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‘Pockets of Resistance’ coined by feds to brand us!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 10, 2016

You’ve been seeing the phrase in news reports….

So where did it come from?

‘Pockets of resistance’ is what the federal bureaucracy initially called us!  We liked the description so much that we have made it our own!

I just did a quickie look around for the idiom ‘pockets of resistance’ and see that it usually is a reference to a small group of people resisting domination. Hmmm!  When I first heard it to describe us—anyone questioning the UN/US government’s colonization of our communities with third world refugees—I thought of the famous, tough and brave French resistance to Hitler’s domination of France.

French resistance

Pockets of resistance in WWII France fought bravely against Hitler’s domination of the country

I first heard the phrase uttered (in derogatory tones) by an employee of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement three years ago (June 2013) in Lancaster, PA, and was amazed that federal bureaucrats and their refugee contractors had actually taken time to ‘brand’ us.

They mentioned three states where ‘pockets of resistance’ had formed—Georgia, New Hampshire (because of Gatsas) and Tennessee.

Now there are many many more in a national network of ‘pockets of resistance!’

Up until a reader from Tennessee directed me to a 2012 news story posted at the UNITED NATIONS, I assumed the phrase originated in the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), but check this out: The UNHCR, when reporting on a US State Department trip to mollify Tennesseans, references the phrase!

The U.S. State Department’s head of refugees met with local officials Thursday. His visit is partially in response to pockets of resistance to resettlement in Tennessee.

So, it appears that the inner circles at both the US State Department and at the Dept. of Health and Human Services were both using ‘pockets of resistance’ when discussing America citizens’ concerns about the program.  Amazing!

See our category, pockets of resistance, here.

Addendum!  If you would like to find a ‘pocket of resistance’ where you live, contact James Simpson at this e-mail address:  (And, don’t take offense if you are ‘vetted!’  We need to be sure we know who we are talking to because we are up against some powerful and ruthless people).  resettlementresister@gmail.com

9 Responses to “‘Pockets of Resistance’ coined by feds to brand us!”

  1. Nice to be appreciated.

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  2. bari1951 said

    Reblogged this on Kattukse Vrienden voor Israël.

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  3. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  4. Roy Hobs said

    Please……please…..please…………if we don’t correct the past, we are going no where in the future. Everyone with an opinion about ww2 and the NSDAP should be required to watch — The Greatest Story Never Told.

    Please……….for the love of humanity………….the lies must end.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      What is the gist of it? My mother lived through Hitler’s Germany and lost her whole family (and she was Catholic) so I’m not inclined to have a positive view of what Hitler was doing at the time. I have had it told to me first hand by someone who lived through it.

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      • Roy Hobs said

        We need to know the WHOLE STORY. Keep studying. Mike King at Tomato Bubble is a good resource. His work is slightly “see spot run”, but the information packs a punch. If you have time………watch the documentary — The Greatest Story Never Told.

        We need to know the Whole Story. The NSDAP was fighting the same cancer we are today. If we don’t know our true enemy, are efforts will be futile.

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  5. Glad to see Tennessee is being a thorn in their side!

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  6. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1PjWt6Y

    I used a different featured photo.

    Rich

    On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “You’ve been seeing the phrase in news reports…. So > where did it come from? ‘Pockets of resistance’ is what the federal > bureaucracy initially called us! We liked the description so much that we > have made it our own! I just did a quickie look ar” >

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  7. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

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