Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A Few Thoughts on The 'Occupy' Protests

Much attention is being given lately to the 'Occupy Wall Street' and similar protests.

As both Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh among many others have documented, the protesters are mostly Soros-funded and linked to the Obama campaign via entities like the Tides Foundation and Open Society. The Working People's Party, The Democrat's official arm in New York City is actually advertising on Craig'sList to hire protesters for Wall Street and offering $350-650 a week, depending on responsibility and length of time on staff. And the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives is actively fundraising to finance the 'Occupy' protests. Moreover, a few trial balloons have even been floated about President Obama suspending the 2012 elections as a class warfare-style revolution creates chaos in the streets.

Much has been made of an influential and well connected Democrat like North Carolina Democrat Governer Bev Purdue talking about suspending congressional elections (no, she wasn't kidding) and ex-Obama Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag's remarks in his recent piece in The New Republic: “We might be a healthier democracy if we were a slightly less democratic one.”

Both remarks could certainly be seen as feelers to see how the idea might play with the general public, given how Progressives feel about Big Government versus what the Founders had in mind when they created this as a free country.

Are we headed for the suspension of elections after an Obama-induced 'emergency'? Certainly I could see where the idea might be attractive to him.

However, there are a number of practical problems with that scenario.

Obama is extremely unpopular with the majority of Americans. An attempt by him to suspend elections would cause a firestorm in opposition and of necessity would have to involve the US military.Given what the president's relationship with the military has been thus far, I doubt they'd go along with it. Even cops and the military say no sometimes, especially in a free society where they enjoy support from the majority of Americans.

Second, the Republicans currently control the House. I doubt that Obama and his minions want to freeze things with that in place. And if he tries to adjourn the House, see the above paragraph.

Third, a great deal of media attention is being paid to the Soros- funded 'occupy protests' as a harbinger of a Russian-style class based revolution. In their heart of hearts, many of the Lefties in America's press rooms simply thrill to the idea of a romantic revolution, just like the profs used to talk about back in J-school when they reminisced about those heady days back in the sixties. However, a closer look shows the protesters' actual demands are mostly nonsensical and reflect that most of these people are simply doing what they're being paid to do and repeating whatever slogans and talking points they're told to say.

Before giving this much worth as a serious movement, I think it's worth taking a look at whom most of these people actually are..students, professional agitators, latter day hippies and 'activists' who mostly grew up middle class, are used to having their rights respected and feel justified in bitching about a little pepper spray and semi-rough handling.

They have no concept of what might happen if their opposition decided that they didn't feel like respecting those rights any more and started taking stern and even violent measures to restore order. Remember, it's the Right that mainly has the guns in this country and knows how to use them.

Rather than a nice 'class warfare revolution ' resulting in a Soviet style statist regime, I think the Left would end up with something like what happened in Indonesia with the attempted PKI Communist takeover there..thousands of dead Leftists and a lot of others fleeing the country, in jail, or in hiding.

As I've frequently said before, the big question now is whether we retain our Beloved Republic or go the way of Rome. That Republic is our direct precursor and it lasted 500 years until the same sort of people who are on the Left now and were relying on demos,the mob, to shore up their political power actually endangered the stability and survival of the country. That's when Roman military hero Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, most of the people of Rome decided this democracy stuff was more trouble than it was worth and looked to a guy on a white horse with simple answers to restore order.

I'm certainly not advocating the above scenario. I merely state that if the Left tries to create chaos in the streets and the Obama Administration attempts to use it to suspend elections, that's the very likely outcome.Most of the Left doesn't read Scripture and is largely ignorant of it, so they're unaware of the wise words of the Biblical Prophet Hosea about those who sow the wind reaping the whirlwind.

If things go to that point, I have a feeling that it would up end up being a particularly nasty blowback, and one the Left never anticipated in the wildest imagination. Hopefully it won't come to that, as common sense prevails.


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1 comment:

louielouie said...

Hopefully common sense will prevail.

good luck with that.
the one branch of gov't you don't mention is the media.
and the role they will play.
we all know where/which side of the bread has their butter, and how this will be spun.
this was the change you voted for.
don't let "them" take it from you.