Youth Neo-Nazi Group in Mexico

Group is Comprised of Militant PAN members

JALISCO.- The Nationalist Mexican Workers' Movement is a small Neo-Nazi group formed November of last year that describes itself as a National Humanist political alternative.

This morning, this young group of Jalisco natives have caused an online frenzy on social media after the website Animal Politico revealed that in addition to sympathising with Hitler's ideology, this group is comprised by militants members of the PAN party (National Action Party).

Members of the Neo-Nazi movement, at PAN offices.
Members of the Neo-Nazi movement, at PAN offices.

Amongst the objectives of this Neo-Nazi group is the goal to help preserve traditional Christian families, eliminate pro-homosexual propaganda, namely, that which promotes homosexual marriage rights and adoption rights, as well as other rights related to freedom of expression.

They have also stated that protecting micro, small, and medium sized businesses is an objective of this group in response to abuses suffered by workers at the hand of capitalist interests.

The organization is reportedly lead by Juan Barrera Espinosa, who is currently named as a State Student Council Member for PAN in Jalisco and is the Lead Representative for the Alonso Lujambio Youth Parliament. Animal Politico reports that these organizations are mock legislative groups designed to create future PAN political leaders, where they practice participating in environments similar to Congress. Within these organizations, initiatives that are later presented to local congressman are formulated by the student members.

Juan Barrera Espinosa, PAN State Student Council in Jalisco via Animal Politico
Juan Barrera Espinosa, PAN State Student Council in Jalisco via Animal Politico

Juan Barrera has posted various photos alongside PAN leadership and does not shy away from publishing his devotion of Adolf Hitler, whom he considers "one of the greatest politicians and speakers of all time." On April 20, he even organized a meeting to celebrate the 125th birth date of the German dictator.

The devotion of Hitler and his ideology is clearly evident just by looking at pictures of these youths. In various photographs, members of the Nationalist Mexican Workers' Movement depict a like-ness to Hitler ranging from their haircuts, to uniforms and symbols that they wear, and even body language. They appear in very serious and military like poses.

When this news was published, internet users nicknamed them the Morenazis, a play on the word "Moreno" (meaning dark) and Nazis, as a sarcastic jab at the clash of non-whites being Neo-Nazis.

Neo-Nazism can be centered around racial purity or white supremacists, those whose lineage relates back to White Europeans, although this didn't prevent Germany from trying take Mexico on as an ally during the Greater German Reich of 1933 to 1945. During the period, the indigenous heritage of the Mexican race was less important than the privileges that Germany would have obtained by gaining Mexico as an ally, which is why imbedding Nationalist Socialist ideology in Mexico became an important goal for the German Reich.

In the documentary titled Nazis: The Nazi Network in Mexico (Nazis: La Red Nazin en Mexico) the film discusses the importance of Mexico for Hitler and Nazi Germany. This country was seen as a gateway to the United States and also possessed an important geographic location, and natural resources such as petroleum, all of which increased its importance.

The Third Reichs strategy was simple: to involve the Press -- Excelsior and El Universal- to embed Nazi ideals in Mexico. According to the publication "Timon Magazine and the Nazi Collaboration of Jose Vasconcelos," the Timon magazine was also used for this purpose, and it claims its editorial is extra-officially linked to Jose Vasconcelos.

Jose Vasconcelos is an important Mexican philosopher and politician who was the head of the Department of Education and director of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and declared himself pro-Nazi and anti-semite in various publications in the capital. In the publication "The Forgotten Mexican Nazi Named Jose Vasconcelos" we can learn a bit more about the background of the Third Reich's group of admirers and it is evidenced that it is not that difficult to find Adolf Hitler sympathizers in a country such as Mexico.

With information derived from Animal Politico.

Elizabeth.Rosales@sandiegored.com

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