Occupy Wall St. Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Semitic and Getting a Free Pass From Media
"What do they want?"
Easy, read their signs. Shut-down capitalism. Plunder other people's wealth. Eliminate private property. Force corporations to "give" more jobs or go out of business (guess which will happen).
"Will this form a new political party?"
Already exists, it's called the communist party.
"Why are the police being abusive by pepper-spraying?"
Because demonstrators are disorderly. Blocking bridges, shoving cops, obstructing traffic. Being vocal is fine, but breaking the law is breaking the law. If cops tell you to disperse, it's probably not a good idea to yell at them, and even shove them. New York has a great police force.
"Is this the left's version of the Tea Party?"
No. This is completely different brand. Over 700 people have been arrested for disobedience, while Tea Party rallies have had no sweeping arrests that I'm aware of. There's a splash of Anti-Semeticism (does this rhetoric remind Nancy Pelosi of anything??) and celebrities asking for rich people to be beheaded. No such hate or violence ever existed at a Tea party rally.
As the Tea Party evolved, the liberal media loved to slam them as hateful, hostile groups, though there was very little to support that claim. Why is it that the media ignores the obvious aspects that this is a hostile group, intent on disrupting New York, and is far more hateful than the Tea Party?
Better questions for the media to be asking:
- Why doesn't The President call for peaceful demonstrations or to tone down the violent rhetoric?
- Why are labor unions joining this hateful effort?
- Are the majority of the people upset because because of jobs they lost in the last 3 years (on you-know-whose watch)?
- Why don't these people go to Cuba where there are no greedy corporations, universal healthcare for everyone, and everyone has equal wealth?
As this effort continues to make waves, hopefully the media will call them out for what they are.
My reaction to this overall event is that this is the consequence of extended levels of high unemployment. As foolish as they are, being unemployed for months can be maddening. Losing a home can be devastating. A simple (incorrect) conclusion is to blame someone who has more wealth, and when you have the president campaigning around saying the wealthy aren't paying enough taxes along with other class warfare, it's understandable why they are upset. Obviously I don't agree with the way they are going about venting their frustration, but the point is that this country's economy and employment must improve or it's likely we will see more of this with increased levels of hate and violence.
No such economic recovery will arrive with Obama in office. Is it 2012 yet?