I’ve been getting these invitations to a “study circle” being set up by George Mason University and Unity In The Community, and heavily promoted by our local self-described illegal alien apologists, and I can’t imagine how they could ever believe I would participate. Oh, the explanation of this is just chock-full of glittering generalities about bringing people together, healing the community and such, but you’d think that if these folks had any interest in that sort of thing, they wouldn’t be tearing around trashing those that don’t share their unique worldview.
When George Mason University doesn’t think anyone who doesn’t adhere to liberal dogma is within earshot, they’re using their classes as an opportunity to indoctrinate students with such notions as “Help Save Manassas was founded by the klan“, and then lies to their students when explaining why Help Save Manassas isn’t there to set the record straight. Now they want me to spend a few hours at one of these conflict resolution events. I’ve been to one of these before, and about the only interesting part of it was hearing Macrina Cardinal of the Mexican Solidarity Front explain through a translator how she was being forced to leave the United States after being here for eighteen years, and how that hurt her. At the close, illegal alien activists like Lydia Gonzales were still calling me a racist. Forgive me for feeling like the purpose of these exercises is to introduce a sufficient degree of white guilt in me to transform me into a liberal. That’s not going to happen.
Unity In The Community seems determined to get me and some of my colleagues to attend as well. Calling me a racist one week, and then inviting me to an event designed to “heal the community” the next is just flat out insulting. For as much as these folks have done to throw roadblocks in front of any effort to address the impacts of illegal immigration, there’s little doubt that their vision of resolving conflict is something like inviting conservatives to voluntarily incarcerate themselves in a re-education facility run by Dennis Kucinich. I vividly recall Unity In The Community spokesperson Dexter Fox ranting about how we shouldn’t trust the Department of Homeland Security because it incarcerates Palestinian freedom fighters when Manassas City was talking about participating in the Section 287(g) Program. Yeah, let’s resolve conflict with these communists. Sure.
The folks from illegalalienapologist.com are even more laughable when they’re urging me and my fellow Help Save Manassas members to participate. They’ve been reaching out to any liberal organization they can in order to have them write press releases calling me a “nativist”, telling the board of supervisors wild tales about how I and my fellow members are a bunch of racists, and one of them has even gone so far as to spend what was probably hours drawing pictures of me that I really have to wonder whether they’re so chock-full of anger and hate that they would ever have the capacity to even have a respectful conversation, much less participate in a joint effort to “heal”. But they want me and my fellow members to come to their “study circle”.
Stuff like this from these nutcases don’t exactly encourage anyone to participate in a lot of events that they’re encouraging folks to go to:
Genocide for HSM .Whichever candidate runs on that platform gets my vote! Eradicate all HSM members from PWC and it will be a MUCH better place to live.
Man, just feel the love. The “community healing” here is just palpable, isn’t it?
So how about this idea of “study circles?” Would that be something worthwhile? Here’s an exercise for you that might help answer these questions: google “socialist study circle”. You get about 150,000 hits, and number two is entitled “Socialist Party of America“. Here’s a snippet:
About me at that time (1916) were small Socialist groups who knew little more than I did. We often met in a little dark room to discuss the war and to study various problems and Socialist ideas. The room was over a pool room and led into a larger square room with a splintery floor; in the, corner stood a sad looking piano. In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories. Now and then some Party member would announce a study circle, and I would join it, along with some ten or twelve working men and women.
Yeah, this looks like something I’d really be interested in. “Study circles” are a technique of a broader concept called “deliberative democracy” and is pretty much a left-wing political phenomenon. Folks of “diverse” backgrounds would get together, engage in a drawn-out process to achieve a group consensus, and then the results would be implemented by government bodies. That’s the theory, anyways. It’s sort of like replacing voting and citizen participation in the legislative process with “facilitated” discussion groups, and not substantially different than what the Zapatistas use as a means of self-governance as far as I can tell.
I’m kind of partial to (unadulterated) Democracy, thank you very much. But I can see the appeal of this approach for the illegal alien apologists, who have been handed nothing but defeat by the Democratic process time and time again, and would certainly welcome some alternative means of achieving their goals. If they can manage to bring a few plausibly dissenting voices into their “study circles”, they presumably could claim the outcome of these are somehow representative of the community’s will and should form the basis for public policy. If you lose the game all the time, just change the rules.
This might explain why we’re hearing so much about how “healing the community” has suddenly become so paramount with them. The illegal alien advocates trash everyone who doesn’t think like they do with a bunch of lies instead of arguing policy, bully the business community with boycotts, erect ugly billboards saying caucasian residents are indian killers and slave traders (surrounded with fencing and no trespassing signs), and even tell Supervisor Mike May he is going to hell after he does these folks a favor and explains to them in Spanish why he’s going to cast a vote. Then, without any apparent change in behavior, it’s incumbent on the rest of us to go to their “study circle” in order to “heal the community.” How about we enforce our laws, deport the illegal aliens who are sucking on the public teat, and try not to personally attack other residents during citizens time? Would that not help?
From that perspective, I guess I can understand why they would want to scream how “Evil, thy name is Greg” one moment and then politely invite me to a study circle the next. I just can’t figure out how they would ever think I would want to come.
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