Skip to comments.Report: Occupy Oakland Devolves into “Lord of the Flies”
Posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:52 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Report: Occupy Oakland Devolves into Lord of the Flies
John on October 20, 2011 at 12:01 am
From the Oakland Tribune:
The next thing Hughes knew he was in a headlock, then he was being punched, and then he was on the ground as a large man began to choke him.
This happened as Hughes, a substitute teacher and Occupy Oakland resident, tried to keep a larger man who also lived in the camp from threatening a woman there. Finally, after another threatening incident involving the same individual, the occupiers had had enough:
About 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, a group of roughly 50 people gathered by the mans tent and told him he had to leave. Some were speaking calmly. Others werent. It was then that the man pulled out a large kitchen knife and threatened the whole group It was only when someone picked up a piece of wood and cracked him across the head that the ordeal ended.
Self-realization dawns on at least one of the occupiers:
At some point, we have to recognize that we cant control everything, said Boomer Frank, a 24-year-old tent resident and ad hoc camp organizer. Im anti-authoritarian, but we need to acknowledge that some things are out of our control.
If only they could apply that lesson a little more broadly, e.g. to the police, to the economy as a whole even. Appropriately, its the cops who patrol the camp that get it. One officer compared the scene to Lord of the Flies. His supervisor was even more insightful:
One Oakland police supervisor said that the participants first appeared to him as freethinking activists but have since devolved into something more sinister. He said it was interesting for a group that claims to be against current civilization and rules to set up a far more oppressive society than our own.
Very interesting indeed.
Link to the Mercury News story here at:
Who has the conch?
No actual change took place, of course. Anarchists (the modern type) portray themselves as freethinking activists, but the reality is that they are chaos-loving bullies who believe that might makes right and laws are for sissies.
Lord of the Flies or Animal Farm? I can see both.
Who would ever hire anyone who is so gullible as to join with anarchists and Marxists in a doomed illusion that they are “making a difference?” In a real revolution, they would be the cannon fodder, massacred in front of TV cameras to win support and sympathy from the equally gullible stay-at-homes. All the while, the sinister hands on the levers are running the show.
liberal-progressives deserve what they serve up.
The bloom is off the rose...
Read an earlier piece about Oakland, with local news videos. Reporter threatened, one was attacked by a thug’s pitbull..another said w’we shoot white b!tche$ here’. Lovely stuff.
Mob rule isn’t so cool, ...huh?
It's the tribe of the hand!
not sure which is more pathetic.....his name or his age.
Shouldn’t that be Lord of the Fleas?
lol ... fleas, flies, they’re both disease carrying vermin
Wait till the main event. A gang shootout in the middle of the crowd. All they need now is a big cage and the announcer from beyond thunderdome. Susan Sarandon can be Auntie.
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