Posted 5 years ago on May 9, 2012, 8 a.m. EST by arealpolitik
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Conservatives surely had no objections when some of the so-called "True patriot" fanatics went around the country advocating insurrection and actual violence against certain government officials with their hate signs in hand and their weapons strapped to their sides, did they? There was no pepper spray flying or heads being cracked with night sticks then, was there? It begs the question, "Why?" As far as I am concerned. The Occupy Wall Streeters pose no threat to the peace as far as I have heard. (Except perhaps in the imagination of those who oppose these new courageous "Real" American Patriots because of a perceived threat against their comfort zones.)
But Radical Conservatism certainly appears to me to be soiling it's own garments with fear of what The Occupy Wall Street Movement represents, doesn't it?
Some of the shallow-minded from the pit of the barely-educated corners of this very extremeist and radical new- order Conservatism are reportedly claiming that the Occupy Protests are nothing more than some kind of distraction. Some of the Far Right Radical Religious moralists (The "Family Values" crowd) are reported to be saying that Conservatism has no disdain for the Poor or the Middle Class.
I have never heard such outright BS propaganda as that in my life! In my opinion, Radical Conservatism not only has "Disdain" for the less fortunate, it often displays absolute and uncompromising hatred for them and revulsion of them! This has been more than adequately demonstrated by word and deed in my opinion---and the whole world has watched---and is still watching!
In my opinion, based on nearly a century of observation and experience, Radicalized American Conservatism preaches "Christian" ethic with the passion of Crusaders and very often practices hypocrisy with the passion of something from the pits of Perdition.
Every time I read something written by some Extremeist Conservative pen, I get all this garbage about alcohol and drug abuse, public urination, defecation, filth and litter-- all deftly associated by some on the Kook Fringes of Conservatism with the Occupy Wall Street Protesters. (Or sometimes with Liberals, Democrats and Progressives in general).
My impression when I read that kind of uncharitable description of OWS is, "These Far Right Wing Radical Extremest idiots are describing themselves!"
After all, I have always believed that Conservatism draws it's lifeblood from among the least educated and most easily led sector of Humanity ever assembled for a cause... even though most of it's adherents seem to me to have no earthly idea of what the "Cause" is other than to discredit Liberals at any cost and by any means, devious or otherwise.
In my personal view, one of the biggest outright lies of Radical American Conservatism (And it is hard to focus on just one lie because lies seem to form the foundation for everything this particular flavor of Conservatism tries to do) is that the "Filth" element comprises the "Core" value and being of OWS Protesters.
Everyone who gets their news from the "Real" media (Not the contrived ramblings of the Far Right Wing-Created Revisionist Media that caters to those who need the fantasy to feel good about their deluded state) knows that OWS is made up of unemployed workers, teachers, public servants, firefighters, some police, some military, some retired folks, professors, academics, scientists and all kinds of people from all walks of life. These are good people; decent, hard-working people.
If anyone wants to invoke "Defecation" in their mindless descriptions of the actions of the OWS People, then let it be invoked in the following manner: "It is the Occupy People and those like them who are the ones that have been defecated on by some of the elitist powers that be." That would be a more accurate application of that disgusting terminology being flung about by the ugliness of some Far Righters.
OWS is real people in real circumstances with a real message to the real world---"Bring down oppression from the super rich elitists and restore human dignity to the struggling masses." That is my take on it.
Some faux Patriotic types used to run around in their ridiculous little tricorn hats and their replicas of Revolutionary garb spouting about "Taking America Back" by means of a new "Revolution."
Well, folks, I guess the OWS Protests are providing the beginnings of that "Revolution." The difference between OWS and their tight-silk-panty and tricorn hat imitators is that the screaming faux Patriot types sometimes advocated for actual "Blood-In-The-Streets" Revolution and OWS is advocating a Revolution through peaceful and orderly cultural change. This is how I see things.
The former revolutionary vision was a deluded dream of a bunch of noisy losers in Halloween costumes. The latter vision--the vision of the OWS represents the concrete reality of the future of America and the World. I get the impression that Radical Conservatism is quaking in it's boots because of this rapidly-spreading OWS vision.
I would like to remind my poor afflicted friends under the toxic spell of Radical Conservatism that I see the OWS Protesters as the movers and shakers of the bright new tomorrow awaiting every American with the guts to take up the cause of Liberty and Real Freedom, and to listen to the words of Thomas Jefferson who was a most sincere advocate for "Real" America.
"Every People may establish what form of government they please, and change it as they please, the will of the nation being the only thing essential."---Thomas Jefferson:Anas 1792.
Posted by John Liming (My Personal Opinion) Friday, December 23,2011