Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Occupy?" I've Got a Few Suggestions.


Thus far, I haven't had much to say about the "Occupy Wall Street" frumpuses going on in New York and other cities across the country. Although I knew largely who and what was behind it and that it had little to do with the same kind of spirit that drove the Tea Party gatherings last year, I wanted to wait and see if what I expected came to pass.

And yes, largely it has. The "Occupiers' have shown themselves to be largely nothing but ne'r do well left-wingers, anarchists, communist-socialist sympathizers who are more interested in disruption and bringing down the country's system more than they are actually accomplishing anything positive or wholesome. They're right out of the Saul Alinsky/Cloward-Piven school. The Tea Party was largely civil and organized, had a constructive message, and moreover, they cleaned up after themselves and went home. This bunch seems to attract every kind of lout, with rapes, vandalism, sanitary problems, violence etc. now being daily occurrences, or so it seems. Many of them seem to be anarchists. Literally.

It's doubly telling to me that even liberal Democratic mayors in Oakland (right across the water from Berkeley and San Francisco) and other locations have had a gut-full, and are beginning to order the protesters to disband, cease and desist.

Don't get me wrong. I am all for legitimate protest, and the right of the people to bring their grievances to governing authorities in a respectful, orderly manner. We have the right of free speech, which is precious.

But you do not have the right to rape, pillage, vandalize, trespass on private property, disrupt legal commerce, and the other high-jinks being performed by the Occupy crowds. Most of them don't even have the foggiest idea of what they're doing out there. They've said their piece, now they need to go home. And if they're not willing to go home, then they need to be given new digs in the closest county jail.

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