posted on 09/03/2003 8:49:27 PM PDT
by So Cal Rocket
(Free Miguel, Priscilla and Bill!)
To: So Cal Rocket
El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud
historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our
territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the
northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers,
reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the
determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our
blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.
We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are
justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows,
and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds,
water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign
Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the
Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a
people whose time has come and who struggles against the
foreigner "gabacho" who exploits our riches and destroys our
culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we
declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze
people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of
North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we
are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.
Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.
El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán sets the theme that the Chicanos (La
Raza de Bronze) must use their nationalism as the key or common
denominator for mass mobilization and organization. Once we are
committed to the idea and philosophy of El Plan de Aztlán, we
can only conclude that social, economic, cultural, and political
independence is the only road to total liberation from oppression,
exploitation, and racism. Our struggle then must be for the control
of our barrios, campos, pueblos, lands, our economy, our culture,
and our political life. El Plan commits all levels of Chicano society
- the barrio, the campo, the ranchero, the writer, the teacher, the
worker, the professional - to La Causa.
Nationalism as the key to organization transcends all religious,
political, class, and economic factions or boundaries. Nationalism
is the common denominator that all members of La Raza can
1.UNITY in the thinking of our people concerning the
barrios, the pueblo, the campo, the land, the poor, the
middle class, the professional-all committed to the liberation
of La Raza.
2.ECONOMY: economic control of our lives and our
communities can only come about by driving the exploiter
out of our communities, our pueblos, and our lands and by
controlling and developing our own talents, sweat, and
resources. Cultural background and values which ignore
materialism and embrace humanism will contribute to the
act of cooperative buying and the distribution of resources
and production to sustain an economic base for healthy
growth and development Lands rightfully ours will be fought
for and defended. Land and realty ownership will be
acquired by the community for the people's welfare.
Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by
nationalism and the Chicano defense units.
3.EDUCATION must be relative to our people, i.e., history,
culture, bilingual education, contributions, etc. Community
control of our schools, our teachers, our administrators, our
counselors, and our programs.
4.INSTITUTIONS shall serve our people by providing the
service necessary for a full life and their welfare on the basis
of restitution, not handouts or beggar's crumbs. Restitution
for past economic slavery, political exploitation, ethnic and
cultural psychological destruction and denial of civil and
human rights. Institutions in our community which do not
serve the people have no place in the community. The
institutions belong to the people.
5.SELF-DEFENSE of the community must rely on the
combined strength of the people. The front line defense will
come from the barrios, the campos, the pueblos, and the
ranchitos. Their involvement as protectors of their people
will be given respect and dignity. They in turn offer their
responsibility and their lives for their people. Those who
place themselves in the front ranks for their people do so
out of love and carnalismo. Those institutions which are
fattened by our brothers to provide employment and
political pork barrels for the gringo will do so only as acts
of liberation and for La Causa. For the very young there
will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but
6.CULTURAL values of our people strengthen our identity
and the moral backbone of the movement. Our culture
unites and educates the family of La Raza towards
liberation with one heart and one mind. We must insure that
our writers, poets, musicians, and artists produce literature
and art that is appealing to our people and relates to our
revolutionary culture. Our cultural values of life, family, and
home will serve as a powerful weapon to defeat the gringo
dollar value system and encourage the process of love and
7.POLITICAL LIBERATION can only come through
indepen-dent action on our part, since the two-party
system is the same animal with two heads that feed from the
same trough. Where we are a majority, we will control;
where we are a minority, we will represent a pressure
group; nationally, we will represent one party: La Familia
de La Raza!
1.Awareness and distribution of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán.
Presented at every meeting, demonstration, confrontation,
courthouse, institution, administration, church, school, tree,
building, car, and every place of human existence.
2.September 16, on the birthdate of Mexican Independence,
a national walk-out by all Chicanos of all colleges and
schools to be sustained until the complete revision of the
educational system: its policy makers, administration, its
curriculum, and its personnel to meet the needs of our
3.Self-Defense against the occupying forces of the
oppressors at every school, every available man, woman,
4.Community nationalization and organization of all Chicanos:
El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán.
5.Economic program to drive the exploiter out of our
community and a welding together of our people's
combined resources to control their own production
through cooperative effort.
Creation of an independent local, regional, and national political
A nation autonomous and free - culturally, socially, economically,
and politically- will make its own decisions on the usage of our
lands, the taxation of our goods, the utilization of our bodies for
war, the determination of justice (reward and punishment), and the
profit of our sweat.
El Plan de Aztlán is the plan of liberation!
Let's just save this puppy here on good ol' FR in case it disappears from the rest of the web.
To: So Cal Rocket
Wow I am impressed with your link. Printed out a hard copy - who knows all the links might shut down. I could kick myself for not printing out the document on the main website. Thanks so much for posting a link to print a copy.
To: So Cal Rocket
Here's a pip from the Berkeley MEChA site:
Chicanismo involves a personal decision to reject assimilation and work towards the preservation of our cultural heritage. Recognizing that all people are potential Chicanas and Chicanos, we encourage those interested in developing a total commitment to our movement for self-determination for the people of Aztlán to join Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán.
Clearly, the resistance to assimilation can be seen on the side of every can of soup, every owner's manual, every dept. of motor vehicles, every federal website, every ballot, every damn thing that has an English instruction has to have an equivalent Spanish "we don't want to assimilate" translation. But of course, their constitution says, we will let you support us and assimilate into our movement.
How about a nice expedient movement back to Mexico?
To: So Cal Rocket
Wow, that site is a doozy. Sorry Mecha, whitey kicked your ass. I understand that your feelings are hurt and you are jealous. Look at what whitey did with his portion of "Aztlan"...then look at yours.
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