Thursday, October 13, 2005

Nativo, You Crafty Guy!

Some anti-cockfighting protesters met with Nativo Lopez last week outisde his Hermandad Mexicana Nacional HQ. They sent me a report on their meet/protest -- you can read it here so I don't have to recreate the whole thing on HNF.

Anyway, this passage stood out for me:
He said his organization is against cockfighting BUT that he doesn't support Nell Soto's SB 156 because he does not think participation in cockfighting should be a felony offense.

When Donna and I stated that laws should be upheld, Nativo Lopez stated, "Some people don't know cockfighting is against the law."

I said, "That's probably because they are in our country illegally." To which Nativo Lopez replied that I was "racial profiling."

Nativo Lopez said funding should be available to educate the public about cockfighting being illegal.
Nativo's bald-faced lie about not supporting cock-fighting aside, the most interesting part of Nativo's response is the last part: funding should be available to educate the public about cockfighting being illegal.

You have to understand the Nativo mentality to get what he is hinting at. Nativo and his various organizations live off government grants -- voter outreach, citizenship education, etc.

If anybody else made that statement, they'd be saying that somebody ought educate these folks that cockfighting's illegal. When Nativo says, he means the government ought to give Nativo money to educate the public that coickfighting is illegal.

I think Nativo may have found another grant-guzzling niche.