Skip to comments.Humane treatment for OWS protesters - a modest proposal
Posted on 11/24/2011 4:43:12 AM PST by dirtboy
Occupy Wall Street has now dragged into its third month. What should be a matter of enforcing existing laws has turned into an intractable political problem.
But we should look to the federal government and its illustrious current and former leadership for inspiration on how to handle such situations. They have plenty of experience in not enforcing existing laws and then proposing ways to deal with that lack of enforcement.
It's just plain inhumane to tear down the OWS encampments in the bitter cold of November just because they are occupying public spaces and causing noise and sanitation problems. Some of those tents might have kids in them.
It's inhumane to load the OWS protesters into paddy wagons and take them downtown to jail. No one should be calling for such forced removal in this country, and the public will never support such.
No, what we need is visionary leadership for this problem. We need a sense of humanity!
But not for all OWS protestors, mind you! Lawbreakers should still go to jail! If you are caught selling drugs or murdering someone, you should still face the music of the legal system. Likewise, if you have just joined in the protests, you should be removed - only those who have been there for over a month should be allowed to stay! We should not encourage more encampments by allowing all to stay - only those who have put down roots in their local parks.
But imagine the benefits of such a humane approach - if conservatives come out in support of such a proposal, the GOP might win over those who are sympathetic to OWS's viewpoints. Plus, no more videos of pepper-sprayed protestors. Less police overtime. So what if those who live by the encampments have to deal with them? It's the price of tolerance.
I submit, if humanity is good enough for illegals, it's good enough for OWS. The solution to failure is never to correct the reason for the failure. It's the DC way.
I favor releasing feral pittbulls on them.
Send in Newt. He can be their amnesty shill.
We ought to at least provide free food and education for the occupiers that need it.
That’s mighty inhumane of you. Don’t you know there is an election coming up and we might need the votes of those sympathetic to OWS to win the White House for the GOP?
Don’t forget the free medical care. They’re gonna need it.
Were it not cold, I favor tossing wasp nests.
WASP - that’s wacist!
That sure sounds like too many politicians’ immagration policy.
“The solution to failure is never to correct the reason for the failure. It’s the DC way.”
Your above line should be taught to all levels of students as the First Commandment of the Trough Feeders Manifesto.
It’s kinda scary when you think about it - that what I wrote as satire, can be found in spirit if not word in the utterances of so many politicians.
LOL! Good one.
I've started watching a Saturday night, grade z (the worst of the worst) "monster" tv program in the last few months.
I NEED pebbles that have had virgin blood dripped on them, that then grow to giant amoeba's ( I made that up, but you see what I mean )
Up is down, down is up, black is white ... etc.
Yet some find no problem with federal politicians basically pushing the exact same concept with illegals entering this country and staying for years in defiance of all federal laws about such.
At their core, how are the two different? Both are based in the fear of alienating a potential political constituency. And therefore are pandering at its worst.
Being old school, I suggest using fire hoses.
Having the state provide free euthanasia for the suffering is starting to look better all the time.
Nah, euthanasia is always for the other guy, dontcha know?
That is just so Bull Conner, violating the civil rights of the OWS protesters. They are righteous, so they have the right to disregard unjust local laws about sanitation! To make an omlette, you first have to have crap and litter all over the place!
RABID feral pittbulls.
I meant you were being inhumane to the pit bulls.
-———Were it not cold,-——
I find the business of turning out folks into the cold to be something of a red herring.
If a trail of gasoline were dribbled all about through the encampment and lit, the folks would be turned out into the warmth of the fire. The cold would cease to be the problem
Well, the OWS are the other guys, and they are telling us of the agony they are in every day from people engaging in commerce not dictated by government mandate, or even worse the horror that they must coexist with others who have accumulated great wealth.
Truly no one has ever suffered as OWS protesters suffer, and euthanasia is really the kind thing to do.
Oh yeah, hadn’t thought about that.
That said, I don't endorse calling out the Ohio National Guard, but riot teams arresting and removing these anarchists is just fine - in fact, a prime function of government. Should the lefties react violently, record everything and use whatever force is necessary to quell the resistance to peaceful arrest and removal.
Now, if that doesn't ring your humanity bell, how about child protection taking the kids out of documented situations of violence and hazardous behavior. Then, seal the camp off - nothing in or out. As the protesters succumb, remove them only after signing documents that agree to return home and to cease similar actions. Those that remain, after their food and fuel run out, will have the peaceful calm of a long winter rest to reflect.
Yeah, me too.
You do understand you’d have to file environmental impact statements if you trained a fire hose on the average OWS encampment? There are laws about discharging raw sewage into the water supply.
Stun guns disguised as soap?
Yeah, and free weed. And cable, premium channels, and broadband internet. Oh, the humanity!
this is stupid. The administration ADVERTISED the stupid “protest” for months ahead of time.
Just ignore them. IGNORE THEM. Don’t give them all this unmerited attention. You are just egging them on. Feral pit bulls, really?
If you don’t get it, OWS is a HUGE DISTRACTION from the pillaging of our country that is going on at the highest levels of business and government.
yeah, firehoses worked so well in the 60s /sarc
May I suggest trap and release, works for skunks, racoons and other unwanted pests.
Since little is known of the OWS species, I would suggest tagging them for future study.
Perfectly put. That really is the sum of their grievance. They aren't against poverty; they think it's quaint and "authentic." It's seeing the occasional rich person that drives them nuts.
Broadcast Reagan Speeches 24/7...
Clinton was hardly the first “Pander Bear”.
Remember, next November is “Pander Bear Season”.
No bag limit, no tags needed, no minimum, any sex.
All “Pander Bears” must be taken only in a voting booth.
Taxidermist services will not be needed, as the results of your hunt will be recorded.
All “Pander Bear” hunters are advised to be alert for thieves, A.K.A. Democrats stealing votes.
They do wonders when the temperature is below freezing though.
Bumped to front page!
Indeed, this is nothing more than a mass tantrum. Let them wallow in their own self-pity, envy, filth, and feral behaviour toward one another.
Every day at noon, we can have an overweight security guard pepper-spray some of them for the crowd's entertainment.
It would be like feeding them as pepper spray is a food product, essentially.
A look inside OWS - a letter home from a protester....
“Hello Muddah, dont you cry,
Here I am at Camp Oc-cu-py
Camp is very terrifying, Its full of garbage there is no denying.
I share a tent with Joe Rice. His head is now, full of Lice.
You remember my pal Stew. Hes still trying to find a place to take a poo.
All the Anarchist hate Code Pink, complain about, the way they stink.
And my friend Larry Michaels, reads to us each night from a book called Rules for Radicals.
Now I know how scary this is, but my tent mate has Hep-a-titis.
You remember my friend Jerry. Hes bent over with a case of Dysentery.
Take me home, oh Muddah wont you, Take me home, I hate Occupy, Don’t leave me out here in the streets, where I might get arrested by a pig.”
Time for Cartman to fire up the HippyDrill and Metal Music to break up the drumcircle!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2811889/posts if you don`t believe me try this thread.
Are you making fun of Newt Gingrich?
Actually, making fun of anyone who tortures logic and reason beyond recognition in their attempts to shill for amnesty.
I say fence them in and let them kill each other—which they eventually would do.
I say fence them in and let them kill each other—which they eventually would do.
Alternate that with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe toss in a 24 hour session of Elvira from the Oak Ridge Boys. That ought to put them in the leaving mood.
“Lawbreakers should still go to jail!”
I agree. But then that would mean almost ALL OWS protesters would be taken to jail because almost all of them are camping on public lands where overnight camping is illegal.
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