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Ann Coulter, the widely despised conservative columnist has been invited by the Stanislaus County Republican Party to speak in Modesto, California on April 28, 2017. Known for her staunch racism and borderline religious support of far-Right politicians such as President Donald Trump, Coulter has long stood at odds with the poor and working-class, communities of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ people.
Coulter has also long rubbed shoulders with fascists in the so-called “Alt-Right” for decades, helping to mainstream their views. Coulter’s book, Adios America, cites numerous white nationalist and far-Right extremists in it’s “research.” Coulter has also attended white nationalists events and functions, helping to raise money for them. In December, Coulter appeared at an event for V-DARE, a white nationalist and anti-immigrant group whose leader Peter Brimelow, Coulter has cited in her works. Brimelow made headlines in December of last year, after he was a featured speaker at an Alt-Right conference in Washington DC where people gave Nazi salutes to “Hail Trump.”
“There’s a cultural acceptance of child rape in Latino culture that doesn’t exist in even the most dysfunctional American GHETTOS.”
“But unfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There is more cholera in America than there is racism. But they have to invent it.”
– Ann Coulter
Coulter is being paid $25,000 to come to Modesto (more than half of the average annual salary of the average Stanislaus county resident) with ticket prices reaching up to $10,000, further demonstrating who she’s really here to speak to: upper-class white men. Members of the Stanislaus county community have already begun working against city officials to prevent this event from taking place, but to no avail.
At a time when mosques are being burned across the country almost every week, LGBTQI centers are attacked, Jewish places of worship are vandalized and destroyed, and people are being outright murdered by Trump supporters and the far-Right, pieces of shit like Coulter or the career elite Republican politicians like Jim De Martini who invited her – don’t have a place in the Central Valley. Decades ago, it took people standing up to the scum in the KKK to drive the racists out, but now they are wearing suits and are in the government. Like the KKK, they too must be driven out.
So, in the same spirit as our comrades in Berkeley, our community must stand together to stop the emboldening of racists, the Alt-Right, and white nationalists – which will surely happen if Coulter is allowed to speak in Modesto. This is a call to all our comrades to stand with us.
We are not the paid protesters invented by the Right, we are the people directly harmed by the doctrine spread by people like Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos, Richard Spencer, and Donald Trump – and we’re here to let you know we won’t take your shit any longer.
Friday, April 28th 5pm
Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, Modesto