84 year old activist Dorli Rainey after being hit by police mace.
"Mr. President. It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." - Patrick Henry, Speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
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And the "liberal" media declares these citizens, who are defending our rights, to be jobless bums, having no central purpose, not kowing what the are doing, and yet they are some huge "COMMUNIST THREAT," designed to, "collapse the economy." So, 99% of all AMERICANS are somehow "COMMUNISTS". They refer to this movement as ANTI-CAPITALIST.
No. Let me tell you the message. Let me be clear and out in the open. Let me inform you of the sentiment and the purpose here. This is a protest against FASCISM.