Skip to comments.Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge- “La Raza” means “Master Race.”
Posted on 06/09/2016 4:25:20 AM PDT by SJackson
Donald Trump has every right to question the impartiality of a pro-Mexican judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit and doing so does not make him a racist or a bigot of any kind.
The stampede of weak-kneed Republican office-holders tripping over each other in a frenzied rush to denounce the presumptive GOP nominee for president shows how the Lefts pathological ideas about race continue to dominate the thinking even of so-called conservatives who ought to know better. Yell racist! and Republicans run for the hills.
As Pat Buchanan opines, [t]o many liberals, all white Southern males are citizens under eternal suspicion of being racists. The most depressing thing about this episode is to see Republicans rushing to stomp on Trump, to show the left how well they have mastered their liberal catechism.
To recap, the real estate magnate has said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana-born U.S. citizen whose parents emigrated from Mexico, is issuing unfair rulings against him in a high-profile class-action lawsuit. Trump claims the trial judges prejudice relates to his promise to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall along the border with Mexico to keep illegal aliens out.
Curiel ordered that internal documents from Trump University be made public. The ruling caused elation among reporters, including 20 from the Washington Post who are digging for dirt about the candidate, as they began fantasizing about winning the Pulitzer Prize for taking down a Republican presidential candidate.
Trump said it is "just common sense" that Curiels connections to Mexico explain his anti-Trump rulings.
"He's a member of a club or society very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine. But I say he's got bias," Trump said Sunday. "This judge has treated me very unfairly. He's treated me in a hostile manner, and there's something going on." Trump also said it is possible a Muslim judge might also be biased against him because he advocates a temporary ban on the entry of Muslims into the U.S.
Trump is right. Judges can be influenced, sometimes inappropriately, by their life experiences.
Besides, Trump was merely echoing remarks by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a person of Puerto Rican ancestry, who said her ethnicity and upbringing affect her rulings. I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasnt lived that life.
So if Trumps comments were racist and in this writers opinion they were not then so were Sotomayors. Sotomayor is met with applause; Trump is met with sputtering vituperation.
Despite the hysterical accusations against Trump coming from politicians in both parties, it needs to be pointed out that he never said that there is something about being Mexican or of Mexican ancestry that makes a person incapable of being an impartial judge. Its not a congenital or a genetic thing. He said that this particular Obama-appointed judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who belongs to a left-wing Latino lawyers group, has an axe to grind because his parents came from Mexico.
Curiel is a member of a group called San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA). SDLRLAs website identifies National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a race-baiting leftist group that strongly condemns Trumps immigration policy proposals, as part of its community. The group is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) which called Trump racist last year for promising to secure the border and vowed to target Trumps business interests with boycotts.
Identity politics and whiny racial grievance-mongering is what SDLRLA and possibly every group with la raza (the race in English) in its name is about.
The very concept of la raza is racist, but more on that in a moment.
Trump is right to be concerned about the fact that in 2014, when Curiel certified the class action, he appointed Robbins Geller to act for the plaintiffs. That firm has reportedly shelled out $675,000 in speaking fees since 2009 to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzalez (R), said the circumstances of the case at least raise a legitimate question to be considered.
Regardless of the way Trump has gone about raising his concerns over whether hes getting a fair trial, none of us should dismiss those concerns out of hand without carefully examining how a defendant in his position might perceive them and we certainly should not dismiss them for partisan political reasons.
The litigation deals with consumer complaints regarding the now-defunct Trump University, a pricey 3-day seminar about selling real estate. The plaintiffs allege that the school was a scam but plenty of former students give it top marks.
Its not like Trump can blow off questions about the case because it is before the courts. The legal case has become a political issue and Trump is absolutely entitled to defend himself. His opponents bark endlessly about it every day. During primary season, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called it a fake university and used it to support his argument that Trump was a con artist.
The presidential campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton has been pounding Trump for days. Trump U is devastating because its a metaphor for his whole campaign: promising hardworking Americans a way to get ahead, but all based on lies, campaign press secretary Brian Fallon wrote on Twitter.
The great irony in all of this is that the left-wing Latino groups accusing Trump of racism are the real racists.
Created by the far-left Ford Foundation in 1968, the National Council of La Raza argues that la raza is an inclusive concept, meaning that Hispanics share with all other peoples of the world a common heritage and destiny. President Janet Murguia claims la raza simply refers to the Hispanic people and it is a nod to our common heritage.
Similarly, the SDLRLA claims la raza means the people or the community.
According to Google Translate, the Spanish noun raza means race, breed, colorcast. If these radical groups wanted to express the idea of people in their names they could have chosen gente, pueblo, personas, habitantes, nación, or súbditos. For community, they could have selected comunidad, colectividad, sociedad, común, union, or mancomunidad.
Of course, Murguia and Judge Curiels group are lying. La raza can be translated as the master race, and the concept of the Hispanic was only invented in 1972 by President Richard Nixon, four years after NCLR was founded.
As Mark Krikorian of the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has explained, the concept of la raza emerged as Nazism gained steam in the 1920s and was the brainchild of former Mexican secretary of public education Jose Vasconcelos. The politician and thinker has been called the cultural caudillo of the Mexican Revolution.
La raza can be traced to the ideas and writings of Jose Vasconcelos, the Mexican theorist who developed the theory of la raza cosmica (the cosmic or super race) at least partially as a minority reaction to the Nordic notions of racial superiority, New Mexico Highlands University professors Guillermo Lux (history) and Maurilio Vigil (political science) wrote.
Vasconelos developed a systematic theory which argued that climatic and geographic conditions and mixture of Spanish and Indian races created a superior race. The concept of La Raza connotes that the mestizo is a distinct race and not Caucasian, as is technically the case.
(Mestizo, by the way, is a Spanish word used in Latin America to refer to someone who is of mixed race, usually the child of a person of Spanish descent and an American Indian. One third of U.S. Hispanics identify as mixed-race while mestizos represent a racial majority in Mexico[.])
So la raza really does mean the Master Race, but rather than based on notions of racial purity, La Razas inherent, biological superiority is based on its hybridity, on the mixing in Latin America of, in Vasconceloss words, the black, the Indian, the Mongol, and the white, writes Krikorian. La raza really means that Hispanics, and specifically Mestizos, are superior to those of us unfortunate enough not to be part of the cosmic race.
La raza was a source of pride for many Latinos, the most militant of whom adopted the motto: Por la raza todo, fuera de la raza nada For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing," according to Jerry Kammer, also of CIS. This la raza ideology animates the reconquista movement which aspires to return the territory the U.S. took from Mexico to Mexican sovereignty. Some radicals wish to recreate Aztlan.
A hero of the Left, labor organizer Cesar Chavez, a natural born American of Mexican ancestry, thought la raza was a dangerous, un-American concept.
I hear about la raza more and more, he said.
Some people dont look at it as racism, but when you say la raza, you are saying an anti-gringo thing, and our fear is that it wont stop there. Today its anti-gringo, tomorrow it will be anti-Negro, and the day after it will be anti-Filipino, anti-Puerto Rican. And then it will be anti-poor-Mexican, and anti-darker-skinned Mexican.
That Chavez viewed this kind of Mexican race-consciousness as destructive was reinforced by his lieutenant LeRoy Chatfield around 1970.
"Everyone should be proud of what they are, of course, but race is only skin-deep. It's phony and it comes out of frustration; the la raza people are not secure. He said to me just the other day, 'Can't they understand that that's just the way Hitler started?' A few months ago the Ford Foundation funded a la raza group and Cesar really told them off. The foundation liked the outfit's sense of pride or something, and Cesar tried to explain to them what the origin of the word was, that it's related to Hitler's concept."
Donald Trump may not even realize just how right he happens to be.
Actually, “La Raza” translates as “the race”
“Master Race” would be “Raza superior”. . . .
Do not help them hide their racism, always use the English, The Race, not La Raza.
Trying to spin the “difference” between the two La Razas’ is like trying to spin the difference between the Nazi swastika and the Mayan/Aztec swastika.....it just don’t fly.
Something the cuckold GOP need to get thru their heads: NO MATTER who the nominee was to be, the Media/Dems were going to call him a racist.....STOP FOLDING UNDER PRESSURE!
Some folks need to get a grip on the literal translation.
That said, the rhetoric is the same that was spewed throughout Europe in the 1930’s.
When they were making their money, Ford Carnegie, Rockefeller, etc., built the country. When they decided to “give back,” they funded Commies whose goal is to end the U.S.
Anytime I hear a rich person talking about “giving back,” I think, “Oh, no! Another idiot.”
It translates that way, but the inference is obvious if you pay attention to the history, which was clearly laid out in the article posted.
When they say la raza, they mean they superior race.
He knows it perfectly well and has triggered all this intentionally. If you pay close attention to all of his highly "controversial" statements, they're all crafted like bait laced with poison, assuring when all is said and done he wins, making fools of enemies/media who took the bait.
That’s the way I read it. If a person says, ‘This is the place to be,’ they don’t mean, ‘This is just any old place.’ They mean, ‘This is the superior place to be.’
REALITY CHECK---Judge Curiel may be in violation of US law WRT serving the needs of a foreign country.
In the United States, provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) apply to all "U.S. persons" (defined to include individuals and companies located in the United States and their foreign affiliates).
The law contains an antiboycott provision intended to prevent United States citizens and companies being used as instrumentalities of a foreign government's foreign policy.
These persons are subject to the law when their activities relate to the sale, purchase, or transfer of goods or services (including the sale of information) within the United States or between the United States and a foreign country.
This law covers certain other transactions that may take place wholly offshore.....AND/OR ACROSS THE BORDER.
Then SAY that. “La Raza stands for a Hispanic Master Race”.
Accuracy is important. Our opponents lie: we don’t.
His parents did not "emigrate". To be accurate, they snuck into our country illegally, with no respect for our laws or rules, and as illegal noncitizens they excreted little Curiel. Little Curiel is an anchor baby and is not a citizen per the 14th Manedment.
For him to sit on a bench and render justice to real Americans is a farce and mocks our lawas and our culture. He spits in the face of Americans with his mockery of our system.
Anyone, anywhere, anytime that chooses to pigeon-hole themselves with others of like ethnicity, color, foreign nationality is a bigoted tendency. To choose to primarily associate with ONLY self-likeness in business and social encounters is a clear demonstration of what’s inside your vision. Your vision are the colored glasses you wear that taint everything you do, think, and communicate whether you like that label or not. Tough.
Trump needs to be hitting this fact MUCH harder.
Nobody has a problem with the fact that this judge is Hispanic. It’s the fact that he belongs to a subversive anti-American organization.
Germans didn’t say, the German Master Race, the Teutonic Master Race, or any other nationality-designator. They said, the Master Race, and everyone knew it meant Deutsch.
Otoh, we could start reiterating their slogan more than we do. It’s so inclusive, after all.
“For The Race, everything; for those outside the race, nothing.”
Exactly! The author, however, has to maintain "objectivity" with a gratuitous, throw-away statement acknowledging the perspective of both the left and the RINO's.
The left often agreed Reagan was turning things around (thereby rattling their fundamental belief system), but then would comment along the lines of "those close to him who know him well say he really isn't very smart".
It is ridiculous to believe Trump got this far in politics without putting together a research team.
When they say “La Raza”, they mean a Mexican superior race whose goal is invasion to occupy the American west. It is not a new idea. Mexico failed from day one.
Mexico is a S#ithole - bump for later...
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