Cesar Chavez: An Unlikely Border Ally to Donald Trump

Cesar Chavez is one of the most referenced liberal icons by Democrats and is championed as a hero of human rights. As a fierce defender of unions and a community organizer of sorts, it makes sense. There has been an awful lot of amnesia, however, and there is an argument to be made that he would actually fall more in line with President Trump than the Democrats.

For anyone living in even a moderately large city, chances are there is a Cesar Chavez Blvd or some other iteration memorializing his name. He even has his own day which happens to be today. Rather than listing off all of his achievements, here are a couple ways he just might actually be an unlikely ally to Donald Trump on the border.

1| He Was Deeply Opposed to Illegal Immigration

Most Americans who are opposed to illegal immigration oppose it for different reasons than Chavez, but the passion was probably about equal. While conservatives want to protect the rule of law, national security and personal property rights, the reason was a lot more simple for Chavez --- illegals messed up his strikes.

"…where we closed them down, they were unable to get strikebreakers, or they’d gotten very few. And then all of a sudden yesterday morning, they brought in 220 wetbacks — these are the illegals — from Mexico. Now, there’s no way to defend against that kind of strikebreaking…"

2| He Was All for a Border Wall

Barack Obama co-opted Chavez's slogan of 'Si, se puede' or 'Yes, we can' --- but it just might have been Chavez who would be chanting "Build that wall!" He was quoted as saying:

"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."

But his actions spoke much louder. He formed a 100-mile-long 'wet line' of military-style tents to ferociously protect his union from "wetbacks" and strikebreakers, migrant workers who dared interfere with his work. The people manning these posts were paid a minuscule amount, only $5 to $7 a day to catch anyone trying to break through and beat the hell out of them with bats and chains.

So What Does It All Mean?

Since Democrats and socialists only care about the end and not the means, this information won't rattle their world view one bit. They are more than happy to whitewash the history that is inconvenient and continue to lionize a pretty cruel guy because his politics happen to fit theirs. His official bio says:

“Cesar made everyone, especially the farm workers, feel the jobs they were doing in the movement were very important.”

That all sounds well and good, but he actually had quite a bit of contempt for his workers --- even calling them pigs.

“Every time we look at [the farmworkers], they want more money. Like pigs, you know. Here we’re slaving, and we’re starving and the g*d**m workers don’t give a sh** about anything because we don’t train them, you know, we don’t teach them anything.” 

Really getting to know your heroes can be a dicey proposition and leads to a lot of disappointment. So liberals should stay away from the truth on this one, because if they examine too closely --- they might just see Cesar Chavez has more in common with Trump than they might like.

 

 

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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