Rousingly addressed recently in Chicago by John Bachtell of the Communist Party USA, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest has, unfortunately, been nagged by thefts, rapes, murders, shootings, brawlings, illicit drugs, and arrests for both public disorder and trespassing.
But, gee, what can you expect of a big crowd? There are bound to be bad apples. Were those Tea Partiers any better?
Anointed by big labor, openly supported by high-minded public figures like Roseanne Barr and Michael Moore, by high profile and thoughtful Democratic Party leaders like Rep. Nancy Pelosi , and with the encouragement of the Democratic Socialists of America , how can anyone seriously believe that OWS is anything but an admirable mirror image of the Tea Party?With many marching OWS protesters donning CPUSA T-shirts and unfurled red flags in Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avG4LgTF0ho), I can’t imagine why so many Americans are misjudging these civic-minded American citizens who have consistently espoused nothing but peaceful protest and honest, intelligent debate.
And to you right wing nuts, this: unfairly dubbing them “useful idiots” of the radical far left is grossly irresponsible and intentionally incendiary. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Frankly, OWS patriots burst my buttons with pride.