by William L. Houston
Yesterday, I attended the so-called “March for America” in
Washington, DC with two fellow YWC members. We wanted to see the
constituency for “comprehensive immigration reform” ourselves. The MSM
has already leapt into action to put a pro-amnesty spin on the rally. We are told “a few
demonstrators waved flags from other countries.” That’s not what I saw.
YWC shot about 200 photos of the rally and an hour of footage with
two video cameras. I’ve uploaded all our photos to Flickr here, here,
Some of the video footage is below, along with a slideshow with some
of the images. We caught all kinds of stuff on tape that the MSM is not
1.) The crowd that gathered on the National Mall was overwhelmingly
Latino. I would estimate that 85% to 90% of the demonstrators were
immigrants, illegal aliens, or some type of Hispanic-American. In
particular, El Salvador was drastically overrepresented. There also seemed to
be more Dominicans and Columbians in attendance than Mexicans.
2.) At least half of the demonstrators were chattering among
themselves in Spanish and other foreign languages. The chants from the
crowd kept slipping back into Spanish over and over again. We got this
3.) The crowd that gathered on the National Mall WAS NOT
representative of America. I felt highly conspicuous and out of place as
a White Southern male from Alabama. I got lots of dirty looks. I kept
sarcastically asking my YWC colleagues: where are the natives? It is
clear that “comprehensive immigration reform” is supported by a narrow constituency (i.e., immigrants and
their families) that will directly benefit from the legislation and opposed by the American Majority who
will be forced to pay the costs.
4.) Most of the demonstrators were smart enough to wave the American
flag, but the whole scene looked staged on closer inspection. This
wasn’t a spontatneous outburst of American patriotism like you see at
the Tea Parties. Rather, it was tens of thousands of people waving small
American flags (which the organizers provided them with) … because they want something in return,
namely, American citizenship and access to taxpayer subsidized public
services. It was a PR stunt.
5.) The most passionate demonstrators were the ethnic chauvinists
waving their huge foreign flags. There were A LOT of these
people on the National Mall. There were so many of them in attendance
that I quit snapping photos of foreign flags after 100th or so shot to
prove my point.
6.) Some Latino demonstraters had bigoted, anti- European signs.
There were signs at the rally which claimed that North America is a
“Bronze Continent” that belongs to Indians and Latinos. There were
others which claimed that Europeans were illegal immigrants. mECha and La Raza were there.
7.) Communists were at the “March for America” waving
huge Red flags with the hammer and sickle and yellow star. These flags
were on prominent display (stood out from the crowd) and we
shot several photos of them.
8.) We encountered three or four Socialist groups working the crowd. One guy tried
to SELL US a copy of The
Socialist Action. Apparently, socialists are not adverse to the
profit motive! The “Partido Socialista De Los Trabatadores” had a booth in front of the Smithsonian. Another
socialist group had
a sign that called the Democratic and Republican parties “two
parties of racism, imperialism, and anti-worker attacks.” Another group
of socialists was selling The Militant
“International Socialists for Social Equality” of
the “World Socialist Web Site” had a booth where they were selling
books about Leon Trotsky.
9.) Black power groups were at the rally. We saw attendees wearing
black power shirts and selling
copies of Malcolm X, Black
Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power in English and Spanish.
10.) Che Guevera fans were out in force. When we got off
the Metro, literally the first guy who approached us was a crazy leftist from LaRouche PAC. For those
unfamilar with Lyndon LaRouche, his group believes that America is
controlled by the Queen of England who invented AIDS to exterminate
11.) Puerto Rican nationalists were at the rally.
12.) A crowd of filthy anarchists from SDS DC (some
without t-shirts) marched down the street with various signs including “Smash the State,” “Smash Capitalism,” and “Funk the Borders.” Apparently, this group attacked
a military recruiter with a paint bomb the day before.
13.) As we were leaving, we noticed Latino demonstrators walking over
a discarded American flag on the sidewalk. We shot some video of those
patriotic Americans which we will share on YouTube.
14.) A group of mimes threatened violence against Roy Beck of Numbers
USA and the police escorted him off the National Mall. We also saw the
mimes at the rally. Maybe Beck’s problem was the security. Leftists kooks were everywhere.
15.) The highlight of the demonstration was seeing a furious American
and his wife enter the demonstration after touring the Smithsonian
Natural History Museum. I saw him wave his hand and yell at the crowd,
“if these people would all get jobs, there wouldn’t be a problem.”
The tens of thousands of Latinos who demonstrated on the National
Mall showed up there because they expect to personally benefit from
“comprehensive immigration reform.” I doubt a hundred of them would have
turned out simply to express pride in their adopted country.
An undercurrent of leftist radicalism and ethnic chauvinism simmered underneath the so-called
“March for America.” It left me wondering which direction America will take after
these people no longer have to put on faux displays of patriotism for access to the
for Western Civilization, March 22, 2010