The America’s Right ‘Know Your Protesters’ Quiz


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POP QUIZ — KNOW YOUR PROTESTERS


Instructions: Below, you will find several questions and statements about two different politically-charged protest events, both of which have occurred in the past two weeks. All statements have been reproduced verbatim from various news sources, though any specific reference which would imply one answer or another has been redacted. The questions are multiple choice — please select the option you feel most likely answers the question asked.

1. Which of the following protests featured left-leaning individuals protesting against capitalism?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

2. Which of the following protests featured people from all sides of the political spectrum, protesting against a rapidly expanding, overreaching federal government?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

3. Which of the following protests involved anywhere between 300 and 2,000 Americans?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither


4. Which of the following protests involved anywhere between 400,000 and two million Americans?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

5. Which of the following protests was dismissed by Sen. Arlen Specter and others as being not indicative of the feelings of the American people?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither


6. Which of the following protests required law enforcement to respond in riot gear?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

7. Read the following statement, and answer the question below:

Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the [insert reason for protest after [insert type of protesters] responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

This was reported by the press about one of the two protests. Which event was being alluded to in this statement?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

8. Read the following statement, and answer the question below:

They came from around the country. Stephanie Crise and her family flew in from Dallas, Texas. Her elementary school-aged daughter was dressed as lady liberty and carried a sign that read “Stop Spending my Future.” Crise wore a large “Uncle Sam” hat and had her own sign with the message “Turn back to God and our Constitution.”

This was reported by the press about one of the two protests. Which event was being alluded to in this statement?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

9. Read the following statement, and answer the question below:

The clashes began after hundreds of protesters, many advocating against [insert grievance here], tried to march from an outlying neighborhood toward the convention center where the [insert event here] is being held.

The protesters banged on drums and chanted “Ain’t no power like the power of the people, ’cause the power of the people don’t stop.”

The marchers included small groups of self-described [insert description here], some wearing dark clothes and bandanas and carrying black flags. Others wore helmets and safety goggles.

This was reported by the press about one of the two protests. Which event was being alluded to in this statement?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

10. Read the following statement, and answer the question below:

Anti-[insert grievance here] protesters rampaged through the city centre of [insert city here], smashing up shops and throwing rocks at police, as officers used tear gas and baton-charges in an attempt to bring them under control.

This was reported by the press about one of the two protests. Which event was being alluded to in this statement?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

11. Read the following statement, and answer the question below:

Frustrated in their attempts to reach the venue where world leaders are meeting the crowd, many of whom wore face-masks and armed themselves with rocks, broke windows at fast-food restaurants, a BMW dealership and a bank in the area, about a mile from the fenced-off convention centre.

Police in body armour and armed with plastic shields threw pepper gas canisters to disperse the protesters, charging in to make some arrests.

Some reports also suggested that rubber bullets had been used, but police tonight confirmed that they had fired pellet-filled “beanbags” to combat the rioters.

This was reported by the press about one of the two protests. Which event was being alluded to in this statement?

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

12. Consider the following photograph:


The protester(s) shown in this photograph attended:

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

13. Consider the following photograph:


The protester(s) shown in this photograph attended:

a. The G-20 Protest in Pittsburgh
b. The 9/12 March on Washington
c. Neither

14. Which group of protesters were derided as “un-American” in a USAToday op-ed written by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer?

a. Those who rallied at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh
b. Those who rallied in Washington on 9/12
c. Neither


15. Which group of protesters included many who have been characterized as dangerous by the mainstream press?

a. Those who rallied at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh
b. Those who rallied in Washington on 9/12
c. Neither


16. Which group of protesters included many who have been referred to as an “unruly mob” by the president of the United States?

a. Those who rallied at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh
b. Those who rallied in Washington on 9/12
c. Neither

***PENCILS DOWN***

There is something going on in America. Supporters of President Barack Obama and the Democrats decry what they call a newfound display of partisanship, as if they were somehow elsewhere during the eight years prior to the inauguration of the Marxist Messiah, as if they forgot completely about the hatred spewed toward former President George W. Bush, the hateful signs displayed at street-corner protests, the movies made and books written about his hypothetical assassination.

What the American political left cannot come to grips with, however, is that those of us concerned for the future of our nation are not crazy, are not prone to violence. Time after time we’ve seen leftist political activists destroy whatever downtown district in which the G-20 and other world economic meetings take place. We see store windows broken, cars flipped over, rocks hurled at police officers, multiple arrests, and somehow that’s all accepted by the mainstream press. Yet when a few thousand people get together in a town square in Anytown, U.S.A. or a few hundred thousand get together in Washington, D.C. without a single arrest, it’s suddenly the epicenter of racism and political violence.

Think about it, for a moment. In New Hampshire, outside a contrived town hall-style meeting conducted by Barack Obama, a concerned, employed American stood with a sign in his hands and a pistol lawfully strapped to his thigh. In Arizona, a black man fielded questions at a tea party-type rally with an AR-15 lawfully slung across his shoulder and an extra magazine tucked neatly into the back pocket of his dress pants. The media went absolutely crazy, obsessed with the assassination of their president. Both men were bona-fide assassins in the eyes people like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. The black gun owner found, even, that MSNBC refused to show his skin color because it was the gun which fit into that network’s interpretation of the American uprising, while his skin color worked against the point they were trying to make.

Consider for a moment what might have occurred if the same pistol and rifle were in the hands of some of the protesters in Pittsburgh yesterday. Somehow, I don’t think the result would be the same.

When I first saw video and images of the protests in Pittsburgh yesterday, all I could do was shake my head and laugh. Radical leftists were once again doing their thing, while even litter was hard to come by after the throngs of tea party patriots left Washington, D.C. to go back to their families, lives and jobs.

It’s time for America to come to grips with reality, to understand the bill of goods being sold to them by the Progressives and the mainstream press. It’s time for America to see that we have a president who errs on the side of totalitarianism, and a Congress more than willing to help him get there. And it’s time for America to see that there are real, true patriots willing to stand up and fight for their uniquely American freedom and God-given natural rights.

Look at the distinction between the two groups. Who are the violent ones? Who are the divisive ones? Who are the radicals? Know your protesters. See the difference. And make sure your friends and neighbors do, too.

(Oh, and the answers, by the way: 1-a; 2-b.; 3-a; 4-b; 5-b; 6-a; 7-a; 8-b; 9-a; 10-a; 11-a; 12-a; 13-b; 14-b; 15-b; 16-b. If you received anything less than a 16 out of 16, you and I need to have a talk.)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I got 16 out of 16, Jeff!

    Do I get a gold star or anything?

    Beth

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great article Jeff

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want a gold star if the first Anonymous gets one. I got 100% also.

    That was fun. Like a moment of surreal academic logic applied to a strange upside-down version of reality.

    Thanks, Jeff.

    verification word 'cogitom', sort of like cognition but "the process of thought" minus the MSM version of reality.

  4. jrei says:

    Some people don't change until they hurt enough they have to,
    learn enough they want to, or receive enough they are able to.

    Telling quote that just rolled through my email inbox. Which will it be?

  5. Gail B says:

    I got 16 out of 16, too, and all I heard about the G-20 protest was from the newsbreak at the top of the hour on talk radio.

    Even from that little bit, I wondered how they were going to cover the arrests and assaults on the police in the television coverage.

    It's no wonder the "fringe media" (as Glenn Beck calls them) is having financial difficulty and are in danger of going under–they lean so far over to the left that they're falling like bowling pins.

    Thanks for showing the contrast in coverage and behavior. That was good!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank You for this great article!

  7. Linda says:

    Loved it!!! Great format for an article.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Excellent. Excellent. Excellent!!!!

    I will be posting this on facebook, emailing it, etc. This can't be emphasized enough, and thank you so much for continuing the defense of the American people!
    This article brings tears to my eyes!

  9. Soloman says:

    Jeff, another interesting perspective is that for all of the demonizing of tea party attendees in the MSM and leftist media, there is actually a page at Huffington Post that shows a slide-show of G20 protesters, and says "Check out this slide-show of protesters and vote on your favorite protest tactic." It also asks for attendees to send in photos if they attend.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/24/g20-protest-photos-vote-o_n_298692.html?slidenumber=6#slide_image

  10. Anonymous says:

    I too had to laugh at the G20 protesters. A bunch of pimply faced adolescents who left their tree hugging for the day to pretend to be bad a** protesters. They all ran away when the police played loud noises and shot pepper spray at them, boo hoo!
    Not the kind of crazed violent resistance usually shown in Europe by a long shot, you pathetic wimps.
    Looked like a way overblown estimate of the crowd as well (tens of tens in my opinion). Surprised we didn’t see Michael Moore waddling around with his designer bullhorn spewing about evil capitalism with all the other hypocrites! After the exhausting day, the protesters went to Starbucks and ordered a regular coffee in protest of corporate capitalist pigs!

  11. sharon says:

    I love the quiz.. I received 100%. With your permission I would like to print it, mail it to each of my senators in Michigan and allow them to participate.

    You put it in great perspective. Is there any doubt the media and the left are united as one?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Very good…I got an A+!!!

    According to the AFA Action Alert, Islamic prayer going on in Washington, DC today, Sept 25th…a gathering of 50,000+.

    Let us see if a proclamation is made by this president regarding the event. My objection is to the leader of this prayer group being Hassen Ibn Abdellah, and according to the New York Times, the "most aggressively combative of the lawyers" representing the terrorists who staged the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

    He did not acknowledge the Tea Party…now let's see if he will take note of this gathering.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Jeff,

    As usual, you have the perfect analogy to reveal the reality of the situation.

    And as usual the politically motivated 'mental midgets' located in our Nation's Capitol…still don't "get it".

    Thanks Jeff, you're doing the service our elitist, current events ccordinators, refuse to provide.

  14. Chris says:

    The time has come for the "lame street media" to receive its end of life counseling. Confess their sins, do penance, and peacefully expire with some semblance of dignity. Cause of death…..total lack of credibility.

    Having participated in the 912 DC March, I felt safer with the hundreds of thousands of "wild and crazy right wingers", than I could ever feel with a few hundred of those masked radical leftist thugs in Pittsburgh.

  15. Rix says:

    The quiz is kinda easy. I hope, Jeff, that someday you will find equally easy to understand the message that I try to deliver since my first day on AR: NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR DO NOT, you are still a racist, a loony wingnut and a violent thug in the eyes of mainstream media. If you provide them with factual ammunition, it will be publisized and blown out of proportions – but if you do not, it will be faked and still publisized and blown out of proportions. This "blame game" has been, is and will always be a sure-win tactics because it immediately puts you on the defensive. The only way to destroy the game – you have read Eric Bern's book, haven't you? – is to refuse to participate. Stand up and say, "yes I am a racist and a violent loony wingnut, now what?" Accusations will have no effect if you see them as a badge of honor rather than an albatross.

    "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it".
    — Joseph Goebbels

  16. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but I'm not gonna stand up…facetiously speaking, of course…and say "yes I am a racist…now what" just to make the obvious point. That point: "Yawn…go try it on someone else…not working here".

    Jeff's point here is clear. We are on the higher ground, we're far more effective, and we have a positive firm message. Also, we shower (come looking clean and presentable to society), don't litter, and have no desire to break windows, roll over cars, threaten people, and disrespect the authorities all the while leaving loads of garbage in our wakes.

  17. Dee says:

    I got an A on the test. I live about 6 miles from the G-20 sight. Many of the stores and businesses in Pittsburgh are closed and have been since Wednesday evening. The stores in the Strip District(outdoor markets, not girls) have boarded up their windows as have those in the Oakland section (where the University of Pittsburgh is). You cannot enter the city by car unless you have ID that you work there or live there and then there are only 3 entry points. All the parking garages are closed. The city schools have been closed since Wednesday afternoon. There are police everywhere. The area near the Convention Center, where the G-20 will meet is off limits to vehicle traffic and you can only walk there by going through checkpoints. The rivers are off limits to pleasure boats and are being guarded by the Coast Guard. The local news stations cannot fly overhead. There are more employees in the stores and businesses that have remained open than customers. The delegates will not get to see the real Pittsburgh. The protesters broke windows in businesses, overturned dumpsters in the streets, and damaged some automobiles. If I were a business owner, I would want to know who is going to pay for the repairs. Day two of G-20 is now underway and more protests are expected. What a difference between these protesters and those of Sept. 12.

  18. Gail B says:

    Just received this from SC Senator Jim DeMint: (We need to act NOW!)

    All eyes on Olympia Snowe

    As the Senate Finance Committee moves closer to a final vote on the President's health care takeover, it could come down to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

    Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) have pledged to oppose any bill without an explicit public option. If they hold to their pledge, Democrats will need one Republican to move the proposal out of committee.

    Olympia Snowe has said she won't provide that critical vote unless the plan includes a "trigger" for a public option and unless it has been scored by CBO. Democrats might agree to the phony trigger but they're not likely to wait two weeks for the plan to be scored.

    Conservatives need to contact Sen. Snowe NOW and urge her to vote against the plan. Her number is (202) 224-5344.

  19. Rix says:

    Anon@10:24AM:

    It might come as a surprise but racists and wingnuts can also shower, respect laws and clean after themselves. As for the "higher moral ground", I'll take a dirty, unscrupulous fighter who can score one for me to a gentlemanly, glove-wearing pissant any day.

  20. Pat in NC says:

    Good post-100% here also.

  21. Carrie says:

    I feel the need to pipe up here. While I agree the 912 protesters were much more palpable than the G20 ones, it is not right for us to malign them like this. I'm one of the folks who went to the DC march on 912 with my pastor's wife. I'm a wife and mother of 4 and a small business owner. I'm a Christian and I love my country. But I'll be honest…I'm mad. I mean, I'm real mad at the state of affairs in this country. While I don't use foul language to express my disgust over all that's going on around me, don't be mistaken by my mild manners…I'm really pissed off.

    Our country is being hijacked by those in powerful positions and I feel helpless. There are evil forces at play in our White House, our US Capitol and yes, even at the G20 Conference. Those protesters have every right to be pissed off. While I don't agree with their tactics, explain to me why it's okay for our US military to attack civilians with sound weapons, pepper spray and bean bag bullets because they showed up in mass to protest without a permit. They used unnecessary force against American citizens exercising their 1st Amendment rights. Innocent bystanders who were not doing anything wrong had to suffer from the sound blasts coming from our own military…and we want to blame that on American civilians exercising their first amendment rights at a conference of world leaders on American soil?

    What is this conference about? America is losing her sovereignty in the world, and we're only concerned about our own special interest (whatever it is we tea party protesters are up in arms about).

    The fact of the matter is our country is going to pot. Not only do the God-fearing, mild-mannered, soft-spoken, middle-of-the-road folks see this (finally…yes, the sleeping giant is waking up), but those who happen to look and sound different from us also have seen the writing on the wall years ago. And they've been ignored or maligned by the media for much longer than we tea-party people have. They're pissed. They've been backed into a corner and displays such as these are a result.

    I don't consider these other protesters "them"…they are fellow Americans…they are our neighbors. While I don't agree with violent acts such as vandalism and throwing rocks at those who are supposed to protect us, I for one am not going to stand in judgment over their patriotism.

    Who's being divisive here? Don't let the media or partisan politicians put a wedge between us Americans.

    Find out why these other protesters are so pissed off…and maybe, just maybe we'll understand that they may not be so different from us. We all bleed red…and who knows, we might even all bleed red, white & blue if we can get passed the pimples and right/left labels.

    Before you poo-poo the "911 Truthers", do your own research…ask your own questions. Before you make a mockery of the "Birthers", check out the facts…ask your own questions. Before you marginalize those fearing the "New World Order" and FEMA camps, do your own homework…ask your own questions.
    Remember Waco, TX? What really happened there…check it out yourself.

    Wake up, America…I mean, really wake up.

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

    Christians, wake up…the evil talked about in the Bible is very real. We need to humble ourselves, pray & seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways. We need God in all of this and we are plain foolish to think we can fight and win without Him.

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