The Occupy movements finally seem to be quieting down and the protesters are returning to their previous initiative, occupying their parent’s basements. My wife will be happy, not because she follows politics, but because she’s recognized that pretty much everything I’ve written over the last month has been serious and inspired by all this political strife. She’s right, of course. I need to lighten things up and dive back into my love for cheesy exploitation movies. I need to tickle her funny bone.
Oh well. I’ve had my political month and I’ll miss watching all these fools on television, all these silly adolescents looking for a cause, public union members, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, and the older “career” protesters who’ve been at every single radical gathering since the 1960’s.
I enjoyed watching them block traffic, sleep on sidewalks, wear ski masks, fight with police, urinate in public, and treat every inquiry about their purpose with a look of suspicion as if they’re being attacked by trick questions. Nobody really knows what these protesters want. They don’t have answers, they have an ideology. And that ideology wants Obama re-elected and it hates “Wall Street” and all the big banks.
You know, the same Wall Street that gave its largest campaign donations in history to Obama, who, in turn, bailed out the banks.
Doesn’t make much sense, but nothing with these people really do.
Ah, heck. Since this is my last blog for November, I’ll jump into the waters a final time. Sorry, sweetheart, I’ll make it up to you next time.
The news is playing in the background. I love watching the media fawn all over the Occupy movement and claim how historic and heroic it is. Watch closely world, they tell us, this is how democracy looks.
That’s a common theme with liberal protests. Everything they do must feel heroic.
I just watched a news clip of a protester with a red armband, no doubt inspired by the People’s Liberation Army of China. I say “no doubt” because he’s also wearing a replica uniform of China’s People’s Liberation Army and quoted Chairman Mao. This guy claimed he wanted the abolition of capitalism, and then added: “I was born to be here, right now, the founding fathers have passed down the torch to this generation to make our country great again.”
Oh, I get it, without saying anything reasonable or coherent, these malcontents want Socialism and are symbolically drafting a new Declaration of Independence through lawless street protests and civil disobedience.
That’s a part of the American tradition, right?
Well, actually . . . no.
Those founding fathers he mentioned in the news clip gave us democratic channels at our disposal to change our government. America doesn’t like mobs. There isn’t any need to riot or storm buildings. We have constitutional mechanisms to right injustices.
The Tea Party doesn’t camp in public places and shit on the American flag. They read the Constitution, make serious policy arguments, and petition their representatives against big government polices they feel are unconstitutional. When they gather, they pick up their own trash and quietly go home afterwards.
Works out pretty good when you do that. In the two years following the movement’s inception, the Tea Party played a major role in the gargantuan, historic Republican landslide of the last midterm elections. They may even succeed in throwing out a president in next year’s election.
That’s what democracy looks like.
Our side gets it, the other side doesn’t.
We are the party of Lincoln. For nearly a century after the Civil War, congressional Republicans kept introducing bills that implemented the civil rights amendments. Those were consistently blocked by segregationist Democrats. But then, attorney Thurgood Marshall came along and began winning cases before the Supreme Court, redeeming black Americans’ constitutional rights through the judiciary. And as long as a Republican sat in the White House, those victories were enforced. In 1957, President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock, Arkansas so they could walk black children to school in defiance of the segregationist, Democrat governor.
The civil rights movement lost steam when a Democrat won the White House in 1960. Enforcement of the Supreme Court’s rulings came to a crashing halt and the states were free to violate them without interference from Washington. Martin Luther King picked it up the sword of justice and he didn’t swing it at Republicans, my friends, he swung it at the Democrats.
How the Democrats then hijacked credit for the civil rights movement is one of the all-time great scams in political history.
And now, Democrats compare their every riot, every traffic blockage, every Starbucks-window-smashing street protest to the civil rights movement. They occupy Wall Street and declare themselves heroes, imagining they are blacks living in 1963 Alabama.
Don’t blame the destructive culture of government entitlement policies and how it drains our economy, no, instead blame rich people.
Inciting mobs and civil disobedience is the essence of the left’s agenda.
Anything that promotes class warfare.
Obama will continue to sit in the Oval Office, hating himself for the crime of being American and loving how the Occupy movement deflects attention away from the fact that he’s basically incompetent at his job. He won’t do much else, but he’ll figure out a way to blame everything on the rich too.
And people will believe him because they don’t think there’s much worth saving in America anymore.
Be on your toes, folks. This is how civilizations die.
This is how it happened in Revolutionary France. This is how it happened in Russia in 1917. This is how Hitler came to power. This is how the People‘s Liberation Army and the armbands of the Red Guard took control in China.
This is how, in the last century, with the help of a flawed ideology, socialism killed 25 million people. Communism killed or starved 100 million more.
It’s not the rich people, it’s not capitalism, so put away your red armbands and pick up a history book. Economics doesn’t starve people to death, politics does.
Look at a map and find North Korea and South Korea. Both places have identical resources, culture, and histories until 60 years ago when the North said, “Let’s give Mao a try.”
Today, the South is rich and the North is starving.
The only difference between the two is ideology.