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Billboard in Austin, Texas, Stirs Controversy with Latino Immigrant Message - 'Rise Up My People'
Opposing Views ^ | 3/11/2013

Posted on 03/12/2013 6:00:17 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

A new billboard in Austin, Texas, is raising eyebrows and controversy (video below).

The billboard depicts people with clenched fists and flags raised over an image of the U.S.-Mexico border and a heart emblazoned with the Mexican flag logo.

The words on the billboard "Arriba Mi Gente" translate to "Up My People" or "My People Arrive."

The Austin Visual Arts Association and Reagan Outdoor Advertising put up 10 pieces of art on billboards on major highways across Austin.

According to BigPicture.net, “Arriba Mi Gente” was selected from more than 100 entries.

“This has been an exciting opportunity to bring together the extraordinary artistic talent across our community and put it on display for all of Austin to see and enjoy,” says Billy Reagan, president of Reagan Outdoor Advertising.

The artist of the billboard Nancy Guevara said the billboard is about the "border and border culture ... I want to inform people and empower people about the culture ... I want Mexican-Americans to know that it is okay to speak Spanish ... we need to be proud of our roots and fight for our rights here."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegals

1 posted on 03/12/2013 6:00:17 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Austin sucks. It is a liberal shithole. Just say’n


2 posted on 03/12/2013 6:06:39 PM PDT by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Nancy Guevara said the billboard is about the "border and border culture

What armchair onanism is this? Austin's not on the border. Unless you count the border with fantasy.

3 posted on 03/12/2013 6:10:29 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Altura Ct.

No, lady—if you want to speak your language and practice your culture, stay the hell at home!


4 posted on 03/12/2013 6:10:58 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Altura Ct.

Translation: FU gringo. Thanks for making USA the greatest country in the world but we are going to take your s417.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Autonomous User

I was in Fredicksberg, Tx (Hill country, NW of San Antonio), I was talking to the owner of a restaurant/Wine bar, she and her husband (both Obama supporter’s) moved out of Austin after 12 years because the city became way too liberal even for them.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 6:13:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I almost fell asleep watching that video. The ‘artist’ sounds like a pot head.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 6:14:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Autonomous User


8 posted on 03/12/2013 6:14:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Altura Ct.

how much did it cost the taxpayers?

Have an image of people holding up grocery bags, “Arise and revolt”


9 posted on 03/12/2013 6:16:08 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Altura Ct.

Vuelva a Mexico!


10 posted on 03/12/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by Jane Long
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To: TurboZamboni

Borders? We don’t need no stinkin’ borders!


11 posted on 03/12/2013 6:16:58 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Altura Ct.
we need to be proud of our roots and fight for our rights here

What is she talking about, what rights are the Mexican people here in this country being deprived of? If one is here illegally, then one really has no rights nor privileges that one can say is legitimate other than the right to live but not at someone else's expense. So what's this rise up crap? Against who???

12 posted on 03/12/2013 6:18:43 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: TurboZamboni

Excellent!!!


13 posted on 03/12/2013 6:22:12 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Altura Ct.
...we need to be proud of our roots and fight for our rights here."

Obviously you are too yellow to "fight" for your "rights" in Mexico where your government would kick your asses for trying to pull this crap down there.

14 posted on 03/12/2013 6:27:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Where is today’s Captain McNelly?


15 posted on 03/12/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: TurboZamboni

Have you ever watched WWII movies on a Mexican TV station with Mexicans as the allies? I have.

Spent some quiet nights in a hotel in Presideo TX. Had business there. It was a hoot.

Of course they contributed 0 to the war effort of the allies much less had combatants there. (There may have been a few individuals along the border of Texas who pulled it off, but nothing connected to their government.)

Now, understand there have always been Tejanos and Gringos in Texas and lots of Tejanos and Mexicans (self identified) served in the US Military.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 6:33:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Autonomous User
Austin sucks. It is a liberal shithole.

It really is San Fransicko Southwest.

17 posted on 03/12/2013 6:42:36 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sound like a good time for paintball practice.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 6:43:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Yeah, rise up... it gives me a better center mass to work with.

Austin = San Francisco, TX or Hanoi in the Hill Country

19 posted on 03/12/2013 6:44:31 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Altura Ct.
I want Mexican-Americans to know that it is okay to speak Spanish ... we need to be proud of our roots and fight for our rights here."

Does this include cartel beheadings and executions? No thanks nina.
20 posted on 03/12/2013 6:45:02 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Altura Ct.

>”The words on the billboard “Arriba Mi Gente” translate to “Up My People” or “My People Arrive.”<

‘Arriba mi gente’ means ‘Up [literally] my people’, roughly equivalent to ‘Viva mi gente’, Long live my people. The translation ‘My People Arrive’ must be a Freudian slip :-), or else Spanglish. In standard Spanish it has no such meaning.

I agree, though, that putting up a picture in the United States of a logo of the Mexican flag with that kind of slogan, along with clinched fists, is very provocative. How does she think Mexicans would like it if that kind of billboard were put in Mexico with an American flag logo, clinched fists, and “Long live Americans”?


21 posted on 03/12/2013 6:45:39 PM PDT by GJones2 ("Arriba mi gente" billboard in Texas)
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To: Texas Fossil

> Now, understand there have always been Tejanos and Gringos in Texas and lots of Tejanos and Mexicans (self identified) served in the US Military.

I served in the Army with Hispanics from the Southwest who were among my best friends. I have no sympathy with this kind of stuff, though.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 6:49:45 PM PDT by GJones2 (Hispanics in the military)
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To: Altura Ct.

Yeah, go back to Mexico and “rise up” against the thugs running the place and the cartels that are destroying the place. Yes, take you country back.

If you eff THIS one up you will be in exactly the same situation you ran away from.

You folks are morons.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 6:52:23 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: GJones2

Nor do I, nor do any of my Tejano friends.

By the way, my son-in-law is 1/2 Hispanic.

He is native Texan. A corporate attorney. A strong conservative Republican.

And a great husband to my daughter and father to my grandson.

He has nothing to do with the La Raza Rabble.


24 posted on 03/12/2013 6:53:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Altura Ct.

Anyone up for a few dozen billboards reading “Regresa a tu pais, pendejo ilegal!”


25 posted on 03/12/2013 7:06:41 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Correction: I see that the verb ‘arribar’ can be used to mean ‘arrive’ (which is usually ‘llegar’), especially for ships reaching port. So I suppose ‘Arriba mi gente’ could be a kind of pun with two meanings. (Sorry. I haven’t used Spanish much for decades, so my memory of it isn’t as good as it used to be.)


26 posted on 03/12/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by GJones2 ("Arriba mi gente" billboard in Texas)
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To: Altura Ct.
The artist of the billboard Nancy Guevara said the billboard is about the "border and border culture ... I want to inform people and empower people about the culture ... I want Mexican-Americans to know that it is okay to speak Spanish ... we need to be proud of our roots and fight for our rights here."

If you want to speak spanish, carry your ass back to Mexico as far as I'm concerned.

If you're so proud of your culture, why did you come here? Your culture is what you fled, you piece of shiite!

Too many cowards afraid to fix what's wrong in their country of origin and instead move their "culture" here to pollute this country and leave it a cesspool like that from which they left.

This type of mentality cannot last long without civil war, IMO.
27 posted on 03/12/2013 7:21:42 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: publius911

Chinga Mejico!


28 posted on 03/12/2013 7:22:56 PM PDT by laplata
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To: GJones2
We'll never know how Mexicans would like it. It would never be permitted in Mexico.

I believe in the 1st amendment. So I'd like to rent an opposing billboard that says...”Rise up and take your happy a$$e$ back to Mexico if you don't like it here.”

But I fear we are fighting a losing battle.

29 posted on 03/12/2013 8:24:00 PM PDT by berdie
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To: fwdude

It really is San Fransicko Southwest.


Not yet. But they are relocating here from California. They ate that carcass. Time for new meat.

After I read the foreigners got public schooled Texas girls into burkahs, I am not surprised to see LaRaza rise up with it’s stinky wet dream.


30 posted on 03/12/2013 8:26:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: publius911
Anyone up for a few dozen billboards reading “Regresa a tu pais, pendejo ilegal!”

That would be wacist, amigo. Maybe a hate crime too.

31 posted on 03/12/2013 9:35:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Altura Ct.

This is what happens when you go from a “melting pot” to a “tossed salad.”


32 posted on 03/12/2013 9:45:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laplata

si


33 posted on 03/13/2013 12:06:14 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: VRW Conspirator
There is just no two ways to interpret a clinched fist.
34 posted on 03/13/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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