Nothing demonstrates the intellectual incoherency of Occupy more vividly than these port shutdowns, some of which have already been effected and calls for future ones, a shutdown of the Longview marine terminal in the Puget Sound, being the most high-profile.
Never mind the vast majority of the jobs that will be effected by these port shut downs are the very good-paying union jobs Occupy claims to be championing, precisely how is interrupting commerce going to reverse the income inequality gap Occupy rails against? In fact, if anything, it will exacerbate the situation: those 1 percenters have deeper pantries than the rest of us - they can much better ride out the interruption of goods than can the rest of us.
But let's call these protests what they really are: acts of theft. By not allowing goods to freely flow back and forth between markets, Occupy is effectively engaging in the theft of goods and services. Expect no consequences for these thieves, however. Whether it's playing footsie with the ruling class/media establishment of this country or being aided and abetted by big city mayors (New York City has dropped hundreds of arrest charges against the Occupiers there), their lawlessness has actually been encouraged.
And in other news today, that glittering jewel of colossal ignorance is trying to put some distance between her party and Occupy:
This morning, Politico Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen interviewed House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for Politico's "Playbook Breakfast."
The discussion turned to the topic of Occupy DC and their attempt to disrupt Congress. Pressed on whether she was worried about this and what she thought the message of Occupy was Pelosi distanced herself from the movement stating 'We don't really have much of a connection with the Occupy' and declaring the tea party' as 'wholly owned subsidary of the Republican Party'
She was, of course, singing a different tune this past fall when Occupy first came upon the scene:
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi praised those participating in the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. "God bless them," Pelosi said, "for their spontaneity. It's independent ... it's young, it's spontaneous, and it's focused. And it's going to be effective."
"The message of the protesters is a message for the establishment everyplace," said the House Democrats' leader. "No longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street."
Pelosi did not comment on--and was not asked about--the law-breaking that occurred during the protest over the weekend. About 700 protesters were arrested by New York City police after the protesters "swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours," according to CBS News.
Own it, Nancy. There may be no official connection but Obama's Whining Squatters are the foot soldiers and are singing the same income inequality tune as their boss that is cover for his efforts to further his statist redistributionist agenda. It's so transparent, there is nothing to try to hide.
H/T: Hot Air