THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Relaxed Standards for OWS Violence

By Mercer Tyson:

The subject of this posting is not to analyze in detail the number or nature of the occurrences, nor to attempt to connect violence to the declared focus of the movement in general. I will accept at face value the conclusions by many in the movement and the media that the less civil among those involved are not, in fact, protesters, but are actually just agitators and people who want to act up, and they are using this venue to do so. One media account said that the people involved in the Oakland vandalism just wanted to “blow off some steam.”

As has been widely stated before, though, this didn’t happen at the “Tea Party” demonstrations. The MSM tried hard to ignore, diminish, and/or demonize the Tea Party movement, which didn’t work. Angry citizens showed up at town hall meetings with congressmen to protest government behavior, and the MSM portrayed those law-abiding citizens as somehow less than civil, and even displaying less than proper behavior. You can bet your kids’ college savings that any real violence would have been reported with considerable fanfare. Now they want to equate the OWS movement to the Tea Party — thus giving it the same legitimacy. It is sufficient to say that there have been a number of articles on this site that have successfully ridiculed that assertion, and another one is not necessary.

It is interesting to note, however, that these poor kids who needed to “blow off steam” did not show up at Tea Party rallies. Why would that be?

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November 17, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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