Monday, November 16, 2009

Leftist Bloggers Applaud Anti-American Radical Who Infiltrated Minnesota Tea Party

It's not even a fine line. It's one thing to be anti-racist (i.e., to oppose racial prejudice and discrimination, as does the overwhelming majority of American citizens); and it's quite another to be anti-American (i.e., to excoriate the United States as an illegitimate regime of racism, sexism, and colonialist exploitation, as does the neo-communist left).

It turns out that hardline leftist blogs
Crooks and Liars, Daily Kos, and Think Progress are cheering a communist radical who infiltrated a Minnesota tea party on November 14th. The activist, "Robert Erickson," launched an anti-immigration speech that shifted to an explicitly anti-American screed with passages that could have been lifted from an International ANSWER manifesto or Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

And in fact, Fight Back!, a communist "people's" website has a report on the story, "
Anti-Immigrant 'Tea Party' Confronted in St. Paul," and a Minnesota hardline communist and pro-amnesty group, the Immigrant Rights Action Coalition, sponsored the "speech" by "Robert Erickson." The Twin-Cities Indy-Media blog has an entry as well, "Anti-Racists Steal the Show at White Supremacist 'Tea Party Against Amnesty'." And Daily Kos provides this video:

But notice the text of the speech, especially the extremist repudiation of the United States at the conclusion (which I've highlighted in bold):

Hi, my name is Robert Erickson and I’m really excited to be here. Its people like all of you, and events like this that make our country great! Give yourselves a round of applause!

I just want to talk about a couple themes this afternoon because I love this country and I want to see America be the best place it can be.

Mr. Gutierrez is getting ready to propose an immigration bill in just a few short days, and we have to make sure he knows that we want a bill that’s tough on immigration. Now is the time for us to stand up and make our voices heard!

In Minneapolis, where I’m from, we have a huge immigrant population that’s been causing a number of problems. With the economy in recession, and so many people getting laid off, and unable to find work, immigrants should not be competing for the few jobs that are out there. Its just not fair to the folks who have a claim to this land and the right to be here. All across America, they are contributing to the flooding of our job markets making it hard for American’s to find jobs. Well I’m fed up and its time to let our politicians know that enough is enough, and we’re not gonna take it any more!

We need to secure our borders to protect our country. We need to restore order and put an end to the anarchy that’s sweeping the nation. We need tougher immigration laws to make sure that we send these people back where they came from. We need to protect the sovereignty of the real Americans. We need to hold our politicians accountable.

Its no secret that with an invasion of immigrants, comes waves of crime. We see them involved in massive theft, in murder, and bringing diseases like smallpox, which is responsible for the death of millions of Americans. These aren’t new problems though, they have been going on for hundreds of years, and continue to this day.

I say its time for us to say enough is enough! Are you with me? Are you with me? Lets send these European immigrants back where they came from! I don’t care if they are Polish, Irish, English, Italian, or Norwegian! European immigrants are responsible for the most violent and heinus crimes in the history of the world, including genocide and slavery! Its time to restore the sovereignty of people native to this land! I want more workplace raids, starting with the big banks downtown. There are thousands of illegals working in those buildings, hiding in their offices, and taking Dakota jobs. Let's round them up and ship them out. Then we need to hit them at home where they sleep, I don’t care if we separate families, they should have known better when they came here illegally!

If we aren't able to stand up to these European immigrants, who can we stand up to? We need to send every one of them back home, right now.

Thank you very much, and we’ll see you in the streets!

Columbus go home! Columbus go home! Columbus go home!

Look, I'll be honest: I've been to enough tea parties to know that sometimes the sound systems are poor and a good many of the speeches are dry, especially from someone who would be a no-name like "Robert Erickson" (the difference, of course, is that the tea partiers are patriots). Plus, the Minnesota gig was a small gathering of about 40 people, and most likely few in the audience were really listening carefully to this man's unoriginal speech, and thus his concluding repudiation of America. If they had (and for example, if I would have been in attendance), it's unlikely this guy would have been able to finish his talk. Organizers for the local events I've worked with have in fact been prepared for counter-protests and radical pranksters. My homies really don't cotton to folks like this, and some of the town hall events locally were tense protests with conservatives facing off against ObamaCare's communist contingents (see, "Astroturf at Adam Schiff Town Hall: ACORN, AARP, Organizing for America, SEIU, and Stalinist Apparatchiks for ObamaCare!").

And recall that I actually know a little about what it's like to infilitrate behind partisan enemy lines. While it was the Minnesota tea partiers WHO POLITELY ATTENTED TO THIS COMMUNIST'S anti-American harangue, at the ANSWER events I've covered in recent months, it was THESE GROUPS' PARTY CADRES WHO who excoriated the United States, called for the defeat of the American "
empire" in Afghanistan, and exclaimed "'we need to take 'em down!" while decrying the "racist" American regime.

And what's really cool here is that
Crooks and Liars, Daily Kos, and Think Progress are all pretty much down with that!


Reliapundit said...


EDGE said...

It's time for a revolution my friend.

haloka said...

Dude, move out of the 1960s! All the coolest America-haters like Robert Erickson are anarchists now!

Credit where credit is due pls!

Dan Stevens said...

LMAO, nice spin.
I notice that you left out the part where this anti-American speech was getting applause from the anti-immigration protesters there until they figured out the joke.

Anonymous said...

Check out the NEW VIDEO here for crowd reaction and better angles - HD

Dave said...

What these freedom-hating pinheads fail to understand is that we who seek to uphold the laws of our land are not anti-immigrant, but anti-illegal immigrant.

Problem is, these idiots like "Robert Erickson" lack the intelligence to make the distinction.

And, given the racist history of communism itself (never mind their well documented mass murdering of homosexuals), I always LMAO when one of these self-proclaimed commies accuse others of racism.

Then again, liberals are self-loathers who are afflicted with a self-destructive mental disorder. I just wish these worthless POS moochers would stop trying to take the rest of us down with them.