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Hating Is Easier Than Understanding

Posted on | October 31, 2011 | 10 Comments

From my American Spectator column today:

Documented examples of anti-Semitism among the “Occupy” crowds were sufficiently numerous to prompt the Emergency Committee for Israel to release an online ad questioning support for the demonstrations voiced by Democratic Party leaders, including President Obama, who said the movement “expresses the frustrations that the American people feel.”
Obama’s invocation of “the American people” and their “frustrations” might permit some other conspiracy theorists to suggest — with far better evidence — that the protesters camped in Zuccotti Park are part of a deliberate effort by the president and his party to undermine the free enterprise system. Several conservative commentators have interpreted “Occupy Wall Street” in light of Saul Alinsky’s radical maxim: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” Others see the anti-capitalist mobs in the context of the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” to foment a crisis that would bring about a socialist revolution. This suggestion cannot be lightly dismissed. One of the architects of that 1960s-era strategy, Professor Frances Fox Piven, is an active supporter of the movement and told a public-radio interviewer: “I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States.” Piven also denounced the financial industry at a Sept. 29 rally in New York where, in a bizarre call-and-response speech, she told the crowd: “You’ve heard people say they’re greedy, and they are greedy. You’ve heard people say that they are thieves, and they are thieves. But they’re also cannibals, because they are eating their own.” …

Please read the whole thing. By the time you read this, I’ll be en route to D.C. where Herman Cain speaks today at the National Press Club.


10 Responses to “Hating Is Easier Than Understanding”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    October 31st, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Quoting from show tunes again, Stacy…I’m beginning to wonder about you.

  2. steve benton
    October 31st, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    “Idiots on the fringes of the
    “Occupy” crowd who demonize Jews may ultimately be less dangerous
    than the allegedly well-educated young people who form the core of
    the mobs that vilify capitalism.”You were doing so good. Look, this is a spiritual war. Anti-Semitism is at the heart of this group, whether they want to defeat Israel, or destroy its( and our) economic system. Alex Jones,  Paulistas, militia groups mingling with Marxists? Jew haters! Those “well educated young people” are Jew haters, too. God blessed the Jews, and they can’t stand it. They are the 1%. This is all about rejecting and defying God.

  3. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    Speaking of the “Donner Party” how much snow did they get at the Boston campin?

  4. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    I saw a clip of Fox-Pivens wherein she had one of the more sensible analysis’s of the “Donner Party”. She said that one could never tell in advance what event or gathering would be the spark. What ever disdain one holds for her and her politics she appears to know her business. The people trying to forment revolution are always taken by surprise by whatever sparks them and are forced to run from their position to try to get in front so they may assume their self appointed position as the vanguard.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    October 31st, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    Boston itself got 1-3″. The middle and Western part of New England got anywhere from 12-24″.

  6. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Speaking of the “Donner Party” how much snow did the campiners get in Boston?

  7. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    The Donner Party has also been endorsed by David Duke based on that whole “Zionist banker” thingy.

  8. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    How disappointing. None the less the “Donner Party” is still a good moniker for the OWSers.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    October 31st, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Disqus generic email templateIndeed. In fact, I just used it: —– Original Message —–
    From: Disqus
    To: [email protected]
    Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 4:02 PM
    Subject: [theothermccain] Re: Hating Is Easier Than Understanding

    Adobe_Walls wrote, in response to Bob Belvedere:

    How disappointing. None the less the “Donner Party” is still a good moniker for the OWSers.
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  10. Anonymous
    October 31st, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    “…a rage incited by the likes
    of Professor Piven at rallies that draw heavily from among the
    brightest students at our nation’s finest universities.
    That’s been the narrative for ages, for certain, but evidence is showing that these are not the brightest students and finest universities. Legacy institutions with hyperinflated tuitions churning out typical, standardized product with a patina of pink is their new hallmark. In fact the pedigree really isn’t so new; but our ability to reassess what we thought we knew about the product is.Not to nitpick there, RSM, but I absolutely reject that assumption about academia while I wholly acknowledge Piven’s contributions to it. Maybe we should quit perpetuating the myths about select learning centers other than they do have inordinate voice in higher education because most still assume them superior and carry their baton by reflex.