Recently, our boy president has been spending time spreading propaganda about the late United Farm Workers (UFW) leader Cesar Chavez. Thanks to this obsession, Obama declared March 31st as “Cesar Chavez Day.” In 2012, Obama designated Chavez’s home in Keene, California as a national monument. And just a few weeks ago, Obama hosted a screening of a new movie, Cesar Chavez, an American Hero, at the White House.
Not surprisingly, both the film and Obama’s characterizations of Chavez are pure revisionism and have little to do with reality. Obama’s loves Chavez because the Chavez mythology allows him to promote many of the progressive movement’s main propaganda themes: minorities vs. the evil white growers; rich vs. poor; community organizers overcoming callous corporations, etc. etc. And, of course, these themes are the same old tired themes used by communist and “progressive” movements going back to 1917.
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