A coalition of DFL activists, a significant portion of whom are paid activists, organized a resist movement event at Monday night’s St. Cloud City Council Meeting. Included in the coalition of DFL activists were “the East Central Area Labor Council, TakeAction Minnesota and #UniteCloud, according to Jane Conrad, field representative for East Central Labor Council.” TakeAction Minnesota is one of the most hardline progressive organizations in Minnesota.
I wrote about TakeAction Minnesota’s depravity in this post because they went out to then-Congressman Jason Lewis’ home to spread their fear and hatred to Lewis’s family and neighbors by trespassing on Lewis’s property. What’s ridiculous is that Monday night’s activists carried signs that read “We are greater than hate”:
TakeAction Minnesota is among the greatest fear-mongers in the state. TAM is one of the weapons that the DFL uses to stifle debate. They aren’t about civic pride. They’re about shutting down debate. They’re about intimidation. If TAM didn’t have fear and intimidation, they wouldn’t be activists.
As for #UniteCloud, that organization specializes in preventing transparency and accountability. Whenever someone asks for information on how much the refugee resettlement program costs, #UniteCloud reflexively accuses that person of being Islamophobic and racist. This DFL hate group isn’t interested in having a discussion about the program itself. It’s about overthrowing an election of 2 conservatives. (The rest of the City Council are either progressives or Chamber of Commerce Republicans, aka crony capitalists.) The last thing the DFL’s shadow organizations want is to deal with people who know how to articulate a principled message.
Loyal readers of LFR have reported that ISAIAH/GRIP was out in force Monday night, too. These organizations portray themselves as religious organizations. That’s fiction. They’re another DFL front organization. In 2010, ISAIAH/GRIP published “three ‘Shining the Light’ reports, co-authored by the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity.” The Kirwan Institute identifies themselves as dealing with implicit bias. In their own words, implicit bias “affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual’s awareness or intentional control. Residing deep in the subconscious, these biases are different from known biases that individuals may choose to conceal for the purposes of social and/or political correctness. Rather, implicit biases are not accessible through introspection.”
In other words, one of the organizations attacking Paul Brandmire and Mike Conway think that people possess biases that they’re unaware of and that they can’t control. But I digress.
Conway said Brandmire, by agreeing to be interviewed for the story, was “trying to have an open discussion. All he did was he noticed. You bring in 20,000 people, I don’t care where they are from, you bring them in from anywhere in a short period of time, you are going have people say, ‘Oh, that’s different,'” Conway said. “Paul is not a racist. I’m not a racist. We’re not bigoted. We just are the ones who are saying, ‘Hey, there are some differences going on. We need to find out how to make those things work.'”
The message that ISAIAH/GRIP, TakeAction Minnesota and #UniteCloud want to put out there is that Republicans are racists. The truth is irrelevant to them, which is disgusting. These DFL front organizations aren’t about having a conversation. They’re about shutting down debate.