The video below of civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) being denied the right to speak to protestors in Atlanta is deeply ironic given the public embrace of the Occupy Anything movement by President Obama, Vice President Biden and other Democratic leaders.
Obama, who proclaimed at a news conference that the chaotic groups of lefties who are hanging around Wall Street and other places are expressing “the frustrations that the American people feel,” now plans to try to channel anger at Wall Street into a propaganda tool with which to bludgeon Republicans, according to the Washington Post.
Actually, most of the protestors seem to be hardened adult leftists and students recently indoctrinated by their professors rather than average Americans who lost their paycheck. They are mostly white, with many of the kids looking fairly well scrubbed and the adults bearing that aging granola look.
Few look like they’ve ever balanced a checkbook. Most look like they’d protest the sunrise if they could find a good reason.
These are the new heroes of the White House and Democratic leaders. But when offered the wisdom of a genuine hero, they sent him on his way.
As one of our readers, Star, pointed out to me, Lewis was one of the black Congressman who was supposedly called the N word by Tea Partiers during a Washington rally, a charge that as far as I know has never been substantiated. Even if it occurred, it was the action of a jerk or two I’m sure. But here is an entire group of the “left wing Tea Party” denying Lewis the very freedom of speech he marched and suffered for in the 1960s, and humiliating him in the process.
Check this out. It’s worth the ten minutes. I wanted to look away, but couldn’t.
I particularly enjoyed the gentleman with the microphone. Just the type to accept your invitation to dinner and then curse out capitalists like you while devouring the steak you grilled for him.
Did you notice how, while practicing “consensus democracy,” he was predisposed to get rid of Lewis and then ultimately achieved his end? And how he decompensated into puerile rage at the end when his power was challenged?
Right out of George Orwell.