07 October 2011

Uncommon Commentary #218: Rot at the (Grass) Root

The "occupiers" of Wall Street, and their counterparts elsewhere, are not average folk in financial straits; they are far-leftists who would overthrow the US government if they could.  If you don't believe me, ask them: the organizer of the protest has proclaimed that "this is the beginning of revolution" and that "this is revolution, not reform"; their means of purveying pinko printed propaganda, a pseudo-newspaper titled "The Occupied Wall Street Journal," blazes the headline "THE REVOLUTION BEGINS AT HOME."  If this is a "grass-roots" movement—ironically, the word "radical" derives from the Latin for "root"—it deserves to be uprooted.