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5 May 2007

Idiots

Maria Hinojosa rips Chris Simcox a new one. Forget de la Hoya v. Mayweather. This is Hinojosa by a knockout. The 20 minute interview from PBS is brutal.

From about 4 minutes into the 21 minute interview onward, Hinojasa continues to batter Simcox with simple things like … statistical analysis, reports from the Texas State Comptroller, business documents and so on. Simcox seems to enjoy smashing himself in the face, too. Asked by Hinojosa if he’s ever met a Mexican immigrant who said he was coming to “reconquor” the United States, Simcox came up with something about college students… and some nonsense about criminals coming to prey on our society (maybe, because they’re criminals? And this is where the money is?).

Simcox really starts floundering when Hinojosa notes that the Texas Comptroller found that “illegal aliens” contribute more to the state than they take in benefits. Simcox has to somehow find it “bad” that the children of “illegals” even use less state resources. Somehow, it’s all part of the “globalist oligarchal” conspiracy run by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Simcox is, quite simply, nuts. In some small way, I owe a debt to his fellow pyschotic, “lonewacko” for leading me to the Hinojosa-Simcox smackdown.

Looking up more information on Simcox, I ran across this report from SPLC (which lonewacko claims is an agent of the Mexican government – more on that in a minute, man): Minuteman Leader has Troubled Past (). The authors, Susy Buchanan and David Holthouse used such dirty tricks as talking to people who know Simcox, looking at his court records and speaking with employers to paint a very troubling picture of a very troubled man.

In multiple interviews and public appearances, Simcox has dismissed the possibility that he’s personally racist by pointing out that he once married a black woman and by claiming that he once chaired the diversity committee at Wildwood School.

(Head of School Hope Boyd, who has been at Wildwood since 1992, told the Report she had no recollection of Simcox holding such a post. “I do not remember that he was chair of our diversity committee,” she said.)

“When I’m asked by reporters if I’m a racist, I tell them, ‘Why don’t you go ask my black ex-wife and my biracial children and the members of the racial diversity committee I chaired whether I’m a racist?'” he said at the October conference.

“When they ask me, ‘Well, what do you have to say to people who call you a racist?’ I come back at them with, ‘What do you have to say to people who call you a child molester?'”
That’s a strange rhetorical device given the accusations leveled at Simcox in the summer of 1998, when his 14-year-old daughter from his first marriage — prior to his union with Dunbar — came to live with him in Los Angeles.

In separate interviews with the Intelligence Report, two of Simcox’s former colleagues at Wildwood and his first ex-wife gave the same account. They said that Simcox helped his daughter get a job babysitting for a Wildwood School employee and that one night, Simcox’s daughter showed up unexpectedly at her employer’s house, visibly upset, alleging that her father had just attempted to sexually molest her.

“He tried to molest our daughter when he was intoxicated,” said Deborah Crews, Simcox’s first ex-wife and the girl’s mother. “When she ran out, he tried to say he was just giving her a leg massage and she got the wrong idea.”

Contacted by the Report, Simcox refused to answer four direct questions about the molestation allegations. “I would never answer those questions to you. You can’t ask those questions,” he said. “You’re on a witch hunt and you’re trying to discredit our movement, which is to secure the borders. … My personal life has nothing to do with anything that goes on here.”

No charges were filed against Simcox, but Crews said she and her daughter immediately broke off all contact with him.

“He’s a drastic, chaotic, very dangerous guy,” said Crews. “I’m surprised he hasn’t shot anybody yet. I see him on TV and I have to turn if off, because it makes me sick to see him getting all this attention.”

Lonewacko, who I have no information on, is a Southern Californian, who produces a well-read website on immigration and right-wing causes. He continually refers to various immigation rights workers and organizatins as “indirectly linked to the Mexican Government”, sometimes the indirection being very, very indirect. SPLC apparently received some donations from an attorney who was once hired by the Mexican consul to represent some Mexican nationals in a U.S. lawsuit… which means, I guess, that the first Mrs. Simcox is part of that international conspiracy foisted on us by the Council on Foreign Relations… or something like that.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 May 2007 12:39 am

    They’re patrolling the border hunting Mexicans and think it has nothing to do with race? Riiiight.

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