“Tenacity of protestors is to be admired”

By Tom Quiner

Protestors created a pile of filth at Zuccotti Park in New York

The pro life protesters took over city parks around the nation. They were loud and profane.

They called themselves the 99.5, which represents the percentage of our population not aborted each year. They protest in defense of the .5% preborn who have no rights and are aborted each year.

At their encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, violent crime went up. People were assaulted. The police officer in charge of keeping the peace with these aggressive pro-lifers was Edward Winski. He somberly reported: “Many of these were assaults against police officers.”

“We have a first amendment right of free speech and assembly” was the shout from these committed pro life zealots. Eventually though, American cities grew tired of the disruption caused by the pro life crowd and their anti Planned Parenthood rant. They could no longer tolerate the rapes, the drug use, and other associated risks to the public safety.

The authorities began to disperse the crowds. They had to clean up the filth left behind which included used hypodermic needles and buckets of human waste. One sanitation engineer exclaimed, “These were some of the worst smells I’ve ever experienced!” Just what kind of people are these pro lifers?

Despite the damage, the filth, and the thuggery that accompanied the pro life protests, liberal pundits jumped to the defense of the right of these pro lifers to assemble and protest the consequences of Roe V Wade. Just this morning, former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich voiced his displeasure with the treatment they received from city authorities around the country:

“… when real people without money assemble to express their dissatisfaction with the political consequences of this, they’re treated as public nuisances — clubbed, pepper-sprayed, thrown out of public parks and evicted from public spaces.”

Liberal Des Moines columnist, Rekha Basu, had to reluctantly admire the tenacity of the protestors. Although she said the pro life protestors earned some of the criticism they received from their bad behavior,

“… such incidents are the exceptions, given the thousand of protesters involved. If, instead of protesting, these people spent their days playing video games and drinking beer at home, there’d probably be no public criticism. Instead, they are offering an alternative voice …”

In other words, Ms. Basu commends their civic-minded expression of their collective consciences.


Of course, all of the above has been twisted. I fudged the facts. You saw it coming, although I did use actual quotes for Mr. Reich and Ms. Basu. However, their quotes were directed toward the defense of the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

If in fact the pro life community protested as the Occupy Wall Street crowd does, they would be crucified by liberal pundits and the mainstream media. They would not tolerate the rapes, the thuggery, the excrement, the drug use, the public nudity, and the overall barbarism that has accompanied the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. It says much about the value system of the Left that they do excuse the rapes, the thuggery, the excrement, the drug use, the public nudity and the overall barbarism that accompanies this movement.

The pro life crowd that works so hard on behalf of society’s least powerful, the .5%, does their work with civility, love, and prayer. Their anger is channeled in constructive ways. You would not know they had even been in a public space when their gatherings disperse. They are left spotless.

There’s such a difference between civilized and uncivilized movements.

1 Comment

  1. maxine bechtel on November 28, 2011 at 7:48 am

    BRAVO, TOM!! I knew right away where you were headed, since we have heard of no such shenanigans about pro-life rallies! In fact, if Big Media even REPORTS a pro-life rally in any place except in newspaper back pages underneath the underwear ads. it is a Red-Letter day! AND, all too often, the OWS crowd gets a glossed-over pass on ANY type of negative reporting, But we’re stuck with biased reporting, (at least until after Nov. 2012) it seems!