Sunday, January 22, 2006

How a few Americans struck fear into a foreign government

The Cornelius protest wasn't even much of a protest. It was just a few of us walking around the building, trying to talk to people and taking pictures.

But evidence of how much one or two people can make a difference: We scared the crap out of the Mexican government.

Whether it was hiding behind the blinds while waiting for us to leave...


Or covering up the side-doors with paper when we would stop and look inside from the sidewalk...

it was clear that a couple of bloggers were capable of throwing a wrench into the plans of a foreign, and hostile, government.

When we changed positions to take advantage of the public alley that ran next to the building they huddled together in a conference while at the same time trying to hide behind the pillars.


And when the cameras came out it seemed that everyone was shy... either that or they realize that they are criminals and wanted to hide their faces.


And the Mexican Consul General, THIS MAN, is too scared to talk to me or even make eye contact. (and I asked him for a minute of his time every time he walked outside) Actually, I was able to walk up and shake his hand when he first arrived, before I had been kicked off the property. He wasn't very enthuisastic to see me.


Mr. Fernando Sánchez Ugarte proudly displaying that Mexican "chicken and worm" or whatever it is. (See Robert Vasquez)

10 comments:

MAX Redline said...

That was amusing. A guy with a camera pausing outside a door and taking a snapshot through the glass - and the response is for someone inside to run up and cover the door.

That just seemed really paranoid.

Gosh, I wonder why they're hiding?

Daniel said...

It was absolutely hilarious. Kind of like a crack addict closing the blinds...

Anonymous said...

No, it wasn't a Paranoid it was a Nikon.

Gunslinger said...
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activist kaza said...

And what exactly was the purpose of your little visit??

activist kaza said...

Say Daniel, when are you and your fellow "protestors" going to start taking your case to employers? If you're looking to strike fear into someone, that's a good place to start...

Tim Lewis said...

It all begins and ends with government doing (or not doing) their jobs. THAT'S the best place to start. Revealing government employees assisting criminal activity.

Didn't you see the employers there trying to pick up illegal workers? He is taking it to employers. And the government, and the illegal immigrants, and to us. The only way Daniel can get closer to the source of the problem is to go straight to the borders and build the fence himself.

Daniel is doing more good here than a thousand idiots running up and down the freeway and holding up traffic "protesting" the president.

Oregon Infidel said...

daniel,
Any way of finding out how many traffic tickets Mr. Ugarte has gotten out of paying by using "Diplomatic Immunity". It'd be interesting to find out about his "Character".

Gunslinger said...

This was in the Urinal today, front page at that!

People are listening, and things are starting to happen.

http://statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060123/NEWS/601230310

MAX Redline said...

Great! Thanks for the pointer, Gunslinger!