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COMING TO THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY JUNE 13, 2017 – YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SPEAKER!

GMU_Oleg_Mugshot.jpgBy Oleg Atbashian | First published in GotNews.com on 11/17/2016

[ PROG OFF ]

As you may have heard, on November 4th I was arrested, handcuffed, and taken to jail for posting anti-terror stickers on George Mason University campus. I was charged with “class 6 felony for destruction of property,” threatened with five years in prison, and released 14 hours later on $8,000 bail posted by my wife. The court date is now set for February 14th, 2017.

You can read the full description of how it happened in a number of news stories below. Now I’d like to explain why I did it.
George Mason University (GMU) ranks number three in the top 10 most anti-Semitic campuses, with very active, rabidly anti-Israel student groups, who thrive in the school’s politically correct climate. The administrators’ endorsement of pro-terror activism may be explained not only by their “progressive” ideology, but also by large donations from Islamist groups tied to terror finance – two factors that have been increasingly converting American universities into Marxist madrassas. For more background, see a well-researched article about this case by Kyle Shideler.

On the weekend of November 4th, GMU was hosting a two-day national conference held by the Hamas-affiliated hate group, Students for Justice for Palestine (SJP). In this regard, prominent author David Horowitz had addressed the GMU president with an open letter, recommending to conduct an immediate inquiry into the group’s activities and remove their campus privileges and funding, in order to stop harassment and intimidation of Jewish students at George Mason. That letter remained unanswered.GM_Glass_600.jpg
While I’m not Jewish myself, it is self-evident that Jews have been the “canaries in a coal mine,” always targeted first before the rest of us are killed and maimed by totalitarian forces, be it Nazism in the 20th century or Islamofascism in the 21st. Israel is as much a part of Western civilization as Europe and America are. When Jews are targeted, the rest of us eventually fall into the crosshairs as well, as has been proven by multiple terrorist attacks in Europe and America in recent years. Stopping Islamic terrorism, therefore, is not just a matter of someone’s decency or solidarity with the Jews. We’re past the point when that was anyone’s moral choice; it’s now a matter of everyone’s self-preservation.

It’s as simple as that.

As school administrations across America remain comfortably numb to this fact for whatever financial or ideological reasons, all efforts to engage them in a civil discourse have proven futile. George Mason University, in particular, has distinguished itself with examples of enforced unanimity, suppression of free speech, and outright ideological intolerance among its students and faculty.

Therefore, David Horowitz and I have teamed up in a campaign that would make GMU leaders uncomfortable enough to pay attention, look outside their ivory towers, and take in the reality. And it worked.

I have designed posters that expose the genocidal nature of anti-Israel activism and the deadly consequences of supporting pro-terror groups. On the eve of the SJP gathering at George Mason, I posted stickers with these designs in various conspicuous spots on campus. They were noticed. The GMU authorities became annoyed enough to mobilize campus police force to look for the perpetrators.

GMU_2_Posters_600.jpgTo admit that they objected to our message would obviously make them look bad. Instead, they charged us with “destruction of property,” claiming that we used “superglue” or “industrial glue” that was impossible to remove. That claim, first put forward by my arresting officer, Michael Guston, is false. I used standard commercially available stickers similar to mailing labels. Most of them can be removed just by carefully pulling on the edges; the remainder, if any, easily comes off without a trace with the help of Goo Gone or similar household cleaner available in any dollar store.

Did I temporarily deface GMU signs to annoy the authorities in order to deliver a message they otherwise refuse to hear? Yes. Did I permanently destroy any property? Ridiculous. It’s as if we were to write our message on top of the GMU president’s desk after being frustrated that he tossed out all our letters without reading them. That would surely annoy the GMU president, but at least he would read the message before erasing it. Now suppose that we wrote it in chalk, but the GMU president, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, claimed that we used a permanent marker causing irreparable damage, and he had to buy a new desk for $2,500. That would be a lie.

The alleged “destruction of property” is just as much a lie – but that is what has caused me the handcuffs, jail time, felony charges, and the threat of five years in prison: a lie.

What I did was non-violent and non-destructive mischief, exclusively to irritate the powers-that-be and, hopefully to provoke them and others to start talking about our message and thus acknowledging the existence of opposing viewpoints.

GM_Dorms_600.jpgGMU_Wristband.jpgAfter I was brought to jail and put before the magistrate, Wilson Talavera, he asked me how I would feel if someone were to come to my house and post stickers everywhere. I chose not to argue since the magistrate wasn’t the problem. But it was clear in my head that if I were unwittingly giving aid and comfort to terrorist supporters and someone would point it out to me in such a memorable way, then yes, I would probably be annoyed at first, but in the long run, as an honest person, I would most likely be grateful for opening my eyes to my bad judgment.

That said, I extend my apologies to the janitorial staff, hoping they had read my stickers before removing them – but not to the GMU administration unless they admit their bad judgment on issues a lot more horrifying than stickers on their campus.

Some of my friends have since pointed out to me that I did, after all, break the law. Yes, I tell them. And so did Rosa Parks when she broke the law in order to draw attention to the injustice. Her example, followed by many, proved that civil disobedience can be effective in changing unjust laws and customs. I can argue that in our case, we were handcuffed and spent a day in jail not as much for the fact of posting the stickers, but for breaking a much more important, unwritten campus law – we confronted ideological uniformity, also known as political correctness, which in today’s American universities is as oppressive as racism was in Alabama in 1955.

I went to that campus to challenge that uniformity, not to get arrested. But if being thrown in jail will help break the cowardly silence on campus, I will consider it a small price to pay for starting an honest conversation about the festering ideological intolerance, lack of free speech, and totalitarian impulses at GMU and other American universities.

GMU_Oleg_Arrest_Warrant.jpgBelow is a list of links to media stories about this case. You can help by promoting them in social media, spreading the word, and pressuring GMU to drop the charges.
David Horowitz: Activists Face Criminal Charges, Jail Time For Exercising 1st Amendment
Glazov Gang (video interview): 5 Years in Jail for Anti-Terror Posters at GMU
AMI Newswire: Pro-Israel Poster Campaign Results In Jail Time
GotNews: OPINION: Why I Was Arrested & Thrown In Jail By @GeorgeMasonU Police For My Anti-Terror Campaign
FrontPage: Pro-Israel Artist Threatened With 5 Years In Jail For Anti-Terror Posters At GMU
GotNews: BREAKING: Ex-Soviet Dissident ARRESTED, JAILED, & CHARGED For 1st Amend.-Protected @GeorgeMasonU Anti-Terror Posters
CounterJihad: George Mason University Creates A “Safe Space” for Terror Supporters; Throws Anti-Jihad Activist in Jail
American Thinker: The totalitarian impulse flourishes at George Mason University
PJ Media: People’s Cube Artist Faces 5 Years in Jail for Hanging Up Anti-Terror Posters at GMU
Western Free Press: Soviet Dissident Arrested at GMU for Protesting Against Murderers of Jews
Gateway Pundit: Pro-Israel Artist Threatened with 5 Years in Jail for Campus Anti-Terror Posters
Pamela Geller: Artist Threatened With 5 Years in Jail for Anti-Terror Posters at GMU
Jihad Watch: Pro-Israel artist threatened with 5 years in jail for anti-terror posters at GMU
Dr. Rich Swier: Oleg Atbashian arrested, faces five years in prison for supporting Israel
Conservative Treehouse: We Stand With Oleg – Artist Threatened With 5 Years In Jail For Anti-Terror Posters…
IOTW Report: Oleg From The People’s Cube threatened with 5 years in jail
Patriot Retort: The last refuge of the closed mind
Legal Insurrection: Artist Faces Jail for Hanging Anti-Terrorism Posters at George Mason U.
Legal Insurrection: “Why I was arrested and thrown in jail by George Mason U. police”
Noisy Room: George Mason Univ. Gets Their Fascism On – Who Knew It Was A Crime To Hang Anti-Terrorism Posters?
Gates of Vienna: The KGB is Alive and Well on the Campus of George Mason University
John C. Wright: If You Can Keep It
The Rebel: Exclusive interview with People’s Cube director Oleg Atbashian who faces FIVE YEARS in jail for anti-terror posters
Kstati News (in Russian): Голый король, или Лицо либерализма
Additionally, you are welcome to download, print, and hang these two posters on GMU and other top 10 anti-Semitic and terror-supporting campuses.

And finally, to answer many of your questions:

David Horowitz has promised to take care of my legal expenses. But if anyone wants to support me so I can spend more time on these and similar projects, I have a donation page on the People’s Cube: http://thepeoplescube.com/includes/donate.php

The Highlands Tea Party Weekly Meeting- 6:00PM – Homers Smorgasbord -NO MEETINGS MAY 23 & 30 – MEMORIAL DAY FLAG WAVE MAY 30TH

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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
Tuesday May 23 -May 30, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HOMERS SMORGASBORD
1000 Sebring Square
Sebring Florida

NOTICE NO MEETINGS MAY 23 & 30th NEXT FORMAL MEETING WILL BE JUNE 6TH.
June 6th Meeting

Guest Speaker
Penny Ogg
Highlands County Supervisor of Election  – Update on  election results in Highlands County
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FLAG WAVE MAY 30, 2017  – 10:00 AM – NOON
CORNER OF U.S 27 AND SEBRING PARKWAY,
PLEASE JOIN US THE DAY AFTER MEMORIAL DAY TO HONOR OUR VETERANS.

WE CHOSE THIS DAY BECAUSE OF SO MUCH HAPPENING ON
MEMORIAL DAY THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO JOIN US BRING FLAG OR SIGNS REMEMBERING THOSE WHO GAVE SOME OR ALL,

 NO  POLITICAL SIGNS!!
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Gracious, Sovereign God, Lord of all nations,
On this Memorial Day, we pause to reflect upon our blessings as a nation and the high cost of those blessings.
We offer our prayers of thanks and intercession.

Thank you for the freedom we enjoy in this country, for opportunities to flourish, and for the security of our land.
Thank you for those who have served in the armed services of our country, risking their lives for our liberty.
Thank you for those who have given their lives in service to our country, sacrificing in such a costly way for the sake of others, including me.
Thank you for those who have given their lives so that those who live in other countries might experience freedom from tyranny.
Thank you for a day set apart, not just for celebration, but also for solemn remembrance as we consider the sacrifices of so many in our military.
O Lord, may we be more aware of just how blessed we are as a nation.
May we be more grateful for our blessings, more faithful in stewarding them well, more eager to share them with others.
We pray today for the families and friends of those who have given their lives in service to our nation.
May they be comforted in their sadness.
May they be reassured that the sacrifice of their loved ones contributes to a worthy cause.
May they be proud of those they have lost, entrusting their ultimate fate into your gracious hands.
Even as we remember those who have given their lives in the past, we also think of those whose lives are on the line today.
Protect them. Encourage them. Bring them home safely…and soon.
Give wisdom to the leaders of our armed services, that they might know how best to deploy the troops in the cause of freedom.
May their efforts be successful, so that peace with justice might be established in our world.
Guide those who lead our nation in international affairs. Help them to pursue diplomatic paths that prevent needless conflict.
May they have your wisdom about when and how to use the military might you have entrusted to us.
God of peace, stir in the hearts of the leaders of all nations and in all who would use violence to further their cause.
Change their hearts and minds. Give them a passion for peace. Bring an end to the pain, suffering, injustice, and violence in our world.
We know, dear Lord, that ultimate peace will not come until your kingdom is here in all of its fullness.
Nevertheless, we pray for a foretaste of the future. We ask for the growth of peace throughout our world today, so that
fewer and fewer men and women will have to risk and even to sacrifice their lives.
We long for the day when people will “beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears
into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isa. 2:4).
May your kingdom come, Lord, and your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven!

All praise be to you, God of grace, God of mercy, God of justice, God of peace, King of kings, and Lord of lords! Amen.

UPCOMING EVENTS, Movie Night Schedules subject to change:
May 30, 2017 – NO MEETING_-  Flag Wave Day after Memorial Day;  To many events on actual Day of the 29th
Probably on the corner of 27 and Sebring Parkway we have a sidewalk, or down on Sparta Road and 27 where we also have sidewalk, this way we are legal.

>June 13 , 2017 >Olaf Atabastian * Larissa Scott(Waiting for details)
June 20, 2017 – MOVIE night –  Part 2 China Awakens – video length 1 Hr
**June 27, 2017 – NO MEETING
**July 04, 2017 – NO MEETING
July 11, 2017  Laurie Cardoza Moore  – Proclaiming Justice to the Nations Inc. (PJTN) is an organization founded by Laurie Cardoza Moore “to increase awareness and action by educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and the Israel.”
June 20th, 2017 –  Alex Snitker – Update on the GOOD and BAD from the 2017 Florida Legislative session.

July 18, 2017 Armando Escalante Subject to be determined.
July 25, 2017 – Caleb Stokes AFP “Insight to Action 1”
August 15, 2017 – Caleb StokeAFP “Insight to Action 2”
November 4, 2017 (Dexter Sanders) Back 2 God Rally Highlands News Sun Center 
BACK2GOD RALLY INITIATIVE

Committee Meets Monday nights at Homers 7:00 – 8:00
6PM for dinner (If you Choose) meeting 7PM
Public & leaders of churches welcome.
This Rally is a big undertaking, we have 23 weeks to put it
together, we can use any help you may want to offer, please
stop by one of our meetings.
SUMMER MEETING SCHEDULE
1- No Meeting May 23rd & May 30th
2 – Resume meetings June 6th,13th, 20th
3 – No meetings June 27th, July 4th
4 – Resume meeting July 11th
Flag Wave Memorial Day 30, 2017 To many events on actual Day of the 29th
Probably on the corner of 27 and Sebring Parkway we have a sidewalk, or
down on Sparta Road and 27 where we also have sidewalk, this way we are legal.
  NOTICE: THOSE WHO BUY DINNERS AT HOMER’S, MUST PLACE THEIR RECEIPT NEXT TO THEIR PLATE -NO FREEBIES. 
THE BATTLE IS NOT OVER
We are fighting to keep the candle of liberty burning bright in America.
 It is now time for the citizens to get behind the President,  help him carryout his agenda, be sure he stays on the right path, and ot e swayed by the likes of Speaker Ryan, or Senate leader McConnell  We need to be active on Twitter, Facebook, letters to the editors to help stomp out the rhetoric of the left, expose their lies with the facts. We need to find and elect conservatives the Senate and house in 2018; clean out members who do not stick to their oaths of the office, the Constitution, who have very close ties to; Democratic of America (DSA)  or The Communist Party USA (CPUSA),These people need to be voted out of office, education is the key; this is the Tea Parties job!
WE ASK THAT ALL GUEST SPEAKERS BE TREATED RESPECTFULLY
There are NO EXCUSES for DISRESPECT
GOD BLESS AMERICA
THTP OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN
John Nelson - jenkan04@gmail.com
VICE CHAIRMAN
Bob Gilmore
TREASURE
Dick Fankhauser