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Report: Occupy Oakland Devolves into “Lord of the Flies”
Verum Serum ^ | October 20, 2011 | Verum Serum

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 man’s tent and told him he had to leave. Some were speaking calmly. Others weren’t. 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 can’t control everything,” said Boomer Frank, a 24-year-old tent resident and ad hoc camp organizer. “I’m 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, it’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: anarchists; california; californian; calinyers; commiepigs; commies; fleaparty; ideology; kalifornia; lordoftheflies; oakland; occupywallstreet; ows; progressives; raidernation; sodomandgomorrah
Occupy Oakland!
1 posted on 10/20/2011 7:16:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Link to the Mercury News story here at:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19150644?nclick_check=1


2 posted on 10/20/2011 7:17:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Who has the conch?


3 posted on 10/20/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: DogByte6RER
the participants first appeared to him as “freethinking activists” but have since devolved into something more sinister.

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.

4 posted on 10/20/2011 7:19:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: DogByte6RER
It was only when someone picked up a piece of wood and cracked him across the head that the ordeal ended.

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Kinda appropriate don'tcha think?
5 posted on 10/20/2011 7:20:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Lord of the Flies or Animal Farm? I can see both.


6 posted on 10/20/2011 7:21:23 PM PDT by RobertClark (It's better to look goofy with a rifle, than civilized with an exit wound.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


7 posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:14 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DogByte6RER

liberal-progressives deserve what they serve up.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 7:22:35 PM PDT by ken21
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To: ClearCase_guy
"might makes right and laws are for sissies"

Not exactly the ideal social order but more advanced than the PC based rules we are governed by now.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 7:24:27 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The bloom is off the rose...


10 posted on 10/20/2011 7:24:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


11 posted on 10/20/2011 7:24:43 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Mob rule isn’t so cool, ...huh?


12 posted on 10/20/2011 7:25:08 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Army Air Corps
Piggy with smashed conch Piggy had it ... but Occupy Oakland smashed him weeks ago.
13 posted on 10/20/2011 7:26:13 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

It's the tribe of the hand!

14 posted on 10/20/2011 7:26:59 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DogByte6RER
Boomer Frank, a 24-year-old

not sure which is more pathetic.....his name or his age.

15 posted on 10/20/2011 7:27:32 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: DogByte6RER

Shouldn’t that be Lord of the Fleas?


16 posted on 10/20/2011 7:28:19 PM PDT by KJC1
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17 posted on 10/20/2011 7:29:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: KJC1

lol ... fleas, flies, they’re both disease carrying vermin


18 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: SueRae

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hQC3nkftrk&feature=player_embedded


19 posted on 10/20/2011 7:33:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: pallis
"Mob rule isn’t so cool"

No, it's not. But it doesn't take a mob, just submission.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 7:38:21 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: cripplecreek
Kinda appropriate don'tcha think?

The version featured at the beginning of History of the World - Part I seems equally applicable.

21 posted on 10/20/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe a Monolith will fall on their heads.


22 posted on 10/20/2011 7:51:00 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom.)
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To: DogByte6RER
“I’m anti-authoritarian, but we need to acknowledge that some things are out of our control.”

Ummmm.......
23 posted on 10/20/2011 7:56:08 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The animals are turning on each other, even sooner than I thought they would....Robberies, rapes... how long will it be intil they begin killing each other?

Peace!
Love!
Happiness!

...6 by 10 color glossies...


24 posted on 10/20/2011 7:58:11 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DogByte6RER

These are just previews before the real show. Who’s going to rescue us from ourselves?


25 posted on 10/20/2011 8:01:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: DGHoodini

Or more appropriately: “27 8×10 color glossy pictures”.


26 posted on 10/20/2011 8:02:14 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DogByte6RER

Anarchists get a little taste of anarchy. lol


27 posted on 10/20/2011 8:09:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DogByte6RER
On top of the drama with Hughes and his assailant, several other incidents have pushed well-meaning radicals to the margins. "I didn't realize the strong anarchist contingent or I wouldn't have got involved in the first place," said Russ Tilleman, a 52-year-old retired engineer and Oakland activist who was briefly in charge of media relations before he quit the movement altogether. "Some people at Occupy Oakland are very dedicated activists, and I am hoping they can make some major changes and move forward successfully."
28 posted on 10/20/2011 8:17:08 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hey we just gotta clobber clods like him.


29 posted on 10/20/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: All

Local SF media is ignoring this story.

Gotta keep supporting the flea-baggers while painting the Tea Party as violent racists.


30 posted on 10/20/2011 8:38:14 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (The true face of the left that the MSM won't show: www.zombietime.com)
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To: DGHoodini

Don’t forget the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one....:-)


31 posted on 10/20/2011 8:40:15 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: DogByte6RER

Parasites seek blood. Who knew?


32 posted on 10/20/2011 8:57:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Flea Party, committing the crimes the MSM claimed the Tea Party did.


33 posted on 10/20/2011 9:00:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: DGHoodini

“With circles and diagrams on the back of each one, tellin’ about what each one was...”


34 posted on 10/20/2011 9:20:20 PM PDT by Mugwump
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To: M1903A1

What you said.


35 posted on 10/20/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT by Mugwump
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To: Mugwump; M1903A1

Glad to see there are at least a few who caught the reference. :oD


36 posted on 10/20/2011 10:37:23 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sounds to me that we need more wood control laws.


37 posted on 10/20/2011 10:48:17 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: DGHoodini

So you think they should pick up the garbage.


38 posted on 10/20/2011 10:53:19 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I well for you.)
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To: ThomasThomas

They are apparently going to be getting a blind judge, with no 27 8x10 color glossy pictires because there’ll be no cops around when what happens to them, happens at their Happening.


39 posted on 10/20/2011 11:51:04 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DogByte6RER

Professor, Jones. Help!!! The Mayan calendar is leaking onto Oakland.


40 posted on 10/21/2011 5:55:40 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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