Occupy Skew

By | November 25, 2011

Not too long ago the Twitter account for Occupy Denver posted this little gem of wisdom:

Captioned by @OccupyDenver: Ah, such hypocrisy in America..."profits over people" is the American motto. #OccupyDenver #Occupy #OWS http://pic.twitter.com/2o2cgCwU

Even my fourteen year old, publicly educated, child could see the flaw in this. They point to a single day event, sponsored and encouraged by private business owners, on their own property, as being similar to multi-month protests on public property with massive public cost and no benefit to even those attending.

Let me beat commentators to the punch. There have been reports of violence at Black Friday events all day today; some by shoppers, by robbers,  Occupy groups, and some by police. All together, they do not total near the violence and damage done by occupiers in the last few months. An estimated 152 million shoppers managed to be better behaved than a couple of hundred thousand Occupy protestors.

I will be the first person to stand up for the right to peaceably assemble, but Occupy has far surpassed any reasonable definition of “peaceful”, and their message, if it is the one above, just keeps proving to have less and less merit. The cost of the Occupy movement has taken it’s toll on cities nationwide and their days are numbered. Luckily, they are killing their own movement with ridiculous “messaging” like the effort above.

 

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