Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Peacenik Protesters attack Iraq War Veteran and Family!!

So, the Pro-Warmonger Crowd is resorting to a tried and true method of resolving differing points of view: demonize the enemy with propaganda.

From the 04/22/08 Gathering of Eagles story:
Two of the female ‘peace’ protesters then attacked the veteran’s wife. When the veteran pulled one of those attackers off his wife he was jumped by four or five of the ‘peace’ people and knocked to the ground where they held him while beating him and smashing his eyeglasses.

The son pulled the remaining attacker off his mother, but the attacker managed to get in one last kick to his mother’s head with her boot. She then punched the son in his face while his mother called the police.

This all took place at a busy intersection, the mother had been knocked into the street in bumper to bumper traffic. People were visible in the windows of shops and a bar nearby.

When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing! Officers, that is an assault! (emphasis mine)

I think the last paragraph probably holds the truth about the whole situation. This "story" appears to be propaganda. There is no way the "peacenik" protester spit in the face of someone right in front of an officer and nothing happened. It's more likely a fictitious add on to further demonize the cowardly traitorous American-Hating Pro-Terrorist Liberal.

Read the language of the story, the choice of words is specifically chosen to inflame emotions: Attacked, Jumped, Smashing, One Last Kick.

If, and that is a highly dubious if, all of this fighting took place there would be evidence. Boot impressions, scraps or cuts on fingers and knuckles, bruises and red marks on face, arms, chest, legs. Since the story states no arrests were made it leads me to conclude there was not enough, if any, evidence. Or there was no Probable Cause for an arrest for a battery.

This line makes me wonder who the aggressor actually was...
One of the police was very aggressive toward the veteran and his family as if they were the attackers!

Why? What other evidence or witness testimony did the responding officers uncover which doesn't conform to the right wing propaganda story of "Traitorous Leftists Attack Veteran Story"?

To complete the Call to Action against the Hate America Firsters the following is thrown in at the end:

Last month another person or persons unknown detonated an improvised explosive device at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square.

Persons unknown = Everyone who is against the Iraq War. It is possible, even likely, the bomb planter at the Recruiting Station was an agent provocateur.

Now, a confrontation may actually have occurred. The problem is in any fight it's always the other guy who started it and everyone lies to the police. But, the whole point of this story is to spread it throughout the collective unconscious of the people. More and more people will post and re-post and cross post the propaganda with out investigating the actual incident and it will become an internet truth.

Uber-Patriot Melanie Morgan has already reposted this story on her 'I'm a Better American Than You' Website.

Update 2:
The reposting continues: Here the Pirate Man-Woman Blog knows exactly what happened after the altercation, "What is the most pathetic about the situation is the clearly corrupt “police officer” that showed up on the scene. That guy deserves to be fired."

Yeah, right. I'm sure. This coming from someone who apparently endorses Rush Limbaugh's calls for Riots. You gonna be upset with Rush when good cops get hurt dealing with the riots, started by Rush's agent provocateurs?


LT Nixon said...

It's hard to say who is right and who is wrong in situations like these. I should start going to these things when I get back to the states, just as an observer. I just don't support violence of any kind in a proper democracy.

Grung_e_Gene said...

LT, thanks for stopping by. The problem always, always arises with the dilemma is violence ever justified. That is a separate issue.

With this report I have the nagging feeling the writer is not be truthful with the events. No arrests?

That leads me to believe the incident did not unfold like the writer claims.

But, it fits very nicely into some peoples already preconceived notions of what it means to be Anti-War. And as such because fodder for the echo chamber.

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, right. I'm sure. This coming from someone who apparently endorses Rush Limbaugh's calls for Riots. You gonna be upset with Rush when good cops get hurt dealing with the riots. started by Rush's agent provocateurs?"

Wow, you're a blatant liar. Read the post you linked to, doesn't say anything about inciting riots. Rush's statements don't call for riots, they're pointing out that only one side of the political spectrum uses the riots.

Grung_e_Gene said...


You are free to remain ignorant of Limbaugh and only post a small section of his comments while ignoring the context.

"I am dreaming of riots in Denver." ~ Limbaugh

The meaning is clear. Limbaugh is hoping for riots, in order to denigrate his political opponents and doesn't care who gets hurt in the process.