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Antonio Villaraigosa Educational Campaign Archives

Chapter 1
“Born to Raise Hell” – at UCLA

Chapter 2 - A Media Blackout on Villar’s Past

Chapter 3 - What Tony Villar Wrought

Understanding MEChA - Introduction

Understanding MEChA - El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan

Understanding MEChA - El Plan de Santa Barbara

Understanding MEChA - The Philosophy of MEChA

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Understanding MEChA -

    El Plan is, to be brief, a racist, seditionist and treasonous document.  To wit:

    “Aztlan [the Southwestern United States] belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gathers the crops and not to the foreign Europeans.  We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent.  Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner “gabacho” who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. … 

    Por La Raza todo.  Fuera de La Raza nada.” [For those of the Hispanic race, everything.  For those outside the Hispanic race, nothing.]

    Under Organizational Goals, El Plan Espiritual continues: “economic control of our lives and our communities can only come about by driving the exploiter out of our communities, our pueblos and our lands. …  Lands rightfully ours will be fought for and defended.” 

    Under the “Self-Defense” section, El Plan Espiritual proclaims “For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts.”

    El Plan Espiritual finishes “El Plan de Aztlan is the plan of liberation!”

    The Philosophy of MEChA sums up the goals out El Plan Espiritual thusly:

    “1) We are Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlán reclaiming the land of our birth (Chicana/Chicano Nation); 2) Aztlán belongs to indigenous people, who are sovereign and not subject to a foreign culture; 3) We are a union of free pueblos forming a bronze (Chicana/Chicano) Nation.”

    This is not poetic license.  This is not ethnic pride.  This is a declaration of war.