If UC Davis were not run as a Leftist nursery school, students would be taught that liberty requires responsible citizens.
If these “students” were busy learning, instead of acting as if they know-it-all already, they’d be in their dorms. Be that as it may, the callous spraying of Pepper gas by Police-Thugs on useless idiots, though hard to resist, ought to have been.
Now, the Police have done the students a favor. They have created individuals who for the rest of their lives will boast that they were amongst the Pepper Sprayed Heroes of UC Davis. And the Police have provided a “cause” though a few might realize that the spraying occurred after occupation began, rather than before. But, it will provide great talking points to replace the inarticulate “reasons” for Occupying Anywhere!
If the University were not run by its own or similar institutions’ grads, perhaps the students illegally occupying campus property could have been suspended or expelled from University. Occupation is not Free Speech. It is the coercive taking of property over which the Occupiers have zero rights. Demonstrations, and assemblies to express grievances are constitutionally protected. Express the grievance and then move on! By Occupying they are exceeding the Bill Of Rights meaning of freedom to petition the government. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
This Right, to peacefully assemble to petition the government for a redress of grievance does not in anyway whatsoever make the forceful trespass and “occupation” of property a protected right.
For one, no particular grievance is articulated. “Occupation” is not an end in itself, surely. They are not protesting a presumed University Rule against “Occupation”? No, they have a myriad of grievances. So many that it is impossible for any serious dialogue to take place; so many that it is impossible to imagine what set of compromises would satisfy their grievances. This is deliberate.
Intelligencia typically eschew particular grievances. No, Revolutionaries, (now euphemistically called “Community Organizers”) seek to delegitimize the entire “system”. That which to we the American citizens, appears not to be a “System” so much as the result of economic and social activities of free people, is considered by Revolutionary Doctrine to be “Market Capitalism”. By placing their “Ism” on the end of Capitalism, they have defined Liberty to be just another flavor of ideology. Whereas to the vast majority of Americans and to the English-speaking world in general, the ideas expressed in the American Declaration of Independence have become internalized. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thus to us, Liberty is fundamental. It has primacy of place over any individual political philosophy in which individuals choose to invest their liberty. Thus Revolutionaries elevating their particular “ism” to an equal standing with “capitalism” are actuality demeaning Liberty; as being merely one more particular political system! This is the dirty secret of the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement. It is not a failing on their part that they have no particular grievance; it is part of their strategy! For any particular grievance can be redressed; but a System must be overthrown!
But to return to the Davis UC issue, these useful idiots turned out by public schools and most private schools too, have minds completely plastic, the better to be remoulded nearer the heart’s desire of the Socialists that have burrowed through our education and entertainment industries.
Above is shown the famous Fabian Glass Window that hangs at the London School of Economics. “The founders of the Fabian Society are depicted in the famous stained-glass Fabian Window designed by George Bernard Shaw. The window was stolen in 1978 and reappeared at Sotheby‘s in 2005. It was restored to display in the Shaw Library at the London School of Economics in 2006 at a ceremony over which Tony Blair presided.” (Wikipedia)
The Fabian Society, which favoured gradual (socialist) change rather than revolutionary change, was named – at the suggestion of Frank Podmore – in honour of the Roman general Fabius Maximus (nicknamed “Cunctator”, meaning “the Delayer”). His Fabian strategy advocated tactics of harassment and attrition rather than head-on battles against the Carthaginian army under the renowned general Hannibal. “For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently, when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless.” (Quoted in A.M. McBriar, Fabian Socialism and English Politics, 1884-1918.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966; pg. 9.) (Wikipedia article “Fabian Socialism”).
It appears as if the time to strike has come! A century of scheming, of infiltrating the nodes of society in schools, colleges and universities, in Hollywood, in the Media, even the many doctrinally weak Churches and Synagogues with their Eco/Marxist sermons, everywhere one turns one is affronted by The Message. They have gradually steered the United States of America The Great Republic straddling the oceans, into a state of dependency; if only in people’s minds. How often have I heard that we can not reclaim our right to legislate Trade Policy designed to re-industrialize America dismissed as ridiculous; since the globe has shrunk all nations must be interdependent. Friedman, Thomas (not Milton!) has made a career preaching that the United States despite the resources of an entire continent is somehow dependent on international trading partners. Like the words “Isolationism”, and “America First”, “Mercantilism” too is presumed “bad” or “old-fashioned”. Yet, naming one who wishes to restore the Congress’ Power to formulate Trade Policy a “Mercantilist” is not an argument! The US Constitution Article I, section 8 gives this authority to the people’s representatives. It is becoming somewhat less clear to many Americans that though we can be energy independent (with real energy, not perpetual motion machines running on Government money!), we are not allowed. Though we import everything from Computers, Chips, Shoes and Socks, consumer goods of all kinds, we have “9”% unemployment. But really counting those who have given up, more like 20%, and a massive trade deficit. It might occur to someone that both problems are one and the same. The Free Trade Ideal that we would be a high tech nation providing the world with scientific breakthroughs and financial and insurance products has proven to be laughable. The geniuses who thought that up, obviously were not the average American with High School behind him and maybe a year or two at a Community College. An Industrial workforce once allowed these men and women of average intellect, ambition, or education an opportunity to earn a living, enough to support a family, buy a home, a car, save for kids education etc. But we must not even think about why it is we cannot return to that! Did anyone ask us if we wished to become a multiethnic nation, or even become minorities in the land our forefathers settled? I recall as a child seeing Chinese people outside of the Chinese Restaurant or Laundry milieu and my mother saying “don’t stare”. Now, in Long Island, in Roosevelt Field we, descendants of Europeans who have internalized the English language and mindset are dwarfed by wealthy Persians, Indians, Chinese. Those who say an Independent America no longer is possible in this shrinking globe, will also say that though Mexicans have Mexico, Chinese have China, and Persians have Iran, and Indians India, Americans must have no place of our own. To even suggest that Americans are a particular national culture is not acceptable in “polite company”. Were we asked? Or did we lose a war? For this influx of foreigners is to a degree seen after military conquests.
But people are asking questions. The Globalists are now moving quickly to seal the deal. America must be fully trussed and bridled before we fully awaken. Like Satan cast down, he is in a rage, knowing his time is short! OWS is the hope that the bottom up chaos can be used to justify the top down Police State. Be warned.