Video: Columbia amnesty fascists rush stage at Minuteman speech

posted at 1:12 am on October 5, 2006 by Allahpundit

Another black eye — literally — for the filthiest Ivy. The culture of intimidation is in full flower at last.

You’ll have to read Michelle for the details. FYI, the sign they’re holding up says, “There are no illegals.” We’ll see what the NYPD has to say about that when the reports on this are filed.

Eh, they’re just cranky.

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Who again are the brownshirts?

bbz123 on October 5, 2006 at 1:36 AM

We’ll see what the NYPD has to say about that when the reports on this are filed.

NYC can be counted on to spring into action if so much as one ashtray is found in a review of the tapes.
Beyond that?
Will will the cops under Nurse Bloomberg take a strong stand against the Ivy League for some good-hearted redneck baiting?
Eh. Flip a coin.

Stephen M on October 5, 2006 at 2:50 AM

Is that Honora and GregH I see jumping up on the stage?



GT on October 5, 2006 at 3:41 AM


Catie96706 on October 5, 2006 at 3:49 AM

Obviously they planned that. This is the left’s version of discourse.

Bellicose Muse on October 5, 2006 at 4:03 AM

The attackers are just excercising their Freedom of Speech.

Tony737 on October 5, 2006 at 5:02 AM

What scares me the most is that at the same time American schools and campuses are filled with indoctrinated unhinged liberals, the jihadis are teaching their children to hate and kill Americans.

iNeXuS on October 5, 2006 at 6:07 AM

That is the lefts’ idea of debate. They cannot win arguments on their merits, so they haveto shout people down and intimidate them to get their point across.

I bet their parents are proud!

rightside on October 5, 2006 at 7:38 AM

The teachers of tomorrow.

Hening on October 5, 2006 at 7:55 AM

Logical outcome for students who have been indoctrinated into every anti-American idea invented since Hillary was a pup.
Hate America-ism is ALL over the middle schools,so by college,they think,talk,and move in lock-step,beautiful examples of mob mentality.
Will they be full-fledged lefto-nazis by age 30? Hope they grow up first.
I’m surprised there are Republican clubs allowed on campus at all,I’m sure soon they’ll be labeled a hate group.

lizzee on October 5, 2006 at 7:59 AM

Here is the ANSWER release on what happened, it is a classic:

Minutemen suffer defeat at Columbia University
Jim Gilchrist terminates speech in face of angry opposition

A major demonstration tonight resulted in a serious setback for the Minutemen organization. Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen, an organization which dispatches armed vigilantes at the U.S.-Mexican border, was invited by the Columbia University Republicans to speak at the Roone Arledge auditorium on campus.

Many hundreds of protesters filled up the blocks outside the auditorium, in a demonstration initiated by the Chicano Caucus of Columbia University and supported by the ANSWER Coalition. Inside the hall, the overwhelming number of attendees were clearly opposed to the racist message of the Minutemen. When Gilchrist began to speak, the students inside exercised their Free Speech rights by loudly protesting the presence of this fascist on their campus. More than 20 students – including several ANSWER activists – occupied the stage where they were violently attacked by thugs working with the Minutemen. In spite of the violent attacks against them, they held their ground, and Gilchrist terminated his speech.

“Progressive students of all backgrounds — immigrant and non-immigrant, Black, Latino, Asian, Arab and white — mobilized to meet this racist provocation. Jim Gilchrist was hoping to sell his message of hate but the people were not buying. Let tonight be a model for others around the country. And let it be a lesson to the Minutemen: wherever they go, they will be confronted. We have an obligation to the millions of immigrants in this country who are being demonized and targeted by the Minutemen, KKK and other racists,” said Karina Garcia, Political Chair of Chicano Caucus.

E5infantry on October 5, 2006 at 8:00 AM

That race card is serioudly getting frayed on the corners.

SouthernGent on October 5, 2006 at 8:20 AM

In future speeches like this, they should have 20 body guards, and beat the hell out of these punks……….and of course carry legal firearms.

LZVandy on October 5, 2006 at 8:26 AM

The $33.8 billion spending measure … includes $1.2 billion for a fence, vehicle barriers and other infrastructure …
There is no official estimate of the cost of that bill. Republican backers said the 700 miles would cost about $2 billion, while Democratic opponents said the cost could be $9 billion … Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, said yesterday’s down payment will build roughly 150 miles of fence…

And if you are smart enough to walk around the fence, the Democrats are waiting with billions more in social spending to give you. This is one of the issues where I think the whole freakin’ country has gone completely insane. How about we just try stop spending money, see if maybe that works?

B Moe on October 5, 2006 at 9:00 AM

Their argument is totally without merit and cannot be argued on fact, so they resort to violence to get their point across.

These people need to get to the ATM, proceed to their nearest neighborhood clue store and buy one.

Corky on October 5, 2006 at 9:14 AM

O.M.Goodness. Hilarious thread, guys. The communist left exercising their free speech rights.


Jaibones on October 5, 2006 at 9:25 AM

Did anyone else notice that yellow sign? some of it is written in what appears to be Arabic.

What’s up with that???

pullingmyhairout on October 5, 2006 at 9:25 AM

It is amazing what form political debate takes these days.

Too bad the protesters weren’t all removed by semi tractor trailer to jail.

tormod on October 5, 2006 at 9:28 AM

Did anyone else notice that yellow sign? some of it is written in what appears to be Arabic.

I think that is just where the crayon smudged when they spilled their chocolate milk on it.

B Moe on October 5, 2006 at 9:29 AM

Columbia Spectator coverage;

Minutemen Protestors Rush Stage
Gilchrist’s Speech Cut Short by Ensuing Brawl

Protestors took the stage minutes after Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, came to the microphone in Roone Arledge Auditorium Wednesday night, sparking a chaotic brawl involving more than 20 students, other attendees, and guests.

Two students in the International Socialist Organization unfurled a yellow banner reading, “No one is illegal!” which prompted other protestors to rush the stage. Gilchrist supporters then clamored on stage while the speakers were ushered out of the auditorium.

Notice how they spin the assault as “2 students”, then pretend that Minutemen “rush the stage.” WTF? UFB!

So, it was the ISO fascists. The ISO are a sick amalgam of domestic terrorists with Manson family values.

Terp Mole on October 5, 2006 at 9:30 AM

What can you say?


tommy1 on October 5, 2006 at 9:39 AM

Terp Mole,

Another paragraph of that story says:

“We were aware that there was going to be a sign and we were going to occupy the stage,” said a protestor who was on stage and asked to remain anonymous. “I don’t feel like we need to apologize or anything. It was fundamentally a part of free speech. … The Minutemen are not a legitimate part of the debate on immigration.”

The Stalinists will decide who is part of the legitimate debate on immigration and who is not. The Stalinists will decide who gets free speech and when. I have a funny feeling that if only the people the Columbian Communist Party deem rightfully part of the debate were allowed to speak, there would be no debate on immigration.

tommy1 on October 5, 2006 at 9:46 AM

When communists attack!
American Universities are the last place I would expect to find free speech. The prejudicial (liberal) arts have so thoroughly infected our schools that respect for any opinion other than socialist (even Marxist) just isn’t acceptable.Physical disruption of free speech seems to be encouraged.
Equal hiring rules should include political attitudes too I guess.

Speakup on October 5, 2006 at 10:30 AM

Eh, they’re just cranky.

I felt certain this was going to link back to the story about no whacking off during Ramadan.

mikeyboss on October 5, 2006 at 10:37 AM

Free speech for me… but not for thee!

That is a leftist mantra.

Does anyone get the feeling that the Administration of Columbia were fully aware (and in support of) the ‘protest’?

Oh, and the issue isn’t immigration – those who illegal cross our borders are not immigrants but ILLEGAL ALIENS. We really should not allow them (and the MSM) to protray it as an immigration issue.

CrazyFool on October 5, 2006 at 11:04 AM

Eh, they’re just cranky.

Well, maybe. But what the a.n.s.w.e.r. thugs really are, is socialists and communists. And this naked display of the denial of freedom of speech for any Conservative speaker also smacks of outright stalinism.

This is what we get for allowing over 30 years of socialist and communist indoctrination to be spread in our institutions of ‘higher learning’.

It is disgraceful.

techno_barbarian on October 5, 2006 at 2:04 PM

Such mature adults with well-developed character.

The product of our taxpayer funded educational system.

speed647 on October 5, 2006 at 2:14 PM


Soothsayer on October 5, 2006 at 3:26 PM

I want to know who the blonde guy at the end is. He just seems like someone I need to know.

Karol on October 5, 2006 at 4:41 PM