On July 8th Gaudencio Fernandez is scheduled to appear at a hearing in General District Court to answer for his serial violations of Manassas City zoning and building ordinances for erecting and then structurally reinforcing a billboard on Prince William Street. That laws and ordinances would actually apply to Mr. Fernandez as they would to the rest of us has outraged the open borders lobby, prompting this emergency missive from radical Native American activist Mr. Barry Carter. Within this diatribe are a few insights that presage the character of what is certain to be a circus in the courtroom that will undoubtably result in a thorough dose of discipline to this civic vandal Mr. Fernandez.
From: Barry Carter <mailto:email@example.com>
To: NativeAmericanEmpowerment@yahoogroups.com; VIPCoalition@yahoogroups.com; VirginiaActivistNetwork@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:56 AM
Subject: [VIPCoalition] Call for Help
There is a war going in the state of Virginia and the United States against Native Americans. Virginia is on the front lines of this war and Prince William county is the front lines in VA. There are 70,000 Native Americans under attack as I write. In 2008 over two dozen anti-Native American bills were passed by the Virginia State legislature. Gaudencio Fernandez, is a Native American and U.S. citizen, who put up a sign on his private property expressing his views as a Native American. He is being persecuted by the town of Manasses and Prince William County. Right wing racist are up in arms because of the message of truth in Gaudencio’s sign and have prodded town and county officials to take action (as can be seen from the debate on this website in Prince William county: http://www.bvbl.net/index.php/2008/03/25/mexicans-without-borders-defaces-manassas-again/. The town of Manassas sent Gaudencio a letter several weeks ago telling him that he must remove the sign or face court action. Last Friday June 20, 2008 police came to his house with an arrest warrant [Ed note: actually, this was a summons]. On July 8, he must go to court and is being prosecuted for not removing his sign.
We must all remember that Turtle Island covers all of the area from the tip of south America to the tip of Alaska , and thus Indigenous people from anywhere on Turtle Island are Native American. We never agreed to any borders imposed by Europeans, thus the “illegal immigration” issue is actually an indigenous rights and human rights issue. What has been created with illegally drawn borders on our land, is an apartheid
system. The vast majority of people on Turtle Island are Native American (600 to 700 million). There are perhaps 200 million white people and perhaps 50 million black people. Turtle Island is and has always been a majority Native American (Indian) continent. The laws and borders and brainwashing have us convinced that we are a minority in our own homeland, when in fact, we, by far, are the majority on Turtle Island. Identity genocide, where we are classified as something other than Native American, is part of the brainwashing (colored, mulatto, mestizo, Hispanic, Latino, Black, Negro, White) and effort to keep our numbers low and to keep us disempowered. Illegal Borders and illegal laws and false labels have been used for 500 years to keep us divided, conquered and powerless on our on land. In 1714 our Siouan people in VA were illegal aliens North of the James River border, without a pass from the white people. By 1830 we Indians were illegal aliens east of the Mississippi. During the 1800’s we were illegal aliens, in the west, when we left our reservations without a pass. Now our numbers above the Rio Grande have been reduced, through physical and identity genocide, to the point where we are no longer a threat, so we are free to go as we please. However, the hundreds of millions of Native Americans below the illegal border are a threat to the apartheid minority-white- rule system on Turtle Island . Hence, the same people who said, “tear down that wall” in Europe are building a wall on Turtle Island to maintain a minority rule society on our homelands.
The apartheid system now on Turtle Island , works exactly the same as that of South Africa . Most native people are kept out of the majority
white area (the U.S. and Canada ) and allowed in for menial labor, with temporary work passes. It is illegal for the majority of natives to come and go as they please in their home land of Turtle Island. Since 1492 Native Americans never agreed to any border at the Rio Grande river and thus this border is not binding on us. The borders (apartheid system) is what keeps the majority native population powerless in our own home lands. Our prophecies have stated for centuries that Native Americans would return to this part of Turtle Island and now they are here. What we are seeing with the laws being passed and enforced in VA, against our brothers and sisters, is the Indian Removal acts of 2008 and the continuation of 500 years of genocide. What we are see with Gaudencio Fernandez is no different that what our people have faced for 500 years. And for 500 years we have allowed others to divide and conquer us with false labels, borders, brainwashing and pitting us against one another. It is time for the 600 to 700 millions Native Americans on Turtle Island to united, to come together, and take the lead in bringing peace, abundance, balance, justice and environmental harmony to our continent. We are NOT against white people. We desire living in peace and harmony, however, we will no longer tolerate the divide and conquer manipulation that keeps us powerless and beggars for crumbs from the table of the dominate culture in our own land. How is it possible that we have brought into the greatest con-game in history where the illegal immigrants have become the natives and the natives are now the illegal immigrants?
Gaudencio needs a free speech attorney who is willing to take this all of the way to the supreme court if necessary. If you know of anyone
please email me. We are putting on a nationwide, continent wide and world wide public relations campaign to bring justice for Gaudencio
Fernandez-a Native American of courage and honor who dared say, “the emperor has no clothes”. Please fax or send letters, send emails, call and demand justice for Freedom of Speech for all U.S. citizens including Gaudencio Fernandez and to end the 500 year old genocidal process of our people, that Manassas and Prince William County now leads, with proposition 287g, which forces local police to work with ICE to force relocate Native Americans from Manassas and Prince William County.
In case anyone was under the impression that this represented some sort of fringe opinion, it is noteworthy that Barry Carter’s views are strongly endorsed not only by Mr. Fernandez on his billboard, but by a wide swath of the area’s open borders lobby. Aracely Panameno, who ran a write-in campaign against Supervisor John Jenkins and who has now become a member of the Prince William County Democratic Committee likes to quote Barry Carter in her articles on Nuevas Raices. Katherine Mecurio Gotthart reposts Barry Carter letters on her website, and Mr. Carter has been a featured speaker at Mexicans Without Borders protests and jointly testifies with them before the General Assembly. This idea that everyone who has any genetic connection with Native Americans is exempt from immigration laws (and presumably local ordinances) solely because of their racial and ethnic heritage is promoted by a shockingly large group of people, who in the same breath they use to promote ethnic and racially-based preferences call everyone who disagrees with them a racist.
The Occoneechee-Saponi Indian Tribe of Virginia that Mr. Carter represents is placing itself front and center in this fight by offering tribal lands as a “place of refuge for immigrants who may have to leave the country”, presumably because they would be subject to a deportation order issued by a court. One would assume that this offer applies to the 25 acre tribal territory in North Carolina, since the Occoneechee-Saponi tribe is not recognized as an Indian Tribe in Virginia nor does it have real estate holdings under its name as far as I can tell. By offering these illegal aliens who have been ordered deported “housing and employment opportunities”, Carter and those who will follow through on his promises are willfully violating 8 U.S.C 1324 and which carries a maximum penalty of ten years in a federal prison. Given their tremendoualy faulty legal theory that the law doesn’t apply to them because of their ethnic and/or racial heritage and their often stated dedication to disobeying the law, I’ve little doubt any investigation by federal law enforcement authorities would quickly uncover plenty of violations.
Although Gaudencio Fernandez and his supporters will certainly try to turn this court hearing into a circus, their ridiculous legal strategy and apparent lack of competent legal representation will make it pretty easy for the courts to impose sanctions on Fernandez for his violations. Trying to drag in some attorney at the last moment to offer a defense based on the First Amendment in a case where the question at hand is the lack of a building permit for structural modifications is utterly ridiculous. Nowhere in the litigation is the content of this billboard an issue, and Manassas has demonstrably given Mr. Fernandez more deference that anyone should be entitled to. Fernandez simply modified an existing structure (subject to a demolition order, no less) without a building permit. Confused by a radical political theory that has enormously compromised his reading comprehension, Fernandez and his ilk are woefully unprepared to deal with what will inevitably await him in the courtroom.
Ignorance can be painful. It just takes longer for that consequence to arrive in some cases than we’d prefer.
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