Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House: “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that…”.
Barbara Boxer, D-CA: Townhall protesters are “too well dressed…” to be real.
The fascist is whoever is trying to shut you up, shut you down, dis-employ you, silence you, cripple you or marginalize you for the crime of daring to fall out of step with the party and the conventional wisdom. Beware of them.
Clearly things are being ratcheted up; I saw a pdf last night (linked here) written by a left-wing blog and using incendiary themes that I found more than a little alarming. These people are using the language of war, and they are determined that their remaking of America will not be denied. Be safe, be smart, do not allow yourself to be baited into behavior that will play for the Obama-press and their cameras, and bring your own cameras, too!
Expect town hall meetings to be infiltrated by folks pretending to be from the right, and behaving in a nutty or radical way. Don’t let yourself be baited into behavior the media will use against you. Whatever you do, be safe. Remember Martin Luther King and his non-violent way; when Democrats like Bull Connor became aggressive towards him and his movement, it did not play well in the minds of Americans.
Why are the people in revolt?: Victor Davis Hanson explains.
How to dress like a REAL Grass-roots activist“The Crushing of Dissent”. From April, but worth reading, again. “Crushing of Dissent” is a catchphrase from the Bush-era protests by the left, who manged to protest, send emails and have “casual conversations” about Bush policy (without having their remarks and emails forwarded to the White House for an as-yet undeclared purpose) and yet insisted that their dissent was being “crushed.” Can we say “projection“? I thought we could.
Byron York: “…the laws involved mean that the information obtained by the White House could not only be secret but permanent. A dissident database, in whatever precise form it ultimately takes, could be around for a long time to come.”
If you feel like your government has disdain for you, you’re not completely wrong.