Service employees union members walk side by side with Communists in Los Angeles May Day parade

Along with “no borders” Mexicans.

See photo essay here.

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Ken Hechtman writes:

How is this news? SEIU has always been close to the Communist Party. The biggest local, New York-based 1199, was founded by Communists and run by Communists for 50 years. Even today, the semi-breakaway Committees of Correspondence runs 1199. .

LA replies:

I didn’t know that.

David G. writes:

You once wrote that you “take your stand on the historical fact of a European American majority people that existed through the mid-20th century and that was discredited, delegitimized, de-constructed, and demoralized by the post-1960 Revolution.” That historical, American people better find themselves soon. After viewing Ringo’s Pictures I am reminded once again of Robert Merry’s book, A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent. t struck me that the Americans of today could never, ever have secured the American West as Polk and his generation did. It took Anglo-Saxons and Celts with a full belief in their right to Manifest Destiny to accomplish that. Today, we can’t even defend the borders of that same American West that the Americans of 165 years ago died to conquer. And where is the American statesman today who would say, as did Lewis Cass, speaking from the Senate floor in 1845 regarding the Oregon Territory, “that it is better to fight for the first inch of territory than the last. It is better to defend the door sill, than the hearth stone—the porch, than the altar.”

One group in the Ringo portfolio holds up a sign that reads, “Remember the Treaty of Hidalgo Guadalupe.” Okay, let’s remember it—at the cost of 13,780 American lives (and nearly 25,000 Mexican lives), “The Mexican Government,” Merry writes, “once again in the hands of Pena y Pena, accepted all the terms of the draft treaty, including the modest $15 million compensation package and the transfer to the United States of the vast lands of Upper California and New Mexico. On February 2, [1848] the appropriate Mexican officials signed the “Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement” between the United States and Mexico, later known popularly as The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.” Evidently, the Reconquista types cannot accept a treaty, favorable to the United States, that it’s own historical officials agreed to endorse.

In your essay, “How the 1964 Civil rights Act Made Racial Group Entitlements Inevitable,” you noted that after the passage of said legislation, “all of American and Western history was now judged to be morally defective.” What a struggle we are in, almost beyond belief, really.

Karl D. writes:

One thing that struck me is that no one in these pictures has ever missed a meal. They are ALL morbidly obese. I won’t even get into what life in a Communist state would do to their waistlines. What is it you said in another thread? Liberalism is about having no limits? The freedom to be slovenly, satisfy every sensual desire with abandon and eat yourself into an early grave. What really kills me is the bald faced irrationality of the left. It is as if they wished real hard and clicked their heels together three times reality would cease to exist. Like these Mestizo reconquista nuts. If for the sake of argument the American West and Southwest became Mexican territory again they would simply be living in Mexico again with all its laws, corruption and poverty. It is crazy! Don’t they ever think these things through?

Stephen T. writes:

I love to look at those demonstrators and their maps. It’s amusing that Mexicans always depict their vast Mestizo empire to include all of prosperous Anglo-European United States far to the north, yet absolutely none of failed, rundown Hispanic Central America immediately to their south. You never see Mexicans marching in backwater Guatemala holding up maps to reclaim any of that “stolen land,” even though its much more proximate to Mexico than Memphis or Minneapolis. Instead, their maps always locate the spiritual center of their vanished Aztlan empire in some distant spot to the north where, coincidentally, there’s a functional, prosperous first-world Anglo-American city—with lots of European-style social welfare and service jobs requiring no education. It’s never, say, down at the end of a dirt road in nearby Tegucigalpa.

Ken Hechtman replies to LA:

Apparently not a lot of people do. I googled “SEIU Communist Party” and at least the first fifty hits were all about this Mayday event. I had to search on “1199 Communist Party” to get what I was looking for.

N. writes:

The link between Communists and the SEIU may be old news to Ken Hechtman and others on the left, but it would be quite surprising to many ordinary Americans. That is because the mainstream media has played down, or ignored, or suppressed, such links for years. Much of the nuclear freeze movement of the early 1980s was funded by the Soviet Union via various cutouts, but somehow that never was “newsworthy,” even when the Communist Party of the U.S. was blatantly involved in NYC demonstrations.

It is the same now. Even the alleged conservative publications such as “National Review” cannot bring themselves to utter the truth about these SEIU—Communist Party links.

James P. writes:

Karl D. writes,

If for the sake of argument the American West and Southwest became Mexican territory again they would simply be living in Mexico again with all its laws, corruption and poverty.

Yes, and then they would promptly walk across the “new” U.S. border into Oregon, Utah, and Colorado. If they wanted to live in Mexico, they would already live in Mexico. If California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are turned into Mexico, they will leave those states and turn Oregon, Utah, and Colorado into Mexico. Then they will leave those states, repeating the process until no further host is available to sustain them.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 07, 2011 09:19 AM | Send

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