By Anthony Fox - Editor No Agenda News
Agent Provocateur: A person who secretly disrupts a group's activities from within the group; an instigator, troublemaker en.wiktionary.org/wiki/agent_provocateur
Here's a post Raw Story has unwittingly published making the Tea Party look as if it is populated with dimwitted racists and bigots. I'm not a Tea Partier myself but I can spot agent provocateur and it is a dirty trick. An unsurprising one though, with the push to audit the Federal Reserve that the Tea Party espouses, the Tea Partier's are playing with fire.
Potentially thermonuclear fire.
In reading this story simply keep in mind the above definition of agent provocateur.
Tea Partiers menace Congressional Dems with name-calling: ‘Ni**er, Fag**t
How many agent provocateur would it take to paint the entire crowd with this terrible brush?
A swarm of health care protesters, many holding Tea Party signs, heckled members of Congress with racial epithets and abusive language as the House votes on health care reform.Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," causing the surrounding crowd to erupt in laughter. A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said a protester spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a leader of the civil rights movement, was called a "ni**er."Although Frank shrugged off the incident, Clyburn was shocked and told reporters that he hadn't experienced such treatment since leading protests in South Carolina in the 1960s."It was absolutely shocking to me," Clyburn told the Huffington Post. "Last Monday, this past Monday, I stayed home to meet on the campus of Claflin University where fifty years ago as of last Monday... I led the first demonstrations in South Carolina, the sit ins... And quite frankly I heard some things today I have not heard since that day. I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus."
Five, would be plenty. I have a huge amount of respect for Raw Story but for them to fall for this kind of a ploy is unfortunate.
When crowds gather and anonymous individuals in the crowd display behavior that is contrary to the goals of the group they represent, there is a strong likelihood that there are agent provocateur present.
Ask any the old Black Panthers.