At the end of January the City Council of this un-American city voted 8-1 to tell the Marines their downtown recruiting station was no longer welcomed. That's bad. But they went one step further and stated that "if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests." It gets even worse. In a separate item, the council voted (8-1 again) to allow the protest group Code Pink a parking space in front of the recruiting office once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week.
Tell ya what Berkeley... how about we - that would be the rest of the United States of America - vote to see if we should consider your commune "uninvited and unwelcome guests" to this country, and then kick your sorry treasonous asses off the continent? Sound good?
I grew up in the Bay Area; spent 22 years of my life there rolling my eyes over the bullshit this "commune" continually spews out. Well, enough is enough. There was a time in this country when your actions had consequences. It's time for that era to come back - right now. Thankfully, at least one prominent businessman in that city, which I will refer to as a Black Hole in America, has seen the light. He wrote to the Mayor of Berkeley. This is his letter:
Dear Mayor Bates,
In that you and your city have chosen to gravely insult the brave men and women, who have indeed bought you that right with their blood, I am informing you that my company will no longer do business with any of our current suppliers located in the Berkeley, California metro area.
In that my company is in international resort realestate development, and do business with and am associated with, developers and investors worldwide, I am informing all of my contacts, associates and patrons that we will no longer do any business of any sort with anyone living in the Berkeley area.
In that we/MDG Resorts are currently building a state of the art mega-yacht marina, all of the suppliers of Marina equipment, all owners of Yachts, all suppliers of Yacht materials & supplies, all yacht brokers and all tangential yacht business purveyors will likewise be informed that we will not do any business whatsoever with anyone from the Berkeley area.
Likewise all suppliers of building materials, both interior and exterior, currently associated with any of our several resort developments (Brisamar 300+villas and 200+ condos: Porto Hussong, www.portohussong.www 500+condos, 180 slip mega-yacht marina) both of which I might add have international recognition by virtue of glowing reports in Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, Yacht World, Forbes.
I will likewise inform all of our investors, most of whom are very wealthy yacht owners, casino owners, high net worth international businessmen, of our decision to essentially boycott all products and providers located in, or associated with in any way whatsoever, Berkeley, Ca.
Trust me when I say that having been in the real estate development business for over 35 years, our list of contacts and associates is long and very, very impressive. We, and I personally, are going to recommend that they ALL along with us boycott your city, its purveyors, suppliers, and businesses and CHARITIES of every kind.
You have every right to choose to take the obnoxious anti-military stance you have taken, and as stated, that right was bought for you with the blood of better men than you. I too have every right to do all that I can to insure that your city suffers consequences arising from that obnoxious, sickening stance.
Brian G. Dennard
Meridian Development Group, LLC619 807 2444