Removal of Columbus Statue Meetings in Chula Vista (audio)

Pushing for removal of the statue is a coalition of Left-wing extremists. That is, anarchists, communists, neo-Marxists, La Raza racial ultra nationalists and followers of radical indigenous movement. One of the critics, Rafael Bautista, at a media conference in February proudly declared that he is a communist.

(To see related posts to this one, go to this link.)

Union the Barrio is actually the group that called for the statue to be removed. (See their letter at the bottom of this post.) The Union del Barrio has been described by Armando Navarro, author of Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan (page 517) as being ideologically Marxist and Ultra Nationalist. That is, they are racially ultra nationalist, in the sense of Jose Vasconcelos’ concept of a new “La Raza” mestizo race. Navarro is the former head of Chicano Studies at the U.C. Riverside and one of the original radicals of the Chicano Movement. So, Navarro has no bias against Union del Barrio. I know that one UdB member, Paul Aceves, declared on his Facebook page a couple of years ago that he was a communist. I believe many of the UdB members identify that way, whether they are as open about it or not.

They do not just want to remove the Columbus statue, but vindictively destroy it so no one else can ever use it. Probably, no one would oppose building a monument to the Kumeyaay Indians, but that is not their goal. They really want to destroy this memorial to an icon of Western Civilization, which they claim is white supremacist. However, Western Civilization is a tradition and a set of principles and ideas. Anyone can adopt the ideas of Western Civilization. It’s a state of mind, not a race.

Leftist extremists believe they should use propaganda to destroy western values, in order to create more socialist “Utopias”, like Cuba, Venezuela, communist China, the Soviet Union, the former East Germany, North Korea, etc., etc. That is what this is really all about.

The audio files from the two meetings of the Human Resources Committee on removing the Statue of Columbus are posted below.

HRC Meeting Audio

This is the second meeting on February 27, 2020, where the resolution to remove the statue was presented and approved for submission to the City Council. There was opposition at this meeting to the resolution.

This is the first meeting on January 23, 2020, where it was proposed to remove the Columbus statue and decided to prepare a resolution for the City Council to consider. There was no opposition at this meeting. The Human Resources Committee is a very political committee, which should not occur in city government. Clearly, the politics of the committee members is also far-left and for that reason they are so receptive to the neo-Marxist and Chicano/indigenous racial identity ideology of Union del Barrio.

Initial Letter of Complaint from Union del Barrio

Some of our local media falsely reported that several “American Indian Groups” wrote a letter to Chula Vista officials, demanding that the statue of Columbus in Discovery Park in Chula Vista be removed. However, this letter was not sent by Indians, but by the extremist Union del Barrio group. The logo on the letter is an Aztec knight, the symbol of Union del Barrio. It is very ironic that the Aztecs were one of the most cruel and brutal societies in world history, yet, UdB complains about a Columbus statue, intended only to inspire Hispanic kids and all kids to have some ambition and to achieve sometime great. Sadly, some want to teach the children in Chula Vista only to feel like bitter, resentful victims.

Contact Councilmembers

If you would like to contact them these are the email address of the City Councilmembers.

Mayor Casillas Salas –
Councilmember John McCann –
Councilmember Jill Galvez –
Councilmember Stephen C. Padilla –
Councilmember Mike Diaz –

John McCann, a Navy veteran, is solidly against destroying the Columbus Statue and has already taken a strong public stand. Thank him and help support him. I don’t know what Galvez and Diaz are thinking, but I believe they both have the reputation of leaning conservative and it seems very possible that they may vote to keep the Columbus statue. If so, with McCann’s probably vote, that would be a majority.

During the Drag Queen Story Hour fracaso, Mayor Salas and Stephen Padilla have clearly shown that they will actively and publicly support a polarizing, neo-Marxist provocation. We can hope they will have a change of heart, but they may be unlikely to vote to keep the Columbus statue. Please do not send offensive emails to them or anyone else, though. That would just be used against those who would like to see the Columbus monument remain where it is. It would be helpful, though, if you respectfully send all of the council members your strongly-held opinion.

The statue has been vandalized multiple times in a felonious way. Destroying the statue will reward this criminal behavior and encourage more criminal behavior.

A lot of the charges they make against Columbus are hearsay and/or most probably spun out of thin air. Someone, who achieves something as extraordinary as Columbus did, makes a lot of enemies. After more than 500 years, he still has enemies, who are still insanely jealous of his accomplishments.

Bartholmew de las Casas was his chief critic. He wanted to be appointed by the Spanish Crown to be in charge of the Indians. So, he had a political motivation to slander Columbus.

Also, there was something called the “Black Legend”, which refers to propaganda made by the British against Spain. Columbus probably became the target of that propaganda, also. This coalition of extremists present all of these myths and stories as 100% true in order to slander and propagandize. One woman at the media conference, held by the Knights of Columbus, even blamed Columbus for starting domestic violence!

It’s been said that the easiest lies to make or about a place that no one has been or a time that no one has experienced. The New World during the time of Columbus was both of these. There were few witnesses and it happened over 500 years ago. The details of what actually occurred were not documented very well.

Columbus cannot defend himself, however, his reputation has survived for more than 500 years and it will survive the petty attacks of a few communists, mestizo racialists and anarchists. Whatever monuments they manage to have removed and destroyed will be replaced and more will be added at the next 600-year celebration of the Discovery of America in 2092. No one will remember what this small, resentful, hateful group of leftist extremists and Chicano racialists may have done in the year 2020.

Rafael Bautista, a self-discribed communist and critic of Columbus, displaying his IQ.

Communist Rhetoric at Columbus Statue Removal Meeting

These are the public comments of the communists, Raza Ultra Nationalists, anarchists and other, various types of far-leftists at the Human Relations Commission meeting in Chula Vista on January 23, 2020, where removal of the Columbus statue was discussed. To see related posts, go to this link.

There was no one in opposition to them at this meeting. There was no opposition probably in large part, because some of these people are thugs, who will slander and threaten anyone, who opposes them. The object of such propaganda is to create polarization and to undermine the confidence of people in the traditional beliefs of the current society, in order ultimately to create a social revolution or a “fundamental transformation”, as Obama called it.

The commission in a second meeting approved a resolution to be submitted to the City Council for a vote to destroy the Columbus statue in Discovery Park. The recording is over an hour long, but useful to hear as an example of how they employ anti-western propaganda and how dominate they are at such meetings in Chula Vista.

The statue has been vandalized multiple times. Destroying the statue will reward this criminal behavior and encourage more.

Chicano Racial Nationalist Group Calls for Columbus Statue Removal

Benjamin Prado of Union del Barrio leads a call for removal of the Columbus statue in Discovery Park in Chula Vista. A letter was sent to the City Council and the council is considering the removal of the statue, which has been repeatedly vandalized by like-minded, anti-European, anti-white extremists. They also want to formally change the Columbus Day holiday to “Indigenous Day”. To see related posts, go to this link.

Union del Barrio is a radical Chicano / La Raza organization, associated with our extremist Chicano Park in San Diego. Chicano political ideology is not well defined and different groups have somewhat different ideologies. The ideology of Union del Barrio is a hybrid, of revolutionary Marxism and mestizo-racial identity.

Mestizo Racial Group Calls For Columbus Statue Removal

The historical evidence that Columbus committed atrocities, depends mainly on the writings of Bartholomew de las Casas. However, de las Casas had political reasons to exaggerate what Columbus supposedly did. He was a church leader and was trying to persuade the King of Spain to give him control over the natives in the region. As we know from, the treatment of the enslaved natives on church missions at that time, was also far from being perfectly humane.

The flag of the Union del Barrio, which flies next to Prado in the video above, has an image of an Aztec eagle warrior (wearing an eagle helmet) on a field of red.  It is extremely ironic, considering Prado’s complaints, because the Aztecs practiced mass human sacrifice and ritual cannibalism, ripping the still beating hearts from their victims, while they were still alive. The Aztecs enslaved and slaughtered many times more native peoples than Columbus — probably falsely — is accused of doing.  Yet, Prado flies an Aztec flag next to him with pride, while complaining vehemently that memorializing Columbus is absolutely intolerable.

An Aztec priest performing the sacrificial offering of a living human’s heart to the war god, Huitzilopochtli. The deity was the national god of the Aztecs and was credited with both the victories and defeats that his people achieved. Human sacrifices were made to appease him. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

Union del Barrio is virulently anti white Anglo-American. The “La Raza” mestizo racial theory, which Benjamin Prado mentions at the end of his speech is based on the mestizo racial supremacy theory of Jose Vasconcelos, who developed the “La Raza” concept in his book, “La Raza Cosmica” (1925).

Vasconcelos was a Mexican philosopher, educator and revolutionary, who was famous in all of Latin America. He is called the father of the Mexican muralist movement and also the father of the indigenous movement. However, he was the most important Nazi propagandist in Latin America, publishing the pro-Nazi magazine, El Timon (The Rudder) in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s until the Mexican Government banned the publication in 1942 a few months after the Pearl Harbor attack and declaration of war by the U.S. These racial concepts of “La Raza” developed by Jose Vasconcelos are the major source of the racial theories of the radical Chicano political movement. The Nazis tried to exploit the Nazi-like racial theories of Vasconcelos to gain influence in Latin America in the time leading up to World War II.

The term “La Raza” also has a popular usage in Mexico that may be considered low-class, but relatively innocuous. However that is not how it is being used by overtly racialist groups like Union del Barrio. Here are a couple of references for Vasconcelos and his pro-Nazism, translated from the original Spanish.

Nazi Collaboration of Jose Vasconcelos

That Forgotten Mexican Nazi Named Jose Vasconcelos

Below is a video of another racialist, anti-white event that Union del Barrio organized. You can see their eagle warrior flag on the stage. The speaker also thanks Union del Barrio (for organizing the racist event) at the end of her racial diatribe against white people. Ironically, the speaker is herself a self-hating, white person who is kowtowing to brown and black racial supremacist groups.

Call For Ethnic Cleansing Of Whites At Union del Barrio Event

Union del Barrio was also one of the main organizers of this event in Chicano Park, shown in the next video. A small group of about 6-8 individuals planned to have lunch and a private viewing of the political, often anti-American and racialist murals at the park. Because they were critics of Chicano extremism, Union del Barrio and allied groups organized and incited a mob of about 500 persons to deny them access to the park under the threat of serious bodily injury. At the end of this video you see a couple of Union del Barrio organizers in red shirts with the UdB’s eagle-warrior logo directing the mob. This event was not organized a gathering of white supremacists, but simply a peaceful, ad hoc gathering of critics of the militant “La Raza” mestizo racial ideology represented in many of the murals at this park.

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