Saturday, November 19, 2005
DOG DAY AFTERNOON IN KINGSTON
It really was a dogs day in Kingston as every one of them had to be howling at the screeching and screaming of both the speakers and the sound system at the much balyhooed "Rally Against Violence!"
Hal Turner promised a live broadcast of the one hour event and, indeed, it happened - sort of. With protestors confined at least two hundred yards from the racist fools, and intense security, everything promised to go peacefully and smoothly. Turner cautioned the group of 50-60 against any violent acts during the course of the rally and attempted in his own way to be mainstream and acceptable. The problem with that was, that he just couldn't quite get there.
"Welcome to the 'Rally Against Violence.' There is not going to be a riot here today," Turner shouted to the group. As he chronicled the beating of Robbie Hedrick, the crime that brought the rally about, Turner asked for a round of applause for the police officers present and led the attendees in a "Justice for Robbie Hedrick" cheer. And everything went downhill from there.
While his speech wasn't ladened with his usual ephithets against blacks he just couldn't stop from raging on and on about what he called the "oy vey" crowd. At one point he said that he had been the recipient of a hateful phone call telling him that he was going to be run out of town. "Well, I'm here! Run me out of town!" We just have to note that with protestors held at bay and, by Hal's own account, 200-300 police officers surrounding the racists, he was probably pretty safe.
Mona Montgomery, a practicing attorney who is also a Nazi, was next up. Screaming and screeching into a pitiful sound system, she peirced the ears of residents and listeners. Shouting about her pride in her German heritage and referencing the gas chambers of Hitler's era, participants attempted to understand what was being said but it was a greuling experience for most and certainly set the sensitive ears of every dog in Kingston on fire.
Most lost interest in the next speaker since little could be understood and he didn't seem to have much to say anyway. To say that the rally was an utter flop would not even approach the truth of the matter.
Billing this as a collossal event, Turner and other racists have been feuding for weeks. In what they considered a last minute coup, David Duke gave conditional support to the event. However, the fact that a few of the Hollywood Nazi's from the NSM intended to be present in full uniform, set a lot of teeth on edge and was something that Duke had explicitly stated shouldn't happen.
Throughout all of the infighting taking place, Bill "millionairebill" White put the crowning blow on any participation by the more conservative elements of the movement. Shouting the party line on VNN, White came across as the nut case that everyone already thinks he is and ended up with a bounty on his head. Will Williams has actually offered $1,000 to anyone who would "break his skull."
In the shadow of all the hoopla that has been generated, the best they could do was the usual 50-60 people at the rally site. And as far as getting their message out to the people - not with that sound system. It just didn't happen. But the dogs in Kingston got an opportunity to howl. So much for Mr. Turner's demonstration - and that is how it should be! WUF! WUF!
Posted by Nikki at 11/19/2005 12:47:00 PM