Our #1 looks at OWS and judges it to be radical and self-defeating. The final results of the protesters will most likely be just the opposite of what they want. Story #2 finds who is behind the ‘grass roots” movement called Occupy Wall Street. #3 relates the confession of a left wing socialist. #4 and #5 are videos that exposes at least the person in the video for what they are: Marxists in #4 and anti-semites in #5. Article #6 shows just how far President Obama has fallen.
1. Lessons for Occupy Wall Street
….Which brings us to our current rebels without a cause. Amongst endless speculation of exactly who or what is the target of their whiny protestations, the answer seems to be a familiar one for anybody who remembers the '60s: it's The Man. WHO IS THIS MAN, YOU ASK? HE'S THE EVIL AUTHORITY FIGURE WHO -- ALTHOUGH HE IS THE SOURCE AND SUSTENANCE OF YOUR EXISTENCE -- IS THE ONE WHO MAKES YOU DO THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO: like work, pay taxes and make mortgage payments. In other words, it's Daddy. The realization that Daddy is knocking on the door of their heretofore carefree lives is a rude awakening for those reared by the tender hand of the Nanny State, and probably the reason for their self-imposed stupor.
All of this would be a terribly sad story were it not so fiendishly funny. Their claim that they represent 99 percent of the American people is what gives real value to the OWS movement, but not in the way that they planned. NONE BUT A TINY MINORITY ON THE DELUDED LEFT TRULY BELIEVES THAT THE AMERICAN WAY DEPRIVES ANYONE OF A CHANCE TO IMPROVE THEIR LOT; a look at the last names of the people in the so-called one percent is proof enough of that. No, the real economic problems faced by this country are the result of the policies of those who are bound and determined to put an end to the class-busting foundations at the core of our nation's prosperity.
So what to do when the nightly news is rife with coverage of same? How to keep one's chin up when we are ankle deep in the inane rantings of post-adolescent chuckleheads? Not to worry. THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR DESPAIR, BECAUSE THESE DISPLAYS OF LIBERAL ABSURDITY ALMOST ALWAYS LEAD TO CONSERVATIVE GAINS. And this is why groups like OWS, much like their progenitors from the '60s, are bound to drive the county in a right-ward direction. In truth, as the Immortal Bard says, methinks that they protest too much. In the four decades since the Summer of Love and its attendant foolishness, we've had 28 years of Republican presidencies and only 14 of Democrats…
The final outcome of OWS is not likely to be good or to be what the protesters want. We are already seeing the unraveling in Oakland. The violence there will isolate and tarnish the other protesters around the country.
2. Want to See What Astroturf Protests look like?
THE FORMER NEW YORK OFFICE FOR ACORN, THE DISBANDED COMMUNITY ACTIVIST GROUP, IS PLAYING A KEY ROLE IN THE SELF-PROCLAIMED “LEADERLESS” OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell FoxNews.com.
The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.
NYCC’S CONNECTION TO ACORN ISN’T A TENUOUS ONE: It works from the former ACORN offices in Brooklyn, uses old ACORN office stationery, employs much of the old ACORN staff and, according to several sources, engages in some of the old organization’s controversial techniques to raise money, interest and awareness for the protests.
SOURCES SAID NYCC HAS HIRED ABOUT 100 FORMER ACORN-AFFILIATED STAFF MEMBERS FROM OTHER CITIES – PAYING SOME OF THEM $100 A DAY - TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT OCCUPY WALL STREET. DOZENS OF NEW YORK HOMELESS PEOPLE RECRUITED FROM SHELTERS ARE ALSO BEING PAID TO SUPPORT THE PROTESTS, AT THE RATE OF $10 AN HOUR, THE SOURCES SAID.
Nothing surprising by this story. The OWS movement is rapidly going downhill. By December it will just be a memory.
3. Confessions of a former Leftist
… What troubled me wasn't just how widespread is the diatribe, but that up until a few, short years ago, I BELIEVED ALL OF IT. Before Obama came on the scene, I could have been interviewed, mumbling and bumbling, just like those other frothing-at-the-mouth leftists.
I would also have parroted the Third-World loving party line. I TOO WOULD HAVE ANGRILY AND SELF-RIGHTEOUSLY PROCLAIMED THAT THE US WAS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL IN THE WORLD.
To me, capitalism was bad, communism good (which I discovered after watching the handsome Warren Beatty in the sweeping thriller, Reds). I envied Cuba, home of the finest health care system in the world (thank you, Michael Moore). And I, like our current occupiers, ranted and raved about the racist, patriarchal, capitalist system with its millionaire fat cats (which I learned from reading books by those millionaire fat cats, Noam Chomsky, Al Franken, Gloria Steinem and the late Howard Zinn.)
I believed all of this despite the now glaring inconsistencies in my argument. For one, I (like most leftists) had mutual funds that invested in the horrible corporations. While I was never flush with money, I wouldn't have minded being so. And just like those demonic capitalists, I got a kick out of procuring a big-ticket item, such as a car with that wonderful new car smell.
So how did I fall so deeply into the progressive chimera? Given that I am (I hope) an intelligent person, with the potential to see the light, WHY DID I DRINK THE KOOL-AID FOR SO LONG? In the service of shedding some light on our current occupiers, I offer the following observations:
MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO: LEFTISTS FOLLOW THE LEADER. Since most progressives believe the anti-capitalist nonsense, the majority will follow in lock step. IN LIBERAL AREAS, THERE IS GROUPTHINK -- CULT-LIKE BEHAVIOR, WHERE PEOPLE MUST CHANT THE SAME OLD TIRED MANTRAS. TO STEP OUT OF LINE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BRING SOCIAL CONDEMNATION AND SHUNNING….
It is surprising how little thought there appears to be on the left, yet how vast the clichés and sloganeering the left has.
4. Occupy Manifesto
A good video by the TEA Party. It definitely shows the Marxism in the Occupy Movement and is well worth eight minutes of your time to watch.
5. Anti-Semitism and the Occupy Movement
My theory about this is that hate begets hate. The Occupiers are filled with hate and rage and that isn’t limited to just the rich.
6. O, How the Mighty Have Fallen
I would love to know what went through President Barack Obama’s mind as he came to the door of Air Force One on Monday morning and looked down at the McCarran International Airport tarmac.
STANDING BELOW HIM WAS NOT THE USUAL RECEIVING LINE OF DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS BUT A SOLITARY ELECTED OFFICIAL — AND ONE WHO HAD ABANDONED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. As if to add insult to absence, the lone woman’s husband had mercilessly excoriated the president for a couple of years, demanding an apology for remarks he had made about Las Vegas and snubbing him on previous trips.
Somehow, Obama kept his smile as he walked down from the plane and greeted Mayor Carolyn Goodman, who along with her husband, former Mayor Oscar Goodman, had made a big show of switching from Democrat to independent when His Honor was making a big show about pretending to think about running for governor last year. Goodman II, clutching her cellphone in one hand, bent the president’s ear for several minutes — THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE FOR HIM TO TALK TO — HANDING THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF A “GOOD LUCK” CHIP AND ASKING HIM TO SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT LAS VEGAS.
How the mighty have fallen….
Obama is poison. No politician wants to be seen with him.