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MEChA straight from the National Web Site
« on: September 09, 2003, 05:42:24 PM »
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HISTORICAL FOUNDATION:

The fundamental principles that led to the founding of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán are found in El Plan de Santa Barbara (EPDSB). The Manifesto of EPDSB sees self-determination for the Chicana and Chicano Chicano and Chicana Movement in El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán (EPEDA). A synopsis of El Plan stipulates: 1) We are Chicanos and Chicanas of Aztlán reclaiming the land of out birth (Chicano and Chicana Nation); 2) Aztlán belongs to indigenous people, who are sovereign and not subject to a foreign culture; 3) We are a union of free pueblos forming a bronze nation; 4) Chicano and Chicana nationalism, as the key in mobilization and organization, is the common denominator to bring consensus to the Chicano and Chicana Movement; 5) Cultural values strengthen our identity as La Familia de La Raza; and 6) EPEDA, as a basic plan of Chicano and Chicana liberation, sought the formation of am independent national political party that would represent the sentiments of the Chicano and Chicana community.
Both EPDSB and EPEDA served as the historical foundation for the establishment of a viable Chicano and Chicana Movimiento, and are therefore, fundamental to the M.E.Ch.A. philosophy.

M.E.Ch.A.'S PHILOSOPHY:

The Chicano and Chicana student movement has been plagued by opportunists that have sought to rechannel the energies of our people and divert us from our struggle for self-determination. The educational plight of Chicana and Chicano students continues to be ignored by insensitive administrators. Overall, Chicano and Chicana junior high, high school and college push-out rates have risen since 1969, forcing many Chicanos and Chicanas to a life of poverty. These factors along with a growing right wing trend in the nation are combing to work greater hardships on Chicanos and Chicanas. New repressive and racist immigration laws are continuously directed at our Gente. The Federal government is campaigning to pacify and assimilate our Gente by labeling us "Hispanic." The term "Hispanic" seeks to anglicize and deny our indigenous heritage by ignoring our unique socioeconomic and historical aspect of our Gente. These factors have made it necessary for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán to affirm our philosophy of liberation (i.e. educational, socioeconomic, and political empowerment) for our Chicano and Chicana nation.
Joining with other community-based Chicano and Chicana nationalist organizations, M.E.Ch.A. is committed to ending the cultural tyranny suffered at the hands of institutional and systematic discrimination that holds our Gente captive. We seek an end to oppression and exploitation of the Chicano and Chicana Community

What is a Chicano/Chicana?
Chicano/Chicana:
A relatively recent term that has been appropriated by many Mexican descendants as unique and therefore reflective of their unique culture, though its first usage seems to have been discriminatory. The most likely source of the word is traced to the 1930 and 40s period, when poor, rural Mexicans, often native Americans, were imported to the US to provide cheap field labor, under an agreement of the governments of both countries. The term seems to have come into first use in the fields of California in derision of the inability of native Nahuatl speakers from Morelos state to refer to themselves as "Mexicanos," and instead spoke of themselves as "Mesheecanos," in accordance with the pronunciation rules of their language . An equivocal factor is that in vulgar Spanish it is common for Mexicans to use the "CH" conjunction in place of certain consonants in order to create a term of endearment. Whatever its origin, it was at first insulting to be identified by this name. The term was appropriated by Mexican-American activists who took part in the Brown Power movement of the 60s and 70s in the US southwest, and has now come into widespread usage. Among more "assimilated" Mexican-Americans, the term still retains an unsavory connotation, particularly because it is preferred by political activists and by those who seek to create a new and fresh identity for their culture rather than to subsume it blandly under the guise of any mainstream culture.
 

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Re:MEChA straight from the National Web Site
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2003, 05:46:10 PM »
i had the same site on my favorites...  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2003, 05:05:11 PM »
I don't visit racist websites.  I'd rather not read racist propoganda, please refrain from posting this trash on the board.

 

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2003, 06:20:04 PM »
I don't visit racist websites.  I'd rather not read racist propoganda, please refrain from posting this trash on the board.



LOL... you are one of the main people that should be reading it. After I read the KKK website, the Nazi website, and they all are pro-Republican by the way. It's a way of understanding everyone. If someone feels I am causing them grief, then I want to listen to why.
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2003, 09:34:20 PM »


I want to play with the wittle puppy  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2003, 03:36:23 PM »
I don't visit racist websites.  I'd rather not read racist propoganda, please refrain from posting this trash on the board.



trauma you're the homie and all but.........i'm in mecha now and i'mma tell you this......there are white, black, hindu, and asians kids in there with me.


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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2003, 11:07:11 PM »
Shit I been to MeCha meetings myself during lunch and stuff, but I just go for the fine ass girls. ;D
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2003, 10:52:53 PM »


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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2003, 06:03:04 AM »
Thank you for posting this article and proving that Mecha is a racist hate group made up of Mexican supremacists. The fact that Cruz Bustamante is running for the governor of California having been a part of this hate group is very disturbing. What the hell is the matter with the people of California, especially the Mexicans? How can anyone support this guy? It is like a white Nazi running for governor and leading in the polls. It makes me nervous being aound any Mexican person, knowing that they probably share these same racist, ignorant beliefs. If you don't like people of other races, then stay in your racist ass country Mexico.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2003, 09:09:56 AM »
It makes me nervous being aound any Mexican person, knowing that they probably share these same racist, ignorant beliefs.

It makes you nervous to be around ANY Mexican person, knowing they PROBABLY share these.....
How ironic, that in the same sentence you mention "ignorant beliefs". It's racist, ignorant, close-minded people like yourself that makes another want to be racist. That would be like me saying "It makes me nervous being around any white person, knowing they PROBABLY share the same racist, ignorant beliefs as CWalker187, Hitler, the KKK, etc."  You can't just assume what a person's beliefs are based solely on his race. Not all Mexicans hate white people, not all white people hate  blacks, etc. So if anyone is racist and ignorant, it's you, especially when you use words such as "they PROBABLY share the same beliefs"
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2003, 10:43:01 AM »
I don't visit racist websites.  I'd rather not read racist propoganda, please refrain from posting this trash on the board.




Translation:  Schwarzenneger is a joke and will not win.  So I am getting worried and have decided to trash the other contenders.
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2003, 12:19:50 PM »
Thank you for posting this article and proving that Mecha is a racist hate group made up of Mexican supremacists. The fact that Cruz Bustamante is running for the governor of California having been a part of this hate group is very disturbing. What the hell is the matter with the people of California, especially the Mexicans? How can anyone support this guy? It is like a white Nazi running for governor and leading in the polls. It makes me nervous being aound any Mexican person, knowing that they probably share these same racist, ignorant beliefs. If you don't like people of other races, then stay in your racist ass country Mexico.

Did yu even go to school C Walker? Do you know what was going on in the 60s? Things have changed. the 60s were CRAZY times. CRAZY....now the brown berets...they were racists. The brown borets were militants   .There is thing called La Maquiladoras in Mexico...the worse working conditions, lowest pay jobs...and this is the only option people have to get money so they can eat.... OR Move to California..and who own these maquiladoras?  Big Corporate Companies makin billions
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2003, 07:22:05 AM »
Did yu even go to school C Walker? Do you know what was going on in the 60s? Things have changed. the 60s were CRAZY times. CRAZY....now the brown berets...they were racists. The brown borets were militants   .There is thing called La Maquiladoras in Mexico...the worse working conditions, lowest pay jobs...and this is the only option people have to get money so they can eat.... OR Move to California..and who own these maquiladoras?  Big Corporate Companies makin billions

What does any of that have to do with Mecha wanting to overthrow the US government in the southwest and kick out anyone who isnt of Mexican ancestry. Their slogan is "for the race everything, for those outside the race, nothing". What is sad is that when Cruz Bustamante was asked to renounce those beliefs, HE REFUSED! The leading candidate to be governor of California is a racial separatist and no seems to care!!!!!!! In fact, he refused to renounce those racist beliefs because it would hurt him in the eyes of Mexican voters. Now what does that say for Mexicans if he would lose their support just for saying those beliefs are wrong? It tells me that the majority of Mexicans in California share these racist and bigoted views.
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2003, 07:43:29 AM »

What does any of that have to do with a Mexican hate group that wants to create a mythical homeland called Atzlan by overthrowing the US government and kicking out anyone who isnt of Mexican ancestry. Their slogan is "for the race everything, for those outside the race, nothing". What is sad is that when Cruz Bustamante was asked to renounce those beliefs, HE REFUSED! The leading candidate to be governor of the largest state in the US is a racial separatist and no one cares!!!!!!! In fact, he refused to renounce those racist beliefs because it would hurt him in the eyes of Mexican voters. Now what does that say for Mexicans if they all support Bustamante and this hate group Mecha?

facts wrong. when bustamnte was asked he REFUSED to respond. REfusing beliefs and refusing to respond are two different things.  Look I dont give a fuck about MeCha and  I dont suppor Bustamante...but look at this article

DALLAS -- Nativist conservatives are so jittery over the phenomenal growth of the Latino population in the United States that they'll believe anything.

Now they've swallowed the whopper recently slung at California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. The first Latino elected statewide in the Golden State in over 100 years, Bustamante is an ensconced member of the Democratic establishment, the front-runner to replace Gov. Gray Davis in the recall election and a former militant, or so they say.

Here's how the whopper goes: Back in the mid-1970s, while attending Cal State University Fresno, Bustamante was a member of MEChA, a radical Mexican-American student organization whose mission is to forcibly take over the American Southwest and hand it back to Mexico. Of course, it's not really the Southwest but "Aztlan," the mythical homeland of Mexican-Americans unjustly occupied by foreign invaders since 1848 when the land was stolen through Manifest Destiny.

In response to all this, I'm sure I speak for the majority of the 20 million or so Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the United States when I say: "Yawn."

Reality check, people. The native-cons' obsession with Aztlan is goofy. A mythical homeland for Mexican-Americans in the Southwest? Why Aztlan? Why not a name that really fits? Like Absurdia.

If you've never heard of MEChA -- more formally known as the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan -- you're not missing much. It's a rickety organization that is totally ineffective and irrelevant in the modern day. What am I saying? It was pretty much ineffective and irrelevant back in its own day. Since it was founded in 1969, the real story has been not how many Mexican-American students join up, but how many don't.

Today at colleges around the country you're likely to find better attendance at a meeting of the Hispanic Business Students Association. Those who do join MEChA are likely to find a majority of the organization's time and energy dedicated to planning festivals, forums and folklorico dancing.

Now, I ask you, is that any way to lead a revolution?

Just don't try telling any of this to the gaggle of right-wing pundits who have convinced themselves that MEChA is all about racial separatism and the Chicano equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazis. It all started when syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin incorrectly identified the group's motto as: Por La Raza todo. Fuera de la Raza nada. (For the Mexican people everything, for others nothing.) Actually, the phrase comes from "El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan," a poem espousing Chicano nationalism that emerged at a Chicano youth conference in Denver in March 1969. MEChA wasn't founded until the following month at another conference in Santa Barbara. Its real motto is, La Union Hace La Fuerza (Unity Creates Strength).

Ironically, it's been my experience that MEChA groups are rarely unified or even particularly well organized. Usually, there are too many generals and not enough soldiers. Then someone stands up and insists they're "more Mexican" than someone else. And soon, there are insults and infighting and idiocy. And then we're back to the part about being ineffective and irrelevant.

As for racial separatism, imagine how difficult that would be to achieve now that half of all Latinos marry outside the ethnic group.

Bustamante is no radical. He's a moderate whose politics were first shaped -- as were mine -- by his upbringing in Central California's conservative San Joaquin Valley. In fact, I've taken issue with him because he's often seemed uninterested in championing the causes of the disadvantaged. What does interest him is practicing traditional politics -- collecting campaign contributions such as the millions he recently got from an Indian tribe apparently intent on keeping the state's nose out of its casino business.

So how does such a paranoid fantasy of a Mexican-American takeover of the Southwest grab hold in the first place? Simple: changing demographics. Now that Latinos are on track to make up a quarter of all U.S. residents by 2040, the idea of a cultural conquest suddenly seems more plausible than ever.

And who gets credit for that? Not MEChA. But a lenient immigration policy tailored to serve U.S. employers who can't get enough cheap labor. What we're seeing in California -- and around the country -- are not the effects of radicalism but of capitalism.

Maybe the native-cons are right. The problem is MEChA. That is, if the acronym stands for: Many Employers Can't Hire Americans.
  Article by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2003, 08:16:19 AM »
It makes me nervous being aound any Mexican person, knowing that they probably share these same racist, ignorant beliefs.

It makes you nervous to be around ANY Mexican person, knowing they PROBABLY share these.....
How ironic, that in the same sentence you mention "ignorant beliefs". It's racist, ignorant, close-minded people like yourself that makes another want to be racist. That would be like me saying "It makes me nervous being around any white person, knowing they PROBABLY share the same racist, ignorant beliefs as CWalker187, Hitler, the KKK, etc."  You can't just assume what a person's beliefs are based solely on his race. Not all Mexicans hate white people, not all white people hate  blacks, etc. So if anyone is racist and ignorant, it's you, especially when you use words such as "they PROBABLY share the same beliefs"

Funny statement, my family has been in California since it was Mexico. So where should I go back too... lol