Skip to comments.OWS: The Children's Crusade Redux
Posted on 01/17/2012 9:52:57 AM PST by varialectio
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Children's Crusade. The celebration began early. There are some intriguing parallels, and contrasts, with OWS as it sputters into the new year.
In the spring and summer of 1212, crowds of young people gathered around two charismatic boys: a shepherd from near Chartres called Stephen and a twelve-year-old from Cologne, Nicholas. Stephen claimed that he had received a letter from Jesus, delivered in person, and Nicholas reported a conversation with an angel. The boys had been told to lead a Crusade to the Holy Land.
Tea-Partiers want to protect children; Occupiers want to be treated like children. They want Uncle Santa to pay off their student loans and their mortgages, find them a job working for him, and pay for their health care. They're convinced that he can do this by shaking down a few heartless Scrooges.
The media, of course, has found the children far more loveable than the adults.
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OWS as the Children’s Crusade. What a perfect metaphor.
***The boys had been told to lead a Crusade to the Holy Land. ***
And like the Children’s Crusade the OWSers expected the oceans to part so they could get their way. It didn’t.
Instead the Childrens Crusade ended in many being sold into slavery in Moslem lands, whereas the OWSers plead to be sold into Dem-Socialist slavery. Freedom for security!
Yeah, but the child Crusaders had a lot better manners, even if they didn’t use forks and knives.
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