What you prefer in the way of terms for your obsession does not obtain, and i notice that you avoid the criticism. This thread is ludicrous. The athletes in Mexico in 1968 cannot be considered--reasonably--to have been acting in behalf of the civil rights movement. Their use of the "black power" salute does not equate with singing the national anthem in Spanish. Neither activity is germane the question of what to do about the flood of people entering this country illegally. The attempt to suggest as much just makes you look ridiculous.
As Winston Churchill had it: A fanatic is someone who won't change his mind, and won't change the subject. That describes you more and more these days, Boss.
I will accept fanatic.
I want to point out that to many of us, particularly many in the Latino community, the Immigrants rights movement is about more than "the flood of people entering this country illegally".
It is about the right to be proud of one's heritage.
This statement is a statement of the current mindset of those of us in the movement. Whether this feeling is justified by your well-respected view of history is irrelevant to this statement.
The feeling of many of us in the Immigrant rights movement-- that this is an expression of just defiance and pride to be applauded-- is the same as the reaction of the African American community to the olympic power salute during the National Anthem.
The reaction of opponents to the Civil Rights movement is also very similar to todays cries of outrage from both opponents of the movement, and even some of middle America. Even the attacks on liberals, and the threat to "American culture" are similar.
I respect your grasp of history. It is the present I think you are misinterpreting.