In this case it could be an innocent, superficial usage of the symbol and analogy to the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. However, religious and quasi-religious belief has always been historically the most powerful motivators of mass movements and the caravanners should be examined for any similar manic, cult-like religious belief that may drive some of them. This post is just presented as food for thought.
The story of the Exodus from Egypt turns into a story of conquest. The Israelites conquered Jericho and the land of the Canaanites and slaughtered the inhabitants. Gnostic occult belief holds that the stories of the Bible are a template and can be reproduced in any era and that even any man can become a “Christ”. It is a theology for maniacs. Supremacist racist cults can be categorized as based on gnostic occult beliefs.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras is the name of the principle nonprofit organizing and funding the Caravan. Pueblo can mean “town”, but is also has a meaning of people, ethnic group or nations. The meaning of “ethnic group” or “nation” makes more sense in this context. That is “Pueblo sin Fronteras” apparently refers to a hispanic, brown people (or brown nation), who does not recognize borders in the Americas.
The caravans out of Central America have been described as a “mass exodus” in the literature of Pueblos Sin Fronteras. Politicians and the media have also described the caravans as an “exodus” and the caravan members as “Jews”. Adversaries of the caravans have been compared to “Nazis” and “Children of the Devil”(see link below).
There are cultic groups that teach that the mixed-race (mestizo) peoples in the Americas are the heirs of the indigenous people and they have absolute rights to all of the lands in both of the American continents and they should be able to migrant anywhere they want, in the lands where the European is, in their opinion, an occupier. The Caravanners have been claiming that they have an absolute right to migrate to the United States, regardless of American law.
One of the caravaners, who seemed to be kind of a preacher, climbed to the top of the border fence during a demonstration when the first vanguard arrived and denounced the Border Patrol from his perch as the “children of the devil”.
A number of racial nationalist groups — white, brown and black — often see themselves as the real Jews, the lost tribes of Israel, divine or the Chosen People. Another group is typically identified as the enemy, the ultimate evil or even literally the devil incarnate or the Antichrist. With the caravanners, the Americans or the American system could be assigned this role.
Examples are British Israelism, which is considered a Nazi-like, white supremacist doctrine and the American offshoot of British Israelism, the Christian Identity movement. The Jews are the “Antichrist” in their scenario.
The Mormon Church taught that the American Indians and the polynesians are the lost tribes of Israel.
Jose Vasconcelos developed a theory in the 1920’s of supremacy of the hispanic mestizo “race” (La Raza) that has been very influential in latin-American society.
Some black nationalist religious sects, such as most notably the Black Hebrew Israelites and other related black nationalist groups, also have a belief that they are the lost tribes of Israel.
At least some Black Hebrew Israelites have been trying to evangelize the Central Americans and convince them that they are the lost Hebrew Israelite tribe of Zebulon.
Las 12 Tribus De Israel: La Tribu De Zabulon (LOS CENTRO-AMERICANOS)
The 12 Tribes of Israel: The Tribe of Zabulon (The Central Americans)
Such black nationalist groups often have a apocalyptic belief that the white man will be enslaved, white society destroyed or whites even exterminated in the impending end times.
I do not believe in racial nationalism of any kind. My purpose in writing about black and brown racial nationalism is not to promote white racial nationalism or condemn any race as a group, but just to inform people that black and brown cultic groups exist, who have the same kinds of belief as white racial nationalists. Such beliefs can become very strong motivators of large masses of people. (See Germany in the 1930’s and 1940’s).
Often pagan concepts are also mixed in these beliefs. Actually, racial nationalism is, itself, a pagan tribal idea, which sometimes has been disguised and presented as a Christian doctrine.