Monday, November 16, 2009

Columbus Go Home!

A Tea Party Against Amnesty and Illegal Immigration protest was held in Minneapolis last Saturday.

From the article:

One activist, under the name "Robert Erickson," managed to get on the list of speakers and riled the crowd into a frenzy about the theft, murder and disease inflicted by illegal immigrants... from Europe, upon indigenous populations. In a "Yes Men" moment, the anti-immigrant crowd sat in silence, trying to figure out what just happened.

Here's part of the speech where he sets 'em up.

In Minneapolis, where I’m from, we have a huge immigrant population that’s been causing a number of problems. With the economy in recession, and so many people getting laid off, and unable to find work, immigrants should not be competing for the few jobs that are out there. It's just not fair to the folks who have a claim to this land and the right to be here. All across America, they are contributing to the flooding of our job markets making it hard for Americans to find jobs. Well, I'm fed up, and it's time to let our politicians know that enough is enough, and we're not gonna take it any more!

We need to secure our borders to protect our country. We need to restore order and put an end to the anarchy that’s sweeping the nation. We need tougher immigration laws to make sure that we send these people back where they came from. We need to protect the sovereignty of the real Americans. We need to hold our politicians accountable.

How did it go? It's better when you watch and listen.

*** Update *** New video posted *** Unfortunately, the reactions of the "good" Americans after the speech make this not safe for work.


hankram said...

Want immigrants to move out? Start packing. You're one of them. Only Native Americans should bitch and moan about everybody else here.

Anonymous said...

We just published a new video of Robert Erickson and the whole scene @ Twin Cities IMC - check it out:

It shows the priceless crowd reaction to Robert's speech and weird weird interactions w/ Ruthie, Sue and the other teabaggers. Columbus go home!