You should be seeing this on the news pretty soon. If not, it may not fit the liberal media’s narrative. What you see in this video is a TEA Party protester holding a video camera on a mono-pod moving in to mingle with the ANSWER amnesty crowd . Within seconds, a bald guy in a black tank-top moves in – while the guy is leaving – and starts taking swings to the head.
This video is different since it is not at night and the video does not just cover the incident aftermath. I’m certain there were quite a few verbal jabs going back and forth, and the guy from the TEA Party heading over to video the faces and signs may have not been the smartest move, but what happens after is pure assault.
Hat tip to Pamela Gellar at Atlas Shrugs, who directs us to the original post by Rob Taylor at Red Alerts. See the update below from Gateway Pundit. Gotta give credit to Michelle Malkin too – she posted this afternoon and I missed it.
To set this up, there was a TEA Party protest going on somewhere in Florida and the Florida chapter of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) had a counter protest across the street.
The video includes captions with what is going on. In short, this is why it’s probably a good idea to have cops at protests. You’re viewing the ANSWER side of the street.
Florida’s ANSWER chapter sent out the following e-mail prior to the protests. My emphasis is added noted in bold. So, who is whipping up the rhetoric and promoting violence here?
Racism is like anything else in this world: in order to make it fall, you must smash it! That is why we are calling on all people to come out tomorrow, to organize a militant confrontation with the so-called “tea baggers.” Beating back these forces will require us to organize together, take the streets, fight the racists wherever they show their faces and drive them out of every community.
The racist demonization of immigrants only serves the interest of the ruling class during this historical economic crisis. The same bankers, CEO’s, and politicians, both Democrat and Republican, which have for decades devastated the economies of countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, have once again devastated the economy in this country. The same ruling class that devastates the lives of working people in other nations through war and super-exploitation are the ones throwing workers out of their homes, denying them healthcare, and laying them off from their jobs in this country.
Racism is consciously used as a tool by the ruling class because they know that as long as working people are divided and fighting each other, the people are not fighting the bankers, CEO’s, and politicians. Only under a brutal system that puts profit over people can you have a whole section of society whose only crime is being forced from their nations because of imperialism and forced to work in the most hostile of conditions in this country. Only racism can justify this reality.
The continual devastation of working people because of this crisis, however, is not the fault of one group of workers. On October 28th, President Obama signed the largest military budget in U.S. history-$680 billion dollars, which does not include the cost of the criminal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. The new administration is also continuing to hand out the $9.5 trillion dollars in working people’s tax dollars to bailout the already rich.
The money to end the suffering of all working people tomorrow is there. It is our choice as to whether we will allow the right of a few to profit from labor of workers to continue, or whether we will rise up as one class of working people to and take political power into our own hands.
We are building a movement that will beat back racism so that working people of all nationalities can unite and fight against our one, shared enemy: capitalism. Amnesty, full rights for ALL immigrants, is a demand that should be raised not just by the immigrant communities, but by every working class community in our struggle to solve this crisis by our own means.
Join us tomorrow, and join us in building the movement against racism and capitalist exploitation!
Update: While I was off swimming laps, Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit adds the following information.
Supporters of President Obama’s Amnesty plans attacked Tea Party Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration demonstrators in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sat. November 14, 2009. One of the men attacked is 62 years old. Dave Caulkett of FLIMEN (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement) is assaulted and then kicked in the face while he is down. The other camera man from the Tea Party is hit with several signs.