Reconquista Is Real

There are none so blind as
those who will not see. While the mainstream media
heaped praise on the
"peaceful" May Day protesters
and newspapers
plastered sympathetic photos of the pro-illegal alien
"sea of humanity"
all over their front pages,
freelance photographers, bloggers and radio interviewers
captured a

sea of open-borders militancy

Uninformed political
observers delude themselves into thinking that these
sentiments are relegated to the fringe. But the core
concepts of reconquista (the "re-conquest"
of the Southwest by Mexico) have spread wide and
deep—from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Milwaukee to
Arkansas and beyond. In Denver, a large banner read:
Albuquerque, Latino activists held up a provocative sign
asking aloud: "Manifest Destiny?"

On the

Sean Hannity
radio show Monday, I debated (or rather
listened to five minutes of screeching by) a young
member of the radical group MeCha. A student at the
University of San Francisco, she denied that her group
still subscribed to 1960s identity politics, then
promptly delivered a full-throated rant about Mexico`s
right to reclaim American territory: "We believe that
we have the right to be in this land . . .

Aztlan is California!
Aztlan is this country! This
country was ours . . . We didn`t cross the borders. The
borders crossed us . . . This country is based on

On NPR`s "All Things
Gloria Ramirez Vargas, a Mexican
politician from

Baja, California
, rallied her constituents with a
similar cry: "Many Mexicans are nourishing the ground
in the U.S., but those lands were once ours. Those same
lands, which now with intelligence, with love and with a
lot of work, we are re-conquering again for our
Mexico." [
In Mexico, an Urge to Support Immigrants in U.S.
Listen in

All Things Considered, May 1,

On leading conservative
talk show station KFI in Los Angeles, hosts

John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou

Tony Valdez,
who also invoked "manifest destiny"
as a rationale for supporting the sabotage of our
immigration laws. He pontificated about 1846, recycled
the "We didn`t cross the borders" nonsense,
inveighed against the war in Iraq and exclaimed: "You
took this country. You killed people in order to take
this country for yourselves."

Valdez is a FOX News 11
reporter at

in L.A.


, photojournalist Byron Dazey of
hundreds of pictures
of extremist left-wing
claptrap. "Open the Borders," screamed a giant
banner. "No more blood! No more borders!" echoed
another placard. "Stop the War! Stop the Borders!"
preaches a sign carried by a "Freedom Socialist
Other protesters displayed a

rambling, illiterate message scrawled on a giant blue

the diplomats in Arizona talking of illegal deals, why R
U so hipocratics [sic] when we know that almost 1/2 of
what it was Mexico, was bought illegally by the US.
Santa Ana was a conquestee from France, he was not the
president of Mexico or Mexican. 1845-1847 we were
fighting our own independence with their own people and
also fighting the French. The US took advantage N
offered Santa Ana money for the Mexican`s land. Do U
call this legal?"

Dazey wrote me: "The
best line from a speaker . . . was the one where she
screamed: `They can`t deport you from the land that they
stole from you!` The crowd cheered wildly, of course."

Our borders are sieves. We
are at war with

. And these seething demonstrators are
still griping about the

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
while our government
prepares to grant a massive amnesty at Mexican President
Vicente Fox`s behest. Hello?

While left-wing socialists
and anti-war Bush-bashers are indeed helping coordinate
the open borders movement, it is a foolish, patronizing
mistake to characterize the reconquistadores as
hapless pawns of the American Left. The homegrown

know exactly what they
believe, and they know exactly what they are doing. They
aim to mainstream the "Stolen Land" mantra and
pervert history. They aim to obliterate America`s
borders by sheer demographic and


And they are succeeding.

Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores

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Exposing Liberals Gone Wild.