Neo-cannibals seemed to be everywhere. Above, a sign adorned with a skull with a red anarchist ‘A,’ and bloody knife and fork recall the peak of the psychedelic revolution in 1969, when Charles Manson and his crew of hippy chicks went on a murder spree and bragged about defiling the corpses of their wealthy victims with flatware. President Obama’s friends, infamous terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, shocked the world by publicly rejoicing and declaring the three-fingered fork sign as a new revolutionary symbol. This guy looks ready to chow down. Via El Marco
The #Occupy movement wants us to believe that they are a mainstream group of people fed up with a Capitalist system that doesn’t work for them. They want jobs, think the corporations have too much power, and the rich should pay more in taxes. The least radical aspects of their vision closely matches the agenda of the our current President and the Democrat party. They presumptuously claim to represent 99% of us, although, the least radical among them would only seem to appeal to liberal Democrats, only 29% of the electorate. Another 9%, or those who identify as “very liberal” (Socialist) seem to be over represented at these rallies. I have no idea where the anarchists and neo-cannibals fit in, but they are prominent fixtures at all of these protests, as well.
No, this is not a reasonable, mainstream group of Americans. Their mob actions in major cities across the nation – provoking the police into violent confrontations, last weekend and in past weekends belie their weak proclamations of being sweet and innocent, law-abiding, peace-loving activists. Perhaps certain factions of the #occupy movement are more peace-loving than others, but as a whole, they are there to make trouble. As Andrew Breitbart noted upon perusal of the group’s emails, acquired by Big Government:
The true purpose of the Occupy movement appears to be further economic and governmental destabilization, at a time when the world is already facing major financial and political challenges.
#Occupy participants who fail to acknowledge this basic fact about the movement they’re involved with are either useful idiots, or actively trying to fool you.
Photo-journalist, El Marco, brought his camera to the #OccupyDenver protest, this weekend, to give you Exibit #49,938 why the #occupy movement is anything but mainstream.
“Occupy Denver” returned to the streets with a vengeance Saturday after being expelled, having their camp forcibly removed from Veterans’ Park by police at 4 a.m. Friday morning. October 15 was declared International Day of Action, which saw radical socialist/anarchist protests and violence in European and American cities.
The Occupy Denver crowd reached approximately 2000 – 3,000.
The violent Jacobin tendency among socialists was evident in many of the signs carried at this march.
This leather-clad woman brought her own megaphone and spoke in a faux-Russian accent about “extra-terrestrial financing,” and other important topics relevant to the day’s march. She calls herself Mufti.
These people wonder why they don’t have jobs. Well, look at them:
One of the focuses, understandably, of the rally was the desperate need in America for jobs. While the blame for the unemployment situation was placed on the “bankers” for “ruining our economy”, many of the participants appeared to be the authors of their own misfortune. Pop-culture fashion today dictates that women and men put huge tattoos across their chests, arms, legs, backs, hands, and if they are really daring, on their faces. Top that off with a matted mass of mop-like dreadlocks and a few rings and studs piercing nostrils, eyelids, and lips, and you may be out of luck when it comes to finding a job. Add to that habitual drug use, including the chronic lethargy, munchies, and short-term memory loss caused by smoking high potency modern cannabis, and you have created a person that not even the most open-minded liberal will employ. But it’s always easier to blame the bankers than to face the reality of bad choices that ruin a person’s life.
See El Marco’s post at Looking at The Left for lots more pictures from the protest, and his full report.
The Denver Post reported about 49 arrests over the weekend for #OccupyDenver participants:
Justin “Crunchy” Gwin has built four iterations of the camp kitchen — dubbed the Thunderdome. The first he cobbled together with a meat cleaver, duct tape and cardboard. By Thunderdome No. 3, he had graduated to lumber.
But by 6:30 p.m. Saturday, he had erected No. 4, a tent kitchen, and refused to tear it down. Gwin said riot police responded unjustly with pepper spray and force.
That was when Justin Wilson was arrested.
“I had some degree of respect for DPD until last night. They lost my respect,” Wilson said. “We were being peaceful. We were not resisting at all.”
In all, police arrested 49 people Friday and Saturday. All but two have been released on bond that ranged from personal recognizance to $1,000, said Capt. Frank Gale, spokesman for the Denver Sheriff Department.
The two who remain in jail have warrantsRick Strandlof carries a tent as part of the Occupy Denver protest Sunday in Civic Center. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
against them from other counties, Gale said.
More than 20 lawyers have volunteered to provide pro-bono aid to those arrested, said Catherine Keffer, 29, a member of Occupy Denver’s legal team.
I’ve been spending as much time as I can down at Occupy Wall Street, listening to the speeches, reading the literature, talking to the organizers. Here’s something to keep in mind: You’ll hear in a lot of the conservative media that this is some kind of socialist/communist enterprise piggybacking on a populist protest. In reality, it is much worse than even most of the conservative media is reporting.Almost every organization present at OWS is explicitly communist or socialist. Almost every piece of literature being handed out is explicitly communist or socialist. I don’t mean half, and I don’t mean the overwhelming majority — I mean almost all of it. Yes, there are the usual union goons trying to figure out how to get OWS to do the bidding of the AFL-CIO and the Democratic party, and the usual smattering of New Age goo (the “Free Empathy” table) and po-mo Left wackiness (animal-rights nuts), the inevitable Let’s-Eradicate-Israel crowd (“Free Palestine, from the river to the sea!”). But, that being said, almost every organized enterprise and piece of printed material I have encountered has been socialist or communist. It’s been a long time since I saw anybody peddling books by Lenin. It’s been a long time since anybody told me the Ukrainians had it coming.
The media found the one or two racists in the Tea Party and made them the face of the movement; meanwhile, it finds the one or two people who are not avowedly Marxist and makes them the standard-bearer.
White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler weighs in:
President Obama is intensifying his identification with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
This is truly frightening.
It would be one thing for Obama to practice benign neglect, to communicate that everyone has a right to protest without really commenting on the movement itself.
But it must be unprecedented for a president of the United States to suggest an affinity for radical leftists who despise capitalism and seek to upend the economic and political system.
I’ve watched enough video and seen enough commentary out of the Occupy Everything crowd to understand who these people are. They are not average people out of work who want jobs, or mainstream Democratic Party reformers who believe in more regulation and government programs.
These are stereotypical leftists who want wrenching change that cannot be achieved by democratic means and that would require the type of government or third party intervention into the economy and people’s lives that is incompatible with democracy.
But Obama has thrown in with these people, starting with his press conference statement earlier this month that they are expressing “the frustrations that the American people feel.”
I agree completely that by overtly supporting this openly Marxist, and anti-Semitic movement, Obama has given us a very bad omen of things to come. Nothing this President does surprises me, anymore, so when something like this happens, I tend to shrug, now, and say, “Of course”. But a President throwing in with lawless radicals is something that should chill us all to the bone.
November 2012 cannot get here soon enough.