Message to Aztlan


Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales

Published in 2001


Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (1928 - 2005), was a racist, militant Mexican American supremacist. Labeled a civil rights leader, he was really a thug. 

While Mexican Americans had some legitimate grievances, most issues were of there own making. But that didn’t matter. Gonzales blamed every problem Mexican Americans had on the hated gringos - Anglo Americans.

In 1967, Gonzales founded the ‘Crusade for Justice.’ Gonzales was successful in inciting anger and hate so Mexicans would join his movement where he promoted separation, domination and xenophobia. His ultimate goal was to build a large organization and in collaboration with other militant Chicano groups, reclaim the southwest US for Mexico - which they call Aztlan - or else make it a Spanish state within the US. Their goal is advancing rapidly in California. 


The underlying  reason for this anger against ‘the gringos’ is the belief that the southwest US was stolen from Mexico after the Mexican American War of 1846-8.(1) Therefore this land must be reconquered and Anglos subjugated or removed. In fact, there are some Mexican American ‘civil rights’ leaders who believe all Anglos should be kicked out of the entire US.

Here are just three racist Mexican Americans who believe this: Mario Obledo(2), who co-founded MALDEF, a ‘civil rights’ organization in 1968, Reies Lopez Tijerina(3), who founded the Alianza Federal de Mercedes organization in 1963 over land grant issues and Augustin Cebada, Information Minister of Brown Berets, para-military soldiers of the Aztlan movement.(4) With the exception of Cebada, these men are dead, but their racist beliefs were imparted into thousands of gullible Mexican Americans.

Gonzales and others repeatedly claim that Anglo culture stole the Chicanos’ heritage. This is just not true and no other ethnic group has made these bogus claims. Millions of people from Germany, Poland, Italy, Norway and many other countries have come to America, learned English, and did not feel ‘oppressed” or “Culturally deprived.” 

In President Calvin Coolidge State of the Union Address on Dec 6, 1923, he explained what being ‘Americanized” meant: “American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. . .Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.”

The Founding Fathers adopted our national motto “E Pluribus Unum” in 1782 - "Out of many, One." We need to be one people, otherwise we will be a divided nation.

There are MANY factual errors in this book and Gonzales’ extreme racism and xenophobia is rampant throughout. The entire Chicano Movement is based on lies, hate and ethnic superiority based on fraudulent history. Here are some revealing excerpts from Gonzales’ book where you find out about the REAL Gonzales.


The first part of the book is the poem “I Am Joaquin,” written by Gonzales in 1967 which was highly praised. This poem has sinister sections that are in line with the militant Chicano Movement of the 1960s.(5)

Page 28 - 

“Part of the blood that runs deep in me
ould not be vanquished by the Moors.
I defeated them after 500 years,
and I endured.”

“The part of blood that is mine
has labored endlessly five-hundred
years under the heel of lustful Europeans
I am still here!”


The first part of this poem is accurate. It took the Spanish 500 years to drive the Moors (Muslims) out of Spain in what became known as the ‘Reconquista.’ This term is used today by radical Mexicans in their belief that Anglos must be driven out of not only the south west United States, but ALL of the United States.

The second part is almost laughable. The Spanish are Europeans. The Spanish destroyed the Aztec, Mayan and Inca empires and took what land they wanted from the Indians. The Spanish were not under the heal of the lustful Europeans for 500 years - the Spaniards WERE Europeans. If the poem refers to Americans - those evil Anglos - this statement is very inaccurate. Americans had minimal contact with Mexicans until the 1830s.

Every immigrant group from Europe and Asia started at the bottom and worked their way up because of their work ethic and capitalism. But Gonzales blames everything on the gringo instead of self examining their failures to advance.

Page 32, 33 - Here is a partial list of Gonzales’  demands from the Anglo:

“Education: . . .We demand a completely free education from kindergarten to college, with no fees, no lunch charge, no supplies charges, no tuition, no dues.”

“We demand that all teachers live within walking distance of the schools. We demand that from kindergarten through college, Spanish be the first language and English the second language and the textbooks to be rewritten to emphasize the heritage and the contributions of the Mexican American or Indio-Hispano in the building of the Southwest.”

“Economic Opportunities: We demand that the businesses serving our community be owned by that community. . . Instead of our people working in big factories across the city, we want training in our own communities. These industries would be co-ops with the profits staying in the community.”

“Agricultural Reforms: We demand that not only the land, which is our ancestral right, be given back to these pueblos, but also restitution for mineral, natural resources, grazing, and timber used.”

COMMENT: And who is going to pay for all this ‘free’ education?

Textbooks have already been rewritten to make these racist Mexican American groups look like civil rights groups - which they are not. Now white males are always the bad guys in US history textbooks.

Many Mexican Americans still can’t accept the fact Mexico lost to Texas in 1836 and then lost to the US in the Mexican American War of 1846-48. Mexicans claim the southwest US is historically Mexican land. This is a NOT true. This land is historically Indian land. The Spanish took it from the Indians and then lost this land to the US.


Page 38 - “We are the schizophrenics of this society. We have guys walking around like John Wayne and singing like James Brown. . . . I don’t mind the part about James Brown, because music is universal. The fact is that they are not identifying with their historical roots!”

COMMENT: So you are disrespecting your historical roots if don’t listen to Mexican music?

Pages 38-39 - “Their historical roots are that they predate any gringo from that side of the Mississippi by nearly 500 years on one side of us and 20,000 years on the other side of us, because we are mestizos. We are “La Raza Cosmica.” We are the only integrated people on these two continents. We’re not a minority. We’re a majority, when you stretch us from here to Mexico to Peru.”

COMMENT:  More phony history here. Mestizos are mixed Spanish and Indian. Mestizos only came into existence when Spanish intermarried with Indians from the early 1500s on. So mestizos have been around about 500 years - not 20,000.

Pages 39-40: When Gonzalez was in California for a speaking engagement he met with a friend, Antonio Salazar. They went to a store in the Los Angeles neighborhood called Hazard, when a patron asked Gonzales: 

“Hey, where are you going to speak at? Maybe we’ll come down there tonight.’ Then he told the other barrio guys, “Hey, come here, I want you to meet this cat.” 

“We started shaking hands. He asked, “Hey, are you the guy that’s fighting for some land?” 

“I told him, “No, I’m from Denver. We support the land issue and we support the farm workers. We support every problem that involves our people, and we have to start to organize our communities to control them ourselves.”

“Ah, he said, no sweat, look there. There is not one gringo nor one black guy in this barrio. We control it.”

“I asked them, “Who runs the store?”

“Ah, some gringo.”

“And who owns that clothing store across the street?”

“Pues un pinche gringo” (That f__ing gringo)

“And who owns that housing project?”

“So what are we going to do, man?” And then Little John says, “Yeah, They are all gringos in there! We’re in occupied country. . .”

“I told him “You guys are already organized. If someone came here from any other barrio and said, “Hey, I’m taking over here,’ you guys would kill him in a minute. You’d wipe him out because you’re organized.

COMMENT: Racism is on full display here.


Page 44: “They (the gringo Establishment) killed Che (Guevara) at thirty-eight. They killed Malcolm X at thirty-eight and Martin Luther King at forty.” 

COMMENT: Gonzales is clueless. Che was a Marxist revolutionary. He was determined to see that Cuba become a Marxist state - a dictatorship. He was Castro’s chief executioner and a murderer of those who disagreed with the communist ideology. In October 1967 the guerrilla group that Che Guevara was leading in Bolivia was almost wiped out by a special detachment of the Bolivian army aided by CIA advisers. Guevara was captured and then shot dead. 

On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated by three black members of the Nation of Islam. Gringos had nothing to do with this.

King was assassinated by James Earl Ray, an Anglo and a racist. No US government involvement in this crime has ever been proven although this conspiracy theory was investigated for decades without any proof being found.

Page 50 - The schools in our community are our schools. The service agencies are our agencies. The recreation centers and the parks are ours. If they are in our community, then we should run them. That is what El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan(6) is all about; community control and controlling our own destiny, controlling ourselves.(A)

COMMENT: Xenophobic Gonzales only wants Mexicans in Mexican areas. No gringos allowed.

Page 53 - “We are strangers in our own church. We do not control who comes into our church. The time will come when we will, and we must. These are ideas based on El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan,(6) to control our own destiny.

COMMENT: More xenophobia by Gonzales. Now it is the fault of the church - who they let in.

Page 55 - “As I told many young radicals five or six years ago, and I tell Blacks today, with whom we are friendly and have mutual respect, that until they are organized and they are doing there thing, and until we are organized, there will be no international coalition. There will be no international coalition until we have made Aztlan a reality and the Chicano has become a concentrated organized force. QUE VIVA LA RAZA!” (Long live The Race)

COMMENT: Speaks like Adolf Hitler here.


Page 64 - “Nationalism transcends all boundaries: religious, social, political, and class. Nationalism becomes our common denominator to teach about our Movement. While recognizing nationalism, we cannot be blinded to the vendidos, the right-wingers, the TioTacos, the exploiters, and the Malinches of our nation. They will have to suffer the same distinctions as any other enemy or oppressor.”

COMMENT: Racist to the max. 

Page 81 - Chicanos must take their place in the new world as liberators of the people, not the exploiters of the people. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO OPPRESS THE PEOPLE, AND ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO REVOLUTION.

COMMENT: This speech is eerily similar to Adolf Hitler. Mexicans are allowed to vote. They are free to attend school and free to drop out of school. Mexicans are NOT oppressed. They wallow in victimhood pushed onto them by evil people like Gonzales.

Page 85 - The Declaration of Independence states that we the people have the right to revolution, the right to overthrow a government that has committed abuses and seeks complete control over the people. This is in order to clean out  the corrupted, rotten officials that develop out of any type of capitalistic systems.  Now, if they had done that, they would have never gotten to the point of having Watergate, they would never gotten to the point of having criminals like Nixon and Agnew and fifty-five in the administration found to be guilty as crooks in this society, in this free democracy.

COMMENT: Gonzales claims oppression by the gringos and then says America is a ‘free democracy.’

Page 88 - We have to destroy capitalism, and we have to help five-sixths of the world to destroy capitalism in order to equal all people’s lives. We have to support our Indian brothers, who are the indigenous people of this country. We have to support the Asians, who are indigenous, and the Africans, who are indigenous, and the South Americans, who are indigenous. People should have the right to liberation and the right to control their own destiny, and the only way to do that is to have a formulated plan to say that some of us will learn. 

COMMENT: More false history. Asians and Africans are not indigenous. Everyone being ‘equal’ has been tried many, many times in dictatorships. This can only happen when everyone has equal amounts of initiative and intelligence. In other worlds, this can never work. 


Page 89 - People are loyal to corporations for the check. People are loyal to the Mafia for the payment. They kill for money. But our people, I have to say, liberate themselves for love of each other, and that is the most important thing that we can have. Nobody can destroy that; nobody can destroy the spirit of our people. And they can kill individuals, they can shoot us down in the streets, and they have. They can throw us in their jails, but they cannot destroy an idea of a philosophy, and they can never destroy love, because we’re going to win. We’re going to beat them, whether it takes this generation, the next generation, or the next generation. We’re going to win. Viva La Raza! Viva La Raza Libre! Viva Aztlan Libre! 

COMMENT: More false history as well as extreme racism. Mexico, since it’s independence in 1821 has seen one revolution after another. The US has a stable society which is why Mexicans come here. Mexico has always been dysfunctional. Mexico today is essentially run by drug cartels and Mexico’s contribution to winning World War Two and the Cold War was minimal to say the least. 

Page 90 - (Speech given at the Crusade for Justice in 1978)

“We marched, we protested, we resisted, we demanded, we conducted an overt war on a minor scale and a covert protracted guerrila operation in some situations. Those who acted were punished by the police, the courts, and the penal institutions. They paid the heavy price in blood, time, fear, demoralization, and, in some cases, death.”

COMMENT: Apparently it is acceptable to break the law.

Page 91 - “The single most important act was our nationalism and the identification struggle produced through the cultural, political, and social forces which brought the masses of our people together. This presented a forum for the organizers, the philosophers, the artists, the educators, and, most important, the revolutionaries, to instruct, teach, and inspire our students, our grassroots people, our workers, our parents, and our children.”

COMMENT: More calls for nationalism and supporting revolution against the United States.

Obledo made statements about California becoming a "Hispanic state" at least twice, during an appearance on Ray Briem's talk radio show in May or June of 1998, and again on the Tom Leykis' talk radio show:
Obledo: "We're going to take over all the political institutions of California. In five years the Hispanics are going to be the majority population of this state."      
Caller: "You also made the statement that California is going to become a Hispanic state, and if anyone doesn't like it, they should leave. Did you say that?"      
Obledo: "I did. They ought to go back to Europe."(8)
Audio of Obledo:

These quotes are from Tijerina’s autobiography ‘They Called Me “King Tiger”

“The Jews are fleeing to their land since 1947. And if the Anglo helps us, one day he’ll have to do the same, because we have roots here and the Anglo doesn’t. We have roots of blood and land. The Anglo has none - no blood root nor land.”(p39)

“A delegation of Anglos came to see me and reminded me that I was committed to fraternal harmony. They asked that I speak to the youth and urge them not to use violence.”  “The Anglo, with his psychopathic mentality and his bloody and violent history, has to repent and change. Repentance means doing what the Jews are doing, and that is to return to their ancestral lands.”(p198)


4. Cebada: 


“You old white people, it is your duty to die. They’re taking up too much space, too much air. . .” “Right now we're already controlling those elections, whether it's through violence or nonviolence. Through love of having children we're going to take over." 

Audio of Cebada:
6. Gonzales mention the ‘El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan’ numerous times in his book. This is the Chicano Manifesto.