Editor’s Note: GotNews.com worked with real veterans on this post to expose Perry O’Brian’s dishonesty. Thank you for your service in and out of uniform.
Organizer Perry O’Brien is a far left radical activist who has a history of fraudulently claiming to represent grassroots organizations.
The conscientious objector (we’ll get to that in a moment) with an honorable discharge been all over the media attacking Donald Trump as part of a Soros-funded campaign.
O’Brien lied in an interview with Don Lemon that he was part of a grassroots organization that was “spontaneously” anti-Trump.
In fact O’Brian is involved with the Veterans Progressive Leadership Institute, which is itself affiliated with Beyond the Choir, a Soros-funded astro-turfing organization described on its website thusly.
“Beyond the Choir partners with social justice organizations to craft resonant messaging, plan strategic campaigns, and mobilize larger bases of support. Our name captures the core of our mission: in order to build movements capable of winning real change, we need to do more than just “preach to the choir.”_
The director of Beyond the Choir is Jonathan Matthew Smucker. Mr. Smucker has a book coming out in January entitled Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals.
Smucker is also involved with Story-based Strategy (@Smartmeme) and Wildfire Project (@TheWildFireTeam). The Center for Story-based Strategy is a “national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.”
The Wildfire Project is, in turn, sponsored by Res Publica, a Soros-funded civic advocacy group.
O’Brien also worked with Chas Davis, a so-called peace activist, who encouraged military officers to desert.
O’Brien’s status as a conscientious objector was extremely rare when he sought the status in 2004 after a tour as a medic, a tour he described as “like the Peace Corps with guns.”
Here’s how O’Brien’s hometown press described it.
According to Maj. Elizabeth Robbins with the U.S. Army office of public affairs, the number of requests for conscientious-objector status has declined since Sept. 11.
There are two types of conscientious-objector designations: one where you are removed from combat and put in another specialty field; or, as in O’Brien’s case, discharged from the service entirely.
In 2001 there were nine approved. Last year there were 31 approved and 29 denied.
The process takes time and leads all the way to the Pentagon, where the final decision is made. Officers carefully check a person’s history as far back as high school. Typically he or she will have shown signs either of support or questioning the Army, Robbins said.
Though the Army knows a change of mind is possible while in combat, it’s also not common among the ranks. Now new recruits sign a statement saying they are not conscientious objectors. “It’s extremely rare,” said Robbins. “We’re a large army with roughly upwards of a half million (soldiers) on active duty.” (Justin Ellis, “Objection Sustained,” January 3, 2005).
In other words and contrary to what O’Brien has claimed his military experience wasn’t all that typical.
The Portland Press Herald ended it’s article thusly:
Now he wants to work with groups like Veterans for Peace and the Maine People’s Alliance to help those in or outside the Army who may be in a situation like his. “I don’t just want to sit around and have conversations about these things,” he said.
He plans to head back to college in the fall, studying political science and philosophy at Cornell University in New York.
In the meantime, adjusting to life back home hasn’t been too hard. For all his adventures and experience, one thing still makes him like many other 22-year-olds in Maine.
“I’m looking for a job,” he said.
And now O’Brien has one shilling against Donald Trump.
Professional activism is one of the best jobs out there, especially when George Soros picks up the tab.
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