“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” -Benjamin Franklin
The truth to the OWS protests (Occupy Wall Street, for the unbaptized) is right in front of our faces and yet the MSM has so far refused to report it. They have said in as many words exactly what I’m about to say. It’s on their fliers. It’s in their chanting. It’s on their signs, painted on their bodies, and in their internet postings: they want to put an end to capitalism and usher in the next communist “utopia”.
You won’t hear Anderson Cooper telling this truth on his show. You won’t hear Rachel Maddow call these animals out when the leaders tell the hordes of protesters not to report rapes, robberies and assaults to the police. You won’t see Keith Olbermann calling rioters the worst people in the world, not even when they’re attacking little old ladies or sitting their kids in the middle of a busy street. You sure as hell won’t have Wolf Blitzer asking Democrats any loaded questions, like, “scenario: a group of twenty-somethings are upset about not being able to get jobs and they organize a protest. Eventually it gets out of hand, but you can understand their frustration. Do you send in the police to put a stop to it?”
Thus far, political leaders in New York, Washington, DC, Oakland and other major cities have refused to stop the Occupy protests. Tent cities have sprung up in public parks where camping was previously strictly banned and nothing has been done to clear them out. On several occasions, violence has broken out – particularly in Oakland, where molotov cocktails have been used and storefront windows shattered – and very few arrests have been made. In Washington, DC they even had crowds forming human chains to stop traffic and, when motorists hit them, they started using their children to make the motorists stop. Where were the police when all of this was going on? They were given orders to simply contain the protesters.
Call me crazy, but I seem to recall the law being very specific about parents who knowingly put their children in danger. Last I read, the law called that child endangerment and it was a felony. Yet not only do cops see this happening, but photos of it are being posted online and absolutely nothing is being done about it. The press has done their damndest to paint the protests as a justified action and now they’re ignoring stories of rampant crime in the tent cities, protest leaders refusing to cooperate with police, and parents putting their kids in harm’s way to make a perverted point. What is the point? Corporate greed is evil. Capitalism doesn’t work. War, poverty and racism are the result, so we should ditch our free country and institute communism.
Then, to top it all off, we’ve got the biggest capitalists in the world playing the role of supporters. Numerous celebrities have appeared at the protests (usually wearing hundreds of dollars in designer clothes and shoes) to support the protesters. Ben & Jerry themselves, the two men behind the famous ice cream brand, went out to scoop free ice cream for protesters. These people are absolutely clueless. Do they see reports of flag burning, window smashing, and other acts of outrageous mob violence? Do they care that protesters have attacked elderly people and children? If they even know, I doubt they would care. We’re talking about people who have, for a very long time, wanted to see socialism set up in America.
War is hell. Racism sucks. Poverty isn’t nice, either, and I’m not being sarcastic when I say these things. What I cannot grasp is how, exactly, these people think capitalism is to blame for these things. Human beings are to blame for it, and I don’t care how socialist you are, you will never rid society of these things. It isn’t possible. In order for such an ideal to be possible, you would have to genuinely believe that human beings are inherently good – that belief is upended, however, by the acknowledgement that there are bad people in the world.
Yet if you ask one of the pitiful creatures joining in on these displays of wanton lawlessness to explain themselves, they’ll talk themselves into a corner and then blame it on YOU. You’re putting too much spin on it. You’re making things up. You’re lying. You’re among the 1%. You’re part of the machine.
The protesters have screamed bloody murder about the few arrests and citations there have been. They claim that their freedom of speech and assembly is being threatened. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said something pretty specific about people who exercise their “rights” in such fashion: “the right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.”
Let’s hear from some of our Founding Fathers on the issue…
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” -Benjamin Franklin
“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.” -Thomas Jefferson
“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” -Alexander Hamilton
“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” -James Madison
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” -Thomas Paine
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” -George Washington
“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” -Benjamin Franklin