TEA PARTY ADVICE: DON'T BE USED
With the all the calls to infiltrate and disrupt the up-coming tea-parties and the incitement to violence that Washington is playing to the minions of The One, it is more important that ever to keep a cool head and to isolate and reject any violent or racist wing-nuts that may appear. In the three events that I have been to, I have never seen any of that, but EVERY movement has loons clinging to it's edge like cockroaches and now the opposition is planning to pose as some of these insects to discredit us.
As always, they can never be above the board and honest. They can never engage in debate. They wouldn't stand a chance. That is how the Manchurian Moonbat rose to power.
Wizbang has come good tips:
DO print out the plans and rants of these idiots and supply them to local police and press.
DO watch carefully for "infiltrators."
DO talk with others who will be attending and make plans for dealing with these assholes.
DO have plenty of cell phone cameras and other video recording devices recording everything you can.
DO NOT bring weapons to the rallies.
DO NOT openly confront them.
DO NOT be provoked by them.The best ideas I've seen so far has been to identify and then isolate the assholes, in a non-confrontational way. One notion was to surround them with people loudly praying, singing, or chanting folks who will not let themselves be provoked...
What must be remembered is that these assholes are vandals. They are destroyers. They lack the capability to create anything beyond chaos. They deserve absolutely no respect.
What does deserve respect is their ability to create that chaos. They are masters of disruption and provocation and disturbances.
My biggest fear is that these assholes love violence, and they're going up against people who have among them people who truly understand and have mastered real violence. Those people, generally, don't love violence, but are supremely competent in its application. People with military, police, or martial arts training are, generally speaking, very reluctant to engage in violence -- but once they do, it's never pretty.
On the other hand, the assholes who love violence are usually very bad at it when confronted with people with skills and no formal restraints on their behavior. They're used to clashing with the helpless, or the police who have legal restrictions on how they can use their skills. The Tea Partiers don't. Some assholes, if they push hard enough, are going to get their asses stomped into the dirt.
These assholes are going to the Tea Parties looking for trouble. And most people who go looking for trouble usually end up finding it.
And while the thought of these assholes getting their asses kicked warms my heart a little, the repercussions do trouble me. Because I know that, no matter the circumstances, it'll be spun to make the Tea Parties look bad.
Which is precisely what the assholes want.
DO NOT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT.
For one, it is politically stupid. I think a look at that great American, Martin Luther King would be instructive. If they bring violence, non-violence should be our response. It is the only way to win. (How ironic that the left has turned King's words up-side down, but then as he was a Republican, that shouldn't be surprising I guess.)
For another, we are better than that. What those who live for hatred, lies and destruction want more than anything in this world is to increase those things in this world. We, on the other hand, live for love, peace, freedom and building a better, happier nation. Abandoning our values to defend them doesn't make any sense. At all.
And one final word: VIDEO, VIDEO, VIDEO! Have them out, have them ready and use them.