Austin-based environmental leader Louis Moncivias Gutierrez is not only following through on his promise to make a “list” of members of the Blanco and Wimberley communities that do not share his blind opposition to a proposed pipeline, but escalating it a step further. In a recent Facebook video, Gutierrez singled out specific community members which he disagreed with on the pipeline issue, shared their addresses and phone numbers, and called for protests at their home and business:
“If you want to look on my timeline, my Facebook timeline, I put a meme of them, letting them know where they live, where their company is, what they look like, because let me tell you the importance of this, you got to know where to protest, you got to know where the dragon’s lair is. You have to know where they live. It’s just that simple. That’s why we do it.”
Gutierrez’s call for protests at the homes of all his opponents in local communities follows his initial call to protest at the homes of private citizens working in the oil and gas industry. The Texas Sierra Club endorsed similar tactics late last month.
In the same video, Gutierrez expressed his belief that private citizens in local communities should be targeted rather than holding protests at oil and gas companies:
“Let me tell you something people, you want to protest? You want to go against a pipeline? Don’t go to the company’s because the company has etiquette. You can’t get into the building if they know you’re going to protest or if you’re going to give them crap about what their doing. You have to go to these individuals homes, to their workplace to fight them in front of them, look eye to eye to them and let them know that you’re disappointed in their actions and you’re not going to let it stand
Gutierrez went on to take things further, targeting the wife and daughter of the community member that does not share Gutierrez’s views:
“Why don’t you send your wife out there and sell tacos at that man camp and see how things go for you. How about you send your beautiful daughter out there, see how she’s treated.”
Gutierrez has been a longtime environmental activist in Texas and is a former Hollywood stuntman. He has a long criminal history that includes being incarcerated for smuggling an illegal immigrant across the border.