Occupy group ushers in May Day with disturbing image threatening violence against…Rebecca Black?

posted at 12:41 pm on May 1, 2012 by Morgen Richmond

Why any American of goodwill, much less the political party currently occupying the White House, would want to support or be affiliated with the violent, anti-capitalist occupy movement in any way is beyond me. But this…now this has to be the last straw.

A global economic crisis has brought a new Great Depression to the doorsteps of working class families. While the corporations, government officials, and bureaucracies are experiencing record profits and compensation, those who are least able to pay are expected to shoulder the majority of the burden. This collapse is placed upon the backs of workers, and even more to the most oppressed in working class communities, for example: working class women, immigrants, blacks, and latinos. Despite the promises of a Democratic congress and presidency, deportations of undocumented immigrants have dramatically increased since Obama took office, tearing communities apart and criminalizing whole populations. If we don’t fight back, the crisis may drive a permanent decline in our standard of living, deepen the domination over the oppressed, and widen the gaps in American society.

But people are coming together and finding ways to support and struggle alongside each other in ways that haven’t been seen in generations. The potential of a mobilized, conscious, and active movement frightens those in power, and they are pouring money, resources, and repression into diverting potential movements. People all over the world are building new struggles: turning vacant foreclosures into homes, resisting tuition hikes and worsening education in universities, fighting cuts and injustice at work, resisting ICE deportations and challenging second class status for immigrants, launching fare strikes on transit against service cuts and fare hikes, and resisting racialized police brutality and violence against oppressed communities. Attempts to coopt these potential movements are coming out of the unions who fear changes in the comfortable relationships they have with management, from the NGOs who are funded by and keep their jobs through all those who profit off our suffering, and from the political machinery that wants to channel our anger into their careers.

Most of this rhetoric is right out of President Obama’s re-election playbook even if the anarchist group which published this resents the attempt by mainstream Democratic organizations to co-opt their movement. And they are. Organizations such as Rebuild the Dream, founded by former White House adviser Van Jones and supported by MoveOn, the SEIU, and seemingly every other major progressive organization which backed Obama in 2008. You know Van Jones says he doesn’t speak for the occupy movement, he is only “speaking up” for them in response to “right-wing attacks”.

Will he speak up for them now?

There is no caption or any direct explanation for the presence of this image on the site linked above (and I’ll update with a screen shot if they take it down). But it requires no explanation: it’s just sick. Using economic grievances as a pretense for rallying for the political overthrow of the United States is contemptible enough, but the individual(s) responsible for this are truly disturbed. Rebecca Black is 14 years old and has absolutely nothing to do with the occupy movement, the election, or any of this.

Just when I think no future display of violence or depravity from a member of the occupy movement would surprise me, they somehow manage to sink to a new low. Unbelievable.


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Can’t you take a joke?
‘Cause killing fourteen-year-olds…
That there is funny!

Haiku Guy on May 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

and I know what else is funny ,
Obama’s campaigner and his people giggling about an adult A-Rod raping a 14 yr old girl !

burrata on May 1, 2012 at 3:01 PM

That she has little talent but became a “viral star” could have something to do with it.

Seriously, it used to be you had to be good at something to get a national following. Now all it takes is a sex tape, a misdirected tweet (if you are a public official), a reality show (the raunchier the better), or something that “goes viral.” Are we a better society with the Snookies of the world making hundreds of thousands of dollars and opining about who they support for President?

Happy Nomad on May 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

dude, she made a stupid video. kids today are not outside playing ball. they are outside taping themselves doing stupid stuff. it is what it is given the advances of technology and what not. i’m not condoning it. it is what it is. using this young girl in such a way is creepy and pathetic. but everyone knows who she is, and she has made money off of it. smart.

GhoulAid on May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

OWS hates (Rebbecca) Black people.

jon1979 on May 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Let’s hope she’s packin’.

so-notbuyingit on May 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM

If only these people had a leader. Say like, uh let’s see now, Jim Jones for instance!

Vince on May 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Racists! (Her name is “Black”, get it? Oh, never mind.)

The Rogue Tomato on May 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

For some reason white women count as a “minority”, even though they are the largest single demographic group in America.

Yeah, affirmative action is a complete joke. The VAST majority are “minorities”.

wildcat72 on May 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

i think people have it backwards. The truth is that the song was a happy catchy song.

Now, let’s say you trade in ‘authentic’ ‘music’ about the real life of hoes and bling. Let’s say you are captured by the most vile vision of the country…of the oppressive ruling class screwing the proletariat day in day out…hour by hour making money off the sweat of another man’s brow.

the last think you want to see is some suburban kids having a good time, singing a happy song about their life.

r keller on May 1, 2012 at 3:38 PM

If only these people had a leader. Say like, uh let’s see now, Jim Jones for instance!
Vince on May 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Van Jones is Jim Jones’ brother. Rather he’s a Jones and a brother. For sure he’s a koolaid pusher.

applebutter on May 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

The hatred that millions of ADULTS reacted to her with was disturbing and uncalled for.

Reggie1971 on May 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Well, I don’t hate her. I just think her song sucks. More power to her for going viral and making some money for herself off of it, though.

totherightofthem on May 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

“Organizations such as Rebuild the Dream, founded by former White House adviser Van Jones and supported by MoveOn, the SEIU, and seemingly every other major progressive organization which backed Obama in 2008.”

This sentence is missing a verb and object. What about these organizations?

Alex_SF on May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Democrats War on Girls?

Dr Evil on May 1, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Spend some time on the site, it is hilarious. An example, titles as found -

Austin pseudo-anarchist confuses anarchism with liberalism seeks political power

roy_batty on May 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM

While the corporations, government officials, and bureaucracies are experiencing record profits and compensation, those who are least able to pay are expected to shoulder the majority of the burden.

Yet they do not protest the fact that most of the middle class burden is because of the huge, bloated government. I can choose whether to patronize any corporation, I have no choice in the burden caused by government spending.

Night Owl on May 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Why do you equate the overthrowing of a tyrannical government with crackpot anarchists and psycho socialist liberals? Tyranny is tyranny, whether it is in a supposed “representative democracy” or a communist dictatorship. Overthrow of a government is necessary when that government is out of control and repressive, and will not yield to the will of the people. Kinda like ours…

AttaBoyLuther on May 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Why do you equate the overthrowing of a tyrannical government with crackpot anarchists and psycho socialist liberals? Tyranny is tyranny, whether it is in a supposed “representative democracy” or a communist dictatorship. Overthrow of a government is necessary when that government is out of control and repressive, and will not yield to the will of the people. Kinda like ours…

AttaBoyLuther on May 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Hmmm….Anarchist/Socialists Vs Tea Party VS Government. We’ll certainly be a society of centrists when the smoke clears after that one.

hisfrogness on May 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

How does Van Jones et al feel about the Chicago Democratic Machine gearing up to respond to Occupy? Rahm and Madigan simply don’t have time for their nonsense.

MarkT on May 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

The Left’s war on women young girls continutes…

cicerone on May 1, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I went to the Occupy Houston event this morning before heading to work.

This is how it went… or didn’t.

madmonkphotog on May 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Occupiers: Socialism Today, Socialism Tomorrow, Socialism Forever….And, None Of That Pansy-As/sed Democratic-Socialism Either

Music by Rage Against the Machine

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/occupiers-socialism-today-socialism.html

Resist We Much on May 1, 2012 at 8:21 PM

OK, I know I’m old. But who is Rebecca Black?

I’m old also and wondering the same thing.
L

letget on May 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM

C’mon. I’m reallyold; and I know who Rebecca Black is.

Solaratov on May 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

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