or 5 years now and try to meet the needs of the immigrant community.
A Board member and the education coordinator for Mexicanos Sin Fronteras is Teresita Jacinto, who is employed by Prince William County Schools and works with the Multicultural Early Childhood Team Training Program. She is also a member of the Committee of Indigenous Solidarity/DC Zapatistas. In May she was the facilitator at a discussion on “Zapatista organizing” held at the “DC Social Forum”, where she talked about Zapatista principles and how they might be applied to organizing local political efforts. The two of the principles she spoke of were developing an anarchist leadership structure and establishing socialist collectives for managing organizational membership.
We are all under the same economic yoke; we are all workers; we need to look at each other that way (whether teachers, laborers, etc.) So, we try to break down that barrier that says we are privileged because we are white, men, educated. The education is in our families. We as a committee, as part of the workers, we have the privilege of receiving more than we actually give. My privilege is this language, that I can speak two languages, that we are able to go out with the workers. We give nothing in reality.
John Steinbach, substitute teacher at Metz Middle School in Manassas, is a volunteer and community organizer for Mexicanos Sin Fronteras who was famously captured in a photograph at a Manassas City Hall illegal alien rally raising his fist in solidarity with a number of MSF members who were displaying a Mexican Flag in the City Council building. He also participated in this Zapatista organizing event, and the transcript of the event records him as saying that “neoliberal globalization” caused by the World Bank and IMF is the root cause of poverty. He’s on record saying that former Israeli President Ariel Sharon is a war criminal, has railed against “the power of the zionist lobby”, celebrated the “leadership” of terrorist leader Yassir Arafat, claimed that U.S. aid to Israel supports the repression of palestinians, and said that that Iran complies with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty better than the United States does. Despite all of this, he is charged with educating our children.
The nuevaraices group appears seems to be similarly embedded within the public school system. One of the pages on their website provides a gallery of photographs, and for some reason the internet protocol address of the individuals uploading the information is displayed along with the posting. Multiple separate IP addresses listed on that page resolve to Chesterfield County Public Schools, amounting to a significant portion of the entries, most of which seem to be attributed to a Heather Nollen (or Nolen, as she is variously identified). Such postings appear to have been made using public resources, and by public employees at times when they were supposed to be educating our children, or supporting those who do. Is the public unwittingly subsidizing far left political movements? That would appear to be the case.
I can understand a policy that does not make employment in the public school system contingent on one’s personal beliefs and opinions conforming to the current consensus. Employing extremists such as these is worthy of question, however. Had employees expressed an interest in eugenics, white supremacy, or an admiration for Adolph Hitler, they would certainly have been terminated immediately. Employing extremists that support anarchy, anti-semitism, communism, or communist-inspired armed rebellions in Mexico apparently doesn’t meet this standard, and perhaps it shouldn’t. Parents, whose children are entrusted to the care of, and who are educated by these individuals certainly need to know what their children are being taught and by whom, and have the opportunity to weigh in. I can’t imagine many would be supportive of government mandated multicultural indoctrination of their children by adherents of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
The Prince William County School Board had to make difficult budget choices this year. While they deferred adding new resources that would benefit our children in order to economize on the budget, they retained two Zapatista radicals within departments that have mandates to design and implement “multiculturalism” programs. Notwithstanding how dubious it may be to spend taxpayer dollars on these programs in the first place, putting these two neo-communist race baiters in charge of the politically correct indoctrination our children are subjected to is pretty outrageous. Not only would parents likely object to what their children are being indoctrinated with, but taxpayers should object to being compelled to fund it.
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