Posted on | November 5, 2011 | 92 Comments
“Let it sink in: Their protests now need rape shelters. This is actually happening. And New York City lets it go on. . . . [T]he coverage of OWS protests compared to the coverage of tea-party protests is the worst media double standard in recent history.”
— Allahpundit, Hot Air
“These are the people the Democrats and their accomplices in the media stand with.”
— The Lonely Conservative
Michelle Fields has posted her crew’s video of the violence and intimidation perpetrated by the “Occupy DC” mob Friday night:
About the elderly woman you see on the video (3:20) who got shoved to the ground by the “Occupy” mob:
“Her name is Dolores Broderson, age 78. She rode on a bus for 11 hours from Detroit to get there. She went to the emergency room with a bloody nose and bruises on her hand and leg.”
We can no longer tolerate media assertions that this is a non-violent movement. When your purpose is to inspire hatred, to threaten and intimidate, when you trespass and obstruct traffic, when you chant obscenities and deliberately seek to provoke confrontations — no, you’re not being non-violent, no matter how often you claim to be “peaceful.”
But who can expect honesty from such savages? And who can any longer doubt that the mainstream media are acting as accessories to this criminal movement by pretending that the “Occupy [Whatever]” mob’s regular eruptions of violence and criminality are atypical aberrations? Just look at the headlines:
Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate
— Ira Stoll
Fear Of Violence Spreading To OccupySeattle
— Thomas Ferdousi
“Nothing to see here, move along. Just what ‘democracy looks like.'”
— Darleen Click, Protein Wisdom
Yes, in the sense that “democracy” is a mob contemptuous of Western civilization, without respect for private property, ignorant of the Anglo-American Rule of Law tradition, and worked into a fevered frenzy by ritualistic incantations of radical-egalitarian concepts of “social justice” — well, indeed, this is what democracy looks like.
Perhaps the malodorous mobsters would reply: “We’re not going to pay money for books, you capitalist vulture!” But even if you offered them Leonard Read’s classic essay, “I, Pencil,” online for free, they couldn’t be bothered to spend the time needed to read its 2,229 words. Even if you could force them to read it, however, they couldn’t possibly understand it, either because they lack the intelligence to comprehend basic reasoning, or else because they’ve been so thoroughly brainwashed into the collectivist mentality as to have become actively hostile to freedom.
As I explained last week, the “Occupy [Whatever]” movement is about “Organized Ignorance.” Once you’ve seen the phenomenon first-hand — chanting slogans or doing their ridiculous “mike check” call-and-response routines — you realize that their insistence on speaking in unison is a function of their inability to think as individuals.
“The good news is that more and more Americans are seeing these disgusting creatures in action. It will help Republican candidates immensely in 2012.”
— John Hinderaker, Powerline
Good news? If you look at it from a short-term partisan perspective, I suppose it’s good for independent voters to be reminded of what the Democratic Party’s “base” really looks like. But there is something genuinely tragic, and profoundling troubling, in watching this sorry “Occupy” farce unfold. So many young people have been so miseducated that they can’t tell “heaven from hell, blue skies from pain,” et cetera.
UPDATE (Smitty): Welcome, Instapundit readers!
- Nov. 5: ‘F– Michelle Fields!’ — Interview With Reporter Harassed at Occupy DC Protest
- Nov. 4: #OWS Protesters Attempt to Storm AFP Defending the American Dream Summit
- Nov. 3: Complete Burn-Out Looms: Random Notes on the Road to the American Dream