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Right-Wing Whine: No One Will Come to Our Anti-Immigrant Rallies, Because The Liberal Media Keeps Calling Us Racist

Recent anti-immigrant rallies such as the Overpasses for America have had only spotty attendance. Now, it seems that the real reason that all those ‘patriotic’ folk are refusing to show is not because of the extremist talk associated with the events, but because the liberal media keeps calling the attendees racists.

“Getting people to show up at physical events has been the most difficult thing on the illegal immigration issue because you’re going to have some liberal at the local paper trying to cost you your job and your community standing by defaming you,” anti-immigrant activist William Gheen whined on Ernest Istook’s radio show on Monday.

Yet, when the media calls out people as racist, according to Gheen, what they are really doing is using a ‘code word’ to try to control conservatives Planet of the Apes style.

“They are doing this because it’s a control word, it’s a command word, it’s like in the Planet of the Apes movie, it’s like, ‘bow your head.’ Somebody comes out and says, ‘racist,’ most Americans will bow their head and kneel immediately, otherwise they risk complete financial and political ruin. It doesn’t matter if you are a racist or not, they will just stick it in the paper and then there you go,” he said, apparently thinking liberals have some serious mind control powers.

Once the word ‘racist’ is out there, he further explained,  minorities think it is an excuse to be violent.

“The other thing about this, if they [the liberal media] convince minorities or groups of minorities that you’re a racist, you’re in danger of physical assault or harm. It doesn’t matter whether it is true or not. If somebody hangs a hood over your head and gags you and ties you to a light pole in a large city’s minority neighborhood, you’re probably going to get beat up, shot or stabbed. And so there is the threat of implied violence against you or your family members or your children in school if they just lie about you,” he said.

As a result, he concluded, it is because of the liberal media’s use of the ‘r’ word that most would-be anti-immigrant protesters simply decide to stay home.

Photo Credit: Overpasses for America (Facebook)


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  • Janipurr

    Oh sure, low turnout couldn’t POSSIBLY be because you really are a racist douchebag. No way!

  • diablodejalisco

    racists hate being called racists.

  • Francine Plair

    Don’t consider the opposition as racist, as it is true that we the American Middle Class can not support ourselves at this time. However, our country is somewhat to blame for the rush at the border. For years we have ignored the border and allowed undocumented families to grow roots and save Texas business owners lots of cash, so I am calling foul on Rick Perry’s sudden interest in our border. It should have been closed years ago and I have not understood why our 14th amendment has not been revised to keep foreign pregnant women from entering our country giving birth and not being sent back with her kid. It cost us money and my heart goes out to the less fortunate but we have urban wars right here in the U.S.A. with drugs, guns, poverty, homelessness and a failing education system that has spent billions educating children who’s parents pay no federal taxes. This may not apply to all but most as the only time money is paid to the Feds is when they have worked under some bogus social security number and are unable to get a tax refund. I think those that employ undocumented workers should serve time as they are costing the country plenty and we can not keep waiving a carrott and not expect them to reach across to get it. What we can do is assist these people in cleaning the mess we made under the Contra era and if we can fight wars half a world away, unseat tyrants and shut a country down, we can certainly find enough soldiers to protect our borders and since they are salaried employees let’s put them to work here in lieu of dying to protect some rich man’s oil in the middle east.

  • cynthia curran

    Probably because you ass-holes hired them. Stop hiring illegal immirgation but the right wing lies as usual. It loves illegal immigrant state Texas but hates Vermont Vermont only has 50,000 while Texas has 1.7 million.

  • Curt Ramey

    Racist and dumb. If they really credit the power of media to dictate rally turnouts, all they have to do is appeal to Fox News.

  • Thom Lee

    They hate anybody who isn’t like them or hold their beliefs. Rich whites are the major fan base. What could possibly be racist/bigoted about that?