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Subject: Re: Analysis on Latino Liberation Inside the United States: By Peter S. Lopez
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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Analysis on Latino Liberation Inside the United States:
By Peter S. Lopez
October 18, 2006
The term ‘Latino; I utilize the general term ‘Latinos’ as an inclusive term to refer to the diversity of all of La Raza Cosmica: Chicanos, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Latin Americans and all indigenous native peoples of the Americas including Central America and Latin America> of non-European extraction.
We require a common term to describe ourselves as a distinct people despite our great diversity as a unique beautiful people of Mother Earth. Let our scholarly Chicano pundits argue about this terminology until doomsday, as we continue to die in the hot d> eserts, wide fields and blind alleys of Amerika!
2006 ~ Ano of the Grande Marcha
The year 2006 has been an historic year for Latinos inside the United States. For us, the big events that happened earlier this year have been the great immigrant rights marches and rallies witnessed by millions of people worldwide in support of Mexican i> mmigrants with the proclamation of the humane ideal that immigrant rights are ultimately humane rights!
The once proposed racist-xenophobic Sensenbrenner Bill and many other historical events and elements converged together and triggered this spiritual awakening and ‘woke up’ a lot of us, especially Mexican immigrants but also many Chicano elders. Repressio> n breeds resistance!
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006: On the Spiritual Awakening of La Raza Cosmica
Apr 25, 2006: Can the Immigrant Rights Movement Be Channeled into Votes?
August 28, 2006: Talking to Nativo Lopez / "The Immigrants' Rights Movement is in Good Hands" By RON JACOBS
Monday, May 1st, 2006: Immigrants Take to U.S. Streets in Show of Strength
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006: The Meaning of the May Day Marches and the Future of the Immigrant Rights Movement
The New Immigrant Rights Movement
As of this hump day, there has been a long lull in relation to the immigrant rights movement, but traditional leadership should have expected this social phenomena. There has not been a lot of the basic essential groundwork that still needs to be done, wh> ich is, basic community education, mass mobilization and organizational building. We have not done our own homework over the last few decades and are getting poor grades as a result. If you plant no seeds nothing will grow. As you sow, so shall ye reap!
Naturally and historically, the majority of immigrants in the U.S.A. are from old Mexico. The U.S. southwest is the homeland of Mexicans and still called ‘Aztlan’ and considered our land by many of us. We have been here, we will always be there and we are> not all going back to what is now the territory of Mexico. Some say we here inside the continental U.S.A. are already in Occupied Mexico, though, any idea of a separate Chicano Nation is insane and only further confuses the real set of ‘issues in questio> n’ before us today.
Many so-called ‘illegal immigrants’ inside the United States are just trying to live real quiet anonymous lives, continue to work hard here for the exploiters, aim to keep their blood families together and simply want to be left alone to live out their li> ves in relative peace. The only sane solution to the endless ‘immigration debate’ is General Amnesty for the odd-12 million immigrants who are already here now inside the continental United States.
Many neo-Minutemen White racists with their ol’ KKK mentality, plagued with phony patriotism, have fake amnesia as they pretend to forget that indigenous peoples are the original owners of these ancient lands, not White Europeans. Red-white and blue flag-> draped phony American patriots should not mistake an ancient people’s kindness for weakness, especially if those racist Americans fail to practice the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance clause “… with liberty and justice for all!”
The Unfinished Mexican Revolution
Stupidity is the orphan stepchild of ignorance. Mexicans are not stupid and never have been stupid, as some stupid White racists and xenophobic haters may still believe. In fact, Mexicans will identify with a violent armed people’s revolution in memory of> Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa for their liberation before participating in mere spontaneous counter-productive street riots. Armed revolution is in our blood.
Link= The Mexican Revolution of 1910
Mexico is still a neo-colony of U.S. imperialism. Many Mexicans seek to escape the misery of poverty in Mexico by immigrating to the United States.
Recall: the future Presidency of Lopez Obrador was stolen by the illegitimate Mexican government with U.S. corporate backing and the original Mexican revolution is still unfinished business.
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006: Mexico Court Declares Calderon Winner of Disputed Election, Lopez Obrador Vows to Form Parallel Gov't
Keep in mind that the Bush rogue regime is itself an illegitimate government stolen by fraud, deception and corporate deciders in 2000 and 2004. President Bush and his Oval Office Cabal are international war criminals themselves, should be arrested and pr> osecuted in an international court of law and they are still waging an unjust losing war in Iraq!
Ultimately, it is up to our Mexican brothers and sisters in and from Mexico to continue to come out with their own independent vanguard leadership, along with our ready help, able assistance and global networking. Each of us have our own plans and priorit> ies, though, we should have shared humane principles.
The Defunct Chicano Movement
The old Chicano Movement is a dead horse and needs to be revitalized in a completely new way if it is to ever have any real relevancy again. It had key major failures and failed to reach out and fully incorporate into its struggles Mexicans, Puerto Ricans> , Cubans and other Latinos. Many Mexicans do not trust the old guard of the Chicano Movement to look after their special interests and rightly so. Many of our local youth do not even call themselves Chicanos or even Chicano-Americans. They identify with hip-hop more than Chicanismo!
In the late 60’s and early 70’s, a lot of the initial revolutionary thrust of the Chicano Movement was defused and sidetracked by narrow-minded Chicano cultural nationalism. Colorful art murals, cultural trinkets and other nationalist trappings cannot cre> ate a real nation that has its territorial integrity respected. Some Chicanos made a good hustle of living off the Movimiento; others infiltrated into the pig system and then forgot they had done so!
True power is the dual capacity to define and transform connected reality. The climax of real power is ownership and control of the land and all the institution thereon, along with a fully equipped standing army!
Latino Liberation Now!
Chicanos inside the United States are in a key geographical situation to help spread the growth and development of new forms of struggles and new battlefronts arm-in-arm with other positive hard-core warriors of all colors and backgrounds. However, the ol> d Chicano Movement will have to shed its old skin of reactionary nationalism and come to embrace scientific democratic socialism, along with the peoples of Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and other liberated territories of Latin America in opposition to the Amer> ikan Empire.
President Chavez's Speech to the United Nations: Friday, Sep 16, 2005
We as Chicanos need to think in terms of ‘Latino Liberation’ in conjunction with the humane liberation of all peoples worldwide. Armed with courage, we must all take the great leap forward to worldwide socialism as the only real alternative political-econ> omic system to corporate capitalism, no matter what Amerikan Fascist propaganda tells you!
Main Entry: so·cial·ism
1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
For us Latinos, the whole unjust Amerikan occupation of Iraq has not escaped our attention or the obvious fact that many people of Iraq are brown-skinned as we are. We are aware of the rants and raves of the Bush Regime in its bogus war on terror. The fas> cist war on terror is a hidden weapon of mass distraction from our own urgent need to build up a strong Latino Liberation Movement inside the United States in harmony with all progressive social liberation movements.
Our White comrades do not face the same racism, repression and surface profiling that we do as non-White peoples in a White dominated urban society. Fortunately, our common interests are far greater than any surface differences.
Many of us Latinos live daily in real terror of deportation in certain social settings. We can make the relevant connections and inter-connections. Can you prove you are an American citizen with the paperwork on you? Do you know where your Birth Certifica> te is? Do you look like a Mexican immigrant?
General Elections: November 7th, 2006
Many progressive activists are looking forward to the mid-term elections on November 7th, 2006 in the hopes of voters electing positive and progressive candidates into office to really change the composition of the U.S. Congress that will also be receptiv> e to our goals for social democracy and justice. But be sure not to hold your breath. We usually get merely a new batch of crooks and regular ‘politics’ is another word for corruption to many. Our politics must be the politics of relating to the people’s > basic survival needs and the people’s politics of liberation!
The U.S. liberal-radical Left Wing vanguard elements are still divided and too busy attacking each other, either overtly or covertly, to attack our real historic enemies. Once again, there is no one relevant revolutionary vanguard party inside the United > States nor I suspect will there ever be one.
If there is to be a strong unity based upon common principles among the people’s vanguard elements it will be a mixed assortment of different functional organizations, political parties and interest groups. There is no one party line to follow, no fixed h> ierarchy to obey, and no regimented movement. This has positive and negative aspects for us. We live in the most diverse, high-tech and complicated society in all of human history. We are in the Third Millennium! In reflection, our minds and analyses must> also be a little complex as all social issues are intrinsically connected in connected reality. No one or nothing exists in isolation in-and-of-itself.
We cannot go it alone, but we can do it all together with all liberated people with liberated souls and minds. We need to settle our petty ideological differences, come together on the basis of a common humane rights agenda, work with all progressive elem> ents from all sectors of the general population and continue doing local community education and voter registration work wherever we are at in Aztlan.
We should follow humane liberation principles, not mortal men. If there is no leading vanguard group in your area, start one!
Independent Third Parties
Independent third parties, such as, the Green Party, Peace & Freedom, La Raza Unida, and the new Party for Socialism and Liberation, can have great positive roles to play in electoral politics in national, state and local elections, but they have never do> minated Amerikan electoral politics. A throwaway protest vote or a non-vote is not an example of real participation. It is asinine apathy and apathy can be a silent killer.
Some critical social issues can be emphasized by third parties that are largely ignored or dismissed by the traditional duo-party system, however, the connected reality is that third parties running in public elections have a far better chance of actually> winning political campaigns on the local level than on state and national levels. In all comes down to factual analyses of actual conditions, then, timely appropriate responses to those conditions.
All our work should be done in harmonious conjunction with community - oriented mass education and mass mobilization that addresses a diversity of social issues while always keeping uppermost in mind the people's basic survival interests: food, clothing, > shelter, medical care and quality education.
Inside the USA today, corporate politics and corporate business interests ultimately govern Amerikan electoral politics. It is always structurally and institutionally dominated by the duo-parties of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party like a two> -headed monster. We are always living under the mega-corporate controlled global economy protected by the Fascist Amerikan Empire.
Electoral politics and campaigns can be utilized as talking points for reaching out to people, raising consciousness and building power bases of operation.
Ultimately, it is up to the American people to wake up in order to make real fundamental social change and structural transformation, not established political parties alone. It is a truism that we end up with the system of government we deserve based upo> n our personal participation as world citizens or not.
True proportional democracy
Unless the masses of U.S. citizens take a real active role in community education, voter registration and electoral politics on a mass basis and mass level there can be no true proportional democracy to truly represent the diversity of the millions of peo> ple in present-day Amerikan society.
A true proportional democracy within which all the people participate would be far better than the present broken system of representative democracy we have now. A true democracy would need to be worldwide and governed by the majority of the general popul> ation on a worldwide basis with the highest respect for the rights of all minorities and all those affected by our dream democracy. There can be no safe real democracy for anyone when fascist tyranny exists anywhere and always threatens its continued exis> tence.
So-called democracy inside the United States for so-called poor minorities or people of color results in continued fascist tyranny and racist domination by the White majority. White racist ideology still remains one of the major obstacles to significant s> ocial unity inside the United States, let alone the evilness of present-day U.S. foreign policy in Third World ‘hot spots' and the regional wars instigated by the Bush rogue regime.
We should always seek common denominators that unite us, not apparent differences that divide us. Unity based upon humane principles is the key!
Think global, work global and face the HERE AND NOW of connected reality before you!.
Liberation or Death!
Peter S. Lopez ~ aka: Peta-de-Aztlan
HumanE Liberation Party, Field Coordinator
Sacramento, California, Aztlan
Phil Angelides ~ Democrat for Governor
Peter Camejo ~ Green Party Candidate for Governor
Party for Socialism and Libertion
La Raza Unida Party
General Election Date = November 7th, 2006
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# posted by Peta-de-Aztlan : Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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