Their attempt to pretend the Obama Administration and DHS weren’t behind the concerted nationwide crackdown on Occupy is silly at best. Their implied logic apparently is, only Republicans do that sort of thing so to say Democrats would do it too is just wrong. And besides, we must vote for them anyway.
The shocking truth about Naomi Wolf’s factless assertions.
Wolf dared to say that perhaps the Obama Administration is not all goodness and light and that they might be shredding Constitutional rights just like George Bush did. Which is exactly what Obama is doing isn’t it? But cheer up, a Democrat is doing it so that must make it a-okay.
Wolf’s hyperbole does harm to the OWS movement and those honest people out there conducting themselves peacefully and with clear intent, because she intentionally tried to stir the fires of anger and discontent and anti-government sentiment on an international level.
Crooks and Liars is now clearly allergic to that icky anger stuff (apparently there is nothing to be angry about) and is getting pissy about any crazy radical anti-government sentiment. Protest instead, they strongly imply, must only exist with the confined channels of the Democratic Party (where it of course will be castrated at the earlier possible opportunity.) Good luck with that. I’m sure this time will be different and the Democratic Party won’t punch them in the face again.
Incremental change within the Democratic Party is both a fool’s dream and even if it could happen, would take far too long. The economy is crumbling, the middle class is being plundered by the few while the government mostly does nothing. We don’t have the luxury of ten to twenty years to carry out change. It needs to happen far faster than that.
C&L does a disservice by saying anger and a desire for radical change is not honest. Those forces are precisely what fuel major change. To think otherwise ignores the reality, power, and inspiration of the Arab Spring which has accomplished much by not being docile to the existing system. Instead, they want to replace their systems with something better. So should we. This can not be done incrementally or by working within existing corrupt structures.