Reaching into the back of a truck, U.S. anti-immigration activist Don Pauly [founder of the Emigration Party of Nevada] grabs a Mexican flag, a can of lighter fuel and an aluminum baking tray and heads to the curbside outside the Mexican consulate. As a small group of police officers, protesters and puzzled bystanders look on, he douses the green, red and white flag with fuel and spits on it for good measure, while an eye-patch wearing accomplice [Laine Lawless, founder of the Arizona-based Border Guardians]
strikes a match. …
In one recent Internet posting [Pauly] called for Mexican women to be sterilized after the birth of their first child, and wants the U.S. Border Patrol to be transformed into sniper teams with orders to “shoot to kill on sight.” … In one recent e-mail to a Neo-Nazi group, [Lawless] urged “warriors for the race” to intimidate Spanish-speaking school children, and rob aliens depositing funds in U.S. banks. The message ended with the brisk rejoinder: “OK now, let’s get going!” …
Lawless and Pauly had hoped for 500 supporters, but only half a dozen showed up… “I can’t imagine why more people didn’t come,” Lawless told Reuters with a look of bewilderment beneath her theatrical eye patch. “Where are they all?”
Wow. Classy folks we’ve got here in the Southwest.
For more on Lawless’ link to Neo-Nazi groups, see this SPLC article. Her “suggestions” include:
- “There are several tactics, some legal and some not-so. Sabotage the things they like: entertainment, food, beer… . BRAVO to the person who cut down the Spanish language radio station towers just North of Phoenix! Now that sends a message!”
- “Steal the money from any illegal walking into a bank or check cashing place.”
- “Make every illegal alien feel the heat of being a person without status. … I hear the rednecks in the South are beating up illegals as the textile mills have closed. Use your imagination.”
- “Discourage Spanish-speaking children from going to school. Be creative.”
- “Create an anonymous propaganda campaign warning that any further illegal immigrants will be shot, maimed or seriously messed-up upon crossing the border. This should be fairly easy to do, considering the hysteria of the Spanish language press, and how they view the Minutemen as ‘racists & vigilantes.’”
You got to wonder how Pauly and Lawless would react to some Mexicans burning the US flag?