The ignorance of the masses – Soviet flag at #OccupyPhiladelphia
We’ve seen this before, at the celebration of Obama’s victory in 2008, where students unfurled the Soviet flag in celebration. I chalked that up to profound historical ignorance, much like the chic wearing of Che Guevara and Mao t-shirts.
The carrying of the Soviet flag at the Occupy Philadelphia protest, by contrast, more likely was knowing, but still ignorant.
It was an insult to the tens of millions who perished under Stalin and who suffered under communist rule; carrying the flag in Philadelphia, the birthplace of liberty, was particularly ironic. (Video here, h/t @FormerDeminTX)
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I have a Che shirt, I bought it in the most capitalist city in the free world (NYC) from the most free market area (chinatown) after I heard his supporters in Cuba hated the shirts.
When I saw that Soviet flag on election night in 2008, I thought immediately that the “fellow travelers” were proud that they finally, FINALLY elected one of their own. I didn’t see ignorance, but rather that they saw victory. I also believe that is true of the Philly flag popping up. These anti-Capitalists are clearly supporting Marxist ideals.
Now, if you mean ignorance of facts, of history, I may agree. However, from what I’ve read, the Marxists today really REALLY think that “Communism just hasn’t been done right.” Yet. And, of course, Americans can do it right! (Oh, the irony of that mentality: “We hate America, but we can do anything right and better!”)
So, is it ignorance? Or a delusional, utopian, idealistic arrogance? Perhaps a mixture of them all.
This nonsense could all stop if their parents would simply cancel their credit cards.
Sex and drugs on tap, who says it’s not a political partaaay? Occupy Wall Street protesters make love as well as class war
FIGHT TO HOLD WALLSTREET ACCOUNTABLE NOW! MAKE A DIFFERNENCE GET PAID!
“The leaders of the protest are furious at the manner in which it has been hijacked and have set up a make-shift internal police to stop the debauched behaviour.
‘We want to make sure everyone is here for the right reason,’ Ricky Torres, 23, who is part of the security unit, told the New York Post.”
From the Daily Mail story above.
Now the nascent internal police need a catchy name. Bow Street Runners? The Metropolitans? The Municipals? The Chekas?
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Ironic? I’d say more idiotic.
The communist morons were a source of equivalent distress and cause of equivalent number of deaths than even the socialist morons.
Well, I’m not surprised. Anyone who would support efforts to normalize denigrating individual dignity and devaluation of human life would also likely be a fan of humanity’s most regressive and repressive regimes.
A selective history, selective science, and selective reality are the allies of progressive totalitarianism.
You give them too much credit, Professor, by allowing the possibility of ignorance. After all, even after the Soviet revelations abouf Stalin, the Hungarian and Czeck suppressions, the mass murder and lunatic destruction of society in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and the rapid degeneration of revolutionary Cuba into a neo-Stalinist police state, not to mention the utter failure of all these communist states to advance economically and the militarism of the Breznev Doctrine, communist parties of various sectarian stripes soldiered on, robotically intoning the same Leninist claptrap first trotted out in 1917.
There are dedicated communists in the USA. They belong to the CPUSA, the Socialist Workers Party, the Workers World Party, the Revolutionary Communist Party and various so-called anarchist groups. They are the driving force behind the Occupy protests.
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Uhh, do you think they know CCCP collapsed?
I mean, when you see a sign held by one of these intellects that reads “Who Needs Oil..I Ride The Bus”..
I mustn’t give in to temptation. I am strong, I…aw hell.
http://youtu.be/RA06Z5e1ZFc <– enjoy your facepalm compilation. This is my reaction to that…
Seriously…Ride the Bus.
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Idiots like the ones carrying that flag always dream that they will be the ones to end up on the Politburo (oops, I mean “General Assembly”), making the world a better place.
They won’t. It’s crazy douchebags like Ayers with rich daddy connections who always end up on the Politburo. Your flag-waving ass can go dig potatoes once you’re done being useful to the cause.
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