This is what we have in America today: not a genuine public debate, but public shaming of those whose opinions are deemed unacceptable by an extraordinarily well-funded hate group — one that ironically uses the “hate group” charge as one of its principal weapons.
“The refugee resettlement industry, which includes legions of immigrant-rights advocates, lawyers and community organizing groups funded by George Soros, the Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford foundations, among others, churned out a document in 2013 on how to deal with so-called ‘pockets of resistance.’ The document, authored by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of the nine government contractors doing resettlement work, advised refugee advocates to research the backgrounds of local people who oppose resettlements and turn them over to the Southern Poverty Law Center for public shaming as ‘racists’ and ‘anti-Muslim’ bigots.”
And so we see yet again how such charges are used to shut down honest discussion and debate of important issues, and to demonize those who oppose the Leftist/Islamic supremacist agenda.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is universally treated in the mainstream media as if it were an objective analyst and reliable source for information on “hate groups.” In reality, it uses the charges of “racism” and “bigotry,” to smear and marginalize those who dare to oppose its far-Left agenda.
A Texas congressman has introduced legislation that would halt the resettlement of United Nations-certified refugees in the U.S. pending a full study on the program’s impact on the nation’s economy and national security.
Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act, or HR 3314, which places an “immediate suspension on allowing immigrants into the United States under the refugee resettlement program, until the Government Accountability Office (GAO) completes a thorough examination of its costs on federal, state and local governments.”
According to U.S. government data, nearly 500,000 new immigrants have come to the U.S. under the resettlement program since President Obama took office – with the state of Texas and its taxpayers taking in more than any other state….
A public backlash against the refugee resettlement program has sprung up in recent months in several communities, including Spartanburg, South Carolina; Twin Falls, Idaho; and St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The refugee resettlement industry, which includes legions of immigrant-rights advocates, lawyers and community organizing groups funded by George Soros, the Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford foundations, among others, churned out a document in 2013 on how to deal with so-called “pockets of resistance.”
The document, authored by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, one of the nine government contractors doing resettlement work, advised refugee advocates to research the backgrounds of local people who oppose resettlements and turn them over to the Southern Poverty Law Center for public shaming as “racists” and “anti-Muslim” bigots.
This strategy has already been employed to varying degrees in Spartanburg, St. Cloud and Twin Falls as residents have become organized and started demanding answers about how many refugees will be arriving, from what countries, and what the social and economic impact will be on school systems, job markets, health care, law enforcement and housing.
Shutting down First Amendment rights of resisters
In St. Cloud earlier this week, a speaker, Ron Brantsner, was scheduled to address refugees and their economic impact at a local VFW hall. Brantsner, a former Minnesota resident now living in California, spoke on the same topic earlier in Little Falls, Minnesota, attended by about 100 people. He has worked in the past with the Minutemen along the U.S.-Mexican border, and that was enough to get him branded a “racist” by a local union organizer in St. Cloud.
Jane Conrad, who has worked to organize home health-care workers for the Service Employees International Union, found out about Brantsner’s speaking engagement and announced a rally would be held Saturday, Aug. 1, on the court house square in St. Cloud, denouncing the “racists” who dared to listen to a speaker with whom she disagreed.
The VFW canceled the event at the last minute, but some local residents showed up anyway and were told by VFW staff they were welcome to come in and have dinner. A state legislator and a uniformed police officer were present, as was a friend of Conrad, the union organizer. A local resident, Bob Enos, reportedly stood up and gave a few words, described as a “pep talk,” by those in attendance, about the progress made in resisting the resettlement program on economic grounds. The union rep reported back to Conrad, who also got a professor at St. Cloud State University to send out an email denouncing the residents as guilty of bigotry.
Now, Conrad has again called for a protest rally at 12 p.m. Saturday at the County Courthouse in St. Cloud. The residents concerned about the growing refugee population overburdening their town are not backing down. They are organizing their own event and serving BBQ at the VFW Saturday. A large biker group has reportedly said it will make a showing.
“Anyone who shows the least resistance to refugee resettlement has to expect this type of aggressive agitation from the left,” said Ann Corcoran, author of Refugee Resettlement Watch and an activist who helped stop refugee resettlement in her town of Hagerstown, Maryland, about eight years ago. “You have to organize your own forces to confront the agitators and show them you won’t back down. In St. Cloud, Jane Conrad was stirring up the racial unrest, going to the Somalis and stirring them up. Our people were not the ones bringing race into the discussion.”
Branding veterans as ‘racist’
Keishia Buckentine, manager of the VFW Post 428 in St. Cloud, was present at the meeting and heard the short talk by Enos. She said he made no mention of race.
“They are accusing us of being supporters of racism, which we are not,” Buckentine told the St. Cloud Times. “I find it disgusting they would treat a group of veterans like this.”
But Corcoran is not surprised.
“This kind of trashing of the First Amendment rights of average American citizens who speak out or even question the refugee program is right out of the playbook of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s document,” Corcoran said. “St. Cloud residents have vowed not to bend to what they see as discrimination and intolerance against opposing views.”
The city of St. Cloud – in the heart of former Rep. Michele Bachmann’s district – has been swamped in recent years by Third World refugees sent by the U.S. State Department working in concert with the United Nations and its resettlement agencies, which includes Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services.
Bachmann said the refugee resettlement program has become something it was never intended to be – a steady stream of Third World population transfers to American cities and towns.
“What began as a heartfelt, caring response to a jihadist-created humanitarian crisis has morphed into an expansion of Third World immigration at U.S. taxpayer expense,” she told WND. “We now know the U.N. and U.S. State Department unilaterally foist large numbers of unvetted persons onto local communities. The state and local taxpayers, in addition to federal taxpayers pick up the tab, without the local communities’ consent.
“Destabilizing local communities often follows with concerned citizens wrongly smeared and demonized by community organizers who actively work to increase the number of immigrants.”…