***scroll for updates…Bush warns against stoking anti-immigrant feelings. Wants a “civil debate.” Video here…Ok. Tell that to the divisive militants below…***
As Mickey Kaus points out, the reporters at the Los Angeles Times (and all other major media, for that matter) have downplayed the radical ethnic separatism that characterized the pro-illegal immigration rallies over the weekend. While the Times misleadingly asserted that the Los Angeles rally “featured more American flags than those from any other country,” its reporters conveniently ignored marchers with extremist signs and banners advocating America-undermining concepts of reconquista and Aztlan:
And does anyone remember this billboard from last year?
These sentiments, as I’ve noted before, are not limited to ethnic fringe groups–but also mainstream Democrat politicians and campus chapters of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or MEChA.
Most of the members of the open-borders media won’t dare breathe a word about this militant phenomenon, lest they be accused of…racism. Oh, the irony.
Welcome to reconquista.
Where are all the assimilationists now?
Can you image the uproar over someone holding up a sign that read “White is Beautiful?”
More on display in Wisconsin:
Tammy Bruce noted on FOX News this morning that American flags were burned at the LA rally and marchers also held signs of the North American continent with America x’ed out.
Who’s organizing the illegal alien rallies? Lonewacko investigates the role of a former Mexican consul in Georgia.
Flashback: Heather Mac Donald’s November 2005 exposé of the expanding political role of Mexico’s consular offices in the U.S. is must-read and must-re-read.
Flashback: Lawrence Auster outlines The Second Mexican War.
Mark Krikorian sees something I’ve been noting myself lately–an analogy between the reconquista movement in the U.S. and Europe’s dhimmification.
Yahoo! coverage of the immigration debate.
Bryan Preston has a proposal.
Have you heard about the “rent-a-family” scheme?
Patterico defuses hysteria over the House-passed proposal to make illegal immigration and illegal presence felony crimes.
Mary Katherine Ham has Bush speech highlights and Senate developments.