….and from openly pro-Open Borders reporter Janell Ross. I can’t stand it. I read so much biased reporting it makes me sick and the Tennessean is one of the most biased of the biased papers in the nation on immigration. Here is the title for this blatantly promotional piece for the Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC):
Tennessee group seeks straight talk on immigrants
‘Welcoming’ effort addresses residents’ fears and perceptions
This deceptive article may as well have had the word “advertisement” across the top! Makes you wonder if the community organizers even bring in their own reporters.
Ms. Ross sets the stage by suggesting that regular Tennessee folks standing around coffee shops are a bunch of redneck boobs filled with irrational fear for the unknown and the outsider.
Then she goes on to say:
The people inside those coffee shops are the kind Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition workers want to reach. The group recently received a $50,000 grant to expand its Welcoming Tennessee program, money to fund thought-provoking billboards or gather people to air fears and complaints.
Other groups are joining in — starting conversations about the estimated 4 percent of Tennessee’s population born in other countries. The topics are as simple as why various groups settled here and as complex as immigration and tax laws.
“We’re not so much trying to change the public’s concept of who is American … but to get people to think, to use reason instead of reacting to immigrants from a place of frustration and fear,” said Stephen Fotopulos, the coalition’s executive director.
I previously told you about the so-called $50,000 grant prize here. Please go read it and then come back.
Ms. Ross then tells us about the “grassroots” campaign that made sure the English Only ballot initiative failed earlier this year. She doesn’t tell you that the “grassroots” were major big Nashville players and huge companies funding the campaign to kill it! The TIRRC was on the side of BIG BUSINESS against the average “coffee-shop” Nashville citizen. Big funders against the little guy were Caterpillar, HRC (mega giant hospital company) and even Vanderbilt University. All told the “Nashville for all of Us” coalition—the opposition to English Only— raked in a cool $286,000. See Judy’s post entitled, “Communism, Socialism or Fascism and Corporatism here to understand why Leftwing groups are in bed with big business.
I don’t want to overwhelm readers but here in a nutshell is what is going on in Nashville. Community organizers from Chicago arrived in Nashville a few years ago and proceeded to set up a whole host of phoney-baloney “grassroots” groups (Soros strategy) with a few people involved in most of them (interlocking boards etc.). That gives the general public the impression that there is a groundswell of support for anything having to do with immigrants. There is even one called Tennesseans against Genocide that did virtually nothing that I can tell except take in money.
We saw a demonstration of how the few key players gathered together their myriad faux groups to give the public the idea that they represented hoards of people in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens at this recent press conference at Nashville’s Loew’s Vanderbilt hotel. And, what do you know, this politically correct story was written by Janell Ross.
Human nature is such that people don’t want to be outside the group, outside of what they perceive most of their peers are thinking and doing. Judy told me the other day that that is part of the strategy that Obama used to win election, but I can’t remember if Judy posted on it! That is what today’s Tennessean article is about—it is meant to tell the “coffee-shop” people that they are out of the mainstream.
In addition to making people feel that the smart people are all for more immigration, the mission of the TIRRC and its elitist community organizers is to continue to keep the community of Nashville in turmoil —- angry poor immigrants are ideal for that. If you are thinking that can’t make sense, I didn’t think so either when I first learned about Saul Alinsky’s method of destabilizing communities by creating chaos. The “have-nots” have to be continually fighting the “haves” to bring “change.” By the way, tonight Glenn Beck opened his show with a discussion of the method.
And, of course one of the most galling aspects of all this is that in addition to corporate funding of these groups, ethnic organizations such as the Somali Community Center of Nashville,* get federal and state grants and contracts. Their mission to destabilize communities is funded by the taxpayer which surely gives the organizers hearty laughs about pulling the wool over the eyes of those redneck “coffee-shop” citizens.
The jig is up!
Ms. Ross, how about a little real reporting for a change.
* For new readers, the US State Department has admitted over 80,000 Somali refugees to the US in the last 25 years and then last year had to suspend family reunification because widespread immigration fraud was revealed through DNA testing.