Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Can You Find "Aztlan" on the Map?

I'm a fairly well educated guy, but I had never heard of "Aztlan" or the "Reconquista" movement until Lou Dobbs put this map on the air last night. Dobbs has made his "Broken Borders" hobbyhorse the centerpiece of his nightly program on CNN. The People for the American Way have the video of the newscast, which includes this comment from CNN reporter Casey Wann:
Utah is also part of the territory some militant Latino activists refer to as Aztlan, the portion of the southwest United States they claim rightfully belongs to Mexico.
Via Delawareliberal and Liberal Oasis, we learn that the source of this map of Aztlan is the Council of Conservative Citizens.
And who might the CCC be? The Anti-Defamation League has some useful background on the group:
The St. Louis-based Council of Conservative Citizens traces its roots directly to the racist, anti-integrationist White Citizens' Councils of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Southern Poverty Law Center concurs:
Indeed, the Council of Conservative Citizens is the reincarnation of the racist White Citizens Councils of the 1950s and 1960s.
The ADL reports that the CCC has a newsletter called the Citizens Informer:
It is edited by Sam Francis, formerly a controversial Washington Times columnist who was eventually dismissed for defending slavery. Francis has become more forthright in denigrating nonwhites and is frequently a guest at conferences of American Renaissance, a group that champions the genetic inferiority of African Americans; he stated at a 1998 gathering that "White Americans have a short time to stop the universalism and egalitarianism that threaten to destroy their race."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that you attempt to link the entire Anti-Aztlan community with the CCC. Interestingly, Aztlan is not a creation of the Extreme Right - or even the moderate right, but of the extreme left... which is why the Left strives to either keep it quiet or pretend it's an invention of the right.

But check out to learn what it's about from the horse's mouth! And notice the political ideologies expressed there (over and above the reconquest of the US Southwest).

9:03 AM, April 22, 2007  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this. America needs to warned about this subversive threat to America.

4:31 PM, June 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord, but you are ignorant!

"Reconquista is Racist nonsense.

1:31 PM, August 25, 2007  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

I'm fascinated by the ongoing attention this post has received sixteen months after I first put it up.

I have found little evidence of a mass movement to annex the southwestern U.S. into Mexico. On the contrary, I believe that most immigrants come here because they want to live in the United States.

12:36 PM, September 30, 2007  
Blogger Unknown said...

The map of Aztlan originates within the Hispanic community and is the specific goal of "Reconquista.”

The idea is to establish Hispanic hegemony in the southwestern USA, and then split this region off from the rest of the country. For more info:

5:58 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger yerrite2no said...

I am a citizen of Aztlan-America and have been for most of my life. I do not have a need to struggle or fight for that recognition, yet I do struggle as a human being in a racist society. I do not hate, nor do I want to be a part of Mexico. It does not matter to me who the government in power is! I exist in this state of being and mind without your permission! It is our right as indigenous peoples to move around this land of our, and I chose to stay in Coloraztlan!

11:11 AM, April 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The United States ofAZTLAN

~NUEVO MEXICO~[New Mexico]

12:18 AM, February 13, 2009  

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