I chuckled, bitterly, when I saw Time magazine’s 2011 year-end issue (see below) featuring OWS, remembering that in 2009’s year-end issue – the year OWS’s predecessor / polar-opposite Tea Party was born & became a cultural phenomenon – Time magazine made no mention of them. Zero. Zip. Nada. An astonishing omission, for a “news” magazine, truly.
Remember: Tea Party = 0 arrests. OWS = 4,500+
Tea Party is the first movement in the history of human-kind to take to the streets to demand their leaders give them less. Think about that. They have been 100% peaceful, leaving the public spaces they obtained & paid for permits to gather on, cleaner than when they arrived.
OWS is out there leaving literally tons of filth & trash, pooping on police cruisers, pooping on people’s front steps, committing acts of violence, vandalism, and rape, putting small businesses out of business, marching past billionaire hedge fund George Soros’ Manhattan townhouse on their way to terrorize the wives & children in Republican hedge fund Manhattan townhouses, causing all kinds of mayhem, disruption, and even scaring little children just trying to get to school…
And Time decides that between the two, OWS is worthy of a cover? Really?
Does this visage look American to you? Like mom, baseball, and apple pie? Or more like jihadi, machete, and fear?
Why are they masked? Why hasn’t anyone in the mainstream media asked that question? OWS wears bandanas or these weird “Guy Falkes” masks – which are seriously creepy and not exactly warm-fuzzy-friendly, y’know?
Even if they wore “facial attire” that was “friendly” the simple fact that they feel compelled to hide their faces is indicative of shame, which is indicative of malice of intent. You don’t stop and buy a mask before a spontaneous act for which you could be adjudged “innocent by reason of temporary insanity.” Buying a mask or tying a cloth around your face shows pre-meditation, planning, and thought. Tying it around your face and not, say, your neck like an adornment, or even your arm in a show of solidarity of some sort, shows that you want to remain anonymous in this bad thing you have been thinking about doing out in public…
Tea Party have been mocked for being a bunch of old fat white guys, and gals, on Social Security and waving flags.
I ask you: Would you rather have your 16 year old daughter spend a Saturday night with Tea Party or the person on this magazine cover?
I found some more really scary Tea Party pix here. (I have no idea who these folks are. Their pix are a good representation of the Tea Party as it really is, not as the media says it is, that’s all!)