I think we can all agree that it is not a matter of if violence occurs from this movement that’s about….well, the same old left wing gripes…., but a matter of when violence occurs. The more this Leftist protest spreads across the country, putting dirty, unshowered, and unhinged liberals on the street with average folks just going about their day, the more chance something will go wrong. The Leftists are joined by the anarchists, who are really just liberals who like wearing dark clothes and face coverings, and like to riot. We’ve seen this playbook before both domestically and in Europe, where these lefties with a gripe and an entitlement mentality march and then turn violent. This will be laid at the feet of Obama and Pelosi, among others
(Fox News) Three weeks into a growing protest movement targeting Wall Street and the nation’s financial services sector, President Obama expressed empathy Thursday for the demonstrators, even going so far as to elevate them as a force in the 2012 election cycle.
“I think part of people’s frustrations, part of my frustration, was a lot of [lending] practices that should not have been allowed weren’t necessarily against the law, but they had a huge destructive impact,” the president said at a midday news conference Thursday.
The protestors, he added, “are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works…and that’s going to express itself politically in 2012 and beyond.”
(The Politico) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday praised the thousands of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters crowding New York City and other cities across the nation.
“God bless them for their spontaneity,” Pelosi told reporters. “It’s young, it’s spontaneous, it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.”
We all know this will eventually turn violent in some manner then spread. NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly has already stated the protesters will be met with force if they target police officers. Truthout is agitating for the class warfare method. The NYPD officer who was forced to use pepper spray on the protesters has received death threats. Then there’s this
Several influential New York state lawmakers have received threatening mails saying it is “time to kill the wealthy” if they don’t renew the state’s tax surcharge on millionaires, according to reports.
“It’s time to tax the millionaires!” reads the email, according to WTEN in Albany. “If you don’t, I’m going to pay a visit with my carbine to one of those tech companies you are so proud of and shoot every spoiled Ivy League [expletive] I can find.”
Anyone remember hearing about it on the news? I first heard about it on the KC and Carmen show on Rush Radio 680 here in Raleigh. Imagine had this come from a TEA Party member, it’d be evertywhere. Instead, you can barely find the story (link via Fire Andrea Mitchell, which also provides a story about cannibalistic OWS protesters).
Occupy Wall Street has also been joined by the fart smelling movement. Insert your own DERP face here.
Look, it’s not just what Obama and Pelosi said yesterday, this is something that goes back years. Nor can we solely blame Obama and Pelosi when this turns violent: you can also blame a good chunk of the elected Democrats, their big talking heads, and folks like the Big Unions leaders. They’ve been using this class warfare meme, whipping their little minions/sheeple up into a frenzy, telling them they are entitled, that Wall Street and big companies are evil (there always has to be some bad guy in the Democrat playbook. Really hopey changey, eh?), that they aren’t rich because some Other Guy/Gal stole their money.
This was the thought I had a few days ago, that Democrats will be to blame when the violence comes, as I was chatting on a forum. We know it will. And we also know who will get hurt quickly, which will be small business owners, those same Main Street folks the protesters say they are in solidarity with. Their stores will be looted and destroyed as soon as the violence starts, like we saw in Europe. And here in America. A good example would be the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle in 1999.
How will it start? Unsure. Possible due to an altercation between one of the dirty, smelly liberals and a shop owner who doesn’t want them coming in to his/her store, stinking it up, using the restroom, then purchasing nothing. Or, perhaps between a city official and the protesters, as the official tells them to clean their messes up. But, it will happen if this movement continues and spreads. Of that, we can be sure.