Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 9:42 a.m. EST by arealpolitik
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By: John Liming
I think everybody understands by now that many Conservatives, Republicans and Right Wing Extremists abhor the Occupy Wall Street Protesters as "Communists, Filthy Hippies and various other kinds of Human scum or offal."
This kind of definition of the Poor and the Needy and the Suffering in America seems to be the typical response of the very faction that claims so long and so loudly to do everything from a "Christian" standpoint. In my view, when a Right Winger starts putting an Occupy Wall Street Protester down, I am hearing the grossest kind of hypocrisy---the very kind of hypocrisy that God is said to be willing to "Spew Out Of His Mouth."
First of all, regardless of what some over-stuffed Far Right Wing Radical Religious Extremest might have to say about it (And they always have plenty to say but little to back what they say up with) the Protesters are not a rag-tag assortment of juveniles, hippies and Communists who are trying to destroy the Capitalist System. The Protesters are average, ordinary, everyday citizens who have fallen victim to corporate greed and government impotence to address their plight. Among them are some of our Society's finest and most productive citizens-- everyone from college professors to truck drivers--and none of them are "Greedy." They simply want what they once had, what they have worked for and dreamed about and what has been stolen from them by crooks and liars in high places.
Some poor unfortunate souls in the grip of their Conservative fantasies and myth-informations do not seem to understand that a desperately hungry individual asking for a crust of bread is not committing some kind of sin against Society and Humanity.
The Occupy Wall Street Protesters are not the despicable ones who need to be beaten over the head, sprayed in the face with mace, bulldozed out of their shelters or slammed into jails for exercising their First Amendment Rights in spaces they have already paid for with their own taxes---before their jobs were stolen from them and shipped to some foreign market somewhere.
The truly despicable are those who sit back in their comfortable chairs on their over ample posteriors and throw mud at those who cannot help themselves out of the quagmire. Those are the truly despicable! This is what I believe.
The advent of Occupy Wall Street does not signal the coming of Communism to these shores but it sure may well signal the coming of needed change to America and the way America does business-- especially in connection to how some of the Big and the Rich and the Arrogant Greed Mongers in high places treat everyone who is not a millionaire or a billionaire or a Corporate CEO.
The Capitalist System is not under attack as some might fantasize. Social Injustice and Equality are what is under attack with the OWS Protesters. The Occupy Wall Street Movement does not signal the desire of some faction of Society to mount a hostile takeover of the country-- that would lie more in the realm of the Far Right Wing Radical Religious elements who seem to want to displace Democracy and replace it with some kind of religious nightmare.
As I see it, the OWS Protests are not about some faction of "Hippies" trying to steal what the Rich have accumulated for themselves. The way I see it is that the OWS simply wants a mechanism in place that prevents some of the wealthiest 1% from stealing what little the Middle Class and the lower wage earners manage to scrape up for themselves. The OWS is kind of like a bunch of children under attack by a gang of kidnappers. They are looking for the friendly policeman who is kind enough and concerned enough to put handcuffs on the kidnappers and the real crooks. It is as plain and simple as that and, as I see it, it gets no more complicated than that!
Some of the more vocal of the Right Wing Radical Extremists seem to love to accuse the OWS Protesters of wanting to establish a totalitarian governmental system in The United States. Every time there is some kind of protest raised against the excesses of Extreme Conservatism in America, many of the Right Wingers have always started to yell and scream about "Totalitarianism." But, any astute student of the political sphere might logically, quickly and easily come to the opinion that Conservatism itself is usually all about totalitarianism in America---The Far Right Extreme seems to me, anyway, to try to do everything in it's power to make sure it is the only power...the only viable force...the only word that will be heard. That is my opinion about the matter.
As I see it, all anyone has to do to get the drift of what I just said is to look at all the attempts by Conservatism to suppress American Citizens' right to vote that have begun to draw National attention lately. Then there is the attempt to censor the Internet. Then there is that new Law that allows for the indefinite detention of the "Politically Incorrect" American Citizens on their own soil---and a whole host of other nasty, hateful, despicable and even dangerous things that some on the Far Right have tried to do or are trying to get done to consolidate their permanent power structures. If you want to get a picture of who the real "Totalitarianists" are, just look at those things I have just mentioned.