Why the “Peace crowd” is not really so peaceful: What really happened in Berkeley

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Education Idiocy, Liberal Idiots, Media Bias, Military |

Once again we see that the “peace loving crowd” and the “anti-violence crowd” are not really either one of those. They don’t want to fight our enemies, but they will gladly fight their fellow citizens and military folks who would give their lives for them. Despicable!!!

Eamon’s stand for America

By Melanie Morgan

WorldNetDaily
Posted: February 15, 2008

© 2008
It is no secret Berkeley, Calif., has earned a reputation for being a quirky and odd town that bear hugs radical leftist activism.

This week, however, I had the chance to see this description is grossly understated, at least when it comes to its leaders and their enablers. The offices of Berkeley’s city government are little more than a steaming pit that has collected the discarded trash of American society.

I’m sure there are some decent people in Berkeley, and in fact I met a few of them when they joined patriots for a protest against the Berkeley City Council after that council declared a war against our American military personnel – calling them “uninvited and unwelcome intruders.” These local residents were embarrassed at the shameful conduct by their city leaders.

Tuesday, shortly before dawn rose over the quiet waters of the San Francisco Bay, the true character of Berkeley revealed itself to me. I was in the studio of KSFO AM 560, where I co-host the morning drive-time radio program, keeping a close eye on the television monitors as they were broadcasting live coverage of pro-military demonstrations that were taking place outside the city council chambers.

Stunned, I watched as anarchist, left-wing radicals marched into the crowd of pro-troop supporters, pushing them aside and knocking them down with their signs. They screamed hateful anti-American jeers into the faces of veterans and elderly ladies who were doing little more than waving American flags.

As the leader of the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, I was propelled to act – our group had organized the patriotic demonstration against Berkeley’s actions, and I could not sit back and watch my people being run down by the Marxists of Code Pink, International ANSWER and The World Can’t Wait.

I apologized to my radio colleagues, threw down my radio headset, flipped off the microphone and jumped in my car, rushing to the frontlines of the pro-troop rally in Berkeley.

Throughout the day I witnessed a spectacle that made my blood boil and stabbed my heart in pain. Despite the permits we had obtained from the City of Berkeley for our pro-troop rally, we looked on in amazement as the Berkeley City Police, under orders from city officials, stood down time and again, despite attacks, provocation and intimidation from the Marxist, anti-military protesters.

Part of that crowd consisted of hormonally charged teenagers clad in orange scarves to obscure their faces. Berkeley School District officials chose the side of Marxist tyranny over support for our troops and let these students out of class to confront pro-troop demonstrators.

The anti-American thugs marched repeatedly into our crowd, grabbing American flags from our supporters and setting them on fire. They mobbed the Berkeley Police Department station and taunted the police. They carried signs that denounced our military men and women and used those signs as weapons against patriotic Americans.

But the sheer guts of our pro-troop supporters never flagged. When the anti-military protesters could not succeed in getting our patriots to disperse, the radicals tried to shut us down by cutting the wires on our sound equipment. Patriots rushed to protect the sound equipment and pushed back the assailants.

Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee and Marine Mom Deborah Johns formed a human shield around some of the equipment while hundreds of young students shouted insults and threats towards these military mothers. Lee’s son was the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq, and Deborah’s son is a Recon Marine who served three tours of duty in Iraq, and neither of them were going to back down one inch in their support of our military men and women.

In the middle of the day I took a step back from the melee to watch the scene, wondering how this city and its leaders could live in a great nation such as ours and yet have so much contempt for those who preserve our safety and freedoms.

But there was an electric spirit running through the crowd of pro-troop supporters. It was the same motivation that caused me to leave my job on the radio to come stand shoulder-to-shoulder with people who flew in from all around the country to express their outrage. The crowd included members of Gathering of Eagles, EaglesUp, the American Legion, Blue Star Mothers of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, VFW chapters, Operation Gratitude, Soldiers Angels, and Vets for Freedom.

Our pro-troop demonstrators manned the protest lines from 5 a.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. the next day, and their resolve only grew as the hours passed. The media estimates some 2,000 people participated in the nearly 24-hour long protest.

In the middle of the pro-troop crowd stood a young man named Eamon Kelly, a young Marine who had been discharged after honorably serving his nation. Eamon’s steely grit and passion provided oxygen in the super-charged atmosphere for the side of the Marines in their battle with the city of Berkeley.
Eamon had just undergone back surgery and was under strict orders not to walk more than 10 minutes every two hours. His mother, Elizabeth, had decided to come out to the pro-troop rally on Tuesday and told Eamon he shouldn’t join her because of the recent surgery. But Eamon Kelly insisted on coming, in large part because he feared for his mother’s safety.

Young Mr. Kelly stood vigil in support of our troops for 12 hours, propped up by a cane. He endured excruciating pain and withstood verbal attacks from the anti-military protesters. Fellow patriots tended to Eamon throughout the day, doing all they could to ensure his comfort and safety.

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3 Responses to “Why the “Peace crowd” is not really so peaceful: What really happened in Berkeley”

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thank you Melanie for your well written article. I watched the event from Northern Minnesota and it stabbed at my heart as well. kinda sickening too. the internet is going crazy with this, I suggest you google alert : Berkeley & Marines in the same alert, it is amazing how many people are commenting, posting and coming to rally behind the Marines.

Melanie Morgan is such a liar. Sensationalist exaggeration on this level, about this topic, is unethical, irresponsible and downright unmerican in it’s motives.
I personally have seen memebers of every organization she mentions cause, mayhem and intimidate physically those they disagree with. I have seen, with my own eyes, physical, verbal and emotional abuse from these groups. I have seen Morgan herself conduct herself in a hateful and disrespectful manner. I have seen GOE and EU members and leaders commit acts of physical assault, stalking and trespass. I have personally witnessed leaders of GOE commit a physical assault on a Gold Star Father of a Marine. I will testify to these accusations. I will be happy to tell the truth about these experiences.
There is evidence, pictures and video to back it up. I am sure that Morgan cannot support her accuations. This article contains only a shadow of truth…yes, they were there. That’s about all the truth in this piece of yellow journalism. Wise Americans will questions the veracity of Morgan words and leave her calls to action based on her opinions unheeded because she is a liar and a sensationalist. She is a personality, not a journalist and should not portray herself as a news reporter. And one last word for Morgan herself…traitor.

Lori P, I think if I have to choose whom to believe, it will be Melanie, not you.I myself have witnessed these same types of “peace-loving” people NOT be very peaceful. Just for having a simple bumper sticker on my car that supports Bush, I was constantly getting the finger and rocks thrown at my car. That’s peaceful? Can you explain to me why they won’t fight our enemies but they will fight their own fellow-citizens and military?
Our side DOES believe in fighting for what we stand for, but yours says they don’t. So why do you fight us?


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