Can't Even Spell "Nativist"
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Brenda Walker did an item about a book called America Libre, [Marxican Insurgency Imagined,May 14, 2007] and Cuban-American author Raul Ramos y Sanchez [Send him mail] is annoyed.

Author's Diary - Raul Ramos y Sanchez: Why must natavists lie? Friday, June 1, 2007 Why must natavists lie?

The extent to which some nativist groups will go to foster their agenda is so blatantly biased it’s almost laughable–if it didn’t mask a boiling xenophobic hatred.

I experienced this ethical and intellectual corruption firsthand when a right-wing blog V-DARE, characterized my novel America Libre as a ”Marxican insurgency imagined.” Talk about jumping to conclusions. I am neither Mexican nor Marxist, nor are any of the characters in the book, a cautionary tale about the dangers of extremism on both sides of the growing cultural divide over the immigration issue. But a little thing like the truth did not stop this blog from smearing the story as a plot by ”Aztlan commies” where ”the men in sombreros” are the good guys. Although I wrote V-DARE correcting their assumptions, they have yet to publicly respond. (See my May 14 blog entry below for more details.)

Actually most of the revolutionaries in the book are Mexican, and Mexican political culture still contains a large dose of Marxism. (They celebrates the Anniversary Of The Nationalization of The Petroleum Industry as a public holiday.)He actually includes a blonde Guatemalan girl as leading revolutionary, but all that means is you get a bankable actress to play her in the movie.

Any Hispanic insurrection in the Southwest would have to be a largely Mexican affair, because illegal immigration is a largely Mexican affair. In fact, if something isn't done, the entire Southwest will be a largely Mexican affair.

So I don't know what he's complaining about, but I thought I should acknowledge that he's complaining.(By the way, no one I asked at has seen his email. He doesn't seem to be very computer literate, either.)

As for his book, America Libre is strange title for a book, when you consider that America is already a free country, and after a Hispanic revolution would be less so.

Perhaps "Libre" means something different from "Free."

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