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August 11, 2015

Marissa Janae Johnson doesn’t ‘give a f*ck’ if protest at Seattle Bernie Sanders rally drives people

On Monday, 24-year-old Black Lives Matter protester Marissa Janae Johnson told Elon James White and Imani Gandi of This Week in Blackness that she doesn’t “give a fuck” if her strident interruption of a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle has hurt her cause in the eyes of white people.

Last Sunday, Johnson and fellow Black Lives Matter of Seattle protester Mara Jacqeline Willaford disrupted a rally in support of Medicaid expansion in Washington state as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was getting up to speak. When the two women grabbed the microphone and screamingly insisted they were being reasonable by refusing to let the rally proceed, Sanders left the stage.

The stunt has left many on the left at odds. Johnson and Willaford’s supporters claim that the two women are acting with the urgency required in a situation where black people’s lives and bodies are being destroyed by police on a daily basis.

Critics say that the interruption amounted to little more than a clownish tantrum that drove as many people away from the Black Lives Matter cause as it could have attracted.

Johnson says she doesn’t care, ultimately, whether the tactics are alienating.

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise
August 10, 2015

BLM Activist Who Shut Down Sanders is Radical Christian, Sarah Palin Supporter

Why am I not surprised?

One of the Black Lives Matter activists who shut down the Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle is a self-identified “radical Christian” and former Sarah Palin supporter.

Marissa Jenae Johnson along with another protester, Mara Jacqueline, interrupted the planned Seattle rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday afternoon, preventing the Vermont senator from addressing the massive crowd.

The rally at Westlake Park ended around 3 p.m. with Sanders choosing to leave after the belligerent protesters took the stage and stayed there, controlling the microphone, and hurling racist insults at the progressive crowd gathered to hear Sanders speak.

After disrupting the Sanders’ event and taking the microphone, a hostile and obnoxious Johnson accused the audience of “white supremacist liberalism” before telling the Seattle crowd:

I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is — with all of its progressives — but you’ve already done that for me. Thank you.
August 9, 2015

What happened to my country? Re: Bernie the white supremist?

Are these people kidding? A man who has spent his life fighting for racial justice and equality is a racist why? Because Vermont has very few black people?

Bernie's from New York. Brooklyn I believe, which has lots of black people.

Have we become so unhinged to attack a man who has spent his life being more of a progressive liberal than most mainstream Democrats?

Bernie all the way!

July 25, 2015

If anyone has any experience or knowledge on the K3 visa or I-485 form

Please PM me. I am a bit confused. I am doing this for my wife who is going for her green card, but am confused on the process.

July 10, 2015

Wish us luck: My wife is starting her green card processing

We're submitting her I-130 form at the end of the month and she will be back here in September on a K3 visa rather than a B2 o she can work and do things while she is being processed.

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About Feeling the Bern

Principle before party is my belief. Lifelong Democrat, but I have no tolerance for blue dogs, tepid centrists, or weak Democrats that feel apologetic to Republicans. The way to win a political war is to fight the enemy using their tactics against them.

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