We’ve been saying that the Occupods were going to come back in the spring, and we assumed that they were going to have a switch in tactics. Â After all, large, static protests puts all of their rather unsavory tendencies on public display. Â MSN Money has some details..
Warning; OWS tells us America’s going to be shocked by not one but hundreds of wake-up calls in 2012.
How? In a recent Washington Post column, OWS leaders say they are accelerating their battle strategy in 2012. In what amounts to a new declaration of war that promises to electrify the 2012 elections, OWS will be using new asymmetrical warfare strategies, write two of the men who have been the driving force behind the movement since early this year: Kalle Lasn, the editor-in-chief of Adbusters magazine, and senior editor Micah White.
Listen to some of the specific guerrilla tactics they warn will be used in their 2012 “American Spring” assault: A “marked escalation of surprise, playful, precision disruptions, rush-hour flash mobs, bank occupations, ‘occupy squads’ and edgy theatrics.” And in a New Yorker magazine interview shortly after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “military-style operation,” Lasn warned: “this means escalation, pushing us one step closer to a revolution.”
As Lasn and White warned: “In this visceral, canny, militantly nonviolent phase of our march to real democracy, we will ‘float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.’ We will regroup, lick our wounds, brainstorm and network all winter. We will build momentum for a full-
Among the biggest targets are events related to the proposed constitutional amendment to get money out of voting and reverse corporate personhood … presidential debates venues are high-profile … Supreme Court rulings on health care, immigration, voter redistricting … any events tied to “voting out incumbents” … supporting “Occupy Colleges” anger at oppressive student loans and no jobs … Federal Reserve System money and credit to Wall Street … special-interest K Street lobbyists … state recall campaigns … Keystone XL pipeline … Congressional hearings on jobs … taxes benefits for the rich … and the too-greedy-to-fail banks … corporations that pay less in taxes than in CEO salaries … occupy state and local campaign headquarters … support young millennials rejecting America’s failed two-party system … occupy lawns of elderly citizens being evicted … protesting states that repealed voting and union rights … and many more.
So, they are going to escalate their efforts. Â If you recall, I published a post on that very topic in November…
When a child is told ânoâ they have a number of options on how to react; they might throw a tantrum, they might cooperate and get over it, or they may sulk and become passive aggressive, among others.Â If the child pitches a fit, and it succeeds in achieving their goal, they will continue using this response until life intervenes and makes that behavior ineffective or unprofitable for them.Â Doesnât liberal reactions to losing a vote, or demanding a result, look like temper tantrums?Â Also, if organizations, governments, or individuals âcave inâ when the liberals whine, threaten, and protest; you might suspect that theyâll do it again.Â After all, it worked all those other times!
In other words, they are going to throw a larger, albeit more wide-spread, tantrum. Â Besides inflicting Alinsky on more people, it does serve another important function-to take attention off of the left’s natural tendencies. Â The long-term occupations displayed them all, as if in a zoo:
1. Â 9 deaths.
2. Â Drug use.
3. Â SexualÂ assault/rape.
4. Â Anti-Semitism.
5. Â Openly promoting Communism, and denying the 100,000,000 deaths caused by that ideology in the last century.
6. Â Random violence against others.
7. Â Vandalism of local businesses.
8. Â Urination/DefectionÂ on private and public property.
9. Â Rats, and other vermin.
By limiting the exposure of those aspects of their movements, the occupods might do a better job staying on message. Â However, by blocking traffic, disrupting local businesses, and generally making a nuisance of themselves, the occupods are likely to alienate more people than they win over. Â That, and they have a little more than a year in which to do it, because if an actual Conservative get’s into the White House, the recovery should start in relatively short order. Â Movements like occupy depend on misery, plus a false narrative, to grow. Â Obama is helping to keep the misery going, by providing numerousÂ disincentivesÂ to hiring. Â Once those are removed, the misery will decrease, and the narrative will beÂ discountedÂ by reality.
In other words, 2012 is going to be a very interesting year.