Posts Tagged ‘Protest’
In Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, an alleged moderate from the “Freedom and Justice” Party, promising the people an end to corruption in government, freedom and prosperity, along with a new constitution that protects civil rights, conned the people into electing him president. Then, after only a few months in office, he decided that he’d prefer to be Egypt’s new pharaoh, rather than its president. And what happened when he announced sweeping new powers for himself? The Egyptian people took to the streets and started protesting. The riots and demonstrations have been widely covered by the world’s media, and ever since, the world sees photos of tens if not hundreds of thousands of angry Egyptians protesting in Tahrir Square every day.
Meanwhile, here in America, an illegitimate and unpopular president, has just won re-election through massive and documented election fraud, and nobody seems willing to do a damned thing about it. It makes me wonder, why aren’t thousands of patriotic Americans demonstrating in front of the White House?
Why aren’t more Americans as angry as I am about the fact that our country has been taken over by a bunch of Marxist thugs and liars? And how come there isn’t even one Republican leader who has the stones to stand up and fight against this illegitimate regime?
Not only is Obama not a “natural born citizen” as required by our Constitution, he may not even be an American citizen at all. When he was born he had dual citizenship because his father was a British citizen (Kenya then being a British colony) and his mother an American. Even if Obama was born in Hawaii, he probably lost his U.S. citizenship after his mother married Lolo Soetoro and moved with “Barry” to Indonesia. Having tricked everyone with his brilliantly conceived and executed birth-certificate scam, he seems to have gotten away with what has to be the most audacious case of identity theft of all times. The fact that to this day he uses a Social Security Number with an identifier of Connecticut, a state in which he never lived, is conclusive proof of this.
And now, after devastating our economy for the last four years and shredding the Constitution at every opportunity he’s had, even with a weak and uncharismatic candidate running against him, Obama has had to rely on massive election fraud to win re-election. In addition to the obvious suppression of the military vote and the Democrats’ strenuous efforts to block the adoption of any voter photo-ID laws, the evidence of massive election fraud in over a dozen states is overwhelming.
Changing the election results in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania alone, the three states with the most pervasive evidence of vote fraud, are sufficient to change the outcome of the election. By moving Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, into Romney’s column, Obama would have been sent packing as he deserves.
Indeed, as the chart above shows, if the states with the most obvious examples of vote fraud had been tallied honestly, Romney would have won a pretty decisive victory.
If Romney, the RNC and our currently serving Republican politicians won’t protest and challenge this fraud, then we the people may not have much of a chance to do anything about it on our own – but how can we just sit on our butts and not even try to fight back? We have to do something, and who knows? Maybe if we make enough of a nuisance of ourselves, we’ll embarrass the GOP powers that be into taking action.
I would like to see, at very minimum, 100 people marching and chanting in front of the White House 24/7 in protest against the fraudulent re-election of the impostor currently occupying the Oval Office. We should keep it up, non-stop, until Obama leaves the White House.
As drastic as this sounds, when you do the math, this may not be all that hard to accomplish. The tea-party rallies in Washington over the last few years have shown us that there are more than enough angry patriotic Americans around to make this happen, especially with our ever-increasing unemployment statistics. All we really need to do to get this started is to set up a website asking for volunteers to form a local committee capable of providing relatively basic support in the form of some signs, hot coffee and hot chocolate in the winter, and cold lemonade and iced tea in the summer. The costs would be minimal and could easily be supported by donations. Volunteers coming to D.C. to participate will be encouraged to bring sandwiches, muffins, fruit, or other simple munchies to sustain themselves, along with appropriate signs etc.. Each volunteer could print out a small quantity of leaflets to hand out that can be downloaded from the website. Photos of the most clever signs the demonstrators bring could be posted on the website as well.
The major media will try to ignore us and accuse us of being racists, but the bottom line is that we have a legal right to air our grievances on public streets in peaceful and orderly demonstrations. For those who question the legality of this idea, the ACLU has an online guide to our rights to parade, picket and pass out leaflets in Washington, D.C. According to their information, as long as we stay on the sidewalk and don’t block any traffic, we don’t even need a permit: See the ACLU guide here:
If we can do this and keep it going until Obama is gone, even if we accomplish nothing else, we’ll show the world that there are at least some Americans who are mad as hell and refuse to take it anymore.
F. Swemson, an admirer of Ayn Rand, was a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer in the 1960s and is now a boating technology writer.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/the-egyptians-are-fighting-back-why-arent-we/#AlKyXaDO66gve8of.99
Posted on February 16, 2011 at 11:33am by Jonathon M. Seidl
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Police fired tear gas and clashed for several hours Tuesday with teachers protesting a visit by President Felipe Calderon to the colonial city of Oaxaca.
The protests are reminiscent of unrest that paralyzed the southern city for five months in 2006 and left at least a dozen people dead.
The Section 22 teachers union said 20 protesters were injured during the running clashes, which lasted several hours. Police at the scene said five officers were hurt. Reporter Gildardo Mota of Radio Rama said he was struck on the left leg by a bullet.
The violence broke out in Oaxaca’s main plaza as the teachers gathered to protest. The teachers threw rocks and hit police with sticks. Police fought tear gas. It was unclear who fired the live ammunition.
Oaxaca, the capital of the southern state by the same name, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico because of its picturesque colonial center, Zapotec ruins and surrounding Indian villages known for their arts and crafts.
The protesters also torched a government vehicle and beat the Oaxaca state Public Safety Secretary Marco Tulio Lopez when he tried to call for calm outside the government offices.
Section 22 was the same union that began the 2006 protests. That upheaval began as a teachers strike to demand higher pay but quickly ballooned into a wider movement against then-Oaxaca Gov. Ulises Ruiz, who was accused of rigging his election.
Protesters seized the main plaza for months until federal forces moved in to clear them out.
Section 22 leaders said Tuesday they were protesting a decree that Calderon signed Monday giving parents tax breaks on private school tuition. The union leaders argue the measure undermines Mexico’s already struggling public schools. They threatened more protests and roadblocks in response to the police crackdown.
Calderon completed his visit despite the protest, signing several agreements with the state government.
Egypt Protest Organizers Tied to Code Pink Efforts to Aid Terror Group Hamas – THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:15 PM
Medea Benjamin, Communist leader of the left-wing, pro-Islamist-terrorist group Code Pink said in an interview Wednesday the group had previously worked with organizers of the campaign to overthrow the Egyptian government when Code Pink agitated in Cairo the year before. Code Pink worked on behalf of the terrorist group Hamas against the government’s blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. At the time, Code Pink said their safety in Gaza was guaranteed by Hamas.
Code Pink has acted as a go-between from Hamas to President Barack Obama. In 2009, Hamas gave Code Pink a letter for Obama. Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans, who is also a top fundraiser for Obama, visited the White House and met with a senior aide to Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett after one of the group’s trips to Hamas-controlled Gaza in 2009.
made the startling revelation about previously working with the protest Speaking to Laura Flanders on GritTV, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin organizers to help Hamas when asked a question about outside influence on the protests.
Benjamin had just returned from a week in Cairo where she and her Code Pink lackey Tighe Barry had originally planned to lead Code Pink’s ninth trip to Hamas-controlled Gaza via Egypt in the past two years. That trip was cancelled by the Egyptian government in the wake of the protests.
As we previously reported, when Benjamin arrived in Cairo last weekend, she was brought to the nerve center of the protests (the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Justice) and met with protest leaders.
Code Pink claims to have raised more than $10,000 to aide those in Egypt working to overthrow the Egyptian government.
Laura Flanders: “We want to debunk the myth that this was the all work of the brotherhood of Islam or the Islamic brotherhood or the work of Code Pink.”
(Plays video clip mocking Glenn Beck for pointing out ties between Code Pink and the Muslim Brotherhood.)
“But there is something in that space between a conspiracy of outsiders and a completely spontaneous eruption. There are groups on the ground–we’ve heard about the role of big labor movement. You found people on the ground who you recognized, who you knew from other work.”
Medea Benjamin: “We have been going to Egypt to get into Gaza several times. And on one occasion a little over a year ago we had 1300 people who were trying to go to Gaza with us called the Gaza Freedom March. And we were joined by many Egyptians who then lo and behold were among the people who were the organizers of this. Groups like the April 6 Movement, people who are part of the journalist groups, the lawyers groups, the, some of the, a group called Kifaya, which means ‘enough.’
So we had interacted with many of these people before. And in fact it was in that square (Tahrir Square) that we had been beaten up by the police just over a year ago. And I had a feeling Laura going back and forth to Egypt that this was going to explode…
Benjamin neglects to mention that among those who traveled to Cairo with Code Pink a year ago were former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, both of whom waged a Marxist terror war against the United States forty years ago. The Muslim Brotherhood coincidentally borrowed a Weather Underground tactic and name for their violent protests, the “Day of Rage.” On that day of rage police stations were ransacked and Muslim Brotherhood (as well as Hamas and al Qaeda) prisoners were reportedly freed from Egyptian prisons by rioting mobs.
While Benjamin ignores Code Pink’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (Code Pink advertised on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Web site beseeching jihadis to “Join us in cleansing our country!”), she does mention that the Muslim Brotherhood was involved in the protests at Tahrir Square:
“…I have faith in so many of the secular people who just came to (Tahrir) Square and said, “I’m not leaving here,” and for the first time made relationships with the Muslim Brotherhood people…”
Flanders raised an interesting point that critics of Glenn Beck have failed to raise–that the protests didn’t develop in a vacuum, that years of interaction by Egyptians with leftist outsiders experienced in fomenting revolutions and otherwise undermining governments helped lay the groundwork for the campaign to overthrow the Mubarak government.
Benjamin was kind enough to admit to the world that that indeed was the case–and that the groups involved were also involved in aiding the terrorist group Hamas by publicly challenging the blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza and provoking a violent response from the Egyptian government.
While the average man and woman in the Egyptian street may be protesting forfreedom and against corruption and government abuse, some of the organizers of the protests appear to have a different agenda–one of furthering radical Islam by aiding terrorists like Hamas with the help of Code Pink.
I saw a political cartoon today that has Patrick Henry saying, “Give me liberty or give me civility.” The apparent point being that civility is a limit on liberty. There is a saying that people in the old west tended to be rather polite, because everybody was armed; to the degree that is true, people voluntarily limited the offensiveness of their speech as a matter of prudence. The reality is that anything that governs any action is a limit on liberty, which is why the Founding Fathers held the idea of limited government as a basic tenet of the foundation of our republic.
There is a balance that should be maintained between complete freedom to say and behave in any way a person chooses and in civility and polite behavior. Politeness and civility come from a person’s upbringing and the social culture of society.
When I was a child, in the 1950’s, society was considerably more polite than it is today, not only in speech, but in grooming, dress, and general behavior. Men were careful of their personal appearance, were chivalrous, tipping their hats (everyone wore a hat), stepping aside to allow others to pass on the sidewalk, holding doors for women, children, and the elderly, and watching their language in public.
The big change to this came from the younger members of my generation in the late sixties and seventies. Inspired by left-leaning professors, it started with college students who refused to honor the draft, developed into opposition to the Viet Nam war; running counter to traditional patriotic support of our soldiers during time of war. This bloomed into the hippy era, drug culture, free love, abortion rights, women’s rights, environmentalism, and a general anti-establishment philosophy. They rose up in a mass rebellion against pretty much every social and moral more of the time.
From the close of World War II, the Soviet Union was very actively working to foment this type of unrest through agents and contacts in the American Communist Party, the Socialist Party, labor unions, the universities, and the media. These have elevated extremism to mainstream politics via left wing groups from followers of Alinsky, SDS, Acorn, and various other “community organizations” and radical groups.
The McCarthy hearings of the early fifties identified some of this activity, but concentrated most on the film industry, where they were fairly successful in disarming that propaganda effort. The irony of the Soviet success in placing socialist plants and creating civil unrest was that, while they ended up succeeding beyond their original hope, it did not cause a push for Soviet style communism, but instead a push toward greater liberty; almost, but not quite, an anarchy type of freedom.
There were some very good things that came from all this. Freedom of speech and expression were given a greater emphasis than ever before. Women gained equality in the workplace and a greater say in the political and civic arena. Citizens became openly hostile toward public corruption and cronyism. Industrial pollution and toxic waste has been reduced by probably 90%.
Business has been changed from the type X labor/management conflict model to a more win/win approach. Families have switched from a rigid patriarchal style, to more of a partnership with greater parental involvement with children. All these are examples of the good that came out of this period of unrest.
However, there were almost an equal number of bad things that came from this period; it was a sort of a “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” situation. The polite civility of our parent’s generation didn’t completely disappear, but it was badly damaged and greatly reduced.
The use of slang, poor grammar, and of aggressive, offensive, and threatening language greatly increased. Self-discipline and personal accountability have been replaced with selfish hedonism and victimization. The concept of earning respect was replaced with deserving respect. Our children have been raised to believe that competing is bad, and winning isn’t important; everybody deserves the same reward regardless of personal effort and performance.
Political correctness has created a society unable to address differences between cultures, races, or other social distinctions, while at the same time destroying the concept of the American social “melting pot.” We now have Afro-, Hispano-, Asian-, etc. Americans who believe the culture and values of their homeland or racial group is more important than their identity as Americans. We have inadvertently created a new type of segregation.
So in addition to the many good things, the history of the Baby Boomers and their children has created all kinds of bad fall-out. Examples are extremely high rates of birth out of wedlock, huge numbers of abortions, huge numbers of single parent families, widespread use of drugs, illogical environmental and social laws, great loss of heavy industry, tremendous growth in government and the taxes required to support it, and a less civil, more crude society.
A second irony is the left accusing the right of using violent rhetoric when the use of extreme aggressive violent language, hyperbole, rhetoric , and imagery has been an invention and mainstay of the left; they are now accusing a much more mild right, in particular the Tea Party and talk radio, of abusing freedom of speech with excessive use of violent language. For any liberal to make such an accusation is not only ironic, but also hypocritical.
Personally, I would like for people on all sides of the political spectrum to avoid aggressive language and instead endeavor to express their ideas and opposition with more accuracy and less emotion. I don’t think this will really happen, because the left is steeped in the concept of using every crisis to drive an emotional following to a loud attack on their opposition.
I recently stated that I dislike seeing the Republicans “playing nice” with the Democrats; and I definitely feel that way. I think the Republicans need to respect the right of the Democrats to their opinions, but I also think Republicans need to strongly counter those damaging and anti-American ideas.
Modern politics is more clearly than ever aligned between not just conservative and liberal, but right and wrong. The conservatives are simply right, and the liberals are simply wrong, and there is nothing in that to compromise. I would rather see congress unable to ever pass another law than to pass one more law that will hurt our country.
JACKSON, Miss. — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to impose penalties for any funeral demonstrations like those carried out by Westboro Baptist Church.
The group from Kansas has been protesting for years at military funerals with signs blaming U.S. military deaths on the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality.
State Rep. Willie Bailey said he thought Westboro’s picketing was tasteless enough. But when the group initially planned to picket the funeral of a 9-year-old girl killed in the Arizona shooting rampage, Bailey said things had gone too far.
“It’s one thing for a family to go through a normal process of mourning,” said Bailey, D-Greenville. “It’s another thing to be subjected to humiliation and anger and outrage because some group wants to advance their political agenda.”
Even though the Westboro group backed off and didn’t protest at the funeral of Christina Taylor Green in Arizona, Bailey said he’ll ask the Mississippi House to support a bill that would set penalties for protesting at funerals in this state.
“We’re advancing the bill so people can have a discussion about it,” said Bailey, whose chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee.
The bill originally proposed penalties of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Judiciary B Committee changed that to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Bailey said he knows there are potential constitutional problems about limiting expression, but he said those could be sorted out in court if the bill becomes law.
It’s unclear how the bill will fare in House debate, or if it would survive in the Senate. Lawmakers from both parties in both chambers have said they’re reluctant to limit people’s free-speech rights, but those concerns would be balanced with some members’ desire to pass a bill presented as a protection for mourning military families.
Some other states have tried to limit protests at funerals. Missouri enacted a law in 2006 that banned picketing at or near a funeral from one hour before until one hour after a service. Because of concerns about court challenges, Missouri enacted a separate law to set a 300-foot buffer zone between funerals and protesters.
This past August, a federal judge declared both Missouri laws unconstitutional.
Protests rarely occur at funerals in Mississippi, where drivers frequently pull to the side of the road to let funeral processions pass.
In 2006, when the mayor of Laurel heard Westboro members might protest at a soldier’s funeral there, more than 100 members of the motorcycle group the Patriot Guard Riders showed up to keep any potential protesters away. None showed up.
Supporters of the bill say they’re trying to head off potential problems.
“There’s just a certain amount of respect you ought to show at any funeral, but especially for our military members. They’re laying their lives on the line every day to protect our country,” said Rep. Bryant Clark, D-Pickens.
Clark signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill. The primary sponsor is Rep. Omeria Scott, D-Laurel.
The bill is House Bill 1215.
Look at these wild racist protesters. Hope the NAACP speaks out about this ugly display…… ha
Just look at that HATE sign the speaker has in her hand. OMG!
Immigration-rights protester Christine Neumann-Ortiz calls on baseball commissioner Bud Selig to move next year’s All-Star game out of Arizona , during a news conference in downtown Milwaukee . The rally, held outside the building where Selig’s office is located, was in protest of Arizona ‘s tough new law on immigration enforcement.