2011-10-28

Let the Idiocy Unfold

As you can imagine (or simply read and read some more), I am no fan of the various "Occupations" going on around the world.

That being said, it would be a serious mistake for any government thug to start nudging the protesters out of the way. The main reason for that is because the occupying mob has no end game, and the sit-in is therefore certain to disperse uneventfully as soon as the weather starts getting prohibitively cold and the national attention span wanes.

The sit-in is self-defeating. If one were truly interested in destroying the Occupy mob, one would simply opt to let it run its course and expose it for the leftist, syndicalist charade that it is. Just like the hippies of the 1960s, today's hippies will ultimately prove to be wholly unstomachable by the general public because the general public does not believe in hateful, resentful class warfare and cheap syndicalist power-grabs. We resisted this crap in the 60s, and we'll do it again if we have to. "Occupy" speaks for no one. The best indicator you have of that is the fact that their whole modus operandi is to profess to be the voice of the majority.

I mean, how many times can the socialists engage in these kinds of cheap antics before people catch on immediately? But anyway...

The statists evidently have a tragically short cognitive time-horizon. They cannot see the mob for the self-defeating herd of cats that it is. So they have instead opted to call out Johnny Long-Arm and engage in pathetic statist spectacles that only serve to legitimize the mob. Here it is slowly imploding in front of their eyes, and they decide to attack. All this, even after watching the world condemn Middle Eastern governments for doing the same (although, clearly not to the same degree). In doing so, the American statists have legitimized the mob's self-comparison to the Arab Spring. Sometimes it's better to let people hang themselves with their own rope, but I wouldn't expect government bureaucrats to understand that.

So now we, the public, are being asked to choose between the statist mob and the statist thugs.

Luckily, we don't have to choose between competing shades of statism. Resist the urge to pick sides. Have the strength to know that the mob and the governments are both wrong. My more cynical side might suggest that all this statist intervention is little more than a ruse to bring the public over to the side of the mob, and grab up some more of our personal liberties, if we have any left, that is. You know, either we favor shutting down the mob (more police government power) or we favor the mob (more government power in the form of economic controls).

There is only one liberty, and it's not a leftist's liberty, nor a rightist's liberty, nor anything else of the sort.

You might call people like you I "the 100%."