Skip to comments.Some free, not subsidized, lessons in common courtesy and humility for the “Occupiers”
Posted on 11/03/2011 6:39:58 AM PDT by Starman417
Few have a problem with exercising our 1st Amendment rights for redress of grievances. Even when the ultimate cadre of misguided souls band together to work overtime to inflame law enforcement - such as the assault on Oakland police with bottles, rocks and firecrackers preceding all the riot ta..doo last week - in hopes of creating that coveted "Kent State" moment, most of us just grind our teeth, hold our noses when making our way thru the great unwashed to get to places of business, or sit back and wait it out.
But there is a dangerous precedent being created... not dissimilar to when a spoiled child screams for their candy, and a weary parent acquiesces just for a bit of quiet and peace, hoping they'll outgrow such behavior. Unfortunately, just as the spoiled child learns that making those around him or her unpleasant enough generally results in getting your demands met, the same is happening with the OWS mobs of professional campers, truant college students, and unemployed grads. Needless to say, the OWS hasn't found the limits of the nation's patience yet... but they are determined to keep trying.
They are either pleased, or oblivious, to the fact that they are fast wearing out their welcome in many cities... even those, such as Portland, Oregon - where the city has spent $186,500 in police overtime since it began Oct 6th. Not content with the two parks where they were granted squatting rights, they attempted to take over Terry Schrunk Plaza... a piece of dirt under federal jurisdiction. The feds wanted it cleared, requested local officers assistance, and... as usual... the whining and arrests began.
Oakland is another place where the law enforcement are throwing up their hands in frustration. In an open letter, highly critical of Mayor Quan, they are tired of mixed messages... first told to clear the park on the night of the controversial rioting, only to have the Mayor let them back in the next morning. And they are certainly not pleased that she's openly "staffing the strike" for today's planned shut down of the city... where 100s of teachers went AWOL from classes, abandoning students who actually wanted to take advantage of their already subsidized educated.
It's not hard to look around and think that the nation has gone mad. But then again, if the OWS's quest is looking to surpass that limit of the nation's patience for a "Kent State" moment, they are getting closer to their goals. American's are not Arab Spring, and the overthrow of our government is not on the 99%'s agenda, not matter what the OWS trys to say. At some point, the silent majority, tired of whiny children, will demand that our rights also be protected against 1st Amendment abuses.
After watching the antics of the OWS across the nation, and the fawning of the media, two particular articles have caught my attention recently. The first is "Democracy versus Mob Rule" from Thomas Sowell today... noting the simple reality that 1st Amendment rights do not include an unmitigated disrespect for others' rights... such as blocking traffic, trashing others' properties, increasing the taxpayer's costs for police security, attempts at forced subsidization of their higher education, and being subjected day in and day out to their venting of childish and selfish emotions.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
I think they are the bottom 1% of American society. The majority, the 99%, are too busy going to work and school, to go to a protest. If they keep this up we will end up with Martial Law, and these worthless protestors will be the FIRST ONES LOCKED UP, as useless idiots. Do they realize that in Fascism, communism, you are not allowed to speak up or protest! What a bunch of total idiots.
I was reading Reader Comments on one of the Oakland articles about the violent protests there:
I have been busy going to work every day since these protest began, so I have not been able to participate. How can I make sure these protesters get their fair share of my paycheck?
From the look of it, it seems this whole movement has become something for all the homeless meth kids that flock to seattle for free social services to entertain themselves while the sun is up. thanks for being a burden on my taxes!
~just another 99%er paying for all the losers to play in the street with signs.
No corporations, no banks, no mortgages, no credit cards, no more student loans and free health care. This utopia exists, it’s called North Korea...I will buy one of the fleabaggers a one way ticket there. Heck, I’ll even hold my nose and help him pack. I’ll even have fund raisers to buy the tickets for more of his fellow fleabaggers who can’t wait to go to paradise.
Use deodorant and shampoo, not pepper spray. That would scare them away.
Better yet, use skunk, goat or cat spray (disgustingly sick smell—can’t wash it out). That would be appreciated in Seattle since those are all “natural” chemicals. The police force could “go green” (or at least go ‘yellow’)
North Korea, I am sure, is not on the occupiers’ radar... In fact, I would bet that occupiers could not find North Korea on the map.
Too bad. North Korea is the definitive text book model of why Communism is a DEAD LETTER.
When you have citizens dropping dead in the street from malnutrition, you cannot properly continue in thinking that Communism is any body’s answer to ANYTHING. Most of us have known this for donkeys’ years but thanks to the NEA and the MSM, these young people and their ‘corner’ don't know or won't admit the obvious.
I wish everyone would read Ayn Rand’s book WE THE LIVING, and you can also buy a DVD of it. She tells of her experiences in Russia when the Communist Revolution took over the country, millions starved, many were shot or hung, too.
I wonder if they are sane and sober enough to realize that if you get Communism, Fascism, etc. you have no freedom of speech. They would just shoot these people, they would just mow them down. Communism/Socialism = Spreading the Misery around equally - not the wealth. the elite leaders and their chosen ones get ALL the money. During the Communist Rev in Russia the top elites were the rulers and doctors, while millions starved, these people got fat eating so much food, choking on caviar.... This time it will be the rulers and the lawyers.
I was thinking, we are already there, the Obamas jet around the world dining on lobster, caviar, champagne, Kobe beef, while millions of Americans are on food stamps. Hello Russia/Communism.
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