Monday, October 01, 2007

La Gente de Lynwood

Anti Immigrant group protests outside of Plaza Mexico on Sunday, September 30, 2007.


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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Que poca madre! Is this what the takeover at the Council meeting is going to be like?

Anonymous said...

The showing of this video is disgracful. This issue of immigration is so heated that we can not talk to each other. I'm sure many of the people that were shown and were heard on this video do not live in Lynwood. The real issue is respect. Videos like this destroy, they do not bring people together.

Anonymous said...

I don't recognize anybody from Lynwood; the title "la gente de Lynwood" (The people from Lynwood) is misleading; I demand that this section of the blog be taken out.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU KNOW BYRD OR JOHNSON PLEASE TELL THEM ABOUT WHAT I AM SAYING HERE:

What you are trying to do at the early council meeting on 9/02/07 is UNCONSCIONABLE!

You have a DUTY to represent the best interests of the COMMUNITY not yourself and the developer!

I know you dont give a FCUK what I or anyone else thinks, but what goes around comes around.

You wont realize it until that that jail cell door closes behind you, but then you'll have lots of time to think about what you did.

Marsha
- Concerned citizen

Anonymous said...

YOUR POINT IS?

All you proved is that whites blacks and latinos can all act like a$$holes together!

Anonymous said...

Silicone Santillan is in the background. Check it out!

Anonymous said...

I recognized all the cholos that is for sure!

SaveOurState Baby!

Anonymous said...

After this I'm a shamed to tell anyone I live in Lynwood.
Everybody has the right to peacefully demonstrate anywhere, and look what these disgusting people did. I cant believe they had gang members flashing their signs. I do not understand people, that are so connected to Mexico, why are they here? Why dont they go back and scream for all the things they have here in their country? Can anybody tell me?
What exactly do they mean by "this is our land". What kind of thinking is that. Shame Shame.
And yes, I believe this is the way the new Council will be like. I guess the pledge of allegiance will be to Mexico.

40 Yr. Resident said...

Sad.
I have lived in Lynwood since 1966 and would like the rest of the world to know that the shaved head, white T-shirt wearing, un-educated young men in this video do not in any way represent what the city of Lynwood is about. It's sad to me that this video has been posted for the entire world to see. What is the point? There are idiots in every community, what is so special about these ones?
So how about posting a little information or commentary to go along with the video? What were the U.S. flag wavers protesting exactly, and how did the "majority" of people shopping and working at Plaza Mexico feel about it? Was anyone enlightened on either side?
Yes Lynwood is still a U.S. city. Somewhere near 80,000 or so American citizens; African-American, European-American, Mexican-American, Chinese-American, El Salvador-American, German-American, Italian-American, Cuban-Americans, Polish-Americans, Armenian-Americans, Canadian-Americans, Iranian-Americans, etc…
NO, California does not belong to Mexico, or anyone else for that matter.
IT BELONGS TO US ALL! (We stole it fair and square from the Indians like everyone else). Our forefathers took over payments a long, long time ago.
So make the best of it. Enjoy it for all it’s worth. It’s a wonderful place! No where else like it in the world!! ESPECIALLY CALIFORNIA! Best whether in the world by far!
And if you like “your country” better, (wherever that may be), and would rather live there, no worries; no hard feelings what so ever. That is what makes America such a fantastic place.
All we ask is that you don’t screw it up while you’re here, and that you don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!

Anonymous said...

Lynwood is now the headquarters for any political agendas. Our sucess as a community in this recall effort is known city wide. Viewers saw us marching,chanting and praying for our voices to be heard. We made history and everyone saw how residents can make the difference in the political arena. EVERYONE want's to jump on the ban wagon.
Lynwood recall circulator

Anonymous said...

To 5:03PM. Canadian-Americans? Canada is a land of immigrants too.

Anonymous said...

Well, Recall Circulator....What are you going to do when the rent comes due?

Anonymous said...

The history you made is nothing to be proud of.
You'll find out soon enough.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see that we stood up to these racists people from Save Our State. How dare they come to our community trying to intimidate and disrespect the residents of this City.

I'm sure the Save Our State people will think twice before coming back to Lynwood.

I hope the video and the altercation reminds us all that we need to stop fighting among ourselves, because that is exactly what racists people want to see. They want to see us fight each other (Latino against Latino or Latino against Black). Why you ask? Because while we are so busy fighting each other, someone else is getting a great education, making a lot of money and living a more prosperous life.

We have to come together for the good of our families and children and for the long-term sustainability of our community.

Anonymous said...

I just witnessed the dregs of humanity, as I watched this sickening video. The Browns, The Blacks, The Whites of that video represent none other than themselves. The video was putrid and the pieces of dung that protrayed themselves as human, cannot fall further off the scale of earths populace. Not one police officer was needed, they should have been sent to the station. The only govermental authority to represent should have been "Animal Control" what a bunch of ignorant sons of dogs

Anonymous said...

You know what the sad part is? The only ones there to represent the people of Lynwood are the ones with shaved-heads, tattoos and white t-shirts. There is nobody there with any self-respect. I'm not sure if THAT was the purpose of this video, to depict the citizens of Lynwood as gangbangers...but still, it's sad how some people conduct themselves in front of a camera. I mean, I understand that a lot of them became heated due to the words that were exchanged between the two groups, but the fact that they are being video-recorded should have crossed their minds. Whatever...I don't even live in Lynwood anymore...nuts to that.

Anonymous said...

My house payment is paid. See I actually invested in Lynwood. How about you RENTER? Oh, I'm very proud of circulating the recall petition and your the one who is sorry. As you can see,,,,I'm untouchable!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anyone that supported those ballheaded bastards, needs to be committed. That long haired Mex. freak that shouted that Lynwood is part of Mexico and they own California, is one ignorant scum bag. On the bright side that video is an honest appraisel of what this country is up against. There are many fine Mexican families that have legally imigrated to this country. Do you think they were in the video?, I do not. This country welcomes those that enter legally and abide by the rules and tries to become a part of this Country. What was represented in that video can only be discribed as "trash day in Lynwood" words cannot discribe the lack of human traits displayed by that mob. Good luck Lynwood, call for an INS sweep and rid yourselves of the illegal debris. When you have nothing but TRASH on both sides of the table in the Council Chambers, what do you expect?

Anonymous said...

The Save our staters were protesting the PAN party of Mexico having their convention at the Plaza Mexico and Vicente Fox that day. It was about the stopping the influence of the Mexican government in US politics. Didn't anyone notice they had federales there that day. The migrants across the street were doing the same thing . Everyone was getting along Things got bad when the lowlife gang bangers came over and started saying that Lynwood and CA were apart of Mexico and Europeans go home. They also threw rocks at the Save our Sate people which hit one of the women in the crowd.

Anonymous said...

As a long time resident of this City, I can remember the day that Lynwood took its first step on its journey, down the toilet. That day was when we no longer were a very affluent bedroom community, that supplied the working force to Los Angeles, but began spiraling into a 4 rent city, with 25 people living in a 2 bedroom apartment. The facts are so apparent but to speak to them, smacks of predudice and bias, nevertheless the facts remain. The people that live in this City, the people that run this City, have PROVEN for the last 25 years, that they are incapable of voting in councilpeople that are qualified to manage a City, in California, a state, in the U.S.A. Once again this is not bias, hatred, or anything other than fact. I beg all you HISTORIANS, to refute these statements..........I await all the intellicual inept responses, by the 85% of the inept people living in Lynwood today!!!

Anonymous said...

Well said blogger October 8th. You are so right.

Anonymous said...

So many of "us" people connect with Mexico so much because we are not allowed to connect with the USA. The blood that flows through my veins is as Mexican as the guy who picks our lettuce. But make no mistake about it, I am a proud American. I can tell you, from experience, that no matter how American I think I am, there was and always will be a white American ready to remind me that im just another wetback. Why didn't these protesters go and protest other heavily ethnic communities like Little Saigon, Chinatown, or little Italy in New York? Why is it that so many people want to see a wall built on our southern border, and yet anyone can still easily walk across the US/Canadian border? This is why the issue becomes a racist issue. Because that is what it is, RACIST. You hate the very people that make the "American" way of life possible, by providing goods and services at a much lower price. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

What the hell are you talking about, your people made the American way possible? It is the American way that made it possible for you! In any other country, your ass would have been deported in a minute, and no one would care. And don't ever think this country can not exist without you. You people did not make it the Great Country it is.
And stop whinning about racism, this is not what it is about, you people are a burden not a asset.
We picked our lettuce before you came, and we can pick our lettuce after you leave.
Also, people in little Saigon, China Town, Little Italy in New York, and the Germans in Pennsylvania are all legal Citizens, they did not sneek into this country by the millions, bringing drugs,gangs and other vices with them. That's why the wall! There are no millions of illegals coming across the Canadian border.
Please, stop the crying came, you sound like all the mayatas, when they don't get there way, they cry racism, and everybody laughs.

Anonymous said...

Let's deport all those stupid gringos/yahoos back to Branson, MO, where they belong !!

Anonymous said...

I hope that the Sheriff's anti-gang unit has a copy of this tape. They might recognise a few who are parole violators or who have a few outstanding warrants out there. Same goes for the pendejos who are protesting against the Latinos presence.. Hopefully the CIA and FBI, and DHS are checking the tape for any idiots from the backwoods that they might be looking for.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that all the asians you'll find in the communities mentioned above are legal? What are you smoking? Do you know how many ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT asians get found at the port in shipping containers? And when you pay $ .99 and not $5.00 for a head of lettuce, it's because the poor immigrant that picked it works for substantially less money than you or any other "american". The goods and services provided by immigrants makes it possible for morons such as yourself to have more money to spend, which in turn stimulates the economy and provides economic growth. Or is that too complicated for you to understand? The contractors that will get the bid to build your wall, where the hell do you think he is going to find labor cheap enough to make a profit? And the simple fact that the attack on immigration is strictly targeting Mexican immigrants, makes it a racist issue. And don't be so naive to believe that only Mexicans sneak into this country. Immigrants from all nationalities sneak into this country. You refer to black people as "mayatas" and still have the nerve to say you're not racist? You're right about one thing, no immigrants come across the canadian border, ONLY TERRORISTS!!!

Anonymous said...

not to support the cholitos reactions but I passed by and heard the Minutemen chanting provocking chants: "this should be plaza usa not plaza mexico" Lear English the official language of USa not Mexico" an african american stated" you guys are destroying the African american community by taking their jobs....THESE COMMENTS WITHIN FIVE MINUTES WILL MAKE ANYONES BLOOD BOIL.....BUT HAD MORE CONTROL

Anonymous said...

12:52 and 7:42 have good things to say. 10:14, you're a little scattered, but it's a complex issue. 3:06 lolz, you're an idiot.

For every group of renters, there's a landlord. That landlord may be a resident who escaped the declining fortunes of a city once built on the huge manufacturing base of the gateway cities. Now that landlord lives elsewhere.

All the unauthorized workers who toil for peanuts. They're just escaping the horrible unemployment levels of Mexico. This sucker shares something in common with the landlord, aside from both contributing to the landlord's mortgage payments: NAFTA made it all possible.

NAFTA destroyed local manufacturing, and also led to the decimation of peasant farming in Mexico. That led to rapid urbanization of Mexico, with industrialization at the border. Yet, the expected effect of widespread prosperity in Mexico never really materialized. Unemployment increased because all these peasants were now in the cities, becoming the new homeless. Who the hell wouldn't leave that mess?

They came to America, but in Lynwood, the local economy was vanishing. The cold war ended. The factories were sold and sent away. The new jobs were going to pay less.

SOS were right to protest Fox, but the Mexicans should have been protesting Fox as well. And SOS should not have been blaming a bunch of poor Mexicans for being desperate. There, but for luck, go the SOS folks.

The real culprits are Salinas, Fox, NAFTA, Reagan, Bush, Cinton, and Bush.

As long as the white working class allow their politics to be defined by racists like the SOS, and Mexican-Americans cling to the flag (and acceptance) of Mexico, and fail to deal with class oppression as part of racist oppression, we're never going to get ahead.

Anonymous said...

Blogger 10/31-2:28
You can call me an idiot if you want, but you know I'm right. Yes there are some illegals here from every country, but if you would understand what I said is, they are not coming here by the millions. These people assimilate and contribute. What are you going to do with 20 million people that are unskilled and don't want to assimilate, literally refusing to speak the language? People like this are a burden. I have yet to hear about a surgeon, scientist or teacher sneeking across the border. And I don't care what you say, people oppose this kind of burden, and it has nothing to do with racisem. What is wrong with you people sreaming racisem every time things don't go your way?
It is known that people from other Countries trying to come illegal through Mexico are stopped on the border and sent back. Would you call this racism? hm,hm. Stop waving your flag and go back to your country, stop whinning and make changes there, but you wan't do that! Things are easier to come by here. You can't demand a damn thing in your country, you know what would happen.
By the way, do you think only whites are fed up with your free loading? I know many Mexican Americans who are just as disgusted as anybody else. Have you talked to blacks here latelly, they are really pissed of. Talk to any other race and see what their take is on illegal immigration. You'll be suprised.
You can call me an Idiot if you want, but you know I'm right.
YOU! are the racist.