Skip to comments.Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)
Posted on 10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT by OddLane
With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This weeks symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his partys most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the Presidents reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed.
What makes Obamas trip to California so fascinating though is not the seemingly transparent play for votes among an ethno-linguistic group already inclined to vote for his reelection, but the figure he chooses to honor in pursuit of this goal. It should be remembered that as head of the United Farm Workers, Cesar Chavez was militant in his efforts to increase the wage scale of Californias poorly-paid and exploited agricultural workers. And despite the fact that his legacy has been appropriated by radical open borders socialist Dolores Huerta-a co-founder of the UFW-Chavez was most militant in his actions against illegal aliens and the guest-workers from Mexico large growers relied upon in order to depress wages.
While today he is looked upon simply as a totemic figure for the left, to be utilized for whatever cause du jour-including comprehensive immigration reform-requires his unique biography, Cesar-or, as our President prefers to call him, (SEE-ZER)-Chavez began his labor activism in response to the federal governments bracero program.
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The marxist media re-writing history by omitting Chavez was EXTREMELY vocal AGAINST illegal aliens - so what else is new.
The Founding Fathers would have shot the marxist media for treason by now...
There's a real dearth of immigration news over the past day, folks...
This is true. I once saw a movei about the farmworkers union, made in the late 1960’s. They were against illegal immigration, because the “wetbacks” were used as scab labor.
Wow are they ever. The only thing he ever gave his followers were outhouses while he lived like a king.
So many ways the MSM lies... so many. Thanks for the comment.
” I once saw a movei about the farmworkers union, made in the late 1960s. They were against illegal immigration, because the wetbacks were used as scab labor.”
(scrolling back through my pings)...OUTSTANDING post and analysis, OddLane! History/education/revisionist history/tactics of totalitarians BUMP! Thanks VERY much.
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