Bustamante`s Anti-White Past Shouldn`t Surprise

With California`s Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante now
leading in the polls to be the state`s next governor,

about his anti-white past is thunderous.

Neither the

mainstream press
nor his comrades in the Democratic
Party nor even most of his rivals in the election have
mentioned it.

As for the professional

witch hunters of hate
like the

Anti-Defamation League
and the

Southern Poverty Law Center,
not a peep has passed
their usually over-worked lips.
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other targets!

Yet Mr. Bustamante`s past associations need
explanation and, given the fashionable squalling about
"racism," no small amount of simple repudiation.

He himself has refused both, and why shouldn`t he
refuse when no one else – especially those who make a
profession out of denouncing "racism" and
"extremism"—say nothing themselves?

The problem with Mr. Bustamante is that he is a past
member of a

student organization
known by its Spanish initials
as "MEChA," an abbreviation that stands for "Chicano
Student Movement for Aztlan," "Aztlan" being the name of
the country they plan to establish where the
Southwestern United States now lies after they kick out
or kill all the whites who live there.

Aside from its cultivation of a

violent rhetoric
that, especially in the

aftermath of 9/11,
ought to give most Americans
pause, MEChA is pretty explicit about its anti-white
agenda. Its statement of purpose,

"El Plan de Aztlan,"
opens up with the sentiment,

"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

That was enough for former Ku Klux Klan leader Tom
Metzger, who endorsed Mr. Bustamante as a kindred soul
last week and beamed of the statement,

"If that isn`t racist, I don`t know what is."

Mr. Bustamante himself, despite repeated calls from
various conservatives to renounce the statement and the
group, simply refuses.

Indeed, he reaffirms the value of his connections
with it.  "I think the actuality of what takes place
in those organizations is to provide student leadership.
For me, and many, many others, we were running for
student government. That`s how I got here today,"


The problem is not so much what Mr. Bustamante
believes or the organization to which he used to belong.
As I have long argued, Hispanic or Latino "nationalism"
is really an

anti-white racial nationalist movement
driven by the
mass immigration that the Open Borders lobby has forced
upon this country, and Mr. Bustamante`s affiliations
with that movement and its beliefs shouldn`t be

Conservatives who are just now blubbering about it
should have sniffed the coffee years ago.

Mr. Bustamante`s racial associations are more
important for what they tell us about the whole business
of anti-racism.

What they tell is that anti-racism really isn`t about
"racism" at all. It`s only against "white racism."

Thus, both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the
Anti-Defamation League have said virtually nothing about
Mr. Bustamante or MEChA, despite the latter`s history of

The SPLC and its founder,

Morris Dees,
have been far too busy denouncing
Judge Roy Moore
in Alabama, while the ADL has been
riding herd on such dangerous anti-Semites as actor Mel
Gibson for his

new film
about the crucifixion of Christ.

No doubt these are far greater threats to racial
harmony and civil rights than the prospect of an
anti-white racial nationalist with ties to an
organization with a history of


, and

beliefs being elected governor of

Nor do we hear much about Mr. Bustamante`s past from
our friends the neo-conservatives. Back in 1994 neo-cons

Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett
went out their way to
denounce Prop 187, California`s ballot measure that
would have cut off most

public services
to illegal aliens, but we hear
nothing from them today about the leading contender for
the governor`s chair.

Neo-conservative Linda Chavez

found time

for Arnold Schwarzenegger`s support for
Prop 187, but she too has been pretty mum about the past
of his chief rival in the election.

For all of them "racism" is OK as long as its
directed against whites. Then, you see, it`s not
"racism" at all but "passion," "
," or "multiculturalism."

"Racism" is not OK only when whites express it or
even hint at it.

If the great experiment in multiracial democracy that
is about to unfold in California should teach us
anything, it is the transparent

of "anti-racism" and the agenda for an

power grab
it conceals.



[Sam Francis [email
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America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
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