An Occupy Oakland protester has admitted to MSNBC resident socialist Lawrence O’Donnell that the protesters initiated the violence by assaulting the cops with paint balls, bottles, and rocks before the police responded with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash grenades.
“Ah .. um .. I think that the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and .. ah .. flash grenades are a completely .. ah .. inappropriate response to bottles being thrown at police officers who are in full riot gear.”—Tasha Casini, Oakland protester
Although many Americans would side with the Occupy Wall Street protesters against crony capitalists and the Federal bailouts of financial institutions and the automobile industry, the protesters are looking more and more like they belong to a “workers of the world unite” movement than a Wall Street reform movement.
With the backing of labor unions and several Hollywood personalities, the call now appears to be for a revolution to overthrow the nation’s existing economic and political system.
(H-T Chuck on the Right Side)