You can always count on the progressive left to get it wrong.
Lately there has been a rush to explain how, really, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street have a lot in common.
You got to be freaking kidding me? They have about as much in common with me or the Tea Party as sanity has in common with Jared Lee Loughner.
OWSers have 80 arrests in Manhattan, 175 arrests in Chicago, two-dozen arrests in Denver, arrests in Phoenix.
Name an arrest for any Tea Party group, anywhere. Anyone? Buehler?
Occupy Wall Street is made up of a bunch of European-style nihilists in the purest sense. They aren’t talking about elections or policy, as were the Tea Partiers. They aren’t interested in getting someone elected who will do what they say they will do.
Their stock-in trade is alienation, Jared Lee Loughner-style.
They are talking revolution; extra-legal punishment; confiscation of property; the recognition of rocks and trees as people.
That won’t stop Occupy Wall Street, however, from being the first protest group in the history of counter-culture that is protesting nothing. They have no demands, no leaders, no raison d'être. They only know they are angry, alienated and approved by the Democrat wing of the Democrat Party.
Taking a look at them, I suppose that anger comes kind of naturally for them. They are the one-percent, the permanent underclass; the pierced of body and heart.
“No profits, no money, no banks, no jobs, no power. Nothing,” could be the official slogan of the movement.
But still if they had their way, there would be guillotines set up in the public square.
“Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you,” said one OWS speaker and would-be Robespierre in Los Angeles according to the Blaze, “Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody. India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty. So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.”
Hey Pierre; Pick up a book.
Ghandi’s non-violent revolution led to a brutal civil war with over a million people killed. Non-violence has nothing to do with the poverty in India today. Oh, and that whole enlightened French Revolution? That only led to Napoleon’s attempt at world domination as the first anti-Christ. Boy that really was transformative.
One locally grown tumor, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago (D-Blagojevich) counseled OWSers to remain non-violent at the same time he was telling Obama that he ought to suspend the constitution because Congress rejected the president’s jobs bill.
He called the Senate vote killing Obama’s jobs bill a “rebellion.”
Sort of a unique label for a congressman to use when his fellows are exercising normal congressional and constitutional authority.
“On several occasions now, we’ve seen … the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs…. We’ve got to go further. I support what [Obama] does,” Jackson told the Daily Caller. “And if there are extra-constitutional opportunities that allow the president administratively to put the people to work, he should pursue every single one of them.”
This is the problem with Jesse’s and Pierre’s theory of extra-constitutional government: Once it gets going, no one will have the ability or authority to put a stop to it.
Gandhi was killed by a bullet; Leon Trotsky got an ice pick to the skull in Mexico City after winning the civil war for the Reds in Bolshevik Russia; Hitler’s bully, Ernst Rohm, was peppered with bullets inside his cell by his Nazi friends until dead.
“All revolutions devour their own children,” said Rohm before he died.
One day the guillotine will toll for thee as well as me.
But when that day comes, I’m a lot more heavily armed.
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