You will note that I have been largely silent regarding the ongoing "Occupy [X Location]" idiocy that seems to be sweeping the nation at the moment, and apart from this post and my previous one, I am going to keep up that trend. Trust me, it is better for both of us.
But I did want to take a moment to highlight a quote from an "Occupy Wall Street" supporter, as seen below:
fun trick: give #iamthe53 people an injury that will force them into a hospital stay. suddenly the system doesn’t work anymore
In short, Lowenaffchen‘s bloodthirsty tweet sums up the entire "Occupy" movement in 140 characters or less – you have something they want (whether it is your support of them, your money, your property, your skills (especially if you are a doctor / teacher / lawyer / etc.), or something else), and they are completely willing to use predatory violence to force you to provide that "something" to them, free of charge. And if you do not agree with that cause? Well, see above.
And that is what this entire "Occupy" movement boils down to – raw, naked, unapologetic force. Granted, such a thing can sometimes be necessary, and sometimes even arguably useful, but when that force is being employed to separate law-abiding citizens from their lawfully-owned property that they spent portions of their lives to be able to purchase? Yeah, you can politely go to hell… that is not America – that is mob rule by a bunch of entitlement-addicted children.
Lest you think I am pulling a single quote out of the air and making a mountain out of it, Gun Free Zone has been doing an outstanding job documenting more of the bloodthirsty desires being expressed (and possibly acted upon) by "Occupy" dissidents, as have others. Are all "Occupy" protesters and supporters violent people? Arguably not. But they are adamantly and publicly endorsing a political and social structure that would and could only be enacted and perpetuated through the use and implementation of violence – after all, what happens when those bankers, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and so forth "go Galt", so to speak, and take their money with them? What happens when they refuse to turn over their property to the government / mob? What happens when people like you and me refuse to tolerate increased taxes so freeloaders can continue to leech off society? That road inexorably leads to violence, whether they are willing to perpetrate that violence themselves or not.
I guess I should thank Lowenaffchen for having just barely enough of a spine to embrace his destructive nature and declare his intended violence to be "fun", unlike most of his compatriots who continue to cower behind claims of "social equality" or whatever-the-hell it is they are whining about today.
Yes, there is some limited ground between us that we can declare to be "common", but until such time as the "Occupy" movement can consolidate and express a coherent, cohesive cause/message/purpose, and until they abandon their idiotic notions that more government is the solution and that other people’s property is theirs for the taking if they want it, I will continue to regard those agitators and their abettors as a very good reason to purchase more ammunition and firearms.