Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles who was featured on the June 2009 cover of Los Angeles Magazine with the one-word caption, “Failure,” is the chairman of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The obvious reason is that the Obama administration, which views ethnic communities as separate fiefdoms to cultivate, is targeting the Latino community. And in the separatist prism through which they view the country, it’s only natural that they should pick Villaraigosa, whose entire career started with an extremist Latino group.
Villaraigosa, whose original name was Tony Villar, entered UCLA as a transfer student from East Los Angeles Community College in 1972. He joined the UCLA chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and was leading it by 1974. MEChA is an Hispanic separatist organization that encourages anti-American activities and civil disobedience. The radical members of MEChA who refer to themselves as “Mechistas,” romanticize Mexican claims to the “lost Territories” of the Southwestern United States — a Chicano country called Aztlan. As head of the UCLA chapter, Villar called on the Chicano Studies Center (CSC) Director Rudolfo ‘Rudy’ Alvarez to resign from his post, accusing him of “trying to alter the concept behind Chicano studies.”
Break from article time… Interesting Note:
One common feature of logos used by MEChA chapters, an Eagle holding a lit stick of dynamite and a macuahuitl.
A passage from MEChA’s national website reads: ‘As Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán, we are a nationalist movement of Indigenous Gente that lay claim to the land that is ours by birthright. As a nationalist movement we seek to free our people from the exploitation of an oppressive society that occupies our land. Thus, the principle of nationalism serves to preserve the cultural traditions of La Familia de La Raza and promotes our identity as a Chicana/Chicano Gente.
MEChA to be criticized by a variety of sources, including the National Review and Michelle Malkin which alleges that MEChA is tinged with racist and separatist views. Groups such as American Patrol criticises MEChA of Aztec supremacism and irredentism.
See the Controversies surrounding MEChA
Like ACORN they underwent a less obvious name change Name Change:
At the 2010 National Conference in Seattle, the name of the organization was changed to Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán. They have infiltrated MANY of our Universities. Is this not where all radicals go?
Now back to the Breitbart piece…
The UCLA Bruin, the campus newspaper, reported on July 25, 1974: “Chicano students are considering filing a class action suit against Rodolfo Alvarez, Chicano Studies Center (CSC) director … ‘Where at one time the Steering Committee composed of students, faculty, and community people was the policy making body of the Center, now Rudy is its sole dictator,’ said Tony Villar.”
The Bruin continued:
“Both Villar and Garcia attacked the Alvarez-directed CSC for working only with government-sponsored drug programs ‘instead of community organizations like the National Committee to Free Los Tres.’” The “National Committee to Free Los Tres,” was created by former MEChistas to defend three members of the militant Chicano organization Casa Carnalismo who were convicted of assaulting a federal narcotics officer posing as a drug dealer in East Los Angeles. By 1974, a Marxist-Leninist faction emerged within the NCFLT that intended to transform its parent group Casa Carnalismo into a “revolutionary vanguard” dedicated to the “liberation of the Mexican people.” Professor Alvarez wound up resigning.
In 2001, during the 2001 campaign for Los Angeles mayor, Villaraigosa was asked at the final mayoral debate if he still adhered to MEChA’s goals, and refused to give a direct yes or no answer.
~ On an aside here is disturbing video from Apr 3, 2006 that portrays Mecha’s agenda and the illegal invasion that is occurring in the U.S. Note that the remarks on the video by Antonio Villaraigosa, now the Mayor of Los Angeles, were made at a Southwest Voter’s Registration Project meeting in June of 1997. At that time Villaraigosa was the California State Assembly Majority Leader. All of the people whose pictures was superimposed on the visuals, attended the Los Angeles Demonstration in 2006. I am sure THIS is a video DNC Chairman Villaraigosa does not want seen or to be known to exist, thus I am saving it!
Newspaper reports confirm that Villaraigosa and Fabian Nunez attended the March 2006 demonstration. On that occasion the mayor said, for example, “I welcome you the immigrants, who built this city. God bless you.”
Read the remarks in ‘show more’ posted by kimmijo
As mayor he has used patronage to keep his friends in jobs where they can help him reach power to implement his long-term goals.
Villaraigosa said of Mitt Romney earlier this summer, “I think it’s pretty clear that he has amnesia.”
But the one who’s pretending to have amnesia is Villaraigosa; his past radicalism is the nasty undercurrent in every move he makes!!!