CCIR`s Greatest Hits: The Reconquista Rant Audio Clips

California
voters passed Proposition 187 by a 59% to 41% landslide
in November, 1994. The proposition, which was slowly
strangled to oblivion in federal district court over the
subsequent four and a half years, would have eliminated
most state-funded public benefits for illegal aliens in California.

(For a refresher on Proposition
187`s substance and tortured history, see

Tom Shuford`s
review

here
. Note for politics junkies: the
electorally-triumphant proposition`s
“coattails”
also rescued the re-election campaign of

Governor Pete Wilson
, who came from far behind to
beat state treasurer Kathleen Brown—so much for the myth
that it the GOP. In subsequent years, the GOP ran away
from the immigration issue and got clobbered because it

failed to mobilize its base
. Note for immigration
aficionados: Some years ago,
American
Patrol`s
Glenn Spencer discovered that at least part
of Proposition 187 is actually

on the books
in
California! Of course, it`s not
being enforced. )

In response to 187`s passage,

Armando Navarro
[Email
him
], Professor of Ethnic Studies at the
University
of California, Riverside, organized the
“Latino Summit Response”.
It was held on the Riverside
campus over two days in January, 1995, with the
university`s chapter of MEChA as host. The conference`s
theme: encouraging massive non-compliance with
Proposition 187.

(For those new to the fray,
MEChA
is the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán, which
translates as the
“Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán,”
Aztlan
being the homeland, perhaps mythical, of the Aztecs. The
sentiment most frequently associated with MEChA, which
has hundreds of chapters in high schools and colleges
across the U.S., is their statement
“Por La Raza
todo, Fuera de La Raza nada”
, meaning
“For the Race, everything, outside the Race, nothing.”)

Probably the most famous
“product” of the UC Riverside meeting was a line in one Art Torres`s
speech to the throng:

“Remember, 187 is the last gasp
of white
America
in California.
Understand
that.”

That smoking howitzer of an
utterance by Torres is no mere urban legend. If the
computer you`re using has sound capabilities,
you can hear it
for yourself

right now
.

But you may object:
“So a Hispanic
man said something both frank and inflammatory about
illegal immigration and
California. So what?”

Well, Torres isn`t just some
obscure Joe Shmoe or even Jose Shmose. He
isand
was, at the time he spoke
Chairman
of the California Democratic Party
. [Send
him mail
] He`d previously spent 20 years in the
state`s legislature.

So how did the world learn of
Torres`s blaring case of

ethnocentric foot-in-mouth
? For that we can thank
the derring-do of Evelyn Miller.

Evelyn, whom I know personally, is
one of the long-time pillars of the California Coalition
for Immigration Reform [CCIR].
She signed on during the signature-gathering campaign
that propelled Prop. 187 onto the ballot.

CCIR was founded and is headed up
by the formidable

Barbara Coe
. (In the linked Wikipedia article, the
photo is definitely not Barbara!) I think of Ev
as one of Barb`s
“lieutenants,”
along with

Elaine Proko
and

Lupe Moreno
, whom you can see in action

here
. (Dan
Sheehy
discusses the
“lieutenants”
in the chapter about Barb in his book Fighting Immigration Anarchy: American Patriots Battle to Save the Nation.)

Ev`s productive foray behind enemy
lines started with a directive from Barb:
“Pack your bags.
You have hotel reservations in
Riverside
for two days.”

Why Ev?
“Barb probably
thought I was brazen enough to do it,”
she tells me.
Maybe Ev`s background as a certified

bilingual
(Spanish/English) teacher in the

Los Angeles public schools
from 1959 to 1978 also
figured into Barb`s choice, although it turned out that
the conference was conducted almost entirely in English.

As Ev recounted her first
undercover assignment to me in a phone interview:

I took my little hand-held tape recorder. There were about 500 people at
the conference—elected officials, media, academics, and
students—filling a huge auditorium. There were Brown
Berets all over the place, in uniform.
[VDARE.COM note:

The

Brown Berets
are a

Chicano paramilitary group
modeled on the

Black Panthers.
]

“I was the only non-Latino, and they asked me, `Why are you here?` I
told them that I was a

socialist and didn`t like borders
, so they liked me.

“The conference had many breakout sessions, ones for

lawyers
, medical people, media, and so forth. I
attended as many of those as I could.”

So Evelyn then just traipsed out of
the conference with a fistful of explosive recordings,
including those I highlight below? Not quite!

When she got home, Ev discovered
that her tape recorder hadn`t been up to the task
(perhaps due to her vantage point out in the
audience?)—the sound quality of the recorded speeches
was too poor to be usable.

So, undaunted, Ev later found her
way to Prof. Navarro`s office at the Riverside campus
and brazened it out, requesting copies of the
event`s official recordings.

” `You know, people need to hear these,` I told them. ” `I want to
spread them around to help with this terrible Prop.
187.`

“They gave me everything, every syllable of every speaker. I had
to go there three times, because the tape cassettes
weren`t all ready at once.”

Back home with her treasure, Ev
condensed the cassettes` contents into their essentials.
For example, the sound clip of Art Torres linked above
includes his infamous
“last gasp of
white America”
prediction followed immediately by a
wise-guy remark about whites` impending need for
affirmative action, but it`s clear that these weren`t
contiguous passages in his speech. (You`ll also hear
Torres
blithely liken
Prop. 187 to the Nazis` extermination
camps.)

Excerpts from five speeches given
at the Riverside
conference constitute the nucleus of CCIR`s audio clips
medley, all of which are accessible through

this
web page. The linked page has the verbatim
transcripts for, altogether, 19 sound clips, with the
links to the clips themselves embedded in that page.

The other gleanings from the
conference are of Navarro himself (Clip
#1
), Jose Angel Gutierrez (#3),
Joe Baca (part of

#8
), and Fabian Nunez (#15).

Arguably, all four of these
characters are doofi [plural of
"doofus"].
But at least two of them can`t be dismissed as Jose
Schmoses.


  • Joe Baca
    [Email
    him
    ]is now a Congressperson from California`s
    “Inland
    Empire”
    , east of Los Angeles, who probably brags
    about his career

    grade
    of F-minus from NumbersUSA.

  • Fabian Nunez
    has just completed a six-year stint
    in the California Assembly, having been Speaker of
    the Assembly for the last four of those years.

That`s Evelyn you`ll hear at the
start of Clip #15, introducing Nunez and recounting his
role in the October 1994
“Gran Marcha”
in downtown Los Angeles against Prop.
187, just a few weeks before the voters resoundingly
approved it. (You can also see some of the Gran Marcha
proceedings, including Nunez`s doings, in

this video
narrated by
Hal
Netkin
.)

In his UC Riverside speech, Nunez
touted “the power
of the masses”
—a very

Latin American
approach to determining public
policy, quite consistent with the Gran Marcha—and
proposed a 1996 million-person march in Washington, DC
so that “those
rednecks that are out there making decisions for the
betterment of their communities will think twice before
they push forward anti-immigrant legislation against our
community.”

But, judging from the

transcript
,
Taylor scoured
the floor with Gutierrez. At about the same time,
Gutierrez

debated
David Horowitz on Sean Hannity`s show and
further displayed his apparent inability to make a lucid
argument.

Those sound clips from the 1995
conference don`t exhaust the items of interest in CCIR`s
online collection. Far from it! Over the years, until
she could no longer do it incognito, Evelyn slipped into
several other fifth-column functions to make recordings.
Plus, always ready with an itchy finger on her tape
recorder, she captured other anti-gems from radio
broadcasts.

For example, in

Clip #5
we hear

Mario Obledo,
on the radio, urge whites to go back
to Europe. By the date
of this broadcast, Obledo had already received the

Presidential Medal of Freedom
from Bill Clinton. He
had also been California`s Secretary of Health and Welfare
during the 1970s,

in Jerry Brown`s administration
. No Jose Schmose,
he!

And former Secretary of Commerce
designee

Bill Richardson


complained
on the radio that
“illegal and
legal immigration are being unfairly attacked,”

lumping the illegal and legal varieties of immigration
together as does Center For Immigration Studies`

Mark Krikorian
, but

with different intent
.

So where is all this going? Well,
I`m not providing the history and these details on the
sound clips merely for the entertainment of VDARE
readers.
We all need to be using
them.

Why? Because, for example, John
McCain was the

Republicans` presidential candidate
this year,
illustrating the nation`s short attention span. Despite
the patriotic immigration reform movement`s prominent

defensive successes

against 2007`s

attempts at mass amnesties
, a huge, naive national
audience out there still doesn`t comprehend our
civilization`s mortal peril under the immigration
onslaught nor the fact that the fifth column among us
isn`t

really motivated
by an idealistic love of
diversity.

Oblivious Republican primary
voters, especially in Florida, were actually
able to think that illegal-alien-doormat McCain is an

enthusiast for border security
!)

The CCIR clips, if played widely
enough by patriots also able to provide the clips`
context, could provoke legions of our still-uninvolved
fellow citizens into recognizing reality—and then
joining
the patriotic immigration reform movement.

CCIR

sells
a CD containing all 19 clips for $7, postpaid,
convenient if you`d like to play the clips
“on the road”
before a large audience. Evelyn Miller and other CCIR
stalwarts have hand-delivered copies of the CD to
legions of Congressional offices on Capitol Hill, and Ev
has also mailed them to several hundred radio hosts.

Terry
Anderson
routinely plays CCIR clips just before the 9:30 pm (Pacific Time) break on his 9 p.m.-to-10 p.m. Sunday night radio show, which can be

heard
over the internet. Terry seems especially
partial to playing Clip

#14
, featuring Brown Beret Augustin Cebada, who
says, in part:

“We`re here in Westwood, this is the fourth time we`ve been here in the
last two months, to show

white Anglo-Saxon Protestant
L.A., the few of you
who remain, that we are the majority, and we claim this
land as ours, it`s always been ours, and we`re still
here, and none of the talk about deporting. If anyone`s
going to be deported it`s going to be you! Go
back to Simi Valley, you skunks! Go back to Woodland
Hills! Go back to

Boston
! Go back to the

Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims
! Get out!”

I`ve used several of the choicest
clips a number of times before naive audiences, always
to productive effect. When I participated, in-studio, on
a radio talk show here in my hometown of Bozeman MT,
 and we played
some of the tracks from the CD, the shocked host
referred to them as
“Hispanic fatwas.”

So, in public venues, try provoking
the enemy into falling back on their

dead-end charges
of
“Racism!”

And then fire-up the best of CCIR`s
Reconquista Rant sound clips!

Paul
Nachman [
email
him] is a retired physicist and immigration sanity
activist in Bozeman, MT. Read his VDARE.COM blogs



here
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