When The City Was Silent - And Response (3)

Saturday, April 19, 2014
I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it:

I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and even slyly acted upon. Expressions right here on Mr. Wilson's Chattanoogan website. From wanting to round up all the immigrants and ship'em back south of the border (although many don't even come from south of the border, but north as well. To wanting to ship all blacks back to Africa and round up all the poor and dump 'em at the stateline. 

My questions are: Chattanooga why were you silent when all of this was being expressed openly. Why instead did you attack and attempt to silence anyone who remotely attempted to take a stand and expose it? Why did you look the other way when innocent people were being persecuted? Why were you silent until now that the NSM is shining a national spotlight on Chattanooga by choosing it for their rally and for their platform? Why? Chattanooga? Why?

___Canon Law say: "Silence gives consent."

___ "There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence.---Francqois DE LA Rochefoucauld 

And there's an obvious pretentious silence.

Brenda Manghane-Washington

* * *

I agree with the sentiments expressed above, but I've wondered what the best response to the impending visit by this despicable bunch should be.  I've read somewhere the idea that these thugs are best answered by silence. They revel in antagonizing people; they love to start something.  It gains adherents to their cause.

Perhaps the old saying, "Never get to fighting with a pig in the mud; all you'll do is get as dirty as the pig, and what's more, the pig loves it" is apropos here.

And pigs are far more intelligent than these NSM types.

Everett Kidder 

 * * * 

Clearly, no one is thrilled about the NSM being in Chattanooga. Nonetheless, the U.S. Constitution affords freedom of assembly and freedom of speech to all of us, not just those who happen to agree with us. 

However, one has to wonder where Ms. Manghane-Washington was when the same NSM supported and marched with the Occupy Wall Street coalition. wearing their uniforms, carrying posters, and demonstrating in plain sight in New York and other major cities across the nation.  These were the same OWS events that created a firestorm of private and public property damage, rapes, deaths, and drug use, not to mention millions in security expenses and losses laid on the backs of taxpayers.  

As a reminder, among those openly supporting and/or participating in these OWS demonstrations included the Communist Party USA, Revolutionary Communist Party, American Nazi Party, Socialist Party USA, White Revolution, International Socialist Organization, Marxist Student Union, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Black Panthers, and many more organizations that most Americans label as totally repulsive.  In fact, David Duke, former KKK grand wizard, joined President Obama and Nancy Pelosi in openly endorsing OWS.   

Later, many of these same groups also participated in the OWS demonstrations at the Lincoln Memorial, leaving behind tons of litter for others to clean up. 

Nary a contrary word came from Ms. Manghane-Washington during any of those events.  One can only surmise that her outrage at the NSM applies only when such gatherings are being held in Chattanooga and not when they appear in other states and are flying under the banner of Left Wing politics. 

Mya Lane 

* * * 

Sure, we have freedom of assembly and freedom of speech, but that also means people like me can say how much I am against everything the Nationalist Socialist Movement stands for. 

However, I don't see why I must also be against the destruction of the middle-class, income inequality, and undue influence of corporations on governments, as were the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Of course, maybe it's because I can see a difference.  

Herb Montgomery
Chattanooga


Raise Your Voice In Behalf Of Education

I am lifting my voice in support of education for our children in Chattanooga's Hamilton County Schools, to include funding and rebuilding education. On Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and via personal letter to elected officials I wish to express that until we are able to do better, do what we can. We must always be committed to education, no matter what, because "people perish ... (click for more)

311 Inefficiency

I must agree that the city's 311 system is inefficient.  I have been struggling with them for two years over various items.  The system needs auditing.  Things to look at: a.  Work orders closed without the work being done b.  The software used ---needs upgrading.  It has unnecessary redundancy as well as other limits c.  Clarification ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Gilpin, Stocks Victorious In Chattanooga Chase 8K

John Gilpin has done plenty of training in North Chattanooga and is very familiar with the Chattanooga Chase and the series of hills the oldest race in Chattanooga is known for. Jennifer Stocks has done more than her share of workouts on those roads, so she was fully aware of the challenge she faced when the starting horn sounded. Both were overall winners in this unique 8K ... (click for more)

Flames Fall In NCCAA Baseball Championship

The Lee fans waited and waited for the big hit that had ignited the Flames in five other wins during the 2015 NCCAA World Series. The hit never came and neither did the big inning in the 6-2 loss to Fresno Pacific in Saturday afternoon's championship at Prasco Park. It marked the second straight year that the Sunbirds defeated the Flames in the NCCAA final. Lee wraps up the ... (click for more)