Skip to comments.Bringing Tahrir Square to Washington
Posted on 09/06/2011 5:27:16 AM PDT by SJackson
A coalition of leftist groups is promising to occupy part of downtown Washington, D.C. with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo next month.
This exercise in Marxist mobocracy is just one of many scheduled nationwide in coming months. It will take place nearly three weeks after the Lefts Days of Rage occupation of Wall Street scheduled for Sept. 17.
The Washington protest is modeled after the demonstrations that brought down the Egyptian government earlier this year. It is being organized by an umbrella group called the October 2011 Coalition, which is run by David Swanson, a former spokesman for ACORN and the International Labor Communications Association.
Swanson said the event was timed to overlap with October 2011 when the next years budget kicks in, in the United States which includes cuts for just about everything useful but again a larger budget for the military. Of course through the magic of the federal governments baseline budgeting, there probably wont be any actual reduction in federal spending, but the Left needs to pillory a villain in order to rally its troops.
The October 2011 Coalition is asking activists to pledge to show up at and remain in Washingtons Freedom Plaza if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan. It is urging protesters to resist the corporate machine by occupying the plaza to demand that Americas resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation.
In a promotional video for the group, wild-eyed playwright Karen Malpede seemed to suggest President Obama was Paul von Hindenburg and that Nazis were poised to take over America.
I will be in Washington on October 6 because it seems more and more a Weimar sort of moment where we have a nice, well-intentioned, weak, and mealy-mouthed president and lunatics on the right wing who would rather destroy the country than do anything productive. And were in how many wars, six now, and counting. We have the biggest military budget in the world combined. All other countries in the world do not spend as much as we spend on our military and its driving the country into bankruptcy and moral bankruptcy which is more important, I think, or as important. So its a time for citizens who value democracy and care about the country in which they live to step forward and say no.
Malpede, incidentally, seemed to be one of the more sane individuals appearing in videos promoting the October 6 event.
Swanson said Monday that his supporters will occupy Freedom Plaza, the name of which is very similar of course to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, and from there we are going to expand to shut down offices, buildings, streets, hallways, to nonviolently, strictly nonviolently resist what our government is doing.
Swanson didnt bother to address the glaring contradiction in his statement. The protesters at Tahrir Square to whom he alludes were anything but nonviolent. It is far from clear how the gargantuan government of the most powerful nation on Earth could be shut down without the use of violence.
The suggestion that nonviolent civil disobedience will be practiced that day seems to be merely an opening bid offered by the organizers, a public relations bait-and-switch calculated to appease the authorities and maximize attendance. In the world of radical activism the line between nonviolent protest and violent protest is often so thin that it might as well not exist. Unless all the demonstrators have the discipline of a Mohandas Gandhi, violence is virtually inevitable.
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With few exceptions, the groups pledging to take part on October 6 arent exactly known for Weather Underground-caliber violence, but theyre also not known for reasonableness and restraint.
Velvet Revolution, a Tides Foundation-funded group co-founded by convicted terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin and radical journalist Brad Friedman, is participating. So are the Communist-dominated anti-war coalition United for Peace and Justice, and other radical left-wing groups such as ANSWER (Action Now to Stop War and End Racism), Code Pink, and World Cant Wait, an offshoot of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
In normal times a protest involving a group like World Cant Wait, which used cheap political theatrics in a futile effort to drive President Bush out of the White House, might not matter. But in an age of massive unemployment, public unease, overheated rhetoric, and escalating political violence from the Left, the group could become a genuine threat. This is especially true if the groups crazed adherents believe their long-awaited revolution is finally within their grasp.
As planning for October 6 continues, the Left is escalating its already-vituperative rhetoric.
A few days ago a member of the neo-communist Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tea Party supporters in Congress want the Jim Crow era to return and to see black Americans lynched. At a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) said some in Congress would love to see us as second-class citizens and some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree.
This was not an isolated incident for Carson, who is also a member of the CBC. The Al Sharpton wannabe, who is one of only two Muslims in Congress, also told reporters last year that he heard the N-word hurled at Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) outside the Capitol by anti-Obamacare protesters. But it never happened. Conservative Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart offered $100,000 to anyone who could provide recorded evidence that the racial slur was uttered at the event. No one has come forward.
Joanne Dowdell, a Democratic congressional candidate in New Hampshire, said she is seeking office because the 2012 election is about class warfare. Dowdell is not on the fringes of her party. She is a former DNC committeewoman and was a delegate at the 2008 party convention that nominated Obama for the presidency.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has called for runs on the banks and threatened to tax them out of business if they dont forgive under-water homeowners mortgage principal. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said racism is largely responsible for high black unemployment rates.
A demonstrator from the Red & Anarchist Action Network was captured on video at a protest earlier this week outside the Wisconsin state capitol. He was helping to hold up a banner that read Class Warfare. No Justice. No Peace.
He shouted to the cameraman, Its coming! Get ready! All you f- tea-party-baggers. Its coming. Get ready.
There is a good chance he meant it.
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They’re going to create a self-inflicted bloody shirt. And we’re playing right into their hands.
This is not their mother’s Tea Party!
Wait a minute.... this IS their mother’s tea party!
Now is the time to talk about an over sized, out of control government. This wouldn't be happening if tax payer dollars weren't being handed out like candy at a parade. This is what happens when a corrupt government is so big, it can buy it's winners and losers with unlimited funds.
No, we're not playing into their hands. Remember the anti-liberal rules. Stay calm and polite, and stick to the important subjects. They can't win an honest debate. Instead of them using our rage against us, why not use their rage against them?
Its coming! Get ready! All you f- tea-party-baggers. Its coming. Get ready.
I can’t wait.
You have that right, if the media can report this right, the American people will see who the true enemies of freedom are.
The majority of Americans aren't union. Does anyone here think the majority of American voters agreed with what Hoffa said?
I don't think so. In fact, visions of union thugs smashing heads and breaking legs came into their heads. NAZI Germany and it's brown shirts may have also entered their minds. This is not away to gain favor with normal thinking Americans.
I think we should hand them more rope.
You and I know that. But it only takes one match for them to have an excuse to put out the "fire."
Hell, they don't even need one of us to lose our temper! They will provide a "lily-white" martyr dupe. Look how they played Gabby giffords for crying out loud!
It makes sense why he's pushing such outrageous policies and infuriating positions.
It's just to fluff up the kindling.
I agree. All we have to do is stay sane, and let them take themselves out. We can just sit back and watch. It's not our fault they're loons.
In fact, why not lay off a few more union members? If they can show up for rallies instead of working, the businesses are obviously over employed.
They made fools out of themselves - again. They tried to blame it on the TEA party, but the truth came to the surface too fast for them. They failed.
This union stuff is going to be easy for us if we just let them spew. For example - left wing bloggers"
"Put the fear of God in those ignorant sons of bitches."
"Let's ratchet up the rhetoric and fight "
"workers made real gains were the ones when you could get your head bashed in"
Do you really think the American people agree with them? Do you think the honest American citizens want to hear this crap?
I think we should simply remain calm and keep doing the work the American people want us to do. If they freak, let them suffer the political consequences. Obviously, it wouldn't us breaking windows and smashing things. It would them. The American people would be their victims rather than their advocates.
Alinski - "Entice them to anger, then use that anger against them."
So, let's really piss them off! Remain calm, collected, and focused. They'd go NUTS!
“Obviously, it wouldn’t us breaking windows and smashing things. It would them. The American people would be their victims rather than their advocates.”
The problem is that government in general now want to view the American public as the cause of the violence, rather than see the thugs and simply thugs.
Of course. Oboma is a community agitator. That's all he knows. That's why the left wanted him in charge.
I think the American voter is sick and tired of agitation. I believe most would rather live in peace - so, let the left agitate, let us bring them peace. You'll catch more flys with honey than you will with vinegar.
Always remain calm, collected, and focused. They can't defeat that. They don't know how to deal with it. Without chaos, they have no tools.
Obviously, it wouldnt us breaking windows and smashing things. It would them. The American people would be their victims rather than their advocates.
The problem is that government in general now wants to view the American system of government as the “cause of the violence”, rather than see the thugs as simply thugs, and another version of community organizers for the socialist cause.
The usual wimpy white liberals trying to get black and brown people to do their dirty work for them. They are pure evil.
We're in "violent anti-violent agreement!"
I'm just not sure that will be sufficient.
For example, if anywhere, what you're suggesting should be borne out in Wisconsin, where the unpleasantness of the union thugs should be evident in spades.
And, true, the Republicans held on by the skin of their teeth in the recalls and the supreme court fracas circus.
But it's not a repudiation. And here today we have new polls showing "a new low" of 44% approval for Obummer.
More than 2 out of 5 still have the temerity to say, "sure, I love the way my man is destroying this awful country!"
Yeah, but the people do the voting. What do the voters see?
We can be the party of peace, common sense, and and ideas. They can be the party of war, ignorance, and chaos.
Which party would you want to support if you had a job and a family?
I just feel we are being steered toward the situation that faced the Wiemar Republic, before Hitler came to power.
When we have been educated to believe that the Nazis were right wing, and not another branch of international socialism,it's hard for the public to see the true face of the socialist threat to our Republic.
Unions were motivated like never before, because the law affected ALL government unions around the country (indirectly). My bet is they ALL voted (add a few thousands out of staters and other fraudulent votes to that number), and the unions spent $35 MILLION - but still lost!!!
Imagine if it had been only state union money and votes. They'd have gotten creamed.
They couldn't pull this off nation wide, nor do they have the funds to do it state wide across the board (without another union funding stimulus package).
The majority of Americans aren't union thugs. The more the unions try to intimidate the America people, the more the American people will want them disassembled.
Let's put it this way - the union brown shirts are frightening people. No one wants to wear cement shoes or have their ribs busted for not voting correctly. No one wants another NAZI Germany.
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