Leaving the sane world behind, I crossed into the parallel topsy-turvy universe of Moonbat-land, where Bush Derangement Syndrome reigned supreme. Bush is their Satan. Not Saddam. Not Bin Laden. Not Zarqawi. This totem was hoisted to mark their boundary.
Now I'm inside the hive. Note the Workers World Party banner. The WWP is the covert parent of the ANSWER organizers.
One of the many ironies of this "peace" demonstration is that the FBI considers the WWP, the shadowy mastermind of this demonstration, to be a terrorist organization. FBI Director Louis Freeh stated to the US Senate in 2001 that the Workers World Party was a "domestic terrorist group,"
adding, "Anarchists and extremist socialist groups — many of which, such as the Workers World Party, have an international presence and, at times, also represent a potential threat in the United States
." Is it a surprise that terrorists protest the war against terror? Why do so many liberals march to the tune of terrorists who wish to destroy America? Ignorance or treason, take your pick.
The fact is that the Stalinists who organize these "anti-war" marches are not for peace, not against war, but against America. Christopher Hitchens made the point more explicitly in his piece "Anti-War, My Foot
" two years ago and called the organizers "phoney peaceniks." However, the whole scam still works with the help of the liberal media, which is sympathetic to the radical program.
Organizing a big demonstration like this costs from $50,000 to $200,000 to pay for parade permits, advertising, professionally produced and printed protest signs, chartering buses, renting the stage, generators, public address systems, Port-A-Johns, et al. The March On The Pentagon cost the ANSWER commies $80,000
, according to Brian Becker, comrade-in-chief of ANSWER. Where does that money come from?Herbert Romerstein
, investigator for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and former head of the Office to Counter Soviet Active Measures at the U.S. Information Agency, "It's a reality in politics -- there's no such thing as a spontaneous demonstration. Somebody has to pay for them. Somebody has to have organization. Workers World [Party] has that. Workers World is totally subservient to the government of North Korea. What we don't know is if there's money coming in
Romerstein points out that the WWP is awfully small to be so rich: "It's just a couple of hundred people. They maintain a weekly newspaper. They have headquarters in New York and offices around the country. They put on demonstrations. How do you pay for all that?"
Good question. WWP/ANSWER put on not just the Washington march but simultaneous marches in other major cities around the US, perhaps a million bucks worth of marches.
Romerstein provides the answer for ANSWER's money: "No very radical group in the U.S. has been able to exist for very long without direct foreign support
." Brian Becker
, the spokes-Marxist for International A.N.S.W.E.R.
, member of the Secretariat of the Workers World Party
, is a frequent visitor to North Korea, where he declares his support for the worker's paradise and issues communiques claiming America started the Korean War by invading the north
The old Communist Party of the USA got its money from the Soviet Union, a million bucks a year smuggled across the Canadian border in suitcases. Wacky evil dictator Kim Jong-Il may consider a million bucks in cash to ANSWER a good deal for political agitprop to promote North Korea. Kim earns his hard cash by counterfeiting US hundred dollar bills, growing opium in North Korea for export, drug smuggling through its embassies, selling nuclear bomb technology, and selling Scud missiles. Dirty money funds ANSWER.
ANSWER refuses to answer the questions about its source of cash. It is the only major anti-war movement that does not openly declare its financial sponsors. They're hiding something. Fortunately, the Patriot Act allows the FBI to more aggressively investigate such funding, which is undoubtedly why ANSWER objects to it.
The Truthers were all over Moonbat-land like maggots in a stinking dead fish.
The Truthers insanely believe that America attacked itself on Sep 11 and THEY CAN PROVE IT, although the proof is basically lunatic ranting that never ends, constructed of half-assed factoids they've cobbled together in a spider-web of conspiracy. It's painful on the ears but apparently quite the cutting edge of thought in the radical world, whose universe is constructed of such dark and impossible conspiracies.
The one redeeming feature of the Truthers is the realization that if these kooks fall for the Truther crap, they'll fall for anything. These are the kids who lost their lunch money to classmates who said they'd introduce them to Batman. These are the guys who dug bomb shelters and bought pallets of C-rations during the Y2K scare, fearful that when the computer dates clicked over to 2000 ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE! These are the guys who own the title to the Brooklyn Bridge. Their lives must be a hell of their own invention.
One of many commies peddling socialist rags. This paper wants Mumia, the cop-killer, to be set free, presumably because there are a lot of cops left to shoot.
Get your Marxist propaganda here! Of course, the Staff here at Conservative Propaganda views competing propaganda with elitist disdain. Our propaganda is so much better than theirs and half the price! We stack it deeper and sell it cheaper!
These particular idiots are the Internationalist Group
who "fights for international socialist revolution, the conquest of power by the working class, led by its Leninist party, championing the cause of all the oppressed. At a time when the capitalist rulers trumpet the supposed “death of communism,” we say that communism lives in the struggles of the working class and the program of its vanguard
There were a lot of people at the ANSWER rally who were full of shit. By that, of course, I mean people other than me.
The "Party For Socialism & Liberation" pitched their tent at the rally. However, my reading of history is that when it comes to socialism and liberation, it's usually one or the other. They're mutually exclusive.
After the malign nonsense of the Truthers and Marxists, it was almost refreshing to see just plain old goofy hippie pacifism. It cleansed the palate. Wave your freak flag high and proud, buddy, and sing, "By the time we got to Woodstock ...."
The media claims that 30,000 protestors showed up for the rally, which was clearly false. This is ANSWER's rally space which I calculate would hold a maximum of 26,000 people if packed into three foot square boxes. As you can see, they could only fill up one end of it with their crowd. Usually, ANSWER can draw about 30,000 to 50,000 and then claims half a million. Just an eyeball estimate places their crowd at a fraction of the claimed 30,000. The crowd was so thin that ANSWER could only inflate their estimate by three or four times instead of the usual ten.
One of the main themes of the demonstration was to free the Cuban Five
, who are Cuban spies caught in Miami. One of them infiltrated the Brothers to the Rescue
group, Cuban expatriates who flew covert missions to Cuba in civilian aircraft to rescue Cubans seeking to flee to America. He told the Cuban government when they were coming. Cuban MiGs shot down two of the light planes, killing four people. The other four spies were caught transmiting two thousand pages of information they got from American military bases back to Cuba. All five of them are guilty as hell and in prison where they belong.
Cuba is mounting a disinformation campaign to free its spies, with the help of ANSWER. Fidel is probably tossing them some money to fund their protest. Those professionally-done banners and slick posters cost bucks. I doubt that one protestor in a thousand could tell you who the Cuban Five were.
American flags were in short supply in Moonbat-land, but every other flag could be found in abundance. Flying above are the flags of Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Iraq again.
The LaRouchies were there, happy to demonize their political opponents. It's Cheney, this time. If you disagree with them, you could be next.
Here in plain language is the main message of the demonstration: Cut off all money for the war and pull the troops out unconditionally. Simply put, unconditional surrender. Nobody, not even the radicals, believe that withdrawing our troops in Iraq will lead to peace. Everybody knows that our GIs are the thin green line in Iraq holding off the Baathist mass-murderers and the jihadi head-cutters. If they leave, Iraq will become a hell on Earth for ordinary Iraqis, a paradise for the insurgents. Nothing so transparently signals the demonstration's desire for America to lose and take innocent Iraqis down with it. They want the insurgents to win.
This buffoon was standing near the Lincoln Memorial, an example of how the radical extremists in this march supported the troops, as they smarmily claimed. It seems unlikely that any soldier would appreciate mocking the wounded. What is especially despicable here is this guy paraded out past real wounded soldiers, some in wheelchairs, who were gathered around the Lincoln Memorial to counter-protest. Can you imagine what some guy who survived an IED but lost his buddies would think when he saw this grotesque jackass? In your face, GI.
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