9/11 Ground Zero Mosque Protest gathers Victims’ Family Members, NYPD, FDNY, Veterans to hear courageous Dutch MP
New York, N.Y. 9/11, 2010, by El Marco
Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders, arrived in New York under intense security on 9/11. He leads the new Freedom Party (PVV) which is currently negotiating to form a complicated ruling coalition in the Netherlands. His party is opposed to Sharia law and non-assimilation of a vast wave of muslim immigrants in the Netherlands. He came to New York for the singular purpose of showing his support for the Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero effort that has galvanized 70% support amongst the American people.
In an annual Dutch survey about terrorism, this year’s poll included a question about the construction of an Islamic centre near ground zero. Almost half of Dutch voters questioned are against the planned Islamic center in New York, with only 15 percent in favor.
Mr. Wilders addressed this massive Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) rally on the afternoon of 9/11. This rally was practically ignored by the dominant liberal establishment media. Even Fox News incorrectly reported the size of the crowd as only 2,000. One exception was local NYC News Channel 10 which reported live that there were 30,000 people at the rally, opposing the ground zero mosque. I was one of them. People were packed so densely for three city blocks, it is very difficult to be precise, but it could easily have exceeded 40,000. Side streets were jammed with people as police turned many thousands away due to overcrowding.
Mr. Wilders was surrounded by Dutch government security men due to Islamist and leftist threats against his life. The agent in the foreground holds a bullet proof shield with both hands, ready to open it quickly to defend against an assassin’s attack. The stage area was completely surrounded by security agents.
Mr. Wilders is outspoken in opposing the islamization of the Netherlands and the West. He produced a short film called Fitna which features violent Koranic quotes juxtaposed with images of terrorist attacks. Theo van Gogh was stabbed to death in Amsterdam for making a similar film called Submission. Van Gogh’s partner in making the film, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, M.P., was advised by the Dutch government that she would be safer living elsewhere. She moved to the relative safety of America, where she lives under 24 hour tight security. Pamela Geller is also under constant death threat, as is Robert Spencer, both of whom can be seen in the photo above.
The conditions under which these human rights activists live show clearly that islam is a violent totalitarian ideology which is destroying free speech in Europe. It takes left-wing political correctness (speech control) one step further by threatening the lives of those who speak out. Continue reading Geert Wilders Warns America at 9/11 Remembrance Rally
September 11, 2010, is the ninth anniversary of the morning in 2001 when a 7th century Arabian warriors’ creed struck the heart of the modern world at the dawn of the 21st century.
Today we find America in a state of confusion and disunity concerning the meaning and lessons to be drawn from the Islamist terror attacks of 9/11. This article is offered both as a remembrance of those who were killed by an act of war, and a plea for understanding the nature of the ideology that motivated the terrorists. The decision by a sharia promoting imam to build a triumphalist mosque adjacent to the 9/11 site has highlighted a great schism in America. There are those who understand the threat posed by fundamentalist Islamists and those who are unable to. Understanding the threat and confronting it effectively at home and abroad is the greatest challenge America faces today
This is the scene as I first saw it as a young photographer visiting New York City in 1975. I had no inkling that I would be drawn back repeatedly to the towers as a subject over the next 3 decades.
In the center left foreground is the 21 story Flatiron Building. I already knew of it from the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz from 1903. It is one the first skyscrapers ever built, and for years was famous (incorrectly) as the tallest building in the world. This photo was taken from the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building, itself holding the world’s tallest record for 41 years until 1972. The most famous symbol of freedom in the world can be seen in the harbor, background right. The Statue of Liberty Illuminating the World is the full name given by the French to their gift, seen between the southern tip of Manhattan and New Jersey.
Each in its time inspired the world, with beauty, size and above all the message of hope that liberty, and man’s creativity thereby unleashed, might lift humankind out of poverty and raise it above tyranny. The World Trade Center (WTC) took its rightful place among them as a symbol of freedom in 1972.
This is the scene that greeted workers if they looked up as they ascended from subway train to street level on a long spiral stairway. The human eye loves repetition, and never before had that simple truth been employed, for art, on such a scale. The quarter mile long parallel silver and black lines created Op Art moire patterns which can be seen in the photo above. At first I doubted this phenomena could be captured on film. I carefully moved my eye from viewfinder to subject and found that the moire looked the same to the eye and the lens. Later, in the darkroom, this photo distilled and revealed an image of the architect’s wild intention. Simplicity of design combined with sheer magnitude produced pure Op Art that constantly changed and attracted the eye.
The photos above show the two towers on the right and the Marriot Hotel on the left. Many escaped from the towers through the hotel before it was shorn in half by the first collapse and later the second.
On an ordinary work day this is how they appeared, serene, magnificently modern and beckoning all to come in and take a trip to the top.
Looking way up one might catch a glimpse of Jan Demczur, the Polish immigrant window washer, and his amazing scaffold machine. He spent each year going up and down, cleaning with a bucket, water, some rags, and a squeegee in all but the most severe weather. On 9/11 he used his metal squeegee to pry open an elevator door, gouge through drywall and create a hole large enough to save five men. They were able to exit the area minutes before the building collapsed.
The Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges through a 100mm telephoto lens from atop the World Trade Center.
Brooklyn Bridge through 300mm lens.
I photographed the World Trade Center over the decades for the beauty, in my eyes, of art icons that played with light and sky. Symbolically, in my mind, they stood for international freedom of commerce and the hope that free markets could draw the world together and help foster peace and security in the world. The Islamists who destroyed them also understood their meaning and attacked them for that reason.
When first I heard, my thoughts were not of the structures at all, but of the thousands of workers who perished so violently and Islam’s obvious hand in it. As news of the devastation unfolded, what I had instantly concluded was confirmed: that bin Laden and Wahabi Islam had struck a blow against western civilization and the very promise that modernity and liberty holds out to the world.
For a brief period after 9/11 the NY Times suspended wielding its pen as a partisan left-wing dagger and did some excellent reporting and should be applauded for that. The “life sketches” done in the days and months after 9/11 offer a unique and inspiring look into what these towers really were: a great combination of individuals, in liberty, working and struggling and fulfilling their hearts’ desires. The lives of the victims are clearly described and collectively tell the much greater story of America.
The fabled teeming masses of Manhattans streets are no longer faceless. These life sketches revealed a cross section of American life frozen, researched, and clearly reported. The stories emerged slowly of a group of almost 3,000 American lives halted at the same time and place. Their families and friends live on and gave details to numerous reporters, of the lives lost, that combined, read like nothing else ever written.
The Center for Security Policy recently produced a powerful 1-minute video opposing the construction of the 13-story, $100 million mega-mosque near the site of the World Trade Center. The Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11 by adherents to the supremacist and totalitarian program authoritative Islam calls “Shariah.” And the imam who is promoting this mosque has publicly declared that he seeks to “bring Shariah to America.”
As the ad makes clear, Muslim followers of Shariah law have long built mosques on the most cherished and sacred sites of the peoples they have conquered – on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, at Constantinople’s St. Sophia Basilica (now Istanbul), and in Cordoba, Spain, the capital of the occupying Moors’ Islamic kingdom. Many Hindu and Buddhist temples also were destroyed in Asia and now lay underneath prominent mosques. These are the “facts on the ground” of Islamic conquest and religious supercessionism.
To be fair, one must acknowledge that this is exactly what Constantine the Great and later Roman emperors did, after considerable bloodletting, when they replaced pagan temples with Christian churches. The Spanish in the New World also built many churches on the sites of Mayan, Aztec and Inca temples. This is just one exoteric aspect of supercessionism. Militant supercessionism has no place in the modern world, and should be seen for what it is: an ancient handmaiden of conquest that should be banished to the dustbin of history.
In Jerusalem the Dome of the Rock is seen here, perched atop the Temple Mount, the site of two Jewish national temples.
The First Temple was built by King Solomon in the 10th century B.C. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The Second Temple was rebuilt in 515 B.C. after Jerusalem was freed from Babylonian captivity. That temple was destroyed by the Roman Empire in A.D. 70. Each temple stood for a period of about four centuries.
The Temple was the center of religious worship for ancient Israelites. It housed the Holy of Holies, which contained the Ark of the Covenant and was said to be the area upon which God’s presence dwelt. All biblical holidays centered on worship at the Temple.
The Kotel or “Wailing Wall” is seen in the foreground. The Dome of the Rock was placed as a mocking symbol of triumph and supersession over both Judaism and Christianity. Bernard Lewis is one of the world’s leading scholars of Islamic history. Here is what he wrote about the location of the Dome of the Rock Mosque:
“The choice is significant. Jerusalem is never mentioned in the Qur’an. Even the name “Jerusalem” does not figure in early Muslim writings.”
Separation of Church and State Should Apply to Saudi Government in U. S. Mosques
August 25, 2010, New York, NY, (in spirit) – by El Marco
The virality of information in this galloping technological age was brought home to me the other day, when I received an email tip about a Bill Kelly article in the Washington Times. Titled Mystery WTC Mosque Protest Photos Causing Internet Stir, the article featured a slideshow of photographs I made of the June 6 protest at ground zero in New York City. Odds are you have never heard of that huge historic rally because of a nearly complete media blackout on the event.
I sent an email to Mr. Kelly to thank him for publishing my photography, which he had encountered as a viral email. To my surprise, a Washington Times editor responded. She invited me to the Communities section to write a regular column.
Mr. Kelly, who is a political satirist, wrote in his column: “Sometimes a subject is so serious that even we need to take a step back and let the story tell itself. This is one of those times. … Despite public opinion, the mainstream media has virtually ignored the protests against the WTC mosque. According to internet reports, not one major TV network or camera crew covered this recent protest. … Uncredited photos of the New York protests have surfaced, bypassing the mainstream media’s unbalanced reporting, and have since caused a stir on the internet. Few words are necessary. The photos of the mystery photographer speak louder than any words ever could.”
Pamela Geller organizer of June 6 rally holds photo of plane parts
Kelly wrote those words on August 12, more than two months after the “feminist AynRandian” blogger and human-rights activist Pamela Geller led a massive rally at Ground Zero in New York. The purpose of that rally was to draw attention to grassroots opposition aimed at the proposed mega-mosque headed by the controversial Imam Feisal Rauf. This past week, the story that the dominant liberal establishment media tried to keep from you has gone international and become one of the defining issues of recent times.
With a recent Rasmussen poll showing 62% of Americans are against the 13 story mosque, Geller’s efforts to inform public opinion have been more than vindicated as mainstream. The 38% who support Rauf’s plans include the Democrat leadership, the elite mainstream media and the radical 1960s left, who together have formed an arrogant, chauvinistic machine, pushing the mosque project and vilifying those who oppose it.
Americans Stand Up Against Radical Islam in New York – We Will Not Submit!
June 16, 2010, New York, N.Y., – by El Marco
On Sunday, June 6th, a multi-ethnic, multi-racial coalition of Americans opposed to Islamic violence and intolerance rallied at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.
9/11 families were joined by immigrants from India, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Africa, Iran and Europe to show opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque at Ground Zero. Others flew in from overseas to speak or just to share their particular ethnic communities’ experiences at the hands of moslems.
These are parents and spouses of firefighters killed on 9/11. The rally took place just a minute’s walk from Ladder 10 Firehouse, where their loved ones were stationed for duty that terrible day. Ladder 10 lost seven firefighters.
Crowd estimates ranged from 5,000 (NYPD) to 10,000. The crowd overflowed the police barrier enclosures that ran the full length of two city blocks. This photo shows the enclosure in front of the stage at the intersection of Liberty and Trinity Streets. The second enclosure ran the length of the next block and can be seen on the other side of the traffic lights.
Pamela Geller, Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), was the rally’s principal organizer. Geller’s Atlas Shrugs blog is one of the top 30 political blogs in the nation.
Geller is one of the foremost voices for freedom standing up against the tyranny and denial of human rights that Islamization brings. She has been a vocal and vigorous defender of religious freedom in the face of the spread into America of Islam’s death penalty for those who leave the religion.
Thousands of additional participants filled the treed area of Zuccotti Park.
“Ground Zero is a war memorial, Ground Zero is a burial ground. We are asking for sensitivity…It is unconscionable to build a shrine to the very ideology that inspired the jihadist attacks at Ground Zero, right there. We are asking the imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to be sensitive. For mutual respect and mutual understanding that is demanded of us every day.
There’s a hair-trigger sensitivity in the muslim world, you can’t run the cartoons, you can’t say Mohammed, this is offensive. This is an offensive mosque. To build a shrine, an Islamic flag of conquest on the sacred ground the cherished site, of a conquered land. This is historic, this is Islamic history. It’s what they do. The St. Sofia in Turkey, the al-Quds, at the holiest Jewish site in Israel. Not here. This is where we take a stand. We must take a stand. We must say no.” Continue reading Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero – Part II
New York City, Sunday, June 6, 2010, – by El Marco
Pamela Geller, the co-founder of Stop Islamization of America, speaks passionately about jihad, sharia, and why the idea of a mosque in this spot is so wrong.
“We are here today in honor of D-Day, when the Allied Forces began to defeat Nazism. And the symbolism should not be lost. Not only should the symbolism not be lost, but we’re on the corner of Church and Liberty.
Ground Zero is a war memorial. Ground Zero is a burial ground…We are asking for sensitivity…
This is part of the plane that went into the Trade Center, that’s in the Burlington Coat Factory (the building that was bought with mysterious funding for the mosque). Designate it as a historic landmark, like Pearl Harbor. We are going to sue the U.S. Government to get a designation of war memorial status.”
The crowd gathers. Tower 7 is the tall building in the background.
Simon Deng, who was enslaved as a child by Arabs in his native land, Sudan, addresses rally.
Slavery, genocide, terrorism and sharia must not be tolerated. Many Americans, including Mayor Bloomberg, don’t understand enough about what Islamic countries are like. Even in the more moderate moslem countries, like Egypt, churches are burned and there is no tolerance of other religions. Continue reading Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero Rally – Part I
New York City, Saturday, June 5, 2010, – by El Marco
I arrived early at the Islamic Center of New York. I came to the city to photograph the rally of Stop Islamization of America (SOIA) on Sunday, June 6th, which is dedicated to stopping the construction of a mega-mosque 600 feet from the gaping hole which was the World Trade Center. First, I visited the Islamic Center Mosque on 96th Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, miles from ground zero. What is significant about this 1980s mosque is that it was created by the father of the man who is spearheading the Ground Zero mosque project.
Doctor Mohammed Abdul Rauf (1917-2004) was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was formed in Egypt in 1928 and has over 70 branches including Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah. The Muslim Brotherhood is classified as a terrorist organization and banned in Egypt as well as the United States.
All is quiet at this site with the main Friday prayers not set to begin until 1:00pm. So, I headed down to Ground Zero. I have not been there since September 11th, 2006.
What I found was heartening. After years of squabbling and delays, construction is finally underway on the vast One World Trade Center Plaza and tower. Looking from the West side of ground zero, I focused on St. Paul’s church, which can be seen nestled amongst the trees of the ancient graveyard. It is the oldest continuously occupied building in New York City and it remained undamaged as the Twin Towers collapsed just feet from the graveyard’s wrought iron gate. General George Washington attended this church during the Revolutionary War, and later, when he was sworn in as President, New York being America’s capital at the time.
Humor-challenged “Religion of Peace” is out for blood.
Today is “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”. If you don’t know what that is I will try to explain. It all started on September 30, 2005, when the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published twelve drawings of Islam’s founder, Mohammed. The cultural editor of the paper commissioned the twelve drawings after he became aware that artists were unwilling to work with a children’s book author on a book about Islam and Mohammed. Apparently, artists were fearful of Europe’s increasingly violent and overtly radical muslim population.
Although the publication of the “Danish cartoons” provoked only local peaceful protest, a group of “Danish Imams” seized the opportunity to create conflict. In the months following publication, the troublemaking Imams toured the middle east with a folio that included the twelve drawings as well as others which they falsely attributed to the newspaper. The extra images included depictions that the Imams said were meant to show Mohammed as a pig. Mark Steyn commented:
… the three most offensive of the “Danish cartoons” — including the one showing Mohammed as a pig —were not by any Jyllands-Posten cartoonists but were actually faked by Scandinavian imams for the purposes of stirring up outrage among Muslims. As Mr Gillespie says:
It is nothing less than amazing that holy men decrying the desecration of their religion would create such foul images, but there you have it. It is as if the pope created “Piss Christ” and then passed it off as the work of critics of Catholicism.
So, if it really is a sin to depict Mohammed, then these imams will be roasting in hell. (Unless, of course, taqqiya permits Muslims to break their own house rules for the purpose of sticking it to the infidels.)
But, that aside, the clerics’ action underlines what’s going on: the real provocateurs are the perpetually aggrieved and ever more aggressive Islamic bullies — emboldened by the silence of “moderate Muslims” and the preemptive capitulation of western media.
They lied to incite violence and in the riots that followed, at least 139 people were killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and most of all in Nigeria. In the last four and a half years, embassies have been burned in a number of countries, and muslim threats of violence against artists, newspapers, and book publishers are daily occurrences.
The above photograph shows a man in New York City wearing the most famous of the twelve Danish cartoons. It is known as Bombhead Mohammad. In 2006, I was photographing a rally of Hisbolla supporters and their American communist allies in Brooklyn. As they chanted for the death of Israel, this young Dutchman in an artistic act of defiance to Islamo-nazism approached with a video camera. He instantly received an extremely spittle laden reaction from the Islamists and Marxists. The police intervened immediately and ordered him to put away his camera and leave the area for his own safety. Two policemen guarded his back as he left the area.
Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who drew Bombhead Moe for Jyllands-Posten, has been forced to live under police protection for years. In January, 2010 he was attacked in his home by an axe-wielding Islamist. Westergaard narrowly escaped death, and police shot the Somali jihadist after he threw the axe at them.
… the assailant had close relations to Al-Shabaab, a Somali terror group, as well as to Al-Qaeda leaders in eastern Africa. He had been under surveillance by intelligence, although not in connection with any plot against Westergaard.
He has been the intended victim of at least two plots foiled by police. In one, two Tunisians planned to decapitate him in his home.
Two other would-be attackers from Chicago were charged in October with planning to kill Westergaard and Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten who has called the bomb cartoon “a great cultural icon of the 21st century”.
He puts a brave face on his plight. “At my age you are not so much afraid any more,” he told The Sunday Times last year. He has no regrets about the cartoon, whose original is locked in a bank vault, defending Denmark’s tradition of democracy and freedom of speech. He seems resigned to a life on the run. “This will go on for the rest of my life. There is no way out,” he said. TIMES UK
In 2008, another moslem group planning the cartoonists murder was detected and arrested which prompted Westergaard to create the drawing below.
Here is his description of the drawing:
“It is me on the right. My head is about to explode of anger concerning the insult to my person. At the same time I am angry about the actions of terror in New York, Madrid and London. I had a special personal relation to New York. I loved to sit in the wonderful bookstore, Borders, in the World Trade Center. To the left I have added the old drawing of Mohammad, because it started it all. The hare symbolizes my own personal courage, which is not that big. It is the part of me, which maybe prefers to get away, and that cannot control everything.” Infidel Bloggers
Sadly Westergaard’s life has been shattered and he now is trying to put the evil eastern genie back in the bottle.
Islamic terrorist intimidation has gone so far that Comedy Central TV network has now imposed censorship on the equal-opportunity offenders Matt Stone and Trey Parker for one of their milder episodes of the cartoon show South Park. In the censored episode that was aired, but later “pulled”, Buddha is shown snorting cocaine off a table while Jesus sits next to him surfing pornography on a laptop. Comedy Central did not deem those images offensive enough for censorship. Much milder images of Mohammed were blacked out by the network, and even the word Mohammed was deemed to risky to air and repeatedly bleeped. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who are from Colorado, received death threats after the program aired.
Outraged by the threats to Stone and Parker a young Seattle cartoonist named Molly Norris sent an email poster to bloggers calling them to action. She wrote: “We hereby deem May 20, 2010, as the first annual “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” Do your part to both water down the pool of targets and, oh yeah, defend a little something our country is famous for (but maybe not for long? Comedy Central cooperated with terrorists and pulled the episode) the first amendment” Her appeal went viral. A Facebook page was established, and fans linked went from 39,000 on May 18 to 52,000 May 19th. Norris has since backed away, hoping to avoid the state of terror that Westergaard lives with.
In 1999, Islamic art expert Wijdan Ali wrote a scholarly overview of the Muslim tradition of depicting Mohammed. In that essay, Ali demonstrates that the prohibition against depicting Mohammed did not arise until as late as the 16th or 17th century, despite the media’s recent false claims that it has always been forbidden for Muslims to draw Mohammed. Until comparatively recently in Islamic history, it was perfectly common to show Mohammed… Even after the 17th century, up to modern times, Islamic depictions of Mohammed (especially in Shi’ite areas) continued to be produced. – Zombietime
Mohammed said, “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women. “ Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124 of Hadith: “Sahih Al-Bukhari”
Mohammed’s teachings are included in what is called “Hadith.” The “Hadith” is a record of Mohammed’s words and deeds according to his wives, relatives, and companions. Next to the Quran, it is the most important part of Islamic law; its teachings are just as binding. Al Bukhari is accepted by most Muslims as the authentic words of Mohammed. – Islam Review
On February 17th, 2006, as cartoon anger and violence spread throughout the world, moslems in New York staged a protest in front of the Danish Consulate, near the United Nations Building. Moslem girls (photo above) were bussed from the Al-Noor school in Brooklyn to march and scream slogans in Arabic. About half the girls did not look very happy about being forced to participate. Women in Islam have good reason to fear Allah.
The International Workers’ Day march in Denver brought some colorful characters to Colorado’s Capital Building Saturday. A diverse group of Anarchists, Marxists, and Revolutionary Zapatistas joined forces to protest Arizona’s new immigration law. White skinned people dressed up as tourist trap “Aztecs” burned incense and performed a new age ritual to sanctify the march. They blessed the 4 winds, blew a conch shell and lifted a desiccated hawks wing skyward. There were about 100 marchers including children.
Colorful costumed “Aztecs” surround a Che Guevara fan with bullhorn.
This green eyed, bearded “Aztec” has a long auburn pony-tail. I think he would have been much more convincing in a Conquistador outfit.
This is his three year old son who is a good little drummer.
Dissent is the New Racism in Obama’s Post-Racial America
It’s been two weeks since the strange goings-on when Sarah Palin appeared at Boston’s Tea Party Express mega-rally. With liberals now branding entire states RACIST, what happened in Boston can provide insight about those on the left who love to hurl that charge.
On April 14th, Sarah Palin addressed the 5,000 strong Tea Party rally in Boston. Also present was a second crowd of about 150 leftists. They did not come to hear Sarah Palin, but to denounce her and the Tea Partyers as racists and sexists. They came to “crash the Tea Party” and scream out their collective maladies in front of a large press contingent eager for a negative story line.
I have witnessed and reported on a number of Tea Party rallies over the last 14 months, and what happened at the Boston Commons was new and ugly. The levity with which the words Racist, Retard, Sexist, Homophobe and Fascist are displayed by liberals is astonishing. Jonah Goldberg recently wrote “dissent has gone from being the highest form of patriotism under George W. Bush to the most common form of racism under Barack Obama.”
Fear and hatred of Sarah Palin – Palinphobia – has taken the place of Bush Derangement Syndrome as the neurotic focus for the American left. Incited by more than a year of coordinated administration/MSM hate propaganda, Tea Party crashers’ signs were only a reflection of the Democrat party’s agitprop. The level of hatred shown towards Palin in Boston rivals that shown to Ronald Reagan or George W Bush during their presidencies.
Leftists can be seen gathered around the monument on the knoll at the left in this photograph. They mixed with the Tea Party down the Boston Commons slope, and harassed and infiltrated the back of the main crowd. Many of the signs seen ringing the crowd are “crasher” signs. Tea Party patriots moved to cover the rally’s rear and flanks with their own signs to counter the leftist signs.
This sign sums up the general tone expressed by the Tea Party crashers. To my eye the crashers fit into 3 group-types.
Group #1 – Young Obama-worshipping internet surfers who view Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central as trusted news sources. Partying/getting high, TV and computer life take up most of their time. Many were noticeably stoned.
Group #2 – Labour union radicals with printed astroturf signs. Angry and eager to please Obama and his union-boss allies, they have been lurking around Tea Party rallies since last summer. Communist Party USA members have been campaigning side by side with the unions since the CPUSA first endorsed Obama in 2008. Of the three groups, these are the ones most likely to behave violently towards Tea Partyers.
Group #3 – The “anti-war”, Bushitler crowd who rally behind various communist organizations. The line where “pacifism” stops and “death to America/Israel” starts is hardly visible in this crowd. They are distressed by the lack of big anti-war rallies over the last year and a half since Obama won the election. They are also conflicted about their loyalty to Obama since he and Biden are now claiming macho bragging rights for progress in “Bush’s wars”. They find Palin who is clear speaking in her support of Americas military efforts very hate-worthy. Continue reading CRASHERS, PALINPHOBES and COMMUNISTS at BOSTON’S TEA PARTY