Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BOYCOTT! Why it Works! Why it will work Fighting the White Nationalists who support SB1070!

Boycott! A Powerful Term! A Powerful Action. Ghandi knew it. Martin Luther King knew it. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerte knew it. Boycott is a partner to Truth and Justice. Truth and Justice always outlasts Fear Mongering and Violence.

FEAR Mongering and Violence Never work long term. Occasionally, these tactics may make people back up, but they never last long term.

All Humanitarians and lovers of Freedom, Justice and the American Way realize the inhumanitarian and racial profiling SB1070 is wrong. It was wrong when Eisenhower imposed Operation Wetback in the 1950s and it is wrong today.

When I was a little girl, when my mom listened to the news, she always said a prayer. I asked her, "Mom, why are you saying a prayer?" She prayed that the name of the perpetrator was not Latino. I asked her why. She said, "Because for us, when the criminal is a Latino, then they make all of us guilty." That was in the 1950s. As a small child, I was not aware that Operation Wetback was going on in the Southern States.

Now, with SB1070, what many are calling Operation Wetback 2010, the same Fear Mongering environment is occurring. I can feel it. I can see it. It is happening all around us. The ANTI Immigration Reformers are utilizing their scare tactics to inhibit distrust and fear against ALL Latinos. When I listen to the news now and a Latino happens to be the perp, I get a chill and hear my mother's words in my ear. I myself am starting to say a little prayer, "Please don't let it be a Latino."

Do you know what I find interesting is, the same thing doesn't happen with Northern European ethnicity. The news announcer says, "Scott Peterson was just arrested for murdering his pregnant wife..." (Insert BTK, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, on and on ad naseum) and no one says, "Oh no. We gotta get rid of the White Guy." But insert a Latino name, like Gomez, Lopez, Medina, etc., then suddenly, heads are turning, whispers start whispering "....oh those illeegals. We need to get rid of them." The same thing is happening with the Robert Krentz murder and the deputy shooting: "Oh those illeegals. We gotta get rid of them."

It is TIME for that attitude to stop. We have to stop SB1070. We have to BOYCOTT. A Boycott works because you hit them in the pocketbook, where it hurts them most. I know Humanitarians and Latinos are traditionally "nice guys", quiet and humble. We hate to make waves. But we don't have to be silent. We need to join together and say STOP IT! when Racial Profiling laws are passed. WE need to say STOP IT when ALL Latinos are blamed when one person commits a crime. WE need to say STOP IT when even one citizen is humiliated and made to feel like trash in a Suppression Sweep.

During the Civil Rights boycotts, the bus boycotts lasted over a year. The boycotts were met with violence and harassment. Dr. King's home was bombed. But he responded with, "We must learn to meet HATE with LOVE." The bus boycotts lasted over a year. It eventually took the United States Supreme Court to support Civil Rights and end the boycotts.

Boycotts work! When Arizona refused to recognize the Martin Luther King holiday in the 1990s, it was a BOYCOTT of the state that convinced them to approve the holiday.

A Peaceful Boycott of Arizona WILL Work! All opposers to the racial profiling bill should BOYCOTT Arizona. Join the Facebook Groups Boycotting Arizona. "1 MILLION Strong AGAINST the Arizona Immigration Law SB1070" and other like groups. Stop visiting Arizona. Stop spending in Arizona. Do not spend your dollars with any Arizona company. Do this for the world to see. If we Boycott Arizona, the world will see the impact on their economy. Perhaps then they will realize that they cannot racially profile Latinos. They cannot treat us like 2nd class citizens. They cannot treat us with disrespect.


One more thing. Tomorrow, on Cinco de Mayo, BOYCOTT ANHEUSER BUSCH (Cindy McCain's beer; number 1 business in AZ), especially Bud and Bud Light. For tomorrow at least, if you must drink beer, drink Dos Equis or Miller or some other beer or wine.

I love the United States and I am a believer in the Declaration of Independence.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men/women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." TO ALL YOU ANTI'S I SAY -- THIS INCLUDES ALL LATINOS!!


God Bless America!

12 comments:

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:
Suns managing partner Robert Sarver has announced his opposition to Arizona's new "papers please" legislation, adding a unique touch by saying that players will don their "Los Suns" jerseys for the second game in the NBA Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday, which is Cinco de Mayo.

Dee said...

BOYCOTT MARCH:
the Rev. Al Sharpton will be at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix for a service and a candlelight procession to the Capitol protesting the law on Wed. Cinco de Mayo

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:
Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover is meeting with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon over SB 1070 around mid-day Wednesday.

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:
Washington, D.C.'s council has signaled its unanimous support for a resolution calling on the District to "divest" its portfolios of Arizona state and municipal bonds. The move recalls the divestment movement against South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1980s.

All 13 members of the council also co-sponsored a measure that would prevent the D.C. police from sharing arrest info with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the Washington Post.

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:
the City Council of West Hollywood, California voted 5-0 to boycott Arizona outright. In Santa Ana, California, the city council there condemned Arizona's new law, but stopped short of a boycott.

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:
the 12-member Union of South American Nations, meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, denounced SB 1070 as allowing for the "discretional detention of people based on racial, ethnic, phenotypic, language and migratory status reasons under the questionable concept of 'reasonable doubt."

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:

Adrian Gonzalez is one of baseball’s best players and a two-time All-Star. The San Diego Padres first baseman says he won’t go to the 2011 All-Star game — scheduled for Phoenix — as long as Arizona’s unjust law SB 1070 is in effect.1

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:

Many other major league players and coaches say they don’t want to play ball in a state where Latino players — who make up more than 25% of the League — and Latino fans are subject to racial profiling

Dee said...

BOYCOTT:

JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR THE ALL STAR GAME TO BOYCOTT ARIZONA!

Vicente Duque said...

Dee :

I fully support this Boycott and I promise not to drink Bud and Bud Light.

Boycotts are super effective :

And they are part of the Civil Resistance and Civil Disobedience against the Crushing Powers ( of Corporate Money and All Powerful Beers )

This is what Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi and Martin Luther King taught us :

Boycott Cindy's Beers : Bud and Bud Light :

John McCain would be nothing if he had not abandoned his loyal and sacrificed wife ( a modern Penelope ) for rich heiress Cindy, the heiress of the ANHEUSER BUSCH EMPIRE ( a modern Circe ).

But John McCain has nothing in common with Ulysses Odysseus

Do not drink Bud and Bud light and punish All Fools !

I am linking to your pages from RACIALITY.COM and from Gather.com

These are some of my pages with links to "Immigration Talk with a Mexican American"

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978219533

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978217329

I link you from more pages and Forums.

Go Ahead Dee, with Great Resolution, Bravery and Courage, we admire and support your fight.


Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

The Arizonian said...

I guess you don't know that Dos Equis is distributed by Anhieser Busch...... Along with Tecate, Corona, and Modelo.

Vicente Duque said...

Jackie Robinson made civil rights history in New York. Yankees and Mets should live up to that legacy by forcing MLB to move the All-Star game out of Arizona.” - “Will Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera have to show ID to take the mound next year?

Examiner.com
Mets, Yanks urged to boycott 2011 All-Star Game by NY political party
By Ronald Monestime
May 5, 2010

Mets, Yanks urged to boycott 2011 All-Star Game by NY political party

http://www.examiner.com/x-26775-NY-Sports-Examiner%7Ey2010m5d5-Mets-Yanks-urged-to-boycott-2011-AllStar-Game-by-NY-political-party


Some excerpts :

In a letter to the party’s 130,000 supporters, WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor wrote:

“Will Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera have to show ID to take the mound next year?
........................

If Mets or Yankees players attend the All-Star Game, they could be subjected to the same suspicion, profiling, and harassment now threatening thousands of Arizonans — both immigrants and citizens. But if New York’s baseball teams say they won’t go, they could become leaders in a national push to move the All-Star Game out of Arizona unless this law is repealed.”

Cantor goes on to say:

“Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers made civil rights history right here in Brooklyn. It’s time the Yankees and Mets live up to that legacy by forcing MLB to move the All-Star game out of Arizona.”

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

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