Last week, the Piñon Post uncovered the anti-Hispanic hatred spewed forth by a group calling itself “The Red Nation,” which aims to erase any trace of Hispanic culture in New Mexico through militant protests and violence.
Previously, the group helped pressure liberal Santa Fe leaders to do away with Fiesta De Santa Fe’s Entrada parade, forced the University of New Mexico to change their official seal which previously featured Spanish conquistadors, and most recently, partnered with the violent anti-Hispanic hate-group “Three Sisters Collective” to urge Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber to remove historical statues, including that of Don Diego de Vargas, who peacefully resettled Santa Fe.
The Red Nation is notorious for spewing anti-Hispanic propaganda, most notably by claiming in a 2016 blog post that “the ‘Hispanic’ or ‘Spanish American’ racial identity was a fiction created to make New Mexico appear ‘white enough’ to join the U.S. since both identities privileged a European or Spanish heritage even if the population was mixed or descended from detribalized peoples. New Mexico’s statehood was delayed until 1912 because white Anglos felt the territory did not possess a white majority, so a new ‘race’ of whites had to be created.”
But Hispanics are not the only target of the hate group’s rage. Now, the group is branching out its effort to protest against Israel with a “Global Day of Rage” parade against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. According to the Facebook event, The Red Nation will hold the protest on July 1st at 5:00 P.M. starting at San Mateo and Central in Albuquerque.
The event’s invite reads as follows:
On Wednesday, July 1, the Israeli/Zionist occupation plans to annex all illegal settlements in the West Bank and large swaths of the Jordan Valley, consuming the remaining areas under Palestinian control. While the media claims 30% of the West Bank will be annexed, the little left to Palestinians will be divided by Jewish only roads, checkpoints and walls.
Palestinians have called for an international day of rage against the final phase of Israeli genocide of Palestinians. We will be mobilizing in Albuquerque on July 1st.
We call on all of our relatives, comrades, and allies join us at 5pm at San Mateo and Central for a car parade.
5pm: Car Parade will start at San Mateo and Central, then head west down Central Ave to Rio Grande Blvd, then head north to Mountain and will end at Tiguex Park.
6pm: We will have a rally with speakers at Tiguex Park.
We are also happy to announce the beginning of the Southwest Coalition for Palestinian Liberation which you can learn more about by coming to the event ♥️🇵🇸✊🏽
**Practice Social Solidarity and Physical Distancing and Wear Masks**
Join the international uproar against the escalation of Israeli supremacy and genocide through the annexation plan. We are calling on all allies to defend Palestine in this crucial time.
Included below the event are three links to radical groups supposedly in partnership with The Red Nation, some of which include anti-Semitic cartoons of Jewish leaders. One link is from the group “Al Awda,” whose founder equates Zionists with Nazis.
In response to a tweet calling for renewed vigilance against anti-Semitism, including anti-Semitism expressed by the terrorist group Hamas, the group’s founder Abbas Hamideh tweeted, “Your whining statement will not intimidate legitimate criticism against Zionist terrorism in Occupied Palestine. israel [sic]remains an illegal racist and supremacist entity, and we will fight it until the end. You have no future in Palestine. Get out!”
He has also expressed openly his support for Hezbollah, the militant terrorist group active in southern Lebanon.
In addition, Hamideh repeatedly praised the work of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, writing, “Happy #LiberationDay #Lebanon! Long live the courageous #Hezbollah!”
He compared Zionists with Nazis writing, “Yes, the Nazis are still around with a different name: Zionists,” and wrote, “Israel will eventually die just like Nazism.”
Hamideh also said FOX News and CNN are “Zionist Jew network[s]” that are controlled by “Jew Zionist masters.”
The Red Nation is now working hand-in-hand with radical groups that support terrorism.
Another article shared on the group’s Facebook event claims, “The USA thus proves once again to be the ultimate arbiter of Palestine’s destiny. Issues that so many consider extemporaneous to Palestine—presidential elections, policing, economic policy—in fact affect Palestine’s ability to survive. Imperialism deoxidizes the blood of the nation.” It goes on to say, “No anti-capitalist or anti-imperialist formation will be effective if it leaves Zionism unscathed.”
Will people in attendance know that by joining in The Red Nation’s anti-Semitic “protest” that they are also supporting terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah? A better question may be will liberal politicians who previously supported The Red Nation now condemn the hate group and its embrace of terrorist-linked groups?