Saturday, November 12, 2011

Occupy Wall St., vs the Tea Party - my Boyne City Gazette column; Shooting at Occupy Vermont; United We Stand lyrics include "your blood is our paint"; Zuccotti lung taking hold

   Do these two entities have anything in common?   They both began as grassroots movements, and the Tea Party remains so.  Both are frustrated and angry at our government, have opposed bank bailouts, crony capitalism, auto bailouts, and special interest legislation.  For the Occupy groups, add a demand to take money from the makers and give it to the takers - a redistribution of income similar to that of all socialist governments.
    Occupy groups have now been infiltrated and/or supported by Progressive groups:  Code Pink, ACORN (who organized events and provided door-to-door canvassing for funding), SEIU, the Teamsters Union, the Communist Party USA, the American Nazi Party, the Workers World Party, the Working Families Party, North Korea’s state news agency, and other anarchist groups.  Occupy groups shut down traffic, take over and sometimes destroy public and private property, close the seaport in Oakland, desecrate the American flag and police cars by defecating on them, threaten violence against police, require STD testing, camp out while making incessant noise, create filth which is rarely cleaned up, deal drugs, and prevent many hard working Americans getting to their jobs.  Arrests stand at over 3000 for Occupy participants and not a single one for Tea Party members. 
   Tea Party members spent time studying the Constitution and demand reduced government spending, an end to bailouts, a balanced budget, adherence to our Constitution, repeal of Obamacare and enforcement of immigration laws.  They believe most Americans are capable of taking care of themselves by using the opportunities they are given, while realizing there are those who truly need the help of the American people.  Occupy participants want cradle-to-grave government assistance.
   Two of their signs are just plain funny: “I don’t need oil, I take the bus”, and “Ocuppy Petoskey”.  There have been calls for Jews to be run out of this country.  Participants can’t define capitalism, but they know it must be evil.  They seem ignorant of the fact that it is our Congress which enacted the laws legally employed by “greedy corporations”.  They don't understand that it is the universities charging ever higher tuitions which should be their target, not the lenders to whom they pledged repayment - as tuitions rise much faster than inflation or medical care.  Occupy participants believe debt should be forbidden, capitalism ended.  As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The trouble with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
   One protester said he is “against my boss telling me how to do my job, against a priest telling me how to worship God, and politicians telling me what the laws are.”   Debts and banks (where they store donated money) should be abolished, and some long for “communism, anarchy and primitivism.”  One called for a “climax moment of class warfare played out on screen, sort of like Kent State without the deaths!”   One person called for the hanging and shooting of the 13 families that own the world, like George Bush and his administration. Not uncommon are chants and signs about damning the USA.  Just like the Tea Party?  Not quite.
   One Occupy speaker declared that violence and bloodshed will be necessary.  Worldwide supporters include the Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York and the new leftists in the People’s Republic of China.  Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatolla Khamenei, said that the movement will “soar to completely mark the downfall of the West and the capitalist regime” – the intent of our homegrown Cloward and Piven strategy, by the way.
   Al Sharpton said, “If you won’t get the jobs bill done in the suite, we will get it done in the street.”  Nancy Pelosi blessed the protesters, and President Obama consistently voices his approval.  The President and our Vice President have warned that if we don’t reelect Obama, we will “be on our own”, while the First Lady warned that Republicans would curb free speech and religion!   Say goodbye to the new tone in Washington.  But not to worry, Obama and his Democrats, whom he once actually declared were “the ones we have been waiting for” will solve it all, by pledging that government will take care of everyone in order to get more votes.
Big Government reports: We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity.
And now, in Ben and Jerry’s home state of Vermont, another senseless #Occupy-related tragedy has occurred.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 35-year-old man was shot and gravely wounded Thursday in an Occupy Wall Street encampment in Vermont’s largest city, police said.
Glenn Beck exposes: Are you ready for the ultra-long, seemingly violent Occupy Wall Street anthem? A new sympathetic song by singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur called, “We Stand as One,” is intended to be a rallying cry for the Occupiers.
But a close look at the lyrics provides some disturbing imagery that causes one to question what, exactly, the ballad is advocating. CNS News’ Dan Gainor has more:
Despite the violence of the anti-war protests, the ‘60s demonstrations were about giving peace a chance. The Occupy Wall Street crowd has a new anthem that is anything but peaceful. The song tells how opponents will have their “body destroyed” or when “strung up you’ll bleed, like the pig you became.”
Our canvas is freedom
Your blood is our paint [...]
Like a pig you consumed
And like a pig you will roast [...]
And what you won’t share
Will be ripped from your hands
Your body destroyed
The way fire lands
Burning your homes
The privilege you snake
The payback beyond
Anything you could take
Naked you’ll be
And full of regret
And the way they were treated
You’ll long to forget  [As Colin Powell said this week, "Occupy Wall St. is as American as apple pie."  Perhaps he is thinking of this as another civil war.]
NBC writes: With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung."
That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.
With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

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