Occu-Pests Vote to “Liberate Oakland”

What Democracy Looks Like?

In the latest story of the bizarre sense of  inflated self-importance of so-called Occupiers, these loons in Oakland have actually voted for a proposal that would seem to instigate a complete shutdown of the city.  Of course, I realize this is California, so I suppose it’s possible they could make this happen, but  I want to know from these totalitarians: On whose authority? In whose name?  By what right do you claim to have the authority to shut down the city of Oakland in order to carry out your protest?  They are planning this action for November 2nd.  I think it’s clear that these people are prone to violence, prone to dictatorial demands, and clearly a mob of Bolshevik ne’er-do-wells who have designs on overthrowing our nation.

Let’s take a look at their proposal as posted on their website, shall we:

We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday November 2, 2011, we liberate Oakland and shut down the 1%.

We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.

All banks and corporations should close down for the day or we will march on them.

While we are calling for a general strike, we are also calling for much more. People who organize out of their neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, affinity groups, workplaces and families are encouraged to self organize in a way that allows them to participate in shutting down the city in whatever manner they are comfortable with and capable of.

The whole world is watching Oakland. Let’s show them what is possible.

Bear in mind that they actually voted on this.  They actually claim the right to shut down a City of four-hundred thousand people on the basis of a vote among 1607 people, some of who are undoubtedly not residents of Oakland.  If you wonder about the legitimacy of their claims to being the “99%,” you’ve just had it answered:  They are able to count votes in their pathetic crowd, and yet they are unable to recognize that they are not even 1% of the town in which they’re rallying.  This is really disturbing, not because their math skills seem flawed, but because of what it indicates about their mind-set:  They are willing to interfere with the lives and livelihoods of 400,000 fellow citizens on their say-so.   Who elected them?  Who appointed them?

Nobody.

This is what “Democracy” looks like?

Looks more like a mob trying to justify its actions by pretending to act democratically.

Here’s a video on youtube of their vote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfT3dx7SGm8

These are dictatorial thugs who believe they have the right to impose such things on an entire city of people, most of whom signify their disagreement by their absence. I certainly hope that the authorities there, famously liberal, remember that this crowd of ne’er-do-wells do not speak for the citizenry of Oakland.  This is just one more bit of evidence to show you who these people are, and what they believe.  When they run around chanting “we are the 99%,” you can know with certainty what they must know too:  They’re lying.

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  • C.A. Bamford

    Are killer bees indigenous to Oakland? Just wondering.

    Poor Californians…haven't they suffered enough under yrs of liberal insanity?

  • Adam

    I don't see why you are worried. It's not like 1607 people skipping school and work for a day will actually shut down anything more than a Dominos Pizza or two. Unless they really do have much more support than it seems, some of them will lose their jobs (those that _have_ jobs), some of them will just miss a day in class, but in the end things will continue as usual and they will make themselves look foolish.

    I'm very much surprised this action was passed via majority vote. I haven't been to Oakland, but I have talked to many Milwaukee Occupiers and the majority of them are not this foolish.

    My best guess is that, surrounded by those that agree and hence sheltered from those that disagree, this one sided exposure has truly convinced them that everyone in the city is behind them and just waiting for their call to action. In that case, it is good that they learn this lesson, though it will look very bad for the Occupy movement as a whole.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Adam, Oh, I am not really worried too much, but for the fact that some portion of them may be overly deluded with their alleged "power." That can lead to danger. I agree with your best guess, but I also think it's time for them to learn some lessons along these lines. The most egregious wrongs of the Occupiers I've seen are these cases of telling women who have been victimized to shut up about it because it's bad for the movement. That's disgusting, and i cannot believe any organization would tell women that, and encourage them to "take on for the team". Let's just hope somebody learns something from all of this.

      • Adam

        copy pasted due to relevance.

        The parable of the bitter tea:

        When Hypoc was through meditating with St. Gulik, he went there into the kitchen where he busied himself with preparing the feast and in his endeavor, he found that there was some old tea in a pan left standing from the night before, when he had in his weakness forgot about its making and had let it sit steeping for 24 hours. It was dark and murky and it was Hypoc's intention to use this old tea by diluting it with water. And again in his weakness, chose without further consideration and plunged into the physical labor of the preparations. It was then when deeply immersed in the pleasure of that trip, he had a sudden loud clear voice in his head saying "it is bitter tea that involves you so." Hypoc heard the voice, but the struggle inside intensified, and the pattern, previously established with the physical laboring and the muscle messages coordinated and unified or perhaps coded, continued to exert their influence and Hypoc succummed to the pressure and he denied the voice.

        And again he plunged into the physical orgy and completed the task, and Lo as the voice had predicted, the tea was bitter.

  • Karl

    Well the Mayor of Oakland has given city workers the day off (police excluded of course) so they can participate in the protests (paid of course) It seems Mayor Quan supports the protests and wishes to place city workers on the lines on both sides.

    Ms. Quan also advised store owners to remove cash from their registers when closing and to leave the cash drawers open in the event of rioting.

    If you ask me like any good bay area liberal socialist Ms. Quan wishes to place the police in a bad position where no matter what action the police take they will be painted as the "bad guys". Given her already bad reaction to ordering the cops to clear the park then admonishing the officers for doing so and inviting the protesters back the very next day.

    If it were me I would have the police print flyers with clear directions to the Mayors residence and personal email and telephone numbers. Also inform the public that they can call Ms. Quan directly if they have any problems as the police and 911 dispatchers can not respond due to matters of personal safety and Ms. Quan obviously has some sort of plan to maintain order that does not involve the police. If the police are unable to respond for 24 to 72 hours and Ms. Quan has to directly answer the calls for help perhaps the amateur politician (less than a year on the job) will come to her senses and do her damn job.