Here is the list of gatherings, meet-ups and message boards for Beck’s We Surround Them tele-rally in Massachusetts.
General “Roll Call”
Location: VFW Post 8428, Pelham Rd.
Dan is hosting a meetup at the Belchertown, MA VFW Psot 8428 between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm, March 13, 2009.
All like-minded Patriots welcome!
Location: Grumpys resturaunt
190 Pulaski Blvd
Bellingham, MA 02019
(Says New York, but it’s Boston) meetup.com/The-Boston-Glenn-Beck-Meetup-Group/
Location: Longview Apts.
Meeting in the Community Room of the complex @ 4:45. Rt 95N Exit 54B. Room can accomodate 18 people, so far we have 5.
Reply message thread below if you’d like to attend. http://www.meetup.com/WeSurrou…
Please RSVP so we can get a head count. We are located right off of Rt 95N Exit 45. Time will be 4:45PM until 7:3o. You are welcome to bring snacks; unfortunately there are no facilities for children.
Let’s mobilize and get this thing done!
E-mail for directions or info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: CHANGED – TBA
Location = The Brewery Exchange
Comments = Open to Public
Please RSVP to meetup.com/WeSurroundThemGathering/messages/boards/thread/6443515
so that we have a rough headcount and don’t overwhelm The Brewery. Thanks!
Location: Back Nine Pub
Bedrock Country Club
A good-sized group is planning to be there for the 5pm show. This is open to the public so any Glenn Beck fan is invited.
If you need any more information, please do not call Bedrock, as it is not yet open for the season, rather is just making its facility available for Glenn Beck’s event.
The Back Nine has a full-service bar and light snacks will be available as well. No dinner menu. This will be a gathering of local like-minded people… open to the public as well.
March 13th 5:00
Located at the intersection of Routes 9 & 20. A family place. Bring your kids if you want to. Many are gathering. Everyone is welcome!
Meanwhile, underscoring how extreme some of this can get, in a recent column at World Net Daily promoting Beck’s We Surround Them effort, actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris invoked everything from the Declaration of Independence to the Alamo to “thousands of cell groups” along the way to suggesting a secessionist revolution against the government of the United States centered in Texas. “Sam Houston put it well,” Norris declared, “when he gave the marching orders, ‘We view ourselves on the eve of battle.'”
I’m not saying that other states won’t muster the gumption to stand and secede, but Texas has the history to prove it. As most know, Texas was its own country before it joined the Union as its 28th state. From 1836 to 1846, Texas was its own Republic.
How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution?
When I appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show, he told me that someone had asked him, “Do you really believe that there is going to be trouble in the future?” And he answered, “If this country starts to spiral out of control and Mexico melts down or whatever, if it really starts to spiral out of control, before America allows a country to become a totalitarian country (which it would have under I think the Republicans as well in this situation; they were taking us to the same place, just slower), Americans won’t stand for it. There will be parts of the country that will rise up.” Then Glenn asked me and his listening audience, “And where’s that going to come from?” He answered his own question, “Texas, it’s going to come from Texas. Do you agree with that Chuck?” I replied, “Oh yeah!” Definitely.
How seriously should we take all this?
It’s hard to say.
The column is partly a promotion for We Surround Them. (I have heard Beck on Fox shows predict riots and insurrection in response to Obama’s economic policies). On the other hand, Norris’s rhetoric is much like that of the rightwing militias and violent antiabortion cells of the 90s that organized in response to the administration of Bill Clinton.
One need not reach a verdict about Norris or any of this based on one column, but the most important thing is not to lose sight that it is a ssignificant stirring of the rightwing pot. The revolutionary rhetoric aside, this is a sizeable effort and will no doubt, not be the last.
Adapted from Talk to Action, where we report on and analyze the religious right, and what to do about it.