Thursday, November 3, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protesters - #3382 - Democracy Versus Mob Rule - Thomas Sowell - Real Clear Politics (2) Instructors at 'Occupied' Seattle College Now Teaching Courses on the Movement - The Blaze (3) Report: ACORN is Secretly Helping Organize and Fund the 'Occupy' Movement - The Blaze

In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance. Meanwhile, many in the media are practically gushing over these "protesters," and giving them the free publicity they crave for themselves and their cause -- whatever that is, beyond venting their emotions on television. Members of the mobs apparently believe that other people, who are working while they are out trashing the streets, should be forced to subsidize their college education -- and apparently the President of the United States thinks so too. But if these loud mouths' inability to put together a coherent line of thought is any indication of their education, the taxpayers should demand their money back for having that money wasted on them for years in the public schools. Sloppy words and sloppy thinking often go together, both in the mobs and in the media that are covering them. It is common, for example, to hear in the media how some "protesters" were arrested. But anyone who reads this column regularly knows that I protest against all sorts of things -- and don't get arrested. The difference is that I don't block traffic, join mobs sleeping overnight in parks or urinate in the street. If the media cannot distinguish between protesting and disturbing the peace, then their education may also have wasted a lot of taxpayers' money. Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Instructors at 'Occupied' Seattle College Now Teaching Courses in the Movement - The Blaze Supporters of Occupy Seattle have reportedly “occupied” lectures at Seattle Central Community College. And now, according to the Seattle Times, instructors who work at the college have started teaching classes in support of the movement:  “The classes are scheduled to be held in the plaza of Seattle Central Community College. They will focus on subjects such as legislative lobbying, the art of the protest sign and filming to document human rights violations.  MSNBC reports that the ‘Occupy’ classes began at SCCC Sunday night, and were titled “Why We Support Occupy,“ ”The Art of the Protest Sign,“ and ”Filming to Document Human Rights Violations.”  Occupy Seattle protesters moved their location to Seattle Central Community College Saturday after administrators said they would tolerate protesters camping on campus.  Read more........

Report: ACORN is Secretly Helping Organize and Fund the 'Occupy' Movement - The Blaze - Remember ACORN? If not, try and stretch your memory back to the 2008 presidential campaign and the months that followed.  The controversial community organizing group — which is now defunct — came under fire for purportedly engaging in voter fraud.  Now, Fox News is reporting that the former New York office for ACORN is heavily involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement — so much so, that former members are apparently organizing door-to-door canvassing, events, and other related activities. Considering that this is supposedly a “leaderless” movement, these allegations are curious.   Read more......

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