Oct
14
2011

#rsrh “Defamate,” #OWS? Is that, like, “Defecate?”

Because we know those guys like to do that in public, too.  Particularly when it comes to police cars.

Sorry: this particular bit of mangled vocabulary was from the spokesman for Occupy Boston, who is gamely trying to explain why his group shouldn’t be held responsible for the fact that a couple of people came out of Occupy Boston’s fetid squatters’ city to attack an uniformed Coast Guard member.  Apparently, the Collective is united in all things, except when the Collective does something vicious and stupid, whereupon the Collective abruptly shatters and you should just blame the individuals involved, not the Collective which is even now reforming…

Exit question: why the heck is it that they can never seem to find people to do these things who have an adequate grasp of Standard English?

Second exit question: I just checked Elizabeth Warren’s (rather bland and pedestrian) website, and there is no condemnation of the attack on the Coast Guard member.  Was she going to that anytime soon? – Given her support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and everything.  I mean, I don’t want to suggest that Warren takes the position that to support a goal means that you support the means to that goal, but silence does imply consent…

2 Comments

  • Kresh says:

    How does that old saw go? “Success has many fathers; failure is an orphan.”

    Besides, it’s all going according to plan. Violence is the plan, but only because it lets them step in and “fix” the problem.

    The problem being capitalism, of course.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    “why the heck is it that they can never seem to find people to do these things who have an adequate grasp of Standard English?”
    .
    I do believe the answer lies in Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”. Short answer: these are people who have spent their lives using language to obscure their thoughts, not clarify them. Much of their jargon is intended to make greed (“spread the wealth”) and thuggery (“direct action”) sound palatable and intellectual.

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