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.
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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.
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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.
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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.