Posts Tagged violent protests
A little bit ago, I mentioned (via Hot Air) the curious case of how the SEIU bussed in a bunch of “protesters” to the home of an executive for Bank of America. A few interesting points were relevant here, including 1) the thinly veiled threat of violence that such a mob represents, 2) the intimidation factor of singling out a person’s private residence, and 3) the extortion factor, for the SEIU owes Bank of America around 90 million dollars.
Needless to say, I cannot think of any case in which showing up at someone’s private residence to protest the company that person works for is a valid political expression, especially when you bus in a few hundred people for it. That is nothing more that intimidation and the threat of mob violence, which unfortunately is par for the course for the political tactics of the Left. Read the rest of this entry »
Hot Air has this charming story of unions and left-wing intimidation tactics, as a mob of SEIU “protesters” gather on the front lawn of the private residence of a Bank of America executive, terrifying his son. An account of the mob by Fox News contributor Nina Easton, who lives next door, is included:
Waving signs denouncing bank “greed,” hordes of invaders poured out of 14 school buses, up Baer’s steps, and onto his front porch. As bullhorns rattled with stories of debtor calls and foreclosed homes, Baer’s teenage son Jack — alone in the house — locked himself in the bathroom. “When are they going to leave?” Jack pleaded when I called to check on him…
Now this event would accurately be called a “protest” if it were taking place at, say, a bank or the U.S. Capitol. But when hundreds of loud and angry strangers are descending on your family, your children, and your home, a more apt description of this assemblage would be “mob.” Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise, and it worked-even on the police. A trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might “incite” these trespassers.
Par for the course of leftist politics. Violence and intimidation are standard tactics employed by the left, which can’t seem to gather popular support for its policies through reason and open discussion. So it relies upon terrorizing the teenage son of a bank exec to get its message across.
Of course, the story is much more interesting that that: it appears that the SEIU is specifically targeting Bank of America because the SEIU owes BoA some 90 million dollars. So not only is this a model of political intimidation, but a financial one as well.
So as some on the left have predicted, the hateful rhetoric of the Republican Party has led to an outbreak of right-wing violence in New Orleans.
Hey, those people don’t seem very right wing … Read the rest of this entry »
It always amuses me how anarchism is supposed to be opposed to a massive growth of government and intrusion of government into people’s lives, yet so many self-described anarchists are die-hard socialists.
Jawa Report covers the call to fight the evil racist class oppressors of the Tea Party:
On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States. The organizers of this nationwide day of protest call it a tea party. This tea party movement that emerged only a year ago is a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.[...] Read the rest of this entry »
Maxine Waters has decries the Tea Party protests as “outrageous” and supported the demonstrably false media meme that Tea Partiers are a dangerous group. But lost in her rhetoric in how scary those dastardly Tea Partiers are for showing up with signs and waving flags, is the fact that Waters supported “outrageous” behavior — in the form of riots — back in 1992, when she stood to gain political clout from it.
“The Tea Party emerges as not only outrageous, but they have turned up the volume in ways that even Code Pink have not been able to do,” Rep. Maxine Waters said the other day on MSNBC. A video (warning: some adult language) from Breitbart.tv has been making the rounds interspersing quotes from that MSNBC interview with clips from a 2007 “antiwar” rally where Waters fulminated about then-President Bush and other members of his administration.
The Breitbart video very effectively makes the case that Waters is guilty of hypocrisy. Her behavior at the rally is at least as unattractive as her description of the tea partiers’ conduct. On the other hand, so what? When has a politician ever complained about the other side’s incivility without being guilty of hypocrisy? Read the rest of this entry »
Evan Coyne Maloney runs the political website/blog/twitter feed at Brain Terminal, and is also co-founder of an independent film company known as On the Fence Films, which produced the spectacular documentary on political bias on college campuses, Indoctrinate U. If you’re not familiar with his work, I highly recommend you check some of his stiff out.
Maloney first caught my attention before the Iraq War, when he infiltrated some of the anti-war protests and filmed the antics there. He has since filmed at several protests, cataloging the rhetoric displayed at these events. And given the sudden concern that the left-wing media have over the supposedly over-the-top and hateful sentiments at the Tea Party protests, Maloney is the perfect guy to remind the left of the recent past that they never seemed to want to notice while it was happening, and are eager to forget about now. Read the rest of this entry »
That gem of the Democratic Party, Alan Grayson, made an impassioned cry against the “fear and hatred” of the Republican Party. Grayson then went on to demonstrate the civility of the left by calling for the complete elimination of Republicans.