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Vile: American Navy to Christen USNS Cesar Chavez This Weekend

03 May 2012 @ 09:00

One of my duties at work is to keep track of those soldiers who are killed in battle who are from the state I live in, so I get e-mailed to me all Department Of Defense press releases.

This one just came into my inbox:

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, Saturday, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship is named to honor prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II.

Juan M. Garcia III, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Serving as the ship’s sponsor is Helen Fabela Chavez, widow of the ship’s namesake. The ceremony will include the Navy’s time-honored tradition of the sponsor breaking a bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen the ship.

Continuing the Lewis and Clark class T-AKE tradition of honoring legendary pioneers and explorers, the Navy’s newest underway replenishment ship recognizes Mexican-American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), who served in the Navy during World War II. Chavez later went on to become a leader in the American Labor Movement and co-found the National Farm Workers Association, which became the United Farm Workers.

Designated T-AKE 14, Cesar Chavez is the final of the Lewis and Clark dry cargo/ammunition ships, all of which will be operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. To help the Navy maintain a worldwide forward presence by delivering ammunition, food, fuel, and other supplies to U.S. and allied ships at sea, T-AKEs are serving as combat logistics force (CLF) ships. In support of the enhanced maritime prepositioning ship squadron concept of operations, two T-AKEs are being allocated to the maritime prepositioning squadrons to provide sea-based logistics support to Marine Corps units afloat and ashore.

As part of MSC, T-AKE 14 is designated as a united states naval ship and will be crewed by civil service mariners. This is the first Navy ship named after Chavez. For CLF missions, the T-AKEs’ crews include a small department of sailors.

I can barely control my anger at this latest punch to the gut of everything we Americans hold dear.

In case you are not aware of exactly who and what Chavez is, let me quote from several sources…

-From a very, very informative posting by Trevour Loudon on the connections between Chavez, Saul Alinsky, and Barack Hussein Obama, and others, a highlight:

Cesar Chavez’s famous slogan was “Si se puede” – later used in English translation “yes we can” for the Obama campaign of 2008.
Barack Obama, however, has more in common than a campaign slogan with Cesar Chavez.

Like Cesar Chavez, Barack Obama was made into an icon by an unholy alliance of communists, socialists and Alinskyites.

Cesar Chavez didn’t make a movement, a movement made Cesar Chavez. The same movement “made” Barack Obama – and Richard Alarcon, Antonio Villaraigoas, even to some degree Leon Panetta.

By saluting Richard Chavez, Barack Obama was just just showing a little gratitude.

-From KeyWiki [founded by Mr. Loudon]:

In 1964, Chicano civil rights movement activists like Bert Corona, Ernesto Galarza, Cesar Chavez, and Dolores Huerta forced Congress to end the guest worker "bracero" program. The next year, Mexicans and Filipinos went out on strike in Coachella and Delano, and the United Farm Workers was born. That year, in 1965, they went back to Congress. Give us a law, they said, that doesn’t make workers into braceros or criminals behind barbed wire, into slaves for the growers.

Cesar Chavez had a long and close relationship with Communist Party USA activist Bert Corona.


A hero to the communists, Chavez trained with Saul Alinsky in Chicago for several years before his labor union career, during which he cooperated with Party members and the almost as radical Democratic Socialists of America.

-From Discover The Networks:

During the 1960s [Saul] Alinsky was an enormously influential force in American life. As Richard Poe reports: “When President Johnson launched his War on Poverty in 1964, Alinsky allies infiltrated the program, steering federal money into Alinsky projects. In 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy allied himself with union leader Cesar Chavez, an Alinsky disciple. Chavez had worked ten years for Alinsky, beginning in 1952. Kennedy soon drifted into Alinsky’s circle. After race riots shook Rochester, New York, Alinsky descended on the city and began pressuring Eastman-Kodak to hire more blacks. Kennedy supported Alinsky’s shakedown.”

Upon the announcement that the ship would be named in honor of this Communist a year ago, The Lonely Conservative put together a fine and informative posting on the story. You can read it by clicking here.

I have no doubt that that sorry excuse for a Secretary Of Defense, Leon Panetta, and his jerk of a boss are having a good giggle at our expense over this one.

  1. Jim Dorchak permalink
    03 May 2012 @ 18:55 18:55

    As a honorably discharged submarine sailor who spent 4 years hunting communists on the USS Philadelphia (SSN 690), I am appalled, and I would also wonder if our other ships will now be treating the cesar chaves as a hostile?

  2. 05 May 2012 @ 12:15 12:15

    THis is another slap in the face to our Great Navy and all the MIlitary.
    What’s next, the USS hitler? I can’t wait until this creep takes his sarong and hopefully hangs himself with it when he’s kicked out in Nov.

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