August 28, 2003
Cruz Bustamante, MEChista

The multi-culti-friendly mainstream media continues to let Cruz Bustamante cruise on by without serious challenge over his youthful membership in, and ongoing support for, MEChA. MEChA is a Chicano student organization that preaches Nazi-style racial superiority and promotes violent revolution. The more reliable media such as Michelle Malkin, Fox News and the Blogosphere continue to hammer on Bustamante's MEChA connection, which should be taken as seriously as, say, Trent Lott's affiliation with segregationists.

Here is the MEChA emblem, as it appears on the website of the group's chapter at the University of Michigan.

The emblem is defined in MEChA's National Constitution.

The official symbol of this organization shall be the eagle with its wings spread, bearing a macahuittle [sic] in one claw and a dynamite stick in the other with the lighted fuse in its beak. The acronym MEChA shall be above the symbol with the phrase "La Union Hace La Fuerza" below.
[A macahuitl was a sword used by Aztec warriors].

MEChA's El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan lists the group's "Organizational Goals", including:

economic control of our lives and our communities can only come about by driving the exploiter out of our communities, ourpueblos, and our lands and by controlling and developing our own talents, sweat, and resources. Cultural background and values which ignore materialism and embrace humanism will contribute to the act of cooperative buying and the distribution of resources and production to sustain an economic base for healthy growth and development Lands rightfully ours will be fought for and defended. Land and realty ownership will be acquired by the community for the people's welfare. Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by nationalism and the Chicano defense units.
(The "our lands" include, for example, California, Texas and Colorado) It's nationalism! It's socialism! It's national socialism! It's where Cruz Bustamante got his start in politics!
"I think the actuality of what takes place in those organizations is to provide student leadership. For me, and many, many others, we were running for student government. That's how I got here today."
And that's also why you shouldn't go any farther, Cruz.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at August 28, 2003 04:14 PM
Comments

Give California back to Mexico, it's beyond
saving!

Posted by: Bill Aubin on August 29, 2003 03:55 PM

One fact escapes these people. They are claiming Texas as a part of Aztlan. They claim that the U.S. stole Texas from Mexico.

The truth is, the Texas that fought for freedom from Mexico were Mexican citizens. This included the hispanics that chose the revolutionary path.

They were all Texans, not Americans.

Posted by: Clark Simmons on August 29, 2003 04:04 PM

That's it. He's out in my opinion.

Posted by: m. e. chronley on August 29, 2003 04:12 PM

Do we really need an elected terrorist?

Posted by: Randy Egan on August 29, 2003 04:20 PM

Cruz's group is both ignorant And dangerous.
The state of California was owned by Ameican Indians. By 1852 it (the best parts) had been divided into 18 treaty areas for Ameican Indians. Of course, all the treaties were broken by the Union-controlled US govt.

Cruz's boys are idiots.

Posted by: Rick Longley on August 29, 2003 04:48 PM

These people forget that eeverytime they go to war with us, white folks kick their ass.

Posted by: Jose on August 29, 2003 05:03 PM

Arnie's dad was a member of the Nazi party. Cruz Bustamante IS a Nazi.(Nazi is the German acronym for National Socialism).

Posted by: Matthew G. on August 29, 2003 07:27 PM

The spaniards/mexicans stole the land from the native north & south americans, The Us stold it from them theus gov. will probobally take it from it's citizens by imminant domain
some sharpie lawyer will find a clause in the treaty of Guadulupe that demands it.


Posted by: LEE on August 30, 2003 04:26 AM

They're Nationalists, they're socialists. They believe in the superiority of The Race ("La Raza"), communal ownership of the production, and are demanding a return of their ancestral lands. Where have I heard this before....

Oh, yes, I remember. National Socialist. Of course...

http://www.deoxy.org/npp.htm

Posted by: Richard R on August 30, 2003 08:37 AM

Will somebody tell me why the Orange County Register refuses to make any mention of mecha and
the goals of this group and bustamantes conection.
I think I know the reason but would like to hear from others.

Posted by: Jack Cheshire on August 30, 2003 08:48 AM

Well, if Bustamante wants to be known as a 'beanerista' that is his privelege. But he needs to know that he will be labeled as such from now until the day he dies.

Posted by: Robbins Mitchell on August 30, 2003 08:52 AM

Vote NO on recall.

Posted by: tom on August 30, 2003 09:21 AM

Bustamante seems to know little about economics. He was on ABC News recently saying the state of California should take over gasoline distrubution and run it like a utility. Passing over the success California has had with electric utilities, basic economics dictates that price ceilings create shortages. Bustamante would revive Carter policies that created gas lines.

Posted by: Ian C. on August 30, 2003 02:39 PM

I feel very sorry for all Caucasian Racists, especially the ones listed on this web site. You are the Nazis in our Native American Land that you have taken from us hundreds of years ago with lies and a bible in your hands. I guess it is time for me to pray for your souls. But I thank the Great Spirit and Creator that he gave us a fine man like Cruz Bustamante. With his help and others like Arnold Schwarzenagger, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's dream will come true. One day all good people of all races will live in our country in harmony and peace. Racists like you guys will be terminated.

Posted by: CITLALMINA on August 30, 2003 03:16 PM

Speaking of racists:

http://aztlan.net/manchurian.htm

Posted by: feste on August 30, 2003 03:31 PM

aztlan? you peoples are dreaming again. if you work hard and do the right thing, we will all reach this promised land. america ! this is not and will never be mexico again ever! get over it.

Posted by: jonathangarcia on August 30, 2003 10:40 PM

Aztlan's pitch:

"For the Race, everything. For those outside the Race, nothing"

That means Bronze only, no red, no white, no black, no jew...

They preach race-based socialism which is fascism.

Bustamante
forms MEChA Oil

BustaMEChA
secession!

Posted by: DANEgerus on September 1, 2003 03:17 AM

Who needs MEChA, when you've got PORcA?

Apparently, Senor Cruz Bustamante is a member of another spurious organization with a provocative slogan. PORcA is a club that excludes all but the most profligate tax and spenders in the California Democratic Party who are also willing to take a breather from the nation's campaign finance laws.

The acronym, in case you were wondering stands for Obnoxious Politicos Rearranging el Campaign Account (PORcA). Remember, in Spanish everything is backwards. The PORcA slogan is: "For the Special Interests Everything, for the Taxpayer Nothing". And Cruz isn't just a member of PORcA, he's their Lieutenant Governor.

He has also proven himself to be one of the most talented in the club at corrupting existing campaign finance laws. Consider what he has achieved with his $2 million dollar contribution from the Indian gamblers. Because of the contribution limit imposed on Recall candidates is $21,200, Cruz figured out a way to take that $2 million dollars and deposit it into an old campaign account (not subject to the $21,200 limit) and then break it up into 94 $21,200. individual contributions and deposit the dinero into his Recall account. See?

I don't think this level of political corruption prowess has been demonstrated in this state since former Vice-President Albert Gore accidentally walked away with bags of campaign cash after eating sushi at a Buddhist temple in Hacienda Heights. But not to worry, Cruz is a friend of the Indians and they are simply demonstrating their love and affection for him.

After all, he used to hang out with these poor little Indians when all the U.S. Government would allow them to do was play boring games of Old Maid while sleep in their car. And look at them now, sitting pretty feeling successful and able to give away $2,000,000 to short, fat politicians who promise them absolutely nothing in return.

But Cruz seems to inspire selfless generosity from all walks of life. Consider the $700,000 "donation" he received from 13,000 of his closest friends who just happen to belong to a union called: "Professional Engineers in California Government". These folks aren't interested in anything from Cruz except maybe his family recipe for homemade chorizo. Cruz couldn't possibly be interested in the fact that his good friends have been actively lobbying for generous pay-raises and are also adamantly opposed to the state shifting engineering work to the private-sector.

No, Cruz is just using the money from his good friends to even the political playing field. As soon as he is elected, he is going to send all of them a nice thank you card and that will be the end of it. Th-th-th that's all F-F-Folks!

Posted by: Joe Armendariz on September 5, 2003 02:44 PM

The following is a transcript from Wednesday's Gubernatorial debate featuring Cruz Bustamante. Luckily we were able to filter Bustamante's answers through our handy-dandy "what's he really thinking", political-drivel-device.

Bustamante's secret thoughts are presented in parenthesis:

Question: SHOULD A RECALL BE A MECHANISM FOR REPLACING A PROGRESSIVE GOVERNOR WITH A HARD-CORE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN?

Bustamante: THE ONLY THING THAT I WOULD LIKE (HAVE TIME) TO SAY IS (VIVA LA RAZA) THAT I BRING A CERTAIN SET OF VALUES (POLL TESTED OPINIONS) TO THIS POSITION. WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO BE AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL (WHO NEEDS THE GREEN PARTY), WHETHER YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROTECT (PROMOTE) AND DEFEND (EXPLOIT) A WOMEN'S RIGHT (DECISION) TO CHOOSE, AND MAKE SURE THAT WE (RICH GREEDY TAXPAYERS) PROVIDE GOOD (EXPENSIVE) PUBLIC EDUCATION (INDOCTRINATION). I THINK THAT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE (DEMOCRATS WHO SIGNED THE RECALL PETITION) IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ARE LOOKING FOR (DEMANDING) IN A GOVERNOR (PANDERER).

Question: WHAT IS THE PROPER ROLL OF GOVERNMENT?

Bustamante: YOU KNOW, IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (AZTLAN), IF YOU WALK OUTSIDE OF THIS BUILDING (IT USED TO BELONG TO MEXICO YOU KNOW), IF YOU ARE HELD UP AND THE PERSON (DON'T SAY THE N-WORD WHATEVER YOU DO) TAKES YOUR WALLET, THAT PERSON GOES TO JAIL. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HOLD UP (DO BUSINESS WITH) 34 MILLION PEOPLE, SOMEHOW THAT IS GOOD BUSINESS...THE DEREGULATION OF ENERGY HAS BEEN A MISTAKE (WE NEVER GOT THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS WE WERE PROMISED) AT EVERY SINGLE STATE. WE NEED TO ENSURE WE HAVE THE KIND OF LEGISLATION (EXTORTION POLICY) TO PROTECT (PUNISH) UTILITIES (NATURAL RESOURCE SCAVENGERS) AND BASIC SERVICES (SUBSIDIES) FOR CALIFORNIA (LA RAZA) AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA (MEXICANS). AND IF THEY DO NOT DO IT, THEN WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE TO IMPOSE THAT ON THOSE EMPLOYERS (WHITE EUROPEAN FASCIST BASTARDS).

Question: JUST YESTERDAY A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INDIAN TRIBE ANNOUNCED THAT IT WAS GOING TO GIVE YOUR CAMPAIGN AND COMMITTEE SUPPORTING YOUR CAMPAIGN $2 MILLION...YOU TOLD SOME REPORTERS THAT YOU COMPARED TRIBAL CASINOS TO HEWLETT-PACKARD...ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU WOULD ALLOW TRIBES TO OPEN NEW CASINOS AND EXPAND SLOTS?

Bustamante: I'M VERY PROUD (DEMANDING), FIRST OF ALL OF THE SUPPORT (HUSH MONEY) THAT I'VE RECEIVED (DEMANDED) FROM TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS. I'VE BEEN INVOLVED (COLLUDING) WITH THEM FOR OVER 20 YEARS. GAMING (BOOZE, POKER AND MAYHEM) HAS BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO EXPAND OPTIONS (BUY-OFF CORRUPT POLITICIANS), SECONDARY, MORE IMPORTANTLY I THINK (I PRAY), I WILL BE THE HEAD, IF I GET A CHANCE TO BE, THE HEAD (NUMBER 1 MEXICANO) OF THIS GOVERNMENT (TEMPORARY WHITE GOVERNMENT). AND I WILL GIVE (OWE) THEM THE RESPECT (FREE-HAND) THAT THEY DESERVE IN WORKING OUT ARRANGEMENTS (LUCRATIVE BUSINESS DEALS). THE RULES ARE SET (RIGGED FAIR AND SQUARE). ONLY FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBES AND FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED LAND IS ELIGIBLE (REQUIRED) TO HAVE GAMING (BOOZE, POKER AND MAYHEM), AND THE VOTERS OF THIS STATE HAVE TWICE AGREED TO DO (IGNORE) THAT.

Question: IN 1994 DID YOU VOTE FOR OR AGAINST PROPOSITION 187?

Bustamante: I VOTED AGAINST PROPOSITION 187 (AFTER ALL, THIS LAND BELONGS TO MEXICO YOU WHITE FASCIST PIGS). TODAY IMMIGRANTS (MEXICAN PATRIOTS DEDICATED TO SERVING LA RAZA) PAY 1400 DOLLARS MORE A YEAR THAN THEY RECEIVE (ARE ENTITLED TOO) IN BENEFITS (BESIDES THIS IS OUR LAND, VIVA MECHA, VIVA LA RAZA).

Question: AN INITIATIVE ON THE MARCH BALLOT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER TO PASS BUDGETS AND RAISE TAXES IN THE LEGISLATURE BY GETTING RID OF THE TWO-THIRDS VOTE REQUIREMENT. DO YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE?

Bustamante: I SUPPORT THE PROPOSAL FOR 55% TO PASS (SLAM DUNK) THE BUDGET (AND RAISE TAXES ON DUMB WHITE PEOPLE, VIVA LA RAZA).

CLOSING ARGUMENT:

Bustamente: THE VOTERS (DEMOCRATS) OF THIS STATE, TWICE, HAVE VOTED FOR ME TO BE THE PERSON (TAX AND SPENDER) TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE GOVERNOR (WHITEY) IN THE EVENT HE (WHITEY) WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE (TAXING AND SPENDING). TWICE, OVER 5 MILLION PEOPLE (DEMOCRATS, MEXICANS AND MEMBERS OF MECHA) SUPPORTED MY EFFORT (SECRET REVOLUTION TO RETURN CALIFORNIA TO MEXICO).

BUT THAT IS NOT ENOUGH (TO SAVE AZTLAN). PEOPLE (MEMBERS OF MECHA) WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO SAY, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ON OUR (ROBBED ANCESTORS) BEHALF? THE FIRST THING THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO KNOW IS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE (TO GUARANTEE CALIFORNIA IS RETURNED TO MEXICO, VIVA AZTLAN).

I'VE PRESIDED OVER A LEGISLATURE REFORMING (PROTECTING) WELFARE IN CALIFORNIA (AZTLAN HERE WE COME)...AND WE ADDED 600,000 CHILDREN TO THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF CALIFORNIA (VIVA LA RAZA, VIVA AZTLAN). AND THEN, AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (UNDER WHITEY), I HAVE BEEN TRAINING (SCHEMING) TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M GOING TO BE PREPARED IN THE EVENT THAT THE GOVERNOR (WHITEY) WAS NOT ABLE TO MOVE (RETURN THIS LAND TO MEXICO, VIVA LA RAZA, VIVA LA RAZA...LA RAZA, LA RAZA...).

Posted by: Joe Armendariz on September 5, 2003 02:47 PM

This is hillarious, I am from Switzerland and am closely watching / reading things that are being said about this recall and Bustamante. White Americans: resign yourselves, Mexico will take over by default. Mexican people who crossed the border: please conduct business the american way and show Mexico how to run an efficient state.

Posted by: paolo on September 8, 2003 06:53 PM

On behalf of the mayan peoples of El Salvador, I say most of you folks are not aware that Democracy and Nationalism were ideas borrowed from Native Americans of the commonwealth states, and that Karl marx and all the founding fathers used with deceit .

Bustamante is just another product of the world's most powerful individualistic nation whose emphasis is competition and greed. So don't be surprised these mixed breeds want to be white for theft is part of the european dominant trait.

And may the Great spirit deliver us from the forked tongue man...A.K.A The White Man.

Posted by: Walt on September 27, 2003 01:29 PM

uuuhhh, its almost funny how out of proportion and exagerated people out there are taking the fact that Bustamante was in Mecha? Mecha, for your information is an empowerment group that ends or allays when you are out of college and new organization, affiliations, strenghths arise(although like any other organization it's a sign of character to keep fomenting ties with organizations that provided one support and knowledge). Its an empowering tool for Latinos and others who may not have fit in or been welcomed in the student union, but you wouldn't understand that would you (i am here putting this message out for people who actually have the nerve and the ignorance to write "MEChA is a Chicano student organization that preaches Nazi-style racial superiority and promotes violent revolution" or similar to "Trent Lott's affiliation with segregationists." This is bizarre and outright ignorant to write this, i give up!

Posted by: Jacqueline on October 7, 2003 07:16 PM

"For the Race, everything. For those outside the Race, nothing"
If you dont think that this slogan promotes Nazi-style racial superiority, then you must be blind.
'nuff said.

Posted by: Ryan on March 16, 2004 06:24 PM
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