They failed to note the irony of the situation. These and more liberal operations were the same ones celebrating the Occupy Wall Street protests. You remember those, where more than 7,700 protestors were arrested across the nation. The protests themselves were hotbeds of violence, attacks on police, rape and riot. Four Occupiers were convicted of planning to bomb a bridge.
And they weren't just celebrated by the left. The left was actively involved in making them, supporting them and joining them.
Let's take a quick trip down memory lane, shall we?
Occupy Wall Street was wildly supported by prominent Hollywood liberals. Collectively, the top 25 supporters were worth more than $4 billion. So much for that 99 percent claim. They included comedienne Roseanne Barr, anti-American actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda, and former Vice President Al Gore.
Barr notably called for violence and beheadings. "'I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty. I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the re-education camps and if that doesn't help, then being beheaded."
Then there was the crime and violence at the protests themselves. According to OccupyArrests.com, which tracked the movement, more than 7,700 were arrested. There were several cases of rape reported from New York to New Haven. Violence broke out in Oakland. Buildings were vandalized and one man was seriously injured after Occupiers attacked police. Don't believe me for that, credit lefty Mother Jones. According to that publication: "At the height of this melee, I saw two men throw bottles at the police."
They even had a song. The song "We Stand as One" was recorded by Joseph Arthur, who has collaborated with rock greats like Peter Gabriel and REM's Michael Stipe. Arthur was nominated for a best recording package Grammy for his 1999 EP "Vacancy," according to his bio. Arthur has "previously been recorded a decade earlier by Gabriel for a Princess Diana tribute album."
The song was also incredibly violent. Some nuggets:
- "Your blood is our paint,"
- "Like a pig you consumed
And like a pig you will roast,"
- "Burning your homes."
- "Your body destroyed"
- "Strung up you'll bleed
Like the pig you became"
Let's not forget how well they treated the police. Here's a video of them threatening and harassing police at the San Diego protest. The alleged Occupy "press" threaded to "dox" one of the police officers, which was a call for supporters to investigate private information about the officer.
But I guess one guy with a flag is so much worse.