Why Are We Scared of Obnoxious 'Activists?'

Why Are We Scared of Obnoxious 'Activists?'


By Don Feder

Former President of the League of United Latin American Citizens
Co-founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Open Borders advocate

Mario Obledo was born in Texas in 1932, the son of Mexican parents who had immigrated to the United States in 1915. From 1983 to 1985, Obledo served as President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He is also the co-founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), which has become the most influential Hispanic advocacy group in the United States.

In May 1998 Obledo articulated his racial agenda by stating, "California is going to be a Hispanic state, and anyone who doesn't like it should leave. They should go back to Europe." "Eventually," he said the following month, "we [Hispanics] will take over all the political institutions of California."

In June 1998 Obledo was asked to comment on Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez's observation that "We have an aging white America, they are dying, I love it." Obledo responded: "He's a good friend of mine. A very smart person."

In August 1998 Obledo and the California chapter of LULAC joined forces to protest the Taco Bell restaurant chain's use of a chihuahua in its advertising. According to Obledo, the use of the dog was racist and offensive to Hispanics.

When the California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR) in 1998 erected a billboard on the California/Arizona border reading, "Welcome to California, the Illegal Imigration State. Don't Let This Happen to Your State," an infuriated Obledo issued a press release threatening to blow up or burn down the billboard. Caving to this intimidation, the company that had rented the billboard space to CCIR refunded the organization's fee and removed the offending message.

In 1998 Obledo was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton.


8 years 42 weeks ago, 8:16 AM


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May 2009
Dallas, Texas

texas has a huge number of illegals too. now i'm bad about offending people i should not offend and to those people i'm truly sorry, but you know there are people who offend me and for this i'm not sorry. you can count on my support anytime to stand up to these "activists". i'm not scared to offend them. and if this man threatened to blow up or burn down a sign has anyone ever threated to blow up or burn down one of his signs? not that i would ever advocate this kind of violence or retaliation, because i'm just being rhetorical here, but hey, what's gravy for the goose...and i'm with you on this. it's time to stand up to these people. i don't really care how many of which race live in what state, but let's keep the game fair and the field level.

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8 years 42 weeks ago, 11:23 AM


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Oct 2008
Hamburg, NY

These groups will hire and pay protesters to appear as a larger group. Just like at the Republican convention, many were paid to protest. I hate to point this out but eventually the working man must wake up and fight back to the special interest protesters. We as working people do not protest musch because we have "jobs" and families to take care of.

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