Are open-borders advocates and Hispanic activists sowing the seeds for revolution? Not just a social revolution, but an armed, violent revolution?
In a little-discussed news item from this month, a 16-year-old illegal alien set a police cruiser on fire in Texas before attempting to swerve his car into two motorcycle cops during a police chase that followed. Although he was armed —and aimed a rifle at the police twice — he was eventually apprehended without a shot being fired.
The teen, whose name hasn’t been released due to his age, later told investigators he was tired of ICE “always sending Mexicans back to Mexico for no reason.” He said they are the ones in America “doing all the work.” He was also tired of “his people getting shot by police and nothing happening.” His broader motivation? As he put it, to create a “war against the government.”
Where did this young man get these ideas? Where did he find the confidence to say the things he said and act out the crimes he committed? What was the source of his righteous revenge on traditional America?
The mental state of the teen remains unknown, but his views are not uncommon within his community today.
In today’s America, the atmosphere for such incitement is quite fertile.
Maybe the young man was reading America Libre, a recently published novel about an uprising among Hispanic youth in America following a police shooting of a young Latina in Texas.
Maybe he found inspiration after watching A Day Without Mexicans: The Gringos Are Going to Weep, a film about the mysterious vanishing of Mexican workers in America, which shuts down the country and results in chaos until they return a day later to hugs and kisses from a grateful American public (including Border Patrol agents). According to the director, the film was inspired by California’s Proposition 187, which sought to end state benefit programs for illegal aliens.