This blog responds to Karen Young’s BigIdeasForObama post, detailing a 61-year-old Librarian’s ejection from a McCain rally:
Progress Now captured this video of Carole Kreck, a 61 year librarian, waiting in line this morning at the Denver Center for Performing Arts to attend the John McCain town hall meeting. She held a sign that said “McCain = Bush.” She was on public property at an event that was open to the public. So much for “Freedom of Speech”.
McCain’s security detail told her to leave. The police were called and they issued her a ticket for trespassing and escorted her out.
I don’t mean to tone down anyone’s indignation, but unless I don’t recall correctly, this has been standard far right procedure at least since Bush first ran for the presidency.
If I recall correctly, they as much as cordoned off a huge area of San Francisco so he could make an appearance, un-begrudged by we the people. They were emptying town after town while he made the first appearances to promote facades about Iraq. I’m not even sure he could get away with that any more, but the general rule is that if you’re not a certified sheeple, you can’t even watch.
What you really ought to be pissed about is that this is a blatant effort which in fact (see the video) is so thorough that as this woman herself questions, *anything* which could possibly be construed to express opposition to the candidate is purged not just from the eventual “rally,” but from the outside area, *preceding* the “rally.” So subtle is the message of her sight, we can’t even be sure this woman was protesting McCain. But as this video clearly demonstrates, there’s a concentrated, orchestrated effort to make it look like no one can see through the veil; that no one knows better.
Somewhere I have a gruesome picture tucked away of a young lady shot by rubber *shotgun* bullets, used to disburse “protestors.” You have to have a permit for that now. No peaceable assembly without a permit. Yep. She was shot in the face with a 12 gauge; and it’s a good thing I wasn’t there. There’s no reason for this but extreme orchestrated efforts to subdue the people.
To be fair, most of us probably remember the taser incident, where a student asked Senator Kerry about capitulating to Bush’s stealing of the election. Kerry should have jumped off that stage and rescued that young man, especially since he intended to answer the question.
This is going on right and left in our country. There’s thousands of documented incidents where for instance you might have hundreds of Ron Paul supporters alongside a half-dozen Giuliani folks. What happens?
The mainstream media guys come along shoot three seconds of the Giuliani supporters all artificially crowded together, so it looks like there must be hundreds of them. Right there, somebody else is shooting the whole thing on video, and pans from the facade of Giuliani support to the hundreds of RP folks everywhere, where RP is barred from the debate; and in truth, the only reason Giuliani has a spot at that orchestrated, stymied event is he’s a plausible figurehead for the party dogma, which is just a facade to present the sheeple on the right.
Sure, they’re going to keep everybody who might even ask a reasonable question out of the facade if they can. The greatest enemy of oppression is the truth, because always, always, always, there are many of us, and so few of “them.” What they’re really, direly afraid of here, is that we the people will restore the political roots of our revolution. They’re so afraid, they cannot even tolerate the *possible* message of this gentle old woman. The police no longer serve the people; they serve the oppressors.
Thanks to Karen, including for the title.