As a Canadian, I would like to apologize for the stupidity you are about to see in this clip provided by SDAMatt2. It’s from Friday’s episode of ‘The Michael Coren Show’, but listening to what one panel member had to say about the Tea Party, you would think you were watching HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’. You have been warned.
Before I start, I would like to mention something about Britt Aharoni. This is a radical who said on an episode earlier this month that former President George W. Bush was a terrorist who should be charged for war crimes. She not only said this, but “Britt the Twit” then went on to discuss how a court could go about doing exactly that. Suffice to say, she is far from the intellectual she pretends to be.
Britt starts this off by dismissing Michael Coren’s remarks on the nature of these kind of protest. As an example of this, she cites the behaviour of the protesters at last year’s G20 summit in Toronto, stating that it was only a very small group of protesters that were violent. Oh really?
Britt’s trying to downplay what actually occurred, pretending that the Black Bloc weren’t getting support from the other protesters. The video shows this claim to be downright false as Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members are actually shielding the more violent protesters from the cameras. Aside from CUPE, members of the Koffler Student Centre and the Graduate Students’ Union at the University of Toronto were arrested for assisting these very rioters, giving them shelter and trying to hide their weapons from authorities. It is clear that those responsible for the violence at the G20 summit and those who supported their efforts were far from the minority Britt would like us to believe they were.
After lying about this, Britt then goes on to suggest that this behaviour is somehow comparable to that of the Tea Party. We didn’t see Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin or any other conservative figure advocating violence, and yet earlier this week Democrat Congressman Michael Capuano telling union protesters that they are going to need to “get a little bloody when necessary.” (hat-tip Michelle Malkin and The Right Scoop at TheRightScoop.com) This isn’t about democracy, not when protesters take to the streets denouncing a democratically elected politician, calling this same politician a tyrannical dictator and threaten violence if they don’t get their way. As bad as comparing this behaviour to how the vast majority of Tea Partiers have behaved, Britt had only begun her slanderous tirade.
“Britt the Twit” follows this up by stating that not only is the vitriol demonstrated in this video found predominantly in the Tea Party, but that the Tea Party itself is actually a “white power movement.” It wasn’t a Tea Party member who assaulted a FreedomWorks activist this week. It wasn’t a Tea Party member that was caught earlier this week saying “I’ll fuck you in the ass, you faggot!” It wasn’t a Tea Party member who said “The Tea Party is a bunch of dick-sucking corporate butt-lickers who want to crush the working people of this country.” As for racism, Michelle Malkin’s most recent column highlights not only the racism, but also the sexism and homophobia in these rallies, pointing to the more outrageous incidents we have seen this week, as well as a post by El Marco at LookingattheLeft.com displaying the signs carried by the protesters. As much as Britt would like to deny it, this vitriol came from union protesters. If the Tea Party had been caught doing the same, we wouldn’t hear the end of it.
I could go on to discuss Sid Ryan’s defense of Britt’s comments, but it would be redundant. It isn’t as if anyone expected Sid to denounce what she said, let alone point out what’s actually happening in Wisconsin, especially considering that he will not waiver in his support for the labour movement. I could go on to discuss Michael Coren and Claire Hoy’s response to Britt’s and Sid’s comments, but that too would be redundant as much of what they said I have also said refuting Britt’s claims. There is a reason why I spent so much time focusing on the remarks of one panel member instead commenting on what everyone had to say.
What really upsets me about all this is that Britt is portrayed as an intellectual, someone who has a unique perspective on these events and who’s opinion should be respected. Nothing could be further from the truth. This radical displays all the signs of an indoctrinated drone. Listening to her talk about how awful the Tea Party is, claiming that she gets her information from the media (mostly likely MSNBC), shows just how empty headed this moron is. It doesn’t matter to her that, as Seton Motley pointed out, that the vast majority of this Obama-Hitler nonsense, including the Obama-with-Mustache poster, comes from Lyndon LaRouche and LaRouchePAC. Britt will not waiver from this narrative no matter what the facts are. Years of programming by misinformed and misguided authority figures will not allow her to come to any other conclusion.
This isn’t someone who deserves any attention, let alone a panel seat on ‘The Michael Coren Show’. It would be nice if Britt Aharoni just kept her mouth shut, especially since it is quiet clear that she hasn’t anything intelligent, let alone honest, to say. Pathetic…