You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Years from now if they’re successful and they have control of this country, there will be no free meeting, there will be no free speech, there will be no freedom expression and guess what you will have been complicit in this because you were too much of a coward to take a stand
Allen West at Pam Geller’s event CPAC 2010
One of my first memories of my first CPAC in 2010 sitting being in the lobby and noticing a particular fellow.
He seemed to be watching everything, noticing every single person walking by, every movement people made. It didn’t take long for him to notice me noticing him and I approached him to ask him a few questions. He declined.
I presumed he was either event security or hotel security and filed him away for future reference.
A few days later due to unforseen circumstances I found myself late to the standing room only Pam Geller’s CPAC event. It would be my introduction to Col Allen West who the entire country and Conservative Movement would know soon.
While Allen West impressed me Simon Deng shocked me when he told the crowd of his life in slavery in Africa in the 21st Century. I interviewed him with Barbara Espinsoa later
as the event was winding down, and I was copying my files to my laptop I looked around and noticed that same fellow I saw before escorting Pam out of the venue, realizing he wasn’t security for the event or the hotel, but security for Pam.
That’s when I understood exactly what Pam Geller does and what she risks.
I would see that same man again at Pam Geller’s CPAC 2011 event with Ground Zero families and was astonished to hear about NY city counselors who were willing to be privately with the 9/11 families but afraid to be publicly with them.
I noticed something interesting:
This event was scheduled at the same time as a Ron Paul event directly across of it. I don’t think this was a coincidence. Pamela fearlessness in speaking openly about things that others would like to forget makes some uncomfortable
A year later I would see that man again as I squeezed my way into Pam packed CPAC 2012 event and I noticed another oddity
When I finally figured out where the McKinney Room was I had to talk my way into it because there was simply no room and I only come in wide body.
There is no single room at the Windham harder to find than the McKinley room it was as if CPAC was doing it’s best to hide Pam’s event but it was still overflowing and amazing. I also met J Christian Adams for the first time.
Funny how so many of these people end up at PJ Media.
Well this year CPAC has moved to a new location and it would seem it is simply not possible to hide Pam’s event or counter program Pam’s event so they’ve decided to simply exclude her.
This year, I applied to speak and was ignored. I tried to get a room for an AFDI event, “The War on Free Speech,” and was ignored. So, for the first time in five years, I won’t be at CPAC. Last year Suhail Khan bragged out loud that he (and his other operatives) had successfully kept Robert Spencer and me from being invited to speak. He went so far as to warn people not to attend our events or read our books.
Think about this for a moment: A single woman has for a decade fought a fight that others have refused to make:
How easy would it be for her to just give in?
How simple would it be to pocket the Saudi money?
Now easy would it be to just go silent?
How nice would it be, to be invited to the parties?
How pleasant would it be to no longer be insulted or called a bigot?
How relaxing would it be to have the great and the powerful not use the full weight of their strength to silence her.
How nice would it be to be able to travel without that bodyguard?
A lot of people talk about being held down, about being oppressed, about taking risks for freedom, in reality very few people actually take physical risks to fight for freedom. Pam Geller does.
This is the price Pam Geller has paid to protect every single damn one of us. How do you repay a debt like that?
Well this Saturday I had Robert Spencer scheduled for my show to talk about his exclusion from the Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference, Pam Geller is going to join him on the show to make her case. Tune in at Noon EST on FTR Radio or the Money Matters Radio Network AM 1390 Plymouth, WBNW 1120 Concord or 970 WESO in Southbridge.
In closing the words I said after viewing a Pam Geller event for the first time at CPAC remains true today:
This is the single most important issue facing this nation and if it is ignored we will suffer for it and deservedly so. I can’t say enough about the courage and dedication of Ms. Geller. She is an international treasure!
When we are dead and gone if there is any justice in the word she will be remembered for this.
It’s Monday. Last weeks short paycheck is over, Sunday’s empty coffers are done and it’s a new week and a new attempt to find those 15 people willing to kick in $20 for that elusive paycheck.
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Final thought: Why do I get the feeling if this post celebrated Pam’s exclusion from CPAC rather than attacking it, I’d never have to worry about that $300 a week again? Perhaps I could sell the blog to Current TV and retire.