It Started With An Edited Video Posted On Social Media
Then the outrage began. CNN spins:
A crowd of teenagers surrounded a Native American elder and other activists and mocked them after Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial.
Videos of the confrontation show a smiling young man in a red Make America Great Again hat standing directly in front of the man, who was playing a drum and chanting. Other kids could be seen laughing, jumping around and making fun of the chants.
“I did not feel safe in that circle,” said Kaya Taitano, a student at the University of the District of Columbia who participated in the march and shot the videos.
Taitano continues her tale…
It got pretty intense, Taitano said, so Nathan Phillips, an elder with the Omaha tribe, started playing his drum and chanting what she was told was a healing prayer, to help defuse the situation.
Phillips walked through the crowd, and Taitano said things were starting to calm down until he got to the grinning boy seen in the video.
“This one kid just refused to move and he just got in Nathan’s face,” she said.
Other boys circled around, she said. “They just surrounded him and they were mocking him and mocking the chant. We really didn’t know what was going to happen there.”
Phillips is a Vietnam veteran who says he served between 1972 and 1976. He is a former director of the Native Youth Alliance and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in Arlington National Cemetery.
“I was scared, I was worried for my young friends. I don’t want to cause harm to anyone,” Phillips told CNN’s Sara Sidner. “I don’t like the word ‘hate.’ I don’t like even saying it, but it was hate unbridled. It was like a storm.”
The crowd kept growing as Phillips and the boy stood face to face, but Phillips kept on chanting and playing his drum.
“What the young man was doing was blocking my escape. I wanted to leave. I was thinking, ‘How do I get myself out of this? I want to get away from it,'” Phillips said.
Phillips continued with his political rant on Taitano’s Instragram webpage, which was filled with left-wing Native American activist rhetoric.
Can’t Go Home Again?
The students were from Covington Catholic High School, an all-male high school in Northern Kentucky, and a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. The school immediately caved to the impending pressure.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, along with the school, acknowledged the situation Saturday afternoon, saying the matter is being investigated.
Laura Keener, of the diocese, released the following statement:
“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.
“The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement.”
Since the incident spread, the school has made its social media accounts private.
Although the high school isn’t actually located in the city of Covington, the city’s mayor wrote an op-ed saying, in part, that the videos do not represent the core beliefs and values of the city. You can read his full piece on the city’s website.
Even the town Mayor has turned his back on his own students.
And Now: The Rest of the Story…
The liberal-left needed a distracting story to change the narrative. What better than an elderly Native American veteran standing up to a kid in a red MAGA at the March-For-Life rally. The story was nearly tailor-made to serve as a media setup.
REMEMBER this has been a very bad week for Democrats and the mainstream media.
The Michael Cohen story blew up on them. As previously reported, The Womens March has been fizzling due to antisemitism. President Trump just beat Nancy Pelosi at her own game. President Trump offered a compromise on national TV to the partial-government shutdown, while Democrats were instead partying in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Reports of a strengthening economy and a stock market bounced back. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bumbling; Ilhan Omar’s offensive comments; Rashida Tlaib wears her antisemitic bigotry as a badge of honor. Has proven the ‘socialist young guns’ are proving themselves to be everything the critics said they would be.
However, the mainstream media was not dealing with the ‘usual suspects‘ within the Republican Congress, they were infact smearing the antithesis of the same generation that they were lauding over just a year earlier after the Stoneman-Douglas shooting.
Immediately these kids took matters into their own hands and went to work on social media to exonerate themselves:
— Adam Clements (@AClementsWKRC) January 20, 2019
Unlike the 30-second clips that have been shown throughout the mainstream media, this 9-minute video that mainstream media activist DO NOT WANT the public to see shows a very different interaction between Phillips and the Covington Catholic students, and other protesters. (WATCH and LISTEN CAREFULLY):
No taunts. No slurs. No profanities. No insults.
On the part of the Covington Catholic students some of whom were laughing, clapping, and even singing along with Nathan Phillips.
But when listening carefully, it was an unidentified Native American protester that had accompanied Phillips who was taunting the students with comments such as “Go back to Europe bitch!” Then after Phillips and his crew walked away (without incident), a group of agitators began taunting and mocking the students. Why didn’t CNN report that?
Because it did not fit the narrative that the media has been wanting to portray.
The PC-Narrative had to be that young white high school (HINT: toxic-masculine) males came upon Mr. Phillips surrounding him to taunt and insult him. It has already been proven here that no taunting or disrespecting slurs on the part of those boys occurred. Yet there is no testimony of what happened BEFORE the videotaping began.
But wait, there is.
Then There Were The “OTHER” Protesters
Now the OTHER SIDE of the incident prior to Nathan Phillips involvement is starting to come out.
What the national mainstream media fails to mention in this entire tale was that there was also a half-dozen BLM-styled protesters present that were taunting 2-3 Covington Catholic’s of BLACK students! The white students were rallying together to defend their classmates!
As just shown, the students were gathering at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as a meeting point after the March for Life event. The students were “hooting and hollering” for an ‘unknown’ reason. Then Mr. Phillips comes up and inserts himself into the middle of the group for no reason.
A black Covington Catholic High School student was repeatedly called the n-word by adult protesters on Friday in Washington, D.C. just prior to an incident involving students from the school and a Native American that drew international attention on Saturday. One parent believes that a new video sheds light on the events that led up to social media backlash against Covington Catholic this weekend.
Students from Covington Catholic were in D.C. to attend the national March for Life, an anti-abortion rally.
Another video shows students from Covington Catholic, prior to the incident with Phillips, engaging with a small group of adult black men who may have been on site to protest, though it is unclear what their issue was.
In the video, one of the adult black men is seen shouting towards the Cov Cath students, “I don’t see one (n-word) in the crowd.” When the man sees one black Covington Catholic student and identifies him as “one (n-word)”, one of the other Cov Cath students shouted back, “That’s racist.”
The adult protester told the black student, “When you get old enough, they’re going to steal your organs.
The student, who is referred to in the video as Bo, lightheartedly rubs his stomach pretending to be concerned about what the man said. “Get out, (n-word),” the man shouts at the end of the video. The reference to organs may have been related to the 2017 film Get Out, a commenter at RCN’s Facebook page noted.
One parent, who shared a video of that encounter on Facebook, told The River City News that the encounter between the protesters and the black Covington Catholic student happened just prior to the incident involving the Native American drummer.
“They were calling all the kids at Cov Cath crackers, they were telling the black kid that he needs to get out of the school, and the Cov Cath kids were rallying around (their classmate),” said Bill Gerdes, whose son was on the trip with Covington Catholic students to D.C.
Gerdes said that the video he shared came from a Cov Cath student.
Two other videos described by Gerdes but not seen by The River City News year old kids do, and then the other people walked over there,” Gerdes said, referencing the adult protesters.
After the incident with the adult protesters, Phillips began to approach with his drum. Gerdes said that the students mistakenly thought that Phillips was part of the group of adult protesters.
Here it is again from a different angle.
The Covington Catholic kids were doing their school’s “fight song” together in response to the taunts of the BLM protesters towards their fellow students.
That is when Nathan Phillips inserts himself into the MIDDLE of the situation.
“Covington Catholic student bothering elder man” yet here is evidence of the man approaching them during their school cheer not disturbing anyone. Doesn’t make sense pic.twitter.com/SRYRJOIoKf
— Maria Judy (@mariajudy_) January 19, 2019
Who Is Nathan Phillips?
Nathan Phillips is a Native American activist and Vietnam War veteran. For someone who hangs his laurels as a war veteran, tribal elder, and keeper of a sacred pipe seems to play off of a well-rehearsed political script:
Before this incident at the Lincoln Memorial, Phillips had a history of stirring up trouble and then crying “racism” to media. Mr. Phillips had pulled a similar stunt in Michigan in 2015.
WJBK-TV reported at the time:
An Ypsilanti man says he was trying to teach a few students dressed in American Indian theme party about respecting Native Americans.
Not long afterward, Nathan Phillips said that an interaction with party-goers and students turned ugly.
Nathan Phillips says he was out for a noon walk on a Saturday in mid-April.
He walked by a home where he saw Eastern Michigan University students dressed as Native Americans.
“They had little feathers on, I was just going to walk by,” Phillips said. “A group of them said ‘Come on over, come here.'”
He says he walked over to the fence and saw roughly 30 to 40 students involved in a theme party.
“They had their face painted,” Phillips said. “I said what the heck is going on here. ‘Oh we are honoring you.’ I said no you are not honoring me.”
It was a statement he says they took offense to.
“Then started whooping and hollering,” he said. “I said that wasn’t honoring, that was racist. Then at that time, it really got ugly.”
Phillips says he was bombarded with racial slurs.
“(They said) ‘Go back to the reservation, you blank indian,'” he said.
One student, he says, threw a beer can at him.
“If I would have stayed where I was at, it would have hit me in the head,” he said. “I backed up and it hit me in the chest.”
He had seen enough at that point and says he called the police.
“By the time police got there, it was like there was no party there at all,” he said.
Phillips filed a report with campus police who tell FOX 2 they are investigating the matter.
Phillips was also one of the opposition leaders of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Bismarck Tribune remembers:
Nathan Phillips’ birthday fell on the same day of the eviction of the Dakota Access protest camps last year.
“The snow was flying, the camp was on fire — oh, I didn’t get no birthday cake,” the 64-year-old Omaha tribal member said Thursday.
Phillips was among the last of the protesters encamped near the Cannonball River in southern Morton County when law enforcement evicted the camps from Feb. 22-23, 2017, effectively ending the monthslong protests against the controversial pipeline that’s now been flowing oil since June.
Hundreds of related criminal cases remain open a year later, while those who participated in the protests say that time impacted them.
So that is Phillip’s agenda.
Payback against the Trump Administration for breaking the logjam on the Keystone Pipeline Protest. Typical to Phillip’s M.O., he targets young white males, and what better for the mainstream media to finger point than millennial teens wearing red MAGA hats?
Phillip’s bias is laid bare for all to see in the 2012 video, Make It Bun Dem, performed by Skrillex and Damian Marley (Bob Marley’s youngest son). The video was described as:
Phillips appears in and performs in the wildly popular music video from performers Skrillex and Damian Marley.
In the music video from 2012, Phillips plays himself in that he’s a wise Native elder living in a poor neighborhood where authorities are trying to evict people. Phillips, who briefly plays the drum in a scene, is seen as a shaman preparing a boy, perhaps himself at a younger age, as a spirit warrior. It’s a breathtaking scene.
As Yogi Berra would have said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”
How Easy Was The Media Vilification Of The Children?
The Liberal-Left, and the media enablers over a period of two years have moved their “attacks of personal destruction” on President Trump; to the sullying his family; the vilifying of his allies; destroying the lives of political appointees.
This callousness has progressed from the labelling of “ALL” Trump supporters as racists, but this incident has now given defacto approval to pursue millennial and underage Trump supporters whoever they might be.
It has already begun. And January 20, 2021 is only two years away.
UPDATE: CNN Is Walking Now Back The Story!
.@reason: “Video footage strongly contradicts Native American veteran Nathan Phillips' claim that Covington Catholic High School boys harassed him. The media got this one completely wrong,” writes @robbysoave https://t.co/9Ki4iiTkQ9
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 20, 2019