Every Saturday afternoon, we stand guard in support of the United States of America and its troops acting on our behalf. We are there to honor them, to thank them, and to support them.
Karen Porter is the head of the Chester County “Peace” Movement, and has been on that corner for five years more doing the very opposite. In fact, it is her hate and her venom that pushed us like-minded patriots into action.
Over the course of the past month, we have been joined by community members in writing letters supporting our mission and exposing the hypocrisy of the CCPM. Thanks go to each and every one of those letter-writers, and I know there have been many more written than just those published. We need to continually let everyone see and hear about what we are doing each Saturday. We need to let other West Chester (and beyond) residents know that we stand for America, and we renounce the leftists who are trying to demoralize our troops and hurt our country.
As you read Karen’s letter, printed below, take note of not only what Karen says – but also what she does not. Dan Pourreau called the CCPM “bullies” and instigators. Rather than try to (falsely) claim the CCPM does not bully, notice how Karen simply responds with imagery (“Kill, kill, kill!”) and hyperbole (“we should all show up with assault weapons”). Ed Kurth wrote an article exposing the vitriol of the “Peace” activists, including how they assaulted one of our women. Karen responds with a vacuous argument that the woman wasn’t “young” – which she is, especially compared to the old man who assaulted her. She then claims to have never seen the shameful and shameless signs that her “Peace” protesters have held. It should be clear to everyone which side is doing the lying.
Director responds to recent letters
I have read, often with amusement, some of the “pro-victory-movement” letters in the past couple of weeks in your paper. Usually, I can just ignore them as either bald-faced lies or the writers’ very agile imaginations. However, two of them warrant brief responses. I find them so amusing that I can’t resist.
Dan Pourreau, as usual, has a very imaginative response to everything. As with Marie Antoinette, his usual attitude toward all those suffering masses is “Let them eat cake.”
But I digress. His bottom-line solution for the hatred we deal with every Saturday on the corner of High and Market appears to be that we should all show up with assault weapons and shoot it out. Wow! The Battle of the Bulge here in West Chester! The “OK Corral” no less! (Too many cowboy movies as a boy in France?)
He must also agree with comedian Rush Limbaugh, who is dreaming of violence at the Democratic convention this summer! What a great country these two envision for our children! Just shoot it out! Kill, kill, kill! Blood, blood, blood!
And Ed Kurth — not sure where to start. So he’s been to the vigils on “two occasions” — a quick-study expert, no less!
The Chester County Peace Movement has been on that corner, let’s see, over 270 Saturdays — and his “two occasions” have revealed to him the truth of all things! It was particularly amusing to read of the “young girl” he says was hit (was he there? If not, we have some films he might want to check out of that “young girl”). That “young girl” is a bit older than he infers — rather mature, in fact. That “young girl” has shoved her camera in my face many times — I was fortunately able to suppress all my own urges to push it out of my face. That “young girl” has taunted me relentlessly for six months, and I suggest Mr. Kurth read some of that “young girl’s” hateful blogs. He’s in for quite an education about “young girls.”
And about those “hate” signs he talks about — I’m not sure what vigils he sampled, but I’ve sure never seen them. And my “political motives,” wow! A mind-reader in our midst! I guess it’s inconceivable I could sincerely oppose a war based on lies and perfidy and involving the loss of thousands of innocent lives — must be “political motives.” I’d love to hear what those “political motives” are!
Mr. Kurth has a line into my brain that I sure haven’t tapped. Maybe he missed the counterprotesters’ “Defeat Socialism — Vote Republican” signs or the “Hillary is a Communist” T-shirts. But I guess that, if he attended only two vigils, he just might have missed all that. Mr. Kurth needs to get out more!
Someone asked me why the Daily Local publishes such blatant lies, and I answered that the newspaper isn’t in the business of fact-checking all letters (obviously). It’s our job to do that, so I am.
Chester County “Peace” Movement director