An OWS activist and his pregnant girl friend were arrested on bomb paraphernalia charges. The arrests have brought forth images of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, the friends and former neighbors of the Obamas. Both couples are from privileged backgrounds and have excellent educations. Of course, there is a difference, Ayers is an admitted communist with the proverbial lower case “c”. The more recent wanna be terrorists, Morgan Gliedman, a Park Avenue child of wealth and privilege, who now has the distinction of giving birth to her daughter while incarcerated; and her boyfriend Aaron Greene, a graduate of Harvard who did his graduate work at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government are aligned with the Occupy Wall Street group, an anarchist type group embraced by leading Democrats.
The arrests occurred in a Greenwich apartment after police were sent to arrest Gliedmen for credit card theft. In the apartment, police found a modified twelve gauge shotgun, several high capacity rifle magazines, bomb making paraphernalia, a flare launcher (a commercial copy of the M79 grenade launcher) and notebooks on constructing booby traps and bombs, along with seven grams of an explosive HMDT. Greene has had five previous altercations with the police on diverse charges like assault and weapons violations.
Nancy Pelosi, leaves the public in a fog with one of her typical nonsensical quotes in support of OWS:
“I support the message to the establishment, whether it’s Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen. We cannot continue in a way this is not relevant to their lives.”
President Obama sided with the OWS protestors after they interrupted a speech, with a more coherent, but still puzzling message:
“So a lot of the folks who have been down in New York and all across the country, in the Occupy movement, there is a profound sense of frustration . . . about the fact that the essence of the American Dream — which is if you work hard, if you stick to it, that you can make it — feels like that’s slipping away, and it’s not the way things are supposed to be. Not here. Not in America… (America is) a big, compassionate country where everybody who works hard should have a chance to get ahead — not just the person who owns the factory, but the men and women who work on the factory floor.”
Now that our president has openly encouraged the anarchists, his pandering to acquire support or co opt the movement may turn out to be disastrous, if more of these educated and pampered anarchists, who lack the cunning of real revolutionaries, continue to appear on arrest sheets or actually manage to detonate one of their bombs, between shopping sprees on Park Avenue.
It is important to know what these anarchists stand for and to be familiar with their beliefs. It is this philosophy that attracts the pampered children of Park Avenue who look upon the OWS protests as an alternative to a holiday in the south of France and the crack head who is hoping to get another load of dope. I recommend that you read the entire paper, it will be enlightening to know the forces that are still trying to bring down this country and how our leaders use these radicals to consolidate their base.
Selected paragraphs from Emma Goldman’s Paper, “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For” 1910
Note: Now that our president has unofficially embraced Anarchism, Emma is becoming a cult hero.
The strange phenomenon of the opposition to Anarchism is that it brings to light the relation between so-called intelligence and ignorance. And yet this is not so very strange when we consider the relativity of all things. The ignorant mass has in its favor that it makes no pretense of knowledge or tolerance. Acting, as it always does, by mere impulse, its reasons are like those of a child. “Why?” “Because.” Yet the opposition of the uneducated to Anarchism deserves the same consideration as that of the intelligent man.
What, then, are the objections? First, Anarchism is impractical, though a beautiful ideal. Second, Anarchism stands for violence and destruction, hence it must be repudiated as vile and dangerous. Both the intelligent man and the ignorant mass judge not from a thorough knowledge of the subject, but either from hearsay or false interpretation.
Destruction and violence! How is the ordinary man to know that the most violent element in society is ignorance; that its power of destruction is the very thing Anarchism is combating? Nor is he aware that Anarchism, whose roots, as it were, are part of nature’s forces, destroys, not healthful tissue, but parasitic growths that feed on the life’s essence of society. It is merely clearing the soil from weeds and sagebrush, that it may eventually bear healthy fruit.
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man. There is no conflict between the individual and the social instincts, any more than there is between the heart and the lungs: the one the receptacle of a precious life essence, the other the repository of the element that keeps the essence pure and strong. The individual is the heart of society, conserving the essence of social life; society is the lungs which are distributing the element to keep the life essence–that is, the individual–pure and strong.
“Property is robbery,” said the great French Anarchist Proudhon. Yes, but without risk and danger to the robber. Monopolizing the accumulated efforts of man, property has robbed him of his birthright, and has turned him loose a pauper and an outcast. Property has not even the time-worn excuse that man does not create enough to satisfy all needs. The A B C student of economics knows that the productivity of labor within the last few decades far exceeds normal demand. But what are normal demands to an abnormal institution? The only demand that property recognizes is its own gluttonous appetite for greater wealth, because wealth means power; the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade. America is particularly boastful of her great power, her enormous national wealth. Poor America, of what avail is all her wealth, if the individuals comprising the nation are wretchedly poor? If they live in squalor, in filth, in crime, with hope and joy gone, a homeless, soilless army of human prey.
Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose of producing real social wealth; an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.
Will it not lead to a revolution? Indeed, it will. No real social change has ever come about without a revolution. People are either not familiar with their history, or they have not yet learned that revolution is but thought carried into action.
If you read the entire paper, you will have gained valuable insight into the political philosophy of our president. His seemingly bizarre responses will tend to be understandable, not that you will necessarily agree with them, but you can watch the descent of America with a greater understanding.