Mob mentality exposes ignorance

Class envy underscores demands of inane malcontents

Occupy Wall Street has moved across the country and is going global thanks to the Internet. Tens of thousands calling themselves “The Indignant” marched in major cities across Europe, demonstrating against capitalism and the implementation of necessary austerity measures in response to the economic downturn.

Masked protesters rampaged through Rome yesterday, in some of the worst violence the Italian capital has experienced, torching cars and shattering windows during a protest against “elites” they blamed for their economic woes.

Demonstrators have protested in front of banks and stock exchanges in Frankfurt, Germany and in Amsterdam. In Sydney and Melbourne thousands of people, including representatives of Aboriginal groups, communists and trade unionists, protested outside the Central Reserve Bank of Australia.

In London protestors, long-reliant on governmental largess railed against cutbacks in benefits and what they referred to as “corporate greed.” Last March mammoth crowds estimated at near 500,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, National Health Service workers, other public sector employees, students and pensioners from across the UK took to the streets in violent demonstrations as union officials condemned “brutal” cuts in benefits and services. The mob ransacked and destroyed businesses in the process.

We recently wrote about the abysmal lack of historical or economic knowledge displayed by Obama-supporting anarchists in DC longing for Marxism and decrying capitalism. The accompanying video tells the pathetic story. Watch the bizarre behavior of radicals in Atlanta  as they expose their yearning for being controlled.

Even Phoenix is not immune to the contagion, based in ignorance of the capitalistic system that undergirds growth and the free market. Many of the protesters in Cesar Chavez Park yesterday tied their malcontent to their support of global warming, Barack Obama, unions and loathing of risk-taking business owners who create jobs. The marchers instead accuse them of lacking “compassion” for the “lower 99 percent” of the population. One young man, obviously not an overburdened taxpayer working for a living, held aloft a placard demanding an end to the Bush tax cuts.

It’s clear our schools are not teaching the basics of Economics or American and World History.

15 Responses to Mob mentality exposes ignorance

  1. jcf says:

    Not the INDIGNANT, rather ”Useless IDIOTS!”

    Attributed to Stalin or Lenin??

    • Villanova says:

      Lenin.

      These fools are willing propagandists for a cause of which they have no real understanding. Most of them are still being supported by their parents. This is hippie-dippie time off from responsibility which for many is the liberal academic world,which provides the basis for, encourages and approves of their stupidity.

  2. garvan says:

    Our side ought to be INFILTRATING this movement. After all, Obama has been the prime beneficiary of donations from Wall Street fat cats. We ought to be carrying signs to that effect.

    We won’t be able to change the minds of the paid organizers and chief agitators, of course, but we might be able to persuade the USEFUL IDIOTS who make up the bulk of the protesters.

    Who was it that came up with that term “useful idiots?”
    It was Lenin, of course.

    Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose.

  3. Don says:

    Certainly agree with the Occupy Protestors against removing BIG corporations, BIG banks, BIG unions, BIG Hollywood, BIG media, BIG government. The Obama administration and Bush, which is Obama Lite, bankrupted our economy with the Stimulus and Bailouts.

    The Occupy protestors should be marching on the White House not against the job creators. Yes, the top at Goldman Sachs, BofA, and other BIG financial institutions should be in jail.

    Instead, Obama has placed Goldman Sachs people all throughout his administration including the Fed Reserve and Treasury. The Bailouts and Q1 and Q2 have turned the BIG banks into mega monsters. Crony Capitalism now rules in ChicagoLand.

    Warren Buffet earned $79 million last years and owes back taxes.

    Obama’s Job Czar is CEO of GE that sends jobs overseas and pays minimal taxes.

    Frequent visitors to Bama and massive donors are Apple and Google. Both have record earnings and pay low taxes. Senior executives have million dollar packages. Why aren’t the Occupy Protestors complaining about the Silicon Valley Fat Cats?

    Most of Obama’s big money is coming from Wall Street donors. Check out Obama’s latest list of donors who are Wall St Fat Cats

    • Villanova says:

      Be careful what you agree with, Don. Your acquiescence might come back to take a bite out of your own hide.

  4. MacBeth says:

    Interesting take, casting the rich are the enemy. They provide the jobs, but are reviled. When was the last time a poor person offered you a job?
    It seems if anger were on tap, it would be poured out at the poor who use the social services paid for by hardworking taxpaying Americans, but frequently have enough of their own money left over for cigarettes, beer and tattoos.
    These protestors are starving for attention. Most of them are young, not self-supporting and have no idea what the real world is. This is mindless diversion on their part, albeit with very serious consequences.

  5. Realist says:

    This foolish mentality has been around forever – unfortunately it seems to be gaining momentum in the USA.

    Why you ask?

    Very simple. They feel a genuine sense of empowerment from the Marxist Obama and his sycophant minion media.

    In this instance OMG means Obama Must Go !!!

  6. Sgt. Preston says:

    This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April
    2011:

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president.”

  7. Atilla The Hunny says:

    This is from a New York Daily News article on these miscreants:
    In Phoenix, Ariz., some 40 anti-Wall St. demonstrators were arrested around midnight after refusing to clear out of Margaret T. Hance Park, just north of downtown, according to local reports.

    Around 1,000 people had gathered for an Occupy Phoenix rally on Saturday afternoon, but their numbers dwindled significantly by the time around 100 local cops started hauling demonstrators away that night.
    The entire coverage is here:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/16/2011-10-16_hundreds_arrested_at_occupy_events_in_chicago_denver_arizona_as_movement_spreads.html

  8. Gary says:

    I drove by the Phoenix demonstration, and actually saw signs that read “Health care for all.” Who do they think will pay for it, Barack Obama?

    This woman thought Obama would put gas in her car and pay her mortgage! How damn stupid are these people?

  9. Chandler GOP says:

    The way the liberal media is embracing this outdoor mob on Wall Street is a sign of the times. These people want something for nothing. They don’t want jobs, they just want debt forgiveness. No one forced them to take out student loans, to major in Black studies or art history or some other major where there is no job.
    They remind me of the Woodstock and Haight Ashbury crowd.
    We’re already a socialist country and if Obama gets another term we are finished.

  10. garvan says:

    For the photo that exemplifies the mob, check out my blog: http://myfirst30daysaspresident.com/

  11. American Dad says:

    While reading links to previous demonstrations, I found this on your site (March 26, 2011). Since you haven’t used in in this context, I’ll resubmit it on Seeing Red’s behalf, since it applies to the current situation:
    This parable defines the issue of government dependency: Years ago a wise farmer noticed that wild pigs roamed freely in the woods adjacent to his farm. “If I could just capture some of those wild pigs, I could fatten them up and reap financial rewards,” he told his neighbor. But the neighbor scoffed, “Those pigs are wild animals, clever in fending for themselves. You can never round them up.”

    The wild pigs were suspicious of any advances by the farmer. However, the farmer was a very patient man, and knew the rewards would be great if he was able to gain their trust. The farmer set out with his plan to tame the beasts.

    His plan evolved. Each day he took corn and tossed it in the woods where the pigs could safely feast under the cover of darkness. Gradually, as the pigs grew less cautious, the farmer scattered the corn in a pasture located nearer the farmhouse. Then he set about hammering in fence posts around one side of the pasture. That night, the pigs noticed the posts with some curiosity but were eager to dig into the big pile of corn the farmer had left them. A few nights later, they noticed more posts had been erected. At last, the farmer attached wire to the posts around the perimeter but the corn inside was so enticing and delicious that they gobbled it up as they had gotten used to doing, setting aside any apprehension they had about the fence.

    Finally, the pigs noticed there was a fence around the entire pasture with a wide and welcoming gate, swung open and leading to where the sweet corn was piled high. Although a few pigs were suspicious and refused to enter the gate, the more fearless ones entered the enclosure. After several nights when no harm came to them, the others decided to join in the banquet and gorged to their delight, as pigs do.

    Finally one night as the pigs were busy feeding, the farmer quietly walked up to the gate, closed and locked it.

    So it is with reliance on government to meet our basic needs. The trap is set. We simply have to anticipate the gate swinging shut on us.

    https://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/great-britain-cutting-off-nanny-spigot-enrages-unions-anarchists/

  12. Kent says:

    Why would you expect our schools to teach the “basics of Economics or American and World History?” The teachers are members of a massive left wing union and are more concerned about raising their own dues (as they did this summer at a NEA conference in Nevada) to support Barack Obama’s reelection.

    To put it in simple terms, we are screwed as a nation, and our teachers are a major part of the problem. I say that having a mother who retired as a teacher and two sisters who are still teaching. They are the ones who first told me about the union pressures and liberal agendas.

    Don’t believe me? Watch this, paying particular attention to the words of Bob Chanin, the recently retired legal counsel of the National Education Association:

  13. Night Owl says:

    I found this
    https://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/great-britain-cutting-off-nanny-spigot-enrages-unions-anarchists/
    on your site (March 26, 2011). Since you haven’t used in in this context, I’ll resubmit it on Seeing Red’s behalf, since it applies to the current situation and I’ve previously sent it out to others:

    This parable defines the issue of government dependency: Years ago a wise farmer noticed that wild pigs roamed freely in the woods adjacent to his farm. “If I could just capture some of those wild pigs, I could fatten them up and reap financial rewards,” he told his neighbor. But the neighbor scoffed, “Those pigs are wild animals, clever in fending for themselves. You can never round them up.”

    The wild pigs were suspicious of any advances by the farmer. However, the farmer was a very patient man, and knew the rewards would be great if he was able to gain their trust. The farmer set out with his plan to tame the beasts.

    His plan evolved. Each day he took corn and tossed it in the woods where the pigs could safely feast under the cover of darkness. Gradually, as the pigs grew less cautious, the farmer scattered the corn in a pasture located nearer the farmhouse. Then he set about hammering in fence posts around one side of the pasture. That night, the pigs noticed the posts with some curiosity but were eager to dig into the big pile of corn the farmer had left them. A few nights later, they noticed more posts had been erected. At last, the farmer attached wire to the posts around the perimeter but the corn inside was so enticing and delicious that they gobbled it up as they had gotten used to doing, setting aside any apprehension they had about the fence.

    Finally, the pigs noticed there was a fence around the entire pasture with a wide and welcoming gate, swung open and leading to where the sweet corn was piled high. Although a few pigs were suspicious and refused to enter the gate, the more fearless ones entered the enclosure. After several nights when no harm came to them, the others decided to join in the banquet and gorged to their delight, as pigs do.

    Finally one night as the pigs were busy feeding, the farmer quietly walked up to the gate, closed and locked it.

    So it is with reliance on government to meet our basic needs. The trap is set. We simply have to anticipate the gate swinging shut on us.