As the worthless vermin who call themselves “Occupy Wall Street” spread (much like certain social diseases) across the nation, the Left is doing its level best to spin and cover for them and grant them a shred of respectability — which they clearly don’t deserve. Top-ranking Democrats are saying kind things about them and cutting them far more breaks than they’d ever give conservative protesters — in Boston, for example, Tea Party activists are asking public officials why the OWS dipshits are exempted from all the regulations and rules and rigamarole the Tea Party has to when they want to hold a rally — such as permits and liability waivers and insurance and Porta-Potties and whatnot. What makes it worse is the Tea Party folks only want a couple of hours and leave the place cleaner than they found it, while the OWS just moved in for however long they like and trash the hell out of the place.
Anyway, enough venting. The point here is not the scum, but the more-respectable scum spinning for them. One example that had me a bit irritated was an article over at Think Progress that said the OWS people are closer in spirit to the original Boston Tea Party than the present Tea Party movement.
Yeah, it irritated me. But as I read it over and thought about it, they’re right.
The modern Tea Party movement is very civil, very genteel, very proper. They get their permits, follow the rules, and most often leave their assembly areas cleaner than they found it.
The original Tea Party was almost a paramilitary strike, an act of open rebellion, a flagrant defiance of the law and a challenge to the powers that be. It was a precursor to open warfare, a declaration of intent — “we will change things, and we have no problems getting violent if need be.”
As such, we should probably take the OWS gits considerably more seriously. But first, start with legal — and subversive — tactics.
For example, the illegal occupation of public lands in Boston. Wouldn’t it be interesting if some Tea Party activists applied to the city for a permit to hold an event right in the middle of the occupied parks? Imagine the legal convolutions the city would have to tie itself in — “we can’t grant you that permit because it’s not currently under our control. We have to give precedence to the illegal occupiers.”
Or hold a “public clean-up event” where folks will just go in to these occupied areas and pick up trash. Preferably, with those pointy sticks professional trash-picker-uppers use.
Recently, in South Euclid, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), some dips decided to hold a flash mob/riot in a park, and send out invites a few weeks in advance. The police were seriously concerned, until their chief had a great idea: the organizers didn’t have a permit to use the park (kind of their intent), so it was technically open — so he closed it for the day of the party/riot and scheduled a training exercise for the city’s K9 units.The party, predictably, fizzled. Likewise, announcing that certain areas are going to be used for similar purposes might do some good.
The message of the OWS people is pretty muddled, but their intent is clear — they’re going to get their way, or else.
I’m kinda curious what the “or else” entails. Let’s find out.