I am disgusted with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Officially done. If I was dictator, I'd order immediate clearing out of any and all camps accross the nation. Call in the national guard if you have to.
Our good friend and mentor Robert Stacy McCain over at The Other McCain has a great article detailing what the Occupy Wall Street movement has become (or perhaps was the whole time?).
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.”This is Ann Coulter's latest book played out on a national--and international--stage. In Demonic, Coulter details a history of the mob mentality, and David Limbaugh says the book is Coulter's best yet.
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 Protester Arrested In $10M Arson Fire
Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate
– Ira Stoll
Zuccotti protesters put up women-only
tent to prevent sexual assaults
– New York Post
Fear Of Violence Spreading To OccupySeattle
– Thomas Ferdousi
She first establishes her base line, defining the mob as "an irrational, childlike, often violent organism that derives its energy from the group. Intoxicated by messianic goals, the promise of instant gratification, and adrenaline-pumping exhortations, mobs create mayhem, chaos, and destruction, leaving a smoldering heap of wreckage for their leaders to climb to power."
…Next, Coulter takes us on a gripping tour of the murderously barbaric and ghoulishly bloody years of the French Revolution and its philosophical underpinnings, which were inspired in part by Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Rousseau, as you know, is one of the left's celebrated secular political philosophers. Anticipating modern liberals, he twisted words and concepts to turn common sense on its head.
Rousseau was a proponent of the "general will," but his idea of the general will did not remotely resemble any bottom-up expression of the people en route to republican government. It more closely resembled the process whereby autocrats impose their "superior" ideas on the masses in the name of carrying out the people's will.
As Coulter puts it, "a select group of elites with absolutely no grasp of human nature will figure out the program, inflexibly impose it on the people and thereby regenerate mankind."
What's appalling about the OWS movement is how mindless it is. How can people be so stupid? Yeah, you're angry you don't have a job. Who's fault is that? Most likely your own, if you have pink hair and 30 piercings popping out of every orafice, you nitwit!
Is everyone really that dumb that they believe they're entitled to a high-paying job just out of college because they went into debt and got a Master's Degree in Navel Gazing? Because good lord, I thought the public education system was bad, but this is atrocious.
What we have here, folks, is the result of years of the previous generation's entitlement mindset being, slowly but surely, foisted on my generation. Yes, baby boomers and generation x-ers, that would be you. Thanks for screwing us over, in so many different ways. Lying to us as teachers by telling us we deserved a high-powered job off the starting block. Lying to us as parents telling us that we were perfect little darlings who needed no parental guidance or discipline and that the pink hair, face tatoos, and tongue piercings were just us exploring our identities and individuality.
[Editor's Note: This doesn't apply to my parents, or the thousands of other parents--you know who you are--who have made an effort to raise your kids the old fashioned way. If you're not sure if you fall into that category, here's a simple test: did you spank your children? If the answer is no, you probably don't belong to the exception category]
That doesn't mean this isn't our fault as well. I mean, rather than resist, we flung ourselves wholeheartedly into this mess, but seeing as how we were forced into this mold from a early age, I think my generation has come to the point where we start taking the blame for our poor choices.
And the Oakland mayor disgusts me. If she thinks she can placate these people by letting them have their way with the city on the promise they are "peaceful" protesters, she's dead wrong. I'd rather stick a sign in front of my door telling criminals I don't own a firearm in hopes I placate them enough they don't rob me.
I think what we're seeing here is the beginning of a dichotomy that threatens to pull apart our generation. On the one hand, we have the OWS movement, who represents the attitude of the spoiled in our generation. On the other, we have the new conservative youth who are fed up, homeschooled, or otherwise "right-wing." The underlying assumptions of these two movements will be battling it out on a scale never seen before in this country. Our generation will be the one to decide if we're going to end up like Greece or take the painful steps required to get the country back on the right track. And on that mission we're sure to get no help from the OWS rabble.