November 11, 2011
Lord of the Flies Comes to Salt Lake
Salt Lake Tribune:
The Salt Lake City Police Department said officers responded at 3:27 a.m. to a fight involving as many as 30 people. A 43-year-old man who said he was in charge of crowd control for the protest claimed that Jesse Jaramillo, 31, hit him on the head with a board during the fight.
Jaramillo was arrested for aggravated assault along with several others arrested for public intoxication and alcohol violations, the police said. He was among four people booked into jail, the statement said.
"That was kind of my alarm clock," said Seth Neily, 31, a spokesman for the Occupy SLC movement and a part-time worker for the local International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union.
John Hinderaker at Powerline points out
"If you have ever wondered what would happen in a society consisting entirely of liberals, the Occupier movement is providing the answer: devolution"
Hat-tip: Insty for both.
Posted by John Kranz at November 11, 2011 12:17 PM
Another thing I've been meaning to blog about: here's a look at the society we would become if these collectivists had their way.
No houses: because there's no prosperity, nobody can afford anything beyond tents. Everyone's too busy "protesting" instead of trying to find jobs.
No sense of private property: in New York, they're living in a privately owned park that's open to the public. Per the agreement with the city, the park owners have no authority to kick out the protestors. They can't even get them to move, just a third at a time, for a goddamn cleaning. Meanwhile the "protestors" are robbing each other when the predators aren't raping and groping.
A belief in Santa Claus: food is being provided for free, and just how long will that last? Collectivists can't conceive that there's a chain of economic production where things just don't happen by themselves. They can't. There's a reason it's called Say's Law, because there's no getting around it.
The difference between the 1930s, when my dad spent his teen years, and today is that in the 1930s, most people walked all day trying to find a job. Most didn't sit on their asses hoping to be given something. There's no such courage today.