Newsday's Jim Pinkerton attended a panel discussion sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future -- a left-wing group that worked hard to elect Kerry in '04. The discussion was "The New Immigrants Movement," and that title was artfully inaccurate:
offstage, as it were, a different and harsher truth comes out. It's not a "movement," [the activists] tell each other when cameras aren't watching, it's a "movimiento" - and that Spanish-language phrasing speaks volumes about the true tilt of pro-immigration activists.
Pinkerton highlights the comments of Roberto Lovato, a primary panelist, whose intent is clear:
[Lovato said] today "a lot of the members of the movement were political revolutionaries in countries such as Nicaragua and El Salvador." And that's why, he concluded, "this is not just a civil rights movement - this is the northernmost expression of a continental rights movement."
Got that? This is "the northernmost expression of a continental rights movement" led by "political revolutionaries" from Nicaragua and El Salvador. Could Lovato have gotten carried away? Could perhaps I have misquoted him? Fortunately for the sake of a verifiable record, Lovato made the same argument in an article, "Voices of a New Movimiento," in the June 19 issue of The Nation magazine. . .
Get it? Remember how the massive "Peace Movement" that reared its head in 2003 and 2004 had the Stalinist group International ANSWER pulling its puppet strings. Now the immigration rights/open borders movement is led and orchestrated by radical leftists who have adopted the Central and South American Stalinist positions. In other words, the movement is another product of global communist groups. And you wonder why those groups picked May 1, aka May Day, for the "walkout" demonstration earlier this year? Symbolism does not result from coincidence.