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Lovely Contradictions

Posted on | October 26, 2011 | 21 Comments

by Smitty

Via Memeorandum, we have this report in the New York Times:

With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans’ distrust of government at its highest level ever.
The combustible climate helps explain the volatility of the presidential race and has provided an opening for protest movements like Occupy Wall Street, to highlight grievances about banks, income inequality and a sense that the poor and middle class have been disenfranchised. Almost half of the public thinks the sentiment at the root of the Occupy movement generally reflects the views of most Americans.

What is this, a bad country-western song? “The Government’s Like My Husband, Who Punches Me Like His Cattle, But I Love Him, And Besides, Who’s Gonna Keep Me In Grits?”, by Polly-Esther and the Plaid Bandanas.  Either you believe the government is Rousseauian in nature, and the fount of all blessings, or you do not.

Doublethink has been a club with which the American public has been beaten for decades. Hence, President Wall Street can sympathize with the #OccupyWallStreet protesters in their ObamaVille, while taking contributions from Wall Street.

Is Doublethink sustainable, though? All of these Orwellian and Alinskyite ideas predate the internet. It is my contention that those ideas are predicated on a much firmer control of information than is possible today. They’ll die hard, but they’re going down. A brighter future awaits us.

Remember: Only Government Can Save You From Having To Be … Self-reliant?

Somewhat related, via IowaHawk, is this punk who is either

  • packing more heat than Chuck Norris,
  • clueless as to the meaning of his well-enunciated words,
  • strung out on something very, very good which does not affect his speech capacity,
  • all of the above

I commend to the punk in the video the study of Sun Tzu. That is not the sort of thing said idly. If he bethinks himself that bad, he should just go take on the Oakland PD. Notwithstanding that, while I wouldn’t necessarily approve of any cat/mouse play on the part of the Oakland PD, I would understand the motivation.

Update: via MelissaTweets, we have The Right Scoop posts some Glenn Beck radio reaction. Pokesomi has some other lovely clips that they get into around 5:00.

Update II: Linked by Fishersville Mike.


21 Responses to “Lovely Contradictions”

  1. Joe
    October 26th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    If he doesn’t give a flying f*** over Oakland PD finding out his name and address, why not just give his name and address?  Okay, maybe he doesn’t want to give that info over the internet, so why not do your video proclamation about citizen arrest and then call Oakland PD and identify yourself? 

    Could it be he is a“>*? 

  2. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Obama dumps on “Occupy Las Vegas”.

  3. ThePaganTemple
    October 26th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh my god Oakland PD, you’d better take note of this, you have raised the wrath of a hipster with a pair of handcuffs, and by god he knows how to use them too. He’ll probably be on his way to settle this shit once and for all, and if he has to do without his Pabst Blue Ribbon for a few days because of this shit your asses are grass.

  4. Joe
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    He can pounce with great vengeance and furious anger. 

  5. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I want to make a joke, but I can’t think of anything to top the video.

  6. McGehee
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Leave Britney Self-Righteous #Occupy Sympathizer Wuss Guy alone!!!!

  7. ThePaganTemple
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    You should read the comments on that guys YouTube site. This thing might go viral. Ironically we might be making a star out of this ignoramus.

  8. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Don’t arrest me bro!

  9. JeffS
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Off topic, but #OWS related, and eerily similar to an earlier post of Stacy’s:

    OWS: Now With 33% More Sexual Assault

    Must be all that “banging” around, huh?

  10. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    That can only help our team.

  11. Garym
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    I have to say that some of the funniest and most rediculous shit has come out of  OWS (and surrogates) since its inception. Hollywood can’t write some of this comedy, because (I hate to admit it) they are too intelligent.
    God, these people are stoooopid.

  12. ThePaganTemple
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:52 pm
  13. Anonymous
    October 26th, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    I have it on good authority he told his mommy he would arrest her, too,  when she threatened to cancel his World of Warcraft subscription. 

  14. Adjoran
    October 26th, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    I just know that’s got the Oakland PD trembling in their little pink booties.

    Regarding CBS/NYT polls, who cares?  But the “finding” that “Almost half” the public agrees with OWS in principle is just like Lech Walesa, who accepted an invitation to address the OWS.  He only knew what had been reported, and media has filtered their coverage of OWS just as they do for Obama, so he didn’t have 1/10 of the story.

    Once alerted to the true radical nature of the protestors and their Marxist links and tendencies, Walesa declined the invitation.  The only people who support OWS are the ignorant and uninformed – along with the anti-American radicals who control the Democratic Party.

  15. DaveO
    October 26th, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    “Almost half of the public thinks the sentiment at the root of the Occupy movement generally reflects the views of most Americans.”

    The pollster either needs to stop sampling from among daily readers at DKos; or the newsies haven’t actually been reporting what OWS is saying, spraying, and praying for.

  16. Joe
    October 26th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    H/T Darth Levin over at PW for this gem. 

  17. Joe
    October 26th, 2011 @ 7:29 pm
  18. Joe
    October 26th, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
  19. McGehee
    October 26th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    The pollster needs to stop sampling something — mixing hashish with patchouli can’t be a good thing.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    October 27th, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Isn’t it, in this case, ‘furrious’ anger?

  21. Bob Belvedere
    October 27th, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    Hashish and bourbon is a different story…so I’ve been told.