Thanks for posting this. What a shame more people didn’t get to know Terry Anderson. We’re coming any day to the 2 yr anniversary of loosing him. And every Sunday night without his show is still a great disappointment.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
In Memory and appreciation, we lost a patriot - Terry Anderson
Once in a while, we are lucky enough to have SPECIAL people cross our paths. Seven years ago, I turned the radio on to the unforgettable voice of Terry Anderson admonishing the ‘stupid people of America!’ Every Sunday night, many of us tuned in. We were entertained, we were taught and we became friends with one of the most patriotic activists to ever grace this nation.
To those of you never lucky enough to know this fine man, you missed out!
All his shows are archived. They are timeless. Listen and learn.
Terry leaves an emptiness that will not soon be filled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Thank you for sharing this brave, kind man with us. He will not be forgotten.
As for the current political climate....as Terry always said,
“If You Ain’t Mad, You Ain’t Payin’ Attention!”
Thanks to Barbara Coe for informing us .
The True Patriot American Champion, talk show host and my dear friend, the beloved “Prisoner of South Central”, TERRY ANDERSON, died at 3:30 AM this date, a victim of pancreatic and liver cancer. Although many of you have his home phone number, please do NOT call them at this time, but allow his family the private time they need to grieve his loss.
Messages and cards may be sent to 12400 Ventura Blvd - #643, Studio City, CA 91604. Details about a Memorial Service in his honor will be forthcoming as soon as I am advised.
God bless Terry, God bless each and every one of you who were his loyal supporters and God bless America!
Barb Coe - CCIR
Read the tributes to Terry at Numbers USA.
[snip] “People, if you ain’t sad you are one of the stupid people of America.”— Robert of AZ
Tonight thousands of us will want to turn on the radio to hear the voice of reason we came to depend on. But today the voice is silent.
Terry Anderson passed away a few days ago and leaves a hole in our hearts. As he was in his last days, he didn’t complain or even tell us he was ill...instead on June 5 he was in 107 degree heat, supporting Arizona.
American Patriot Terry Anderson Has Died
It seems like just yesterday that I was standing in the hot Arizona sun with sweat pouring off of me. I was not alone however that day, there was an American patriot sitting next to me on the stairs. I held an umbrella over his head as he wiped the sweat from his brow and took a drink from a water bottle. He looked up at me.
“Is it soon?” he asked.
“Just a few minutes more,” I said.
Terry Anderson didn’t look to me as I had pictured him. He was slightly gaunt and pale. His spirit however was still inside of him as he talked to me.
For those who don’t know Terry, he had been doing a radio for 10 years called Terry Anderson Show where he spoke out for freedom in America and enforcement of our immigration laws. He got involved in the issue after watching the black community in Los Angeles being affected by the invasion of illegal aliens. He railed against the inaction by our government telling the American people that “If you ain’t mad, you ain’t payin’ attention!”
“We will prevail because we are right! - Terry Anderson
On this day he had traveled into the middle of the desert to stand and share his message with the people of Arizona and the people of America. It was a day that would hit 107 degrees and the message he was bringing was no amnesty for illegal aliens. It was June 5, 2010 and it would be the last day that I would see this great man.
Little did I know at the time, Terry was suffering from pancreatic and liver cancer and it was the cause of his gaunt, pale condition. A little over a month later, just yesterday in fact, this patriot died.
It troubles me that someone with pancreatic and liver cancer - a month from dying - can take the time to stand with his fellow Americans, but there are Americans in this country who claim to be patriots who will make every excuse in the book not to attend events or be active in something they say they care about. Actually it angers me more than it troubles me and looking at a man like Terry just puts the point home. Terry is an example to us all. I believe that he would say to all Americans to “get off your butts and get out there!”
America is much the poorer with the loss of this great man named Terry Anderson.
Terry stood up tall from sitting next to me, walked up the stairs and took the podium. Below is what he had to say that hot day in June in Phoenix, Arizona.
You will be missed Mr. Anderson.
MUST SEE...Remembering Terry’s last speech! Phoenix Rising.
Walter Moore gives a fine tribute.
Remembering Terry Anderson July 9, 2010
by Walter Moore
Lets start with that voice of his: mesmerizing.
Terry Andersons radio show would have been worth listening to even if all he did was read aloud the ingredients of breakfast cereal. His voice was riveting. Booming really BOOMING one moment, then practically a whisper the next; relentless rapid-fire delivery mixed with pauses; he could have captured and held your attention even if you didnt speak the same language. He was that good.
And Terry was hilarious. A boring man could never have coined the phrase, The most horriblest clown of the week. Even when he was articulating the popular rage, he could make you laugh. Mixing rage and laughter isnt easy, but it made it easier for those of us in Terrys audience to keep our spirits up in the face of the seemingly endless onslaught of, well, horrible clowns, week after week, year after year.
Terrys articulation of the popular rage was therapeutic. When you heard Terry rant, you knew you werent alone. You also knew you were right, because Terry knew right from wrong, and knew how to explain it simply and clearly. Politicians could blow all the smoke they wanted to, but it never clouded Terrys vision. He had uncommon common sense, and a unique ability to zero in on the truth.
Besides being a terrific speaker, Terry was a terrific listener. You know how sometimes, when youre talking to someone, you feel as though theyre just waiting for you to stop so its their turn to say whatever they already have in mind? You never got that feeling from Terry. Rather, he actually listened to what people said. You could tell from how he reacted, whether you were listening to him on the radio or had the privilege of talking with him in person.
Sometimes, when people would call his show, they knew they had a point to make, but they didnt know exactly how to make it. Terry listened, and then articulated the point for them. He did so, moreover, in a gentle, caring and respectful way. You could hear the relief and enthusiasm in their voice when they heard him express the thought they hadnt quite been able to put together on their own.
I even heard him take a call from a little kid whose parents had put him on the phone and Terry neither rushed him nor condescended to him. I forget exactly what Terry said, but I remember being impressed; I think Terry likened immigration law to playing by the rules, a concept children understand but many adults pretend not to.
Assembling parts so they work together was apparently second nature to Terry. After he passed away, I read an article about how, from a very early age, he had a knack for taking bits and pieces from wrecked cars, salvaging them, and putting them together to work, good as new.
Thats basically what he was doing with our country. He was salvaging those of us who had given up hope. He found some of us here in L.A., others in Nevada, still others in Illinois scattered people, all over America, who thought they were alone.
Terry united and connected people all over America who actually care about America. He was like Radio Free Europe and the French underground rolled into one. He provided important information we couldnt find anywhere else.
When I ran for Mayor of Los Angeles, he was the first person to put me on the radio. He gave me the privilege of talking to people all over the nation on his show, despite my having had zero political experience, no war chest of cash, and no other media coverage. It made a difference. People from all over the country not only wrote to encourage me, but also contributed their hard-earned money to my campaign, because they wanted to help me try to save Americas second-biggest city. I was totally blown away. A police officer in Chicago actually contributed to my campaign. I was so honored.
Terry likewise supported Jamiels Law a radical proposal to deny sanctuary city protection for gang members. That anyone could oppose such a common-sense, modest, narrow proposal is still stupefying to me. But oppose it they did, and Terry was right there, fighting the massive disinformation campaign waged by people who took the side of gangs rather than the side of gangs victims. He didnt just talk about Jamiels Law on the radio; he actually came to the rallies and the protests. That he took his time to attend meant a great deal to me and to the Shaw Family, too. If you had Terry Anderson on your side, you had the angels on your side.
Brave. Thats another word that springs to mind when you think about Terry. More like fearless. More like invincible. Terry was so strong, fearless and inspiring that It never even occurred to me that he could possibly pass away. I took for granted that we would always have Terry to egg us on, inspire us, keep our hopes up, and lead the fight to protect common sense values we never thought we would have to fight for.
I cant believe hes gone. I just cant imagine a world without Terry Anderson. No one can fill those shoes. He was one of a kind.
I also cant imagine how terrible his loss must be for his family. He was always strong, strong, strong. To lose such a great man, with so little warning, has to be absolutely impossible.
I just hope Terrys family realizes how much we loved him, and how grateful we are that they shared this remarkable man with us, shared him with America.
We miss you, Terry, and we wont let you down. You put us together. We wont let anyone tear us apart.
Some youtube videos of our late, lamented pal Terry: