Official Statement-who we DO and DON’T work with

Contrary to his recent claims, the Carnalismo Brown Berets DO NOT work with Jon (AKA Juanito) Burns, Byron Calderon, nor Jeronimo Blanco.
The Carnalismo Brown Beret will NEVER work with ANYONE who prey on women, or attempt to subordinate Raza.
Jon Burns has been one of the most destructive, manipulative individuals who have embedded themselves in the Brown Beret community. His track record has already been verified and assessed, and addressed.
Anyone foolish enough to coalesce with this pig is not worthy as an advocate or activist.

We re-frame the impostors

We, the Carnalismo Brown Berets have chanced upon yet another impostor Facebook Page, claiming themselves to have a Carnalismo Colorado Springs Chapter. To be clear, the Carnalismo Brown Berets DO NOT endorse nor have we sanctioned this individual to make such claims.
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The Carnalismo Brown Berets for years have already held a Colorado Chapter, that has been operating for more than half a decade. It is our sanctioned Colorado Chapter who provides oversight in the state of Colorado, and they too have NOT sanctioned nor endorsed the individual who claims to run a Chapter in Colorado Springs. This individual has NOT been issued any Carnalismo patches, nor have they earned patches or Brown Berets from Carnalismo.

To make matters even more complicated, this individual has also started a “gofundme.com” account, asking for donations, in some attempt to raise money, either for their own personal gain, or personal agendas.
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Again to be clear, the Carnalismo Brown Berets DO NOT support this individual’s claims, nor do we support their asking of donations while trying to use our legacy and patch. The Carnalismo Brown Berets DO NOT ask the general public for donations of any kind. The Carnalismo Brown Berets fund their own initiatives respectively, and any monies raised tend to be from selling merchandise, or services that we design, create, or provide.

Should anyone have any questions on the legitimacy of a Facebook Page surfacing depicting Carnalismo, or any other internet presences that might appear uncertain, we ask that you differ any inquiries to our National website, here at www.nationalbrownberets.org.

Your inquiries WILL be answered, and assurances will be made. We are a transparent organization, and welcome any and all questions of our organization as-well-as our initiatives.

A Frank Discussion, on How Facebook Ruins People’s Behavior

Most Chicanos are on FB via their phones. There are pointed statistical figures that confirm that what they call ” Latinos” are more “connected” to the internet than most most – but connectivity, has nada to do with the constructs of privacy, individualism, etc. Many think or feel that by “liking” or “sharing” articles, or things passed along their way via facebook that their due dilligence has been done. That by “liking” and sharing some opinion of someone they have somehow done their good deed for the day.

Lets face it: Social Media has replaced a great deal of what a sense of “belonging,” or involvement entails, in terms of being an activist. While it might pose to be a useful tool, few activists of any stripe actually give pause to some of the implications that might exist – like a lack of privacy, and registry files, or cookies that can hide out on your computer or phone.

While a TEMPORARY Marketing Tool, Facebook has also become a platform for paranoia, mal-adaptive perceptions, etc. Plain and simple, Facebook has endowed people with a false perception that what they do, like, or post has ANY validity – and believe you me, they’re tracking ALL of it. Everything you do, and everywhere you go. The software algorithms are so smart, that they even profess to know your leanings, of what you will “like,” or what you might “like.”

Anyone with two brain cells to rub together, and who has a netflix account ought to get a notion of this. My consensus on this is: Truchas with your Facebook usage. Be prudent and deliberate on what you choose to publicize. Because it’s all being mapped out – everything you do, and everywhere you go. And no, those “privacy settings” they falsely assure of aren’t steeped in privacy by the slightest. Any and every H4cker from her to India knows this.

Internet Trolls and Fake profiles

Someone has taken to task on some “Latinos for Trump 2016″ to launch several fake profiles, troll numerous Chicanos, and provoke them by “photoshopping” them (very poorly) in some attempt to cause agitation/disruption, etc. Mas a menos, we know where this is coming from, but details will follow. The “troll” likely even used the photo of some unwitting person, as we have seen happen recently with these fake facebook profiles being continually launched.

We’re NOT about to speak on our conjecture, or speculation from which these fake facebook profiles orginate, as we are still gathering our own data. But the profile screen grabs are depicted below:

 

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This last image is a response to the fake profile

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Houston Brown Berets, holding it down on Latino Talk TV

Congratulations to our Houston Chapter of Carnalismo Brown Berets – featured on Latino Talk TV, on August 10, 2015. They spoke eloquently about Carnalismo as an historical organization, and about issues affecting our Barrios nationwide, such as Gentrification, and what revitalization and preservation of our communities SHOULD look like. Be sure to check out and “like” their Facebook page at: http://tinyurl.com/qedganb

Carnalismo Houston Brown Berets, featured on Latino Talk TV

Carnalismo Houston Brown Berets, featured on Latino Talk TV

The video can be seen here:

There once was a time…

There once was a time, when Brown Berets didn’t distincly “beef” with one-another. There once was a time when the stakes were higher, in terms of the adversities and atrocities we fought.

There once was a time, when the “Chisme” element never took hold, never took shape of “El Movimiento.” There was a time when such “Chisme” operators didn’t slip through the cracks.

Many activist groups, of any stripe, or any cause find themselves at some juncture faced with the task of dealing with in-fighting, or worse yet, ego-slamming personalities who through their own “Chisme” personal agendas instigate and perpetuate the in-fighting. The following pictures show an historical march against Police Brutality which took place en Tejas, in the early 70′s. Nothing new there; Brown Berets have been addressing this issue for over half a century.

What might seem new, which is actually really old, is how our brothers and sisters banded together once – regardless of patch, because the stakes were that high. What is also depicted in the pictures are a very rare, and little known representation of the “La Causa” patch, NOT seen in yellow and brown, but red and black, with a striking semblance to the colors of the Carnalismo Brown Beret Flash.

These are things that cannot be made up, nor falsified – nor can they be diluted by anyone slinging a “Chisme” motive. These are the things that were done during the old times, of the Brown Berets.

Carnalismo brown Berets, alongside "La Causa Brown Berets." Note that their patches are RED, not yellow

Carnalismo brown Berets, alongside “La Causa Brown Berets.” Note that their patches are RED, not yellow

Again, a rare glimpse of the La Causa patch, depicted in Red and Black

Again, a rare glimpse of the La Causa patch, depicted in Red and Black

These things are very real, the genuine article. And there are periodicals of note to back this up.

These things are very real, the genuine article. And there are periodicals of note to back this up.

 

STOP the bullying in our schools

Bullying culture, as it stands is bad enough. But suppression of our rights as individuals is just as bad. Such has been the case of Longfellow Middle School, in San Anto, Texas. In this instance Longfellow Middle School, and the local school district have been complacent in addressing issues of bullying. And though the school district receives money from a non-profit organization that claims to tout spreading bullying awareness, we can see how this really is just a “cash cow” steeped in subsidies.

Bullying is a systemic problem, often bolstered by institutions operating from a “colonized” mindset. For our part on the particulars, Carnalismo Brown Berets are synergizing with AIM Ctrl. TX to show awareness, and to affirm ALL of our rights as people.

For those who can make it, a demonstration will be taking place.

Though some may NOT be able to make it, please spread the awareness as you can.

Though some may NOT be able to make it, please spread the awareness as you can.

BBNO further bolsters their hostile controversies

We underscored it earlier, in previous posts, how the “BBNO” continually operate from a duplicitous agenda – we have been demonstrable from that regard. In many respects, we put together a digital diorama, which shows just how much to rapacity clings to ownership of the Brown Beret persona, as well as Brown Beret level activism.

These hostile grab ups can be paraphrased here:

 

How the BBNO sought to remedy the strife can be watched here:

 

It should be addressed here NOW that our movimiento as Carnalismo Brown Berets has always sought PURO genuine involvement. Thus has been the ONLY capacity at which we have operated. To regale ANYONE to false promotions is merely a maligned, mal-adapted and fake psychological exchange – an exchange we continually witness being put into practice. We continually and painfully see this as a by-product of colonization; a continuum of “puppies an followers.”

Much of our gente are seduced by the movida to follow indiscriminately, such as the examples can be presented here. But leadership is actually an abstract concept, riddled with the power of discerning thought. Those incapable of discernment are those who lack a capacity to thinks for themselves – and as as painful of a plight they may undergo, we KNOW, that  those so incapable are lost, in the respect that they need some sort of guidance. They are incapacitated toward intellectual thought. They have a thirst to be lead, rather than a drive to facilitate  others toward leadership. In other words, some people know nothing outside of being led. Just watch the vids, they seek to explain the tenets of “independent thought.”

 

Causa Unidos Brown Berets continue to deal with BBNO unrest

The Causa Unidos Brown Berets have had to continually deal with the rapacious BBNO, and their actively offensive motives to undermine activists  en Tejas

The Causa Unidos Brown Berets have had to continually deal with the rapacious BBNO, and their actively offensive motives to undermine activists en Tejas

The BBNO, in its’ newest incarnation (a post Jon Burns era) have again resurfaced, with obvious ambitions toward rapacious grab ups for BOTH recruitment and expansion. Their eminent self implosion surfaced itself in the Autumn of 2011. They enjoyed a really big hype around 2010, when their “leader” appointed Jon Burns (A.K.A. Juanito, A.K.A El Gitano) to their second in Command. His title was then Chief of Staff, and there exist screen shots of BBNO proudly hailing this. But not only was Jon Burns ousted as a sexual miscreant, (who continually calls out hits on people) but he also tainted that 2010 incarnation of the “La Causa” patch.

For those who don’t know, YES, many Brown Berets wear different patches, and YES, there does unfortunately exist some dispute on the validity of such patches.

However, one thing that can NEVER be disputed is that the Carnalismo patch has never been rife with disruption nor dispute. Carnalismo Brown Berets are far more in keeping with some tenets of the old school, “veterano” Brown Berets, in that we DON’T operate from a place of imposing our will, and that we instead operate from a sense of understanding – in fact, that is what “Carnalismo” means in the first place.

Since we don’t subordinate our fellow Chicanos with egotistical tyranny, it ALSO means that we work closely and strongly and continually with our affiliate patches – those who have humbly organized alongside us.

Such is the case, with the Causa Unidos Brown Berets from El Paso, Texas. Their initiatives, and their works are so much in alignment with us, that in many respects, they are a part of our whole. When they deal with adversity, we sense and feel it.

Since, however (or leading up to) the burial of Reies Lopez Tijerina (a Texan who for Land Grant rights en Nuevo Mexico), we have again seen an uproarious resurgence stemmed from people who lust to own a cause to which they have exhibit unethical ambitions.  With regard to Tijerina, we  WATCHED as so many greedy agencies and institutions made the passing of this defiant Tejano’s death a part of their own causes – how they were exploitative in their nature to gather own ness over the death of this man who in his life stood for justice.

And though Sr. Tijerina had converted himself to another religion for long years passed, we also saw how many people tried to step into his legacy – and to grandstand their own motives for their own perceived ill gotten gains.

Honestly, it was a sick, disgusting affair, to see so many destitute (or despot) organizations squeeze themselves in, for a chance to speak blank words into a microphone, into a camera, or onto the news. It could even be argued that such organizations, such as the BBNO, La Fey, etc. actually garnered more money or more followers for their duplicitous outcries – their false gritos.

As a NATIVE Nuevo Mexicano, whose Abuela was from Del Rio, Texas,  I felt insult coursing in my veins. Much of the embodiment of Tijerina’s work existed in my back yard, a long time ago. In his latter years, Tijerina moved back to his native Tejas, and settled into a humble life – while he was still alive, few people knew him, nor cared much about where he ended up.

But the Causa Unidos Brown Berets DID! They could tell you what his favorite food was shortly before he passed away. They could tell you where he sought solace, in contrast to  a lot of grandiose organizations who so hungrily salivated over owning his legacy. Few people would know his humble road as he sadly departed us all. But the Causa Unidos Brown Berets were there when few paid attention to him.

This “ambulance chasing” attorney out of El Paso has been hastily “promoted,” and emboldened by Jeronimo Blanco, to lead and direct the new incarnate of the BBNO. The hasty “promotions” are reminiscent of the 2010 BBNO, when Burns had been endowed as second in command. Burns only lasted a little over a year.  What credibility lies with a man who barely became a Brown Beret when he was middle-aged, and why he is given so much credence?

The current incarnate of the BBNO have distinctly sought to be rapacious, and to have ownership of the Brown Beret persona. Their enthusiasm shows, since they copyrighted the “La Causa” patch. And for all the flagrantly reckless statements they make on their website, it is VERY ironic that the BBNO used the same gabacho laws they claim to be against in order to copyright the “La Causa” patch – a patch and symbol that has been in use before any of their existent leadership became Brown Berets. None of the “men” who poise themselves as leaders are even originators of the “La Causa” patch. Still, they continually “troll” on facebook, to deceive the public. They flagrantly disrespect other Brown Berets, of other patches, and they try to harass other Brown Berets with “legaleaze,” and false cease and desist threats.

This is the precipice of the problem, as it exists for Chicano activists today; the ego-stroking characters, conjuring fake adversaries, spreading libel, slander, and harassment, and implementing deception to cause unrest and disruption.

To those poor saps who joined the BBNO, drank the koolaide, bought those silly khakis, the canteen belt y todo; Carnalismo feels sorry for you. We have no ambitions to recruit “puppies”, who subject themselves to be lead on a leash. We are comprised ONLY of leaders, NOT followers. And we only encourage independent thought. We challenge one another, and we UNDERSTAND one another. This is why we hold strong – BOTH with our chapters, and our affiliates.

We keep our Movida clean from trolls, never-do-wells, sex offenders, and ego-stroking sycophants. That is what we have always done, and that is what we continually do. And most importantly, we do it from a place of CARNALISMO; compassion, understanding, carino, and shared conciseness – actions which cannot be written in words…

 

How the BBNO demonstrates thier misconduct

This is a video on how the current incarnate of the BBNO conducted themselves at the Cesar Chavez festivities in El Paso, Texas – in 2015. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show some of the subsequent, unabashed things they published on facebook, misportraying what happened. But the issue is continual, as such elements operating under a Brown Beret persona continue to harass, threaten and bully the very same people they claim to “defend” from an ethnic standpoint. Either way, their conduct was rude, arrogant, and inflammatory – and they rhetoric and continual slander and libel toward other individuals stands to misportray ALL Brown Berets, and activists who have sought to solidify equal rights for the sake of the greater good. Their divisive demeanor is demonstrably shown here.