Playwright Luis Valdez used the term in some of his works in 1967. He used the term to describe Latinos to heads of Government and merchants that they can be manipulated simply by snapping your fingers and ordering aloud what they have to do.
Here in Plainfield Latino, we decided to use the same term to describe certain characters in Plainfield. These individuals (Carlos Ponton, Flor Gonzales and Maritza Martinez) belong to PACHA. An organization that is supposed to help Latinos. Instead of helping, it is dedicated to deceive the Latino community, giving them cheap parties and all to give fame to Mayor Mapp and votes for his ally to Barry Goode who is running for the City Council.
The Cheap Parties:
But while members of PACHA, Carlos Ponton, Flor González, and Maritza Martinez give parties and celebrations for Latinos to bring votes for their Mayor and their candidate, Mayor Mapp and Barry Goode are stabbing Latinos in the back.
Mapp closes the Bilingual daycare, the only child care center that provided the Latino families of Plainfield excellent care of their children and a place where their children could learn two languages. Read more about the closure of the Bilingual daycare here.
They knocked down the restaurant Mi Buenaventura that was owned by Maria Rosa to give the property to a developer of properties who is the best friend and the biggest source of funds for Mayor Mapp and his allies. To read more about the demolition of the restaurant and the dangers that Mapp represents for Latino businesses, click here.
Mayor Mapp and his allies are trying to close the business of Luis Penaloza. They are trying to take the liquor license from him to give it to his friend and source of funds, Frank Cretella. Mapp wants to give the liquor license of Peñaloza to the same friend to whom he facilitated the building for where Mi Buenaventura Restaurant was. Click here to read more on this matter.
Do you already see why we use the term sell-outs to describe Carlos Ponton, Flor Gonzalez and Maritza Martinez? Because that is what they are, sell-outs. They are under the command of a mayor that wants to destroy the Latino community in Plainfield.
My Latino Brothers and Sisters, before accepting invitations to a cheap little party, look at who is offering it and for what reason. Otherwise, we will end up like our ancestors did when the Spaniards arrived. By a few who sold us out and catalogued them as gods, we ended up eliminated.