Emily Yates hates money, but she wants you to send her some of your hard earned dollars!
Emily (aka as Emily Danial / Emily Wilsoncroft) claims to be a peace activist and Libertarian, however, a quick reading of her website, it’s clear that Emily is an Anarchist:
“But why do you want to eventually achieve world domination?” I can hear some of you innocently wondering. It’s mainly because I want to make the rules. For instance, in my world, marijuana would be legal, and police brutality would be illegal. Wars would be resolved with three rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors. People who buy ridiculously huge vehicles and drive them around with nothing inside would be mandated to apply bumper stickers that say “I AM A RESOURCE-WASTING TOOL.”
A Libertarian believes people are entitled to success – if they want a gas guzzling car, so be it! Emily’s dream is of not only telling people what they should do, but shaming them if it doesn’t fit in her agenda.
The viral video circling of Emily is shot by one of the founders of Citizens For Liberty – a group that I was involved in during it’s first few months, but when it became increasingly apparent that they were not “freedom lovers” but “police haters” – I stopped attending their meetings.
The viral video circulating states Emily was at the park protesting the possible of the USA in Syria (I’m against this also) but actually, she was scheduled to perform her song “I’d Rather Be High (Than an Asshole…)” at Smokedown Prohibition – a pro pot rally (I’m for legalization). Yates was standing in an area park rangers had set up for the processing of evidence. They kindly, politely, asked her to move repeatedly, and instead of simply moving, she argued with them and refused to move until they forced to take action and as they tried to peacefully remove her she responded by resisting, kicking, and eventually spitting at the officers. Before you, dear police, military, government hater, try to say that Emily serving in the military is what caused Emily to be so…er...crazy, angry, stupid…please read the words of Emily’s mother and from Emily herself in interviews she’s given over the years(or have someone read to you if you are illiterate).
Emily is not some random peaceful beatnik – her mother, Amy Danial, gave some insight into in her childhood: “We couldn’t believe our ears,” said Yates’ mother, Amy Danial, recalling the news of her daughter’s enlistment. “Her thing was, she never liked rules and she didn’t like to work hard.”
Home schooled until she was 16, Yates earned a GED rather than complete high school. She ran away from her family’s Liverpool, N.Y., home to pay an unannounced visit to her aunt in New York City. She was so relentlessly rebellious that her parents felt compelled to send her to boarding school.
“I was probably a 7 or an 8 on the scale of (difficult) teenagers,” Yates said. “I was just unhappy, for some reason, with myself.”
Yates said she saw the Army as a place to get training for an aspiring career (since abandoned) in journalism. It was a place to go when she ran out of money for community college. It was something she hadn’t tried.
Yates claims she was "recruited" out of community college and told her military career would entail learning journalism, but she didn't figure that would take place in Baghdad"– (did she think they were going to put her in the Four Seasons and have room service deliver breakfast?)
“Today there's no one lobbing mortar at me," says Emily. "Plus, unlike in the military, I'm not surrounded by people who are miserable." Emily stated she thought the Army was a means to an education and a career in journalism.
It doesn’t take a half of a brain to understand: A – She never liked rules. B – She didn’t like to work hard (so now she makes a living playing the banjo, antagonizing authority until she gets arrested, and then asking for donations).
Also, her parents sent her to boarding school…so, I guess it’s wrong for others’ to have money, but it’s totally acceptable for Emily to reap the benefits of her parents wealth. Emily has no problem using her GI stipend to attend UC Berkeley (shocker!)
In the Army, Emily was (you’re never going to believe this…I know, I almost fell out of my chair, shocked!) ordered to attend anger-management counseling, during which she was advised by an Army doctor to “lower your expectations.” Instead, she continued to bristle against the ritual obedience and conformity of Army life.
“I never met a person who was less cut out for the Army,” David Abrams, her direct supervisor during her first deployment, wrote in an email. “I don’t think she was able to comfortably fit herself into the cookie-cutter demands of the military. She questioned authority, she colored outside the lines.”
Emily has succeeded in playing the victim, in dividing us instead of strengthening us. She continues to exploit the military, bad mouthing them all the while making a living off them and making a living off dumbasses who send money to her (note: don’t call 911 when you’ve been beaten up and your capitalist iPhone has been stolen ).
As one commenter and eye witness said: “Emily KNEW EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS DOING - she walked behind the barriers that were ALREADY SET UP - like they are every time there is a Smokedown there. It's blatantly obvious that you are NOT supposed to go pass through them and just sit down on a bench when there are 25 Park Police in an area that is clearly cordoned off. She DID IT ON PURPOSE and she knew exactly what would happen and she invited it. They overreacted , but let's be brutally honest here - she sure was going full retard with her histrionic theatrics as she was playing to the camera. I was there and I saw it with my own two eyes. She wanted a confrontation and she got it.”
Put it this way, this would be like her climbing into a fed cop car on purpose and then asking why she couldn't be there and then getting detained for it when someone closed the door on her. It's political theater and nothing more.”
If you truly want to spend some money, the next time you see a Soldier at a restaurant, buy his/her meal.
Emily Yates is no warrior – no freedom fighter; she is a hypocrite who preys on people too stupid – too lazy, to look beyond a 7 minute video to figure out what is going on.
Sometimes a Libertarian is an Anarchist and all too often, it is people like Emily put a target on the back of those who put their life on the line every day for coddled, rebellious, angry children who turn into “Peace Activists.”
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