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”.