Watch and read here (hat tip: Memeorandum) about video captured from the recent left wing anti-Koch protests in which liberals militantly marched against the Koch brothers (David and Charles) because they’re rich and donate heavily to conservative causes. Keep in mind that the group behind the protests, Common Cause, is financed by … billianaire liberal George Soros. Go figure.
Anyway, Human Events’ John Hayward describes what takes place on the video:
These protests are not intellectual disagreements with the Koch brothers, but rather furious denunciations of their very right to engage in the democratic process. For example, an L.A. Times article about a January 31 protest outside the Koch estate included this quote from a demonstrator: “We cannot have democracy unless everyone has a voice. Donors like the Koch brothers are drowning us out. Their voices are louder.” Ah, the redistribution of free speech. Of course it involves gags.
Even less tolerant and inclusive were the remarkable statements issued by the charming attendees of this event, who had a few things to say about people other than Charles and David Koch. They’re very unhappy with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for example, because of his role in the Citizens United case, which upheld the rights of corporate free speech.
After some mood-setting whines about the “racist tea party,” various members of the lily-white Uncloak Koch crowd suggested Justice Thomas should be “put back in the fields,” or we should “cut of his toes one by one and feed them to him,” “string him up,” or “torture” him. One of these lovely folk even suggested hanging Thomas’ wife along with him.
The fascinating thing about this video clip is how casual the lefty nitwits are about dishing out savage and violent racism toward Clarence Thomas. They think it’s funny. They don’t expect to be called on it, or worry about discrediting their movement. They know the mainstream press has their backs, and they’re very comfortable chatting about their summary judgment to strip Thomas of his humanity.
Are there racists who are also Tea Partiers? Of course. As the video proves, there are racists everywhere… even on the Left. Do those racists speak for the entire movement? Of course not. Do those racists represent even a significant portion of the movement? Only insofar as the racists in the video above represent a significant portion of the Left. But that has never stopped the Left from hurling their accusations against the entire conservative movement or the Tea Party, has it?
Let’s just imagine if the video above was taken during a Tea Party rally and several participants stated that a sitting US Supreme Court Justice should be sent “back to the fields” or “strung up”. Picture the news coverage. Predict what Chris Matthews or Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann (if he still had a show) would be saying right now and over the next few days. It would be non-stop. Democrat Congressional members would be using the tape as “proof” of what is really behind the opposition to ObamaCare or any other piece of legislation they want to get passed.
“The racist Tea Party.” That’s all you’d hear.
Many Leftists still try to suggest that the media is not overwhelmingly Leftist. If that were true, you wouldn’t be hearing about the racists at the Uncloak Koch event on the web for the first time.
Move along here, nothing to see …