Monday, October 11, 2010

The Tale of Two Parades

By Rafael Martínez Alequín

On Sunday, October 10th, the Hispanic Heritage Parade on Fifth Avenue was held. There, the 21 Latin American Nations proudly displayed their culture along Fifth Avenue. However, one ingredient was missing. There are many parades in this multicultural city where the different ethnic groups display their traditions and their history. During these parades, politicians swarm like a fly to piece of human waste.

The only public official who marched in the Hispanic Heritage Parade on Sunday was New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Mr. Kelly, once again by his presence, showed the Hispanic citizens of New York that he is a uniter who cares about everyone in the city.

Meanwhile, let's get back to today's parade. Every politician was on display to be seen by the whole city. Mayor Michael Bllomberg was at the Coloumbus Day Parade—he was not at the Hispanic Heritage. Both candidates for New York State governor were there—neither of them were at the Hispanic Heritage Parade. Are they telling the Latino voters that they do not count. Are they telling the Latinos of this city and state that the Italians are more important than them. Obviously, one has to be blind as to what are the preferences of our political leaders.

Would the candidates prefer that Latinos chose coming November 2nd to cast their vote for the FREEDOM PARTY?

Please see and listen to the following videos of the Colombo Day Parade.
video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP

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