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Les Americaine’ Communards | October 17, 2011

Unless you have been pulling a Rip Van Winkle these past few weeks, you might have noticed that we have a new wave of protesting going on.

No, it’s not our three wars or the green revolution that has energized these young, unwashed and woefully uninformed masses but capitalistic greed.

Yes I am talking about Greed and that’s with a capital ‘G’ and it rhymes with ‘d’ and that stands for ‘Democrat,’ right here in River City.

Sound familiar?

While it is supposed to be a spontaneous uprising, I wonder why their rhetoric is quite similar to that drivel emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The protesters call themselves the 99 percent, in contrast to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.

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Did he run out of crayons?

This diverse group has multiple reasons for the protest, ranging from taxes to debt.

However, there seems to be one common enemy: Wall Street.

The protesters are speaking out against what they perceive as the corrupt 1 % of Americans who make the majority of the financial decisions in the country.

Why do you think there are protestors on Wall Street and other financial centers of the country?

This is what community organizers do!

As an active student of history, I am forced to harken back to something I read this past summer in The Greater Journey, David McCullough’s wonderful rendition of Americans studying abroad from roughly 1830-1873.

His best work was reserved for near the end of the book when he greatly detailed the uprising of the French Communards.

Even Karl Marx took notice and went back to the drawing board to revise his communistic theories and strategies.

The Communards were members and supporters of the short-lived 1871 Paris Commune formed in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War and France’s defeat.

Following the war’s conclusion, according to historian Benedict Anderson, thousands fled abroad, roughly 20,000 Communards were executed during the Semaine Sanglante (“Bloody Week”), and 7,500 were jailed or deported.

McCullough says that nearly twice as many people died in this rebellion than in the entire French Revolution.  (35,000 vs. 19000)

I think we can all learn something about the Occupiers from reading McCullough’s incisive section.

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Just who are these Occupiers?

Well you might say they have taken their marching orders from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

They have targeted the bastion of freedom in this country–private property and entrepreneurs, who pay far more than their fair share.

Karl Marx and Alinsky have been writing their sound bites and their vapid rhetoric.

If they really cared for this country, jobs and their future, they would have milled outside the White House, which is largely responsible for the economic debacle we are all suffering instead of wasting their time on the business community.

You can add Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank to this equation as well.

In effect they are insuring that we suffer through a double-dipped recession and maybe something even worse, shades of 1933.

As the new year dawns in January, look for these mobs to turn ugly.  Violence and destruction will become their watchwords.

They are community disorganizers!

To compare them to the Tea Party people is an egregious abuse of the language and a true distortion of the reality of the American scene.

Demonstrations and riots are part of the Obaman strategy.

To see it anyway else is to court national disaster.

They organize the rabble to disorganize society so there will be less democracy and the man with the biggest guns will run the entire show and then he wont have to listen to his children’s complaining, and whimpering about his failed presidency.

Is America headed for another Civil War/

This is all part of his re-election strategy.

Just what do these protestors want?

Below is the complete list of their demands that are circulating on the internet.

I reprint in case you would like to add some to your flames of skepticism about their motivations.

Check out each demand and do a reality check on their ideas.

Demand 1: Restoration of the living wage, ending what they call free trade and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour. (Note: People who have never paid taxes think $20 an hour is a lot of money.)

Demand 2: Institute a universal single-payer healthcare system. (Note: Hey now. That’s original.)

An Obama Clone?

Demand 3: Guaranteed living-wage income regardless of employment. (Note: Wait — what?)

Demand 4: Free college education. (Note: With straight As for everyone, to keep it fair.)

Demand 5: Begin a fast-track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand. (Note: Fast track. LOL.)

Demand 6: $1 trillion in infrastructure (water, sewer, rail, roads and bridges, and electrical grid) spending now. (Note: These must be the folks who want those high-speed trains!)

Demand 7: $ 1 trillion in ecological restoration and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants. (Note: It’s like the Austin Powers movies: one trillllllllion dollars.)

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One trillllllllion dollars!!!

Demand 8: Racial and gender equal rights amendment. (Note: But only if you’re already born.)

Demand 9: Open-borders migration. Anyone can travel anywhere to work and live. (Note: And free unicorns to ride there!)

Demand 10: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper-ballot precinct, counted and recounted in front of an independent and party-observers system. (Note: Hanging chads.)

Demand 11: Immediate across-the-board debt forgiveness for all. All debt must be stricken from the “books.” And they don’t mean debt that is in default, they mean all debt on the entire planet. Period. (Note: In other news, Greece fails.)

Demand 12: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies. (Note: Because, of course, there’d be no credit to report.)

Demand 13: All unions, all the time.

I sincerely think that anyone with half a brain will conclude that are seriously lacking in maturity, reasonable judgment and anything even approaching the realm of reality.

Their ideas are virtually incoherent and most of those interviewed on site didn’t have a clue why they were there or what they believed in.

In fact some were paid to be there and MoveOn, a Democratic advocacy group was represented.

Some bloggers have tagged George Soros, ACORN and the SEIU groups as behind this.

Somehow I am not surprised! 

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Surprised?

These are the unattainable and unsustainable demands of petulant children, who fancy themselves the new revolutionaries during Obama’s Autumn, when his chickens finally come home to roost.

Did President Obama write all these himself or did he receive some additional help from Bill Ayers?
That’s the real question
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3 Comments »

  1. […] Americaine' Communards « The Gospel Truth 16 de outubro de 2011 Origem: https://bbprof.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/les-americaine-communards/ Les Americaine' Communards | October 17, 2011. Unless you have been pulling a Rip Van Winkle […]

    Pingback by Les Americaine' Communards « The Gospel Truth | Gospel Feeds — October 17, 2011 @ 4:26 am

  2. Sad but true! “Violence and destruction”!

    Comment by jbq2 — October 17, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

  3. Those who understand the Alinsky strategy are not one bit surprised by the recent demonstrations. It is
    obvious the Unions are involved just like they were
    last summer fighting Gov. Walker.

    When will our Churchmen stop supporting the Unions
    and awaken to this administration?

    Comment by M. F. — October 18, 2011 @ 1:26 pm


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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at bbprof@sbcglobal.net

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