The Left is fond of saying everything is connected. And indeed, it is, as this article well shows.
Via The American Thinker:
The Left doesn’t care about gay rights, any more than they care about civil rights, welfare rights, minority rights, animal rights or any other “rights.” According to the Left, “the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.” The various “rights” the Left has aggressively promoted over the years are merely vehicles to advance the Left’s power.
Consider: the welfare “rights” movement, founded by the notorious socialists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, was not established to guarantee welfare to the poor. As they said, their purpose was to pack the welfare rolls with so many beneficiaries that the government would collapse of its own weight. In the ensuing riots, they hoped policy makers would be driven to accept their socialist solution. In short, they sought anarchy, using a militant poor as their foot soldiers. They couldn’t care less what happened to the poor in prosecuting this agenda, and they said so. Doubt me? Just look at the status of the poor today. There are more people on welfare than at any time in history. And the crime and degeneracy that accompany it are epidemic.
Look at our country today. With manufactured crisis Strategist-in-Chief Obama, we are almost there, and Cloward and Piven’s intellectual descendants were out in force in Ferguson. The communist agitators seeking “social justice” for Michael Brown burned down much of the neighborhood. Do black lives matter to them? Apparently not. And they have even said so. The issue is not the issue.
Occupy Wall Street’s black anarchist organizer Nelini Stamp’s new group, Dream Defenders, popularized the slogan “Hands Up Don’t Shoot!” But prior to Ferguson there was Trayvon Martin. Working with Eric Holder’s DOJ, Stamp’s group was responsible for getting Sanford, Florida police chief Bill Lee fired. This despite the fact the FBI agreed with Lee’s assessment that there was no case against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Did Stamp care about “Justice for Trayvon?” Not according to Stamp. “We are actually trying to change the capitalist system we have today, because it’s not working for any of us,” she said.
A further note. The article notes one of the organizers of the group “Dream Defenders”, a leader of the general Black Lives Matter effort, is former Occupier Nelini Stamp. But it goes back further than that. Before Occupy, Nelini Stamp was part of New York’s ‘Working Families Party’, which was a front group for…wait for it… ACORN.
Most of the organizers have a similar background of the ‘professional protester’; it didn’t start with Occupy for many, Stamp being an excellent example of this.
Before Occupy showed up on the streets of NYC in September of 2011, it was recruiting on Anonymous forums for boots on the ground, and from other anarchist, communist and leftist groups. And not only people from this country. Indeed, some of the folks involved in NYC had had experience in agitating in Spain against austerity. Because the idea is not just one to apply to America. Hence one of the major Twitter accounts of Occupy, @GlobalRevolution (not shy about putting out the actual goal), manned by folks who weren’t even American citizens. There were people like Marisa Holmes, who was a leader in NYC Occupy (yes there were real organizers, real leaders), and who had been part of the new SDS. She also went to Egypt to agitate against the government of Hosni Mubarak.
We could go on, and no doubt will. More to come shortly on their next endeavor…