Meet The New Counterculture: Modern Conservatives Employ Tactics Formerly Associated With Radical Left

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This is reported from the perspective of a highly regarded liberal media institution regarding conservative culture as an alien, unfamiliar phenomenon. (even though conservatives occupy about 90% of the land mass of the U.S.) so the Post‘s unavoidable bias is hard to miss. There are (or will be) better, more balanced articles about this, but this one certainly has its merits.

For the The Washington PostPhilip Bump reports:

The American counterculture was once defined by hippies marching on the streets of San Francisco or taking over buildings at Berkeley. This overlapped during the 1960s with the Supreme Court of Earl Warren, the popular benchmark of an activist judiciary.

“John Hawkins suggested that conservatives ‘learn from what he wrote and give the Left a taste of its own medicine.'”

[Also see – Packed Murrieta Town Hall Sounds Alarm On Illegal Immigrant Invasion]

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A scene from Murrieta. (REUTERS/Sam Hodgson)

[More – Deportation of Minors Drop 80% Under Obama]

That was then. Now, this group is older, whiter, and much less likely to have voted for Eugene McCarthy.or-die

“Townhall.com ran an essay arguing that conservatives should see Saul Alinsky’s famous how-to guide Rules for Radicals not as a reason to mock their opponents, but as a useful guide for their own protest.”

In Murrieta, California, scores of conservative protesters block buses filled with immigrants from arriving in the city. In Nevada, hundreds rally to bolster rancher Cliven Bundy’s fight against what they see as improper government intrusion. These are to some extent offshoots of a broader, fading movement — the tea party — which saw protests at statehouses, over phone lines, and at the Capitol as a critical form of engagement. Read the rest of this entry »


Stand Your Ground: Protesters Divert 3rd Round of Buses from Murrieta

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MURRIETA — For Breitbart.com, Michelle Moons reports: Demonstrators opposed to illegal immigration stood their ground again at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Monday, where U.S. Border Patrol had been scheduled to transfer a third round of buses, with approximately 140 illegal aliens aboard in total, transferred from overcrowded Texas detention facilities.

For a third time, the buses were rerouted to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border, for processing. The demonstrators gathered in areas to the north and south of the Murrieta station after law enforcement blocked off the road near the station itself. Many told Breitbart News they considered their stand a success, since buses scheduled for Murrieta are avoiding it as long as demonstrators remain. Read the rest of this entry »


Border Meltdown: Obama Delivers 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes

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For The Daily Caller, Neil Munro writes: The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.

A second New York Times article reports revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States.

border-meltdown5The deluge of 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States.

Experts say that President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to close the loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals, despite the high unemployment rates among American Latino, African-American and white youths, and the strapped budgets of many cities and towns.

The president’s policy has caused protests by frightened citizens in towns such as Murrieta. But Obama’s allies — such as La Raza, an ethnic lobby for Latinos — are eager to escalate the conflict and to paint the protestors as racists. Those protests may escalate before the November elections. Read the rest of this entry »


Pro-Amnesty Crowd Burns American Flag at Murrieta on 4th of July

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MURRIETA — For Brietbart.com,  reports: An American flag has reportedly been burned by pro-amnesty protesters near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on America’s Independence Day.

Breitbart News obtained the above photograph, which shows a burnt flag on the ground, from an anti-illegal immigration activist who was monitoring the pro-amnesty demonstration.

Breitbart News obtained photographs of torn-up flags that pro-amnesty demonstrators had impaled on a fence

Breitbart News obtained photographs of torn-up flags that pro-amnesty demonstrators had impaled on a fence

Opponents of illegal immigration had gathered in Murrieta to stop Friday’s planned transfer of Central American illegal aliens, as they did earlier this week. A pro-amnesty counter-demonstration was organized in response.

The illegal aliens, many of them unaccompanied children, are being brought from overcrowded Texas detention facilities for processing in California. Read the rest of this entry »