What is LULAC?
You may have read my coverage this past weekend of our participation in a national day of protest called Stop the Invasion. If not, my post with pics is here. Jake and I are part of the Chicago Minuteman Project, and we and our buddies from IFIRE spent Saturday morning at a local Home Depot protesting the hiring of illegal aliens.
Looking back (and zooming in) on some of my pictures, I came across this one. I've run across the LULAC acronym before, but didn't really know much about the organization. As they turned out to counter-protest the Minutemen, I thought it was high time to remedy that situation.
I'm all about clarity and honesty when it comes to someone disclosing what they're all about. That said, you'll understand my disappointment when, in my first three minutes surfing around their website, I came across the following discrepancies (emphasis is mine)...
About LULACWell, which is it, folks? Are you all about the rights of Hispanic Americans, i.e., CITIZENS, or the Hispanic population, which includes those who have ILLEGALLY entered the country, and continue to stay and work here ILLEGALLY?
With approximately 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans...
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
I guess which group you were cheering on in that Home Depot parking lot this past Saturday speaks volumes, doesn't it?
As does this website, WeAreRacists.com, which is sponsored by LULAC...
STOP THE MINUTEMEN*!!I just love the way these people throw around terms like anti-immigrant and racist, and make up their own defamatory definitions in a ridiculous attempt to get people to dismiss an organization with whom they disagree. I smell the stink of fear and the funk of desperation.
The following photos were taken of the Minute Men; an anti-immigrant group often affiliated with white supremacy groups.
Racism has always existed among us, but in different forms depending on the time in history.
Historically, people have made borders and strong defenses to keep strangers out...
*MIN.UTE.MEN n. def: racists, cowards, un-Americans, vigilantes, domestic terrorists.
Because what it all really boils down to is this: the Minutemen have clearly, unwaveringly, and persistently said and shown that they are against ILLEGAL immigration. You can scream names and hurl insults at us all day long. We will continue to pursue our goal of ending ILLEGAL immigration with the confidence and patience that comes from knowing we are doing the right thing.
The citizens of this great country deserve nothing less.
This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to kit.jarrell at gmail dot com.
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