July 8, 2019 -Grand Central Station- NYC. Rush Hour. The commuters rush to catch their trains, must get home fast, NOT hang around for political rants. But, this was a SILENT “rant” in the middle of the Main Hall. Yet somehow the silence caught their eye and many chose to pause and watch.
[Face Book] Their message: “Join Rise and Resist in the main hall of Grand Central Terminal in a silent protest. We will address the Trump Administration’s newest attacks on asylum seekers and immigrants, as well as the deaths of refugee children in U.S. custody.”
“On June 17, Trump announced (tweeted) that ICE would begin a mass roundup of families that have received deportation orders. The plan is for pre-dawn raids in major U.S. cities. Imagine what this will feel like for the family, friends and neighbors.”
“Five days later, Trump delayed the raids for two weeks, until July 7. But the rhetoric of hate, and the fear of SWAT teams and home invasions, has a chilling effect. This is state terrorism.”
“On June 21, news broke about the unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the Customs and Border Patrol prison for children in Clint, Texas. Children were unwashed, unattended, hungry and sick. We know of 7 immigrant children who have already died in U.S. custody.
The Trump administration is terrorizing asylum seekers and forcibly removing children from their families. Trump is using terror as a tactic to deter immigration. This is immoral and inhumane.
We must object and demand that these policies end. Join us to demand: NO RAIDS – CLOSE THE CAMPS – ABOLISH ICE!” [Face Book]
The two sides faced off, Trumpers vs Rise and Resist Marxists. Read the Marxist flyer below [Click picture to enlarge]
This particular evening the Marxists tried something different. SILENCE while holding 4 banners and standing in a square. They were countered by Patriots who quietly engaged the passersby, often receiving support and thumbs up.
At one point the Marxists can be heard- breaking the silence- by leading self-congratulatory applause.”
Slide show Rise and Resist
Slide show Patriots
Screen shots from video:
Flash Forward from July 8: Democrats continue to squawk and wail about the ubiquitous tweets and rallies of President Trump. And, always, the anti-American ‘squad’ and their enablers continue to preach their insidious hatred of America, while demanding illegal criminals be allowed to cross OPEN borders into our country. America, they HATE her but LOVE living here.
Now, the latest complaints post how OFFENDED the Socialist cabal is by a crowd of Trump supporters chanting that Somali-born, Ilhan Omar, be sent back to fix her own country. Don’t deconstruct ours. Amongst so much misunderstanding, this happened (in a press vacuum) :
Journalist Travels to Ilhan Omar’s Homeland to Prove Somalia is Beautiful, Gets Killed by Terrorists – Paul Joseph Watson – Tragedy of cultural relativism strikes again “While Nalayeh’s death would seem to underline the harshness of Trump’s remarks, it was also a visceral argument for what many understood to be his central point: that perhaps immigrants should be especially grateful to live in the United States,” (Pluralist)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Foley Square. NYC. 6 PM. A day of OUTRAGE ! as the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, which blocks immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
“The presidential order proclaiming the travel ban, which took effect in December after two broader iterations were blocked by lower courts, applies with varying degrees of severity to seven countries — five with Muslim majorities : Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — plus North Korea and Venezuela.”NY Times
The Soc/Commie/Prog/Lib/Facisti burst upon Foley Square. Muslims, the naive Left and Communist led unions fed the eager media with the usual agitprop that anything Republican and/or Trump is of the DEVIL.
Front Page Mag addresses their partisan lies: “We are all immigrants’ is a half-truth at best, and a banal historical fact that doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, a bipartisan bad habit meant to distract voters from the failures of our indiscriminate immigration laws and policies.
Correcting these dysfunctions caused by our porous border is a separate issue from how we decide whom we should allow in through a legal process.”
“Hundreds (of ignorati ) gathered in Foley Square, in New York City, to protest the decision [… ] SCOTUS voted to uphold President Trump’s third travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, writing that the president has the right to “suspend entry of aliens into the United States.“
OUTRAGE as the Workers Unite!
A few speakers acted surprised at how quickly this protest came together. Point of fact: this protest was On-Call, waiting for the Supreme court ruling.
Once the decision was in. The protest was ON.
Hundreds of the Hard Left gathered “in love, not hate”. The loving sign below translated, “Trump you are asshole”.
When it comes to the unions, they too opposed all things Trump.
“The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Trump’s racist Muslim Ban, so it is time to take to the streets. Please join us in Foley Square at 6PM to say #NoMuslimBanEver. It’s crucial that we (the unions) have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda.
Flickr slide show of both sides:
The First Lady, Melania Trump-meme was mocked by a couple of women.
Saw ex- NYC Councilman, Robert Jackson, who at a previous NYC Muslim Day Parade, proclaimed Harlem to be the New Mecca. Jackson joined the crowd – unnoticed- except for his very BOLD t-shirt, “Many talk the talk, Robert Jackson walks, the walk.” Guess he’s still running for office.
“Sisters and Brothers, I’m here today as a proud New Yorker and an unapologetic Muslim. (cheers) I don’t give a damn who’s sitting in the Supreme Court, I know that this country is open to ALL people and MUSLIMS were here before this country was called the United States of America. (cheers) I don’t give a damn what the Supreme Court says is legal, because they said slavery was legal; segregation was legal; the internment of Japanese-Americans was legal. Just because something is deemed legal does not make it moral or just. (huge cheers) This administration has made it a policy to separate black and brown families. Whether it be on our Southern border or through the illegal, unconstitutional Muslim-ban, they are breaking up the fabrics of our communities.
Just last night I was at La Guardia airport and I recorded CHILDREN, kidnapped in the night from Texas (who were BORN here) to be put in shelters and to potentially the foster care and never reunited with their families. (crowd JEERS) I don’t wanta know who you would have been at the time of Japanese internment, or at the time when we refused Jewish refugees, or at the time when we deported over two million Mexico (sic); when the border never crossed them. Right? The border never crossed them, we crossed their country.
Who would you have been at the time of the civil rights movement. I’m asking you, “Who are you right now?” (odd cheers) If it is not clear to you, it is VERY clear to me.
This administration has a White, Nationalist, Supremacist agenda and they are implementing point after point.
The Resistance has momentum. But the bottom line is that they are winning. And every day they keep their promises to their base, who oppose our values and principles and OUR intentions of democracy, and equality and diversity in these United States of America.[2:40]
So, I’m telling you today: Wake Up! WE ARE LIVING UNDER FASCISM. This is Fascism! (cheers)
I don’t believe that we will liberate our communities though the ballot-box. But, what I do believe is that we can stop the hemorrhaging 0n (sic) our communities. That we can stop the bleeding and create some checks and balances. So, I’m asking you to continue to show up and show public dissent, cause dissent is the HIGHEST form of patriotism. (huge cheers) Show up. Show up. Show up cause we are NOT tired and we will NEVER be tired; and continue to fight for justice for our beloved communities.
I also want you to take yourselves to the polls. (cheers) Sisters and Brothers, no more self-righteous (? apologies)[3:42] There are communities that are suffering because we can’t pass ONE BILL through this congress. Congress has an opportunity to act, and I’m telling you, there’s a lot of people on the roster.
Go to those polls. Put forth your principles and values and let’s show them what we’re made of. Because, it’s not that we need to win, we HAVE to win! We MUST win! People are counting on us every day. (cheers) [4:08]
You can always count. on. me. To stand with any community who demands justice. And I do not care about the consequences of what it means to stand up for justice, just like our ancestors before us, they didn’t care. They went to jail. They were spied on by the U.S. government. They were vilified in the media. But, all of that doesn’t matter because OUR communities are worth it. Our children are worth it. Our families are worth it. (cheers)
Stay loud. Stay consistent. They are counting on you getting tired. They’re (?) [4:57] on you saying this is how it is. We have no power.
Sisters and Brothers, we have power. They are afraid of our power and it’s time for you to SHOW that power. (cheers begin and carry on as she continues)Take yourself to the polls. Continue to build (faith?) [5:13] Support immigrant and black life organizations and let’s show this administration what we are made of. (HUGE cheers)” [5:20]
Debbie Almontaser spoke. Debbie was the leader of what she claims was the largest Yemini -American bodega strike, and lest we forget, the infamous Intifada NYC T-Shirt made by the young women in a Yemini -Amer org)
As she spoke to the adoring crowd, Almontaser held her granddaughter Sophie, a second generation American.
In the video, I caught the end of her speech as she mentions her grand-daughter’s sticker, “Nobody is Illegal“. (21:26)
Almontaser TEXT: (she loves her sticker) “Even Sophie gets it. If the Supreme Court didn’t get it, Sophie got it and we all got it out here. We all got it out here. And so I thank you my sisters and brothers. Do not despair. Get ready. Get the pair of nicest comfortable shoes you have, because we are going to be out every day, every week, every month and every year until we get this administration out of office. (cheers) I am making one promise, and I know that the Yemini-American community will help in delivering this, we are going to register every Yemini-American member in the United States and in New York City to make sure that we get this President out. (big cheers) And so I wanta end with one special chant that my Yemini-American community loves. (to the crowd) Where are you Yemini-Americans, raise your voice. (cheers) Where are you? The one chant that they love most, and that is U.S.A. When I first heard it at the bodega strike, I was like,”What kind of chant is this?” And then, when they explained to me what it meant, they are RECLAIMING their land. Because they have worked, and they are part of the American fabric and each and every one of us is a part of the American fabric, and Trump will NOT dictate who this America is. Cause WE are. (cheers)
Letitia “Tish” James (NYC Public Advocate) has shown repeated disrespect for our country – and our laws- in speech after speech that I have witnessed and recorded.
Yet, she’s favored to be the next New York ATTORNEY GENERAL … with allegiances to her Working Families Party (aka Commies). Please. NO.
“Tish” tweeted later: [https://twitter.com/TishJames] “I need your help in the fight against Donald Trump and his attacks on the rights of all New Yorkers – will you join my historic campaign for Attorney General today and chip in with a small donation? Every $ countsbit.ly/2tvfUav”
Text Letitia’s speech: Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here. (crowd repeats) This ban will not make us any safer. This ban will only hurt us. This ban, unfortunately, will impact our standing globally. And so this decision was nothing more than a racist decision. A decision that, unfortunately, is gonna continue to promulgate and promote discrimination in our nation. This is NOT who we are! (cheers, applause and “whoos”) And so we want to say to all of you, that it’s critically important that we all understand that this was a result of the fact that they STOLE the Supreme Court seat. (crowd uproar) An illegitimate President and an illegitimate member of the Supreme Court, PERIOD. (crowd applause) And so it’s important that all of us, all of us be involved in the electoral process and that we take back our government, our country for those who believe that there are those who, unfortunately, want to separate us. It’s really critically important that we rise and we stand together and that we use our voices and that ALL of us come together and recognize that this is not America. And that this decision is inconsistent with our values and our principles AND with our constitution. So we gotta stand tall today and let the country know, the world know, that WE believe in a country where our borders are open. And that we welcome all individuals … (cheers,applause) and diversity is our strength and not a liability. (cheers, applause continues) And we wanta show the occupants, the residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue .… (crowd starts boos) BOO…. that Muslims aren’t the problem. What is the problem? HATE is the problem. And we want to send the message of love and compassion. And we want to send a message that this Do-Nothing Republican-led Congress, they need to get steel in their backs, they need to stand up and make sure we have an immigration policy in this country that welcomes all and that understands and appreciates our values. And so I say to you today, don’t give up, don’t be (sic) don’t get despair, don’t despair. We’ve gotta come together as we did today, as we stand together after this ban. [[and we’ve gotta show individuals that we will stand with Muslims, with immigrants, and we will stand with Americans to defend our values and our principles….. let’s continue to raise our voices. No Justice, No Peace (crowd repeats chant)
At the end of the Letitia clip, a Leftard Safety Patrol female attempted to control, aka censor, Univision 41 as they prepared to film the counter-protest.
She repeated (referring to the counter protestors) “ … they don’t represent us … we are asking that you focus over there.”
The Univision reporter stood his ground as he gestured to both groups and then … despite her “plea” … proceeded to interview the counter-protestors.
As I left crowd behind, I passed a public trash can already sporting the tossed meme of the day (AND some predictable reading material illuminating their intentions). Patriotism was NOT their meme …. of the day.
FYI- once again- another VERY long list of sponsors and participants.
African Communities Together African Services Committee Arab American Association of New York Asian American Federation Atlas DIY CAIR-NY Chinese Planning Council NYC Chinese Progressive Association Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation DSI INTERNATIONAL INC El Centro del Immigrante Fast Food Justice FPWA GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders GetOrganizedBK Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition Immigrant Defense Project Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism (JAAMR) Jews for Racial & Economic Justice Make the Road NY Masa Middle Collegiate Church Millennials For Revolution MinKwon Center for Community Action MPower Change Muslim Community Network (MCN) Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) New York Day of Remembrance Committee New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights NYC-DSA NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform OCA-NY People For Bernie SEIU 32BJ The Black Instititute The Gathering for Justice The Islamic Center at NYU The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center The Workmen’s Circle United Neighborhood Houses United We Dream Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034 Women’s March Working Families Party Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA
May it be Your will, G‑d, our G‑d and the G‑d of our fathers, that You should lead us in peace and direct our steps in peace, and guide us in peace, and support us in peace, and cause us to reach our destination in life, joy, and peace (If one intends to return immediately, one adds: and return us in peace). Save us from every enemy and ambush, from robbers and wild beasts on the trip, and from all kinds of punishments that rage and come to the world. May You confer blessing upon the work of our hands and grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us, and bestow upon us abundant kindness and hearken to the voice of our prayer, for You hear the prayers of all. Blessed are You G‑d, who hearkens to prayer.
There were a few speakers, like NY City Councilman Brad Lander (and close friend of Linda Sarsour).
a short Video
The very “Progressive” face book page explained why they were there “For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy”:
“The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border. This opposition continues despite President Trump’s executive order that would keep families together but hold them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.”
We will be gathering outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices at Federal Plaza to pray and act together for protection for immigrants.
Slide show of the Progs and the New JDL.
The protest closed with the Priestly Blessings:
[May] Adonai bless you, and guard you – [May] Adonai make His face shine unto you, and be gracious to you – [May] Adonai lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace –
Lastly, the very LONG list of “progressive” Jews (co-sponsors) who gathered outside Federal Plaza
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Congregation Kolot Chayeinu
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
The Hadar Institute
If Not Now NYC
Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Voice for Peace NYC
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Jews Say No
Manhattan Jewish Experience
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
Torah Trumps Hate
Town & Village Synagogue
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
The NEW JDL NY wondered, do these Progressives really understand what Never Again means?
How is This Walk Different From All Other Walks: A Passover Seder & JerichoWalk in Solidarity with Immigrants – Foley Square . April 5, 2018 – 10:15am – 11:00am
(This Walk? Different?) Just the same ol, same ol from the Sanctuary City Coalition, EXCEPT this time they did a Passover Seder; a foolish display opposed by NY-JDL.
During the holiday of Passover, the Jewish community invited people of all faiths to gather for a pre-walk Seder ritual, in which they sought to connect Jewish tradition’s commitment to ending oppression and to welcoming the stranger with the fight for immigrant rights today; gathering as an act of solidarity with the New Sanctuary Coalition and friends who are “at risk” for detention and deportation from ICE.
The JDL successfully frustrated the lefties, particularly illegal felon Ravi Ragbir, who attempted to block the JDL from assembling in a public park (see video)
Every Thursday, Ravi Ragbir and his New Sanctuary Coalition bring together faith leaders, immigration activists and community members to march in silence and pray outside 26 Federal Plaza — in solidarity with those ( illegals) whom they claim are “denied their Right to Remain”.
NO BORDERS USA- SI! (that’s their ticket)
Part 1 video – at 3:16 to 3:28 Ravi foolishly attempts to force the JDL (in a public park) to move away from the Sanctuary Sedar.
Ravi Ragbir (illegal felon) demanding Solidarity with Illegal Migrants.
Part 2 video. Ravi’s Passover Sanctuary Sedar demanded LIBERATION for all illegals.
The NY-JDL leaders asked: Should I bring matzah? 🙂
The sedar was followed by the Jericho Walk from 11:00 am-12:30pm, SEVEN times round and round 26 Federal Plaza (Foley Square is between the courts and Federal Plaza). I left: been to one seven times around- you’ve been to the ALL.