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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

LA 32 Jumps Into Semillas Issue

The LA-32 Neighborhood Council - which represents the El Sereno community - will be considering a motion of support for the controversial Academia Semillas Del Pueblo charter school. (Click here to read text)

While the NC has every right to offer support to an institution within their community, as a publicly elected body whose job is to represent all the residents within the neighborhood, they have a duty to look at all sides of an issue.

The motion puts the NC on record of opposing hate crimes and terrorist threats "against anyone in our community," yet there is no condemnation of the attack on journalist Sandy Wells, who was exercising his first amendment rights to cover the story.

The motion also expresses support for the right of Semillas Del Pueblo to "exist and operate," however there is no acknowledgement of the right of the community including residents, elected officials and the media to investigate public institutions such as Semillas and to hold them accountable.

The NC is calling for a meeting with "Disney representatives, Semillas Del Pueblo and members of the LA-32 Social Justice Committee to address recent broadcasts by KABC Talkradio concerning Semillas Del Pueblo and the subsequent impact in the community of El Sereno." Is this some type of effort on behalf of the NC to get Disney to agree to silence KABC? KABC has afforded numerous opportunities to Semillas and their supporters to present their side of the story. And in some cases Semillas' officials and others have taken advantage of those opportunities.

Finally, the NC wants to go on record saying that the council "...condemns attacks against our community, our community institutions and our children." Does the council consider attacks to be legitimate inquiries and criticism?

I don't have the answers to these questions. We attempted to contact Hugo Garcia, the President of the LA 32 Neighborhood Council, and have not heard back from him. If we do, we'll bring it to you here.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

It should come as surprise that old Hugo is in the tank with Aguilar - typical politics ala Tijuana. Give the whole LA32 council an earfull with this contact link


or give Hugo a blast


July 04, 2006 10:25 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Neighborhood councils, as currently constituted, can consist entirely of illegal aliens, elected by other illegal aliens, none of whom even live in the neighborhood they purport to represent.

July 04, 2006 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Like the students at the public school, Wacko Walter?

What's the beef. They're paying property taxes, too -- directly or indirectly.

What's that called when you tax people but try to deprive them a voice in how the money's spent, how their kids are educated in the schools the tax money pays for? It's an old term -- maybe 230 YEARS OLD.

Taxation without representation. . .

If it was up to you Tories, you'd get one vote for every $100,000 your property was worth (even your slaves), and maybe another one for every one you rent to -- now THAT would be a REAL neighborhood council, right? Just us rich landowners and our formen.

July 04, 2006 10:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AH, the good old days, before suffrage, too!

July 04, 2006 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The mantra of conservatives has for YEARS been what. . .


How dare the elected NC representatives in El Sereno take this up, without asking permission of the radio jerks in WEST HOLLYWOOD or the blog owners from THE VALLEY if it was okay to do so.

July 04, 2006 10:42 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Taxes were lower when we were under the Crown...

July 04, 2006 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hugo and Aguilar conspire overturn LA32 majority?

July 04, 2006 11:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does motion of support shock any of you? LA-32 Neighborhood Council comprised of good and bad apples. Take your pick and some are darn rotten. The attendance at LA-32 NC Meets are at highest 6 stakeholders. You can hear crickets by 9pm.

July 04, 2006 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attendance at most NC meetings barely cracks a couple dozen.

Look at the City Council meetings on TV sometimes. Other than CMs and staff, there are seldom more than a dozen people (including those recently released from 72-hour holds) - and this body reps the whole city, and is elected by hundreds of thousands each.

People send them there to do the job. They don't go and watch them do it.

July 05, 2006 3:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA32 are wackos. They are the radical idiots that you can't reason with. Try having a conversation with one of them and if you get them angry you will see them want to hit you. These are all Alvin Parra's friends. You know the rep from Huizar's office that got moved to El Sereno because of complaints from the community.

July 05, 2006 7:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Best representation money can buy... don't like it? Move there and run yourself.

Or, shut up!

July 05, 2006 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OK Hugo.

July 05, 2006 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wacko is Benedict Arnold!

July 05, 2006 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"jumps in" is such a poor read on this thing... LA32 and at least one other local NC has been supportive of the school all along, so have the last three councilmembers for that district. That includes the one that THIS blog supported to be mayor. (Of course he'll "support" anything that gets him in front of a camera).

It's "home rule," bubbas. It's what NCs were designed for. Go back to the Valley and scream at the advisory boards on your own turf. Some of them can't ven get a quorum "up" (or anything else for that matter).

There ain't no "what's mine is mine and what's YOUR's is mine, too" anymore.

Sorry. Democracy is SUCH a bitch when you're not the local majority.

(OH, and "Hugo" don't owe any dead mayors on any backwater blog based dozens of miles away any explanations of anything). Just because the folks here shot their mouths off about who should win in CD14 elections when you never even had a vote here doesn't mean you can creep your opinions into local schools, too.

July 05, 2006 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd be interested in Wacko Walter putting up (or shutting up), about the composition of NCs by naming even ONE where "illegals" comprise even a small majority of any board, or have had any significant effect on a single NC election.

Even in the poorest areas of the city the NCs are still run by majority longtime homeowners and citizens, and they almost all come from the "wealthiest" one-quarter of whatever social-economic groups make up that community. Even though the city allows illegals to vote, most won't take part out of fear of being tracked or traced in some way because of their activity. Others don't care, or are working two jobs each and can't spare the time to even look at the situation for more than 30 seconds.

That is THE worst kind of "wacko" straw-man, boogie-man bullshit and fear-mongering.

Hell, most NCs would be a lot more representative of their communities if they actually HAD some recent immigrants voting and running for office (legal, illegal, or any other kind). But they don't.

Next you'll be telling me NC board members all get FREE medical and THAT'S why emergency rooms have been shut down.

Pissant xenophobes.

July 05, 2006 11:07 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Uh, excuse me shit for brains, our taxes pay for those schools, everywhere in the district, so we have a right to but our nose in, you do too if there is a wacked out school outside your area.

If not, then give us secession from LA and the LAUSD, and we'll be done with each other.

Until then, go play on the freeway dum dum!

July 05, 2006 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was Sandy given permission to enter the school to do his interview, or was he on the premisses without permission. There is no school who will let anyone in any school without first going to obtain permission from the qualified authorities. Even in adult schools can not step foot there without it. So why would Mr. Wells feel he would not be seen as a threat if he were simply walking around and noe one knows who he is, he could be a pervert, or simply someone who wants to hurt the children. Are hispanic children any less valuable than any other child, not to thier parents. If Mr.Wells were so concerned about the children why could he not interview whomever after school hours. I am not familiar with the school, however I disagree with him walking on that campus any time at all. After all I had never heard of Mr. Wells before this incident. Also, many schools are paid with tax payer money it is called vouchers, for many schools, even private schools get help, the school system allowed it, so if you make a big deal about this school do so with all the others too.

July 05, 2006 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Leave our schools alone! Academia Semillas has complete support from LA-32. Our businesses, nonprofit organizations, LA schools fight for Academia Semillas.

July 05, 2006 12:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By the way, I know that El Sereno area where he “teaches” very well. It’s got one heck of a scary separatist community. It LOOKS like the shantytowns of Quito, Ecuador, complete with antiamerican graffiti, Chiclet sellers and symbols of leftist militancy. Some of those groups are very secretive. Last time I was there, some money seemed to be coming in to some of the “community centers” there. Meanwhile, Hugo Chavez is real popular and that’s the place you go in LA if you want to go to a pro-Hugo-Chavez event. I suspect it might be one of those places where Chavez is financing certain things, some of his operatives were actually there a few months ago. Stay away from racist El Sereno town and businesses.

July 05, 2006 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

One solution to problem

Boycott el sereno business
Boycott el sereno council
Boycott el sereno schools
Boycott el sereno politics
Boycott el sereno nonprofits
Boycott el sereno MECHA SCHOOL

July 05, 2006 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


(c/o RAY S PARK)

July 05, 2006 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Greater El Sereno Chamber of Commerce
2445 Mariondale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032 323.505.2600 x 109 www.elserenochamber.com

Business Rep at Large
Enrique Aguilera (Marcos kiss ass slave)
Aguilera’s Hair Studio

July 05, 2006 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:





Wednesday, July 5, 2006 – 6:00PM
El Sereno Senior Center
4818 Klamath Place
Los Angeles, CA 90032

1. Call to Order/Welcome to Community: H. Garcia

2. Flag Salute: L. McGuire

3. Roll Call: L. McGuire

4. Minutes for Approval: None

5. Welcome to Elected Officials, Staff and Guests

6. Public Comment –Comments from the public on non-agenda items within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction. Public comments are limited to one (1) minute per speaker and 15 minutes total.

7. President's Report (H. Garcia – 10 min)
A.) Action Item: “Motion to support that all future LA-32 NC approved funding request
activities that generate revenue be assigned a LA-32 NC liaison that will witness all
financial and operational aspects of the event and report back to the Board.”
B.) LA-32 NC Ad-Hoc Special Projects Committee

8. Treasurer’s Report (J. Manzano – 5 min)
A.) Current balance
B.) Current outstanding liabilities and status of payments
C.) Follow-up on status of all “new” funding applications

9. Committee Reports
A.) Elections Committee – L.McGuire (10 min)
*By-Law Amendments: Please review “Attachment A” concerning proposed LA-32 Neighborhood Council By-Law amendments. The posting of these proposed By-Law amendments is in compliance with LA-32 NC’s 30-day public notice and comment period requirement before taking action on by-laws.
B.) Budget Committee – N. Chavez (5 min)
(a) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council support funding in the amount of $4,054.00 for the Peace and Unity Car Show.”
C.) Public Safety Committee – Michael McGuire (10 min)
(a) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 NC accepts the letter developed by the LA-32 Public Safety Committee concerning traffic and pedestrian safety outside of the El Sereno Middle School area”
(b) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 NC supports the community’s wish to have the Caltrans owned bungalows on Maycrest Avenue demolished”
D.) Social Justice Committee – J. Granados (3 min), Video on Semillas Del Pueblo (10 min)
Presentation on Semillas – Marcos Aguilar (10 min)
(a) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council opposes hate crimes and terrorist threats against anyone in our community, particularly the children of our community.“
(b) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council supports the right for Semillas Del Pueblo to exist and operate in our community.“
(c) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council supports that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council Corresponding Secretary draft and send a letter to the Disney corporation to request a meeting with Disney representatives, Semillas Del Pueblo and members of the LA-32 Social Justice Committee to address recent broadcasts by KABC Talkradio concerning Semillas Del Pueblo and the subsequent impact in the community of El Sereno. “
(d) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council supports that the LA-32 Corresponding Secretary draft and send a letter to local elected officials informing them that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council condemns attacks against our community, our community institutions and our children and ask for their assistance.“
E.) Land Use and Development Committee – P. Navarro (3 min)
F.) Economic & Business Development Committee – R. Gutierrez (5 min)
(a) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council supports, via the
Economic and Business Development Committee, a request that a “needs assessment”
study of the 90032 zip code (El Sereno) be conducted by the City of Los Angeles.”
(b) Action Item: “Motion that the LA-32 Neighborhood Council supports funding in the
amount of $1,190.00 for economic and development training and certification for two
members ($595.00 apiece) of the Economic and Business Development Committee “
G.) Grievance Committee – L. Allard (3 min)
H.) By-Laws Committee – Santos Rodriguez (3 min)
I.) Website Development Committee – N. Chavez (3 min)

A.) Membership Committee – S. Vargas (3 min)

Miscellaneous Reports
A.) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – A. Medina (3 min)

10. Old Business
A.) College Fair update – Patricia Alarcon (5 min)
B.) Safe Passages Program – Tammy Membrano (5 min)

11. New Business

12. Future Agenda Items

13. Adjournment






CALIFORNIA 90032 Communities


Tuesday, June 27, 2006 – 6:30PM
Antigua Cultural Coffee House
4836 Huntington Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90032

In attendance: Committee Members: Jessie Granados, Hugo Garcia and Sadra Larsen. Community: Semillas Del Pueblo Representative: Marcos Aguilar

1. Call to Order: 6:35 PM

Committee members agreed that public comment was welcomed, but would be limited to one minute.

2. Mr. Aguilar provided committee members with an update and review of the Academia Semillas Del Pueblo Charter School being under attack by negative media coverage. On May 31, and June 1, 2006, KABC Talk radio (owned by Disney) broadcasted that Semillas was teaching an Anti-American curriculum, as well as instilling racist beliefs in their schoolchildren. Semillas has a progressive multicultural curriculum that is approved by the state. The local television media also attacked the school by reporting the school had low test scores and only catered to Latino families. However, Semillas is able to refute all allegations as it serves children of all races in the community, in addition to helping children that might not have a chance to succeed. Semillas is at the forefront - ahead of other schools in addressing the need for schools to teach other enrichment languages such as Mandarin, as identified by the Department of Defense. The school is competitive with other schools in that area and can chart the progress of each student. Lastly, Semillas’ student body reflects the demographics of the local community it serves. However, due to the negative exposure, the school staff and student body came under attack. The school received racist/terrorist threats, which included bomb threats to the school and the children that attend the school.

After the verbal update, Mr. Aguliar screened a video to committee members detailing the false accusations against Semillas as well as what he and the school, in fact, do.

3. The Social Justice committee agreed to and will request several Action Items at the next General Board Meeting on July 5, 2006, that would support:

• The Semillas school has the right to exist
• Semillas’ Multicultural curriculum
• Positions against hate crimes and terrorist threats to staff and children of the Semillas School

The Committee also is requesting that the neighborhood council support a call for a meeting involving Disney, the LA-32 Neighborhood Council Social Justice Committee, and Semillas to address our concerns.

Other avenues covered were the need for LA-32 to develop a letter of support by the Corresponding Secretary. This letter would be distributed to local elected officials and LAUSD. Mr. Aguilar will provide the list of officials.

Another recommendation is for board members to write their own letters of support to both elected officials and Disney.

The Committee invited Mr. Aguilar and the school community to attend the next General Board Meeting on July 5, 2006, to screen the Semillas CD and inform the board and stakeholders of what is happening at Semillas. On behalf of Semillas Mr. Aguilar agreed.

Meeting ended at 8:00 pm

Respectfully submitted by Sadra Larsen


July 05, 2006 1:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA-32= incompetent

July 05, 2006 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam...

What would be the outcome if a "raza" media person went over to predominently anglo school on the left side of the city and marched in with some complaint about what the school was teaching (after being told by the principal "no" to an interview)... then he hung around outside on the curb while his radio cronies called the "anglo" school racist for three days straight on-air.

Well hell, that answer to that is simple, to anyone living in L.A. for more than 5 minutes (even with "shit for brains").

He'd be told by LAPD to leave immediately, or they'd throw him in jail.

See what the problem with this "we pay the taxes" bullshit?

YOUR taxes, spread ACROSS the district may have bought half a row of staples for the office stapler at Academia Semillas. "Borg" McIntyre's may have paid for three sheets of lined paper.

You got a beef with curriculum and charters being handed out? Stand in line at the next LAUSD meeting with the 51/50's and state your case. If you're pissed about the way your potholes are being filled, do you stand in front of the crew sent out keeping them from working, or do you call your ELECTED OFFICIALS?

DON'T turn kids into cannon fodder for your "all assimilation all the time" poorly disguised racism. If it wouldn't work for the "brown" guy standing around outside a West L.A. school uninvited (even with a press badge hanging from his neck) -- and you're insane if you think it would -- then it shouldn't work for a faceless mike jockey with a "press credential" working for a third-rate talking tonsils show that never HEARD of El Sereno before.

(Who the hell knows what a "press badge" looks like anyway, other than cops and media people?)

USE THE DAMN CHANNELS (and I don't mean KABC). Nobody elected THEM to represent ANYONE!

July 05, 2006 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's a REAL good plan, 12:31. I can guaran-damn-tee you there ain't hardly a soul that listens to KABC Squawk Radio that will EVER do any business with El Sereno merchants (or ever did).

If they got way lost and RAN OUT OF GAS on Huntington Drive anywhere short of San Marino, they'd call AAA and get towed somewhere else.

NOT TO WORRY, El Sereno. Sometimes it's good to be the place the rednecks drive MILES out of their way to avoid.

July 05, 2006 2:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA 32, and Neighborhood Councils in general:


July 05, 2006 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PATHERIC? 1:05 p.m.??

And to think, just a few years ago, you were the Spiling Bea champyun at the mainstream LAUSD school in your area, where they taught you to be "UH-MARY-CAN."

Mama must be proud! (Daddy would probably be too, if only mama could remember which one he was that long, boozy night decades ago).

July 05, 2006 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


If they agreed with you, they'd be "geniuses" -- but if they represent their own people and community, and think different, well then "who gives a..."

July 05, 2006 2:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is:

whites/jews vs latinos.

nothing more.

July 05, 2006 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, there are some real geniuses on here. Sandy entered the school (office) with LAPD credentials. This happens all the time. Its a public place he has every right to enter that office. He was not able to secure any interviews, so he left the office and stood on a public street. He was then attacked. Nothing he did - even the imaginations of you Marcos - warrants that attack. Nothing.

Just because you never heard of Sandy doesn't mean he's a nobody. He is a longtime reporter for both radio and print.

Who said something about a Latino going into scream about the curriculum at some "white" school? It happens. And the person would have the right as long as they didn't harm anyone. Sandy Wells did not harm anyone, let alone even raise his voice or rant and rave or whatever.

Its interesting here that the supporters of Semillas - who would normally drag the ACLU out if they felt their rights were being violated - feel that that those who oppose or even question the school have no right to. They are equating valid criticism of the school as "attacks" and "hate crimes." In America, we have free speech pendejo.

This school deserves to be scrutinized. It is not hate. It is not racism. It is not attacks. There are plenty of other majority Latino charter schools out there that are performing and no one is questioning them.

So Marcos - get the delusion out of your mind - its not hate, its not racism, its that you are an incompetent charlaton and the world is about to learn all about you. Its too bad you have all those nice people in El Sereno fooled, but, shit happens.

Thank you Mayor Sam.

July 05, 2006 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boycott sereno business
Boycott sereno business
Boycott sereno business
Boycott sereno business

July 05, 2006 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

El Sereno cesspool for Mecha Radicals. LA32NCAgenda includes members speakers who support Marcos Aguilar.

July 05, 2006 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hard-working, humble migrant workers beaten by thugs on the way to a better life

July 05, 2006 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marcos Aguilar is an aspiring limosene liberal - teaches right on border of East LA and Alhambra but lives in Alhambra and not in the real hood south of I-10 and off Broadway and Soto.

July 05, 2006 8:19 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Since you asked, I personally observed busloads of "day laborers" being delivered to vote in a Westchester Neighborhood Council election. My office overlooked the "polling place," and a local developer literally rented busses to bring workers to "vote" for the company slate. The "stakeholders" only stake in the neighborhood where I worked and lived is that they were temporarily working at a construction site there. After voting, they were treated to a pizza party across the street.

So maybe the next time before you call me "Wacko," or you accuse me of lacking any basis for what I say, you could try something that polite, reasonable people do: ask. Fair enough?

July 05, 2006 8:40 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

P.S. I also saw the printed handouts they had, to tell them for whom to vote. I also talked to a couple, who were told by their employer they had to vote or their project / jobs would be in danger.

July 05, 2006 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


July 05, 2006 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



July 05, 2006 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Greater El Sereno Chamber of Commerce Invites you to the 2006 Party Video

Enrique Aguilera
Hugo as prince


July 05, 2006 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam delete thread!

July 05, 2006 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Limousine liberal
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Limousine liberal is a pejorative American political term for a wealthy liberal person who expresses a deep concern for the poor, but is not actually directly engaged with them on a day to day basis. The term can also carry the connotation of expressing concern for the poor but not spending any considerable portion of one's wealth to help them.

July 05, 2006 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The latter definition "...of expressing concern for the poor but not spending any considerable portion of one's wealth to help them." fits Marcos Aguilar - he is only in this business for the money.

The taxpayers subsidize Aguilar's misconcieved notion of social engineering and he is not accountable spending our tax money. If he truly was concerned he at least live in El Sereno.

But its just a matter of time before El Sereno gentrifies and yuppies realize the great real estate values close to town. The neighborhood will probably become heavily Korean in few years. There are already near million dollar homes within 200 yards of his school under construction.

July 05, 2006 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How is that ANY different than the way every damn Union in this country handles elections, Wacko. "Vote to protect your jobs."

Can you VERIFY that the "alleged" busload of illegals (did you PERSONALLY check their papers, Mein Feuhrer?) had an impact on the election.

Or did you just ASSUME they were illegals, because they had DARK SKIN (you know you did... you must have). Caught you Red-necked! You can CHECK citizenship status from a window next door???

QUICK, fire the ICE people, WACKO can TELL just by LOOKING who's ILLEGAL.

Did they actually RUN for offices and did the NC "consist entirely" of illegals, as you claimed it "could" (ooga-booga homeowners, your nannies' husbands are going to TAKE OVER suburbia). RUN, HIDE, WHITE FLIGHT!

Nowhere does the term stakeholder HAVE to mean "reside" -- it's LIVE, WORK, OWN PROPERTY, and the city attorney has declared YOU can't determine how much WORK makes one qualified. Many property owners spend LESS time in the communities where they own property than local workers do, and most landlords care less for the community at large than renters (try finding one of THOSE on most "diverse" NCs).

You're still Wacko, but now that you're not "officially" running for office, your true COLOR is showing. . . . trying to SCARE unplugged homeowners that the BROWN SKINS ARE COMING, THE BROWN SKINS ARE COMING.

88 councils and you say you saw ONE busload with flyers, and got HEARSAY evidence that workers (who ARE qualified as stakeholders under city charter) were "required" to vote.

You got 10X as many votes for mayor as your intellect qualifies you for... scare a few thousand more elderly people with "takeover bullshit, and MAYBE you'll come in 4th next time.

July 05, 2006 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As Mike Royko of formerly with the Chicgo Sun Times used to say - its amazing how many of my nearly illiterate, racist, and misinformed critics write to me even its in crayon.

July 05, 2006 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Deutschland uber alles!

July 05, 2006 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Royko in lampooning Pat Buchanan's remarks was correct that Mexico should be invaded and placed under the better manangemement of Club Med after liquidating all the drug traffickers.

July 05, 2006 11:40 PM  

Blogger carmelita said:

Instead of 'talking' about the meeting, I actually attended it (what a concept). The motion of support was strictly to state, on record, that the council was coming out against the bomb threat on the school. Period. A school in El Sereno received a bomb threat, the NC of El Sereno had to meet to see if it was 'ok' to speak against the bomb threat, how twisted is that?

On a side note however, the meeting would have been an ideal time to get these so-called answers many blah blah bloggers are always claiming they want. Marcos was there, The principal was there, a few dozen parents were there, community members were there..but...hum, I guess you all got lost on the way to El Sereno huh? I know, it gets confusing once you have to leave the 101 freeway.

Boycott El Sereno, damn, first you'll have to find it.

July 06, 2006 1:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You the same Carmelita from DFR?

July 06, 2006 1:23 AM  

Blogger carmelita said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

July 06, 2006 1:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"As Mike Royko of formerly with the Chicgo Sun Times..."

"...its amazing how many..."

"...write to me even its in crayon."

of formerly with?

its amazing


even its in?

Now maybe you MEANT "formerly OF the CHICAGO Sun Times", "IT'S amazing", and "even IF it's in" -- but if you're going to try and make a point about other people being illiterate, don't write messages full of grammatical and spelling errors (a half dozen in that one sentence alone).

July 06, 2006 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, you used to be with the Wake Up Show?

July 06, 2006 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey carmelita did they get a quorum? or did Hugo have "proxies" sit in for those board members that did not show up? did every stay for the entire meeting? including the "seeds? or was it as always "just for the show"? keep us posted since you seem to be the spokesperson for the LA32NC...

July 06, 2006 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea Carmenita
Did they get a quorum?

July 06, 2006 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


July 06, 2006 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:50 p.m.

You obviously have not lived in this city very long. I am a native and I can tell an illegal 10 miles away with one eye shut. And so can anyone else who is a native! I'm better than a bomb sniffer!

Also, I can tell you that we natives want all the brown skins outta here! And we will get them out of here! You have underestimated the REAL Americans! This is our country...not YOURS!!!

And close down all the Mexican schools. Who in the fuck says we have to educate your illiterate, itinerate brats? We can, and we will, get rid of all of you!!! Start packing up the old Camaro!!!

July 06, 2006 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Native? Minnie? Hugo? Native? Marcos? Enrique? Hugo? Marcos? Minnie? La32 El Sereno?

July 06, 2006 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard LA 32 made quorum.

July 06, 2006 6:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To: July 05, 2006 12:55 PM

you are right we should boycott the El Sereno Chamber but not for supporting the "seeds" but for getting plastered at their own chamber installation. They were all so drunk, one was even "freaking" Huizar; the pres slured through the whole speech and could not even name their sponsors although they were projected on the wall. What a joke.... bunch of losers... and Enrique, poor little chihuahua, could not speak english or spanish when he tried to do a presentation ... too bad marcos wasn't there to coach him....

July 06, 2006 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:51 Then you woke up!

July 06, 2006 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Salvador Aguilar
Marcos Aguilar
Yecenia Aguilar

July 06, 2006 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enrique Aguilera (Michoacana Barber)

July 06, 2006 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam blog sucks. What happened to good old Villaraigosa campaign days. It was da bomb!

Chief Parker come back.

July 06, 2006 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUSD's Racist Charter School
It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and teacher unions oppose charter schools.

As I’ve written here and here, LAUSD controls a $13.4 billion budget – 727,000 students ($18,431 per child). Only a tiny fraction of these funds gets into our children’s classrooms, while a large chunk goes through the teacher unions that fund Democrat candidates who oppose charter schools – whose students achieve significantly higher scores than their LAUSD peers. LAUSD opposes charters because they fear losing control of 1) their budget and 2) the Democrats who empower them.

Is there a better way to discredit charter schools than by granting charters to incompetent educators?

The Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School, an anti-American public school that cripples Mexican children with primitive anti-American dogma offers an elegant solution. LAUSD hopes that Academia Semillas will prove that charters are not an effective solution to LAUSD’s failures.

Think of it this way: If LAUSD opposed black educators but was pressured to hire them, what better evidence would they need for black incompetence than to hire illiterate felons? And when parents get angry about the results, LAUSD could blame “black educators.”

Don’t be fooled - this was deliberate!


July 06, 2006 11:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dick McDonald is a friend and mentor who has helped clarify my understanding of the Social Security dilemma more than anyone.

Unlike his thoughtful examination of other topics, he recently wrote this defense for Academia Semilla del Pueblo, an ethnocentric anti-American pseudo-school that KABC reporter Doug McIntyre has exposed. As much as I respect Dick, I believe his pro-Semilla position is wrong.* I’ve posted his comments and my response here:

(DM) Aguilar clearly stated that his school is a Pre-Cortez, Aztec school. He stated that American educators used to have a saying "kill the Indian to save the man" and he doesn't believe that. He is resolute about retaining the INDIAN strain in the Mexican culture; even if he has to do it in Los Angeles. His obvious goal is to teach Indian pride; he can't screw with math and science. Now (is)teaching Indian pride an un-American activity? O'Reilly jumped to the conclusion that he was teaching American kids not to be Americans. I wonder if Bill has the same attitude toward American Indian schools. You can try to indoctrinate kids; but they will eventually succumb to their American environment.
(Ex-Lib) The problem with Aguilar’s "pre-Cortez Aztec views" is that he promotes the mythology more than its history. The Aztecs were a brutal, imperialist, slaveholding people that conquered hundreds of their neighboring communities – preferring to capture their prisoners alive so that they could sacrifice (torture, mutilate, and kill) to satisfy their pagan gods. They enslaved those who offered useful skills. Cortez and his tiny band could not have conquered the Aztec Nation without the enthusiastic cooperation of neighboring tribes that had grown weary of these depraved pillagers. Aguilar’s cherry-picked curriculum is like a Nazi school that celebrates Hitler’s Volkswagen without mentioning his invasion of Europe or genocide.

Recently I wrote an article about ethnic cleansing in Mexico. Yes there is a concerted effort to cleanse Mexico of those citizens with INDIAN blood. This school wants to be a pre-Spanish Aztec INDIAN school. Those pure-breed Castillians can go fly a rock. Aguilar is not interested. Why return to a country that hates you because of your Indian blood?

And why should Americans allow him to promote his ethnocentric contempt of the country that delivered him from evil? His connection is to the American Indians who rightly claim WE are the immigrants. Is it such a stretch to accept that INDIANS in this entire hemisphere call us all immigrants? Is it terrible for them to try to retain their cultural heritage? This school doesn't appear to be a madrassa. What is the real beef? I'm sure some of you will enlighten me.
America’s Indians included peaceful and imperialistic predators. And because the cradle of civilization was far from American soil, even the Indians are immigrants. Europeans were only the latest immigrants. So if we’re all immigrants, what sets America’s immigrants apart? Can you say Democracy, Bill of Rights, the Constitution; the eradication of diseases like polio, leprosy, or the defeat of Communism and Nazism? What about our willingness to pledge our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to deliver freedom to people around the world? Yes, the Navaho Tribe made contributions, but their most important was their participation as Americans in the defeat of Imperial Japan. As for the Nahuatl language – it’s used in America by Mexican gangs to promote their criminal enterprises – but maybe you’d rather call the Mexican Mafia Freedom Fighters. Does this help enlighten you?

Multiculturalism in its purest sense isn't going to destroy American culture. It is going to rescue those endangered species we believe are worth saving. It should not, however, include adopting the Islamic nonsense sweeping our culture. Not allowing men or young boys into a basketball game where Islamic women are playing because they might rush the girls in a heat of passion because their bodies are not covered is beyond sick, beyond multiculturalism, beyond reason.
The difference between Islam and the Aztecs is that the Conquistadors (and the thousands of indigenous Mexicas who helped them) snuffed out the Aztecs before their social disease could spread to 1.5 billion people around the planet. And if I’m counting reasons why multiculturalism is less virtuous than America’s melting pot, that single reason is good enough for me.

* Shortly after posting this response and others, Dick recanted his arguments.


July 06, 2006 11:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


As the controversy surrounding LAUSD’s Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School continues, many people still support this La Raza-funded Aztlan madrassa.

In our LAUSD Parent Group, Annie explained the attack on Academia Semillas was "rooted in racism tied to the immigration debate."


If you spend time in the Middle East, you’ll learn that every bad thing on the planet is tied to Israel and Jews. From stubbed toes and drought to broken light bulbs and cancer, Jews are the epithet that explains every Muslim anxiety.

Annie’s reliance of racism to explain outrage over a dysfunctional school is as primitive. Her response kills rational dialogue, for those who disagree not only risk wasting the time necessary to deprogram established superstitions for stupid people, but also the risk of predictable allegations of racism directed at themselves. Most people simply don’t have the time, courage, or energy necessary to challenge Annie’s bullying bigotry.

How long must we negotiate these bugaboos? Why must 21st Century Americans negotiate 14th Century black cats and sidewalk cracks? Why can’t we say that it’s criminal to expose children to the inculcated retardation of El Sereno’s Aztlan madrassa?

Academia Semillas has a 2005 base API of 597 with a 607 goal. If LAUSD’s Wonderland Elementary delivered those scores, parents would be morally justified to torch the school and lynch its administrators. And at LAUSD’s targeted improvement rate of ten points/year, El Sereno’s parents must wait 35 years to achieve Wonderland’s academic success.

Academia Semillas isn’t about demographics, but of the $18,431/year that LAUSD embezzles from children imprisoned in places like El Sereno. It’s not about the color of a child’s skin, but of the deliberate intellectual vandalism of their beautiful young minds.

Los Angeles has thousands of highly qualified educators. At $18,431/year per-student budget, Academia Semillas’ 250 children represents $4.6 million/year in tax revenues – more than enough to meet the special education, infrastructural, and operational needs of a successful school, while offering $100k+/year income/benefit packages for teachers and administrators who perform. And with local competition from other charter, private, and public schools, parents would have a selection of schools to choose from. Good schools would thrive while mediocrity would die as fast as D-rated restaurants.

Criticizing and closing D-rated restaurants is about vermin and salmonella, not racism. It’s time we grow up and stop making excuses for bad schools. It’s time to look at LAUSD and Academia Sinsemilla for the intentional failures that they are.

July 07, 2006 12:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Ex-Liberal: Your hegemonic semantics are noteworthy. The KKK is a Democrat invention that enforced the segregation that led to educational disparities and black disenfranchisement, not unlike the way LAUSD accomplishes it today. Semillas promotes the Aztec culture that fought, conquered, enslaved, and destroyed more than 400 neighboring communities during the 15th and 16th centuries. Aztec warfare was primarily used to capture live human sacrifices for their pagan gods. Had they been good neighbors, it’s doubtful that Cortez’ tiny band could have destroyed their genocidal empire. As for today’s pseudo-Aztec Aztlan/MECHA cult, their words speak for themselves. Internet searches and library visits will provide further information about today’s Mecha/Aztlan movement.

Ex-Liberal: Your “they fail too” argument is sophomoric. Jaime Escalante taught calculus, not pride. But by teaching excellence, his students developed the skills necessary to succeed. Their pride comes from their accomplishment, not their complexions. Like other hate groups, Semillas focuses on racial pride – unless of course, you are white, Christian, Jewish, or patriotic. Semilla’s academic record speaks for itself. If you review my Education Paper, you’ll find hours of correlative evidence that ties failing charter and voucher schools with low funding and deliberate incompetence.

ANNIE: …. You are taking one piece of this charter's mission and just running with it, blaming it for everything that has to do with failure in this school, and without taking any other factors into consideration. That is not only faulty logic, but creates inflammatory rhetoric.
Ex-Liberal: What other factors, Annie? I lived in El Salvador and Mexico. Latinos are born with just as many brain cells as everyone else. They possess the same qualities that white children have.

Ex-Liberal: You obviously haven’t read anything that I have posted and have completely missed my point. You will find dozens of facts and resources if you study this before your next response. I support the charter and voucher movement. But while LAUSD underfunds and rejects dozens of charter applications from highly motivated and credentialed public and private school administrators, LAUSD grants them to dysfunctional failures like Semillas. The LAUSD’s opposition for charters is clear. LAUSD demonstrates the folly of charters by granting them to unqualified hacks and blocking them elsewhere – just as they did to blacks during segregation. But if LAUSD’s $18,431/year per-student budget were assigned to high-performance educators, charter and voucher schools could afford to pay $100k+benefits to teachers throughout Los Angeles. And if six or seven fully-funded charters were available in low-income communities like El Sereno, parents could choose between high-performance (800-900 API) charters and abandon squalid non-performers like Semillas (500-600 API) as fast than an F-rated eateries.

July 07, 2006 12:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TCLA: Finally, what do you see as the legacy of the Brown decision?

Marcos Aguilar: If Brown was just about letting Black people into a white school, well we don’t care about that anymore. We don’t necessarily want to go to white schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching. We don’t want to drink from a white water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don’t need a white water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil Rights Movement is all within the box of white culture and white supremacy. We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction. And so it isn’t about an argument of joining neo liberalism, its about us being able, as human beings, to surpass the barrier.

YOUR tax money is PAYING for this garbage!

July 07, 2006 12:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This mofo did not just say that they are not interested in what we have because they have so much more. Well if they had so much more then why, oh why are these ignorant ass fools climbing fences and walking across the hot ass desert everyday desperate to escape that hell hole.

July 07, 2006 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here are the donors/supporters listed on their website.

Donors & Supporters

The following organizations and individuals have made it possible to carry out the mission and vision of the school. We are very grateful for their continued support.

National Council of La Raza Charter School Development Initiative
Raza Development Fund, Inc.
Glendale Nissan/Infinity, Inc.
California State University, Los Angeles
Pasadena City College – MeCHA
The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture

Is it any surprise that La Raza is a donor/supporter? They state that they teach some fake Indian/Mexican language and Mandarin Chinese. Nothing of course about English. Curious, since the school rates at the absolute bottom of the API Index, and is at the bottom of all other ratings for academic performance.

July 07, 2006 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jesus H. Christ... if you morons that can't think or speak for yourself (standard LAUSD grads), are going to do nothing but cust and paste OTHER PEOPLES ditto-head arguments from other blog, AT LEAST cite them.

You make spammers seem like friendly neighbors.

July 07, 2006 12:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does this SCHOOL (ACADEMY OF SEEDS) qualify as Terrorist Training Camp?

July 07, 2006 12:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mommy take the remote to the TV in your basement apartment waya again, cut-and-pasters?

July 07, 2006 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The principal mentioned in this article, Minnie Ferguson, is Marcos Aguilar's wife, according to a Title Search I did on the school property. This is the first time I have heard her name mentioned...I thought Marcos Aguilar was the principal.

"The district is also looking into business and financial records", according to this article. This is exactly why I did a Title Search on the property. I posted the results a few days ago, and I truly believe there is a Cause for Action here. Something smells really fishy. Minnie and Marcos have suddenly become the proud owners of not one...but two expensive homes. And it looks like there was fraudulent reconveyance between the original owner of the school property, William Vasquez, and the current owner, TZICATL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP, which turns out to be Marcos Aguilar. BTW TZICATL was Aguilar's Mecha code name when he was at UCLA in 1993. LA RAZA DEVELOPMENT CORP has a $185,000 loan against the property.
These are just the highlights from the Title Search.

I have sent all the info to Doug MacIntye because IMO, this school is just a shell for LA RAZA and the Mechistas, and we taxpayers are helping to fund it. We can bring them down if we can prove fraud. THis is not a PRIVATE school. I am hoping to find Villaraigosa's fingerprints all over this thing. It's very, very strange that he has not weighed in on this problem! And how come it only took one day to determine that everything was kosher at this school? It's a huge cover-up! No wonder Villaraigosa wants to take over LAUSD.

I need to make a correction here: I am not certain that Minnie Ferguson and Marcos Aguilar are married. BUT they are both listed as primary owners of the two owner-occupied residences in Alhambra and LA 90065

July 07, 2006 12:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:10 AM







July 07, 2006 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WOW! Marcos rakes in da mula!

LOS ANGELES CA 90032 NonProfit and Tax Exempt Organizations

LOS ANGELES, CA 90032-1942 Educational Organization
$1,476,841 06/2004

LOS ANGELES, CA 90032-1942 Charitable Organization
( Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General))
$199,427 06/2004

July 07, 2006 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Minnie Ferguson is the wife of Marcos aguilar. Marcos has been ask by the environmental group Northeast Trees to develope curriculum for a Wetlands Restoration Project at Hazard Park. this collaboration has cause some to rethink their support for the project.

July 07, 2006 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

According to the following link to the schools cached website, Marcos Aguilar is principal of the school as well as the treasurer on the council of trustees. Minnie Ferguson is listed as principal teacher and secretary on the council. The president of the council of trustees is listed as Maria Martinez. Does anyone know anything about her?

July 07, 2006 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Ferguson is an illegal, too? And how much damage was she responsible for during the 1993 temper tantrum at UCLA? Did she pay any of that money back?

July 07, 2006 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SANCHEZ: What public schools are doing today, says Aguilar, is preparing Latinos for nothing more than minimum wage jobs. Here at Semillas del Pueblo, he says, Latino children and their families can claim their rightful place in American society on their terms.

Mr. AGUILAR: Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States or in the Declaration of Independence does it say that, because you come here, you have to now become an American. The United States is who is the immigrant here, not us.

July 07, 2006 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

El Sereno (LA32) is now made up of Marcos Aguilar supporters. They have no clue what the rest of the city is doing. They are no where to be found when the big issues come before city council.

July 07, 2006 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Irene Vasquez have any relation to Wiliam Vasquez who sold Marcos Aguilar Academia Building?

July 07, 2006 12:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA32's board (15 members present - many more than a quorum, which INCLUDED Cynthia Ruiz, PRESIDENT of the L.A. City BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS) voted OVERWHELMINGLY (two motions were WITHOUT opposition), to SUPPORT Academia's right to exist in El Sereno, to condemn hate speech and threats against the school and the community's children, and to call on Disney to meet with reps of the school and council to put an end to the hate speech and bashing going on at their station and negatively affecting the community.

Local papers, local politicians (last 3 CMs), a commission president, local NCs, parents, the state charter school organization, community leaders, academics. Hell, has ANYONE in El Sereno actually come out AGAINST the school?

Looks like the BORG McIntyre people are S-O-L.

Oppose THIS school and LOCAL CONTROL and you'll NEVER get your damn vouchers so the taxpayers will help you pay for junior's white-flight rich private schools.

PLUS, you're just saying you know BETTER than all the little "brown ones" how their children should be taught.

DAMN, being a conservative is SO tough when people have hypocrisy radar.

July 07, 2006 12:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

want to buy marcos aguilar bandana?
too bad, mexicauprsing website was closed down by creator. Was it another racist marcos website?

Here's a little scoop from site:

Welcome to the new Mexica Uprising website! Tlazokamatli to all the warriors who have supported Mexica Uprising all these years. Mexica Tiahui!

A free CD (a choice of either Victor E "Black and Red Ink," El Vuh "Jaguar Prophecies," or Victor E "Knowledge and Wisdom") will be given to the twentieth person who answers the following four questions correctly (e-mail your answers to itztli@mexicauprising.net any duplicate entries will be disqualified):
1. Which Mexica tlatoani commissioned the first instance of colonization when pochteca from Tenochtitlan were robbed and killed by the rulers of Huaxyacac?

2. When the Spaniards invaded, the Mexica became so desperate they sent emissaries to the rival Purepecha (Tarascan) empire in order to request military assistance. What happened to the emissaries and why?

3. Who was offered the position of tlatoani twice after the deaths of Itzcoatl and Motecuhzoma Ilhuicamina but refused explaining: "Have I been nothing? Have I not been able to set up lords or remove them, according to my will? And if I was able to do it for eighty or ninety years, it follows that I am tlatoani and as such have you held me. Then what more of a tlatoani do you want me to be?"

4. Who is also known as Yohualli-Ehecatl, Ipalnemohuani, and Moyocoyani?

July 07, 2006 12:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The community is PISSED at Disney.

Grapes, lettuce. . . NOW Disney.

Can't wait.

Won't be long until McIntyre's doing the overnight at KIEV and infomercials on the side.

July 07, 2006 12:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(These are the same cut-and-pasters than pumped Hahn and screamed about AV being in Viganli's pocket for weeks on end lastg year. I recognize the jagged edges on their posts).

July 07, 2006 12:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Mexicans" are one of the many Original Inhabitants (so-called Indians) who originated on this continent we call Ixachilan (see "Native American Oral Traditions and Archaeological Myths"). We are descendants of the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations that covered an area from Aztlan (so-called U.S. Southwest) to the area called Costa Rica in Central America. "Mexican" is what the English called us. "Mexicano" (Meh-hee-kano) is what the Spaniard Europeans called us. Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is what we call ourselves. Ninety-nine percent of our history as a people happened before the Europeans invaded our land, but sadly that is not the part of our history that has been taught to us. That hidden pre-European history, and the cultural castration effect of the European Invasion, is what www.mexicauprising.net is based upon. After 512 years of colonization, we must rise up against the illegal settler population whom continue to enslave us socially, economically, politically and spiritually. It is written in our ancient prophecy called Tzitzimimee; we will not be defeated.

July 07, 2006 12:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny, lone ranger not going to Disney..

See Ya Brownie!

July 07, 2006 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I recognize the jagged edges on their posts).

That was your ass on the screen moron lol.

July 07, 2006 12:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latin America is named after the White people of Latin descent who stole our land and claimed it as their own. The Europeans brand everything they "own" with their name, it is no different with our land. Some may believe that the term Latino is a unifying factor for the people living in Latin America and it is; for the whites living on our land not us.
* Latinos are white people from Southern Europe living in "Latin America." They are the people of Latin (white Roman) descent. Latin is a white language that was spoken by the Romans. When the Roman empire fell, the Romans eventually forgot Latin because it was no longer taught in their schools. English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French all developed from Latin as dialects then eventually became languages. The people who speak these languages are therefore the descendants of the Latinos. Latino is simply Spanish for people of Latin descent; the Europeans.
* Hispanics are white people from Spain. The Romans called the Spaniards "Hispanos" which means people of Hispania (Spain).
* When the Spaniards invaded our people, they could not pronounce our name (Mexica, pronounced meh - shee - kah) because there is not a sound in the Spanish language for "sh". The Spaniards then put an "x" in the place of the "sh" to signify an unknown sound. Mexicano or Mexican therefore are mispronunciations of our true name.
* We , the Mexica people are one of the original inhabitants of this continent..
* Our original home is Aztlan. Aztlan is located in the four corners region (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona) along the 4 great rivers: (What we call the Nahui Atl) the Colorado river (the river begins and ends in Arizona and Colorado, therefore to us it was considered 2 seperate rivers), the Green river, and the San Juan river
* We migrated to Mexico/Anahuac around 1016 A.D. because of the severe droughts of the time.
* Before we left Aztlan we were called "Azteca". But the Azteca broke up into 8 tribes, the Mexica being the last to leave south.
* Most everyone today uses the term "Aztec" in reference to the Mexica, which is absurd. The Azteca no longer existed after 1016 A.D. By then we had all broken up and changed our names to Hopi, Alcohua, Mexica etc..
* Does this mean we are "INDIANS"? NO! THE INDIAN PEOPLE LIVE IN INDIA. If you are tempted to use the word, substitute it for an accurate one like Indigenous or Native. If you want to go even further, use the term: Ixachilankah (Nahuatl for natives of this continent which we call Ixachilan) or Anahuaka (natives of Anahuak). It is very important that this term not be used by our people.
* Spanish is NOT our "Mother Tongue." Spanish is a foreign language from Europe. We speak it only because we remain under colonial rule. Nahuatl is our true language.
* It is very important that we learn Nahuatl because as long as we speak white languages, we will think like white people. Europeans are the only people in the world to develop a linear world-view; everyone else has a circular world-view. In the linear world-view, the past is irrelevant because the ultimate goal is to get to heaven. Everything that occurs in the past is therefore useless because when you ask for forgiveness, you acquire a clean slate. This is why you hear whites always saying "forget about the past" or "stop living in the past." It is no suprise that the Europeans are the only people in the world to develop retirement homes (because they dont realize their parents nurtured them throughout their lives and must then be nurtured in their old age; instead they put them in these homes to rot) and industralization (which is an economic system that systematically destroys the Earth). This is an illogical way of viewing the world because any normal person can see that the past, present and future are all related. We must acquire our original circular world-view in order to understand the events that happened in the past which still effect us in the present and how it will continue to effect us in the future.
* Some people claim that we are the "cosmic race" a mixture of whites and "indians". They say how can you fight against something that is in your veins? Do you think that if Hitler raped a jewish woman the resulting child would love his father and proclaim to be a German?? I think not. By acknowledging the Spanish blood that was raped into you as valid, you are justifying the mass rape of our foremothers.
* North and South America in Nahuatl are called Ixachilan and are considered to be one mass of land united by the Eagle and Condor not two seperate continents. Anahuak is the section of Ixachilan which includes Aztlan, Mexiko, Amalpan (Belize), Kuauhtemallan (Guatemala), Atenantitech (Honduras), Kuzkatlan (El Salvador), and Nikananawak (Nicaragua). "Central America" was created when Spain divided up our land and handed it out to former Spanish soldiers and their descendants still own these countries to this day. Just as "Mexicanos" is a false term for natives of Mexico, "Salvadorenos" is a false term for the natives of Kuzkatlan. The correct term for natives of El Salvador therefore is Kuzkateca.
* The Spanish names we have now are slave names which were given to our ancestors by the Spaniards. During our enslavement on the encomiendas, we were named after our Spanish slave masters to signify that we were their property. When the encomienda system came to end, the Spanish priests began forcefully converting us and giving us Christian slave names. That is why many of our people are named after saints such as Maria, Juan, Jose, Rosa etc..
* In our language "Mexica" comes from Mexihtli-Huitzilpochtli a warrior priest who led us from Aztlan to Mexico-Tenochtitlan and who represents the sun. The word therefore means, "People of Mexihtli/the Sun". Mexica is plural. Mexicatl is the singular form. Therefore; "I am Mexicatl (Ni Mexicatl)" & "We are Mexica (Tehuan Mexica)".
* Catholicism was imposed upon us by the Hispanic invaders. We have our own creator whom we call Ometeotl which means "dual cosmic energy." Ometeotl is a culmination of all the energy in the universe and is represented by the sacred dualities of these energies - water/fire, life/death, male/female, day/night, good/bad. We have no need for foreign religions created by foreign cultures; we have our own.
* All of us at the age of 5 were kidnapped and systematically mind raped. This "education" has succeeded in brainwashing all of us into being european clones. Most of us speak English and Spanish; two European languages and are Christians; a white religion. It is time to de-colonize our minds and think as individuals. Don't let the wasicu control your destiny, learn your true history and culture!



July 07, 2006 12:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Featured Link:

Academia Semillas del Pueblo

"If Brown (vs. Board of Education) was just about letting Black people into a White school, well we don’t care about that anymore. We don’t necessarily want to go to White schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching. We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain...We don’t need a White water fountain. So the whole issue of segregation and the whole issue of the Civil Rights Movement is all within the box of White culture and White supremacy. We should not still be fighting for what they have. We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction. And so it isn’t about an argument of joining neo liberalism, it’s about us being able, as human beings, to surpass the barrier."

- Marcos Aguilar (Principal, Academia Semillas del Pueblo)


July 07, 2006 12:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mexica Uprising - In Support of World Wide Indigenous Revolution

July 07, 2006 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Basic Line of the Partido Nacional La Raza Unida
The work of La Raza Unida is guided by using rationality to interpret out history, culture and movement. We understand that our liberation movement is an integral part of the movements for Liberation and de-colonization of the whole continent of the Americas (Ixachilan). We are part and parcel of that movement

Partido Nacional La Raza Unida - National Office
P.O. Box 13
San Fernando, CA 91340

July 07, 2006 12:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marcos Aguilar (Principal, Academia Semillas del Pueblo). The Sandinista Revolution 6/26/06 The Cuban Revolution 6/26/06 Che Guevara/Emiliano Zapata

July 07, 2006 12:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The principal mentioned in this article, Minnie Ferguson, is Marcos Aguilar's wife, according to a Title Search I did on the school property. This is the first time I have heard her name mentioned...I thought Marcos Aguilar was the principal.

"The district is also looking into business and financial records", according to this article. This is exactly why I did a Title Search on the property. I posted the results a few days ago, and I truly believe there is a Cause for Action here. Something smells really fishy. Minnie and Marcos have suddenly become the proud owners of not one...but two expensive homes. And it looks like there was fraudulent reconveyance between the original owner of the school property, William Vasquez, and the current owner, TZICATL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP, which turns out to be Marcos Aguilar. BTW TZICATL was Aguilar's Mecha code name when he was at UCLA in 1993. LA RAZA DEVELOPMENT CORP has a $185,000 loan against the property.
These are just the highlights from the Title Search.

I have sent all the info to Doug MacIntye because IMO, this school is just a shell for LA RAZA and the Mechistas, and we taxpayers are helping to fund it. We can bring them down if we can prove fraud. THis is not a PRIVATE school. I am hoping to find Villaraigosa's fingerprints all over this thing. It's very, very strange that he has not weighed in on this problem! And how come it only took one day to determine that everything was kosher at this school? It's a huge cover-up! No wonder Villaraigosa wants to take over LAUSD.

I need to make a correction here: I am not certain that Minnie Ferguson and Marcos Aguilar are married. BUT they are both listed as primary owners of the two owner-occupied residences in Alhambra and LA 90065.

July 07, 2006 12:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Juan Arturo Diaz Lopez, Marcos Aguilar, Balvina Collazo, Maria M. Lara, Arturo Paztel Mireles Resendi, Cindi Montanez

July 07, 2006 12:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sick, sick, sick. And what the heck is Jack O'Connell saying about this dangerous school? What is the State Board of Education saying? What is the CTA and their ever-loving liberal officers saying? Has the California PTA taken a position on this? And I don't want to hear that it isn't their particular problem--I want to hear these self-righteous education people stand up against this racism! This principal needs to be taken to court and his school needs to be shut down TODAY!

July 07, 2006 12:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BRAINWASHING..Shut them down...

Their rediculous website http://www.dignidad.org/ says:
"Academia Semillas del Pueblo raises the bar of public education for all."

All=all hispanics at the expense of everyone else

More of the hypocritical radical-hispanic "we (hispanics)want what we want with American citizen tax money to fund it but you'll have no say and we'll get what we want 100% even though it's your country we're in (in many cases, illegally)and we're using your money (which is our entitlement just because we are here--often illegally) and we don't want to be citizens--but we want all your services and your funding" and the ever more enlightened "We want no borders, except one-way ones against you whiteys, even though you fund us and 10% of our country lives in your country (often illegally) and we are bleeding you financially dry through massive usage of your social services and your welfare state"

Amazing how the SUPPOSEDLY EDUCATED liberal mind of Marcos Aguilar and the like "works"...They remember Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, but have no clue what it MEANS (or rather are seeking to redefine to their own ends). Brown was about SEGREGATION and/or RACISM, and called it wrong and illegal/unconstitutional at a public institution. Leave it to a "liberal mind" and "liberal thought" to misunderstand AND misapply such a simple ruling and invoke utter selfishness and avarice in response. This new charter school is ideologically 100% against Brown and absurd in this anti-Brown ideology.

I think my 14 year old could critically out think you supposed radical-hispanic "educators". Well, then again, that's why the liberals need liberal judges to redefine everything, since they can't seem to grasp nor accept existing meanings (esp. when they don't suit their distorted politics and warped 'morality')

Ok--to the other point: If a white guy opened up an all white public school, with all white teachers--would not the lefties howl? (Brown says they should should if it were a public school). But open up an all mexican or all black similar school, and that's ok with the lefties. That is racism and hypocrisy! THAT COMPLETELY BETRAYS WHAT BROWN WAS ABOUT, and anyone with any intellectual or academic or moral integrity would see that--but not the liberal lefties, aka our "educators". Honestly, you guys disgust me; the only way you get the $$$ to fund your disgusting, offensive and 'out of touch with the vast majority' policies is by through forced-funding from us conservatives and ideologically/morally lazy/apathetic moderates. You folks are ideological parasites. The barrier being spoken of, is in their own racist, separatist, "refusing to integrate into American society" way. It is a betrayal of what this country stands for, and it's foundational social contract--the "melting pot".
If you want to be a separatist, then fine but you'll not do so with PUBLIC tax dollars nor PUBLIC funds.... wanna be a separatist, go find you own kooks to fund you instead of bilking the legitimate, nonracist, law abiding majority out of their hard earned dollars for your quack 'educational' causes.

I love this quote:
"We don’t necessarily want to go to white schools. What we want to do is teach ourselves, teach our children the way we have of teaching."
SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED TO HOME SCHOOL, TO ME...THEN GO HOME SCHOOL. No fair, moral or decent-minded American wants to fund this rediculous racist and separatist agenda with my and your tax dollars. Just another radical left wing idea that the people that actually have to pay for it are 98% or more against-but it'll never some to a public vote. Minority rule, imposed on the majority--the liberal credo, and the destruction of the American way of life through apathy unfolded...

Shut them down... Where is the outcry against this institution???

July 07, 2006 12:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HP, you still bring up an excellent point. Que onda with radical and even moderate Chicanoism? Where does it go too far where we alienate ourselves from the rest of society and instead of avansando y progresando with the rest of society, we ostracize ourselves to the point our kids can’t compete…this is something that has always worried me about our gente.

It has nothing to do with whether or not we want to assimilate, but whether we want to continute educating our gente so that they can (and I know we will) surpass our anglo-americans in education, wealth, etc. Separation bad, integration good.

July 07, 2006 1:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Exactly! Great points Cezar…I would also like to add that radical any-sub-group, whether it is Chicanoism, Black pantherism, white nationalism, or whatever, is especially dangerous in a diverse ethnic environment like the United States.

The ‘American experiment’, as it is sometimes called, of accepting various ethnic and religious groups of different backgrounds is a very dangerous experiment, one that has not been able to be replicated around the world with as much success as it has here in the United States (not saying the United States is perfect at it, only that it is better at it than the rest of the world). It is not uncommon, for example, to see Jewish and Muslim, Black and White, Catholic and Protestant, working all side by side in the same company…living in the same neighborhoods, and having kids all go to the same school - peacefully.

Yet the world and history is replete with these and other ethnic, racial, and religious groups hating and killing each other. The United States, being the country that is most under the spotlight, must continue to succeed in this American experiment.

There are some things I like about Chicano Studies and ethnic majors. I agree that the typical history books leave out some important contributions made by minority groups, and educating students about those contributions is a good thing. I also agree that the history of oppression, in whatever form it may have been conducted, needs to be remembered and learned from. I also agree that learning about Latin America is a good thing, etc…But once you go past that and drift into separatism (among other things), ethnic majors start to become a negative experience, not a positive one.

Nationalism is alot like a Pit Bull or a Doberman Pinscher. You don’t need to train those dogs to be protectors - you don’t need to feed them chili, or refuse to allow strangers to pet them or anything else like that. They already are, by nature, very protective dogs and will continue to protect you even if you introduce them to every stranger that passes by, or feed them normal dog food. The only thing that feeding them chili, refusing to allow them to meet strangers, and so forth, will do is - in addition to being protective - make them very violent dogs.

In the same way, human beings are by nature mini nationalists. In other words, we naturally all take pride in who we are, in our cultural upbringing, in our ancestors, etc …but provoking too much nationalism, either by separatism or too much of an emphasis on nationality by us vs. them, will only cause us to be separatist nationalists in a country that needs the very opposite.

Just look at the Balkans, the Turks in Germany (the Jews in WWII), the African Muslims in France, the French in Canada, or even in our own backyard - the Mexicans and the Blacks in Los Angeles, to see what too much nationalism can do to a people.

July 07, 2006 1:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that this weekend we will be having a seminar entitled "Sacrificing for Beginners." The seminar will be covering basic techniques in sacrifice and include a discussion of what aspects of nature (such as weather patterns) can be controlled through human and animal sacrifice.

Anyone interested can call me at 905-651-0464 to reserve a space.

P.S. Down with wasicu!

July 07, 2006 1:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is possible to lose weight/stay healthy without resorting to wasicu diets

July 07, 2006 1:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why I Can't Watch Reality TV Shows: Wasicu Values versus American Indian Values

July 07, 2006 1:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Uprising is a daily radio program, produced at KPFK, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles

GUEST OF HONOR: Marcos Aguilar, principal of Academia Semillas del Pueblo school

July 07, 2006 1:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How will the people of the New Aztlan identify other Aztlanites? By skin color? DNA? Last name? Last time I checked, AGUILAR was a Spanish-European name, not an Aztec one, so Mr. Marcos Aguilar must trace at least some of his ancestry to white Europe.

I'd be interested in reading any position papers or policies the various Raza organizations have in place to identify those who qualify as Hispanic or Latino. Unless they're willing to accept all skin tones and racial types they are going to exclude a lot of people who self-identify as Hispanic.

July 07, 2006 1:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That’s exactly what I’m getting at. If we don't find consensus, we won't be able to acheive what must be done, best exemplified by the Pragmatism Party. "Multiculturalism" would be more properly known as "mixed-race monoculturalism," since its result is the gradual mixing of races until a generic tribe is produced consisting of varied elements of all three (Euripides, Mongoloid, Mestizo, Negroid) races. As Marcos Aguilar said, we are not interested in the wealth of others. We want our people to be healthy and whole, therefore our own self-ruled nation. White values, Black values, Asian values, and Middle Eastern values are not compatible with ours, nor are their genetics...for the simple reason that if we breed with other tribes, we become something other than what we have been for centuries. This traditional heritage of our population is something that our ancestors achieved by making different decisions than those of Europe, Africa or Asia. Our nationalist goal isn't to pass judgment over different people, nor to lapse into bigotry, but simply to conclude that their values and genetics are incompatible with our own, unless we seek to destroy ourselves (this is popular with many people because, in humanist Judeo-Christian/liberal Democratic society, pity is an easier sell than sense, especially to the underconfident and directionless). We can see the results of this incompatibility in the experience of African-Americans; there have always been more impoverished whites than blacks, but never have whites equaled the destructive record of violent crime, venereal disease and social decay which blacks have achieved. Before anyone goes off sputtering irrelevant distinctions like "superior" and "inferior," simply consider that in an Aztec-style society, anyone but Mexicans are going to be out of place and facing adaptation to something against their nature, and thus will produce a fairly sizable rift.

July 07, 2006 1:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Self-sufficiency is admirable, but rejecting every institution that exists in your country just to prove self-sufficiency is childish. Some of our institutions have worked quite well over time: capitalism and democracy, free markets and classical liberal governments; the fact that the United States has consistently been one of the most prosperous patches of land on the planet is no accident. Students might benefit from learning such things. Understanding what leads to success might actually help kids later in life. It's too bad Principal Aguilar's students won't be learning anything like that at his school.

July 07, 2006 1:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:16, what is this about "genetic" incompatibility? Do you have a background in genetics or biology in general? I'm not saying that I necessarily disagree with you, but you seem to be either using this term in an unconventional way or propounding some pseudoscience.

July 07, 2006 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mexican natinalism
Why did youopen your big racist mouth Aguilar?

None of this crap would of happened.

It began when you opened your big racist mouth.

July 07, 2006 8:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ugggh. Read posts and Aztec Culture is barbaric.

July 07, 2006 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(psst. cut-and-paster... Nobody's listening anymore, if they ever were). Hope it was cathartic and will keep your xenophobic, intolerant ass from shooting up co-workers at the post office, or committing rage.

You can stop now and come out of the basement. Go watch the big screen in Mom's bedroom again. She and your latest "uncle" are off to Vegas for a quickie marriage and divorce.

July 07, 2006 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

F'n redneck cut and paster. Anon's right, watch ur mama and uncle married in vegas (you right wing racist mfucker)

July 07, 2006 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marcos Aguilar & Osam Bin Laden

Put someone like Marcos Aguilar through about 30 years of battle stress and change the headdress...same folks.
Different style.

AND...essentially the same war.

Just different battles.

What IS this war?

July 07, 2006 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I came across this quote on the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Inc. website

Academia Semillas del Pueblo – Southern CA
This school’s mission is to provide urban children from immigrant Native families in k-8th grades an education based on their own language and cultural values to fulfill a commitment to justice, freedom & dignity in education. They strive to provide holistic learning opportunities to overcome barriers faced by immigrant families. The school has become a center of community regeneration, hosting ceremonies and festivities for students and adults forced to leave their homelands.


July 07, 2006 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is one thing for schools such as this one to exist in an American city.
And another altogether for it to be funded in part by public monies.
If it were to exist at all it SHOULD ONLY be privately funded!

Although one of the private contributers is National Council of La Raza

“La Raza” translated as “the race.” The Latino race, to be more exact.
MeCHA is the group that believes
the US southwest is actually Mexican territory.

So what does this all mean? Well Dear Americans it may mean that they
are now establishing thier own schools where they will proceed to instill thier
cultural/racist(?) philosophies to the children that attend.
Academia Semillas del Pueblo may as well be in Mexico. There isn't any difference...

July 07, 2006 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

90032 Neighborhood Council

Marcos Aguilar's puppet show.
Meeting was a total joke!
OHHH PlZZZ Cynthia "the hood dyke" Ruiz showed up? Her attendance track record is shameful unless she's doing political favor.

Give me da list of 90032 NC or LA 32 NC members

July 07, 2006 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ok I'm lost. I thought the LA32 board were Antonio's campaign people like Alvin Parra, Cynthia Ruiz and the likes of all those horrible people who waste community time fighting. Could the LA32 board changed that quickly.
I have never seen CD14 so political.
Don't you get it yet? Chamber of Commerce exPresident is future President of Jupiter. He campaigns, fundraisers and makes money off of this. He is bloody pathetic. His demeanor is horrible and Cynthia Ruiz is related to Villaraigosa, both these individuals were in the neighborhood council LA32 but switch positions to their convenience.

You know, today I am president of this for him and tomorrow I am president of that for him...blah, blah, they are the scoundrels biting for leftovers

July 07, 2006 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From: "rick acosta"
To: "BillC"
Subject: Formal Complaint East La/ South Area Representative
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 21:42:19 -0800

Dear Mr. Bill Christopher,
This is a formal request and complaint to remove Cynthia Ruiz as the East LA/ South area representative for the following reasoning.

1. She is a family member of a mayoral candidate Councilmen Antonio Villaraigosa.
2. She is working on his mayoral campaign.
3. She is involved in fund raising for the Villaraigosa mayoral campaign.
4. You have placed Ms. Ruiz in a position that compromises the integrity of the Mayoral debates with her ability to provide insider information to one of the candidates, such as what questions will be asked and to which candidate , which N.C. Representative will be asking the question and to which candidate. This was not the intentions of CBS and the Alliance which would lose all credibility.
5. Ms. Ruiz has set up her own standards as to who will attend the mayoral debate.
6. Ms. Ruiz has not participated in an Alliance meeting.
7. Ms. Ruiz was part of a group of board members of the LA-32 NC that sent a letter to the Alliance criticizing the Alliance on the Mayoral Debates.
8. Ms. Ruiz has shown partiality over candidates, with comments made in reference to Mayor Hahn, (She was glad to leave a sinking ship, after she was dismissed as commissioner.)
9. Ms. Ruiz was not asked to fill in at a meeting by the assigned East LA/South area representative Robert Jimenez as stated by the Alliance.
10. Ms. Ruiz was not asked by the East LA/South area representative to replace him as the current representative.
11. The Current East LA/South area representative Robert Jimenez is supporting me as his replacement.
12. Ms.Ruiz failed to work only with the President of the LA-32 but did notify all other board members via e-mail as to who was on the list. This was not the intention of the alliance in setting up the guest list from each NC.
Richard Acosta
LA-32 NC President

July 07, 2006 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

C'mon. Why won't anyone come out and just say it already. Cynthia R is a Tony V. groupie and has been for a while. Have you ever seen Cynthia when Tovy V's around. The cloudy eyes with the euphoria swagger. She's in love with him and I hear that they have had some serious "policy" discussions in "closed door" meetings.

Maybe Tony V is setting up another one of his baby's mommas'.

Go Tony....

July 07, 2006 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Both Noah Modiset and Cynthia Ruiz should resign - although Noah Modiset is the villain in this piece. Cynthia has to go because of Modiset's political naivete.

July 07, 2006 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that Rick Acosta, Manny Hernandez, Terry Valdez, and Yolanda Chavez met in El Sereno last week. Hmmm, interesting group of people to be meeting. If that's the case, I can see why Rick Acosta doesn't want Cynthia Ruiz around any table of influence. I mean, he can't even get a hair stylist who can handle his weave.

July 07, 2006 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



July 07, 2006 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


July 07, 2006 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You need to "pay" for some remedial English and spelling classes. Sorry they made you go through the "regular" LAUSD schools in ES, and you became an "Americanized" Latino... born and bred and kept just stupid enough that you wouldn't mind working on city crews or flipping burgers between "tequila and tagging" weekends.

July 07, 2006 12:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Two UCLA students, Marcos Aguilar and Balvina Collazo, and one high school student, Norma Montanez, adopted Azteco-babble names;

July 07, 2006 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:42 PM


July 07, 2006 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

According to the Great Schools website, 96 percent of the students at Academia are Hispanic, 2 percent are Native American or Alaskan Native, and 2 percent are African American. The enrollment is 253 students. Regarding teachers, 8 percent are fully credentialed, 42 percent are pre-intern or intern, and 42 percent are emergency credentialed or waivered (an emergency credentialed teacher is usually a substitute teacher who is hired full-time due to a lack of fully credentialed teachers). Twenty-five percent of the teachers are in their first year of teaching. The average is 4 years of teaching experience with 2 years in LAUSD.

Academia was founded in 2002 by Marcos Aguilar. Academia is funded by the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, the National Council of La Raza, the Raza Development Fund, and the California Department of Education. According to World Net Daily, Academia is also backed by the Pasadena City College chapter of MEChA, or Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan. It seems that MEChA is in favor of non-violently reconquering the southwestern United States in order to restore Atzlan, an area which they consider the birthplace of the Aztecs and which others consider fictitious.

My concern is with Aguilar's philosophy and focus, rather than with his teaching methods. I would like to address Aguilar from a common concern for the children and the people. My preference is that these children learn to live productively and happily in the mosaic of American society, and I fear that Academia promotes a counterproductive separatism . Specifically, I will question the teaching of Nahuatl, the objection to "outsider" teachers, and the disagreement with Brown vs. Board of Education.

What does "the house of higher learning for the seeds of our people" mean? Who are our people? The American people? The Hispanic peoples? The Mexican American people? The Mexican people? Perhaps it is only a coincidence, or perhaps the answers can really be found in a MEChA document known as "El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan." Regarding the word academia: "Education must be relative to our people, i.e., history, culture, bilingual education, contributions, etc. Community control of our schools, our teachers, our administrators, our counselors, and our programs." Another document, known as "Philosophy of MEChA," states, "M.E.Ch.A. is committed to ending the cultural tyranny suffered at the hands of institutional and systematic discrimination that holds our Gente captive." Also from the same document: "We recognize that without a strategic use of education, an education that places value on what we value, we will not realize our destiny."

Regarding the word semillas: "We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent." Regarding the word pueblo: "Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan." Both the above quotations were taken from "El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan."

Aguilar was an Education Committee Coordinator for MEChA from 1989 to 1991. He participated in and was arrested during a 50-day student takeover of the Faculty Lounge at UCLA in 1993. The protesting students caused $50,000 worth of damage which UCLA absorbed. The students were demanding that UCLA offer a Chicano studies major. Aguilar graduated from UCLA in 1994. Again, maybe it is just a coincidence, but Aguilar's philosophy of education seems to reflect MEChA's principles, goals and objectives. The people could be the indigenous peoples of Mexico, parts of America, and other followers who adopt the principles of the Chicano movement; they consider themselves sovereign; they are against assimilation into American society; and they claim the southwestern United States as their territory.

A little more detective work might help to further understand the educational program at Academia Semillas del Pueblo. There is a focus on foreign language learning. Obviously, students must learn English to function in America. If Spanish is their native language, then retention of Spanish will enrich their cultural and academic experiences. If they are also studying Chinese, then this will give them a global advantage in today's troubled economy. But why learn Natuatl? Aguilar states, "They will be able to understand our own ancestral culture and our customs and traditions that are so imbued in the language." Is this not an assumption that all children attending Academia are descendants of the Aztecs? What about the non-Hispanic children?

The Natuatl dialect complex is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people in Mexico. These modern dialects have been influenced by Spanish, and none of them is exactly the same as Classical Natuatl. Most Natuatl speakers in Mexico also speak Spanish or another indigenous language. Natuatl has contributed some words to English: tomato, chocolate, avocado, coyote, chili, tamale, and chiclets. Beyond this interesting fact, what usefulness does Natuatl have for American children? In Mexico, some speakers of the varieties of Natuatl cannot understand each other. Classical Natuatl was used only for administrative issues in the Aztec empire. So, which dialect is being taught at Academia and why?

July 07, 2006 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Aguilar seems to want more than cultural identity; he seems to reject American history and law pertaining to education

July 07, 2006 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa wants Academia Semillas to succeed. He then has Marcos aguilar and peoples of El Sereno claim to sovereignty. Guess what happens next? City of Los Angeles can pimp off tourism and Casinos in El Sereno. What better way to replicate other leading gambling $$$$ states. And we can say it all started with one WACKO called Marcos Aguilar. Breed hatred and nationalism=claim to sovereignty.

Are you ready LA32 NC?
Ready to be called Reservation El Sereno Council?

July 07, 2006 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bustamante Villaraigosa Cedillo Nunez want Casinos in Los Angeles.
Mexica uprising set in place
Marcos Aguilar easily funded by NCLR, American Indian Movement. It's all about Money! Villaraigosa control of schools, control of gambling, control of $$$$. Can we say si se puede with a smile.

July 07, 2006 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Tell it to "Kareem Abdul Jabar" and "Muhammad Ali" (Two other RACIST anti-Americans)


July 07, 2006 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Closing time, last call, cut-and-paster. Call yourself a cad!

"It's a quarter to three,
There's no one in the place
except you and me,
So, set 'em up Joe,
I've got a little story
you ought'a know,
We're drinking my friend,
To the end of a brief episode,
Make it one for my baby
and one more for the road."

July 07, 2006 2:50 PM  

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July 08, 2006 12:25 AM  

Blogger carmelita said:

I am a taxpayer, I am a landowner, I am a business owner, and I am qualified to say how I want my children educated, without apology.

I have paid for your children's education for 17 years (You’re welcome), it's finally my turn to take advantage of my hard earned, well spent, tax dollars, and I'll be damned if Im going to get bullied out of it.

July 08, 2006 12:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Me too, Carmelita!

July 08, 2006 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Me three!

July 08, 2006 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a newly elected board member to the LA-32 NC I am grateful to have for the first time a youth (Ari Ruiz) serve as a representative. He beliefs in Social and Educational Justice and fully epresents all students in El Sereno!

May 01, 2007 12:06 AM  

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