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Google Celebrates ‘Anti-Illegals’ Cesar Chavez

From the Christian Science Monitor:

Google takes Easter heat over Cesar Chavez doodle

By Brad Knickerbocker | March 31, 2013

Google is taking heat for its Easter Sunday doodle – that cartoon modification of its logo that changes from day to day. Today, the middle letter is a round portrait of the late migrant farm labor union leader Cesar Chavez.

Like many such doodles, it comes on the birthday of the subject. Mr. Chavez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.

But appearing on Easter – one of the holiest days for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world – the Chavez Google doodle has set off a mini-storm of protest, including (inevitably) in the twitterverse…

For the record, Google has never marked Easter on Easter Sunday with a ‘Doodle.’ In fact, Google has only ‘Doodled’ Easter once, but not on Easter Sunday.

Still, the only real surprise here is that Google didn’t choose to celebrate Hugo Chavez. Who is being treated like a Messiah in much of the mainstream press, since his ascension.

Although Chavez has been gone for 20 years, he continues to be remembered as an important figure in US history. Cesar Chavez Day, is a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.

President Obama has proclaimed March 31 as “Cesar Chavez Day” and designated the 105-acre “Cesar E. Chavez National Monument” in Kern County, California farm country.

Mr. Obama’s campaign rallying cry – “Yes, we can!” – echoed the UFW’s “Sí, se puede.”

‘Echoed’ in the sense of ‘plagiarized.’

Coincidentally, the Chavez Google doodle flap comes on the weekend that business and labor leaders have agreed on a guest worker program as part of comprehensive immigration reform…

Apparently, the folks at the Christian Science Monitor and Google do not realize that Cesar Chavez, who was a third generation American citizen and a Navy veteran, was in his prime an ardent opponent of illegal immigration.

In fact, Chavez regularly demanded the federal government close the border. And he routinely reported suspected illegal aliens to immigration officials. He even put his brother in charge of Minutemen-like border patrols, which on more than one occasion resulted in the beatings of illegal aliens.

In 1969, Chavez actually led a march to the Mexican border to protest illegal immigration, accompanied by Sen. Walter Mondale and Ralph Abernathy, who was Martin Luther King’s successor as head of the Southern Leadership Conference.

In 1979, Mr. Chavez, testified before Congress, pointing out that when farm workers strike and their strike is successful, the employers go to Mexico and have unlimited, unrestricted use of illegal immigrants to break our strikes.

He also pointed out that the employers used professional smugglers to recruit and transport human contraband across the Mexican border specifically to break the union strikes of the farm workers.

But maybe it was just a pre-April Fools prank from those unfunny juveniles famous kidders at Google.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, April 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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