The Manassas Journal-Messenger is reporting that the “pro-immigrant” group Mexicanos Sin Fronteras has been holding meetings around Prince William County in order to rally their supporters into participating in a boycott and one day strike. Amidst all this rather generous coverage of our local arm of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and it’s attempts to radicalize the latino community, it is conveniently ignoring what this group stands for. From the Mexicanos Sin Fronteras website, translated from spanish by Google:
To be anti-capitalist anti-imperialist in the capital of the most terrorist country of world-wide history and not to question the commitments or challenges, to us would free the critics and outside the play. Our movement takes to the other campaign. From our campaign it has been yesterday against racism, the persecution and the discrimination of most unprotected across of the country. We recognize our obligations like migrants and our rights so pisoteados in, we think there that a glance to those of here is necessary being wanted to go for there and to those of there being wanted to return. We are thankful to the zapatismo by the lesson.
We appreciate the attention to our word and we authenticated our solidarity and our commitment to them with the mother country.
This “anti-capitalist” organization describes Washington, DC as the “capital of the most terrorist country in world history”, pledges it’s support for the “other campaign” of the EZLN with material and financial assistance, and states that remittances to Mexico by Mexican nationals living and working in the United States should be used to support Zapatista “autonomous zones” and perpetuate this armed rebellion in Mexico. At the bottom of this web page is this photo I use fairly frequently of Mexicanos Sin Fronteras representative Arnoldo Borjas addressing the EZLN, which somehow is supposed to help promote this “other campaign”, established by the “Sixth Declaration of the Lacadonan Forest” (”La Sexta”):
I guess the press somehow missed this.
Is this the face of our local “pro-immigrant” movement? When these meetings, often held at local Catholic Churches break into exhortations for revolution, will the press that covers these meetings continue to ignore the rather evident and deeply concerning radical nature of Mexicanos Sin Fronteras? No, that wasn’t part of the press coverage, but it happened. How convenient it must be to have such uncritical local media like this. When actual citizens get together to pursue legislative solutions, they’re on the road to hell. When foreign nationals advocate the overthrow of our government, they get described as “pro-immigrant” humanitarians seeking to ensure that the constitution — our United States Constitution — is being properly applied.
Just what should happen when foreign nationals gather in the United States and start shouting that they intend to violently overthrow our government? Should they get favorable press coverage and free meeting space at religious institutions that enjoy tax-exempt IRS status, or should they be detained for questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
Hmmm, tough call.
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