Mexican flag-waving La Raza members vowed to aid illegal immigrants arriving on buses in the Southern Californian town of Murrieta during a confrontation with Infowars reporters.
Joe Biggs and the Infowars crew confronted members of the group, which its critics have called the “Mexican Ku Klux Klan.”
Decked in brown shirts, bandanas and badges stating “Chicano Power,” the members of La Raza waved Mexican flags down the street from the Border Patrol processing center in Murrieta, California, the site of a mass protest last week when residents turned back multiple buses carrying illegal immigrants into the city.
“What’s happening now is that we saw on the news that there was a bus with kids, and that’s the only part that we have a problem with – you know, there’s kids, man,” a member of the group told Biggs. “… The point of the matter and the only reason we are here is because of the kids and that’s it.”
But when a Hispanic man walked up and called the group the “Mexican Klan,” another member of La Raza revealed a more divisive view.
“You’re a traitor,” he said to the man.
La Raza, which in English literally means “the race,” has been linked to other groups in the past such as the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), which advocate Mexico taking over the American Southwest in a process called “La Reconquista.”
“MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as ‘Aztlan’ — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America,” reported Human Events. “As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to ‘La Raza’ once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles.
“The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.”
And MEChA in particular isn’t shy about its views.
“In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny,” reads the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán (Spiritual Plan of Aztlán in English), which was adopted by MEChA. “Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. … We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan.”
“For the race, everything. Outside the race, nothing.”