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“Take a bow, Hispanic activists”, by Marge Wall (in it’s entirety)

“Take a bow, Hispanic activists.

Not only did you persuade Ken Burns to tamper with his already-completed, 14-hour World War II documentary “The War,” but you have also set a precedent under which filmmakers will never be certain whether their work is their own or the virtual property of pressure groups.”

WORLD WAR II IS OUR HISTORY… AMERICAN HISTORY…

It is OUR BLOOD that was shed for this country. 

The documented total of Mexicans who participate in our military today is LESS than one fourth of one percent. 

Sixty-five years ago it was miniscule and yet Mexicans DEMAND they be in this documentary!   Praise the Lord…NOW PASS ME THE AMMUNITION!!!  HOW DARE THEY MAKE SUCH A DEMAND!!

IF YOU ARE REALLY AN AMERICAN THEN YOU HAVE TO BE ANGRY ABOUT THIS INTRUSION INTO OUR HISTORY.

While that war was going on and in the confusion that followed when our troops first came home, Mexicans were sneaking across our border and taking advantage of the situation. 

The crime rate went up, they established squalid Barrios into which only the police ventured. 

They stood in groups on our streets and made crude gestures at women and girls who had to walk past them.  

Sound familiar?

Many will take exception with that description of Mexican behavior and condemn me. 

To say such things is NOT politically correct. 

It is an accurate description of San Antonio, Texas in 1952 and it is the truth.

it is not politically correct….BUT…The truth is rarely if ever, politically correct.

SO…Condemn Away!  

Thank God we elected an AMERICAN named Dwight David Eisenhower as president.  

He was a REAL AMERICAN.  

He was a REAL TEXAN. 

Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/de34.html

Unlike the current Shameful president, IKE was BORN in Texas.

Unlike the current Shameful president, IKE FOUGHT for his country.

Unlike the current Shameful president, IKE LOVED his country.  

That American President named Eisenhower didn’t say we cannot deport them….. HE DID IT! 

He called it OPERATION WETBACK…he didn’t apologize and he got the job done.

He directed and coordinated the entire Allied Army on the European front… so a couple million arrogant illegal Mexicans were no match for that American President.

Before he left office after two terms as President He said “America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world.”   AND IT WAS TRUE…

George Bush, the current Shameful president, cannot say that.

Thanks to President Eisenhower, Americans then got their country back in order and things went back to normal. 

Ken Burns folds, ‘The War’ is lost

“he was morally bullied and financially threatened.”

Documented statistics place the LEGAL presence of Hispanics in our country at 42.7 million. Those same statistics state that 1.1 million served in our military.   That makes them sound patriotic but that assumption is misleading.  Because of any ethnic group in the United States they participate the least in our military.  The percentage of that participation is one fourth of one percent.

0.0257611 is the fraction for 1.1 of 42.7 million and this translates to one quarter of one percent.

That is their participation Today. 

In WWII that participation was only a fraction of the 0.0257611 that participate today and remember that figure includes South Americans and Cubans.  The total for Mexicans who participate in our military today is LESS than one fourth of one percent.  

Ken Burns folds, ‘The War’ is lost – Entertainment – The Washington Times, America’s Newspaper http://washingtontimes.com/entertainment/20070524-092748-9742r.htm

Take a bow, Hispanic activists.

Not only did you persuade Ken Burns to tamper with his already-completed, 14-hour World War II documentary “The War,” but you have also set a precedent under which filmmakers will never be certain whether their work is their own or the virtual property of pressure groups.

   

Don’t take just my word for it.

Nina Gilden Seavey, director of George Washington University’s Documentary Center, put it this way on National Public Radio: “To find that Ken and PBS have just bowed to the demands of any special interest group is really a travesty against journalism. To my mind, that is the death of independent filmmaking on PBS.”

Not bad for a month’s work.

Granted, the genteel Mr. Burns crumbled rather easily. Initially, he balked at the idea of inserting new content into a project he’d been crafting for six years — he told the New York Times such a move would be “like a parent trying to graft an arm onto your child.” Then the master documentarian agreed to some kind of addendum to placate critics who complained that “The War” ignored the contributions of Hispanic-Americans to the war effort.

    Soon after, Mr. Burns said he would revisit the core of the film itself; interviews with Latino veterans are now said to be part of the finished product. The inclusion lent itself to “the universality of this film,” he said in a statement. “It is adding another layer of storytelling that will only enrich what we already have.”

Reassured? Don’t be.

Mr. Burns’ cautious concession obscures the fact that, far from seeing the error of his ways, he was morally bullied and financially threatened.

Why am I so upset over the ability of Mexicans to dictate what is in a documentary on World War II?

I am livid that they have such arrogance. I am livid at their continual efforts to subvert and distort our history as they have done their own.  

Documented statistics place their LEGAL presence in our country at 42.7 million. Those same statistics state that 1.1 million served in our military.   That makes them sound patriotic but that assumption is misleading.  Because of any ethnic group in the United States they participate the least in our military.  The percentage of that participation is one fourth of one percent.

0.0257611 is the fraction for 1.1 of 42.7 million and this translates to one quarter of one percent.

In WWII that participation was only a fraction of the 0.0257611 that participate today and remember that figure includes South Americans and Cubans.  The total for Mexicans who participate in our military today is LESS than one fourth of one percent.  

Remember I said “They are in our political system at every level in record numbers that transcend their legal percentage in this country.”   The recent figure on the population of the USA is 300 million.   Mexicans and all other Hispanics total 42.7 million and that is .14233 percent of the total population.

There are more of them in our political system than their percentage within our society warrants.

Hispanic Americans: Census Facts

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmcensus1.html

Population

42.7 million

The estimated Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2005, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanics constituted 14% of the nation’s total population. (This estimate does not include the 3.9 million residents of Puerto Rico.)

About 1

. . . of every two people added to the nation’s population between July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005, were Hispanic.

3.3%

Percentage increase in the Hispanic population between July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005, making Hispanics the fastest-growing minority group.

102.6 million

The projected Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2050. According to this projection, Hispanics will constitute 24% of the nation’s total population on that date.

22.4 million

The nation’s Hispanic population during the 1990 census—just slightly over half the current total.

64%

The percentage of Hispanic-origin people in households who are of Mexican background. Another approximately 10% are of Puerto Rican background, with about 3% each of Cuban, Salvadoran and Dominican origins. The remainder are of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic or Latino origins.

Roughly half of the nation’s Dominicans live in New York City, with about half of the nation’s Cubans residing in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

27.2

Median age, in years, of the Hispanic population in 2005. This compares with 36.2 years for the population as a whole.

107

Number of Hispanic males in 2005 per every 100 Hispanic females. This was in sharp contrast to the overall population, which had 97 males per every 100 females.

States and Counties

49%

The percentage of the Hispanic-origin population that lives in California or Texas. California is home to 12.4 million Hispanics, and Texas is home to 7.8 million.

13

The number of states with at least half a million Hispanic residents. These states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.

43%

The percentage of New Mexico’s population that is Hispanic, highest of any state. Hispanics also make up more than one-third of the population in California and Texas, at 35% each.

4.6 million

The Hispanic population of Los Angeles County, Calif.—the largest of any county in the nation.

715,000

The increase in California’s Hispanic population between July 1, 2003, and July 1, 2004, which led all states. Los Angeles County alone added 76,400, which led all the nation’s counties.

19

Number of states in which Hispanics are the largest race or ethnic minority group.

Businesses

1.6 million

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002.

Triple

The rate of growth of Hispanic-owned businesses between 1997 and 2002 (31%) compared to the national average (10%) for all businesses.

$222 billion

Revenue generated by Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002, up 19% from 1997.

44%

. . . of all Hispanic-owned firms were owned by people of Mexican origin.

29,184

Number of Hispanic-owned firms with receipts of $1 million or more.

Nearly 3-in-10 Hispanic-owned firms operated in construction and other services, such as personal services, and repair and maintenance. Retail and wholesale trade accounted for 36% of Hispanic-owned business revenue.

States with the fastest rates of growth for Hispanic-owned firms between 1997 and 2002 included New York (57%), Rhode Island and Georgia (56% each), and Nevada and South Carolina (48% each).

Counties with the highest number of Hispanic-owned firms were Los Angeles County, Calif. (188,472); Miami-Dade County, Fla. (163,188); Harris County, Texas (61,934); and Bronx County, N.Y. (38,325).

Families and Children

9.5 million

The number of Hispanic families who reside in the United States. Of these families, 63% include their children under 18 years old.

67%

The percentage of Hispanic families consisting of a married couple.

44%

The percentage of Hispanic families consisting of a married couple with children under the age of 18.

65%

Percentage of Hispanic children living with two parents.

22%

Percentage of population under age 5 that is Hispanic, as of July 1, 2005.

Spanish Language

31 million

The number of U.S. household residents age 5 and older who speak Spanish at home. Spanish speakers constitute a ratio of more than 1-in-10 U.S. household residents. Among all those who speak Spanish at home, more than one-half say they speak English “very well.”

Coming to America

53%

Percentage of the foreign-born population from Latin America. This amounts to 18.3 million people.

10 million

The number of foreign-born people who were born in Mexico, by far more than any other Latin American country or any other country in the world for that matter. Other countries of birth that contribute large numbers of Hispanics are El Salvador (937,000), Cuba (925,000), the Dominican Republic (688,000), Guatemala (590,000) and Colombia (500,000). (The difference between the estimates for El Salvador and Cuba is not statistically significant.)

4

. . . states are home to about 2 of every 3 foreign-born persons born in Latin America. Those states are California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

Income and Poverty

$34,241

The real median income of Hispanic households in 2004, unchanged from the previous year.

21.9%

The poverty rate among Hispanics in 2004, unchanged from 2003.

32.7%

The percentage of Hispanics who lacked health insurance in 2004 unchanged from 2003.

Education

58%

The percentage of Hispanics age 25 and older who had at least a high school education in 2004.

12%

The percentage of the Hispanic population age 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2004.

2.7 million

The number of Hispanics age 18 and older who had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2004.

714,000

Number of Hispanics 25 years and older with advanced degrees in 2004 (e.g., master’s, professional, doctorate).

11%

Percentage of all college students in October 2004 who were Hispanic.

Jobs

68%

Percentage of Hispanics age 16 and older who are in the civilian labor force.

18%

The percentage of Hispanics who work in managerial, professional and related occupations. Approximately 24% of Hispanics work in service occupations, 22% in sales and office jobs, 15% in construction, extraction and maintenance jobs and 19% in production, transportation and material moving occupations. (The difference between the proportions working in managerial, professional and related occupations and in production, transportation and material moving occupations is not statistically significant.)

Voting

7.6 million

The number of Hispanic citizens who reported voting in the 2004 presidential election. The percentage of Hispanic citizens voting—about 47%—did not change from four years earlier.

Serving our Country

1.1 million

The number of Hispanic veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

That makes them sound patriotic but that assumption is misleading.  Because of any ethnic group in the United States they participate the least in our military.  The percentage of that participation is one fourth of one percent.

0.0257611 is the fraction for 1.1 of 42.7 million and this translates to one quarter of one percent.

 

MEXICANS SUBVERTING AMERICA

subvert >verb undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).

OUR CULTURE…. OUR HISTORY…  OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM…. OUR LAWS….

Look around you…. Look at our flag on the ground or wiping a Mexican’s behind.

Listen to them… Listen to their demands… They NEVER stop demanding…

Humble?  Hard Working?  Law Abiding?  Family Values?   Family values so strong they start having children when they are 12-14 years old.     ..  Marriage?  Well…not so much.

Think I am exaggerating?   Read the newspapers.  Now the Newspapers are forgetting to print the names but, that ploy isn’t working.  We have already gotten the picture.

Read how proud they are of the arrogant Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and her ability to strong-arm Ken Burns’ into changing his Documentary on World War II AFTER it was finished and after PBS refused to air it until the changes demanded by the Mexicans were made and Ken Burns was forced to comply..

A National Mexican Museum built at the expense of American taxpayers.  Mandated by OUR own government!

Twisting our history….screaming RECONQUISTA….

They are in our political system at every level in record numbers that transcend their legal percentage in this country.  Think about it.

The Powerful Hispanic Political Caucus….Who paid for that?  Who financed and made it possible?   Not Juan, Jose, or Maria!   Who jumps in and pays for a Lawyer when a Mexican commits a crime?   Global Money and the Mexican Government.  That didn’t happen 20 years ago so, why now?   THE PUSH IS ON AND THEY ARE IN A HURRY.  

I placed these excerpts from the article here for a reason….

When you read them you will understand…………   

Eventually, as many as 20 Latino groups put pressure on PBS and Burns, using letter-writing and e-mails to Congress, PBS, Burns and the film’s sponsors. The blitz led to an April 17 meeting with some of the groups, including Defend the Honor, Burns and PBS.

Burns told the groups he would incorporate Latino veterans “seamlessly” into his film, but his proposal was rejected because he wanted to add the material during or after the end credits.

After that meeting, some of the groups appealed to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, but that ran into a hurdle because “firewall” legislation that allows funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS prohibits lawmakers from dictating programming.

After a stalemate, a corporate intermediary reached out to the American GI Forum.

Manny Mirabal, chairman of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, declined to identify the intermediary.

Mirabal said this person insisted on a closed meeting and that even he did not attend.

      Any of you Americans out there getting angry yet?      Read entire article at the link….

They are still not satisfied with Ken Burns, they wanted the documentary COMPLETELY re-done.

UT professor has a way of getting nation’s ear http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA052707.01A.beating_ken_burns.3555e62.html Web Posted: 05/26/2007 10:58 PM CDT AUSTIN — On a recent day, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez fired off an e-mail expressing outrage about the way a late-night television show portrayed Latinos fighting for inclusion in America.

The last time she let an e-mail complaint fly, it led to a national movement.

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One comment on ““Take a bow, Hispanic activists”, by Marge Wall (in it’s entirety)

  1. Marge, You wrote an excellent piece. Thought provoking and I appreciate the amount of research and time that went into writing this commentary.

    Yes, I too am mad as heck and wished that Burns hadn’t caved. I don’t know the amount of pressure he was under, nor do I what options he had, but allowing “his” work to be basterdized to suit some political group’s idea of what “America’s” history should be, irregardless of the real facts involved, is totally unacceptable.

    This work of Burns will be dismissed by most Americans and the money spent for this production is certainly ill-spent, since history is being exaggerated to suit the demands of one group.

    However the amount of time that was spent on this production, Burns can count on it as being a big waste of time, since it will always be held up as being based on questionable facts and exaggerated perspective.

    How sad for all the veterans who served and made the ultimate sacrififice or suffered horrible injuries that left them crippled and maimed. How must they feel having a group horning in on more of the glory than their participation is deserving of so that they can receive more recognition. What happened to the work being just about Americans?

    I hate all of this divisiveness. It is going to be the downfall of this great nation if it isn’t stopped. But that is another argument for another day.

    This is one American that won’t be wasting her time viewing this program and I suspect, that I will be among legions of Americans who feel the same way.

    What did these usurpers think? Did the believe that just because the majority of World War II veterans were dead or too elderly to react, that the rest of the American veterans would stand idly by and have their glory reproportioned by a special interest group bent on reinventing history and exaggerating their part in it? They forget about the records and they forget about the veterans that are still alive and the families of those
    who are deceased.

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