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Adiós, California

Until last week, I didn’t even know that I was a baby boomer.

Submitted by Melinda Santa Cruz

As far as I was concerned, that was a word that described my parents’ generation. To my surprise and thanks to the Alt-Right, I’ve learned that I do fit the boomer demographic. I was born in 1958 and was too young to have experienced the hippie movement. My parents were Republicans and wouldn’t have allowed such behavior anyway.

While the generation in between was smoking dope, getting high on LSD, living in vans, creating social unrest, and protesting the Vietnam War, my family was tucked safely away in an upper-middle class neighborhood in Orange County, California. Throughout the war, I wore a metal bracelet with the name of a POW, Major Don Lyon. No one told me to wear it. I never received a lecture on how to be a patriot. I simply knew what my family stood for. The fact that my grandfather had been an officer on the Santa Ana police force or that my father had served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War probably had something to do with it. But without any brothers, I spent most of my childhood surrounded by ballerina figurines and collector’s dolls. I had little knowledge about anything manly such as risking your life for your fellow man or service to your country.

Sometime around 1970, the demographics in California started to change. By then we had moved to a five-acre ranch in North San Diego County and the populace around us was growing darker in terms of skin color. There weren’t any blacks around. They stayed in their own communities in Los Angeles. The people who were infiltrating our society were Mexican Indians because the upper class in Northern Mexico discriminated against them.

Rural life in San Diego County.

Ours was the last house before you went down to the Rincon Indian Reservation. There was no police or fire service; in the tradition of the Scots-Irish, you simply took care of business on your own. I was about fifteen and home alone when a group of illegal aliens got frighteningly close to the house. I took out my dad’s twelve-gauge shotgun, opened the window, and placed it on the sill. The group immediately took off.

My mother did hire an illegal couple to work on the ranch. Esperanza cleaned the house and took care of my sister and me while my mother worked. Jesus fed the horses and did whatever else needed to be done on the property. We knew they were illegal and it royally pissed me off because they were taking advantage of our good will without having regard for our laws. But they weren’t bad people overall. They were peasant farmers from Guadalajara without any opportunity to thrive in their own country. I did have respect for the fact that, unlike illegal aliens today, they would have sacrificed their lungs to become Americans and were prepared to throw their allegiance to Mexico under a bus.

During those years they learned English while I learned very little Spanish. Jesus insisted that I speak to him in English even if he didn’t understand because he wanted to assimilate. He and I would sit under an oak tree with his English-Spanish dictionary and I would teach him how to pronounce the words while the warm smell of Esperanza’s hand-made tortillas wafted around us.

One day, I came home from school to find my mom and Esperanza in a state of chaos. Jesus had been driving along Valley Center Road when a police officer had pulled him over and discovered a warrant. An old girlfriend claimed that they’d had a baby together and that he owed child support. Since he was an illegal alien, he was deported on the spot.

I cried, thinking we would never see him again, I had really appreciated his thoughtfulness. On my birthday, he’d given me a five-dollar bill as a gift when he had none to spare. Imagine my surprise when I woke up three days after he’d been picked up to find him tossing a flake of hay into a horse’s stall. His old girlfriend had confessed that the child was not his in Mexican court. He had then skipped back across the border without a hitch.

It was then that I realized just how much open borders could screw us up. “Come on in. Food Stamps for everybody . . .”

By the late 1970s, my family had moved back into town. The plan was to stay in a cramped house in a working-class neighborhood until the kids graduated from high school. Then the family would move to a better neighborhood. In the 1990s, my mother saw an old friend from our days on the ranch.

“Do you still hire the wetbacks?” she asked.

“Oh hell no,” the friend said. “We are terrified. They come across the border with prison tattoos and guns. We wouldn’t dare.”

The days of having peasant farmers crossing the border for a better life were over. We now had hardcore criminals committing murder and rape.

My grandparents still lived in Santa Ana in a house built by my great grandfather in the 1930s. The neighborhood seemed to change overnight as senior citizens were replaced by Mexicans and even Central Americans from places like El Salvador. My grandparents’ property was robbed twice. The first time, the thieves got the heirloom jewelry that I was to inherit, and a shoebox full of silver dollars. The second time, a case full of dusty cassette tapes was stolen from the garage. An elderly woman that my grandparents has known for decades woke up in the middle of the night to find a Mexican man on top of her. She later said that it was only by the “grace of God” that she was able to hold him off.

I started to write letters to the editor about the illegal alien problem in 1984. The letters were published in the North County Times and the San Diego Union Tribune but didn’t get much attention.

My grandfather was the only white person left in the town where he had lived for sixty years. He was known as “Mr. Orange County” because of his participation in civic affairs. When mariachi music shook the walls of his small house one day, he waved his old police pistol around and declared, “I’m going down and I’m taking the Mexicans with me.” He was eighty-eight and my uncle came from Los Angeles to take the gun away.

At the time, I wrote my grandfather off as a crazy old man, but now I see that he was traumatized by what was happening around him. The same thing is happening to me in North San Diego County today.

My daughter was preyed upon by Mexican gang-bangers who thought she was one of them. Her father was Spanish, not Mexican. She was called a “disgrace to her race” and told to stop “acting white.”

“What are you talking about?” she asked. “I am white.”

Her European ancestry made no difference to them.

I transferred her to another high school only to find that Mexican students were being bussed into that white neighborhood. I had to drive her there every morning because there was no bus for her, but there were two for them. And the globalists wonder why we voted for Trump? This would be one reason.

Mexican women have intentionally hit the back of my legs with baby strollers and nudged me out of the way while I’m shopping at Ross. I’ve made up my mind that if one of them does it again, I’ll make my opinion known and accept the consequences.

Because of acts like this, boomers couldn’t race to the polls fast enough to vote for Ronald Reagan. He was to be the savior that would make America white again. We were all devastated when he proved himself a traitor. Against our wishes, he granted amnesty to six million illegal aliens and started the current immigration trend of “We’ll allow the ones already here to stay and secure the border for the future.”

Boomers voted for Pete Wilson for governor and for Proposition 187 to rectify the situation. Wilson did nothing and a judge overturned the voter-approved measure. Apparently, it is unconstitutional for taxpayers to not want to pay for the welfare benefits and education of freeloaders.

Trump was our great white hope and even he has let us down in favor of the Hispanics. Who cares if Pepe the Pizza Maker gets deported? So what if an MS13 gang member kills someone in his own neighborhood? Most of us will never be the victim of that level of violence. The real threat is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and what they are doing to the job market for professionals. So far, thirty-nine Dreamers have gone to work for Facebook alone, and Mark Zuckerberg is fighting for more. If this keeps up, where will the truly qualified white professionals going to work? What has happened to our merit-based American dream?

The Alt-Right tends to blame the boomers for the whole immigration mess. Trust me when I say that many of us did everything we could to stop it. Every politician who promised to fix the problem got elected into office and then proved himself to be a traitor. We were against an unstoppable tide from the beginning. Now, the only thing left is to say goodbye.

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Melinda Jean Santa Cruz
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For some reason, when I hit “reply,” nothing happens. I’ll suffice it to say that Charles Santa Cruz, my late husband, was an American of Spanish Ancestry. He said that many people called him a Mexican but that no one in his family had ever been to Mexico in their lives. His cousins were fair-skinned and had blue eyes. One of them graduated from West Point and worked as a stockbroker in La Jolla. His uncle had been one of the Flying Tigers and his photo is in the Reuben Fleet Museum in San Diego. No housekeepers, gardeners, or illegal… Read more »
Melinda Jean Santa Cruz
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Blame the elites. They have subverted the will of the people.

Gnomesane17
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Good article Melinda. Thank you for sharing your experience. I live off the coast of British Columbia and we are going through the worst of an Asian invasion with a generous sprinkle of every other non- White European race being injected into every small community. Our ” Feminist” part time snowboard instructor/ part time teacher Prime Minister says ” Diversity is our greatest strength” so we must obey or risk being called all kinds of nasty things. Unfortunately, we can’t impeach the twit as we have no provision for this in our British model of governance. The island, where I… Read more »
Dean A Martin
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You are so right about the illegal Mexicans invaders. I have been saying this for 55 years, since I was in Jr High School. I would tell other whites about the two faced racist Mexicans, and they would say, “well they didn’t treat them that way, it must just be me. Many whites will believe their sworn enemy, the Mexicans,blacks, and other non whites,before they will someone of their own race. Mexicans have always known how to lie to white fools with a smile,and a pretense to be their a good friend. They know how to lie to fellow workers… Read more »
Larryxexpat
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I’m an American boomer who worked in Warsaw, Poland for about 19 years. Previously I worked in the Los Angeles area for about 25 years. I returned in 2014 to my hometown in the whiteopia Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon, to retire. You are right about California, it’s now more Mexifornia in its demographics and its basically one party politics. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for your plight as your mother aided and abetted the browning of the state by employing two illegal aliens. I’m sure that Jesus and Esperanza seemed like nice obedient people, causing no problems; I… Read more »
Nova Morium
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Interesting Piece…..

Thank you for sharing your Story, Melinda……

Well……

Maybe say ‘Goodbye’ to California…..

As a Whole…….

But, it’s not quite over yet for White America…….

And to all truly White Hispanics…..

The Alt-Right welcomes you…….

Michelle Baxter
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We all knew that the 1st wave of illegals were these types of workers that were looking to assimilate. But it never goes that direction! There was never any chance of immigration being a good idea because the United States was already a civilized country. As in for hiring help on farms. THAT WHY YOU HAVE CHILDREN! Have kids to help & that’ll also help with our declining birthrates. We don’t blame boomers because we don’t think they voted in our best interests. We blame them for not being outspoken enough & for being too scared of being thought of… Read more »
Sigeweard (@Sigeweard8)
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i do begrudge Americans hiring illegal’s to do the shitty jobs. Better way is to pay a decent wage to real Americans who will do those jobs but not for 2 bucks an hour

Zyzz
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I don’t begrudge your family for hiring Mexican workers. I do think we need a system where migrants workers can come in and do the dirty and menial farm labor jobs that we have trouble filling with Americans. But we must have certain covenants to protect our country: 1) there is NO path to citizenship 2) they cannot bring their families 3) pregnant women must return to their country of origin to give birth (doesn’t matter if the father is a citizen or not) 4) they or their families do not have access to American schools (elementary, middle, high, college,… Read more »
Patriotic American
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@Ismet No, the vast majority of the Moslems in the Iberian peninsula were of Berber and Arab extraction. You are lying. Christians were considered cash cows by the Umayyads and their successors, who pursued the same policy of banning Christians from converting so they could get jizya taxes from them and forcing them to live in segregated ghettos that they had used back in Syria to enrich themselves. It was basically a caste society with Arabs at the top, Berbers as second class citizens, and Christians at the very bottom being used as slaves. The invaders even brought in dozens… Read more »
H
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For those on here saying, “I never thought that Spaniards could be considered White”— just uttering that shows you are too ignorant to be in the Alt-Right. Spainards aren’t “considered” White, they ARE White. They are biologically and culturally White Europeans. White isn’t a skin colour (Whites aren’t truly “white colour” but tannish, like Blacks aren’t truly black coloured but brown and dark brown) it is an objectively existing biological taxon of people. “White” is not subjective, it is not what someone “considers” to be, it’s a biological fact. All races originating in Europe are White and European, which of… Read more »
Jack Burton
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38% non-Hispanic white and about 20% non-Hispanic white school kids. Not looking good for Cali.

triuwida
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As goes California so goes the rest of the nation. What was described as what happened in South Cali in the 70s is now happening in East Texas.

And there are lots of Mexican held cities in between.

Celia
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How can you a government that rules with the consent of the governed when all the politicians break their promises and lie?

altright_sobriquet
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The situation is crystal clear in its simplicity. The only one way out the Occident is to rearm and finish the job started by our ancestors.

ɱØяñιηg$ʇðя ©™ (@Ruski_Bratva)
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Thanks for the current update on the situation in Cali. I have understood it was bad and been so for years. Luckily the Alt-Right movement is growing both in US and many other countries. From what I understand as a european all you presidents has been traitors from Teddy up to now with maybe JFK as the only exception.

Deadeye Dick
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I am a boomer also and really resent being blamed for the immigrant mess. I have worked hard since the 80s to try to stop the madness but every single time the pols we put in office sold us and the country out.

Yehudah Finkelstein
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California is what happens if we keep just worrying about Trump and electing some Republicans.

Watching MAGAPede Nick Fuentes sperg out on Twitter right now is probably better than the White Lives Matter rally was. Nick today is as big of a fag as Cernovich and RamzPaul were last November after Heilgate. Mission Accomplished, Hunter, thanks for allowing us to dump Fuentes. Like Richard Spencer said last night on TRS, Nick Fuentes is like a Boomer who was cryogenically frozen at birth in 1950 and unfrozen in 1998.

Ismet
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Most of the Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula were descendants of people who converted to Islam, you can’t tell me that modern Spanish and Portuguese are different than Moroccans and Algerians. The Crusaders kicked out their own people. It’s really too bad, Islam would have saved Europe from all of its current degeneracy.

Privada Machina
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I don’t think the majority of people on the Alt-Right blame boomers for everything, since we know the parasite we’re all up against. But I will add that it was on the boomers watch, that the degradation of the family unit really took a nose dive. And yes, I also understand that the tribe was involved in that too, but a little more effort and we would be in a much better place than we are now. The Alt-Right differs from all other movements before us in many ways, but perhaps the most important is how family is valued, that… Read more »
Don
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“We knew they were illegal and it royally pissed me off because they were taking advantage of our good will without having regard for our laws.” What sort of level of delusion is this? You hired them knowing it, you fucking idiot. Your attitude here is a tell tale sign of a spoiled little brat.

site665
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@James Smith Ms. Cruz’s ancestors didn’t gut out a years-long immigration process. They just crammed onto a rat-infested boat, and sailed their butts to the Native American’s continent. If they deserved to quickly and comfortably immigrate here, then why can’t Hispanic Americans do that?

Charley
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@site665 – no, we don’t all matter equally…
What’s the matter with you ? Don’t you know that the Jew reigns supreme in the entire world !? Where of you been for the last 2000 years ? They been planning to conquer the world since the world began

site665
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@Bruce Regael, most of Europe’s kings were tyrants. And, without ALL of America’s ethnic and religious groups, nobody would have achieved a thing. We all matter EQUALLY.

Guest
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California is a beautiful state and it used to have a great white culture. That white Californian culture became a status symbol of America across the world. From Surfing, to music, to a lifestyle defined America to the world through cinema and the media. Melinda was part of that, so was I but at a later time. It is the White man’s heritage that made California glamorous and wealthy and not the other way around. There are no places that I know in Mexico that has a place like California. Illegals coming here are changing this beautiful culture to that… Read more »
James Smith
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@site665: That’s precisely NOT – at all – what Ms. Santa Cruz is saying in this article. Nobody would decry LEGAL immigrant’s asserting their legal rights, and that is not what Melinda is doing here. Most of CA’s school systems have become unusable thanks to Hispanics and the gangs, drugs, crime, and filth that grace every area of CA that ‘they’ve made theirs.’ They are turning CA into another Mexico. Illegals (and their spawn) are NOT assimilating into American culture and into American values. Most of the ones that come here don’t even bother to learn the language. They are… Read more »
Bruce Regael
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First off. The comment system is utter crap, but I’m sure that has to do with being kicked off Disqus. Secondly, Yockey says it best. The two civil wars in the 20th century destroyed Western Civilization (WW1/WW2). It does NOT exist anymore. If anything it’s riding the shell to its grave. Since WW2 ALL of Western Civilization that remained has been conquered and occupied by foreigners. The immigration couldn’t stop then and it wont stop until a New Civilization breaks free and ruthlessly manifests itself, because it isn’t immigration, it’s conquerors occupying land of the conquered. Semantics I know, we… Read more »
Diversity Heretic
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Reply to site665. Mestizos and Amerindians from Mexico and Central America, illegally or legally, are colonizing invaders. Americans were colonizing invaders in Texas and California in the 19th Century–how’d that work out? The author has every right to protest and resist her dispossession, especially with the connivance of the state and national governments.

site665
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Ms. Cruz, you’re conflating undocumented immigrants with criminals. Living in California, you’ve probably met hundreds of Hispanic people. Out of all of them, I’ll bet most have NOT assaulted or robbed you. Most of them work and many of them pay taxes. They grow your food and fight in our wars, just like your relatives. When Hispanic Americans were invisible, you had no problem with their lives in this country. You’re only “regretful” now, because they’re slowly gaining the immigration rights that your ancestors got. Well, snowflake, justice doesn’t work that way. Everybody gets it, so quit your whining.

Charley
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@Melinda Santa Cruz
as a woman who would be called a proto-Hispanic individual (notice I use the word proto-) what is your take upon the Catalonian situation that is occurring in Spain ? I think that if Catalonian wants to succeed from the Spanish majority, then I suppose that’s OK, I think the Spanish want them to stay because they bring in so much money – but the Spain actually think they can’t manage to exist without this sub country in their autonomous region ? What do you think about all of this ?

Charley
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@Alfa158, I couldn’t agree with you more; Europeans fought the Muslims for 700 years. Now the traitorous leaders of Western Europe freely give away their countries to these invaders from Africa and the Middle East with not a thought !!

Charley
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I confessed I was severely confused by the name that you gave as the author of this article, which is pretty good! I confess that I’ve never thought real deeply about whether Spanish people would be considered to be white or not, but I think that they would be given a pass, since there is obviously a gradation (in terms of skin color) as you move from the South of Europe toward the very north. But that has been that way for centuries upon centuries, and I think that Europeans as a whole accepted every body prior to the invasion… Read more »
Sally
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1969 in the sunshine,

“……And that ‘blaming boomers’ crap probably follows from their lazy habit of blaming Jews for everything…”

This is not about blame, this is about understanding who is responsible for the destruction of our race. In order to control the future we have to know who and why did it to us.

Alfa158
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One of the most under-examined sagas in history has to be the seven(!) century long battle of the Spanish people to claw back, piece by piece, their country from the African Muslim invaders. Mind-boggling to consider the dedication and love of your people needed to fight such a protracted war. Is there any parallel to that in history? You would think there would be a series of books by a great historian documenting the struggle of the Reconquista.

Patriotic American
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The audacity of those monkeys to claim a Spaniard is a disgrace to her people! We aren’t turd colored apes, we are Aryan men and have fought for centuries to maintain the purity of our blood and the honor of our people. What do those monkeys know about honor or disgrace? They are a race of scoundrels, thieves, murderers, and cannibals and have no place in a modern Aryan society. We need to ship them back over the border.

Cecil Henry
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I don’t trust you.

1969 in the sunshine
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Yes. A lot of young idiots on the alt-right. And that ‘blaming boomers’ crap probably follows from their lazy habit of blaming Jews for everything, [email protected]

The younger alt-righters are so impressionable, I wonder how they’ll turn out, having been saturated in memes, group think and this ‘find someone under a rock to blame’ mentality. I think their identities could use a bit of independent development.

@ /Xer – and I blame Jews too, but want to do it no more than necessary

Captain John Charity Spring MA
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Captain John Charity Spring MA

Generation X cometh.

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