Skip to comments.After Action Report: FReeper maggiecakes reports on Portland's anti-illegal-immigration Rally
Posted on 05/08/2006 12:01:10 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
Hey Freepers, (Caution: Not for the faint of heart)
I thought you might like to know about Sundays anti-immigration rally in downtown Portland. Heres a lengthy-but-true debriefing:
About 12 of us showed up for the anti-illegal immigration rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland this afternoon. We were greeted by about 30 of the Portland Anarchist Welcoming Committee (PAWC) and were not at all disappointed with their hospitality. We were very impressed with their open mindedness and passion for their cause.
We experienced their usual, screaming-in-your-face maneuvers. Eventually we were able to get some help from the Portland Police (PoPo), after one of the PAWCs grabbed our signs and shoved Elizabeth. We were told by the PoPo that if we went down to the corner, we would be able to express our concerns about border security and criminal invasions without being hassled. The result was that the PAWCs surrounded us at our designated corner and the PoPo gathered together about six feet away. Very effective First Amendment protection from Portlands finest, wouldnt you agree?
It is always fun to engage in dialogue with the anarchists. Remember, this is the same group of folks who ride bikes with Mayor Potter at the Critical Mass events. One kid asked me if I had ever heard of the novel Grapes of Wrath, because the Oakies were treated really badly when they migrated to California and the migrant workers today are treated the same way as Tom Joad and his family. I told him about my dads family who lost their farm in South Dakota during the dustbowl. When I told him that they then became sharecroppers and they lost that crop too, he backed off. I didnt tell him that my nine aunts and uncles ended up pretty wealthy because of hard work and the opportunities America offered.
Speaking of which, a couple from south of the border held up a very expensive, vinyl sign, which stated: No human is illegal. This sign was paid for by the American Friends Service Committee. This group are those God-bless-them, peace-loving Quakers. I know that if I suddenly found myself faced with a beheading, the Quakers are the first group I would call for help. I asked the Latina woman how come shes up here, when there is so much corruption down in her part of the world. She screamed back that shes up here fighting a corrupt government. I calmly told her: Were fighting a corrupt government too. Our government wont enforce the damn borders to protect its citizens.
Another highlight of the afternoon was a dialogue with a very passionate young woman whom I had a discussion with regarding other countries and their own human rights issues. I suggested that our human right record was pretty good compared to say female castration in Africa and stoning in the Middle East and female infanticide in China. She screamed back that she would love to go to these other countries and protest their human rights violations. I suggested that there is nothing stopping her and encouraged her to leave as fast as she could.
Then there were the warm words of praise offered to me by one of the young men, when I asked him why cant I be here, expressing my viewpoint too. He said the reason was: Because I hate you, you racist, Nazi, fu$k*ng, bit*#, cun!. Towards the end of the event, one his cohorts said: We know where you live, were going to come after you. What I find to be interesting is that they seem to get stuck on the same message, which is: Fu@k You! Over and over and over. Im not sure what their next maneuver would be. I think they are trying to put the fear of Karl Marx in us, because no punches were thrown, nor were any arrests made.
There was lots of filming and event-documenting going on by their videographers. Im quite sure I will see my mug on the Portland Indymedia website, which is funded by that Democrat Party-loving George Soros. I suggest that all FReepers bookmark the indymedia website because its really important to know what the opposition thinks and who they support. By the way, you might consider boycotting Hot Lips Pizza and the Bike Gallery too. All these guys seem to be in cahoots with each other. Commissioner Randy Leonard just loves the Bike Gallery.
Speaking of Portland City Council, here is some political activity that will be happening on Wednesday: Those for impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney might want to attend the Portland City Council meeting next Wednesday (May 10) at 9:30 a.m. in council chambers at City Hall. That's when a Resolution to Impeach both men will be presented to city commissioners and Mayor Potter by a former Howard Dean group: Democracy for America. U.S. Rep. David Wu is among 36 House members who, in the last few weeks, have become co-sponsors of Rep. John Conyers' bill?HR 635?which starts the impeachment process. Colleagues Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Darlene Hooley currently are weighing whether to become co-sponsors. Last week, the Boston Globe reported Bush has nullified at least 750 bills passed by Congress and signed by him in formal ceremonies through the little used device of secret signing statements. Rationale: He and Cheney determined they were unconstitutional. Anyone want to place a bet on how the vote will turn out? Heres the source for the information:
The Portland Indymedia site is always very entertaining to read, so here is their website:
I strongly suggest that you surf their site on an empty stomach.
I have also made quite a few phone calls to Senator Gordon Smiths office over the past few weeks. I find it darn ironic that I know where the Democrats, Anarchists, and local politicians stand on important issues of the day, but my Senator wont tell me what he thinks about securing my countrys borders. And I think its rather sad that he claims to support the troops, who are fighting for my freedom and the possible freedom for about 50 million other people, but he seems so cavalier about fighting for my freedom here in my own country. If you want to contact Senator Smith or boycott his business, here is the website:
I dont know if they hire the undocumented guest worker or not.
And finally, here is the website for those always conscientious and patriotic Quakers. You can contact them at:
You know, I suddenly dont have the appetite for lettuce or foreign foods anymore. Im not sure what to boycott or who to call either because Ive been calling and calling and calling and sending donations to the Minutemen. Perhaps there are a lot of people who, like me, dont know who to call or what to do anymore. I hope that the preceding information offered some useful information if you have found yourself in this same predicament. Its kind of a good news/bad news situation: The good news is that we gain 16 million new citizens and their extended families too. The bad news is that we loose our own culture and capitalist economic base.
Thanks for the rant,
We get much better turnouts here.
I think Nashville has something maybe tommorow night.
Keep up the good work.
Your being out there, surrounded, out numbered and confronted with visceral hate makes our side look great. Everyone can see the hate they spew.
Keep up the good work!
Shouldn't that be Anti-Illegal immigration rally?
yeah, keep it up, post #5 states it clearly enough...
Are we going to sit back and allow this to happen to American Citizens?
"Then there were the warm words of praise offered to me by one of the young men, when I asked him why cant I be here, expressing my viewpoint too. He said the reason was: Because I hate you, you racist, Nazi, fu$k*ng, bit*#, cun!. Towards the end of the event, one his cohorts said: We know where you live, were going to come after you. What I find to be interesting is that they seem to get stuck on the same message, which is: Fu@k You! Over and over and over. Im not sure what their next maneuver would be. I think they are trying to put the fear of Karl Marx in us, because no punches were thrown, nor were any arrests made.
Now those that broke in to this country ILLEGALLY are protected by the socialist law firms that are coming out of the woodwork and have MORE rights than you and me!
Read this account of what happened to AMERICA CITIZENS...read the entire account of racism from the illegals......the fact that AMERICANS are being attacked verbally by the stinking illegals.......Read this account of what the one jerk from he*l said to her..."we HATE you".
Congress MUST stop this and stop this NOW!! They Must pass HR4437 these are criminals getting more dangerous day by day. It appears that Americans now need protection in their own country from illegal aliens. And the illegals are being protected by the socialists law firms.
This is totally out of control and there will be more if not worse happening like this. Americans can no longer sit on their hands doing nothing or worse allowing this abuse to continue while they are able to march on any of our streets by the millions. It has to STOP and NOW!
Yes, yes, YES! Let's not even start using the phoney, lying language of the Left! C'mon people!!
The anarchist punks have no manhood. As usual they attacked a woman.
Even notice that nobody was ever late for their Abnormal Psychology class? Same thing with Portland Indymedia.
FReepers in general are not anti-immigration; We are anti-illegal-immigration. We spend a lot of time explaining the difference to people.
Perhaps you can change the title.
Why don't we just keep things positive and call them "Legal Immigration" Rallies?
"We get much better turnouts here."
The turnout here is very good.
This IS the People's Republic of Portland,
Moscow on the Willamette, etc. ;o)
"I think Nashville has something maybe tommorow night."
I wish you very well with that!
I hope you have a HUGE turnout!
Thank you, backhoe!
It's good to see you. ;o)
And, thank you for the title change, AM!
I'm not anti-immigration.
I was just tired. ;o)
What is it about the Commie/Fascist/Socialist/Dums that make them scream and yell in the face of opposing opinions. Don't you just love the thought of these jack booted thugs running the GOV.
"Don't you just love the thought of these jack booted thugs running the GOV."
I hope it never comes to that on a national level.
They already run the Portland government.
It ain't pretty...
Thank you so very much for your wonderful reporting.
Hat tip to you!
To bad people can't see past their own noses.
Good. You keep an eye out, and make sure you have that camera ready to catch them in the act of whatever weenie vandalism they attempt to commit. It's the best way to get these losers off the streets.
We know where you live, were going to come after you.
Which means they haven't the slightest idea who you are or where you live.
Thanks for the ping!
**Shouldn't that be Anti-Illegal immigration rally?**
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I know you didn't mean anti-immigration. Your work is appreciated.
dixie, understand about being tired. Take care & Thanks for the change.
That was a classy response, dixie! I often wonder why, if they love Mexico so much, why they aren't in MEXICO demonstrating against the corruption and poverty there. It's pretty clear why the Mexican government supports the 'no border policy' -- it's the only thing that saves their sorry hides from a bloody revolution.
Does anyone know whether a Republican will challenge Senator Smith? I'll vote for that person in a New York minute.
...and good to see you-
You're the nicest freeper there is.
**Speaking of which, a couple from south of the border held up a very expensive, vinyl sign, which stated: No human is illegal. This sign was paid for by the American Friends Service Committee.**
Interesting tidbit about the organizations supporting the illegals. Where's the money coming from -- before it gets tot this Friends' Service Committee?
Follow the money, honey.
The feeling is reciprocated.
Wait! Anarchists have a committee???
From the Portland Indymedia site:
We must behave peacefully so that everyone can clearly see which group possesses an ideology of hate and violence.
God's best to you and yours.
"That was a classy response, dixie!"
I'd love to take credit for it, but that was said by maggiecakes.
I agree, though...very classy!
It's so good to see you, WaterDragon!
Portland had Klingon translators, too. ;o)
I'm pinging maggiecakes to make sure she sees your comment.
BTW, I wholeheartedly agree with you!
God's blessings to you and yours, too.
Wait! Anarchists have a committee???
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We aren't expecting anarchists to be logical, now are we?
I realize that a committee would need some rules and guidelines to function and that such would be supposedly antithetical to anarchists reasons for being . . .
but mostly, I think anarchists are angry . . . usually . . . so some large degree . . . angry because daddy didn't love them enough effectively enough at an early enough age, or at all. And, usually, there's more than sufficient truth to that.
Though, at this point, that's still no excuse for them to pull the whole Nation down around their own ears. The truth that it's no excuse doesn't seem to stop them, though.
Maggie, it really is hard to imagine how you could have done any better at all. Amazing.
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"Does anyone know whether a Republican will challenge Senator Smith? I'll vote for that person in a New York minute."
He has no challengers. It sucks.