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Occupy L.A.: We will need violence (and socialism!) to attain our goals

posted at 12:09 pm on October 12, 2011 by

Those gun-loving, gun-toting Tea Party terrorists are at it again. The PJ Tatler reports that a speaker at a Tea Party rally in Los Angeles incited the crowd to acts of violence, confirmingliberals’ worst fears about the GOP and its crazy fringe extremist element.

Oh wait, that wasn’t the Tea Party. It was Occupy L.A., the West Coast affiliate of the Zuccotti Park live-in, now in its fourth unwashed week. In the clip, the speaker tells an unseen crowd in broken English:

One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.

Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.

India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.

So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.

Long live revolution! Long live socialism!

Quoth PJ Tatler:

Every single day, more videos emerge from the Occupy movement showing people saying things that, if they had been said by a Tea Partier, would have been front-page news for weeks and discredited the movement forever. But since it’s the Occupy Wall Street movement, darlings of the media and Democratic politicians, they get a pass.

I’m not attempting to play devil’s advocate, but I would argue the lack of response to this video is more a function of its obscurity than it is the left’s sanctioning of its own loony narrative. (Tracing the video to its YouTube source reveals that it’s had only 2,200 views.)

By the same token, the Occupy movement is still in search at this late date not only of a unifying message but of a believable one. When a hypocrite like Russell Simmons, who made millions exploiting the capitalist system, appears on television professing to speak for the Occupiers, they should be outraged. When he invokes a tired ’70s retread—”Power to the people”—to articulate their message, they should be sick.

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Hey, Russell Simmons didn’t get rich on his own. He had plenty of help from The Man. All those bridges, traffic lights, police, schoolteachers. He owes us big.

J.E. Dyer on October 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Quoth the commie:

India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.

Hyperbole much?

Mary in LA on October 12, 2011 at 6:19 PM

They are also talking up violence in Denver and peeing in public. I’m not sure which is worse.

boomer on October 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM

It’s just a matter of time before there is all out, unabated anarchy (if not already). The Left has nothing to ague about except by way of violence and anarchy, it’s literally all they “want” or know, destruction, in any formal sense.

As long as they can all go back to some den somewhere and use their technology with full stomachs and loud music and cool duds otherwise, they’ll continue to demand
that other people destruct, too.

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 10:37 PM

And what with the “L.A.” people now joining in, I am betting that illegal aliens and the La Raza, Hispanic ethnic supremacy stuff will soon join in.

Expect more masked participants soon.

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 10:38 PM


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