And We’re the Mind-Numbed Robots?

From  of The Blaze:

Occupy Oakland demonstrators plan to hold a major “unwelcoming” of Israeli President Shimon Peres Tuesday during his visit to a San Francisco synagogue.

“Israeli President Shimon Peres will come to Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco to give a talk titled ‘Israel and the Jewish People: A Vision of Tomorrow,’” Occupy Oakland announced in a post on its website Sunday. “In light of this theme, we want to show Peres what our vision of tomorrow would look like by warmly greeting him with a mass protest against apartheid outside of the temple.”

Peres, Occupy Oakland charges, has “signed into law racist and colonialist legislation” and “a series of laws and amendments disenfranchising and ethnically cleansing Palestinians from their land” The group also blasts him for including former President George W. Bush, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Ruport Murdoch and Henry Kissinger in his annual Israeli Presidential Conference, calling them “guilty of collaboration with the apartheid regime”:

Shimon Peres serves the wealthy colonial elite and the settler state of Israel. Peres tours the world speaking on behalf of Jewish people, co-opting the history of the Holocaust. At the same time, he has on his conscience a massive arms trade and racist laws which advance the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Palestinian peoples. His very presence at a synagogue in San Francisco normalizes settler colonialism here and in Israel, connecting two settler states in the name of Judaism and an imperial and colonial “vision of tomorrow.”

To contest the normalization and cultural violence of this event, a number of Bay Area activists, including the proposers, are organizing a protest outside of the synagogue on March 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM. This proposal does not seek to create a formal Occupy Oakland working group, but does not oppose this, and will participate if one is formed. We ask Occupy Oakland to take a stand against apartheid and settler colonialism by endorsing, participating in, and helping plan this action. We hope Occupy Oakland will help think up and enact creative ways for us to show Peres that he is not welcome to promote apartheid and colonialism in the already colonized Bay Area.

The group’s announcement ended with a note of caution, saying: “organizers of this demonstration are committed to anti-oppression principles and will not be represented by any oppressive language or behavior at the demonstration, which includes anti-Jewish racism.”

Just Another Peaceful Gathering

From Common Constitutionalst contributing writer, Beverly Smith:

Why does the left always resort to violence, vandalism and mayhem?

On Saturday, in Oakland, the peace loving occupy wall streeters took to the streets and city hall, reeking havoc for the police, citizenry and government officials.

Naturally the taxpayers will, once again, be stuck with the cleanup bill.

They burned flags, smashed glass and scrawled graffiti. Why? No one ever asks why. What’s the point they are trying to make with the violence?

Didn’t they tell the world, when the movement began last summer, their protests would be peaceful? I swear I read that somewhere, way back when.

The mayor of Oakland, Jean Quon, is now at her wits end. She has called for an end to the violence saying, “Stop using Oakland as it’s [OWS] playground.”

Can you imagine if kids acted like this at a real playground?

That’s a marked change from her unwavering support of the movement in October(2011).

At the protests inception Quon said, “We support the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement: We have high levels of unemployment and we have high levels of foreclosure that makes Oakland part of the 99% too. We are a progressive city and tolerant of many opinions. We may not always agree, but we all have a right to be heard”.

Tolerant of many opinions, eh. I wonder what opinions they wouldn’t tolerate? That was a rhetorical question.

Now that the OWS crowd has predictably turned violent, Quon says, “People in the community and in the occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior.”

So also must all government officials everywhere, as well as the media.

The OWSers actually had the nerve to criticize the behavior of the police! Isn’t that rich?

Of course, what we do hear is dead silence. Nothing from our fearless leader Obama, Pelosi (her home state), Eric Holder, etc. Where’s governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown?
Mayor Quon is left dangling in the wind and the more deafening the silence becomes, the more emboldened the protesters become.

Chaos is just what the left truly wants. Let the violence escalate, suspend habeas corpus, declare martial law and Obama becomes dictator.

Maybe I just answered my own question. After all, some of the originators of this movement are confidants of “The One”.