Dennis Gilman Menaced by the Goons of Remember 1986 at We Are America Rally
How dumb can the nativists get?
On Friday, I blogged about an anti-amnesty rally being held at the state Capitol, sponsored in part by nativist extremist Rusty Childress' new anti-immigrant group Remember 1986.
To answer my own question, this is how dumb
Basically, Remember 1986 is a rehash of Childress' United for a Sovereign America, which had a fondness for neo-Nazis such as Elton Hall and J.T. Ready. U.S.A. is the same group that for years harassed the Macehualli Work Center, a day-laborer spot in North Phoenix.
Citizen Journalist Dennis Gilman and His Video Camera Take on the Valley of the Sun
Joe Arpaio, Richard Malley, Robert Crooks, Harry Hughes and Rusty Childress' New Nativist Group "Remember 1986"
Videographer Dennis Gilman is one of those who helped expose U.S.A. for what it was, through his activism and his videos on his YouTube site HumanLeage002.
In fact, Gilman got U.S.A. booted from a local VFW hall in 2008, after he wrote the VFW and informed it of just who was using the property.
Needless to say, the U.S.A. crowd has no love for Gilman. I have been present on countless occasions where the Phoenix nativists have menaced Gilman, blocking his camera, hitting his camera, and pushing and shoving him.
When Gilman shows up to any of their events, they react like hungry jackals to a hunk of bloody meat. And Saturday's We Are America rally was no different, despite U.S.A.'s name change to Remember 1986.
As you can see in Gilman's video of the incident, the nativists immediately begin blocking his camera. They surround him, push and shove him, and hit his camera with their signs.
The Arizona Republic reports that these goons essentially disrupted their own event, and that one of their speakers, Republican congresswoman-wannabe Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, even intervened at one point on Gilman's behalf.
"Excuse me," she says, "as a United States citizen, this man has a right to be here."