One year, one month and fifteen days. Zero. The first is how long I’ve been writing here, and the second is how many times I’ve been invited to film an AATTP exclusive of a series of Tea Partiers delivering Anti-Muslim hate speech at an all-white Ohio klan rally.
Prager and Jason get to have all the fun.
Look guys, I get it; some of us work freelance, so we’re kind of prostitutes by definition. And NOBODY wants to take a hooker to the ball. Fine. But when they gather at a coal-company-funded rally on the steps of the Clairsville, Ohio courthouse, and openly call Muslims “a scourge on the Earth“…don’t you think you could at least let the hooker sit in the car?
It’s not like I’m asking you to buy dinner.
Along the way today, we’ve posted various videos of Senior Ed. Troyan and writer John Prager having fun at this klan rally –err, “Tea Party Event” — in Ohio. Highlights include Prager getting shoved for being the Press, and Jason getting hulked over by a confused gorilla. Indeed, some of the fun went down during the day, but it was only after dark when the true hateful malice set in.
It was only in the dim light where the crowd turned into a seething mob, repeating after the gentleman every hateful word like really stupid zombies. In this footage, you can almost feel the impending chaos, panic, death and violence erupt into a fiery geyser of racist hatred.
And I. Wasn’t. Invited.
But, dear reader, looks like you are. Enjoy the horror that is today’s typical right-wing hate speech. I’m going to put on my red dress, listen to “Fancy” eight times , and go be nice to the gentlemen.
Mamma said they’ll move me uptown.
“I don’t know if you know that a man by the name of Barry Obama…Barack HUSSEIN Obama…I don’t know if you KNOW that there are probably close to 17 of the Muslim Brotherhood working in HIGH places in our government.”
Quick Fact-Check: This is a completely unproven conspiracy theory that was circulated by email. There are Muslims working for the government, and a few of them have been critical of Israel…because, people are entitled to their beliefs and opinions. But not a single one of them is proven to have any connection to the Muslim Brotherhood. And most of those worth mentioning are born American citizens whose parents immigrated here decades ago. That’s why Rafael had to say “probably”…he knows he’s lying, and can’t back up the slander.
“I don’t know if you KNOW…that all Mooslem charities are being protected.”
Quick Fact Check: Yes, they are, by a coalition of the charities themselves. After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. started freezing the bank accounts of Muslim charities on the premise that they were all funding “terrorists.” In reality, the majority were legitimate charities equivalent to the Salvation Army. The National Council of Muslim Public Affairs (MPAC) is a non-governmental PAC formed by those charities, and has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as being “part of the solution” to terrorism.
“There’s never been a SCOURGE in the world like the Muslims.” Applause. “Is there a peaceful Muslim? Probably. But let me tell you, they don’t practice their religion if they’re peaceful, because it’s embedded in their religion. If you read and you study, you will find that out. They can do ANYTHING, including cutting off people’s heads.”
Yes, cutting off people’s heads, as a form of violence, does seem to be embedded in their religion. Kind of like stoning witches and homosexuals, murdering babies, decimating entire cities and killing everything that breathes, and beating slaves are embedded in a couple other religious texts we know of.
“You know what’s going to happen to America in the next few years? I want you to understand me: Bad things are going to happen to nice people. It’s coming. You better get close to God.”
Yes, bad things are going to happen to nice people…sounds like Muslims, primarily.