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Good Christian Michelle Malkin Bunny-Hopping Mad Google Honors César Chávez On Easter

by David Badash on March 31, 2013

in News,Politics,Religion

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Radical right-wing “conservatives” Michelle Malkin, Ben Shapiro, and some people named Pat Dollard and Ed Driscoll are bunny-hopping mad that Google is honoring the birthday of Mexican-American civil rights and labor leader César Chávez on Easter Sunday — instead of Jesus — by giving him today’s Google Doodle. So very Christ-like of them.

Michelle Malkin, a Roman Catholic (as was Chávez,) via her Twitchy website that masquerades as a news site: Google’s Easter insult sparks Twitter backlash, mockery


And this, via Breitbart’s resident bully, Ben Shapiro:

March 31 marks the birthday of National Farm Workers Association (later United Farm Workers) co-founder Cesar Chavez. Chavez, who was trained by Saul Alinsky in the tactics of community organizing, has become a cult figure in California due to his organization of agricultural workers. March 31 also happens to be another important date this year: Easter. So, naturally, Google’s current logo features a graphic of Chavez’s face, rather than anything having to do with Easter.

This is not the first time that Google has chosen to honor leftists over tradition. Back on July 4, Google plastered the words “This Land Was Made For You And Me” in its logo, in honor of Communist fellow-traveler Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land. On Christmas, Google featured a holiday-themed logo that popped up this window: “Happy Holidays from Google!”

The anti-Chávez, anti-Google ignorance is in full bloom on Twitter, via the hashtag #GoogleMottos. Chávez, a Roman Catholic, was instrumental in organizing and obtaining basic rights for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida, and co-founded the National Farm Workers Association which became the United Farm Workers union (UFW). Chávez’s biography at the César Chávez Foundation notes:

Senator Robert F. Kennedy described Cesar Chavez as “one of the heroic figures of our time.” A true American hero, Cesar was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader; a genuinely religious and spiritual figure; a community organizer and social entrepreneur; a champion of militant nonviolent social change; and a crusader for the environment and consumer rights. Cesar joined the U.S. Navy in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II, and served in the Western Pacific. He returned from the service in 1948 to marry Helen Fabela, whom he met while working in fields and vineyards around Delano. Together they settled in the East San Jose barrio of Sal Si Puedes (Get Out if You Can), and had eight children, later enjoying 31 grandchildren. In 1962, President Kennedy offered to make Cesar head of the Peace Corps in a part of Latin America. It would have meant a big house with servants and all the advantages for his children. Instead, Cesar turned down the job in exchange for a life of self-imposed poverty that was with him until he died.

Who does that sound like? Perhaps it’s exceptionally appropriate for Google on Easter Sunday to honor César Chávez, a man who dedicated his life to serving others, promoted positive social change through non-violence, and lived a life of self-imposed poverty. Perhaps Michelle Malkin, Ben Shapiro, Pat Dollard, Ed Driscoll, and the so-called “conservatives” will recognize their ignorance and hypocrisy. But I won’t count on it. So I’ll leave you with these tweets:



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novenator March 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

All these conservative christians can cry me a river. They're so "oppressed", lol.

BJLincoln March 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I'm upset because they don't celebrate Pagan holidays! Mine is older than theirs!

It does seem Christians do expect everyone to join their holidays but theyhave no problem making light of or ignoring other faiths. Part of it is American culture. Founded on Christian principles and all that.

I think the last 20 or so years has seen a big change. We are so much more diverse. With that comes larger faith communities that are not Christian and they too wish to be open about their holidays. I find most people want to share the differences, but then I am open to new things.

I like that Google did not do the same Easter stuff the rest has. Chavez was a good man who spent his life doing what he could to improve life for all people. That is worth a Google Doodle

mike_cornelison March 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Radical right-wing “conservatives”? I think the radical is in the radical religion-hating "nutjobs" at Google for snubbing 2 billion Christians in favor of a socialist unionizer. (Who, oh by the way, was a Catholic.)

Don't be evil, Google. You may want to tear down our religions, but far easier for us to stop using your products.

bgryphon March 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Not promoting your particular religious tradition is a far cry from "tearing down" religion. I don't have the patience to check out Internet Archives to verify exactly how many Christian (or Christian adopted pagan) holidays have been recognized by Google… but I suspect there are plenty.

And I can't say I feel sorry that you think Google's not celebrating the rites of Spring are somehow insulting your faith when Bing's page displays 'Easter eggs' which really have diddly to do with the Christ mythology.

B1ixx April 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

By 'diddly' you mean, being Greece Orthodox tradition and by proclaimed of Pope Paul V in 1610 of course.

bgryphon April 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

By "diddly" I mean yet another pagan tradition co-opted in the interests of the religious oligarchy.

divadarya March 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Aren't the people on also worshiping a dead guy?
Chavez not only was a union organizer and a Catholic, but he organized poor brown people, which is even more horrifying in the echo chamber of right-wing nutjobbery,
By the way, how about the feelings of the Eastern Orthodox Christians who are NOT celebrating Easter today?

barbonine March 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I don't think 'cult' means what they think it means. Did Cesar Chavez start a religion, like L. Ron Hubbard?
Has he followers who adhere to strict personal controls?

The heck with it. I'm sick of ignorant pinheads getting face time to spew their dumbth over the airwaves. or whatever they are these days…

James_M_Martin March 31, 2013 at 10:51 pm

What do you mean driving Michelle Malkin mad? That woman already IS mad. Because she is such a racist pig, I have taken to calling her The Dragon Lady. See how she likes racism thrown in her own pumpkin face. She is like all conservatives with black, brown, or yellow skin, acting out a fantasy that has them climbing into a live saving boat and pulling up the rope letter so that those at the bottom haven't a chance of escaping poverty and the violent lifestyle it begets. She should just STFU.

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