The narrative has thus far been that the #OccupyWallStreet crowd is one of outrage over the country’s financial sector, corporate greed, and the growing disparity between work and profit. The protesters are a culmination of these factors against the forces that have limited upward mobility, controlled wages, and dictated the livelihood of the American people. After all, who can possibly forget the endearing image of the brave man who dropped trou and took a dump on a police car? That single act made the Tiananmen Square look like child’s play.
Of course, in reality the protesters are nothing but a mob. A mob of “useful idiots” as Mike Elliot, my writing partner once covered, that has generated at least 1,500 arrests across the country and counting.
If you have never heard the term “useful idiot” it was the attitude held by Vladimir Lenin towards communist sympathizers in the West. While Lenin and the Soviets held them in utter contempt they also viewed them as tools for dispensing communist propaganda to other countries, thus infecting foreign cultures with their totalitarian tripe. After their mission was complete, they were no longer “useful.”
So disjointed is there message that the American Nazi Party and the American Communist Party have voiced solidarity with the movement. The Communists have joined because they hate capitalism and the foundations on which our country stands. The Nazis have joined because they never miss out on an opportunity to blame Jewish bankers and Israel.
The tent widens from there. The Democrats and even the President of the United States have expressed sympathy with the Occupiers. Keep this in mind, China as well as Iran have also expressed support for the occupiers. The decision is make-or-break for Team Obama. They are looking for anything that will raise the passions for their re-election chances. The media, too, has jumped on the bandwagon. They noticed the myriad of positions and statements and so have lent a hand in public relations to help mold the rabble-rousers into a bona fide Leftists movement. Even Martin Luther King Jr. posthumously gave an endorsement.
So the question in the mind of many law abiding citizens is this really representative of American culture and political participation? The answer is simply, no. What is unfolding is an empowered group of social anarchists and Che-loving liberals coupled with the love affair Democrats have for mobs. In other words, a Tea Party they ain’t.
If President Obama and his Democrats want to be considered as sympathetic to the protesters, then they should be held accountable for their constituents. If that is the bed they choose to lay down in, they should be forced to sleep in it. Most Republicans had no issue being associated with the Tea Party. That came in spite of a calculated but ultimately fruitless campaign to smear the Tea Party as terrorists and racists by the media and Democrats. Of course that all falls short of what is actually being said and done by the Occupy Wall Street Crowd.
It’s time they be forced to endorse and support this movement just as conservatives proudly supported the Tea Party.