I seems that we can’t get through a week without more occupod violence. There are two recent stories, and both strike me as showing an ongoing escalation in their actions. I’ll let you take a look, and decide for yourselves.
Occupy Portland Vandalizes Businesses
It seems that if #occupy doesn’t want something to exist, it has to go. There isn’t a right to dissent, or even “agree to disagree.” For yet another example of this, occupods in Portland took part in a larger action to close corporations, and while we can spend time theorizing the rationale for these actions, we could just read their own reasoning. The Left Wing Institute for Civil Discourse has more…
Via KATU, The first email read:
Communique for Night of 2/28
author: Some Of Those Responsible
|About an hour and a half ago (around ten pm, Tuesday night) a group of anticapitalists rolled up on the US Bank at SE 39th and Main and smashed out its windows and ATMs.
This was done in preparation for February 29th’s Shut Down The Corporations Day. We chose a bank because banks have upheld the sanctity of capitalism, making it possible for a few people to accrue copious amounts of wealth. This was also for the role the banks have played in the current financial crisis and the level of environmental destruction they have supported. These banks are responsible for throwing poor and oppressed people the world over under the bus of extreme poverty and destitution. They did this all to keep the pockets of a few rich CEOs lined with extravagant bonuses, and it’s time we started taking from those pockets.
We also did this to remind #Occupy to keep its horizons open. Rather than resort to the gory analogy about cats, we prefer to say they’re more than one way to shut down a corporation. Parades through the city may be able to accomplish this task on occasion, but at the end of the day there’s really no replacement for a few dozen folks in masks with rocks. We don’t know whether this will be taken as solidarity or antagonism by the core of Occupy, but frankly that isn’t worth dwelling on for us. You said you wanted to help shut down corporations, and we helped to do that in our own way. Take it or leave it, we’re going to keep doing it.
Good night, Occupy, and good luck tomorrow.
The second email: (language warning):
F29 Eve Round Deux
author: w-w-w-window breaker
Sounds like our comrades had a joyous little romp around the US bank on 39th. At about 1:30 this morning, inspired by their shenanigans we high-tailed it over to 38th and Broadway where a Key Bank was just sitting there, all windows intact, just waiting to be fucked up. So we destroyed the windows and doors and ATM. Then we had some rocks left over so we fucked up the Starbucks across the street for old times’ sake.
Wherever capital chooses for its bunker, we will be there to attack it in the night.
For freedom, for equality, for anarchy.
Translated, “For freedom, for equality, for anarchy” means the following…
You are only free to agree with us, dissent is not an option. You will all be equal: equally poor, equally disenfranchised, and equally miserable. Anarchy is is a codeword for engaging in random violence to reinforce our tyranny.
Isn’t it great that you’re not free to have a business? Or that you’re not free to disagree with them?
Our second story is filled with what the occupods say about people that love freedom…HATE!
Occupy Oakland Participants Charged With Hate Crime
I know, there is apparently some irony in an alleged “hater” pointing out the actual practiced hate of the occupods, but such is the irony of the political left. Sitting on the Edge of the Sandbox, Biting my Tongue, has more…
Charged with hate crime:
Three people identified by police as Occupy Oakland protesters were charged Friday with robbery and hate crimes for allegedly battering a woman and stealing her wallet on Feb. 22.
Oakland police said woman was walking in the 4000 block of Piedmont Avenue around 6 p.m. last Wednesday when she heard a small group of Occupy Oakland protesters “calling for a riot.”
“The victim, who has been a resident of the area for over 20 years, suggested to the protesters not to riot in her neighborhood,” police said in a written statement. “She was surrounded by three protesters and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation.”
The victim eventually broke away from the group and called police, according to the statement. Her wallet was taken during the confrontation.
One of the suspects was arrested that night, while the two others were arrested Wednesday at another Occupy Oakland protest, police said.
The Alameda County District Attorney on Friday charged 32-year-old Michael Davis, 23-year-old Nneka Crawford, and 24-year-old Randolph Wilkins with robbery and a hate crime, according to police.
In the statement, Oakland police said they prioritize hate crimes for immediate investigation because “a suspect who commits a hate crime aims not only to terrify or harm one individual but to threaten and terrorize the entire actual or perceived group of people to which the victim may belong.”
Well, we have assault, robbery, and hate. Sounds like yet another microcosm of the left’s desired dictatorship. Violence must be used to terrorize the population, they state the goal of having the government steal from others, and give to them, and they vilify and dehumanize their opposition.
Come to think about it, they’re only in trouble because they jumped the gun (so to speak). Had they just waited to take power, their government could have killed the victim, said she brought it on herself (for being a capitalist, or worse, a “Zionist Jew”) and then took her money and property. It’s a fine line sometimes, isn’t it?