(For a refresher on Proposition
187's substance and tortured history, see
Tom Shuford's  review
here . Note for politics junkies: the
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,
Patrol's  Glenn Spencer discovered that at least part
of Proposition 187 is actually
on the books  in
In response to 187's passage,
Armando Navarro  [Email
him ], Professor of Ethnic Studies at the
(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
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
Well, Torres isn't just some obscure Joe Shmoe or even Jose Shmose. He is —and 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
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
Arguably, all four of these characters are doofi [plural of "doofus"]. But at least two of them can't be dismissed as Jose Schmoses.
That's Evelyn you'll hear at the
start of Clip #15, introducing Nunez and recounting his
role in the October 1994
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
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
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
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 (Pacific Time) break on his -to- 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
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
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!