Civil Rights Icon Rejected by Occupy Atlanta Protest


Editors’ note: The Occupy Wall Street movement has done such a good job as a ragged peasant army fighting Barack Obama’s class war for him that the Democrats have decided they can ride this tiger.  They have tried to portray this as a movement of “populist outrage” (although designed by the people who brought us ACORN and by the corrupt SEIU union thugs) authentically expressing the exasperation of middle class America. But the events in the video you will see below suggest that these Democrats ought to be careful of what they wish for.

The video, discussed by Glenn Beck in the link we provide from GBTV.com, shows Congressman John Lewis dropping by the encampment of the OWS Atlanta branch.  His offer to speak to the crowd is subjected to a savage parody of “direct democracy” conducted in the antiphonal cadences of a kindergarten classroom that finally, after a brain dwarfing session of baby talk, tells him in effect to come back later.

Lewis may be known as a party line Democratic liberal now, but back in the day he was a hero of the civil rights movement — one of the first Freedom Riders in 1961, coordinator of SNCC’s 1964 Freedom Summer, beaten senseless at the Selma march in 1965 and almost killed by a racist mob at Montgomery.  Its treatment of Lewis shows OWS’s historical illiteracy as well as its banality.  And it shows that the desperate Democrats who thought that they could profitably harness these vain nihilists to their 2012 class warfare/eat the rich narrative for the reelection of the President ought to be afraid, very afraid, about this strategy.  Look closely at this video and see the face of a man, John Lewis, who just got a whiff of the blowback waiting for Democrats who think that OWS is their ticket to ride in 2012.

To watch the video of the event and Glenn Beck’s discussion of it on GBTV.com, click here.

  • proxywar

    Immortal Technique is organizing these fools: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRaG6ZQZ_l8

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Good. Somebody should.

  • Fred Dawes

    Buy Guns.

  • Roland

    Fred, buy guns AND ammo.

    • mlcblog

      if you can

  • StephenD

    Serves him right for attempting to coddle them. These miscreants are just that, miscreants. They are proving themselves to be the dredges of our society and are an embarrassment to me as an American. When this thing turns violent, and it will, who will the Democrats side with then? I have to laugh, in Boston, the Mayor is providing free electricity to their tent city. First off, it ISN'T FREE. The tax payers are hoofing the bill. Secondly, have you noticed the tents being used? These dolts say they hate corporate America yet they all have cell phones, ipods, Tommy Hilfiger cloths, and are living in Coleman tents. Each a corporation!
    I would posit that should this thing turn violent, the President, having afforded them tacit approval, is responsible for extinguishing it summarily and completely.

  • PhillipGaley

    Excellent, excellent article, well written; and, I watched the videos, . . . comical, . . . and alarming, . . . keep your powder dry, . . . worse than the Zombies, the loonies are coming to a town near you, . . .

    • mlcblog

      My comfort is that loonies usually devolve upon themselves.

  • mrbean

    Led by an aging hippie trying to get attention by babbling incoherent leftist bromides and mantras to the the mindless sheeple through his little megaphone. What a laugh! lol

  • steven l

    Capitalism made in the US is not working. Socialism in Europe is not working. The solution is in between. Some form of "Social Justice" is imperative if humans claim to be social animals and not ANIMALS.
    At least animals are not greedy.

    • kafirman

      "Greed!" is envious cry of the cannibals who wish to hide their work ethic.

    • mlcblog

      We haven't really given free enterprise a good try. Our system is fabulous, the most good for the most people, with charity being generously handled by a prosperous people, everyone having their own enterprise, but this is not taught to our young, certainly not in the government schools. There's plenty of literature and people out there if one wants to learn the best system ever for freedom and happiness.

  • tagalog

    Animals are not greedy? How long has it been since you last paid any attention to an animal? Animals, no matter how appealing they may be, are irrevocably wound up their own selves. Everything for them is evaluated by its effect on the individual animal. Just watch a group of dogs or cats at a food dish in the kitchen. Every meal the animals have received in their lives was delivered without any effort on their part, a couple of times a day, for all of their lives; still, they contend for who gets first dibs on the Ken-L-Ration or the Meow Mix. Dogs will eat until they throw up. Cats do that too.

    Excessive government regulation keeps U.S. capitalism from working.

    • Beth

      great post. Wanted to share….

      As another poster here @ Frontpage so wisely pointed out….Call it "Free Enterprise" – not capitalism.

      • tagalog

        Agreed, but just because a couple of commies imposed a value on the useful term "capitalism" is no reason for us free marketeers not to use it; we just have to do our best to remove the negative connotation associated with the term.

  • Questions

    John Lewis always was a fiery liberal, a radical, really. That he's known as a civil rights "hero" only underscores his lifelong commitment to Leftism. When will whites stop worrying about black advancement and understand that blacks don't care a whit about ours? When thye're not stealing from whites illegally (burglary, robbery, etc.), they're doing it through the government.

    • Beth

      Now that's a racist comment, if ever there was one.

  • MKS

    The best policy is to work for the advancement of all honest people, regardless of color.

    It has been a long time since the U.S. has tried real capitalism; for the last 80 years it has been "Socialism-Lite". I suggest we give free-market Capitalism another real try.

    • mlcblog

      I like the term free enterprise. Capitalism is a word coined by Marx himself.

  • Michael

    This thugs are Obama constituency.

    • mlcblog

      I would hardly call these pipsqueaks thugs. You got to have a little muscle to be a thug.

  • joy52

    What goes around, comes around, eh, John Lewis? Yes, got beat up during the 60s, turned that into a Congressional seat and has been at the trough ever since. This is the guy who actually said on the House floor millions of slaves were at the bottom of the sea on the way over from Africa. This guy was with Nancy Pelosi when Obamacare was passed, they marched in front of the Tea Party, and John Lewis falsely said somebody spit on him. I bet he got that funny feeling when the Occupy crowd dissed him. The MSM, blacks, and the Left let it go. I predict that was the beginning of the end of the civil rights movement; they just don't know it yet.

  • Brain

    The oily water separator is known for separating water from water in the industry. The OWS from this article is actually good at separating something. It separates the sick, endangering, injured, and unwilling from the people who actually make the gears of this country turn.

  • LindaRivera

    The correct place to protest is the White House! It is White House policies that are DESTROYING the American economy! Will we ever be able to recover from this massive Fascist/Left assault on our people and country?

    An inferior health care plan that no one wants and CANNOT afford to pay. The threat to jail and/or fine those who don't purchase the government enforced plan.

    Massive spending as if there is no tomorrow. Fighting wars we have no money for. Massive borrowing.

    The Massive giving away of Billions of dollars every year to other countries, including the oil-wealthy Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and laugh all the way to the bank with free infidel money. Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless, neglected Americans.

    Massive debt. The massive printing of paper money out of thin air to DELIBERATELY create out-of-control inflation. There is no question that the total DESTRUCTION of America's economy is planned. The results will be horrifying. In the once wealthy and great nation of America, millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them.

    • mlcblog

      We have a fabulous system set up by our forefathers for peaceful protest at the polls and other ways (how about electing congressmen who will actually listen to all of us?)

  • LindaRivera

    Because of the terrible economic destruction that has been wrought against our nation, it is urgent that organic, non-gmo avocado, fruit and nut trees and berries are planted in all of our nation’s cities’ and towns’ parks to help the many millions of Americans who will soon be in a desperate struggle to survive. There have been many food riots in other countries. Stop planting corn for biofuel and plant corn for food!

    Watch it. And weep for our great nation and people:

    FALL Of The Republic – The Presidency Of Barack H Obama – The Full Movie HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8LPNRI_6T8&fe

    • Beth

      very informative video Linda (thank you)

  • LindaRivera

    SCARY……

    Is this REALLY our AMERICA??????

    Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 – Key Points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcBaSP31Be8

    • mlcblog

      An objective view or propaganda?

  • maturin20

    I'm sure Lewis understands, what with his SNCC background and all.

  • mrbean

    There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Obama administration promoted the fabrication of the MLK statue that has distinctive Maoist features made in China by the same sculptor, Lei Yixin who did most of Mao Tzeng's major statues . The reverence for both leaders by this administration is readily apparent when one looks at Anita Dunn, Ron Bloom, Van Jones, Bill Ayers, the Oba-Mao merchandise, the Mao Christmas ornaments at the White House, etc. In September of this year, many wanted Barack Obama to deny the visas of Chinese workers scheduled to assemble the statue in Washington. Apparently unsatisfied with the response, the union then went to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who directed them to the King Memorial Foundation, the same group who granted the project to exclusively China for $25 million dollars. Pretty bad. Get that chimpout President and his hag Sectretary of State out in 2012.

  • AbsolutelyRight

    John Lewis? Has everyone forgot this "icon" is a liar. And worse lying to rabble rouse and accuse a whole group of decent people of being racist? Scum. He falsely accused Tea Party protestors of yelling the n-word and spitting. Thanks to modern technology there is video proof to the contrary. It seves him right the smelly hippies won't even embrace him. What a loser.