“Wave of Hate”? More Propaganda From The Treason Lobbyists At La Raza
Cecilia Munoz, La Raza`s senior vice president of research,
legislation and advocacy, if it weren`t for this massive surge
of American hatred, the recent
Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal giving amnesty to
millions of illegal aliens would have sailed through Congress
Said Munoz, referring to the
radio talk shows she views as the main—but not the
only—outlet for “hate”:
"That had an extraordinary impact
in the Senate, and as a nation, I don`t think we should be
comfortable with the fact that the United States Senate
responded to what was largely a wave of hate." [Hispanic
Group Aims to Stop `Wave of Hate`” By Steven Dinan,
Washington Times, July 22, 2007]
(Munoz was speaking at the same conference where Rep. Lincoln
Diaz Balart (R—Cuba)
called for permanent Spanish-speaking enclaves in the U.S).
“Wave of hate“—that`s a good one—catchy, just the way
the MainStream media likes it.
Grudgingly, I confess to admiring—in a very limited way—the
National Council of La Raza.
While I deplore the anti-American stand that the country`s
largest ethnic identity lobbyist takes, I am in awe of its
ability to coin phrases and
dupe the media (which considers La Raza the nation`s
pre-eminent Hispanic think tank) into believing that it walks
the high road.
At the same time, because of its skill at the word game, La
Raza has convinced the
press, Congress, the
Chamber of Commerce and
religious groups of all denominations that we who favor less
immigration are lower than pond scum.
Twenty years ago, the most common term to describe
individuals illegally in the U.S. was “illegal
immigrant“. Although it appeared in print from time to
time, the correct term, “illegal
alien” was always a tough sell for us.
Then, out of nowhere, appeared “undocumented
immigrant” appeared. That lasted a while but before long
worker” replaced it—much more persuasive from La Raza`s
view because it suggests that aliens work. That`s not always
true, of course, but it sure sounds good.
Soon thereafter, the “undocumented workers” had deeply
rooted and unshakeable “family
Now that a growing respect for our position has emerged, we
have been upgraded to “anti-immigration” or, the warmest
and fuzziest of all the terms used to describe us “immigration
As it now stands, we, the “immigration restrictionists”
who ride a
“wave of hate” are pitted against the “undocumented
workers” and their “family values.”
As I said earlier, you can`t help but admire how cleverly our
opposition has outmaneuvered us.
Never underestimate La Raza`s reach and power.
Every move it makes is calculated and coordinated. La Raza
excels at finding the right people to represent it. Look at the
biography if La Raza`s Chief Executive Officer
Murguia earned three degrees from the
University of Kansas: a B.S. degree in journalism (1982), a
B.A. degree in Spanish (1982), and a J.D. degree (1985) from the
School of Law before beginning her career in Washington, DC as
legislative counsel to former Kansas
Congressman Jim Slattery.
From 1994 to 2000, Murguia worked at the White House,
ultimately serving as deputy assistant to
President Bill Clinton and according to her biography, “providing
strategic and legislative advice to the president on key issues”
which I assume included immigration. Murguia also served as
deputy director of legislative affairs, managing the legislative
staff and acting as a senior White House liaison to Congress.
Before returning to
K. U. in 2001 as Executive Vice Chancellor for University
Relations, Murguia was the deputy campaign manager and director
constituency outreach for the
Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign.
From her predecessor,
Raul Yzaguirre, Murguia inherited an organization
headquartered in Washington, DC with field offices in
McAllen, Texas. And La Raza has more than 140 “formal
affiliates“. See the NCLR brochure describing its operations
La Raza has money to burn.
In an NPR interview, outgoing La Raza CEO and chief financial
officer Yzaguirre told correspondent Tony Cox that, during his
thirty-year tenure, the organization`s budget had grown from
$500,000 to $40 million—or an incredible $1.3 billion including
its “affiliates”. Listen to the interview
The savvy Murguia parlayed her White House insider experience
into a seat at the table during this year`s “behind
closed doors” negotiations during this spring`s thwarted
When pressed by Lou Dobbs in a recent interview about her
role in the Senate meetings, [Transcript,
June 17, 2007] Murguia refused to deny that she
And a Capitol Hill insider told me that La Raza staffers work
closely with Senator
Edward M. Kennedy providing him with a laundry list of its
In short, La Raza out-muscles us. The
Federation for American Immigration Reform has the most
offices of any immigration patriot organization with four.
I`ll estimate that the aggregate “restrictionist”
budget is a fraction of the $1.3 billion available to La Raza.
And, as we all know, no “immigration restrictionist”
a.k.a. patriot was present during the Senate`s Comprehensive
Immigration Reform dialogue. Murguia, on the other hand, with
her insider background, has the Senate`s ear. We can`t get our
phone calls answered
But, despite La Raza owning the politicians and the print
media and having bottomless pockets to carry out its open
borders agenda, it could not pull off
That says tons about our position`s merit and is an enormous
comfort as we go forward in this endless battle. When our
victory is considered in light of the La Raza frontal assault
against us, it becomes all the more impressive.
La Raza is right about one thing. A “wave”
is sweeping across America.
But hate isn`t part of it. What`s at play instead is
frustration, disgust and anger.
We`re frustrated at the federal government`s refusal to
enforce immigration legislation, disgusted at the Mexican
government for condoning illegal immigration and angry at the
likes of La Raza for its overtly
La Raza has the money, the wide network of offices and the
high level connections. But we are on the right side of the
The American side.
And that`s why we`ll prevail next time…and the time after
that…and the time after that, too.
Joe Guzzardi [e-mail
him] is the Editor of VDARE.COM Letters to the Editor.
In addition, he is an English teacher at the Lodi Adult School and has
a weekly newspaper column since 1988. This column is exclusive