Friday, September 16, 2011
'Day Of Rage' To #occupywallstreet On Sept. 17
Sept. 16, 2011 - Happy, peaceful liberals from around the United States will come together on Saturday, Sept. 17. For a love-in? A flower power rally? To teach the world to sing? No, kids, the lovable leftists will stage their "US Day of Rage" march to "occupy" Wall Street in New York and elsewhere across the country. Their goal: Disrupt bankers, free Tibet and cure the heartbreak of psoriasis. How? Their website says they will camp on the sidewalks and “occupy” the area for “a few months.” Do these clowns really think that they can throw the "banksters" out of their executive suites and usher in a new dawn of some kind of anarcho-socialist pie-in-the-sky Utopia by pitching tents on Wall Street? You bet they do, and why not? Some of the older goofs in the crowd may have participated in the failed attempt to levitate the Pentagon back in the Sixties. You can believe that law enforcement, from the local cops to State Police to the FBI and Homeland Security are on alert tonight and through the weekend over this. The intel work being done indicates just how seriously officials consider the "occupation" of Wall Street to be a potential for major mischief. There's nothing like a bunch of pissed off punk progressives and bitter old hippies gathering for a coast to coast burst of screaming angst to bring us all together. World Net Daily (WND) reported yesterday that advertisements for "Day of Rage" claim the protests at Wall Street and nationwide will be 'non-violent.' However, the official website provides resources, including videos and detailed written instructions, for protesters to engage in 'civil disobedience'. The resources provided include instructions on how to resist police arrest and disrupt court hearings."
In addition to New York, there will be Day of Rage events in Austin TX, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Portland OR and Seattle WA. You can see details at the US Day of Rage website.
Let's give these lunkheads the benefit of the doubt and assume that they really don't want any violence to occur. If that's so, their choice of words is lousy. "Occupy," "resist arrest" and "rage" are not exactly calming words. Perhaps it's just that the Left can't help itself. Use of those words is hard wired into them. It's instinct. They can't help themselves.
The Gothamist summed it up nicely in a must-read article: "If these groups want to make an actual impact, they'd better find a slogan, and fast. The trouble seems to be that there are simply too many things to protest, so the whole thing may suffer from the same affliction as Mr. Burns: Three Stooges Syndrome." Read more about US Day of Rage at The Gothamist...
Let's now jump back into Reality. The organizers of the US Day of Rage are veteran rabble rousers and have shown themselves to be quite willing to get a crowd riled up to the boiling-over point. To be fair, the majority of people participating as "occupiers" will have non-violent intentions. But they are being used.
The majority of protesters in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention, or at the anti-WTO protest in Seattle in 1999 did not want violence, but they got it. All it takes is a few well positioned provocateurs in a big crowd to set of a spark. Once the fuse is lit, it's very hard to put out.
The Left is given to hyperbole and self-deception, as well. They've painted their US Day of Rage as some Epic Moment in History, even before it has happened. The organizers hope that their "occupation" of Wall Street will be a "Tahrir moment." By that, they are comparing themselves to the protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, where protesters bravely stood against the Egyptian army in a successful attempt to oust President Mubarak in February. Such conceit.
Well, here's a news flash for US Day of Rage: You're puny in comparison to the Egyptian protesters. As soon as Starbucks stops serving you coffee because you've smashed their store windows out, you'll be demoralized.
More from the Sept. 15 WND article (with emphasis added):
"There are other indications a coalition of radicals and unions are planning chaos using the current economic crisis. Last month, WND reported that a slew of extremist organizations, some tied to Obama, are preparing protests to coincide with major NATO and G-8 summits in Chicago next May. Foreshadowing possible violent confrontations, some of the same radical trainers behind the infamous 1999 Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization have been mobilizing new protest efforts geared toward world summits as well as the current economic crisis. Some of the activists are tied to Obama."
It's interesting that the left-leaning media are giving the US Day of Rage organizers a pass on their language choices. Imagine a Tea Party rally, or a Republican fundraiser, that promised to occupy a city or neighborhood and force it to its knees.
You can follow Rage on Twitter by searching there for #OccupyWallStreet, #S17 and #Sept17. There's also the "US Day of Rage" page on Facebook. After September 17, there's more: Get ready for #Oct6. That will fail just as surely as the September 17 antics will.