My take on Mr. King’s opposition to #Occupy
He said what???
“We can’t allow that to happen.”
We can’t what? He’s saying that the media interfered and that eventually stopped the war in Viet Nam, and it was wrong to stop it?
The kids at Kent State died for nothing? It was just media crap? When they were shot down by their own Ohio State National Guard soldiers? With GUNS??? The students and so many others who were protesting for a large part of the decade had no point worth making?
“We can’t allow that to happen,” King says.
Oh, wait! I’m confused. Why does that sound hauntingly familiar right now???
So he approves of the U.S. handling of Viet Nam?
Does he mean that the protests were the beginning of the end of the Viet Nam war? And that was a BAD thing? That the students and so many others demonstrating and marching were bad Americans and wrong to do it?
Wait a minute. I thought we’d come to realize that it was a war for the wrong reasons, and our brave American soldiers were dying for reasons that weren’t worth their horrifying and ultimate sacrifice, not to mention the losses their families sustained, and still live with?
Ohhh, wait. Maybe he’s referring to that crazy ‘Afro-American’ nonsense they talked about back in the day. Glad that blew over…
Is he referring to the civil rights movement and the changes that came about because of it?
“We can’t allow that to happen.”
Yep, that was one bad piece of people + activism leading to legislation. Hope we get that loser stuff shit-canned somewhere down the road. Time for America to go back to the days when we almost annihilated the Native Americans, then endorsed slavery, and Jim Crow and…
So naturally he wants to STOP Occupy in its tracks
Heck, the sky’s the limit, Mr. King. Let’s stop all kinds of nonsense like those silly #occupy concerns like:
- the immense gaps in distribution of wealth between the ultra-rich and the rest of the citizens of America
- a Congress bought by the same ultra-rich entities
- and the fact that nobody yet has gone to jail for robbing the country blind because they were rich enough to DO it and money smells gooooood…
Shoot, these complainers are all crazy. That’s all silly gibbo-babble and isn’t worth considering. These #Occupy protests? Let them gain traction?
In 2008, (and of course it was slowly creeping up on us, for years…), we woke up one day and POOF: hope and stability for so very many was just—gone. Old Char’s retirement still worked out. Not so for so many people in my age group and a bit older.
Many people my age (newly 58, if you’re new here!) now have no hope of retirement (their funds were in the wrong institutions), and can only picture an old age without the basics they thought they’d put in place for themselves. An old age where they’ll just work ’til they drop, if they can keep or even find a job. Or die homeless on the streets.
Why are Mr. King and the Republican party so dead set against it?
If it’s so unfocused, so without direction, so without the support of the American people, and truly without the support of much of mainstream media…What are they afraid of?
One day soon when I get the nerve I’ll talk about how much of the media (which is not actually covering the movement in many ways) is owned by the 1%. But that’s another post!
Is Mr. King against it because it challenges the status quo? Because parts of the masses are unhappy and want to be heard? And at this particular moment in time, when corporations have their highest profits ever, yet most of the populace has less than they’ve had since the Great Depression…Does he fear us?
Why, if we are nothing?
Sure! We were crazy foolish idiots to somehow allow this to happen and to buy into it. But dammit! Doesn’t that then imply that we’d be crazy foolish idiots to let it continue???
I accept this asswipe Congressman Peter King’s challenge! I will support #Occupy with all my heart.
IF he and his cronies can’t allow our rights to peaceful protest, and they plan to stop it in its tracks…Well, HELL!
We can’t allow that to happen!
I’ll be doing anything I can to preserve our right to protest things that are blatantly unfair and which keep American citizens in the dark about the bigger doings on Wall Street, in Congress, and in every hall of power, behind closed doors.
If Americans aren’t allowed to shape policy in America, Mr. Peter King, then could you please tell me what we are here for?
I’ll be waiting for your reply with bated breath…