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The Mexica Movement is the name of a group in the United Statesmarker who claim their ancestry from Indigenous peoples of the Americas and as the basis for liberating the North American continent from people of European-descent. Their organization views Mexicansmarker, Central Americans, Native Americans, and Canadian First Nations as one people who are falsely divided by European-imposed borders. The group states that European-descent people have committed massive genocide and occupied the Western Hemisphere since 1492.

Their ultimate objective is the civilized, non-violent, democratic liberation of the North American continent from European-descendants. The organization seeks to create a future nation called Anahuac. This nation will comprise North and Central America, fused into a single super-state, the democratic control of Indigenous people. The group possesses a large library of indigenous manuscripts and academic research materials which serve as their inspiration for recreating a future indigenous civilization, culture and language (independent of European control).

The group views White people as Europeans who squat on Indigenous lands. The majority of the group's members were born in the United Statesmarker. The group rejects the "Aztlan ideology" as being too limited, seeking instead to unite the entire North American continent under indigenous control. The movement also supports the preservation of the U.S. Constitution as a transitional legal framework during the multi-generational process of liberation.

Name and origin

The Mexica Movement was founded in 1993 as the Chicano Mexicano Mexica Empowerment Committee (CMMEC) by the poet and writer Olin Tezcatlipoca (who legally renamed himself in the Nahuatl language as part of the reclamation of his indigenous identity). The name 'Mexica' is derived from the Nahuatl word Mēxihcah ( ), the name the Aztecs used for themselves.

Logo Symbolism

Mexica Movement's flag features indigenous Mesoamerican symbolism. The black-and-white design in the center represents the Mayan depiction of duality (life and death, male and female, matter and spirit, etc.), which is called Hunab Ku in the Mayan language and Ometeotl in the Nahuatl language. The two dualities complement one another and are unified in balance.

The four colors of the flag represent the Nahua version of the four directions which are common to almost all indigenous cultures of the Americas, albeit with regional variations. The four directions represent the astronomical phenomena of the two solstices and two equinoxes during the cycle of one solar year, which thereby "frame" the cosmological realm of indigenous people. These astronomical events have long been considered important astronomical events in almost all indigenous cultures of the continent, especially as temporal markers for agriculture. The four directions, therefore, symbolize of the spatial area of the continent in direct interaction with the cycles of time. The colors represent indigenous deities (which the organization characterizes as qualities and functions of a single Creator): red for Tlaloc, white for Quetzalcoatl, black for Tezcatlipoca and blue for Huitzilopochtli. The flag is oriented with east at the top, as opposed to north, as European map models are oriented. East is the direction of the rising sun and is of immense significance to indigenous peoples.

Activism

The Mexica Movement is based in Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker. The group is active in the Southern California protest scene and has been highly visible in all of the Southern California "immigration rights" marches. Their bold signs and literature frequently state that "All Europeans Are Illegal Since 1492" and "Mexicans, Central Americans, Native Americans, and Canadian First Nations are One People." Their signs have been shown on national media shows, such as CNN's Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck.

Members also host regular teach-ins at East Los Angeles College and have delivered lectures to university crowds across the nation. The organization's position is to support the land ownership rights of Indigenous peoples of North America. It recognizes none of the current governments of the Americas as legitimate, calling them all "colonial" and "European-imposed". The organization has protested the Minuteman Project, Save Our State, Universal Studios and The Walt Disney Company .

Issues

Land ownership

Mexica Movement banner photographed from
Immigration Watchdog video
The Mexica Movement asserts that the entire continent of North America, which they refer to as "Anahuac", belongs collectively to the indigenous people of North America: Mexicansmarker, Central Americans, Native Americans, South Americans, and Canadian First Nations. The entire Western Hemisphere is referred to as Cemanahuac.

Claims of genocide

The Movement asserts—based primarily on their interpretations of the writings of David Stannard, Ward Churchill, James Blaut, and Charles Mann--that, beginning in 1492, Europeans and their descendants committed a genocide that killed 95% of indigenous peoples in the New World (a claim that is supported by some modern historians). This, they assert, allowed Europe and peoples of European-descent to prosper materially and to develop themselves at the expense of indigenous peoples.

Borders

All current borders across the Western Hemispheremarker are regarded as "colonial" and are rejected by the group. The only true border for Europeans, the group asserts, is the Atlantic Oceanmarker seaboard. The group maintains that indigenous people have the right to move freely among their own people of the continent, with whom they may share bloodlines and culture.

Liberation

The Mexica Movement states that it has a strict non-violence policy because they believe they would be unable to achieve their goals through the use of violence. The group is committed to a long-term liberation-by-education methodology which seeks to "change hearts and minds" by educating people of the civilized achievements of Indigenous people before 1492, and of the genocide and land/resource thefts committed by Europeans since that date. The group supports the preservation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights as a legal framework to protect both Indigenous and European peoples' rights during the multi-generational process of liberation.

The movement consciously seeks to promote indigenous demographic increases that will lend themselves to a stronger population counterweight to the European-descent population.

"Repatriation" of white population back to Europe

Given this new majority status, the organization seeks to have "white supremacist European settlers" become the first to "return" to Europe. The next phase, the groups advocates, should be a civilized negotiation to repatriate the remaining white population back into Europe, over the course of a few generations. Also to be addressed will be discussions of how Europe and European-descent people will collectively deliver reparations to the peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

On its Website, the movement states that" Europeans have a homeland: EUROPE. We are only asking unwelcomed guests (racists) to leave our home. These racist Europeans have a home to go to. The non-racists can be part of a transition to our full independence, it's not as if Europeans are being asked to go into the Atlantic Ocean. They have a beautiful home called Europe."[268683]

Criticism

The Conservative Voice and WorldNetDaily have both done critical articles on the organization.

WorldNetDaily characterizes the Mexica Movement as being a radical group with " activists calling for the expulsion of most U.S. citizens from their own country." WorldNetDaily claims the Mexica Movement wants to "expel the invaders of the last 500 years".

On the May 1, 2007 edition of his CNN television program, Glenn Beck referred to the Mexica Movement as a racist group for their desire to exclude all Americans of European descent from the North American continent.

See also



References

  1. Disney Px
  2. Untitled Document
  3. The Tip of an Iceberg: Pre-Columbian Indian Demography and Some Implications for Revisionism. Wilbur R. Jacobs. William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd Ser., Vol. 31, No. 1. (Jan., 1974), pp. 123-132.Stable URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0043-5597%28197401%293%3A31%3A1%3C123%3ATTOAIP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-R
  4. Associate Press Supports White Supremacy
  5. Marchers say gringos, not illegals, have to go
  6. CNN.com - Transcripts


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Support

Criticism

  • Lou Dobbs: Europeans to Be Expelled? Lou Dobbs Tonight Video segment showing Mexica Movement at Maywood, CA confrontation with Pro-Borders group.
  • MinutemanProject.com Claims the Mexica Movement is central to the "Reconquista movement" (note: Mexica Movement does not advocate the notion of "Aztlan".)



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