Saturday, May 17, 2014

American Spring - "30 million 'patriots' taking over Washington D.C."

One of these, the million trucker take-over of D.C. that was threatened in October 2013, set to take place over three days, six people showed up the first day, and no one the other days. (image, left)

Then there was another one in November, associated with joke-of-a-lawyer Larry Klayman; that failed utterly. (image, below)
Klayman failed event
This one claimed 30 million patriots were going to rise up in the 2nd American revolution, taking over D.C., and about the same proportion of people showed up.

Perfect example of Republican math, where numbers don't have an actual numerical value, or any relation to the objective reality most of us live in.

Perhaps, like their rejection of science, the radical right rejects simple arithmetic and counting?

Like the loser government shut down by the teabaggers in Congress, to repeal Obamacare, this accomplished NOTHING, other than to be an embarrassment to the radical right -- if they had sufficient conscience and integrity to feel shame when they did something wrong or stupid.

Not mentioned below is that Harry Riley the organizer of this particular fizzle is a retired U.S. army officer, profiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Watch:
A 76-year-old retired U.S. Army colonel is planning an event in Washington, D.C., on May 16, that he hopes will attract millions of antigovernment patriots voicing a “simple demand” – the resignations of President Obama and ranking members of Congress.
Harry G. Riley tells Hatewatch his “Operation American Spring” is attracting widespread militia support and will be the sequel to last month’s Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada, “forcing the government thugs to back down in the face of ‘We the People.’”
“It does embolden me and gives me courage,” Riley said of the Bundy standoff, that ended with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management calling off its roundup of the rancher’s cattle for non-payment of grazing fees. Much of Bundy’s support evaporated when he made racist comments.
Riley said the effort is also getting support from the Tea Party, Gun Owners of America, the Save America Foundation and Overpasses for America – an antigovernment group whose stated goal is “restoring the republic.”
Riley, describing himself as “in alliance with the Tea Party,” wouldn’t estimate how many of his fellow patriots will meet him in Washington, D.C.  “It could be anywhere from a few to several million,” Riley said.
It is worth noting that this and other groups track back their awareness of when things went to hell, necessitating this 'taking back' of America by white people dates back five years or so ........which coincides with when Obama was first elected president.  But we are supposed to believe that there is nothing racist in the views of Conservatives?  I would argue that racists, themselves,  are not reliable sources for an evaluation of who is or is not racist.

Here is the coverage from right wing watch:
Conservative activists including Jim Garrow, Erik Rush and Paul Vallely are pushing a rally called Operation American Spring demanding the overthrow of President Obama. Of course, in November, Larry Klayman held a similar rally calling for Obama’s ousting that he hoped would draw millions of people, but only drew about one hundred Tea Party activists.

The organizer, Harry Riley, predicts that “millions of Americans will participate” but warns that “patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated” and harassed by the government. After successfully overthrowing Obama, the group hopes to install a right-wing tribunal led by the likes of Allen West and Ted Cruz.

“[I]t will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured,” writes the organizer. “If that’s what it will take to save our nation, do we have any choice? Freedom loving Americans will say there is no choice, we must begin the second American Revolution.”

I don’t consider the operation I’m working on as my initiative. A number of us have settled on an approach which we call OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING(OAS). It’s modeled after the people in Egypt(Cairo) who said “enough is enough” and went to the streets by the millions and stayed there until a resolution. We surely in America are saying “enough is enough”. That’s what we’re doing with OAS. It’s not the typical “go to D.C. for a day” and then go home, and we’re not having stages, speakers, etc in our plan. If someone else want to do that, have at it. We’re going with millions in the streets for a day or two and then leave a million or so in D.C. for weeks, months, whatever it takes. We’ll interfere with traffic, bridges, make our mandate known and stay there until..........?


Millions of Americans will participate.

American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.

Government is not the target, it is sound; corrupt and criminal leadership must be removed.

Those in power will not hesitate to use force against unarmed patriots exercising their constitutional rights.

Patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated.

There is no hope given today’s technology of secrecy for the effort nor do we want it secret.

Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, Issa, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.

There is not much time and the only planning necessary is to select a starting date, which we have done, and then show up in Washington, D.C. on that date, and plan to stay for the duration. The goal is restoring the US Constitution as the law of the land, removing the lawless leadership. Will this be a cake-walk? No, it will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured. If that’s what it will take to save our nation, do we have any choice? Freedom loving Americans will say there is no choice, we must begin the second American Revolution. Not with guns, but with millions of Americans demanding a return to constitutional government and the resignation of Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi and Holder as a start...then the constitutional restoration process can begin. An AMERICAN SPRING can be avoided only if the above mentioned officials resign.

Bwa ha hahaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha h ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa(breathe) haaaaaaHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.  Dream on, conservatives; dig in deeper to your delusional alternate reality.  You're failing, utterly, epically, in the real world.

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