As liberal protesters watched forlornly from across the street, a loud, rowdy crowd of about 300 in downtown Washington, D.C., demonstrated in favor of a major oil industry pipeline project... “There are those who oppose the pipeline. They say the oil is dirty,” said one of the speakers. “Let me be as kind and as gentle as I can be: F**k them!” ... Hoots and cheers followed.
Was this the Tea Party counter-protesting against the Occupy Wall Street crowd? Nope. The rally was held by the Laborers International Union of North America. The union was there to back TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion project that would bring oil from Alberta to Texas.
The speaker was identified to Capital Hill by union members as Mano Frey, vice president of LIUNA West, which represents Alaska, western Canada and the Northwestern U.S. For him and his members the issue was obvious: The pipeline will mean jobs for them.
The liberal protesters — in town to mark the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan war — were mostly silent, but one shirtless dreadlocked fellow crashed the union rally. “These (oil business) people will poison you and steal your money!” he shouted.
He was quickly surrounded by union members who shouted “Jobs! Jobs!” drowning him out.
As author Sean Higgins points out, this kind of battle is being seen across the U.S. as the anti-civilization green movement fights to throw America back into some kind of pre-industrial abyss.
Pipeline worker Pete Bardison was interviewed at the rally and said, "If they stop that pipeline, then the government better get ready to dig deep with the unemployment insurance."
Which is the Obama plan, otherwise known as Cloward-Piven government.