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realclearworld

“Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians.” (Ernesto “Che” Guevara, June 1956.)

LaRazaMexico2

honkies

Seems to me, indigenous Bolivians put their M-1 carbines where the illegal Mexican immigrants' mouths are.

OK, so this "Honkie's" ass didn't go back to Europe..but he was certainly "dissuaded" from further enslaving indigenous Americans!

22 comments to “Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians.” (Ernesto “Che” Guevara, June 1956.)

  • Salvatore

    I find it interesting that all of these protesters are being labeled Marxists because a dozen or so participants (out of 50,000) whipped out a Che poster or flag. Sound familiar ... racist tea baggers? I guess we will just ignore the racist tea baggers and ignore this racist Arizona law and ignore Mexican and South American immigrants. Hell ... even Marco Rubio has spoken out against the law.

    It's shameful that in a town of immigrants there were only 500 protesters . . The silence from the Cuban community is deafening. They peaked out over the covers and then crawled right back into bed with the right wing xenophobes. Shameful.....

  • Rob

    I cannot wait to see all the dramatic hand wringing over the May Day hate like we saw over the Tax Day Tea Parties.

  • Mr. Mojito

    May 1: Dust off the Che flags

    May 2: Put them back in the closet until Obama's 2012 election

  • Mr. Mojito

    Humberto, where does the "Mexicans are a rabble of illiterate indians" originally quote come from? I'd love to email it to an old Mexican friend who worships El Chancho.

  • Salvatore:

    Spare us the mock outrage. May Day is a Marxist/Communist holiday--it always has been and always will be. To compare a Tea Party event to a May Day parade is not only ridiculous, but it also says you are either clueless to the meanings behind these two movements, which are polar opposites of each other, or you do not have much respect for the people in this forum.

    Whichever it is, it does not make you look very good.

  • Honey

    Salvatore,
    I was in Washington on 9/12 and have attended some local tea party events. I never saw one che or marxist anything or one expression of anger at the U.S. I saw laughter and love in a celebration of this good country. I saw tons of American flags. Our anger was directed at those who would undermine our constitution and break our laws. Perhaps the silence from the Cuban American community is because they do not support your crowd. People who are legal citizens and who love this country will not sympathize with anyone who would be happy to protest with others who use che flags or communist banners.
    Now reread what Alberto has said.

  • Mojito,

    Pedro Corzo's "Guevara; Anatomia de un Mito" inteviews an eye-witness to Che's racism and quip about Mexicans.

  • pototo

    Salvatore,
    What do you mean where are the Cubans?
    I am right here supporting the law of the land. What part of our laws do you hate and why?

  • Mojito_Fan

    "May Day is a Marxist/Communist holiday--it always has been and always will be."

    Strictly speaking, that is not true. Historically and internationally, May Day celebrations existed centuries before Marx was even born. For instance, have you never heard of the traditional Maypole dance?

    I wonder how many readers here are aware that in America, the official name for the day is Loyalty Day. Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrates it as such, even though others (mostly) are unaware of it.

    http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=2484

    "Loyalty Day originally began as "Americanization Day" in 1921 as a counter to the Communists' May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. On May 1, 1930, 10,000 VFW members staged a rally at New York's Union Square to promote patriotism. Through a resolution adopted in 1949, May 1 evolved into Loyalty Day. Observances began in 1950 on April 28 and climaxed May 1 when more than five million people across the nation held rallies. In New York City, more than 100,000 people rallied for America. In 1958 Congress enacted Public Law 529 proclaiming Loyalty Day a permanent fixture on the nation's calendar."

  • Mojito Fan:

    Are you kidding? Are you seriously implying that the May Day celebrations, protests, and strikes inspired by Marxist ideology came from dancing around the Maypole? So the Castro regime forced thousands of Cubans to go out in the streets with red shirts and waving red flags yesterday to celebrate "Loyalty Day" and to honor American veterans of foreign wars? And I guess Stalin, Kruchev, and the rest were doing the same in the USSR, right?

    I can provide you with a history of the Marxist May Day, which is what what we see celebrated all over the world by socialists and communists, and even direct you to a detailed history of the holiday on marxist.org (http://www.marxists.org/subject/mayday/articles/tracht.html), so you can see that the May Day celebrations of today have nothing to do with Maypoles and everything to do with communism.

    But I think I would be wasting my time because I have no doubt you are well aware of this, your feigned ignorance notwithstanding.

  • Mojito_Fan

    "Are you kidding? Are you seriously implying that the May Day celebrations, protests, and strikes inspired by Marxist ideology came from dancing around the Maypole?"

    No, not at all. I thought my comments were pretty clear. What I was saying is that there were (and still are, for that matter) May Day celebrations prior to and separate from the "Marxist" May Day celebrations. It simply has NOT always been a Marxist celebration, as you earlier claimed. May Day has been celebrated in England and Germany and other parts of Europe since the Middle Ages.

  • Your comments were clear, Mojito Fan--what isn't so clear is the point of your comment.

    If you meant to say that my comment was not specific enough because it did not directly refer to the communist May Day, I guess you may feel you have a point. The problem, however, is that everyone reading this thread, except you obviously, knew I was referring to the Marxist holiday.

    Nevertheless, just for the sake of argument, let's say there were some readers who were still unsure which May Day celebration I was referring to; I still fail to see your point. The discussion is not moved along nor enriched by the addition of irrelevant trivia.

  • Come ON, Alberto!...Didn't you know in Dec. we put those little conifer trees in our den, hang them with tinsel, exchange gifts, attend mass, and eat lechon to celebrate the Winter Solstice?...Geez! thought EVERYBODY knew THAT!

    And all those eggs and bunnies and Mass again in April--that's to celebrate the Spring Equinox! Thought everybody KNEW THAT!

  • Humberto:

    Do you mean to tell me that what I thought were Santa's elves were actually druids worshiping mother earth?

    Now I have a fresh new understanding of the scene from Spinal Tap when they had the druids dancing around Stone Henge--it was a Christmas Winter Solstice celebration!

    Unreal!

  • FreedomForCuba

    LOL

  • FreedomForCuba

    "Methinks the northern latitudes have affected Mojito_Fan's thinking"

    Yes George,

    Unfortunately liberalism is at its strongest in the northern states. I remember how it was when I lived in New York.

  • mojo

    It's also the traditional start of the "naturist" sexual conjugation season, as we are reminded by this little ditty:

    "Hooray, hooray, the first of May!
    Outdoor &%$#ing starts today!"

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