The Immigrant Solidarity Network
appears to be approaching their upcoming day-of-rage (Saturday, May 1, 2010) in much the same way as they did in their last big show, in 2006. (For pictures of the "Gran Marcha" in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25, 2006, go here
and keep scrolling down, down, down.)
You can check this page
to determine if your area will be treated to one of these in-your-face demonstrations by these "in the shadows" people this Saturday.
If there is and you attend to take a look, it may be tempting to shout "VIVA LA MIGRA!" at the top of your lungs, but it`s undoubtedly safer to simply observe and take pictures and videos. Such eyewitness documentation should be useful for impressing complacent friends who haven`t yet caught on to the facts of the invasion by this "ant-like multitude
Both that page listing their demonstrations nationwide and this one
that gives their demands are dominated by a photo, perhaps from 2006, that suggests the organizers` motives again this year. But there`s no need to guess motives from a photo. Here`s the list of their demands:
1. No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization of the immigrant communities.
2. No to militarization of the border.
3. No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4. No to the guest worker program.
5. No to employer sanction and â€?no matchâ€? letters.
6. Yes to a path to legalization without condition for undocumented immigrants NOW.
7. Yes to speedy family reunification.
8. Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9. Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10. Yes to the education and LGBTQ immigrant legislation.
The scattered awkwardness of the language in that list suggests assimilation isn`t their priority. But I think the key point is #2 in conjunction with #6. Just as in 2006
, they want (#6) everyone, even those who sneaked across the border five minutes ago, to receive instant amnesty. But beyond that, they want (#2) nothing to impede the continued illegal flow across the border.
The latter point is entirely consistent with a 2001 quote from the Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, published in El Imparcial and relayed to us
in 2002 by VDARE`s Allan Wall
The Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska affirmed today that Mexico is presently recovering the territories lost in the past to the United States, thanks to emigration. "The people of the poor, the lice-ridden and the cockroaches are advancing in the United States, a country that wants to speak Spanish because 33.4 million Hispanics impose their culture," affirmed Poniatowska when presenting her novel La Piel del Cielo in Caracas.
Notes to Southern Poverty Lie Center [$PLC] trolls:
Those descriptions above, including "ant-like multitudes" and "cockroaches," come from Mexican
Also, regarding patriots` use of the word "amnesty," return to those Gran Marcha photos
, and note the signs in black and yellow emblazoned with "Amnistia" and "Full Rights For All Immigrants!"