The ignorance displayed in these interviews knows no bounds. The protesters just don’t get it. They are calling for the government to use force to impose their ideas, all in the name of bringing down corporations who they don’t realize have completely bought off government regulators. Corporations and government enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship – getting one to regulate the other is asinine and only hurts smaller businesses who are legitimately trying to compete in a free market economy that barely exists.That sign represents one of the worst ideas ever to come out of the academy; the entire history of free societies speaks against it. Every instance of liberty flowering is an instance of the exercise of that right, not by the government of the day, but in its teeth.
The zeal for totalitarian government amongst some of the “protesters” is shocking. One sign being carried around read, “A government is an entity which holds the monopolistic right to initiate force,” which seems a little ironic when protesters complain about being physically assaulted by police in the same breath.
Goodness knows there's a lot going on in the country that merits a protest of some sort, but this ought to be embarrassing to everyone involved. InfoWars, a site well known for conspiracy theories, is the voice of sober reflection here.
By Grim on Monday, October 03, 2011