Now, I'm not claiming we are perfectly aligned. Not at all. But look at that, y'all: term limits, end the Fed, return to real money (gold?), repeal the Patriot Act, protect civil liberties, end law enforcement brutality (I can think of a certain Canton cop plenty of gunbloggers would like to see go). Aren't we for that as well? When last I checked, we were.RTWT. Especially this:
Here's the thing: this is a nascent movement. Still feeling its way. Here in San Antonio, at least, a significant portion of the protesters are libertarians. That means there is common cause.
We are being played for fools.Every time we read a story in the press about guns, we roll our eyes. Every time we read a story in the press about the Tea Party, we roll our eyes. We know there's an agenda at work.
We are being given false, misleading impressions of the Occupy protesters the same way they were previously given false, misleading impressions of the Tea Party. They are no more unemployed slackers (quite a few of the posts on the local FB page were from people wanting to know whether the protest would still be going on when they got off work) than we are racist rich people. Allowing the same mainstream media we distrust for very good reason to dictate our opinion of this is dangerous.
So now we read a story in the press about "slackers occupying Wall Street"? Dude, get offa your Mom's sofa!
Sure, sure - this time it's different. Remember the line from Brian Keith playing Teddy Roosevelt in The Wind And The Lion: I never shot anyone by accident. I need their votes.
The elite - that's the trouble. There are allies everywhere you look, if you look with eyes that will see. And there are enemies everywhere you look, too, if you want to look that way.
The idea you couldn't capture the minds of a whole generation screwed by the intersection of the Universities and Wall Street willing to lend them non-dischargable student debt - if we can't convince these young folks of that, then we're the stupid ones.